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I use a product named Scannerz to check drives... 1,081 Views / 19 Replies  
I use a product named Scannerz to check drives out. It's a very effective tool. On their website they have a set of pages dedicated to hard drive problems, as well as problems that can act like hard...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Nov 9, 2014 at 04:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Sorry it took me so long to get back. In my... 8,065 Views / 65 Replies  
Sorry it took me so long to get back.

In my case disabling the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option under System Preferences -> Energy Saver options stopped it. They told me to try it...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
If I were you I wouldn't even bother spending any... 8,065 Views / 65 Replies  
If I were you I wouldn't even bother spending any more time trying to troubleshoot it because it's an OS bug. We use Scannerz (Scannerz and Scannerz Lite - Hard Drive and System Test Tools for Mac OS...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Apr 9, 2014 at 09:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have never seen mds use any more than 100MB on... 1,940 Views / 6 Replies  
I have never seen mds use any more than 100MB on Snow Leopard. That doesn't mean it can't happen. I disregard virtual memory usage when reading memory usage. Mountain Lion can, on the other hand show...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Jan 29, 2013 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No one can really tell what happened to your... 1,530 Views / 15 Replies  
No one can really tell what happened to your system at this point without opening the unit up. I could however, offer an educated guess.

Scannerz is fault detection software, it isn't just hard...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Jan 29, 2013 at 07:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
P: I'm an old Unix geek. That's why I switched to... 1,940 Views / 6 Replies  
P: I'm an old Unix geek. That's why I switched to OS X. I used to be a devotee of Linux and FreeBSD (I still like both of them, but they're not primary OSes for me anymore.) About 10+ years ago I was...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seemingly bizarre memory management in Mountain Lion 1,940 Views / 6 Replies  
I've got a 2009 MacBook that I'm working with using Mountain Lion. This unit is dual boot, one volume being Mountain Lion, and the other being Snow Leopard. The system only has 2G of RAM in it....
Posted by D R Turbo, on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I fail to understand why anyone is complaining... 1,503 Views / 47 Replies  
I fail to understand why anyone is complaining about the I/O and the lack of an optical drive.

About 7 years ago, a lot of electronics companies (Sony, Hitachi, Samsung, etc. etc. etc) started...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Nov 1, 2012 at 01:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
I recognize that the problem existed on the... 1,003 Views / 19 Replies  
I recognize that the problem existed on the Titaniums, but that doesn't mean the PHY (or any other chip on a logic board) is infallible. Theoretically, you should be able to plug in and remove...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Oct 18, 2012 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Check out this link: ... 521 Views / 14 Replies  
Check out this link:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1767

Apple's terminology as well as how it's implemented over the years is, to say the least, confusing, and it varies from model to model,...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Oct 18, 2012 at 02:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
You might want to try an SMU reset (not the same... 521 Views / 14 Replies  
You might want to try an SMU reset (not the same thing as a PMU reset). Apple started transitioning it's systems with a host of confusing names and procedures for resetting them around the time the...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Spheric Harlot: The day I did the original... 1,003 Views / 19 Replies  
Spheric Harlot:

The day I did the original post, I made two posts, both about hard drives, and in both I provided the link to the book. It occurred to me this might look like spam, but the book is...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is my first day on this web site, and I'm... 1,003 Views / 19 Replies  
This is my first day on this web site, and I'm ending up referencing the same stuff I had in another post. Download the book on hard drive troubleshooting here:
...
Posted by D R Turbo, on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
You might need it. I use a product called... 434 Views / 6 Replies  
You might need it. I use a product called Scannerz to do drive tests. They recently released a large, free pdf book on hard drive troubleshooting which you can get from:
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Posted by D R Turbo, on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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