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  1. which Macbook Air

    Great case notes John. Keep meaning to back up more...
  2. Hi all! Having at last decided in a post-Christmas flush, to get a NAS implemented, I looked at the Drobo DRDS4A31 5N 5 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure to take my "JBODs".Looking at various reviews on Amazon I had to stop and think a bit - Several comments about unit failures after 2-3 years with unretrievable data. So I looked at the Synology DS416 4 Bay Desktop Enclosure and their specs leave me confused viz: DS416 External Drives: EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+*, exFAT* Notes HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size. exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center. The DS416 Play does not appear to have that restriction. OK - I'm naive and untrained but am I getting this wrong? Does anyone out there have any reflections on my caution, or recommendations to make? You can ge a feel for how much I am prepared tos spend on this nod I wanted to go for the Dropbox 'cos I'd heard in various podcasts that it is good and takes a mix of drives - I currently have 5 of varying capacities. Help please! TerryB, Northumberland, England
  3. Thanks for the input. I've now looked at the NAS options and I think it may have to wait a while (have to pay a handyman for the duration whilst I have my knee replaced!) Meanwhile - I don't know if this should be a new topic:- I think I have heard Adam mention this some time back - how to stop the connection to the server (USB on Extreme) being dropped for no obvious reason - (perhaps the MBP going into sleep mode?). This can be a real pain when one has been running a program such as Tidy Up for hours only to be told that the drive is not available, just at a critical moment! I know that I heard something about this - always reconnects to the server first thing after sleep? One problem there for me is that it makes me put in a password every time.because I have the Wi-Fi protected; ( I may live in the heart of open country but I have the pub/B&B right over the road - convenient I know! This probably where a local MUG would be great but Local here is 45 mile either way! Thanks in advance for any information TerryB
  4. Well - the 2TB HDD that I use for my music, films etc. has gone kaput. OK I have most of it backed up but this forces me to a decision (not my forte!). I think that I would like to go NAS with more than one drive (I don’t like to have clutter hanging off my recently completely refurbished mid-2009 MBP which gets moved around). Trouble is that I don’t have a clue. I currently have 2 physical 2TB drives on a 4 port powered USB hanging off the Extreme. One of those drives (now kaput!) is my iTunes library, the other consists of 3 logical drives for Time m/c, and other backups: (hmmm - just made me think - that’s a lot of stored eggs in 1 basket isn’t it?) Any advice/ instructions on the NAS option please? I currently have an oldish Netgear DG834G v3 modem with 4 ports, one of which connects to the Extreme. I had been considering put in some ethernet around the house and this is forcing the issue a little. So - help please? Advice - what/where? price counts - I am on a pension! TiA TerryB
  5. Oh dear! New TV as above. Thought I~ could connect to internet etc with the Express (n).. Internet working OK via the ethernet connectoin on the AEx BUT cannot pipe my music from iTunes through the audio. Has anyone done this? I've tried the stereo socket on the Bravia and also using a split from the the AEx to the AV1 input; now I've run out of ideas. Anyone please? TerryB
  6. Safari / ?Javascript Problem

    Dorbic finger here! I've fixed the Safari problem and f.y.i , I had somehow disabled styes in Develop. Duh!
  7. Safari / ?Javascript Problem

    This one for instance, or Google, I haven't coming across any unaffected yet- in fact Im using Chrome to do this! TerryB I haven't added or changed any extensions lately. Here's Wikipaedia:- (Damn - can't find how to attach a Tiff! - sorry) TerryB
  8. Has anyone any idea why Safari is suddenly not displaying pages properly? I was only thinking cynically the other day that Google are pushing Chrome so heavily that they could try sabotaging Safari - and then this happened! I am guessing that it's related to Javascript (which IS enabled) because all I get is lines of blue script down the page - no block fill or anything. I've repaired permissions, run Cocktail, downloaded Javascript again but all to no avail. Ideas please? I'm on OS 10.6.8 on a 2009 4gb 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo if it helps TeryB.
  9. Need to design my Garden - simply!

    Wow! thanks folks. This is a project which I have been postponing until I'm forced to sort out the mess! Procrastination is the enemy of progress etc.. Thanks a zillion. TerryB
  10. I don't want to design a jet engine - just draw up plans for my garden from dimensions already measured. Can anyone recommend anything please - preferably cheap and for my MBP:- Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03 SMC Version (system): 1.49f2 Serial Number (system): 730130D27XJ Hardware UUID: 483D5445-7FFB-5C4E-A4C0-3D72E2D651FC TiA Terry Brinkworth, England.
  11. Should I be worried?

    Wow! right-ho John! Some blast but I get your point. I'll soldier on then and see what happens when I install Lion in January. That was a fast education! cheers, TerryB
  12. Should I be worried?

    Oh boy! I have permissions problems aplenty here! Verify disc comes up OK BUT permissions consistently give me errors, predominantly of the "ACL found but not expected" variety. I can run permissions repair and 5 minutes later it comes up the same. I've repaired permissions, restarted and run permissions and they are all over the place again immediately! Any ideas please? I am still within my Apple Care term! TerryB
  13. Hi all, I have an iMac G5 that I am using as a server via Airport Extreme (g) to my MBP (2009). I have been using a couple of drives on this to handle the overflow stuff like iTunes etc 320 gB WD My Book Pro Edition partitioned as 2 drives : 1*80gB; 1* 230 Gb on t Firewire 400 ALSO an older 120 gB WD drive for iMac backup, plugged in as necessary. Both of the My Book partitions can appear on my MBP as Devices when selected on the iMac. I have just fitted a Seagate `Expansion' external 1tB USB drive with 3 partitions - 1 for the iMac Time Machine, 1 for the MBP Time Machine, 1 for the iTunes etc stuff. All partitions on this drive appear as Devices on the iMac AND on the MBP when plugged in direct. Unlike the WD partitions however, even when selected on the MBP from the iMac these 3 partitions can not be made visible as devices. Am I just doing something daft with my sharing setup on the Seagate partitions or what? I have authorised the user on the MBP for these partitions but I notice that when I originally set up the WD drive I had a much simpler authorisation schedule :- _unknown as R/W everyone as No Access SHould I just go back and reconfigure the authorisations? TerryB
  14. I couldn't work out what's going on - perhaps someone else can? I have a playlist and UNLESS I actually have iTunes in foreground it frequently starts playing the next item BUT does not route the sound to the Express speakers. (I think it doesn't even put it to the MBP speakers either. setup is: iTunes (always kept up to latest version and this has happened certainly in the last couple) Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03 SMC Version (system): 1.49f2 Serial Number (system): 730130D27XJ Hardware UUID: 483D5445-7FFB-5C4E-A4C0-3D72E2D651FC Sudden Motion Sensor: State: Enabled Airport Extreme + 2 * Express (all 'g') Of course, now I want to repeat this to give it step by step, I can't! I dunno - do you? Does anyone? TerryB
  15. Podcasts that us MacGeeks listen to

    My Top 5 favourite podcasts: MacCast (+ Members!) MacOSKen Typical Mac User British Mac Screencasts online OK - then there's all the BBC podcasts like Money; Wake up to Money ( don't worry - don't I have any :-)): Food Programme; Sky at Night; Digital Planet Discovery and others too….! In case you're wondering, I'm retired and spend a lot of time gardening and cooking! Since I don't have any form of iPod or iPhone I tend to listen via an Express hooked up to an FM transmitter in the attic which goes to some FM headphones: works a treat! TerryB Northumberland, England (if you hadn't guessed!)