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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

The follow-up, Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports. Core i9 faster with two cores disabled.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:24 AM

What's definitely stupid is that Apple can no longer recover the data from your MBP when the logic board fails.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:45 AM

There's no point to have the CDM port. With the T2 controlling encryption, even if you did a bulk copy it wouldn’t get you anything but sudo random data without a way to extract the keys from the T2. The stupid thing is people that don't have backups.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:37 AM

I agree with macdude, but it is unfortunate that Apple stopped updating their time capsule product. It really was the perfect product for this eventuality. Currently I see it still on the Apple store, but it is only a matter of time before they remove it. It is very easy to set up other network backup options, or to just back up to a USB drive, but those methods are beyond the skill/effort level of 90% of consumers.

Apple has been pushing iCloud Drive pretty hard with their latest macOS versions, but that is only really a good option if your data is less then 50GB (beyond that starts getting kind of pricey) and you have a fast internet connection to upload all of your data.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:43 PM

lolz, it was just a bug. :teehee: https://www.macrumor...ttling-bug-fix/

Now the question is, how the heck did something so basic get past QA.

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Apple has been pushing iCloud Drive pretty hard with their latest macOS versions, but that is only really a good option if your data is less then 50GB (beyond that starts getting kind of pricey) and you have a fast internet connection to upload all of your data.

...and it's just iCloud Drive. It's not a full backup solution like BackBlaze.

I need to figure out a Time Capsule-like solution at some point. Right now I have an external drive hooked into my TB3 dock, so whenever I unplug the Finder yells at me. Can't decide if I should just get a new router with a USB port and connect my drive to that, or go all the way with a cheap Synology. Leaning to the former.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

View PostCougar, on 24 July 2018 - 01:43 PM, said:

Now the question is, how the heck did something so basic get past QA.
Several incidents in the last time make me wonder whether Apple still has QA.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

View PostCougar, on 24 July 2018 - 01:43 PM, said:

lolz, it was just a bug. :teehee: https://www.macrumor...ttling-bug-fix/

Now the question is, how the heck did something so basic get past QA.



...and it's just iCloud Drive. It's not a full backup solution like BackBlaze.

I need to figure out a Time Capsule-like solution at some point. Right now I have an external drive hooked into my TB3 dock, so whenever I unplug the Finder yells at me. Can't decide if I should just get a new router with a USB port and connect my drive to that, or go all the way with a cheap Synology. Leaning to the former.

Synology NAS, even just a single-bay one, and throw your favorite NAS or Enterprise drive in it. Turn on Time Machine support and presto, you've got an upgradeable Time Capsule that's got waaaaaaay more features.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:58 PM

View PostFrost, on 24 July 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

Synology NAS, even just a single-bay one, and throw your favorite NAS or Enterprise drive in it. Turn on Time Machine support and presto, you've got an upgradeable Time Capsule that's got waaaaaaay more features.

Yeah, I just don't know if I need those features. No interest in a media server or accessing my files from the internet. I'd need a new router anyway for the gigabit Ethernet, so when I upgrade that at some point I'll probably test the USB port on it to see if that option is good enough.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:19 PM

Definitely recommend people get a cheap NAS for their backups. I would probably recommend getting a 2-bay one since it is barely more money then a 1-bay and then your drives can be mirrored. Hard drives are dirt cheap these days.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:41 PM

View PostCougar, on 24 July 2018 - 04:58 PM, said:

Yeah, I just don't know if I need those features. No interest in a media server or accessing my files from the internet. I'd need a new router anyway for the gigabit Ethernet, so when I upgrade that at some point I'll probably test the USB port on it to see if that option is good enough.

Even if you don't use the extra features, a DS118 plus a 4TB HGST DeskStar NAS gives you way more power, features, a FAR and away more reliable drive, plus 1 more TB, for about the same cost as a 3TB Time Capsule (which contains the infamous POS ST3000DM001 drives). No router, sure, but given how horrendously out of date the wifi hardware is I doubt anyone would buy a Time Capsule for the wifi anymore anyway. Plus if you need more space down the road, you can always swap the drive for anything up to 14TB if your budget permits without using a ground-down paint chipper and some finger-fu plus a voided warranty as is the case with the Time Capsule.

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