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I just bought and installed a Sony-Optiarc... 1,491 Views / 11 Replies  
I just bought and installed a Sony-Optiarc BD-5850H Blu-Ray burner for the total su of $79! Great bargain! Works too! Now all I need is to buy that Mac blu-ray software.
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Mar 8, 2013 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Will the iMac and Mac OS X act any snappier with... 1,491 Views / 11 Replies  
Will the iMac and Mac OS X act any snappier with the newest Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD?
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Mar 8, 2013 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Synthetic benchmarks show a HUGE gap in... 1,491 Views / 11 Replies  
Synthetic benchmarks show a HUGE gap in performance. The SATA 3GB is easily saturated and is a bottleneck.

I'm looking for real world experience for those who have upgraded a stock Apple SSD...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Feb 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Upgrade stock 256GB SSD in 2011 iMac. what to expect? 1,491 Views / 11 Replies  
Hello y'all,

I'm planning on upgrading the stock 256GB SSD in my 2011 27" iMac to a modern 256GB 6G SSD and i'd like to know what to expect performance wise?

The stock Apple drive OEM Toshiba...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Feb 16, 2013 at 01:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
27" Thunderbolt Display, Big JamBox, apple usb superdrive, wireless keyboard, g-raid 8tb thunderbolt, etc..... 279 Views / 0 Replies  
Apple 27” Thunderbolt Display MC914LL/A
Price: $799

Apple USB SuperdriveMD564ZM/A
Price: $50

Apple MagSafe 45watt power adapter for MacBook Air MC747LL/A
Price: $50

Apple (Bluetooth)...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Aug 23, 2012 at 02:20 AM, in Marketplace
Let me add in: Portal 2 for Mac/Windows.... 624 Views / 3 Replies  
Let me add in:

Portal 2 for Mac/Windows. unused.
Price: $25
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Nov 24, 2011 at 04:50 AM, in Marketplace
GRAId 4TB, GDrive 320GB mini, apple remote, battery charger, etc. 624 Views / 3 Replies  
This this is wicked fast and very pretty. eSata 3GBit is a very nice feature.

The G-RAID is incredibly fast with sustained transfer speeds of over 200MB/Second.
G-RAID 4TB

Dual SATA II 7200RPM...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Nov 24, 2011 at 04:49 AM, in Marketplace
Buying/Selling used copy of Office 2011 Mac 377 Views / 1 Replies  
Any technical issues or considerations for end user when buying used retail DVD 3 license edition of Microsoft Office 2011 Home+Student?

I'm selling my retail copy since i'm being forced to use...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Nov 1, 2011 at 02:01 AM, in Applications
While water is a functional rinsing agent, i... 907 Views / 10 Replies  
While water is a functional rinsing agent, i don't see it as a cleaning agent. Ammonia might be too strong as a cleaning agent, but i'm wondering about the effects of alcohol on the rubber.
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Oct 16, 2011 at 01:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good call since i'd probably buy an OWC drive... 1,695 Views / 5 Replies  
Good call since i'd probably buy an OWC drive anyway. I wouldn't want to get rid of the optical drive for multiple reasons.

1. Don't want 3 separate HD's.
2. Would like sell the factory Apple SSD...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Oct 16, 2011 at 03:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
i forget which rack I put it on, but the fatal... 907 Views / 10 Replies  
i forget which rack I put it on, but the fatal flaw was setting it on normal cycle and i think between the harsh hot water and the drying cycle, it f'ed up my keyboard.

This time i want a tried...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Oct 16, 2011 at 03:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
sticky wireless keyboard. How to fix? 907 Views / 10 Replies  
Ugh, I spilled something onto my Apple Wireless keyboard and now some of the keys are sticky. Last time this happened, I threw it in the dishwasher w/o any batteries and no detergent. Problem is, the...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Oct 15, 2011 at 09:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does swapping out SSD void AppleCare? 1,695 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been getting the itch to swap out my factory installed APPLE SSD TS256C in my 2011 27" iMac. I have AppleCare on this machine until 2014.

Would this void my AppleCare? I think I could...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Oct 15, 2011 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac factory installed SSD, plug and play? 603 Views / 1 Replies  
I have factory installed apple 256GB SSD. Can I simply go out there and buy a third party and install it in place of the original? Does Apple use any special mounting points?

Also, will the end...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Oct 8, 2011 at 07:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Does this mean that i'll see zero benefit to... 1,218 Views / 4 Replies  
Does this mean that i'll see zero benefit to running 1333MHz RAM since 1066MHz is the limiting factor? I wish barefeats would do a speed comparison.
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
unibody mid 2010 Mac Mini Server RAM speed question 1,218 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm running a unibody Mid 2010 Mac Mini Server w/10.6.8. I recently upgraded the RAM to full 8GB. I used Crucial DDR3 1333mhz SO-DIMM modules.

The specs for this machine say that it has an FSB of...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's some good info. Thanks! What is done on... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
That's some good info. Thanks! What is done on the CPU and what is 'accelerated' and offloaded onto the GPU? Meaning, is the 2d crap offloaded to GPU or is it drawn directly from the CPU. I'm super...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'll admit that the video frameworks/subsystem in... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
I'll admit that the video frameworks/subsystem in Mac OS X confuses the heck out of me, especially when Apple rebrands open source alternatives. Quartz 2D, Quartz 2D extreme, Quartz Extreme, Quartz...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 21, 2011 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Are the secondary and tertiary windows stored in... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
Are the secondary and tertiary windows stored in a frame buffer? If not, are they drawn on the fly?
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 20, 2011 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Too high? Would you prefer 1080p rez? I certainly... 794 Views / 7 Replies  
Too high? Would you prefer 1080p rez? I certainly don't have Eagle eyes, but even w/o vision correction for my nearsighted 32yr old eyes, the IPS screen is still crisp enough to handle 1440p...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 20, 2011 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
I chose the 1GB GDDR5 6970m since i'm unlikely to... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
I chose the 1GB GDDR5 6970m since i'm unlikely to drive more than a single monitor. I did spec the $600 256GB SSD option and while I don't quite regret it, in hindsight, it represents an extremely...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 19, 2011 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sweet, do you have a thread on that? I'd love to... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
Sweet, do you have a thread on that? I'd love to read more about your effort. thanks!
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 17, 2011 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Why is the Thunderbolt Display so darn thick? 1,186 Views / 13 Replies  
Why is the Thunderbolt Display so darn thick?
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 17, 2011 at 08:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If it's one area that I can't kvetch enough about... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
If it's one area that I can't kvetch enough about it's video. I can't believe a company like "OWC" would do something like storage but not video. I'd gladly pay a premium for improved GPU performance...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 17, 2011 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
From what I can ascertain, if one already has a... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
From what I can ascertain, if one already has a factory installed Apple 256GB SSD, than replacement is much easier than adding one wholesale. The cables and brackets are all in place which means the...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 16, 2011 at 06:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree that a magnetic platter based storage... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
I agree that a magnetic platter based storage will not exceed SATA 3Gb/s anytime soon. That being said, the soon to be released Samsung PM830 line of high performance SSD's comes standard with a...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple is very lax about buying through the .edu... 1,237 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple is very lax about buying through the .edu store. You don't even need a .edu e-mail to purchase from it!
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 15, 2011 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thunderbolt will always be more expensive to... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
Thunderbolt will always be more expensive to implement than USB 3.0. Because it Wraps up a Bi-Directional PCIe and Displayport protocols it naturally sits higher up on the food chain. Also the host...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 15, 2011 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I built up my CTO Mid 2011 iMac 27" with: ... 2,709 Views / 35 Replies  
I built up my CTO Mid 2011 iMac 27" with:

3.4ghz Core i7 Quad
16GB Samsung RAM 40nm class Amazon.com: Samsung MV-3T4G4 4GB DDR3 Laptop SDRAM (1333MHz PC3-10600): Electronics...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 15, 2011 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bump 1,046 Views / 2 Replies  
Bump
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:47 AM, in Marketplace
I have a receipt and download code from the Apple... 23,264 Views / 624 Replies  
I have a receipt and download code from the Apple Store for the Lion up-to-date program. My question is, Can that code be redeemed on someone else's Apple account?

thanks
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Aug 6, 2011 at 09:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Also for Sale: Elgato Turbo .264HD h.264... 1,046 Views / 2 Replies  
Also for Sale:

Elgato Turbo .264HD h.264 accelerator/encoder system.
Turbo.264 HD Features (http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/Turbo264HD/product2.en.html)

Boosts speed of...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Aug 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM, in Marketplace
Time Capsule 2Tb 4th gen, Ram, GRAID 1,046 Views / 2 Replies  
Crucial 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 1066mhz CL7 8500 204pin SO-DIMM upgrade. CT2CP51264BC1067

Lifetime warranty. Compatible with all Mac's that run at 1067mhz. This will work on previous generation Mac...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Aug 3, 2011 at 04:48 AM, in Marketplace
I'm currently running 16gb (4x4) MV-3T4G4/US... 891 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm currently running 16gb (4x4) MV-3T4G4/US Samsung RAM in my 2011, core i7 quad-core iMac. It's been very reliable. No memory errors.
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jul 29, 2011 at 03:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
FS: Portal 2 for Mac/PC 624 Views / 0 Replies  
hi,

I have Portal 2 for Mac/PC for sale. I take PayPal

Price: $35
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jul 16, 2011 at 09:15 PM, in Marketplace
Tips to manage OSX in a SSD/HD setup 3,967 Views / 9 Replies  
Greetings,

Any direct links on tips for Mac OS X users that use a SSD/HD setup? For example, on my new iMac, i'm trying to offload as much stuff as possible to the 1TB drive.

I've mainly used...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jul 15, 2011 at 01:48 PM, in Mac OS X
My experience w/my loaded 2011 iMac 27" 1,357 Views / 3 Replies  
Part 1: Buying experience

I've been using my 2011 iMac 27" for about 2 weeks now. I wanted a hotrod computer, but also be shrewd and savvy using available discounts. Since the stock config iMac's...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
keyboards get alot of grit and grim that builds... 6,102 Views / 16 Replies  
keyboards get alot of grit and grim that builds up over time. In the old days when keyboards were more mechanical and less electronic, it was more commonplace to throw a keyboard in a dishwasher if...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jul 10, 2011 at 02:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Further Explained: Apple's iMac 2011 Model Hard... 1,586 Views / 5 Replies  
Further Explained: Apple's iMac 2011 Model Hard Drive 'Restrictions' | Other World Computing Blog (http://blog.macsales.com/10206-further-explained-apples-imac-2011-model-hard-drive-restrictions)
...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
2011 iMac, possible to swap hard drive logic board for bigger HD? 1,586 Views / 5 Replies  
The new 2011 iMac's have a proprietary connector. I just got my new iMac and chose the 256gb SSD and 1TB drive.

I'm wondering if it is possible and if anyone has taken the logic board on the HD...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can iTunes giftcard be used in app store? 1,891 Views / 2 Replies  
Can I use an iTunes gift card in the Mac App store and any of the other app stores?
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
27" iMac Target Display Mode power consumption 1,526 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone have power consumption specs of a 27" iMac in target display mode? Is iMac smart enough to shut down things like HD, processor etc??? Do the fans still spin up?

Haven't been able to find...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 23, 2011 at 02:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
It still powers up, connect and most keys still... 6,102 Views / 16 Replies  
It still powers up, connect and most keys still work. No sign of getting wet.

QUOTE=Spheric Harlot;4088542]If it was still under warranty, why on earth did you try to "fix" it yourself?[/QUOTE]...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 23, 2011 at 02:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple wireless keyboard warranty? Put it through dishwasher 6,102 Views / 16 Replies  
My Apple Wireless keyboard recently had some issues with some keys not working; when i push down on certain keys, no input is shown on the screen.

My first action was to run it under the kitchen...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 23, 2011 at 01:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry Shane for not making things clearer. I... 1,181 Views / 2 Replies  
Sorry Shane for not making things clearer. I prefer to sell it as a bundle and will give you awesome value for your dollar.

If you want to buy just the mac mini unit, the price is $725.
...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on Jun 10, 2011 at 09:20 AM, in Marketplace
Mac Mini Server 2.66ghz 2x500gb 7200rpm HD 1,181 Views / 2 Replies  
This is one of the more unique Apple offerings in recent history. It functions amazingly well as an HTPC and can simultaneously drive 2 displays. All in a small, quiet package. Using the Apple Remote...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on May 22, 2011 at 12:05 AM, in Marketplace
We longer live in a 2D world, so yes, I will be... 2,022 Views / 20 Replies  
We longer live in a 2D world, so yes, I will be running 3d intensive apps. 2560x1440 is a massive amount of pixels to push around even for everyday tasking which makes GPGPU more vital to a lesser...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on May 19, 2011 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm in the process of debating which model to buy... 2,022 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm in the process of debating which model to buy based on acquisition cost and longevity of the cpu/gpu. From experience I know it takes alot of horsepower to drive around so many pixels.

From...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on May 19, 2011 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would snap that up if Apple offered the Radeon... 2,022 Views / 20 Replies  
I would snap that up if Apple offered the Radeon 6970M as an upgrade over the 6770m. Even if they did offer it up, it would probably cost $100-$150 bringing the machine back up to $1850 again and at...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on May 19, 2011 at 12:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Deciding between 2010 iMac or new 2k11 Thunderbolt model 2,022 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm looking at the new $2000 Thunderbolt iMac. I like this top end model for the Corei5 quad, ATi Radeon 6970m 1GBVRAM, and the FaceTime cam is nice.

Apple is currently offering a 2010 refurb Imac...
Posted by Rev2Liv, on May 18, 2011 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
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