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  1. L

    Startup Security Utility Password

    The T2 chip and Apple SSD is more interweaved than I or the Apple Tech Support thought. I installed a Samsung Nvme 970 Evo Plus via Pcie slot in my 2019 Mac Pro to serve as the OS drive. This would leave the original 4TB Apple SSD that the Mac came with as my Media drive for video editing...
  2. iPodClassic1

    12" MacBook (Early 2016) users, a Q for you!-- Best monitor option?

    Hi! Before anything, thanks for any input, as I am in dire straits when it comes to purchasing a new monitor for lightweight coding, server maintenance and personal usage at home. The LG ultrafine is out of question because I can't find it in my country. So there's only a somewhat limited...
  3. W

    External Hard Drive Issues

    I have been using external WD hard drives for several years. My hard drives are all formatted for both MAC and PC. I got a new 10TB external in 2019, barely used. I also just bought a new PC, and it opens my drive, opens Lightroom, then crashes. I have now repaired the disk several...
  4. M

    iMac late 2014 (1st 5K version) as external monitor in home office

    Hi guys, since I'm currently working from home and do not have a lot of space to put another display on my desk, I'm wondering if there is a way to use my late 2014 iMac (first 5K-version) as an external monitor for my windows laptop from work. I know that Apple discontinued the general...
  5. M

    Hi guys. I want to connect MacBook Pro to external monitor. Any recommendations?

    As the title states I'm looking for a monitor to connect my MacBook pro as I'm beginning day trading stocks, and want a more of a desktop feel for productivity purposes. What's a decent monitor within the 25-30 inch range I can get for an affordable price? No more than $300 dollars. Also, what...
  6. B

    How to choose the correct resolution for a 5K2K monitor?

    I just bought a LG 34wk95u, an ultra-wide 34” monitor with 5120x2160 native resolution (named 5K2K). I connected my MBP 13” 2018 to it with thunderbolt. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but the only way to have the maximum display quality on this kind of monitor, if to have : 1:1 resolution...
  7. M

    Need Replacement LaCie Rugged RAID for 2015 MBP

    Hi, I've got a couple of old LaCie Rugged RAID external hard drive storage devices (LaCie Rugged RAID 4TB STFA4000400) - they use my Thunderbolt ports (I believe these are Thunderbolt 2 - on my 2015 15" MacBook Pro). They work great - and the drive is powered through the Thunderbolt cable. No...
  8. AbielM16

    iPad Silly Question, about External Monitor with I Pad Pro 11 2018

    I was wondering, Can you use a external monitor that has its own touchscreen integrated in it. Its like one of those giant touchscreen drawing monitors. Do you think It might work the touchscreen for the Ipad when used as an external monitor. I was wondering because It would really make drawing...
  9. H

    External monitor with macbook pro 15.4

    I'm going to buy a June 2017 Macbook Pro 15.4 and I wish to use it for almost of the time with an external 27 inch FullHD IPS display, like this or this for instance or other similar displays, if it's not so important the model), connecting with a HTDI to thunderbolt cable Will the ratio...
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    Macbook issues

    Hi there, I have a 2017 MBP. When I purchased the machine I failed to notice that the memory or the HD cannot be upgraded. The memory is fine, but I notice that I am deleting stuff on a regular basis as 256GB is simply not enough space. I have a 5 TB external drive, but when I try to install...
  11. NoahLearned

    Bootcamp restricting to 50% RAM

    Hello, I have a 2018 macbook pro 13" w/ core i5, 16gb RAM, and am running bootcamp on it. I have my windows 10 home installed on an external samsung 1tb t5 SSD, which is a thunderbolt 3 capable drive. I also run an external gtx 1080 for rendering and gaming. The issue I am experiencing is...
  12. J

    Filevault: does encrypting an external usb hard disk work for you?

    diskutil apfs encryptVolume disk3s1 -user disk Passphrase for the new "Disk" user (ABC-xxx): Repeat passphrase: Starting background encryption with the new "Disk" crypto user on disk3s1 The new "Disk" user will be the only one who has initial access to disk3s1 The new APFS crypto user UUID will...
  13. J

    Sudden trouble mounting external HD -A good one to fix-

    Hi all, I have an external HD formatted APFS and encrypted with file vault 2. I never had any issues, once you plug the HD you type the FV2 password and works like it should. I used it yesterday and then again 5 hours later: this time I entered the password and I got asked again like I typed it...
  14. timreespt

    External SSD for iMac mid 2011 21.5inch?

    Hi, I have no idea what I'm doing so if you're kind enough to respond to this thread, easy on the jargon please. I've got a very slow mid 2011 iMac 21.5inch. It's crazy slow now, literally taking 30 mins to get going. Even typing is delayed. I'd like to upgrade it with an external (I don't...
  15. B

    Can't get 2K resolution on 4K monitor

    Hi folks, I'm pulling my hair out with this one and I'm wondering if anyone can help. I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) and a 4K monitor ACER CB280HK. I want to get 2K resolution (2048×1080) on my monitor but the options I have in display are only these: I have tried to...
  16. ivoschalkwijk

    Missing files after copying to External Hard Drive

    After copying thousands of photos from my iPhone to my external hard drive (via iMazing)I found that after unplugging and replugging the hard drive again,the only folder I could still see was the “fseventsd-uuid”folder. If I try to open the “fseventsd-uuid”folder,it disappears automatically...
  17. Jungles999

    2017 iMac fusion vs Samsung T5 ssd

    hi all I just bought a 2017 iMac with 1tb fusion and I’m happy with its performance for my needs But I’m getting the chance to buy a Samsung T5 500GB ssd for very cheap Would I be better off 1. Booting the os and everything on the external ssd 2. Leaving the boot drive and applications on...
  18. j2003af

    Thunderbolt ports not working

    Victim: 2016 MacBook Pro (13,2), 2.9 GHz, 8GB, 256GB, 10.14.1, (4x) Thunderbolt 3 ports Crime: About a month ago my wife started complaining that her computer wasn't charging like its supposed to. I looked at it for a few minutes and got it to charge but didn't think much of it beyond that. The...
  19. A

    Program to external display == less heat?

    I just got a MBP 2019 i9 2.4/32GB/Vega 20/1TB since Tuesday. When I use Traktor(Dj software) all cores go to Max turbo frequencies while only using 10-20% of total CPU and getting high temps that way. What I weirdly noticed is that when I drag Traktor to my 4K Display my CPU usage and temps are...
  20. usmcgymnast

    WD Passport not visible on Mojave

    I finally talked my mom into replacing her 2008 MacBook (El Capitan 10.11.6) with a 2019 iMac (Mojave 10.14.5). Last year I bought her a WD Passport Ultra 1Tb to serve as her Time Machine. I have a 2016 MacBook Pro (High Sierra 10.13.6). I backed her 2008 MacBook up tonight with her Passport...