Comments for Other World Computing Blog » Other World Computing Blog http://blog.macsales.com Everything OWC and Newer Technology Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:55:35 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on OWC In-Line Digital Thermal Sensor Now Available for 2009-Present iMac Hard Drive Upgrade – Compatible with Capacities up to 6TB! by freediverx http://blog.macsales.com/27903-owc-in-line-digital-thermal-sensor-now-available-for-2009-present-imac-hard-drive-upgrade-compatible-with-capacities-up-to-6tb/comment-page-1#comment-95769 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:55:35 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=27903#comment-95769 On second thought, it looks like that HGST HD model may be discontinued. So what I need is some guidance on which 2TB HGST hard drives I can use, and what special settings (if any) are required during installation.

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Comment on OWC In-Line Digital Thermal Sensor Now Available for 2009-Present iMac Hard Drive Upgrade – Compatible with Capacities up to 6TB! by freediverx http://blog.macsales.com/27903-owc-in-line-digital-thermal-sensor-now-available-for-2009-present-imac-hard-drive-upgrade-compatible-with-capacities-up-to-6tb/comment-page-1#comment-95768 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:47:13 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=27903#comment-95768 I have a late 2009 27″ iMac. I’ve already replaced the default Seagate HD twice and have no desire to ever use this brand of hard drive again.

How can I confirm compatibility with the following drive?

Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K2000 HDS722020ALA330 (0F10311) 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Can I install this with the OWC thermal sensor?

Do I have to do anything else to ensure full compatibility, especially considering this drive is faster then the original?

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Comment on OWC Tests Speed of SSD in 2015 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Display by Toan Ho http://blog.macsales.com/30725-owc-tests-speed-of-ssd-in-2015-15-macbook-pro-with-retina-display/comment-page-1#comment-95765 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:20:30 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=30725#comment-95765 Are the early 2015 rMBP 13″ ssd interchangeable with mid 2015 rMBP 15″ ssd?

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Comment on “Secret” Firmware lets Late ’08 MacBooks use 8GB. by stormychel http://blog.macsales.com/9102-secret-firmware-lets-late-08-macbooks-use-8gb/comment-page-8#comment-95764 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:55:24 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=9102#comment-95764 Yep, even in El Capitan :)

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Comment on “Secret” Firmware lets Late ’08 MacBooks use 8GB. by Jefferson http://blog.macsales.com/9102-secret-firmware-lets-late-08-macbooks-use-8gb/comment-page-8#comment-95763 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:53:09 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=9102#comment-95763 I have a MB13inch 2008 late. Does this work if I install the newest version OS? OS X, Yosemite etc?

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Comment on Tech Tip: Automatically Change Your OS X Desktop Background by NotarySojac http://blog.macsales.com/32057-tech-tip-automatically-change-the-mac-os-x-desktop-background/comment-page-1#comment-95760 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:33:45 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=32057#comment-95760 We have a folder stuffed full of images we’ve sized to look good on desktops and have been using this for years. We use the same folder as the source of images for screensavers. We have noticed since SnowLeopard that you can make subfolders in that folder and the screensaver will use the images in the subfolders but the Desktop changer will not. We make use of this quirk by having the images we always want in rotation in the main folder and put images we want to swap in and out of the screensaver rotation (like seasonal, holiday or “nsfw”) in appropriately named subfolders.
What we would really like is to have some knobs to twiddle for both desktop and screensaver rotations like duration, speed, display filename, etc…

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Comment on Tech Tip: Automatically Change Your OS X Desktop Background by Marty McBride http://blog.macsales.com/32057-tech-tip-automatically-change-the-mac-os-x-desktop-background/comment-page-1#comment-95759 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:52:49 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=32057#comment-95759 Thanks Steve, the folder is already in existence. The interesting thing is that OSX goes right to that folder when I click and ask change desktop background, it sees the particular jpg I want, but until I either change to another jpg, or change the size of the jpg (fill screen, fit to screen, etc) it stays on the default Yosemite picture. So the problem is that OSX doesn’t keep my selection as the default. Make sense?

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Comment on OWC Tests Show 1TB SSD in 2015 15” rMBP Outperforms 256GB Model by Norbi http://blog.macsales.com/30971-owc-tests-show-1tb-ssd-in-2015-15-rmbp-outperforms-256gb-model/comment-page-1#comment-95758 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:01:43 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=30971#comment-95758 And… any release date? All these stunningly impressive tests are a huge tease when there are no products to buy.

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Comment on Tech Tip: Automatically Change Your OS X Desktop Background by Steve Sande http://blog.macsales.com/32057-tech-tip-automatically-change-the-mac-os-x-desktop-background/comment-page-1#comment-95757 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:50:26 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=32057#comment-95757 Hi, Marty –

Have you tried creating a folder for the JPG or JPGs on the external drive, then adding that using the + button that is below the list of sources? Since it’s on the startup drive, I would think that it will then keep that folder information and allow the desktop to automatically grab the JPG file or files. Give it a try and let me know.

Steve

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Comment on Tech Tip: Automatically Change Your OS X Desktop Background by Marty McBride http://blog.macsales.com/32057-tech-tip-automatically-change-the-mac-os-x-desktop-background/comment-page-1#comment-95756 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:35:20 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=32057#comment-95756 Good post but one problem. I am using an external SSD harddrive for my 2014 Mac Pro. EVERY time I do a restart, I have to go in and reselect my desired jpg before it will show on the desktop. Wouldn’t the same thing happen if I use this tip and use an external hard drive for data?

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Comment on Tips from the Rocket Yard: Delete Unwanted Apps from Your iTunes 12 Library by Marie http://blog.macsales.com/28437-tips-from-the-rocket-yard-delete-unwanted-apps-from-itunes-12/comment-page-1#comment-95755 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:25:51 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=28437#comment-95755 I have several hundred apps and would like to shed the majority of them, so this is great. However, the OCD in me got them all organized into 24 or 25 folders. Am I correct in assuming that this will wipe out my whole folder structure as well (meaning I’ll have to recreate it)?

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Comment on Don’t Wait. Upgrade to an OWC SSD Today! by OWC Jarrod http://blog.macsales.com/25533-dont-wait-upgrade-to-an-owc-ssd-today/comment-page-1#comment-95754 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:47:17 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=25533#comment-95754 Hi, Mark. That’s great to hear! Glad you’re enjoying the new performance.

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