Posts with keyword: macbookpro


Crucial SSD in Macbook Pro: Updating Firmware with a Dual Boot Partition

This post explains how to update the Crucial firmware on a Macbook Pro without a DVD drive. I think it's outrageous that Crucial sells a drive that requires this level of work to update the firmware. And you can't not update it. The drive literally becomes inoperational after a certain number of cycles without this firmware update. At this point I wouldn't recommend anyone with a Macbook Pro buy one since requiring this level of technical expertise to update firmware is insane.
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I'm a (Fan) Control Freak

Found this little app for controlling fans on the MacBook Pro. The second editions (with the Core 2 Duo) seem to run much cooler than the first editions (with the Core Duo). Still, it's fun to play with things like fan speeds. I also use CoreDuoTemp to monitor the temperature and see what's happening.
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What I Expect from Online Retailers

Last week, I wrote about the joys of being on the bleeding edge with the new MacBook Pro. The disk issue is giving me fits. The problem is that in anticipation of putting a 160Mb disk in the machine (before I realized that fast 160Gb SATA drives are impossible to find), the machine was ordered with a 100Gb drive in the interest of being economical. I can't work in 100Gb--at least I'd rather not. My laptop is my only machine and I want everything on it. So, at the moment, that requires a 120Gb drive at the minimum. No
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MacBook Pro and the Bleeding Edge

One problem with life on the bleeding edge is that there isn't as much infrastructure built up and parts are scarce. Take Apple's MacBook Pro, for example. I've got a gleaming example sitting by my desk that I've been playing with for a few days. It's very fast at some things and Rosetta works well. Too well, perhaps. You might forget to upgrade some G4 apps to native ones because they still work passibly. But, that's another story. Two problems I've run into so far. First, Apple switched to SATA drives for the MacBook Pro. That probably gave them
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