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#2189085 New MacBook (retina 2015) data recovery issue

Posted by 3.14r2 on 17 November 2015 - 12:20 AM

...thanks for sharing.You are welcome! Looks like there aren't many articles (as of today) on the net describing the new RMB specifically from this standpoint (i.e. data recovery in the case of a dead logic board). Even iFixit in their RMB tear down don't mention this fact (most likely they didn't consider this particular problem then describing the all new SSD). I've lost all my date few times (and finally learned the lesson) and ability to recover data is of great importance to me (I guess not only me). Hence potential buyers of RMB should be aware that there is an inherent danger lurking inside the product and THEY MUST back up their data regularly. Apple could actually implement some sort of "you MUST backup your data" solution on the RMBs. Or they could face yet another s..t storm (just like the infamous iphone 6 error 53). And yes, I know several people still using the white polycarbonate MB :)

#2188180 New MacBook (retina 2015) data recovery issue

Posted by 3.14r2 on 14 November 2015 - 03:44 AM

Hi all, Found this YT video and want to share: It's about attempts to discover ways how to extract/recover data from the new Retina MacBooks. The main problem (as I see it) is that on the new MacBooks an SSD itself is SOLDERED DIRECTLY to the logic board (just like the RAM and CPU) and it is not in any shape or form removable like for instance a HDD (the older MacBooks/MacBooks Pro) or a proprietary Apple's SSD module that is attached to the logic board via a socket (thus can be removed/replaced). So you can not remove this SSD and put it to a different Mac/external enclosure. Hence in a case of a major logic board failure (say a liquid spill) with the MacBook not even turning on as a result, a user (without a backup in hand) is faced with a very probable lose of ALL data on the SSD. Unless the logic board is repaired (which is not always possible, not to mention that Apple doesn't do that and you need to find a repair shop that do these kind of repairs). Su...

#1990072 Cost of used Xeons surprising

Posted by 3.14r2 on 31 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

Quite similar situation is with ECC vs non ECC RAM (Desktop vs Server RAM) on eBay. Sometimes pricing on eBay is beyond my understanding.

#1988989 Brand-new 2013 Mac Pro 6,1!

Posted by 3.14r2 on 27 January 2014 - 12:45 AM

@ Balamut VGA card(s)? A pro grade VGA card can cost 1K or even more then that. MP has two cards. IMO MP has much better $/performance value than MacBooks or iMacs have. Sure it has some cons (as most Apple devices), but it is still good option (in the base config at least).

#1983667 What could be the next Apple's OS version and its name?

Posted by 3.14r2 on 10 January 2014 - 03:17 AM

Mac Pro=iHigh :)

#1983327 OS X 10.10 design concept

Posted by 3.14r2 on 09 January 2014 - 02:00 AM

let me guess. iOS say 9 will look like Windows 3.11 :hysterical: Well it's innovative. Indeed. Windows was long time Apple's GUI fanboy, now it seems like Apple starts fallowing Windows (which in turn was inspired by NSAmail gmail interface design which I don't like either). Go on ...

#1983090 Parted Magic 6.4 released

Posted by 3.14r2 on 08 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

 Now again I have no problem donating US$4.99, but many simply don't have a credit card.Or even a debit card. Not true. If you go to SourceForge all you can download is a readme:ISO images (older versions) at least were available to download few maths ago. Now even these are not free. I seems like a road downhill.

#1982877 Parted Magic 6.4 released

Posted by 3.14r2 on 07 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

http://www.phoronix....item&px=MTQzNTI The distro is great. Had (and still have the older version) it in my tool box. I can perfectly understand the author and his position regarding the matter. I lost my job ~5 years ago and been freelancing ever sine. But... When a person starts a hobby project without being asked to do so and does it free of charge for everybody to use it free of charge, such a person can't expect to be paid by everybody/anybody using his work. Since the work is done not for living, but for some other reason(s). If such a person, for some reason, is no longer able to develop/distribute his work free of charge (as it was from the day one), then IMO such a person should stop the development instead of asking to be paid. Anyway, most (if not all) of the tools included in the disk are free Linux tools available separately, so no big deal. I would agree to pay for a PartedMagic CD (like one could buy Ubuntu DVD or download it free of charge), b...

#1982159 How to edit About this Mac stuff....

Posted by 3.14r2 on 05 January 2014 - 10:02 AM

As for CPU speed, it can be "corrected" via SMBIOS.plist. Like: <key>SMmaximalclock</key> <string>3600</string>Where 3600 is the CPU max clock speed in MHz (that is in your case it should be 4400) Not sure about the VGA. Probably (guessing) it can be done via DSDT. Useful links:http://prasys.info/2...n-smbios-plist/http://www.insanelym...-for-chameleon/

#1982113 DVD tray opens at boot and how to move User account to a secondary NTFS HDD

Posted by 3.14r2 on 05 January 2014 - 03:29 AM

If you speak about MOVING your user files (i.e. like you would do in Windows moving My Pictures, My Music etc. folders to a different partition/disk), then it is possible but it (the target disk/partition) HAS to be HFS+ partition AFAIK. If you speak about storing your date (without moving the actual folders from /Users directory) that it would be available (read only) by both OSs, that's another story. Windows can read (not write) HFS+ partitions WITH BOOTCAMP HFS+ driver installed (the driver is officially provided by Apple for Macs with Windows installed). OS X can also READ (again not write) NTFS. So for example then working in Windows, you can still access the date stored on OS X partition (and vice versa). Now if you want to be able to BOTH READ AND WRITE to such a partition (from both OSs), then as GV recommends, use exFat. Since both Windows and OS X support this file system (read/write). Or use LAN attached drive/storage (be it Time Capsule or NAS).

#1982016 Brand-new 2013 Mac Pro 6,1!

Posted by 3.14r2 on 04 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Some hardcore Mac Pronography :)http://www.ifixit.co... Teardown/20778

#1981896 DVD tray opens at boot and how to move User account to a secondary NTFS HDD

Posted by 3.14r2 on 04 January 2014 - 04:20 PM

1) IMO user files can be moved to another disk/partition, but only if the target disk/partition is HFS+ file system. NTFS is not something OS X supports natively (i.e. read/write). HOW TO

#1981782 I was a newb

Posted by 3.14r2 on 04 January 2014 - 09:20 AM

I still consider myself a newbie. Even after following the subject for about 8 years. Yet there aren't that many subjects I could help. The scene is still very much alive and evolving, hence you may become a newbie just by not following the subject for a quite some time. :)

#1981506 using data of a real MacPro on my hackintosh

Posted by 3.14r2 on 03 January 2014 - 06:04 PM

This should help you generate you own unique S/N (though it can do much more then that). IMO Using someone's date is not good. Both for you and for the source machine user.

#1978931 Apple finally announces all-new Mac Pro

Posted by 3.14r2 on 26 December 2013 - 07:13 AM

As far as I understand, only some of the EXISTING (that is factory installed integral components) can be upgrade. IMO this does qualify is a user UPGRADABLE (well, sort of...) computer. Almost the same level of upgradeability most non-Apple notebook have to offer (Apple produced notebooks are different thing in this regard). The functionality can't be EXPANDED with user-installed INTERNAL expansion cards (that is PCI-E card like in the previous gen. Macs) - only via external (TB, USB) modules/devices. Not sure if this (external versus internal) expansion path is a better way to do things. For a computer savvy person, installing an internal expansion card is is quite simple task. For an average Joe external devices might be a better option though. IMO Apple is thinking more of an average Joe then of geeks.

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