News Archive for Monday, March 11th, 2012

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Mac Mini SSD Upgrade/Swap (Intel 520 480GB SSD vs SATA2 Toshiba 512GB SSD)
This weekend I had a chance to swap my SATA2 Toshiba 512GB SSD in a Late 2012 Mini for an SATA3 480GB Intel 520 SSD. (520 owner had a 2009 MacBook Pro and found out too late that the SATA3 SSD would only run at SATA1 speeds in it, so made a deal to exchange for the SATA2 512GB Toshiba if I did the install.)
  Unlike the first SSD swap in that mini, this time I had a few issues to work around (like read-only cloned volume) but it turned out well, with a nice performance boost. The whole story is on a separate page. (Added a couple more pix/notes on Tues.)
  
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Previous Day's News Summary:
    Friday March 8th, 2013 News Archive
  • Another DIY Fusion Drive Report (in 2008 Mac Pro)
  • (Short) Reviews of 27in Late 2012 iMacs at UK sites here and here
  • Sonnet Announces 10-Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Cards
  • Acronis launches new version of Mac backup software
  • Apple, Amazon Looking To Sell Used Digital Content
  • Marvel Unlimited Subscription Service Lands on iOS
  • FireFox 19.0.2 release notes (w/security fixes)
  • Bean 3.2.5 (Freeware OS X Word Processor)
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Exams for Service Technicians
    - iMac (Late 2012): External features, ports, and connectors
    - iBooks Author: Adding video content with a closed caption track
    - Aperture 3: No camera detected when attempting to tether Canon 6D
    - iPhoto '11: Importing images from iOS device when My Photo Stream enabled
    - How to use Migration Assistant to transfer files from another Mac
    - OS X v10.8.2: Startup, Keychain, Airport, CD/DVD eject, other issues after Update
    - How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 web plug-in/Web Start functionality
    - iTunes Store: Transferring purchases from iOS device/iPod to a computer
    - iTunes 11: 'The device cannot be found' when attempting to restore Apple TV
    - Apple TV (2nd and 3rd gen): Third-party content provider information
    - iOS 5: Issues and resolutions with S/MIME and Exchange 2010
    - iOS: Supported protocols for VPN
    - iOS: Understanding multitasking

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