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?  

MacBook Air

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MacBook Pro :: Average Battery Life Span While In Use?

Jun 6, 2010

I just bought a new Macbook Pro this week but as much as I love it, I still need to plus it 2-3 hours into(Full use tho) it's use. The up to 10 hours of use is obviously for standby time?

What is the average battery use time you get when using the computer fully WITHOUT being plugged? is there anything that I can do to make it last longer?

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PowerPC :: Powerbook G4 Crashing At Approx 80% Battery Life?

Feb 2, 2008

I have a Powerbook G4 1.67GB with 2GB ram.

I am constantly having problems with the laptop shutting down when it is just on battery. It doesn't do this if I am plugged into power.

It does this on a random basis whatever program I am running but generally at 80%. I currently have Leopard as the operating system.

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Mac Pro :: What's Recommended Life Span For 2006

Mar 29, 2012

In general, what's recommended life span for MAC Pros (2006)...time to buy new? Currently have six for a small team of designers working within a huge PC-based corporation. Two of the machines constantly crash or freeze; one sporadically; the other two never have a problem. All have same hardware configuration and software, and are all on the same LAN. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Open Activity Monitor, Kernel Task Is Using Approx 240 MB Of Real Memory & 67 Of Virtual?

Jul 14, 2010

When I open Activity Monitor, kernel_task is using approx 240 MB of real memory, and 67 of virtual. All I have open is Safari (and Activity Monitor)Seems like alot of real memory for one process.

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MacBook :: Flash Based Videos Not Working Running OS 10.7.3

May 5, 2012

I have a Macbook, 2Ghz Intel Core 2, 2 GB Ram, running OS 10.7.3. Safari 5.1.3, Firefox 12.0, Flash 11.2.Flash based videos etc. aren't working. I'll get a spinning beach ball, then "plug in failure". This happens on everything from the Yahoo homepage, to YouTube videos.I've tried logging in as a different Admin user, reinstalled Flash / OS. No change.

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MacBook Pro :: Flash Based Game Completely Locked Up Computer

May 23, 2012

I was playing a flash-based game when the game completely locked up my computer, and the only possible solution was to do a hard reboot (pressing and holding the power key). I waited and then restarted, but the screen had vertical and horizontal pixelated lines running through it all, and it froze several times during the startup process. The computer restarted itself several times, but it kept freezing while still in the grey screen.I tried starting it in safe mode, but I got the same results.

An attempt to run from the Lion restore drive didn't work, either. I reset the SMC and PRAM, and while resetting the PRAM changed the nature of the lines on the screen (narrowed them down), it didn't work, either.I finally got it to boot up, only to have it crash again when I attempted to watch a game on, which uses a Flash player. I have uninstalled and re-installed Flash, to no effect.All of this started after the latest software update from Apple. My data is backed up, but not through Time Machine.I have a 2008 16" MBP running the most updated version of Lion.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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MacBook Air :: Battery Life With Flash Video Seemed Poor?

Nov 28, 2010

I used my 13.3/1.86/4GB MBA to watch football today and was pretty surprised with the poor battery results. Would this seem normal?

Took off charger at 11:45AM CST, battery 100%Apps open - Mail, Chrome, Parallels with Win XP running, no XP apps open11:45-12:00pm - Simple browsing, no flash running (I use FlashBlock)12:00pm - I start up one window for NFL Sunday Ticket Online, Flash fullscreen video and one window for my Yahoo Fantasy Sports which also uses Flash. For the bulk of the time the NFL game is on fullscreen video with my Fantasy app running in the background1:15pm - I notice my battery is down to 48% with approx 1 hr 10 min remaining. I check my screen brightness and it is at 100% (not sure why), I reduce brightness to 50%1:15 - I use the computer same as at 12:00pm but now at 50% brightness
2:20 - My computer goes into hibernation (there was a low battery warning about 5-10 mins earlier.

So I essentially got 2 1/2 hours of usage with the bulk being heavy usage with flash. For the bulk of the time the computer was using 50-60% of the processor and the exhaust was about 3400rpm (the fan was audible but not loud). Does this usage time seem normal for what I did? I would have expected at least to get 4-5 hours with a 13.3 using flash. Also I was surprised that the battery life didn't improve at all after dropping screen brightness from 100% to 50%.

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Mac Pro :: Operate In Triple Channel Mode Based On The Memory Configurations?

Mar 11, 2009

Call me crazy but are we all assuming the Nehalem Mac Pros can operate in triple channel mode based on the memory configurations suggested by Apple? I can't find anywhere on Apple's site or in the user manual that spells out the ability to run in triple channel mode. I know the integrated memory controller can operate in dual or triple channel mode. Being dual only would explain the number of memory slots. Can any owners of the new Mac Pros confirm triple channel operation? Or has anyone seen it documented one way or another by Apple? I'd love to be wrong...

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Software :: Internet Explorer To Run Flash Based Website On OSX 10.5

Aug 19, 2008

Is Flash available for an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.4 and Internet Explorer? [URL]

I am running Safari and usually do, but I need to run a Flash-based website in IE for test purposes and it's not loading, citing a missing plug-in.

Anyone actually use IE and Flash on OS X 10.5 (Intel-based)?

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Hardware :: Dropping Adobe Flash Boosts Apple's MacBook Air Battery Life By 2 Hours

Nov 4, 2010

Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason.

According to testing performed by Chris Foresman of Ars Technica, the new MacBook Air can last for a full six hours after loading a series of webpages in Safari, but its battery performance drops down to four hours once Adobe Flash is installed and the same sites are loaded.

"Flash-based ads kept the CPU running far more than seemed necessary," Foresman wrote. Without the Flash plugin installed, websites typically display static ads in place of Flash content, erasing the need for constant processing power demanded by the Flash plugin's rendering engine.

With Flash ads consuming as much as 33 percent of the MacBook Air's battery potential, it's no wonder why Apple has demonstrated no interest in getting a version of Flash installed on its iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, all of which have much smaller batteries.

This summer, Adobe launched a public relations attack on Apple for failing to support Flash on its iOS devices, nor allowing Adobe to deliver a version of Flash for the iOS platform, nor approving apps for the iOS that were created in Adobe's Flash Professional application. Apple has backed away from refusing to approve apps created with third party tools, but has shown no interest in getting Flash content to run on its iOS.

When asked for "any updates" on the company's stance on Flash during its quarterly earnings report, chief executive Steve Jobs quipped, "flash memory? We love flash memory," before taking the next question.

Apple's removal of Adobe's Flash plugin from a default install on the new MacBook Air coincided with the company's debut of a more conservative new "wireless productivity test" it said was more in line with actual use, and better standardized for accurate comparisons between models. Being able to test the new machine without its battery being taxed by Flash ads certainly helps the company achieve better results.

The Shrinking Flash Platform

Microsoft stopped bundling Adobe Flash with the release of Windows Vista in 2007, although its motivation was likely due to the company's efforts to push its rival Silverlight plugin. However, Windows implements Flash as an ActiveX control, which means users can click on Flash placeholders within a webpage and the Flash plugin will install itself. New Mac users will have to manually download and install Flash from Adobe in order to make it available.

Apple sells far more iOS devices than Macs, and no iOS devices support runtimes for Flash content. That has had a major effect upon advertisers, publishers, website design, and online video broadcasters, who have collectively made monumental shifts away from Flash. This in turn has made Flash playback far less important on the desktop than it was just a year or two ago, although there is still important content tied to Flash.

Apple has removed Flash content from its own website, although it also has supported Adobe's efforts to add hardware acceleration to the Mac OS X version of Flash, and has approved the Skyfire plugin for iOS' Mobile Safari, which uses a gateway service to translate Flash videos into HTML5 videos that can play on Apple's devices.

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PowerPC :: EMac Perform OK On Flash Based Game Sites?

Aug 30, 2007

My son's G3 iMac with 8mb ATI Rage is dead slow on flash-based sites like Club Penguin. Would an eMac with it's G4 and 32mb Radeon be a good step up or is this still too old of a machine for these cutting edge web sites?

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Applications :: HTML5 Vs Flash 10.2 Battery Life?

Jan 1, 2011

Just wondering if anyone out there has done a test to compare the battery life of their laptop running videos under HTML5 vs the same video with the flash 10.2 beta?

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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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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 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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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 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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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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OS X :: The Dock Span Across The Bottom Of The Screen?

Nov 26, 2009

If it would be possible to have the dock span all the way across the screen (like how Windows 7 does).

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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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Mac Pro :: Span Multiple DVD In Backup Set Using External Burner

Dec 3, 2014

I am wondering if there is any way to span multiple DVD's in a backup set using the Mac and an external burner.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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