Apple :: Macbook Air - Non CD Drive

Sep 7, 2009

I was about to pull the trigger on a Macbook Air however I was wondering if only the super drive will work with it or if I am able to buy a cheaper not apple brand one.

On a side note, I am new to OSX and is there any word program I could use to take notes in class before I bought a superdrive for Mac Office?

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Apple :: Dvd Drive Macbook 13 Mid 2007

Aug 17, 2009

I was just wondering if anybody knew if you can take a optical drive out of a apple ibook and put it in a Macbook 13 mid 2007, and if it would work?

I ask because my Macbook 13 mid 2007 optical drive has died and I have a drive from a ibook just laying around, please any info on this or if you know of a ibook model that would work with the macbook 13.

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Apple :: Cloning A Macbook Pro Drive On A PC

Jan 31, 2009

I have a 2006 macbook pro 17". I want to upgrade the 120GB hard drive with a 500 GB drive. I normally use ghost on my PC to clone hard drives from laptops. Is there a Windows program that will allow my to clone an OSX drive from one hard drive to another?

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Apple :: What Hard Drive Do You Have In Your Macbook/MBP

Aug 11, 2009

I have the stock 250gb Fujitsu MJA2250BH. It clicks a little and I can hear it working at times, but I suppose it's decent. I'm still going to upgrade to a faster one sometime.

What do you have? You happy with it? Does it make a lot of noise/vibration/etc.?

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Apple :: Boot Off A USB Thumb Drive (MacBook)

Jun 26, 2009

Can I boot off a USB thumb drive with a MacBook?

Linux is what's on the drive, but it's not wanting to boot.

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Apple :: Replacing Hard Drive On MacBook Air

Mar 10, 2009

I had two questions about replacing the hard drive on the 1st generation (rev A) MacBook Air (with the 80GB hard drive):

1. I believe I read somewhere that it uses a not-so-common connector/interface. So, does anyone know where you can get the type of hard drive the rev. A MacBook Air takes?

2. Has anyone ever done this? Is it hard to get inside the case? Hard to swap out the drive?

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Apple :: Selecting Macbook Pro Hard Drive

Jun 2, 2009

I have a 2.2GHz 15" Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro with the factory 120GB hard drive. I want to upgrade the hard drive in the near future and have a couple questions:

1. Is there a size limit? (memory)

2. I hear that 7200RPM can be loud and/or cause vibration. Have any of you guys experienced this?

3. Is it SATA or ATA? What's the difference?

4. I noticed some are 16MB and some are 8MB. Does it really make a difference?

6. What's the best place to buy online?

5. These are some of the hard drives that I was looking at: [url]

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Apple :: New MacBook OwnerOptical Drive Not Working

May 3, 2009

original problem with the optical drive has been solved but it is now scratching my discs and making grinding noises.

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Apple :: External Hard Drive For Macbook

May 20, 2009

can I get any external hard drive for my Macbook? Because I see ads for external hard drives for Macs, as if they're specially designed and made for Macs. Is that legit, or can I buy any one I want?

And while we're on the subject - any suggestions as to which one is the best (fastest, most reliable, etc.)?

I'm looking at getting a 1TB external.

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Apple :: Macbook Solid State Drive

Mar 30, 2009

i'm thinking of getting a mac book, either pro or regular, and i wanted to know if i could get the standard SATA hard drive and just upgrade to SSD later on? or do I have to get it with the notebook directly from apple when i buy it?

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Apple :: Macbook 13 - Wiped The Hard Drive Clean

Aug 23, 2009

My new question is I bought a Used Macbook 13 mid 2007 and the last owner wiped the hard drive clean, and just so I can use the macbook I've been using a Live Linux cd, which is ok for now.. Anyway a friend gave me his set of os x 10.4.6 dvds so I can install a mac os but for some reason they won't install, it starts like it's going to install then a message pops up saying' this software can't be installed on this computer'' or something like that..

What can I do, the last owner of this macbook says he lost the CDs that came with it, when he was moving..

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Apple :: What Solid-statd Drive (SSD) Is Shipped In The MacBook Pro

Oct 27, 2009

What solid-statd drive (SSD) is shipped in the MacBook Pro?

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Apple :: New 13" Macbook Pro User - Hard Drive

Aug 25, 2009

I just bought my first macbook ever. I got the 13.3" MBP with the 160gb 5400 rpm hard drive.

I upgraded the ram already from 2gb -> 4gb, and I was considering upgrading the hard drive. Size isn't too much of an issue for me because I keep most of my songs/movies/pictures on an external, but I was planning on upgrading it to something faster.

I was looking at the 320gb 7200rpm Scorpio Black, and was wondering if anyone has it installed in their unibody MBPs. I was worried about whether it would cause it to vibrate more/be noticeably louder/generate more heat.

I was also considering the seagate momentus equivalent.

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Apple :: 17" Macbook Pro - Hard Drive Upgrade

May 13, 2009

I have a 17" Macbook Pro, just prior to the unibody. I currently have the 250gig 5400rpm drive. I want to upgrade to a 320gig 7200rpm drive.

1. Which model HD do you recommend?

2. If you don't screw anything up on install, will the Applecare warranty still be valid? I get conflicting answers on this.

3. I would love to keep my current hard drive OS/Apps intact. I'd like image my drive and put it on my new 320 drive. Any tips or documentation on how to do this? What is required? I do have an external firewire800 drive I can use to store the image.

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Apple :: MacBook Pro - How To Setup And Boot Off External FireWire Drive

Jan 23, 2009

I use my MacBook Pro for most everything except at home where I have a desktop system that's a few years old. The MacBook Pro should generally run rings around it except for disk performance and that's something that I'd like to fix. So I picked up a 1 TB MyBook and it's attached to the MacBook Pro right now but the MBP doesn't see the disk. I assume that I need to partition and format the drive.

The MacBook Pro currently has Mac OSX and Windows XP on the internal drive and they work just fine. What I'd like to do is to be able to boot Mac OSX, WinXP x64 and Win32 off of the 1 TB drive. I was hoping to partition it into three pieces and boot whichever OS I wanted at the time.

What I'd like to know is if it is possible to do this (3 OS on one external drive that the Mac could boot from) and how to go about setting this up. I would grab XP x64 and XP Win32 off another machine (that machine has three Windows licenses running) and move them to the MacBook Pro (with Microsoft's help if needed).

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Apple :: How Fast Are The Transfer Speeds From The Hard Drive To The Macbook Using Wireless

Jan 4, 2009

i have two macbooks connected to an airport extreme (i haven't actually got one yet), and i connect an external hard drive to the airport.

I want to share my external hard drive through my network. Just wondering how fast are the transfer speeds from the hard drive to the macbook using wireless? (ie copying a movie 700mb etc from the hard drive connected to the airport to my macbook using wireless)

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Apple :: Macbook Late 2008 Unibody - Startup Noise In DVD Drive

Nov 1, 2009

I got my aluminum Macbook back in February 2009. When I first turned it on, I noticed the DVD sound make some noise every time I turn it on.

My girlfriend who uses the 13" Macbook Pro heard that noise and asked me what the heck that was..

I told her that I hear that noise every single time I turn on the laptop. She said that its not the case for her....

Is what I'm hearing normal? I do not know of anyone with my particular version of the Macbook!

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Apple :: Macbook V Macbook Pro (My Short Review Based On 2 Hours At PC World's Stand)

Feb 5, 2009

To start I should remind everyone that i'm not a mac user. I have never owned a mac or used OSX properly before today. As such, my opinions should be taken as coming from someone who has much knowledge and experience as far as PC's are concerned, but who is a total mac n00b.

First Impressions

When I first walked over to the Macbooks I was quite taken aback. The build quality is out of this world. In fact, I immediately walked over to the latest PC laptops to compare and immediately thought "manufacturing FAIL". Really, the Macbooks are italian sports cars, and PC's are 30 year old farm tractors to use the typical "car analogy".

The Macbook

I really only had any interest in the Macbook when I first went to the Apple stand, but came away with the intention of buying a MacBook Pro. Let me explain:

The MacBook's build quality is awesome. It's solid, no creaking plastic or flexable build, completely and utterly solid. Awesome.............

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Apple :: 15" Macbook/Macbook Pro With Integrated Graphics For Less

Mar 7, 2009

I have been speculating over this prospect giving the direction that Apple took with the starting price of the 24" iMac (upgrade everything else and downgrade the VRAM).

I mean, this is something I would like to see, but I wonder if it is a smart move on Apple's part given how much they make off the current MBP's with the so called Apple Tax.

And, if they made this move, one has to wonder if it still would be considered a Pro.

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Apple :: New Macbook (base Model) VS Macbook Black

Jan 2, 2009

This is going to be my very first Mac. I'm really excited about it, but I don't know which one I should go for... I narrowed it down to these two models. Which one should I go for and why?

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Apple :: Black Macbook - Light Up Keys On Macbook

Feb 10, 2009

I bought a black macbook this summer and every night when I'm in bed trying to do work I can barely see which keys is which. Obviously this wouldn't be a cheap fix but is there a way or is it possible to install the new light up keys of the new macbooks onto a pre-remodel macbook?

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Apple :: Macbook, Macbook Pro Software Update 1.2

May 9, 2009

I downloaded this updated for my unibody Macbook Pro, and I think it's pretty vital. However, it gave me this error when I tried to install it: "You cannot install Macbook, Macbook Pro software update on this volume. This update requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 or newer." Now don't tell me that I have selected the wrong partition to install the update, or that I need to update my OS to 10.5.5 because I already have 10.5.6 and I chose the Macintosh HD partition to install the update.

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Apple :: Refurb MacBook Unibody Vs MacBook Pro

Sep 12, 2009

So I'm definitely getting a 13" Macbook or Macbook Pro. Apple has some great prices on refurbs so that's probably the route I'll be going however I'm having trouble discerning the difference between the 13" Aluminum Unibody standard macbook and the 13" Unibody Macbook Pro. From what I've read they both have the upgraded screen, they're obviously both unibody, both have the large button-less trackpad, and both have the 9400m. They even have the same dimensions and the only difference I can see between the images is a slightly different case bevel (also the firewire and sd card ports, both are useless to me).

Unfortunately, none of the Apple stores or BestBuys in the area have a non-pro unibody 13" Macbook for me to actually handle and compare. So, basically, what makes the pro version with the slower cpu and smaller hard drive at the same price point worth it?

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Apple :: Disk Image From Macbook Onto Macbook Pro Hdd

Jul 6, 2009

If I make an image of my hdd from my white macbook with disk utility onto a hard drive I take out of a unibody macbook pro will it work and boot properly?

I will do this by taking the 250gb hdd out of the unibody macbook pro and putting it into a sata external usb hdd enclosure, then making an image of my current 120gb white macbook and writing the image onto the 250gb. After, I plan to put the 250gb hdd back into the macbook pro and boot it up normally as if everything from my white macbook was just copied onto the macbook pro.

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Apple :: Macbook Aluminum Or Macbook Pro

Sep 22, 2009

Was curious what is the difference between the short-lived aluminum macbooks and macbook pros. Only thing i could spot is the illuminated keyboard.

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Apple :: Old White Macbook To Macbook Air

Aug 12, 2009

She has a white macbook with leopard I think, and has a separate partition in which she has boot camp, she uses specialized software that can only run in windows (doesnt run in vm). She got a new macbook air but wants to keep everything intact.

Do programs like duper clone drives with all files intact, including partitions? Keep in mind that the windows side is more important, installation of this software can only be done remotely from Russia, so it's a bit of a hassle if we screw up, we have to contact IT at a specific time and get them to do it.

Would I have to take the drive of the macbook air out? Or can i just clone to an external hard drive and then move that to the mba hard drive, in target disc mode or something.

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Apple :: MacBook MB404LL/A Or Macbook Alu 2.0

May 3, 2009

I really love the black color of MB404, but is it good? does it crack easily?(is it plastic?)

Hows screen quality?

What do you think? which one should i buy?

I really wanted to buy Alu one before i hear about slanted keys and loose battery covers(i know %99 of them don't have that, but it's hard to risk when there's no way to fix it in here), because there's no Mac center in my country and i'm SO picky.

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Apple :: MacBook Pro 17" (1920x1200) I5-540M Or MacBook Pro 15" (1650x1080) I7-620M

Apr 16, 2010

I've been looking at basicly two models, both got almost the exact same price tag here in Norway, so I'm not sure which one to go for.

The first ones is a MacBook Pro 15" with High-resolution 1650x1080 glossy screen, featuring the top of the line Intel Core i7-620M CPU the other is a MacBook Pro 17" with even higher resolution (1920x1200) glossy screen, featuring the slightly slower Intel Core i5-540M.

I don't list the other specifications as I don't really care about them, I already got a pair of 4GB 1600MHz CL7 (2x2GB) DIM's and a Intel X25-M 80GB SSD that I'll be using anyway.

There will be lots of movies and series played on my MacBook Pro, that's why I don't really considering paying a premium for the anti-glare screen, even though I love anti-glare and tend to struggle with glossy screens I don't see the point in actually paying more for it. And when watching movies and series, in often very dark rooms the glossy screen actually have some advantages.

The hard thing to decide here is slicker and lighter, with smaller screen and lower resolution, but better CPU versus the bigger, more heavy but featuring bigger screen and Full-HD+ resolution but slower CPU.....................

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Apple :: 13" MacBook Pro - 15" MacBook Pro - Processor Speed

Dec 1, 2009

equipping 2 machines:

1-a 13" MacBook Pro, primary use will be Internet and e-mail and manipulating music files. Will my husband really notice a difference/benefit between the basic 2.26 and the 2.53GHZ (and is it worth about $250 more)? If he uses it for video downloading will that make a difference?

2- a 15" MacBook Pro- here I'm debating between the 2.66 and 2.8. My daughter uses it for Office apps, PhotoShop, music, Internet and e-mail. Again, would video downloading make a difference?

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Apple :: Macbook/Macbook Pro

May 7, 2009

I am currently returning a dell studio xps 16" as its so sooo much hassle to deal with dell and the fact that i got 3 messsed up replacements in a row. i am looking to get a macbook or macbook pro. i would prefer a macbook pro (lowest model) although the cheapest method i can find is 1163 from the higher education store. is there any other way or place that sells it for less? apple seem to charge crazy prices for a low spec. een 100 would be expensive but maybe afordable. only discounts i found for the macbook/macbook pro are 14% higher education (the one i am looking to use) and 6% EPP and school discount. iv looked at the macbook but im going to use the laptop for movies, work and internet. movies on a 13.3" arnt exactly enjoyable to watch so thats why im looking for a macbook pro.

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