MacBook Air :: Flash Memory - Finding Limited Write Cycles?

Nov 9, 2010

I keep hearing about this negative aspect of flash memory, a finite number of write cycles. So what is that number when it reaches the limit?

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Hardware :: Finding MacBook Air SSD / Flash Memory Specs

Oct 23, 2010

I know that the iFixIt tear down reveals Toshiba flash chips on the 11" MBA, but I was curious to know the following specs on the 13" MBA.

Does Apple use different suppliers for the different capacities/models (i.e. Samsung, Hynix, etc.)

I could make some guesses from the benchmark tests, but would like to have hard specs.

I tried contacting Apple, but the only thing they would tell me is the capacity available for purchase. I also don't have the guidelines to reference the flash specs based on the model of the Toshiba flash.

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MacBook :: Limited To Amount Of Memory Resources

Mar 18, 2009

I have the 2.2 blacbook, 4gb ram, 320gb hdd. Now when I first bought my macbook, I did not use Illustrator or Photoshop CS3 (for both). Now 1.5 years in, I am using Illustrator and I noticed that when I am working on both (either at the same time, or with one program closed) I sometime get the message in Illustrator "Not enough memory" or "Not enough ram" or when I am saving an image for web and devices "an unknown error has occurred"

BUT if I use Illustrator and Photoshop CS3 (for both) on Vista via bootcamp none of these errors occur. I just don't want to imaging what will happen when I use CS4. Is this due to the way Leopard is setup? I am also looking to upgrade...So do you guys think the new macbook or macbook pros would be better? I mean, my current macbook is holding up well...but I just hate these errors. I prefer to work in Leopard than Vista.

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MacBook Pro :: Paragon HFS+ For Windows Can't Read / Write Flash Drives

Apr 10, 2012

I use Paragon HFS+ for Windows which allows me to read and write to my HFS formatted drives. It works great for any external hard drive I use but when I use a flash drive it doesn't work. I format both my external hard drives and flash drives the same way, I use Disk Utility, I format them using Mac Extended Journaled and GUID partition scheme. When plugging in my flashdrive, my Windows 7 PC will not mount them. Disk Manager shows 3 partitions: EFI, Fat32 and some empty space. If I format my flash drives using the Master Boot Record partition scheme they work great.

So, here's what I have so far:External hard drives work fine when formatted with the GUID Partition scheme. (Mac extended journaled) Hard drives also show 3 partitions in Windows Disk Manager: EFI, HFS and empty spaceFlashdrives show 3 partitions but oddly enough the second partition shows as FAT32. But is completely unusable in Windows 7 Flash drives have to be formatted using the Master Boot Record partition scheme when formatting them as HFS+ volumes in order to work on Windows 7Windows 7 supports GUID partition schemes.

What is causing my Macbook Pro to treat an external hard drive differently then a flash drive when formatting them? Experience and common sense tells me that it shouldn't matter whether it's a flash drive or spindle drive, both should format the same. Granted, I could simply use exFat or FAT32 on my flash drives for cross platform compatibility however I prefer to use HFS+ when possible.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2007 MBP, 2.16Ghz, 3 Gigs of RAM

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OS X :: Fans Frequently Cycles On An Off Audibly / Cycles On Off With 8 To 10 Seconds

Apr 7, 2009

While sitting idle, the fan on my Mac Pro (well, I think it's one of the fans) does this strange cycling thing. At first I thought it was a truck way off in the distance, starting and stopping. Then I realized it was my Mac Pro. Sitting with no apps running, one of the fans frequently cycles on an off audibly.

I recorded it. Have a listen. You have to listen past the low frequency rumble of the Mac and you'll hear the fan spinning up and then spinning down in cycles that are typically 8 or 10 seconds, sometimes shorter.

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OS X :: Change Write Permission On USB Flash Drive?

Apr 14, 2009

When I started uni years ago, we were given free 2G USB flash drives. The drives were partitioned in half so that there was a read/write partition to use for whatever and the other partition is read only - it has a bunch of files relevant to us students and links to all the relevant uni webpages and such. Now that I've finished uni I'd like to use my drive as one whole read/write-able drive. But I'm having trouble getting rid of the read only partition. The get info panel shows that I have only permission to read and there is no option there to change that.

Disk Utility will not allow me to erase, format or re-partition the drive (I can erase the read/write portion though). All the options to do anything to the drive are greyed out, presumably because I cannot write to it. Is there some way I can give myself permission to write to this drive? It is a perfectly good drive and it seems a shame to waste half of its space on stuff I will never use again. I am running OS X - 10.5.6 on an iMac G5 and the drive is formatted as: MS-DOS (FAT12). I have also tried to erase/reformat it in Vista, but cannot because of the write protection.

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PowerPC :: Playing Flash Videos On G4 - Finding Flash Player

Jan 18, 2010

A friend of mine is having trouble playing flash videos on his 1.33 GHz PowerBook G4 (256MB of RAM). He has version 7 of flash player and is unable to upgrade to a newer version.

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MacBook Air :: Is Their A Bad Side To Have Flash Memory And Not A HDD?

Oct 21, 2010

Title says it all.Is their a bad side to have flash memory and not a HDD?

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MacBook Pro :: Will SSD Perform As The Flash Memory

Dec 2, 2010

1) Will it perform as well as the Flash memory in a MBA? They load apps stupidly fast, will the performance of a SSD in my MBP match that? 2) Are they hard to fit?3) I know there's loads of threads about this, but which would you recommend? I will be getting one for my dad's 13" MBP as well, will they both be the same size?

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MacBook Air :: Using The SD Slot As Flash Memory?

Apr 2, 2012

For MacBooks with SSD drives and a SD card slot; is it practical to insert an "empty" SD card there and use it as spare flash memory to store files etc?  Any downsides to doing this?  Will the OS detect it like its a spare drive?


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MacBook Air :: How Long Will NAND Flash Memory Last

Oct 26, 2010

Was looking to buy a new laptop to replace dying old XP Dell and compliment iMac. Was thinking of a 13" Macbook Pro but have got interested and excited by this new Air. Its the instant on and portability that appeals........ but on this forums in places and elsewhere on internet (even Wikipaedia) there appears to be concerned that NAND flash memory has a definite life.... so many 1s and 0s changing before it slows right down.

Is this right... how long will it be.... can it be refreshed by copying stuff, doing something and then loading back up.... or has it to be replaced. The iFixit teardown suggests it is replaceable but at what cost. ie don't want to buy one only for the memory to give up the ghost in a year or two.

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MacBook Pro :: Flash Memory Save Limit?

Jun 14, 2012

I read in another post here that the new all-flash memory is only good for about 100,000 saves, or 5 years for the average computer user. Is this really true? It seems silly to promote using hardware that puts such a limit on the user..


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MacBook Pro :: Is Flash Memory Better Than A Hard Drive

Jun 18, 2012

I noticed the new Macbook Pro with Retina display has flash memory instead of a Hard drive. I love the new features and I want to buy it but I'm very skeptical of this flash memory. Can someone please help explain it to me. Is it better than have a hard drive in your computer?

MacBook Pro with Retina display

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MacBook Air :: Approx Life Span Of The Flash Based Memory?

Jun 29, 2012

what would be the approx life span of the flash based memory?  

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MacBook Pro :: Flash Memory (storage) Rises Every Time On Opening A File Or Program?

Aug 24, 2014

My computer has 500 GB of capacity, but I have seen that every time I open a file or boot something the memory used rises a little. Is this normal? It is the first time that I have seen. 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Air :: Finding Hidden Memory?

Mar 30, 2008

The first time I use my 80 GB Macbook Air I found only 55 GB available! I suppose that the system would need a maximum of 5 GB. Where did the rest of the memory go?

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App Store :: Finding Applications That Will Allow To Use Wacom Connect To Write On .doc Files?

May 26, 2012

So I bought wacom to go with my macbook air hoping that i would be able to use it in typed .doc files and unfortunately was not able to do this with Microsoft word 2011. Are there any other applications available that would allow me to do this?

MacBook Air

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Memory Usage For 13"

May 24, 2010

So I finally went to the Apple Store and got my very first Mac, a MacBook Pro 13" .

Anyways, I got the baseline configuration that came with 4 GB of memory. Playing with the Activity Monitor, I noticed that after awhile of using the computer, the green "free" memory piece of the pie becomes progressively smaller until it's almost gone. Does that mean I have no more free memory left? But I'm not running a lot of programs at once. Just Safari and iTunes, maybe Pages too.

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MacBook Pro :: Flash Memory Vs Normal In Macbook 2011?

Dec 24, 2010

Lately I have been considering an issue and couldnt quite come to the right answer. is it true that certain programs cant be installed on flash memory? I have been looking at the 15" i7 but i hear that there might be an upgrade due around 2011, does anyone know anythng about this and what it is likely to include? Reason is i would not like to spend the money on the 15" only to find that a later greater upgrade is avail. in your opinion, is the upgrade likely as soon as april-may next year and is there likely to be any significant improvements?

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MacBook :: Finding 2GB Memory Stick For Late-96 To Bring Up To 3GB

Oct 25, 2009

What 2GB memory stick for late-96 Macbook to bring up to 3GB? I've got the black 2Ghz model, with 2 x 1GB RAM.

In particular which memory from [URL]

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OS X :: Can't Plug In Any USB Flash Memory

Mar 23, 2009

When I plug in a USB Flash Memory, it instantly pop up a message that says I need to restart my computer, by letting the power button presed for a while or pressing the restart button (Which I dont have). It has a 0/1 button-like image on it.

At first I thought my USB had a virus or some corrupt file, but when I realized there were no mac files (Just Windows and universal), I pluged in another USB, and the same thing happened.

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IMac :: Flash Memory/How To Do Data Recovery?

Oct 20, 2010

After today's MacBook air and it's flash memory, do you think apple will make a similar iMac air? Just a big screen that does basic stuff?

Plus is the flash memory exchangeable?

Can you remove it and slave it for data recovery? Or is the info lost if the memory crashes?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard 10.6.1- Flash Player A Memory Hog

Sep 10, 2009

Just noticing the updated Flash Player on the new Snow Leopard update is taking about 660 MB of actual memory on my MBP.

Has anyone noticed and is this normal?

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Safari :: Why Does Flash Player Use So Much Memory In Lion

Feb 13, 2012

I have an issue I have been seeing since upgrading to Lion (10.7.3) and the latest version of Safari (5.1.3, I believe?).  When browsing the web for a while (particularly, Flash heavy sites, I have noticed my computer's temperature getting hot and more beach balling starting to occur.  The first time this happened, I opened Activity Monitor and noticed that Flash Player was using, almost, 900 MB of RAM (and I had less than 100 MB available).  Other than Safari, I only had a couple of other applications open, neither of which were memory intensive.  Quitting Safari gave me back a huge amount of memory, my temperatures, quickly, dropped back down to reasonable levels, and the performance lag went away. I never saw this kind of memory hogging under Snow Leopard.  Is Flash Player this much of a nuisance under, either, Firefox or Chrome? 

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, 2.53 GHz, i5 with 4 GB of RAM. 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: USB Port / Flash Stick Memory Or IPod Is Not Seeing In Finder

Mar 15, 2012

intel iMac , 10.5.8 , suddenly USB ports stop seeing any devices ( flash memory stick , iPod etc ) connected to it , neither on keyboard nor on computer back panel . Finder or Disk Utility not showing this devices , but the devices could be seen using SytemProfiler . The same devices connected to another Mac computer are working fine .

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: Limited VGA Resolution?

Mar 7, 2009

I purchased the VGA adapter for my aluminum MacBook, and am not satisfied with the resolution output to my HDTV.

Perhaps I was naive to think a VGA connection would be satisfactory! My problem is that that the resolution just isn't pleasing and I am not able to get a 16X9 aspect ratio to my HDTV.

Do I need to go MiniDVI to HDMI, and will this give me a 16x9 output to my HDTV?

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OS X :: Unable To Write External Hard Disk In Mac / Can Read Write In Windows

Feb 15, 2011

i had a External Harddrive.Currently i can Read//Write on it in Windows PC(Windows7)But when i use the same drive in Mac i can only read...but can't able to write. How to resolve this issue

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OS X :: If Connect A Macbook (or Any Mac) To A TV - Limited To The Macs Resolution?

Sep 4, 2010

For example, on the Apple website, it says the Macbook supports a number of resolutions, but none of them are my TV's native resolution (1920x1080). Will my TV accept a lower resolution or can the Mac go up to 1080p?

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MacBook Air :: Over Heating Eat And Limited Battery Time

Jun 7, 2010

I have a rev B MBA, which is gorgeous but I have found myself using it less than any other Laptop I've ever had and it is simply due to two reasons:

- Heat, pretty much anything except simple browsing raise the heat
- Battery time, simply lousy (including charge time)

Have had it for a while, 14 months, but at this point I have started looking at the 13 and 15 inch versions as replacements down the road. I thought it would make a great compliment to the imac but due to the limitations above I use it less and less. If only they had added a fraction of an inch of thickness to allow better heat handling and more battery.

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Hardware :: Finding Compatible Memory?

Apr 11, 2009

I upgraded the memory in my macbook and was wondering if the old memory could be used in my dad's Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop? Below are the tech specs for both laptops

Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop

Installed Size 512.0 MB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 400.0 MHz
Memory specification compliance PC2-3200
RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin
RAM configuration features 2 x 256 MB

Macbook early 2008

1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) or 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

Will the old memory from the macbook work in the dell?

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