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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By CanadaRAM
Desert Bus for Hope is swinging into its last 10...

Desert Bus for Hope is swinging into its last 10 hours for this year
They have been fundraising 24/7 for the past 7 days, and this years total currently stands at $459K

Please have a look at...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 10th, 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By CanadaRAM
And weren't Excel and Word also premiered on the...

And weren't Excel and Word also premiered on the Mac platform?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 10th, 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By CanadaRAM
I had Mac Plus, Classic, SE, SE/30, and lots more...

I had Mac Plus, Classic, SE, SE/30, and lots more but they all went to the dump as I could find no takers even for free.
(and when I tried to advertise them on the local MUG, it said a moderator had...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 4th, 2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By CanadaRAM
Late to the party but: SATA III 6Gbps is...

Late to the party but:

SATA III 6Gbps is backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gbps.

The issue you have read about is specifically regarding MacBook Pros in the 2009-2010 era which used a...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 4th, 2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By CanadaRAM
We stock the AdaptaDrive and various other Newer...

We stock the AdaptaDrive and various other Newer Tech products at CanadaRAM in Victoria.
You can message me for more info.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By CanadaRAM
Your other option is to get a carefully handmade...

Your other option is to get a carefully handmade whisk broom from a local artisan, I saw some at a shop on Granville Island in Vancouver for about $40

If you think that the purchase price was $4,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 31st, 2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,870
Posted By CanadaRAM
Because you can't give an accurate price without...

Because you can't give an accurate price without the model year for most items Mac. Apple changed the hardware willy-nilly throughout the Intel Mac lines, while blithely calling them all MacBook Pro...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 7th, 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By CanadaRAM
Unfortunately it does sound like a hard drive or...

Unfortunately it does sound like a hard drive or a SATA Ribbon cable failure than a software problem.
Second CubaMark's opinion, don't try to fix it first. Get your data secured, then fix.

Pull...
Forum: Anything Mac May 7th, 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By CanadaRAM
OWC and MCE both make MBA and rMBP SSDs. ...

OWC and MCE both make MBA and rMBP SSDs.

You do have to be quite specific about the machine and the year to get the right version.

We handle both brands by order if you prefer to order in...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,422
Posted By CanadaRAM
PSUs are a challenge, that's for sure. RAM...

PSUs are a challenge, that's for sure.

RAM modules (FBDIMMs) so far are easy enough to get (from a company who specializes).

But of course we still carry RAM for PowerMac 68040 machines, so...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 10th, 2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By CanadaRAM
Kingston Mobilelite wireless reader. Basically...

Kingston Mobilelite wireless reader. Basically sets up a hotspot and then streams to the IOS device. Battery powered, has SDcard and USB connections for storage

MobileLite Wireless G2 extends...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 28th, 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By CanadaRAM
You can also still buy Snow Leopard on the...

You can also still buy Snow Leopard on the Apple.ca site on DVD if you search for Snow Leopard. For the $30 or so its a time savings over resurrecting an old drive and you know you're getting a...
Forum: Mac Portables Jan 26th, 2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By CanadaRAM
$1139 in the Apple.ca refurb store. Just got one...

$1139 in the Apple.ca refurb store. Just got one for my wife, because I couldn't find the model I wanted locally.

Byte Computers in Victoria is just getting in some refurb 2012 15 inch...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 26th, 2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,211
Posted By CanadaRAM
Questions You are getting bounces, Are they...

Questions
You are getting bounces, Are they from emails going to destinations that you know, that is, are in your contact list or sent mail items?
1)
If the recipients are all recognizable as...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 31st, 2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,508
Posted By CanadaRAM
Another option which I used on a client's iMac...

Another option which I used on a client's iMac with corrupted Contact and Calendar files was to enable show hidden Library files, go into the Time Machine backup, find the Library; Application...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 31st, 2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,811
Posted By CanadaRAM
OK, late to the party here, sorry if I have...

OK, late to the party here, sorry if I have missed some details in the prior 45 posts....

I think the RAM is a red herring when related to the hard drive in the superdrive bay. Yes it may be...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 23rd, 2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,780
Posted By CanadaRAM
Err.. the Late 2013 Retina uses one of these...

Err.. the Late 2013 Retina uses one of these PCI-e SSD drives

https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/WAXmV2bKcNvetekQ.medium

The SATA 2.5inch enclosure isn't gonna work

OWC does have an...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 15th, 2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By CanadaRAM
Times to use the manual replace method 1) If...

Times to use the manual replace method

1) If the machine has crashed and you are scavenging data
2) If the current Contacts (or Calendar) information is corrupted and crash the machine when you...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 13th, 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By CanadaRAM
First of all you have to enable Hidden Files and...

First of all you have to enable Hidden Files and folders and go into your Home Folder: Library folder

The simple way from Apple ...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 12th, 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,170
Posted By CanadaRAM
csonni: Good for a MacPro tower. Not good for...

csonni: Good for a MacPro tower. Not good for anything else.

MCE has released PCI-e SSDs for
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
MacBook Pro...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 12th, 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By CanadaRAM
Here's an article I have lousy WiFi reception –...

Here's an article
I have lousy WiFi reception – what can I do? | CanadaRAM: Memory and Computer Q&A...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 12th, 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By CanadaRAM
Also called a blind riveter The raison...

Also called a blind riveter

The raison d'etre for this tool is if you have to join two pieces of material (usually metal, often sheet metal on an underlying structure) and you

1) have access...
Forum: Classifieds Dec 12th, 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,757
Posted By CanadaRAM
Performance will be poor with El Capitan and 2 GB...

Performance will be poor with El Capitan and 2 GB RAM. Can you restore it back to 10.7 or so?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 23rd, 2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By CanadaRAM
Impossible to say, given we don't know which eBay...

Impossible to say, given we don't know which eBay ones are being looked at.

There are certainly some bogus batteries we have seen which were sold on eBay, advertised as full capacity (6 cell or...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By CanadaRAM
Child's Play (http://childsplaycharity.org/) ...

Child's Play (http://childsplaycharity.org/)
Facebook: ChildsPlayCharity
Twitter: @CPCharity

I don't know off the top of my head what their social media involvement is.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By CanadaRAM
Desert Bus for Hope 2015 is near winding up for...

Desert Bus for Hope 2015 is near winding up for this year, the LRR team have about 8 hours of driving to go, after driving 24/7 for the past 7 days

Last year they raised $643,242.58 - as of Friday...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 17th, 2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By CanadaRAM
A bit late now, but my preferred way to restore...

A bit late now, but my preferred way to restore is to have (prior to the event) made a OSX installer on an 8 GB USB stick using DiskmakerX. I have taken to keeping a bandolier of USB installers for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 6th, 2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By CanadaRAM
The nominal maximum is 8 GB with 2 x 4 GB 1066...

The nominal maximum is 8 GB with 2 x 4 GB 1066 MHz modules. You can pull out the modules (easy to do, trap door under the ;chin; of the machine) and read what they have.

iMac Late 2009 only with...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,104
Posted By CanadaRAM
We also stock replacement SATA ribbon cables - it...

We also stock replacement SATA ribbon cables - it is important to match the Apple part number such as "821-0814" to your cable, the number is printed directly on the cable itself. There are several...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 3rd, 2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By CanadaRAM
Tell them not to delay, 3 years AppleCare on a...

Tell them not to delay, 3 years AppleCare on a 2011 model would be expired by now, unless they bought a refurb or an end of line (the Late 2011 was disco'd in June 2012) in which case AC could...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 3rd, 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By CanadaRAM
In general, a 3.5 in drive will outperform a 2.5...

In general, a 3.5 in drive will outperform a 2.5 in drive just because of geometry. The larger platter passes more data under the heads with each revolution.

It's not a matter of whether the Drive...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 28th, 2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By CanadaRAM
How much better it will be depends how you use...

How much better it will be depends how you use your machine.

In short, having Enough RAM is essential (as everybody who installed Yosemite and El Capitan on machines with 4 GB RAM found out...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,849
Posted By CanadaRAM
The article appears not to be online on the Cult...

The article appears not to be online on the Cult of Mac anymore?
Can't be found with a site search for 4th Generation or for AppleTV either
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 14th, 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By CanadaRAM
I agree, the Air is not a professional musician's...

I agree, the Air is not a professional musician's machine. Even the 13" MBP is marginal because you want all the screen real estate you can get for tracks and controls. You are also not going to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 14th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By CanadaRAM
RAM has been sliding down in price lately, so its...

RAM has been sliding down in price lately, so its not a bad time. We're now carrying 5 different brands of Mac RAM so we can choose the most advantageous price on any given week

At the same time...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 26th, 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By CanadaRAM
> but the machine has been wiped and ready to...

> but the machine has been wiped and ready to sell. I'd rather not load it up with my software.

Use Migration Assistant to bring your account(s), data and software over from the older Mac or a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 26th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By CanadaRAM
It will run if the RAM is programmed correctly to...

It will run if the RAM is programmed correctly to re-clock at 1333. Crucial in particular is selling Low Voltage 1600 MHz for virtually all of the machines that they support which take 1333 MHz RAM....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 4th, 2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By CanadaRAM
The variable may be the SSD controller. IIRC the...

The variable may be the SSD controller. IIRC the AData uses a Sandforce SF-2281 controller, the Samsung uses their own MGX controller. There is a group of Macs in the 2009 - 2011 era which use an...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By CanadaRAM
Who says that JM is downloading a movie. Perhaps...

Who says that JM is downloading a movie. Perhaps they are making a movie.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By CanadaRAM
And.... none of the defective vehicles sold in...

And.... none of the defective vehicles sold in Canada will be included in the buy back.
Zero.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 1st, 2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By CanadaRAM
Hmm... don't see how the signal is going to get...

Hmm... don't see how the signal is going to get into the iPhone from the ATV. You're asking for AirPlay in reverse, and i am pretty sure that is not implemented.

There are some dedicated pieces of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 13th, 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By CanadaRAM
Thanks for the shout-out, r Just one point -...

Thanks for the shout-out, r

Just one point - Many RAM manufacturers have gone to building high density SODIMM (and DIMM) modules because they are cheaper to build. These will likely fail in the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By CanadaRAM
Do some research on OSX compatibility. With the...

Do some research on OSX compatibility. With the 2.4 GHz dongle, wireless mice aren't necessarily as compatible out of the box as a corded mouse.
If you can find a Bluetooth mouse, that can work...
Forum: Anything Mac May 6th, 2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By CanadaRAM
Once you have downloaded, save a duplicate copy...

Once you have downloaded, save a duplicate copy of the installer.
Also, make a bootable USB key of the installer with DiskmakerX DiskMaker X (http://liondiskmaker.com/)
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By CanadaRAM
So is a keyboard

So is a keyboard
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By CanadaRAM
Yes, this is correct. If you are using the...

Yes, this is correct. If you are using the minijack to TOSLink optical cable to go to the HK amp, then it is the HK's higher-quality DAC which is doing the conversion to Analog - the signal will stay...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 27th, 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By CanadaRAM
I have posted an article on this at How do I...

I have posted an article on this at How do I delete a User in Mac OSX? | CanadaRAM: Memory and Computer Q&A...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 27th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By CanadaRAM
I have summarized the instructions and added a...

I have summarized the instructions and added a few pretty pictures here on Computer-answers.ca

How can I reinstall OSX and keep my bookmarks and mail? | CanadaRAM: Memory and Computer Q&A...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By CanadaRAM
Try the modules one at a time, to see if one is...

Try the modules one at a time, to see if one is defective (the machine does not require 2 modules to boot)

1.5V is correct, 1066 MHz RAM machines have never required 1.35 lo-voltage modules
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 27th, 2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By CanadaRAM
What has changed on your machine? Did you...

What has changed on your machine?
Did you upgrade to Yosemite recently? Various users have reported slow downs. One suggestion is to backgrade to 3.2.x
Pixelmator - all layer functions running...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 26th, 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By CanadaRAM
Gaaah... You HAVE to ship these machines...

Gaaah... You HAVE to ship these machines supported under the "belly" and over the top. If the weight is borne on the handles they are guaranteed to be damaged in shipping.

C'mon seller, we have...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 26th, 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By CanadaRAM
Wait, what? So I see from a later post that...

Wait, what?

So I see from a later post that you mean the Known Working screen you refer to is another MacBook Pro LCD, which you hooked up with a known good cable. Now we need to guess if it is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 26th, 2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By CanadaRAM
If it was a graphic card failure, I am guessing...

If it was a graphic card failure, I am guessing we wouldn't expect to see the external Mini DisplayPort video working. So reflow wouldn't be indicated.

Backlight is working so it isn't a backlight...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 26th, 2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By CanadaRAM
1) Backing up your browser favorites is a matter...

1) Backing up your browser favorites is a matter of going into your browser(s) and Exporting the favorites to an HTML or other text based file. Copy that file to a safe location and you can Import it...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 6th, 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Causes No Harm is not assured, Onyx gives you...

The Causes No Harm is not assured, Onyx gives you enough rope to hang yourself with.

BTW: to the OP, do NOT get the quasi malware app MacKeeper The Safe Mac » Ongoing MacKeeper fraud...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Feb 6th, 2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By CanadaRAM
We have the 4 GB modules coming into stock today...

We have the 4 GB modules coming into stock today or Monday (depending on FedEx and weather)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 4th, 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By CanadaRAM
At your peril... The Vertex Plus drives are...

At your peril...
The Vertex Plus drives are not on the list of drives supported by Toshiba and they state that the existing firmware upgrades are not supported for any drive not on the list. You...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 21st, 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By CanadaRAM
"I was able to boot from the Lion install DVD and...

"I was able to boot from the Lion install DVD and repair the hard drive. Hopefully that is all that is wrong"
Not likely
Disk Utility has repaired the catalog damage on the drive, but it hasn't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By CanadaRAM
DesertBus 2014 is now in progress, Desert Bus for...

DesertBus 2014 is now in progress, Desert Bus for Hope :: Welcome to Desert Bus for Hope (http://desertbus.org/) the bussers still have 20 hours to drive (keep them driving by donating, the more...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 11th, 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By CanadaRAM
Before replacing a hard drive in the new Mini,...

Before replacing a hard drive in the new Mini, I'd want to do more research to see if it requires a 7mm drive,
Granted most SSDs are 7mm and come with a spacer to shim them to 9mm if required, so...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By CanadaRAM
Or you can buy USB 3.0 enclosures relatively...

Or you can buy USB 3.0 enclosures relatively cheaply and move the mechanisms out of the FW enclosures to the USB ones so you can continue to access them.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By CanadaRAM
What Web browser are you using? Safari, Firefox...

What Web browser are you using? Safari, Firefox or Chrome?

If you go to www.mozilla.org and download Firefox and install it, what happens when you try to log in with Firefox?

If your name is...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,396
Posted By CanadaRAM
1) Apple and most other companies will not...

1) Apple and most other companies will not address emails to Hello or to Dear Customer. They will use the first name and last name that you registered on the account. So if you see a generic...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 1st, 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
Posted By CanadaRAM
You can run 2 x 8G plus 2 x 2G in your machine...

You can run 2 x 8G plus 2 x 2G in your machine for 20 GB total with no problems. Just make sure you get the correct speed RAM, and RAM that is compatible with your model iMac.

Note: Some...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Backblaze article has many flaws in it, and...

The Backblaze article has many flaws in it, and cannot be used to evaluate drive brands for personal use.

Does the LaCie enclosure have more than one drive mechanism in it? If so, then the drives...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 1st, 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By CanadaRAM
The RAM access will be about 20% faster, but the...

The RAM access will be about 20% faster, but the overall effect on performance will depend on what factors are slowing down the particular program.
Some programs are RAM - bound, come are disk...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By CanadaRAM
To see one,.., you need a colo-oscopy ...

To see one,.., you need a colo-oscopy

Colocation centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colocation_centre)
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Oct 23rd, 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By CanadaRAM
I just have to say.... If you had bought a new...

I just have to say.... If you had bought a new phone from Apple and it had a warranty issue, you would have had to do the exact same thing, send it to Apple or spend the time to take it to an Apple...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Airport (ex or ex) has a tiny little brain...

The Airport (ex or ex) has a tiny little brain which is easily overwhelmed with the task of running the USB controller. I have never seen a satisfactory and reliable USB backup system run off one...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,083
Posted By CanadaRAM
Caveat primum viator

Caveat primum viator
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 15th, 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By CanadaRAM
Kingston has a similar product the MobileLite...

Kingston has a similar product the MobileLite Wireless G1
MobileLite Wireless G2 extends tablet/phone storage | Kingston Technology (http://www.kingston.com/us/wireless/wireless_readers#mlw221)
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,512
Posted By CanadaRAM
Is it a coincidence that three new users signed...

Is it a coincidence that three new users signed on, and their first posts (or first and second posts) was to provide links to particular commercial software? (two of them different links to the same...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By CanadaRAM
We need to define terms a bit. A USB Flash...

We need to define terms a bit.
A USB Flash "keychain" drive is not a SSD or Solid State Drive.

Both types of drives use solid state flash memory chips, but SSDs which are what is normally...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 5th, 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By CanadaRAM
If your Mac has a RJ-45 Ethernet port, you can...

If your Mac has a RJ-45 Ethernet port, you can sidestep USB driver issues and simply use a wireless Access Point, or Bridge device or a Range Extender that has a physical LAN port (or a router like...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By CanadaRAM
Please bring us up to date, how exactly is the...

Please bring us up to date, how exactly is the older machine dying?

If it is something other than the hard drive failing, you can remove the hard drive, put it in a USB enclosure, and use...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 25th, 2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,255
Posted By CanadaRAM
The MacBook Pros from 2009-2010 used very similar...

The MacBook Pros from 2009-2010 used very similar but fatally different batteries.
When ordering for these machines, the most reliable course is to open the Mac up first and read the Apple battery...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By CanadaRAM
IIRC, the scam you are remembering involved the...

IIRC, the scam you are remembering involved the fraudster convincing you to type certain number sequences on your phone's keypad, which then allowed them to use your line to make long distance calls...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 15th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By CanadaRAM
First rule of support is - check the connections....

First rule of support is - check the connections.
Use a known good USB cable, and plug it into a different USB port on the machine.
Does it show up in Disk Utility now?

Does the light come...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,525
Posted By CanadaRAM
That's my point, it is the price, not the cost. ...

That's my point, it is the price, not the cost.



Well, I don't know where the figures come from (links please, for the background?) but my guess is the price does *not* include all inputs,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 1st, 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,525
Posted By CanadaRAM
What makes you think that the energy prices in...

What makes you think that the energy prices in any way reflect the true lifecycle cost of the generation?

What happens if you amortize the full construction, operational, maintenance and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 1st, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By CanadaRAM
Is it a Mid 2009 MacBook (white Polycarbonate...

Is it a Mid 2009 MacBook (white Polycarbonate MacBook5,2)

MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.13 13" (White-09) Specs (Mid-2009, MC240LL/A, MacBook5,2, A1181, 2330) @ EveryMac.com...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 26th, 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
Posted By CanadaRAM
A laptop was never meant to be running 24/7 as a...

A laptop was never meant to be running 24/7 as a server, so heat can be a contributing factor. Certainly you can get some glue on feet to raise the machine up, or even better a laptop stand with an...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 8th, 2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,835
Posted By CanadaRAM
PC notebook motherboards, batteries, fans,...

PC notebook motherboards, batteries, fans, screens and cases are just as proprietary as Apple's
The hard drive and the RAM are the generic parts.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 7th, 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,835
Posted By CanadaRAM
Or take it to a shop who would let him plug in...

Or take it to a shop who would let him plug in with their adapter for 30 seconds...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By CanadaRAM
Forget the CPU upgrade, they are too expensive ...

Forget the CPU upgrade, they are too expensive
First and cheapest, put either 4 or 8 GB more RAM in it
Then get on the forums for your particular simulator and find out what the consensus is about...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 29th, 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By CanadaRAM
I am out of the country at the moment, and I...

I am out of the country at the moment, and I don't know what the total will be with taxes, but I will send you a Western Union transfer for $20,000. Don't worry, Western Union is totally secure, my...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 17th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By CanadaRAM
What you are looking for is a web-based ...

What you are looking for is a web-based filtering service, which will get the emails from your POP Mail account, weed out the spam, and then you check mail from your iPhone/iPad to the service's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 1st, 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By CanadaRAM
There's the disconnect - whoever told you MIDI to...

There's the disconnect - whoever told you MIDI to serial (or MIDI to soundcard jack which amounts to the same thing) is best was incorrect. So don't fuss with finding a soundcard or a MIDI PCI board....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 1st, 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By CanadaRAM
The slots are agnostic, as long as you install in...

The slots are agnostic, as long as you install in matched pairs to get dual channel memory access -- the 2 pairs do not have to be the same size. However they do need to be the same speed, stick...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jan 1st, 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By CanadaRAM
We stock RAM for all Macs back to PowerPC 7200 at...

We stock RAM for all Macs back to PowerPC 7200 at Canadaram
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 29th, 2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By CanadaRAM
The salient point is: "it can hold 4 GB but...

The salient point is: "it can hold 4 GB but cannot fully utilize the memory beyond 3 GB due to the same limitation that impacts the "Late 2006" MacBook Pro line"

Until the SantaRosa chipset in...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By CanadaRAM
You also need to know which MBP you have. ...

You also need to know which MBP you have.
Earlier ones use a PATA to SATA connection in the optical bay
Unibody and later ones use a SATA to SATA connection, so the bay caddy is different
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 8th, 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By CanadaRAM
Amazing Journey finishes in Victoria

An amazing feat of seafaring came to a successful end in Victoria early this morning.
Jeanne Socrates and her sailboat Nereida finished a 259 day around the world sail.
Solo.
Unassisted....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 3rd, 2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By CanadaRAM
We have used web cams with up to 20 feet of total...

We have used web cams with up to 20 feet of total length, but it is definitely YMMV.

For longer runs, there are amplified USB cables of 15, 30 and 50 feet. However, the amplifier uses the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 17th, 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,608
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Sonnet Echo 15 dock looks good Sonnet -...

The Sonnet Echo 15 dock looks good
Sonnet - Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock (http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echo15thunderboltdock.html)
It has 2 x eSATA ports, room for a 3.5" or 2.5" drive inside,...
Forum: Mac Masters Jun 12th, 2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By CanadaRAM
What program are you using? In Photoshop or...

What program are you using?
In Photoshop or similar, you could put the text ione layer, then duplicate Layer to make two or three different layers, offset them horizontally, colour them, and apply...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 5th, 2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By CanadaRAM
In general a squeal is a part like a transformer...

In general a squeal is a part like a transformer vibrating and causing a mechanical noise. Used to run across this more on old school CRT monitors and TVs where the flyback transformers would let go...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Shaw pipe WAS working, but for certain sites...

The Shaw pipe WAS working, but for certain sites only.

For example Islandnet, searching with Bing and logging on The Weather Network worked, Google (and any Google services) didn't. So the Shaw...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,302
Posted By CanadaRAM
IIRC it is a problem with the AMD Radeon video...

IIRC it is a problem with the AMD Radeon video card firmware, which is erroneously reporting that the chip is overheating, so it shuts itself down. The Mac is still running however, behind the blank...
Forum: Mac Masters Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By CanadaRAM
Yes, that's another way of doing it, bit the side...

Yes, that's another way of doing it, bit the side effect is that the top line will change its position depending on the number of line in the address, so the positioning on the page will be variable
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,561
Posted By CanadaRAM
ReadyBoost was a dismal failure in Windows The...

ReadyBoost was a dismal failure in Windows The problem with the idea is that USB Flash sticks are way slower than hard drives, and hundreds of times slower than RAM memory. This is both because USB...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 16th, 2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By CanadaRAM
We have OWC Envoy docks in stock in Victoria ...

We have OWC Envoy docks in stock in Victoria
Email me with the exact model of the MBA and I can double check
Thanks
Trevor
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 16th, 2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By CanadaRAM
Whatever solution you use, you need to be...

Whatever solution you use, you need to be paranoically meticulous about privacy. How could it be hacked? Could students look at other student's data? What is exposed if someone enters a random URL...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By CanadaRAM
You may be confusing Apple Fusion (which is a...

You may be confusing Apple Fusion
(which is a software setup which allows two separate drives, one SSD and one HD, to operate together as one volume with intelligent use of the faster drive),...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 15th, 2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By CanadaRAM
More to the point it would certainly void the...

More to the point it would certainly void the warranty.
It may be more cost effective in the long run to sell it and get a 27" unit with RAM upgradeable to 32 GB. Not short term cost, but long term...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 14th, 2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By CanadaRAM
Not as simple as throwing out the Application ...

Not as simple as throwing out the Application

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4569207?start=0&tstart=0

Deleting iTunes from Lion
Delete iTunes in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 14th, 2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By CanadaRAM
If iTunes sw gets corrupted, an upgrade almost...

If iTunes sw gets corrupted, an upgrade almost certainly won't fix it. You need to deinstall and reinstall iTunes from the Applications folder.
Note that this does not affect the iTunes Music...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 11th, 2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,690
Posted By CanadaRAM
The MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2009 Aluminum, 13" Mid...

The MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2009 Aluminum, 13" Mid 2010 machines and the 13" early 2011 all use the same layout of battery, A1322
however there are two versions, 661-5557 for the Mid 2010 which is a...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 11th, 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,570
Posted By CanadaRAM
Unlikely you are running iOS on the MacBook Pro. ...

Unlikely you are running iOS on the MacBook Pro.

10.8.2 may be the problem. Do you have another bootable drive or partition that you can install a test install of 10.7 or 10.6.8? The fact that...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 8th, 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By CanadaRAM
AquaAngel's sig has a dual 2.8 GHz G5. That one...

AquaAngel's sig has a dual 2.8 GHz G5. That one I believe is dilithium crystal cooled.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 20th, 2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By CanadaRAM
I recommend checking to make sure Java is...

I recommend checking to make sure Java is disabled in browsers, because it may have been turned on at some point
Zero Day Java Exploit Disable Java Now | CanadaRAM: Memory and Computer Q&A...
Forum: Mac Masters Feb 20th, 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By CanadaRAM
You could put a character on the line that you...

You could put a character on the line that you don't want to move up (after the merge field), and color the character white so it doesn't print.

Better yet, if you want to be absolutely sure the...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By CanadaRAM
I have always liked the Microsoft optical wheel...

I have always liked the Microsoft optical wheel mice or Comfort mice. Inexpensive, solid and without all the *(#^$ extra buttons all over that click when I don't want them to.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 21st, 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By CanadaRAM
Go into your Apple store account, Account...

Go into your Apple store account, Account Information
Look for the tab for your recent Purchase History
Click on the album and click the "Report a Problem" button and report the issue.

Also ...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 19th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By CanadaRAM
50% of what = $what? Is it still on sale today?...

50% of what = $what?
Is it still on sale today? Doesn't say either way on the app store

The only review on this version on the App store is pretty brutal.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By CanadaRAM
I think we are talking Thunderbolt-Firewire here,...

I think we are talking Thunderbolt-Firewire here, not FW400 to FW800
The TB-FW adapter is $29



Unfortunately Thunderbolt drives are still exceedingly rare and quite expensive - about a $100...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By CanadaRAM
The 64 MB is 'unsupported' by Apple The machine...

The 64 MB is 'unsupported' by Apple
The machine is incapable of recognizing a 128 MB module
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By CanadaRAM
Hi Ed The LC575 requires 72 pin non-parity ...

Hi Ed

The LC575 requires 72 pin non-parity 8X32-60ns 2K Refresh 5V FPM SIMMs

We can still get it, 32 MB part #34006, special order PM or email me for details
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 13th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,633
Posted By CanadaRAM
It's not really an extra 32 GB - you get the same...

It's not really an extra 32 GB - you get the same amount of flash with a 480 GB drive vs a 512 GB drive. On the 480 GB models, the manufacturer has elected to reserve about 7% for overprovisioning,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 13th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,633
Posted By CanadaRAM
However that ignores the SSD's biggest advantage...

However that ignores the SSD's biggest advantage over rotating drives, near-zero latency. R/W bandwidth is only half the story.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 12th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,633
Posted By CanadaRAM
Only the OCZ "4" series has the Indilinx Barefoot...

Only the OCZ "4" series has the Indilinx Barefoot controller and has only been available in the past 7 or 8 months, not for 'several years'.

The "3" series, and there is plenty of stock out...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By CanadaRAM
We stock third party batteries for the White...

We stock third party batteries for the White Macbooks, PM or call me.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 4th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By CanadaRAM
Sorry, can't follow the progression of docking...

Sorry, can't follow the progression of docking stations and enclosures. If it was formatted in one docking station and fails in a different one, then the issue is with docking station #2 (#3?)s...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 4th, 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By CanadaRAM
It's not a size limitation - any size issue would...

It's not a size limitation - any size issue would be between that drive mechanism and the enclosure's chipset.

Was the 3 GB drive originally formatted in this enclosure?
Can you put it back onto...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,615
Posted By CanadaRAM
We stock the Nextstar FW800 'toaster style' docks...

We stock the Nextstar FW800 'toaster style' docks at CanadaRAM, and they are more than competitive with the Newer's new (not used) price.

We can also bring in from OWC, but the problem is...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,615
Posted By CanadaRAM
When you have a drive cable, there is a Host and...

When you have a drive cable, there is a Host and a Device, so the cables can certainly be one way only. In the case of Firewire, there is a bridge board necessary to convert the Firewire signal to...
Forum: Info Centre Nov 26th, 2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,436
Posted By CanadaRAM
I have an MG Series that works perfectly with an...

I have an MG Series that works perfectly with an iMac (OSX10.6.8) and an iPad (IOS5)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,841
Posted By CanadaRAM
Oh for F sakes All it is saying is that if...

Oh for F sakes

All it is saying is that if you go faster, the stopping distance is longer and the impact is greater. So drive appropriate to the driving conditions, and choose not to drive faster...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,841
Posted By CanadaRAM
Respectfully.... that's BS You have no...

Respectfully.... that's BS

You have no fracking idea that the car approaching you in the other lane is going to make a sudden left turn in front of you.

Which is the 'fairly ridiculous, out of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,841
Posted By CanadaRAM
The situation is not imaginary at all. I would...

The situation is not imaginary at all. I would venture to say that most crashes (where the drive is not the primary cause) are the result of unseen or unexpected incursions into the travelled lane. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,841
Posted By CanadaRAM
Ah, the old "I am a superior skilled driver so I...

Ah, the old "I am a superior skilled driver so I can break the law with no consequence" argument.



I am a superior driver, therefore I can teleport unseen obstacles, bikes entering the roadway,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 20th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By CanadaRAM
The photos in that article are all in the wrong...

The photos in that article are all in the wrong places, and despite the lead-in, they aren't exactly reviews.

I think your problem is more to do with the software than the hardware.
Why don't...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 20th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By CanadaRAM
It all depends whether the RAM has the proper...

It all depends whether the RAM has the proper JEDEC programming on it to run at 1066 MHz with the correct settings.
If it does, chances are it will work. If it doesn't then you will have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 19th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By CanadaRAM
Yes, you are correct, it is a small(er) capsule...

Yes, you are correct, it is a small(er) capsule condenser mic rather than a dynamic.
It is in a typical handheld "ball" mic configuration (like most dynamics).
The Apogee is a Side-address mic,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 19th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By CanadaRAM
The MIC MiC by Apogee - The first studio-quality...

The MIC MiC by Apogee - The first studio-quality microphone for GarageBand on iPad, iPhone and Mac (http://apogeedigital.com/products/mic.php) is a large diaphragm condensor, the iRig mic is a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 16th, 2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By CanadaRAM
DesertBus 6 - 2012 is on

The annual DesertBus for Hope charity marathon has started tonight Desert Bus for Hope :: Welcome to Desert Bus for Hope (http://desertbus.org/). It's the sixth annual Internet telethon raising money...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 15th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
For Sale ***sold***
Views: 700
Posted By CanadaRAM
Asking Price?

Asking Price?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 5th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,639
Posted By CanadaRAM
Thanks for the support PM-R, but I would thank...

Thanks for the support PM-R, but I would thank you to check with us first before stating we don't carry something

We have sourced two alternatives for this "non user replaceable" battery A1322...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 31st, 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By CanadaRAM
As always in any dispute, get a snailmail address...

As always in any dispute, get a snailmail address and send a registered letter. They cannot (legally) claim you have not informed them of your order to cancel the service. And you will have the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 27th, 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
Erasing large files and then writing contiguous...

Erasing large files and then writing contiguous large files (which then never change) is the easiest thing that a SSD can do. Because you are writing full blocks, it doesn't have to do as much work...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By CanadaRAM
I burn backup disks, iTunes purchases, music CDs...

I burn backup disks, iTunes purchases, music CDs and whatnot all the time, so a dvd-less machine is a non starter for me.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 26th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
Sorry, that post makes no sense. The SSD...

Sorry, that post makes no sense.

The SSD controller abstracts the drive to the OS. The OS and the machine the drive is in has no role whatsoever in overprovisioning, wear levelling or cell...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 26th, 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Crucial M4s are one of the drives that does...

The Crucial M4s are one of the drives that does not have overprovisioning

Cost Of More Space, m4's Over-Provisioning : Crucial m4 And Intel SSD 320: The Other SSD Competitors...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 26th, 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
Whatever you are reading is inaccurate ...

Whatever you are reading is inaccurate

Typical overprovisioning is 7% - 10%, so on a 120 GB drive there would be 8 GB or more of overprovisioning.

Overprovisioning is the amount of available...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By CanadaRAM
Not strictly accurate. Built in floppy drives...

Not strictly accurate. Built in floppy drives will read DSHD (1.4M) and DSDD (800K Mac / 720K on Windows) but no USB floppy drive I have seen will read the DSDD 800K disks.

The extra square hole...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 24th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
Doesn't quite gel for me as an analogy -- if the...

Doesn't quite gel for me as an analogy -- if the controller does its job correctly, then the mapping out of bad cells is entirely invisible to the user and the operating system of the computer. The...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Oct 24th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Wanted To Buy Wanted to buy
Views: 569
Posted By CanadaRAM
USB2.0 External Floppy Drive We can order them...

USB2.0 External Floppy Drive We can order them new for $22 plus shipping and tax
It will be compliant with USB but no guarantees on compatibility with Mac OSX and Mac formatted floppies. OSX dropped...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
Yeah, 2 GB ins and 200 MB outs would be a normal...

Yeah, 2 GB ins and 200 MB outs would be a normal ratio. As I mentioned, the absolute numbers mean nothing other than your machine has been running a longer or shorter time since the last reset. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
SSDs like most Flash memory work on a block at a...

SSDs like most Flash memory work on a block at a time (writing in 4K pages and erasing in 256 KB blocks) So if you have a file, and you modify one bit, the flash drive controller must do a number of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
IDE/ATA 2.5" SSDs. Transcend used to make some,...

IDE/ATA 2.5" SSDs.
Transcend used to make some, but they have been discontinued from their consumer line (they still list it under Industrial products). They were dead slow -- slower than a hard...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
No, not for a Powerbook. Leaving aside the...

No, not for a Powerbook. Leaving aside the questionable reliability of the adapters, and the fact that there is physically no space for an adapter inside the Powerbook, any drive will be...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
DRAM SSDs are hellish expensive (think $10K and...

DRAM SSDs are hellish expensive (think $10K and up), require onboard backup batteries and are generally only found in enterprise systems and as server rackmount storage. (and even in the enterprise...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 18th, 2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By CanadaRAM
The Toshiba drive underperforms the 3GB/sec bus,...

The Toshiba drive underperforms the 3GB/sec bus, the modern drives will be able to deliver performance close to the limit of the bus.

At SATA II bus speeds, the SATA bus is capable of approx 300...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 17th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By CanadaRAM
$315 US, plus $20.85 shipping and change on the...

$315 US, plus $20.85 shipping and change on the dollar (even if the dollar is at par the charge card company will hit you with 2.5% commission) = CAN$345.18

This is good performance for two years...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 16th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,682
Posted By CanadaRAM
Be aware that the PowerBook G4 uses an IDE...

Be aware that the PowerBook G4 uses an IDE (UltraATA) hard drive, not the much more common SATA hard drive. IDE drives can still be bought, however they are more expensive than SATAs at a given...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 16th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By CanadaRAM
Yes they do. The NAND flash memory cells have a...

Yes they do. The NAND flash memory cells have a limited number of times that they can be erased and rewritten before they can no longer hold the info, this is on the order of several hundred...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By CanadaRAM
First of all, this does not apply to "Things" it...

First of all, this does not apply to "Things" it applies to copyright - intellectual property. So it does not apply to the "antique desk" mentioned in the article.

Second, it is a gap, a loophole...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 5th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By CanadaRAM
The housing people are correct. How would...

The housing people are correct.

How would it work to tell someone: "You can't have people come to your apartment because they are disabled and use motorized wheelchairs & walkers, but another...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 27th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By CanadaRAM
I want to know where to get the iPad 4

I want to know where to get the iPad 4
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By CanadaRAM
IIRC When I set up mine (it was a different model...

IIRC When I set up mine (it was a different model number) it was connected with a USB cable to the Mac and I used the Canon config software on the Mac.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,642
Posted By CanadaRAM
Zero in Victoria. Still on "Coming Soon"...

Zero in Victoria. Still on "Coming Soon" Mbps
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By CanadaRAM
Wireless AirPrint from my iPad 1 and 3 and iPod...

Wireless AirPrint from my iPad 1 and 3 and iPod Touch to Canon Pixma 5xxx series is flawless
CD label printing came in handy last weekend for a batch of rush DVDs
Copies and scans well too. Much...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 21st, 2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By CanadaRAM
The issue with an external drive is you would...

The issue with an external drive is you would want Firewire 800 if you are doing photography and you want to work on the external directly. USB doesn't cut it for using live - backups, libraries that...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 21st, 2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By CanadaRAM
Huh? The color is impregnated directly into the...

Huh? The color is impregnated directly into the cement, at least on the product I see. To get it to peel would require a grinder or a chainsaw...

You don't have to paint, it comes readymade. If...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 21st, 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By CanadaRAM
Your machine will be fine with it. You'll notice...

Your machine will be fine with it. You'll notice there is a temperature sensor glued to the existing drive, just pull this off and stick it on the new drive in the same general location
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 21st, 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By CanadaRAM
The other way to look at it is that a new 500 GB...

The other way to look at it is that a new 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive is less than $100 with tax, if you install it yourself. If you weren't planning to replace the machine for a year, that is less...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 21st, 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By CanadaRAM
Is there an option for hardiplank instead of...

Is there an option for hardiplank instead of vinyl? Duplex next door is going up with hardiplank concrete/woodfiber product, it is attractive, lasts approximately forever, is paintable, never needs...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 27th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,066
Posted By CanadaRAM
I have updated my blog on the malware New Java...

I have updated my blog on the malware
New Java based Trojan attacks Mac, Windows and Linux | CanadaRAM: Memory and Computer Q&A...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 27th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By CanadaRAM
Paypal buyer fraud for non-receipt is not an...

Paypal buyer fraud for non-receipt is not an issue IF you insist on delivery by courier with insurance and a signature on receipt.
The signature proves delivery.

I also photograph every package...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 24th, 2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By CanadaRAM
I concur, this is a boss-to-boss conversation. ...

I concur, this is a boss-to-boss conversation. Your boss to his boss. You should not participate or respond at all.
IF your receipts (from wherever you choose to eat) are denied, notify your boss....
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By CanadaRAM
OK, I was thinking of pre-unibody Macs That sent...

OK, I was thinking of pre-unibody Macs That sent me on a search through Apple's publicly available documentation
Finally found the page with the cycle counts
Apple Portables: Determining battery...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 20th, 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By CanadaRAM
IIRC if you have Acrobat (Acrobat Pro as was in...

IIRC if you have Acrobat (Acrobat Pro as was in the day) then you can reorder the pages by dragging them. So you should be able to order the pages the way you want, redefine the page layout, and...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By CanadaRAM
You gots lucky. Batteries are not covered under...

You gots lucky. Batteries are not covered under the terms of extended Applecare. Others can't count on this being a precedent. The batteries criteria for warranty IIRC are covered for 300 (or 360)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 16th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,996
Posted By CanadaRAM
My apartment management promptly installed extra...

My apartment management promptly installed extra door seals around my door in the same situation (I thought it might have been effective to seal the smoker's door too, but it solved the problem,...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By CanadaRAM
I didn't say you manipulated anything. You...

I didn't say you manipulated anything.

You are quite right, you didn't compare Apples and Oranges, you compared a

US dollar price, indeterminate time postal mail delivery with no insurance and...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By CanadaRAM
The tax is only not charged on the Monoprice...

The tax is only not charged on the Monoprice order only because it is not worth the fed's time to bill and collect tax on an order less than $20. No Canadian business could get away with not...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 9th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By CanadaRAM
When you have two memory modules in the machine...

When you have two memory modules in the machine they can be either matched (same size, speed and compostion), in which case they will do Dual Channel memory access for about a 6% - 8% real-world...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 8th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By CanadaRAM
There are 2 GB SODIMMs and 4 GB SODIMMs. ...

There are 2 GB SODIMMs and 4 GB SODIMMs.

Whether 4 GB or 6 GB is faster depends what you are doing. If you are multitasking a lot, use Photoshop or video production software, then you want the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 1st, 2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By CanadaRAM
Still, 20 minutes unresponsive for 4 GB of RAM is...

Still, 20 minutes unresponsive for 4 GB of RAM is far outside of the time I would expect for AHT if the RAM was functional.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 1st, 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By CanadaRAM
Online (cloud) backup can be slow and can be...

Online (cloud) backup can be slow and can be expensive for large quantities of data
The Time Capsule (and AEBS) are underpowered for running an external USB drive, can get really slow.

For an...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 31st, 2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,748
Posted By CanadaRAM
Rogers, Global, CBC, CTV, TSN and Bell all have...

Rogers, Global, CBC, CTV, TSN and Bell all have apps. The live material available varies.
CTV also has the Olympic app which is supremely frustrating. The non-live content cannot be fast forwarded...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 26th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By CanadaRAM
At $159 every year or two for an Apple battery,...

At $159 every year or two for an Apple battery, I'ma guess that some people will choose to tailor their practices

The Apple link above didn't work for me, try Apple - Batteries...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 25th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By CanadaRAM
You'll need to get more information from the...

You'll need to get more information from the company what exactly they mean by dedicated router.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 24th, 2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By CanadaRAM
Dedicated router sounds like they are assuming...

Dedicated router sounds like they are assuming that you are coming in from the wider Net and that you will need a static IP address ??
You may also have to put the Liftmaster unit on a manual...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By CanadaRAM
The key is you need to use a monospaced font to...

The key is you need to use a monospaced font to maintain the space/character width consistency. As soon as you make it Times or Arial or any proportionately spaced font, the spacing goes all to heck...
Forum: Photography Focus Jul 19th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By CanadaRAM
Appear fine means what? The thumbnails look ok,...

Appear fine means what? The thumbnails look ok, or you can open the file directly from the card with Photoshop or other editor and they are good?
If the latter, what happens if you Save As.. from...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,112
Posted By CanadaRAM
The problem here is that it looks like the...

The problem here is that it looks like the lightning had nothing to do with the AC power and everything to do with the Ethernet cabling. The electric charge just wants the easiest route to ground,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 19th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,552
Posted By CanadaRAM
The gold standard is the Newer Technology USB...

The gold standard is the Newer Technology USB stick, it is a bit pricey.

We have had success with the Rosewill (generic) RNX-N180UBE USB stick $28 even though it does not claim Mac compatibility. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 18th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By CanadaRAM
"...However, some DisplayPort hardware has...

"...However, some DisplayPort hardware has built-in convertors to a DVI-compatible format, so a passive DVI/HDMI adaptor will function properly. If the DisplayPort does not have this feature, then...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 17th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By CanadaRAM
DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI all carry the same...

DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI all carry the same digital video signal. (DP and HDMI also carry other information) so the visual quality should be identical between all three.
Make sure you know whether...
Forum: Mac Masters Jul 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By CanadaRAM
Adobe's response as of yesterday was to roll back...

Adobe's response as of yesterday was to roll back OSX 10.7.4 to the prior version - not an option for people with the latest machines though. Seems to affect all IvyBridge models.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By CanadaRAM
The single 4 GB RAM upgrade is $86, message me...

The single 4 GB RAM upgrade is $86, message me for details
A third party battery is $83, message me,
from Apple is $159
SSD, it will help your boot time and application load times, won't do much...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 9th, 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By CanadaRAM
Problem with these is shipping, before posting on...

Problem with these is shipping, before posting on eBay do some research on actual shipping charges. Also you will have to scare up adequate boxes for packaging (a machine like a PowerMac/Quadra 6100...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 7th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,605
Posted By CanadaRAM
and yet another ehMac thread loses its way and...

and yet another ehMac thread loses its way and teeters on the edge of devolving to random noise.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 28th, 2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,091
Posted By CanadaRAM
It means that the drive was partitioned, but only...

It means that the drive was partitioned, but only with a 750 GB partition (which is the common behaviour of an incompatible interface). The rest of the drive is presently unused. You could try...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 28th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By CanadaRAM
Kanex will have Thunderbolt cables shortly, we...

Kanex will have Thunderbolt cables shortly, we will be listing them
Kanex Thunderbolt? Cable - 6 FT. (http://www.kanexlive.com/thunderbolt-cable)
Startech also have cables .5, 1, 2 and 3 m.in...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 28th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By CanadaRAM
The advertised maximum sequential read and write...

The advertised maximum sequential read and write speeds (typically up to 550 MBps Read and 500 MBps Write) mean very little.

Two reasons:
1) This is the speed that the drive can reach when it is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 28th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,802
Posted By CanadaRAM
Could you please change the title to MacBook Pro....

Could you please change the title to MacBook Pro. MacPro is a different tower of cheese grater altogether.
Thanks
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 27th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,091
Posted By CanadaRAM
The models they ship now with 3 TB drives may...

The models they ship now with 3 TB drives may well have different firmware or SATA / FW controllers than the older D2 models.

Based on the symptoms (800 GB instead of 3 TB) the individual...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 27th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,091
Posted By CanadaRAM
Your D2 is not compatible with drives larger than...

Your D2 is not compatible with drives larger than 3TB
The firmware cannot handle the advanced formatting with large blocks.
The MacAlly G-S350 series enclosures we have tested to be compatible...
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