Apple :: Using FAT 32 With Mac OS X

Nov 28, 2009

Conventional wisdom holds that one of FAT 32's classical limitations is a 4 Gigabyte files size limit. I've done a few searches on the net, and I find this rule repeated ad-infinitem, without contradiction.

I recently purchased a 320 GB Iomega Prestige external drive that I plan to use interchangeably with my Mac and PC systems. To do this, I re-formatted the disk to a single 320 GB partition with FAT 32 file system (The drive comes formatted NTFS).

Yeah, I know there are work-arounds that would permit me to format it NTFS, and use it read-write on my Mac, and there are probably a few solutions that would permit me to format it Mac OS Extended, and use it my PC. I prefer not to use any "workarounds".

Here's my question.... I had occasion to copy a few files to the drive from my MacBook to the drive, namely my Virtual Machine files, that I don't want to use Time Machine for. I had no problem doing so. The two files exceed 4 Gigabytes handily, with one of them being over 30 Gigabytes! Oops, this can't be done, right?

I ask, how is this possible? I thought I had a 4 Gigabyte limit with FAT 32. Does the fact that I formatted the drive with my Mac give me some sort of advantage that Microsoft's formatting using the same file system does not?

I have read that the reason the FAT 32 files sytem can't store files over 4 Gigabytes, is the insufficient lack of storage within the allocation table for the requisite number of pointers required for a file over 4 Gig in size.

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Apple :: Full Size Apple Keyboard W/ The Numeric Pad

Jun 8, 2009

Does anyone have the wired full size apple keyboard w/ the numeric pad?

I got it a couple days ago and it definitely takes some getting used to. But that phase is over now and I love this keyboard. The build quality is amazing and typing feels just like my MBP keyboard.

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Apple :: RAM And HDD And Upgrade Apple Macbook

May 31, 2009

I have finally switched and should get my first ever mac the new macbook white in next couple of days

I have two questions, I had ordered SODIM DDR2, 800Mhz 4GB RAM and a 500GB, 7200RPM SATA Drive with a thought of upgrading my latitude E6400.

Can I use them (RAM and HDD) and upgrade apple macbook? and will that impact apple warantee?

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Apple :: MBP To MP

May 22, 2009

I'm kinda over my 2.4GHz 15" MBP.

Anyone use a 2008 2.8GHz 8-way or a new Nehalem Mac Pro?

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Apple :: Uni MBP HDD To PS3

Jul 17, 2009

I'm going to pick up a bigger HDD pretty soon for my rev A Unibody MBP. Would I be able to use the old 250 GB 5400 drive in the PS3? Seems like a worthwhile upgrade. I'm guess since they are aboth SATA it should work, right?

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Apple ::

Feb 26, 2009

I currently own a Sony Vaio FW21M (16.4") and while it's an amazing laptop, it just feels too big to carry Also, is the MBP still small enough to carry around too?

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Apple :: New RAM In MBP

Nov 28, 2009

Does the Apple MBP accept any type of 1066 MHz SO-DIMM RAM or is it special and has to be bought from Apple?

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Apple :: FPS With The MB Vs MBP

Mar 7, 2009

I am going to buy a mac in the near future and am currently conducted the research stage of my purchase.

I have been to a shop to see the MB and the MBP in real and am very very impressed with them.

I am going to be using my new computer for some medium gaming and i'm wondering which will give me more "bang for my buck"

So, what FPS can i expect on the following games: Unreal Tournament 3, WoW, COD:WaW, battlefield Series and L4D. On med- high settings using the Macbook and the Macbook Pro

And also which would you recommend? Any macbook user that wishes they upgraded to Macbook Pro?

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Apple :: Mac And Pc

Jun 11, 2009

am i able to install mac OSX on a pc ie dual boot it with windows? i want to try it out but dont want or have the money to buy a whole mac

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Apple :: What Is A Dvd Ram

Nov 20, 2009

what is a dvd ram? I know it is like a pen drive. so what software do i use to write to it? how do i use it? its write speed is 3x. how does it compare to the ordinary dvd rom? I bought a few Maxell dvd rams.

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Apple :: MBP 15 Vs 17

Jan 24, 2009

I know that I have stated earlier that I wasn't considering the MBP 17 because the lack of portability, and that I already got a 24" Full HD screen.

But the thing is; I might be able to get the MBP 17 for the same price as the highend MBP 15, because of all the hassle etc that occurred.

I feel like, I don't really need the extra screen estate, I already think the 15" is barely portable, but the 17" got a great battery etc.

When it comes to what I'm going to use the computer for; mainly light stuff the coming time, but after that I'm going to start using final cut pro a lot and I know the 15" screen isn't enough for the ui of the program and the 17 is enough.

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Apple :: MBP - 8 GB Of Ram

Jan 26, 2009

I would really like to upgrade my MBP to 8 GB of Ram as I use lots of VMWares in my job. I read that you can do 6 GB but I also saw some people trying 8GB of RAM on even older MBPs.

I read this with interest:


I'm sure you have also seen the article about the MBP only doing 6GB and not 8GB.

Has anybody here tried 8GB? With the 17" supporting 8GB, boy I wish they would allow it on older MBPs.

I'm hoping with Snow Leopard that 8GB becomes an option.

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Apple :: MBP HDD

Jan 17, 2010

I am planning to buy base MBP sometime in next two weeks and then upgrade it to larger HDD by myself. I am wondering if the HDD that comes out of MBP can be used in my dying Dell Inspiron 640m (bought in 2007 and has 120 GB drive which has started to show signs of crashing anytime now).

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Apple :: MB And MBP

Jan 6, 2009

I need to pick up a new notebook soon and I'm having a hard time deciding between the MB and the MBP. This will be my main computer and I do a good amount of traveling. Accordingly, I really want the portability of the MB, but I also really want the superior LCD of the MBP. Are there any other major differences I'm missing that might sway me? I'll be using this mainly for office applications and web surfing, but I'll also be doing occasional work in Adobe CS4 (I understand this would benefit from the MBP's dedicated graphics card).

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Apple :: 1 TB HDD

Nov 28, 2009

I have a 15" uMBP (integrated battery).

Has anyone tried the 12.5mm 1 TB drive in their uMBP?

Has anyone seen deals out there this weekend on the drive, i've not seen any.

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Apple :: MBP/A Behind ACD

Dec 5, 2009

I'm currently looking at options like the Balmuda Floater (kind of describes what it... oops, heh heh heh) but these still need a degree of space to site. They also all vent downards in a nominally usable config, which I'm not convinced is the smartest idea.

I'm wondering if there's any solutions which fit behind the monitor (ACD) or something along those lines, and maybe feature more in the way of heat dissipation. I know you can get little shelves to mount on the back of ACD's and iMacs, was wondering if anyone had taken that idea further.

Failing that, perhaps a sideways stand? The Air isn't a priority, mainly for the 17-inch, but would be good if there was a solution for the Air as well. I did a stand for it when the Air first came out for someone else and that's fine, but if I do it for myself I know I'll spend too much time nerding all the details.

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Apple :: MBP 13 Or 15

Apr 25, 2010

I want a MBP because I'd like to experience the whole OSX thing and whatnot. I have been a windows user all my life. OSX looks great and interesting!

I have desktop right now...
AMD 64 X2 4400 @ 2.4GHZ

A bit weak in today's standards... I get lags in FireFox after a while.

What should I get? I am going to be a Commerce student... and the reason why the 15 comes to mind is the i5 and the better GPU over the 13... the 13 still has the I2D... how much better is the i5 over the I2D? The 13 would provide much better mobility though.

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Apple :: MBP With SSD

Nov 23, 2009

If I buy a third-party SSD, how would I install it into the MBP (apart from opening up the case and replacing the HDD). Do I have to specially format it or anything? Or is it just pop in, put recovery CDs in and off I go?

Does Mac OS X Snow Leopard have TRIM support for the 256GB SSD you can upgrade through the Apple Store or any SSD for that matter?

On another hand, would a 500GB 7.2k drive decrease battery life much as opposed to 5400rpm HDD or SSD?

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Apple :: How Would You Set Up These HD's

Apr 24, 2009

I have some ideas as to how I would do this, but I wanted to hear from some of you how you would go about doing it. I haven't had to do this before and I would like things to work as seemlessly as possible.

What I am working with: 320GB @ 7200 in my MBP and 2x1TB @ 7200 in the form of a WD My Book Studio Edition II, which can be organized as 2 separate drives or in RAID 0 or RAID 1.

The 3D and CAD work that I do requires me to work in windows quite a bit. Because its a smoother workflow from the 3d and cad, I do most of my PS, Illustrator and InDesign work in Windows as well. I'll probably end up creating a 120-140 GB partition for Vista to be installed on.

I'd like to be able to access all the data that I have (currently about 500GBs) from both OS's. I would also like to be able to backup both the osx and vista partitions (hopefully automated).

I've read much of the Bootcamp thread, but haven't seen a discussion covering effective ways of backing up both os's with one backup drive as I think most people have.

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Apple :: 2.26 Ghz Vs 2.53 Ghz

Jul 15, 2009

I'm buying a macbook pro 13 inch for college

I have a asus g50vt a1 running windows 7 for games and windows programs I need (this will sit in my dorm because battery life isn't to good cause it's a gaming laptop and because it's bulky)

I need the macbook to be portable and fast
I wont be doing anything like gaming intensive but I'm not sure what is better
my asus has 2.52 ghz and Im not sure about 2.26 ghz

Here are my choices

# 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
# 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
# 320GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
# SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
# None
# Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
# iWork '09 preinstalled

# 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
# 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
# 320GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
# SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
# None
# Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
# iWork '09 preinstalled

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Apple :: OSX Vs Other OS

Nov 2, 2009

Is OSX faster then windows or are they the same speed?

I know Linux if faster then Vista and Windows 7, but is OSX even faster?

Assume specs are the same.

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Apple :: Connect Dv Cam To Mbp

Jun 19, 2009

I have a Sony DV can with 4 pin firewire and mbp with 9 pin i bought the 4 to 9 cable when i connect my cam to mbp it can't discover.

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Apple :: 64 - When Ever I Start I Get Msg

Feb 2, 2009

its a powerbook 64 and when ever i start the pc up i get this msg

panic (cpu 0 caller 0x002de020: unable to find driver for this platform: "powerbook 5,6".

latest stack back trace for copu 0:
back trace 0x00095564 0x00095a7c 0x00026838 0x002de020 x002bd360 0x002bd118 0x002bdb80 0x002be1ec 0x00a9654

proceeding back via exception chain:
proceeding back state (sv=0x0051fa00
pc+0x00000000; msr=0x0000d030; dar 0x00000000; dsisr=0x000000000; lr=0x00000000; r1=-x--------; xcp=0x00000000 (unknown).......

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Apple :: Bootcamp And SP1

May 18, 2009

I installed Vista Home 32bit. I've been getting all the microsoft updates and what not.

However when it comes time for me to get sp1 it keeps failing to install and what not.

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Apple :: Joy Stick Use Under Mac OS X

Aug 21, 2009

I don't have any mac nearby and just wanted to check - are there any joysticks that work under Mac OS? I want to try X-Plane and not sure which version to order.

Also,want to get one of this babies [url] but I think it does not work under Mac OS

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Apple :: OSX- SCM Video

Nov 6, 2009

Is it possible for OSX to play scm files? Unfortunately, I thought I do not need window XP already any more. And, I don't want install a window just for playing scm files...

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Apple :: MacBook Or MBP

May 14, 2010

I think I decided on getting a mac; however, I am not sure whether to get the pro or normal. I am positive that I won't notice a difference in speed/performance for what I'll be using it for (browsing, word, pdf, email, research) so specs don't matter to me too much. I was mostly concerned about the frame. While the MacBook is made of polycarbonate, the MBP is aluminum. Are there significant differences in durability or structure that might make me want to buy the MBP?

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Apple :: Steam On OSX

Mar 17, 2010 of the goldmines of gaming....the reason why many individuals refused to go going to be on OSX


Which will bring popular titles such as Team Fortress 2


Is this a game changer for native mac ( bootcamp shmootcamp)?

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Apple :: Upgrade From 2gb To 4gb RAM

Nov 2, 2009

I am want to upgrade from 2gb to 4gb RAM.

Is unbranded RAM ok or not ?


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Apple :: Customize Mac Os X

Sep 3, 2009

Im new to mac and i just got this macbook and installed Snow Leopard and i want to know how to customize stuff like icons and any other stuff. Ive tried changing the icons but the guide i used didn't work

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