MacBook Pro :: Installation Took Over 2 Hours With Optical Drive
Jul 31, 2010
I just got my new 17" i7 MBP. Installed Intel 80gig SSD for boot and started installing OSX from supplied installer. Installation took over 2 hours with the optical drive making only slight noises every few seconds, not sounding anything like it should. Eventually it installed and everything seems fine and really snappy. Replaced superdrive with newmodus tray and hitachi 500gb drive.
Started installing Final Cut Studio 3. Pointed all audio and extra content to 500 gig drive. Installation of each disc is taking 2+ hours from an external CD/DVD drive hooked up usb 2 for one disk, then tried firewire for the next. Still really slow. What gives? Can't figure this one out. Does it have anything to do with the SSD?
I have a Belkin USB hub with 4 slots. I was trying to transfer some movies to an external drive. It said it'd take 7 hours. When I connected the drive directly to my laptop, it took 5 minutes. I'm wondering if there is a better hub to use or if this one is just defective.
Info: Belkin USB hub with macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
So I have a Macbook (late 2008 model), and the optical drive essentially went bye bye. If I put a disc in, it will have trouble recognizing it and then it will eject out. Anyways, last night, I did some maintenance on OnyX and it said that my volume needs to be repaired. Even Disc Utility failed to finish and said that the "filesystem verify or repair failed."
The short of it, I need to put the Leopard disc in there and do a disc repair. However, is there a way, via firewire, where I could actually use my iMac's optical disc drive in place of the Macbook and connect via firewire, then do the disc repair? If so, what would be the specific way to do this?
My next Mac will be a laptop, and I will NEVER need the Macbook pro's power. I just web-surf and listen to music mostly. I only use the optical drive to watch dvds. But I have a separate player for my much larger TV now. So for say 99 percent of the time, an optical drive would be unnecessary. But I would buy apple's separate optical drive; which I think is a good idea. On my present computer, a first generation Mac Mini, the DVD drive is obviously obsolete now, especially when it comes to Blu-Ray. But what if a like in 2 years a new optical format comes out, or at least a much faster version? If I had a Macbook I would be stuck, never being able to upgrade the internal drive. If the Macbook's optical drive was easily upgradable, then this would be a no brainer.
So I have a 2.2GHz SR MBP, and the superdrive just went out on me. It will read and write to CDs, but won't recognize any DVDs that I insert into it. I bought a USB enclosure and DVD drive, and it works fine to read and write to DVDs when in Snow Leopard, but I am unable to boot from it (specifically so I can install Windows 7, but I can't boot SL either). I reboot and and hold down option, and only see Macintosh HD, not the disk I'm trying to boot off. I've cloned SL to my flash drive and I can boot off that fine, but unfortunately I'm unable to do that with Windows...
Any ideas? I've googled it and it seems like booting off a USB optical drive is supported, so I'm unsure why it's not working for me...
I had a MBA. I needed more RAM, higher CPU and larger drive capacity. So I changed to MBP. What I dont need is the optical drive. Apple should ditch the optical drive in MBPs or at least have an option not having an optical. Instead more battery and 2 disk bays.
There is the hardware test, but it does not seem to include the Optical drive, I did the extended test and it says that everything is working fine, obviously it is not, everytime I insert a CD/DVD it plays it right, but it does not come out on its own and i have a hard time to get it out somehow, this happen exactly 1 week after the guarantee run out! I have a MacbookPro 15 inch 2.4GHZ, 2GB Ram 250 Hard Drive?
Can I just keep the existing system on my non-SSD HDD, and after having Lion on SSD keep just data and delete the system libraries? Or is it better to format the whole disk and restore data from time machine backup (so it is not fragmented..
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MacBook Pro 2010
since 2 days my optical drive makes one very strange noise every time in "wake it up" or turn it on. The sound is done three times. I realized today that now I'm not able to put a disc into the drive, instead of "absorving" the disc, the drive expels it.
I want to keep the optical drive constantly spinning. I am running music for a dance recital, and all their music is on CDs and I would prefer not to rip it in. My problem is that for the rehearsals, every time they rehearse a new song, I have to wait minimum 10 seconds for the drive to spin up and load the song. Is there any way I can keep the drive spinning until im done with it? Or a way to temporarily load the CD into RAM?
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.2GHz i7, 8GB RAM
I'm going to purchase a Crucial M4 128GB SSD for my Late 2011 13" i7 Macbook Pro. I don't use my optical drive at all, so I figure I may as well swap that out for my current 750GB HDD, and put the SSD in the main harddrive bay. I know full well how to physically install the respective drives, but my confusion comes when cloning the current HD onto the SSD, then moving all your media files (music, movies, documents etc) over to the HD, while keeping your system files and applications on the SSD.
So what I really need, is a PROPER in depth guide from the start of the setup process (First boot after installation of physical drives) detailing how to copy my system files and applications over to the SSD so I can boot from it, while keeping my data & media files on the HD and being able to access them all as I normally would through finder.
I've installed a Crucial M4 256GB SSD into the traditional hard drive bay of my Mid 2009, Macbook Pro (5,4). I started getting beachballs immediately after the least bit of intensive CPU usage and pinpointed the problem to be the faulty EFI 1.7 firmware update. I then downgraded to EFI 1.6, and the beachballs ceased, but the problem now is that the Hard Drive controller now only allow for up to 1.5 GB/s interfaces. With that, I'm now only using 25% of the speed potential of my SSD, which is quite frankly a waste of money.
I'm thinking of installing an optibay, in place of the optical drive and installing the SSD there, leaving my original hard drive in the original hard drive bay. The problem is, I don't know if this alternative will be worthwhile, as I have no idea how fast the Optical Drive's GB/seconds are. how fast the optical drive connector's GB/seconds is? If it's anything faster than 1.5, I'm definitely purchasing an optical bay for my HD.
I am thinking of buying the new macbook pro with retina display.I do not intend to get and external optical drive.I want to split the hard disk and install a windows 7 ultimate, which I own and have as an CD image ( ISO file ).
how can I install windows from my ISO without burning it into a CD or creating an external drive? is it possible?
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
My friend is offering me his 2008 macbook pro for 650 should I do it here are the specs
Model Family: MacBook Pro Display: 15" Processor Type: 2.6GHz Core 2 Duo Model Number: A1260 Color: Aluminum Factory: China Production Year:2008 Production Week:22 (May) Production Number:774 200 gb hd 4gb of ram also apple care til jun 11
OK so I bought the computer for 650 from my friend and soon after buying found a problem. The problem was the optical drive not reading all the disc that I put in the system. So I took the macbook pro to apple they installed a new super drive. I get home today and try to install snow leopard and have a issue. The way I went about was starting up holding the option button and waiting to boot from the disc for a fresh install. First time I tried I got a symbol that look like the restricted sign you see when you cant smoke in a area ect... So I restart and try again this time I get to the install screen click does the estimation ect.. 34 minutes than goes to 28 minutes pretty much has frozen there now, and after waiting all this time about 20 minutes I get the spinning beach ball. Also forgot to say that the super drive is now super dooper annoying loud and make odd sounds too with vibration. So I guess make another apple gen bar apt? And have them possible replace the super drive again?
My macbook (2.0 13" unibody) got dropped from a height of only about 10 inches. it fell on side with the optical drive(closed) there was nothing in it, but when I opened it up and woke it it made a bunch of noise like it was trying to read a disk. It now does this every time I wake it up. When I put a disk in it winds up and appears to work normally, but if I move the laptop it makes a buzzing noise, like the dvd is spinning fast and touching something inside when I move it around. Did something come loose? any ideas as to wha tthe issue is, how to diagnose it, or fix it? Also, I recently bought this macbook, and the screen says macbook pro at the bottom. However, I know they never made a 2.0 macbook pro. does it seem like maybe the screen just got replaced at some point? is it a direct replacement with the pro's? every thing seems to fit fine, but there is a small scratch/dent in one corner indicating a drop (which maybe cracked the screen?)