Tardisk

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  1. drfunk1986 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if this is the correct area, I did a search on Tardisk and it's been discussed but I didn't see a specific topic regarding it, just mentions from other convos. Anyways,

    I own a Mid 2015 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina with the 512GB and 16GB Ram. I recently purchased a Tardisk with 128GB's for the sole purpose of it being an additional scratch disk when using Photoshop/Illustrator & InDesign for cache. So far, it has worked, however, whenever I allow my computer to go into sleep mode, the disk gets "ejected improperly" and then I end up having to take it out and put it back in which goes against the whole point of why I purchased it.

    Is there some sort of setting that I'm missing? I've turned off "put hard disks to sleep" on the settings for battery and it seemed to work for 24 hours but now it's started doing it again. How can I avoid this? I just want to be able to leave it in the SDXC slot and it work.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Well their website says they have software that makes OSX see it as part of your storage called pear have you installed that?

    https://www.tardisk.com/pages/faq

    If not and you would rather keep it separate then maybe return it and go with a transcend jet driver that has a toolbox app to keep it from being ejected.
     
  3. Modernape macrumors regular

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    That will be very slow for use as a photoshop scratch disk/cache, compared to the SSD.
     
  4. ckuttner macrumors member

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    I've had a Tardisk since August, 2016. I love the name, and it really did increase contiguous storage on my MacBook Pro (now running Sierra) from 256 to 512 Gb.
    However, within a few months, I had occasional kernel panics, gradually getting to the point of many in a day. Tardisk tech support had me back up everything (first having had to get rid of files until I had 20% of the internal 256 Gb empty), pop out the Tardisk, restore everything, then "re-pear" the Tardisk.
    Same problem started happening recently, I got the same advice, and I've just left the Tardisk out and for now am not planning on reactivating it soon. I'm past warranty, but Tardisk is offering me a 50% refund if I return it, but it's not a bad price for a 256 Gb storage card, so I may just keep it.
    Tardisk is not yet compatible with High Sierra, so one reason I'm hanging back is to see if they get more reliable with the newer system.
     
  5. ryubyss macrumors newbie

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    I had no trouble using TarDisk with High Sierra, but then, I think that when I installed it that I used Sierra. you have to un-pair it before installing Mojave, though. the Genius Bar technician 'ed things up for me by installing Mojave without un-pairing the TarDisk first, so I can't use the TarDisk until I go through the re-pairing process.
     
  6. come_again macrumors newbie

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    I had the same thing happen. How did you go from fusion back to 2 drives? Did the instructions here work?
    https://www.tardisk.com/pages/uninstall-sierra

    Or did you follow a different process?
     
  7. ckuttner macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure I followed that procedure...it's been a long time. Since iCloud optimization has started, I haven't even used the memory card. I probably should have accepted the refund.
     
  8. ryubyss macrumors newbie

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    I can't remember what happened but I had TarDisk tech support help me. he took over my laptop remotely.
     
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  10. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601

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    You no longer need to use external scratch disks on new machines. If you run out of RAM the internal SSD is so fast for the default scratch it will outperform most external storage.

    Scratch disk options existed back when computers had little + slower RAM and external RAIDs made a difference. The only reason the options still exist is to support older machines.
     
  11. come_again macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Tardisk appears to no longer but supporting the product - no reply to email/voicemail/chat/twitter DM. For anyone else in the same situation, at the Apple Store we simply took out the Tardisk, and the tech reformatted the hard drive to APFS, and then inserted the Tardisk and reformatted it to Journal Extended. Everything went well.


    So no more Fusion drive, but on the positive side, so far over multiple days the SD storage has not unmounted.
     

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