Comments for Other World Computing BlogOther World Computing Blog http://blog.macsales.com Everything OWC and Newer Technology Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:58:02 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on OS X 10.8.3 Now Offers Fusion Drive Possibilities For Non-Fusion Drive Equipped Macs by OWC Alex http://blog.macsales.com/17624-os-x-10-8-3-provides-fusion-drive-setup-option-for-non-fusion-drive-equipped-macs/comment-page-3#comment-95111 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:58:02 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=17624#comment-95111 One thing I would recommend is to use the Apple Recovery Disk Assistant to create a backup recovery volume on a thumb drive. This will give you something you can always fall back on to use to access the OSX Utilities operations so you can format a drive, install an OS, etc. without having to worry about preserving the recovery volume. In fact, being able to wipe the whole drive clean including the recovery and start from scratch can be instrumental in certain types of repairs.

To fix a Fusion issue, or any corrupt volume, you can always try using that recovery thumb drive to wipe the boot drive totally clean with a reformat, install a clean copy of the OS, and restore your data from your backup. If the problem is due to a corrupt volume then it will be fixed. If it persists then it is more likely a hardware issue and you can do further tests to verify what needs to be replaced.

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Comment on iOS Review: Order and Chaos is Finally Free by Laura http://blog.macsales.com/26953-ios-review-order-and-chaos-is-finally-free/comment-page-1#comment-95110 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:10:26 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=26953#comment-95110 that was the first game i played… it is like looking back to the future, when i see this.
Now i am interested in playing this game one more time.
Even i am not a big player.
Thank you for that review!
And sorry for my English i am native Brazilian :D

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Comment on Making Your Current Mac Pro Perform Better Than New by OWC Dyllon http://blog.macsales.com/19935-making-your-current-mac-pro-performance-better-than-new/comment-page-1#comment-95109 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:34 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=19935#comment-95109 Hello Haris,

At this time, there are no PCIe cards that can add a thunderbolt port to the earlier MacPros. Thunderbolt can only be used if the Mac has Thunderbolt ports factory installed.

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Comment on Making Your Current Mac Pro Perform Better Than New by haris http://blog.macsales.com/19935-making-your-current-mac-pro-performance-better-than-new/comment-page-1#comment-95108 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:38:27 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=19935#comment-95108 Is there a PCIe thunderbolt for my Mac Pro 2008?

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Comment on Upgrade Your 06-08 Mac Pro’s Internal Bays to SATA 3.0 by Carl http://blog.macsales.com/12247-upgrade-your-06-08-mac-pros-internal-bays-to-sata-3-0/comment-page-1#comment-95107 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:00 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=12247#comment-95107 I was unable to install 2 controllers in my Mac Pro 1,1. I have your NewerTech mini sas controller in an 8x slot, and I also installed the RocketRAID 2711 controller which only has 1 mini sas input (4x or 8x). The Mac would not boot up and get stuck on a blue screen. Both drivers have been installed. However, they work when installed alone. What seems to be the problem?

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Comment on Upgrade Your 06-08 Mac Pro’s Internal Bays to SATA 3.0 by OWC Dyllon http://blog.macsales.com/12247-upgrade-your-06-08-mac-pros-internal-bays-to-sata-3-0/comment-page-1#comment-95106 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:34:42 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=12247#comment-95106 That is correct. You will see speeds of right around 140MBps with the WDRaptor and 100MBps in a standard 7200 RPM HDD on both SATA 2 and 3 running independently.

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Comment on Upgrade Your 06-08 Mac Pro’s Internal Bays to SATA 3.0 by Neil http://blog.macsales.com/12247-upgrade-your-06-08-mac-pros-internal-bays-to-sata-3-0/comment-page-1#comment-95105 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:37 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=12247#comment-95105 So do I understand correctly that the drive itself in independent mode is the limiting factor? Meaning that if I put a WDRaptor on a SATA2 connection I will get 140MBps and if I move it to a SATA3 connection I will still get 140MBps? Thanks for the reply.

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Comment on Apple’s Love of Architecture Apparent in Renderings of Research Facility in Japan by OWC Laura http://blog.macsales.com/29379-apples-love-of-architecture-apparent-in-renderings-of-research-facility-in-japan/comment-page-1#comment-95104 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:13:34 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=29379#comment-95104 Wow! That is stunning! Almost as pretty as OWC’s headquarters. ;)

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Comment on Certain 2010 MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models join the ’16GB’ MaxRAM club by OWC Dyllon http://blog.macsales.com/16302-some-2010-mac-owners-can-get-more-ram-than-they-thought/comment-page-1#comment-95103 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:25:42 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=16302#comment-95103 In the Mid 2010 17″ MacBookPro (MBP) the maximum would only be 8GBs of RAM. Running 16GBs would not be compatible.

The only 2010 MBP that is compatible with 16GBs is the Mid 2010 13″ (7,1 model)

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Comment on New 2014 MacBook Airs Have Same SSD Speeds As 2013 Models, OWC Testing Shows by Davis Wood http://blog.macsales.com/24043-new-2014-macbook-airs-have-same-ssd-speeds-as-2013-models-owc-testing-shows/comment-page-1#comment-95102 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:01:43 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=24043#comment-95102 OWC Larry, any news? I have a dead 2013 13″ air with bad ssd. I could perform a frankenstein hack i found on the Apple support page involving shaving a few millimeters of my battery off to make room for a 1 TB Mac Pro module. But I would rather be safe and do a legit upgrade through you guys! What’s the word?

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Comment on OWC’s Mac Pro 2013 Processor Upgrade Benchmarking by n http://blog.macsales.com/22312-owcs-mac-pro-2013-processor-upgrade-benchmarking/comment-page-1#comment-95101 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:57:48 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=22312#comment-95101 I just finished upgrading my 2009 Mac Pro processors to a 12 core 3.46Ghz machine that has a 64bit score of 31,000.
No need to buy a new mac pro for a few years yet.

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Comment on Certain 2010 MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models join the ’16GB’ MaxRAM club by Jerri http://blog.macsales.com/16302-some-2010-mac-owners-can-get-more-ram-than-they-thought/comment-page-1#comment-95099 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:30:43 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=16302#comment-95099 So in theory 16GB should work just fine since I’m running the most current OS on my mid 2010 17in MBP?

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