I bought 160GB X25G2 only to realize (later) that my MBP17 SATA is indeed limited to 1.5Gb so it made me think - shouln'd I utilize this Intel in my i7 iMac and get some cheaper slower SSD for my MBP? If so which one?
Or is the read speed only half of benefits of SSD and the access time and write management being the other part? (I read about some issues with jmicron controllers etc.)
I've created a Snow Leopard boot disk using this method link. I created it on a 16GB CF Disk. I've tried it twice. First time I formatted the disk as eXfat with 1 partition. Next time I used Mac OS Extended for a 7Gig partition and fat32 for the rest.
Upon boot I get the normal install stuff like I do with the DVD, but then no hard disk shows up. I thought it was because of the eXfat which is why I tried again. I looked into the system profiler and I can see my seagate hard disk, but under disk utility it doesn't exist. My Sata DVD drive shows up though. If I boot off of the DVD I can see and install to my hard disk.
I'm trying to make a USB Disk because I'm planning on getting a SSD and I will be removing the Dvd drive.
The HDD in my wife's black MacBook (2007, I think) won't boot up. I've run Disk Utility and have decided it's pretty much dead. I have a Carbon Copy backup, so the data is fine. I've tried replacing the drive twice now, and the MacBook simply won't "see" the new drives. When I install the drive, nothing shows up in Disk Utility (run either from the install disc or the Carbon Copy backup drive in a USB enclosure).
The new drives are formatted (I even copied the bootable backup to one of them), and the computer sees them just fine if I install them in a USB enclosure and hook them up that way. When I put them in the computer, though, no dice. Her old, corrupted HDD still showed up in Disk Utility when I reinstalled it, but the new drives don't.
How do you get the install destination hard disk to show up when re-installing the operating system? I'm trying to re-install my OS and can't get past this step because the destination disk does not show.
So I have a rather frustrating issue. After installing SwitchResX and now uninstalling it reseting to factory settings I have been left with a pain in the backside.
I have a 20" iMac (1680x1050) and a secondary monitor (1280x1024) and now I and firstly, stuck In some kind of mirror displays mode, even though it is not enabled in system preferences. The wallpapers, resolutions and general screen contents is different except it keep mirroring the mouse movement from my iMac screen.
Secondly, in system preferences, under the Arrange tab, there are now displays in the box, I have an empty box meaning I cannot arrange my displays.
I have just installed a new hard drive in my imac intel 20" (2006) and upgraded the memory and now the hard drive does not show up in the 'select destinations' folder of the install program. I can see the hard drive in the disk utilities window however it wont let me do anything.It is a seagate 1TB SATA II drive however it is displaying it as a 7.3 TB.I have tried to erase and partition and get the same error message each time, 'Input/Output error'. I have tried starting the thing with the install disk which is Mac OS X (Tiger?) which came with the computer
I bought a used mac and when I erase the disk, afterwards it still shows 2 files and 2 folders on the disk taking up 40+mb of space. What is that? When you erase the disk isn't it supposed to be completely empty?
I have three external harddrives all of which are connected through different ports, all show up in finder, all show up in disk utility, but none of them will show up on my desktop. I looked at a few other posts similar to mine but the answers given to other problems have not worked. There is no way all three of my cords are causing a connection problem and I have repaired and verifyd all the drives and still nothing.
I am having trouble burning DVDs. MBP 10.6.8† Never had any problem till about a week ago. I insert a known blank Sony DVD-R, the drive seems to shutter a bit more than it has in the past then the disk icon shows up on the desktop as usual. Add items, hit burn, 1 second later error message Untitled DVD cant be burned because the disc is read-only and cant be modified (error code 0x80020042), disk ejects. When I look under "About this Mac" >Disc Burning and insert a new known blank Sony DVD-R, hit refresh, and look under Media: Blank: shows NO, Erasable: shows NO, Overwritable shows No, but Appendable: show Yes. To make matters more cloudy CDs burn just fine and I can read all expected medias. Only odd thing I have done in this time period was set the computer to book into 64-bit.
I think I may have this Java Trojan virus that many have been talking about, in which the most common attribute of it is that it makes my Finder display folder names as N80, N81, etc.... in replacement of titles such as 'Open Finder' and 'Empty Trash'?I have tried a few things, such as Repair Disk Permissions, restarting, and logging off, but to no success.¬†
For some times now I have problems with finder.¬†First I thought it was a problem accessing the network but I also have the problem with the local folders!!¬†
After logging to my account, it works well for some times and then suddenly (may be after accessing machine on my network - Synology NAS) finder begin to show all folders as they are empty!!!¬†
The funny thing is that if for instance I do a "file/open" within an app or do an attachment and so access a "windows like finder" it works!!
But if I use the finder ... folders are empty (shown as ...).¬†
The only thing to get everything back is to restart the computer (and many times I have to hard stop the machine as the finder is not working anymore and my mac mini don't want to restart. I keep the desktop background and nothing happened!!¬†
The strange thing is that it seems I don't have the problem on my MacBook Pro!!¬†The mac mini was a clean install!¬†
I'm trying to install OS X Lion on my 27" iMac.I've erased the HD using Disc Tool in recovery.HD shows no errors.I've tried Internet Recovery (it loads up, but wont start the installation)I've tried creating a recovery usb on another similar iMac, and use it on this. Same error, only differance is it keeps "loading" when installing, but nothing happens. Same error in log.¬†When I try to start the Reinstall I get an error in the installation log that goes something like this:¬†
Install Mac OS X Lion[354:9c03] Couldn't find app store version, falling back to hardcoded Can not connect to /var/run/systemkeychaincheck.socket: No such file or directory¬†Apple Care suggested: Trying another network (doesn't work).Install with the original Snow Leopard DVD first, then upgrade (can't do that, the DVD is lost and a DVD from another friend is not working)¬†What can I do to get around this error?
Mac Mini but there appears to be some changes on the layout out since my Mac Mini 2009 model.¬†I am trying to see where the software Logic is set up or stored. And I cant find even how to get to Library.Its like its all changed.¬† When I go to Finder (is this library?), under devices all I see is a Firefox icon and my External Hard Drive.But where is the main drive within the mac?? I used to be able to drag an Icon for my hard drive, ex hard drive to the dext top and it wont let me.¬†
My hard disk has been¬† indicated as saturated for the past weeK. Despite the¬† fact that I freed Space (90 Gigas of movies) the next day when I opened my mac the Hard disk saturated warning comes up, and when I read the information on the hard disk; effectively there are 0 octets available. It is as if someone is using my computer to store data.
I haven't downloaded any new files and I haven't been working on any stuff that requires huge amounts of space. The situation is that even if I want to save a letter or any small file I have to make space simultaneously. I tried going into preferences to see if there¬† are any malwares installed but it won't open, another thing is that 'mail' no longer downloads my emails so I have to consult them directly on Gmail.
I would be most grateful for any advice or informationon haw to solve this problem,
I am in need of some cleaning up of my hard drive. Here is what I have done so far.¬† I purchase a 2 TB hard drive, I also have a 500 GB, both external.¬†I have created 2, 1TB partitions.¬† One is for the time machine and the other is for my music, imovies, large artwork files and random documents.¬† Now that all of that is off of the internal hard drive, I need to clean up the dirve do that when I look at the drive, it doesn't say 2 GB available.
Gray screen and 'prohibited' logo appeared today without apparent reason.Forced a power down by holding power button. Restarted....eventually reached user login screen but froze again on login attempt after password entered.
Restrated again by forced power down but only got gray screen and spinning gear.
Have now spent many hours going through most conceivable options including...
following instructions on http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570 re gray screen troubleshooting
have disconnected peripherals; reset smu, smc, and pram;
safe boot w shift key did nothing; ¬†
safe boot shift+v produced a screen of text that got as far as com.apple.launchd 1
but then several lines of text appeared repeating twice eaxctly same, each headed by disk0s2: I/O error. with [ErrNo 5], then
dyld: Library not loaded:¬†¬† and Reason: no suitable image found
final line ends with The System bootstrapper has crashed: Trace/BPT trap:5¬†
I have tried installing from the original install disk several times but holding C key or Option/Alt key or D key gets no response and I cannot get the install disk to eject either holding down mouse button, eject button¬†
I haven't done any recent upgrades or installed new software, no new peripherals attached.
Is this a dead hard drive or does someone have other suggestions that might work?
My hard and back up disk both failed on the same day, strange but the kids were on the computer and things happen.Running Mac OS 10.6 †I paid $800 to "super geeks" to recover the pics > 30,000 (many duplicates)I will receive a 500 gig external drive from them today via Fed Ex with the pics recovered .†My plan is to move them to my iMac (had a new HD put in) but I do not want to transfer 30,000 pics priorto running duplicate annihilator & thumbnail annihilator on the new external drive.†Is there an easy way to do this > looking for help?Can I run the programs on the recovered drive I will receive today prior to my transferring?†Or is there a more efficient way of doing this.
I have a new imac. I was stuffing the web, tried to upload a picture, the website locked up, so I hard booted my iMac. Then when it came back on, and I get is the start up sound, and a gray screen, nothing else. Its been 5mins now!
I had to power off my iMac by Pressing the power key and holding it several times over the last few weeks. The last time it wouldn't reboot - I'd just get an apple icon. When I tried a safe boot I'd get the icon and it would change to a no entry sign.Next I started up from the snow leopard installation disk with the intent of repairing the iMac disk. The installation disk worked but when I opened disk utility it only found the installation disk. It didn't find the iMac disk.
A hard disk icon started appearing on my iMac yesterday at log in.¬† I have also started having error messages appear about random software or hardware e.g. error message advising mouse is not connected when it clearly is.
I have searched and googled in different forums and found this issue but never found a good resolution or explanation. many of the posts were related to 2009 or around that time.¬†since yesterday I started to hear a noise like clicking or something (it's a hard disk noise that we all know and have heard) from my hard disk. I have no clue where it comes from. my mac is absolutly idle and no huge process or I/O is going on. its happing once in 10 minutes maybe. Well, I want to start observing it on when exactly it happens! but to me it should not happen!