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Thanks for all the replies. I'll look at... 547 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for all the replies.

I'll look at either the Greens for cost-effectiveness or the Blacks for warranty and reliability.

All the best,

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 5, 2014 at 04:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
[SUITABILITY] WD Red NAS drive as a general purpose backup drive. 547 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I am looking for a bit of advice please regarding getting a new internal backup drive for my 2008 Mac Pro.

I'm looking for really good reliability/warranty (I have 5 external...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 4, 2014 at 03:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi, Well, tried Mavericks for a day or so... 543 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

Well, tried Mavericks for a day or so (fresh install), and after the first time Mavericks had gone to sleep and woken up it wa fine for a minute or so, then ***HANG*** and needed the...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Dec 30, 2013 at 03:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to reply. ... 543 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I had thought about going up to Mavericks, but during my googling, I came across people who were having the same issues with Mavericks as they were on...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Dec 27, 2013 at 04:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Want to go back to 10.8.4 543 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi everyone,

A couple of months back or so I decided to do a complete, fresh reinstall of 10.8 on my Early 2008 Mac Pro - which I tend to do every 12-18 months or so to appease the OCD in me. I...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Dec 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM, in Mac OS X
In a bit of a jam - Mail from SL to Lion 590 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi everyone,

i really hope someone can help me, as I'm in a bit of a bind whichever way I turn at the moment, it seems.

I have done a clean install of Lion 7.3 and want to migrate my mail from...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the reply, cgc. Has anyone had... 658 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the reply, cgc.

Has anyone had any experience of using cards like this in their Mac Pro:

New AMD Radeon HD 6870 2GB Video Card for Apple Mac Pro 2008-2010 ATI 5870 | eBay...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Nov 6, 2011 at 07:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
If we see a new Mac Pro next year... 658 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I currently have a Early 2008 Mac Pro, which I have upgraded the RAM and put in a 256GB SSD.

I am looking at getting a new video card as well - at the moment this would be the...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Nov 6, 2011 at 06:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
How "reliable" are the extra 2 SATA ports on a 2008 Mac Pro 1,680 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi everyone.

A long time ago, I ventured in to a saga of trying to make use of the 2 extra SATA ports on my Early 2008 Mac Pro. This didn't go quite as planned (gory details can be found here...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Where can I buy NewerTech stuff near International Drive, orlando? 1,104 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I will be visiting Orlando (from the UK) - more specifically, the theme parks - later this year and will be staying on, perhaps somewhat obviously, International Drive.

Now, I was...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Feb 12, 2011 at 06:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks again for the replies. Yes, all four... 1,698 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks again for the replies.

Yes, all four bays currently have 1.5TB drives in them (soon to be 4 x 3TB hopefully) plus 1 250GB IDE drive in the second optical bay.

I already have a SATA HDD...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Really? What a pain. Just out of interest, what... 1,698 Views / 15 Replies  
Really? What a pain. Just out of interest, what makes them incompatible? What about this one?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221494

Thank you for your link, but it is very...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Dec 2, 2010 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Will these SATA PCI cards work in an Early 2008 Mac Pro 1,698 Views / 15 Replies  
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could please tell me if any of these SATA PCI cards would work in my Early 2008 Mac Pro.

I would like to use it to hook up my external SATA HDD Dock to the Mac...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Dec 2, 2010 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thank you for the replies. Didn't actually... 1,368 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you for the replies.

Didn't actually know I was using the correct terminology to be honest; just copied what I saw on the website.

As for actual throughput speed - not really worried. I...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Nov 27, 2010 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Will this HDD work in an Early 2008 Mac Pro? 1,368 Views / 3 Replies  
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache, OEM 0F12450 [HDS723030ALA640] from Overclock.co.uk...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Nov 27, 2010 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Eug, Thanks for the reply. I didn't... 824 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi Eug,

Thanks for the reply.

I didn't think 10.5 would install on this eMac - is it a very easy hack? I'll have to have a bit of a google.

Thanks again,

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Nov 7, 2010 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
What can I do with 2 700mhz eMacs? 824 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi,

I have been given 2 700mhz eMacs (one with 1GB RAM and the other 384MB RAM).

I'm going to let my 5yo have one to play on but am wondering what to do with the other one. I will be offering...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Nov 7, 2010 at 09:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Can I use same IP address for both wifi and ethernet ports 2,047 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

I'm setting all my devices to have static IP addresses on my home network.

What I would like to know is - is it good practice to set, for example, both the wifi and ethernet connections on...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jun 23, 2010 at 07:16 AM, in Networking
Hi everyone, Thanks for all the replies. ... 1,483 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the replies.

It turns out that none of the devices "had remove from server" (or similar) enabled.

What I needed to do was change my login name from "xxxxxyyyyy"...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jun 3, 2010 at 12:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Okey dokey... So much my my little... 1,483 Views / 7 Replies  
Okey dokey...

So much my my little experiment proving it was the Mac Pro - it seems that it isn't.

Woke up this morning and switched on my iPhone and it picked up 5 new emails.

Switched on...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jun 2, 2010 at 08:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I did check... 1,483 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I did check Mails settings and it was set to delete messages from the server after 30 days. I tried my little "experiment" with this ticked on and off but got the same...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jun 1, 2010 at 04:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone / iPad / Mac Mail not all playing nicely together 1,483 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi,

I have a question about an issue I am having with emails on my iPhone 3GS, iPad and Mac Pro (10.6.3).

My UK-based ISP is Virgin Media, who have recently handed over the email services to...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jun 1, 2010 at 03:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Wow! After leaving everything turned off... 2,246 Views / 10 Replies  
Wow!

After leaving everything turned off last night, it al now seems to be working (turned it back on obviously :D )

I wonder just what the hell was going on though.

Thanks again,

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 31, 2010 at 04:30 AM, in Networking
Hi again Simon, OK, it was the stealth mode... 2,246 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi again Simon,

OK, it was the stealth mode that was stopping me from pinging myself on the MP - So thanks very much for that. At least I know that doesn't have anything to do with it :D

But I...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 30, 2010 at 12:09 PM, in Networking
Just came back to see if I had any replies. ... 2,246 Views / 10 Replies  
Just came back to see if I had any replies.

Gave it another attempt and now things seem to be a bit better - a couple of the non-working sites are now working correctly. Still no luck with the...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM, in Networking
Hi, I've just tried that in the last 30mins... 2,246 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi,

I've just tried that in the last 30mins or so, and that doesn't seem to be having any effect - still the same issue :(

I have noticed something else weird though, that may be related.
...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 30, 2010 at 08:13 AM, in Networking
Thanks, Simon. I've tried the ones you... 2,246 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks, Simon.

I've tried the ones you listed and I still can't access toucharcade.com or opendns.com.

I wonder if there is something wrong with my router (D-Link DI-634M)? Is there something...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 30, 2010 at 06:53 AM, in Networking
Weird DNS issues (OpenDNS and VirginMedia) 2,246 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi,

I am having some weird issues which I feel may be DNS-related.

When I went to bed last night, as far as I was aware, everything was working fine. I could go to whatever webpage I wanted,...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jan 30, 2010 at 06:33 AM, in Networking
OK - I worked it out!!! I can't believe what it... 2,849 Views / 7 Replies  
OK - I worked it out!!! I can't believe what it was either!!!

I had an IDE hard drive installed in one of the optical drive bays. It was THIS drive that Windows was complaining about - not the...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Oct 31, 2009 at 03:30 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks for the pointers - I appreciate it. I... 2,849 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the pointers - I appreciate it.

I did wonder about the install cd so i even tried my sp2 cd which I'd used before - but same problem there too.

I'm going to try another 1.5TB drive I...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:02 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hi ghporter. That my problem - I don't get... 2,849 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi ghporter.

That my problem - I don't get the option to format the drive - I don't get that far.

As soon as I select the drive by pressing ENTER, this is when I get the error message. From...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Oct 31, 2009 at 09:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Cannot install XP - "This disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition" 2,849 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi,

I'm in the middle of reconfiguring my Mac Pro and one of the things I wanted to do was use a Seagate 1.5TB drive as my boot drive.

I wanted to have 3 partitions on it: Snow Leopard / Music...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Oct 31, 2009 at 09:03 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hi Simon, Thank you for the answers :) ... 598 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi Simon,

Thank you for the answers :)

I have to ask though - what is the MLB? Main Logic Board?

Thanks again,

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Aug 29, 2009 at 11:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Snow Leopard install / iTune / Deauthorise computer 598 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

When I get my Snow Leopard I am going to do a completely fresh install. I know i don't HAVE to, but I want to, to help clear out some of the old junk that's been on my machine for ages.
...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Aug 29, 2009 at 08:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Nice one - thanks guys. And my parents thank... 372 Views / 3 Replies  
Nice one - thanks guys.

And my parents thank you too :)

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Aug 21, 2009 at 12:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Will new "USB 2" printers still work with a "USB 1" eMac? 372 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

My parents have a trusty eMac which they are hoping to replace in the coming months with something much newer (MacBook probably).

However, they would like to get an all-in-one printer,...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
HI again, There use to be a G5 sitting in... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
HI again,

There use to be a G5 sitting in exactly the same place, so maybe the right-hand screw came from there.

As for the right-hand motherboard screw - is it worth losing any sleep over? If...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 26, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
For those of you who are following this car-crash... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
For those of you who are following this car-crash of an attempted upgrade:

@reader50: Good call, followed your suggestion and up-ended the Mac and after some gentle shaking I heard a screw drop,...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 26, 2009 at 06:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm deffo gonna give it a try tomorrow and who... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm deffo gonna give it a try tomorrow and who knows - I may be lucky!!! But I saw the size of the gap that it slid between though, so I'm not hopeful :(

But wish me luck, please :)

Then I...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 25, 2009 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
DISASTER!!! I managed to get everything... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
DISASTER!!!

I managed to get everything apart and got a cable up into the optical bay (which wasn't really long enough, so I need to get a longer one - great).

But as I was putting it all back...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 25, 2009 at 08:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks, mduell! That's what I was hoping - I... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks, mduell!

That's what I was hoping - I wonder why they bothered putting the little labels on? *shrugs*

Thanks again,

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 24, 2009 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
OK, one last question for the time being... ... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
OK, one last question for the time being...

I have several Foxconn SATA II 3.0Gbs cables that I got from work. Does it really matter which end goes onto the motherboard and which end goes on to...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 24, 2009 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks, CIA! Looks like it could all be game... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks, CIA!

Looks like it could all be game on again :) It never even dawned on me to check on youtube - good call!

Do you know if anyone has tried routing 2 sata cables up in to the optical...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 24, 2009 at 08:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Top man, Spheric! I'll deffo give it a look... 1,657 Views / 6 Replies  
Top man, Spheric!

I'll deffo give it a look over the weekend.

Thanks,

Matthew
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, not really. I just like to follow the path of... 1,657 Views / 6 Replies  
No, not really. I just like to follow the path of least resistance :)

I'll look into the imap thing though as it looks quite interesting from what I can understand. Does it just "sort of" mirror...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 24, 2009 at 06:40 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hi, I think I may have found the answer, but... 1,657 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi,

I think I may have found the answer, but can't say for certain until I check with my Mac at home tonight.

It would appear that Google POP accounts "ignore" the "leave message on server"...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 24, 2009 at 05:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone Mail, Mac Pro Mail, Google Mail 1,657 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi,

I'm having an issue with my mail set-up on my Mac Pro and Phone.

I have a POP mail account with my UK ISP - Virgin Media. This all seems to be working perfectly. If my Mac gets the email...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 23, 2009 at 06:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think I'm going to pass on this "upgrade" now... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
I think I'm going to pass on this "upgrade" now as it looks to difficult to get to the SATA sockets and somehow route the two extra sata cable up in to the optical bay area.

Unless anyone has any...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 12, 2009 at 06:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi guys, Thanks for the replies. I'd... 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I'd sort of put this on the back burner for a while, but now I'm looking at actually getting this going and I could do with a little bit more advice first of...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Adding more internal SATA drives in Early 2008 Mac Pro 4,972 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi,

All 4 internal bays are full in my Early 2008 Mac Pro and I wanted to add some more internal storage.

I've added an old IDE into the top Optical Drive slot using a mounting kit but I'd...
Posted by Matthew Attoe, on Jun 9, 2009 at 08:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
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