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  • charlituna said: berenz said: I think I was just a little bit sick in my mouth. Apart from adding bulk and looking far from Apple's usual high-standards, it's surely an admission that the battery on the 6 and 6S are still woefully inad…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.  How many it sells is up to Apple.   Starting at £2045 inc Vat.  That's not going to generate volume to broaden this model.  Upping the price of the entry Pro has no doubt pushed peopl…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Tallest Skil    The article's vague because its author thinks Ethernet is FireWire 800.        This proves that Apple has done 100% the right thing.       GUESS WHAT T…
  • I may have missed it, but I don't think the article identified whether there was a SATA controller present. It could be that Apple are using the same chassis in the models without a HDD, but are not installing the controller necessary to utilize one…
  • Only the failure of USB 3 has kept the window of opportunity open for Thunderbolt. There are so many problems with USB 3 devices which have delayed its adoption and the complete state of denial in which the vendors maintain themselves has delayed th…
  • Split? Between what? Those who think it sucks and those who want to move to something else?
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Marvin  It depends on how the market goes I guess. Without a Mini, there would be no OS X Server. Without the iMac, the prices would probably go up on the 27" Cinema displays. It could happen eventually but the i…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Marvin  The Mini doesn't sell all that well on it's own though and it can't use the CPUs in the iMac as they draw too much power. They tend to use the same chips as the MBPs now. Intel does offer a…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Frank777    That's not the reason the Mini uses mobile components. Apple went through a tough time in the 90's, and needed economies of scale to hold on to consumer and education markets, primarily with …
  • Quote: Originally Posted by wizard69  This is why I find Apples marketing so frustrating, the server model isn't drastically different from the base model, most likely varying only in the processor implemented. It is a totally artif…
  • MSI are reportedly developing an TB external chassis with graphics card of their own design and manufacture. I can't find the reference to it just now, but there were some videos posted which were encouraging. The current TB ("TB I") can rather ea…
  • Perhaps Intel are feeling a bit insecure about the ability of various vendors to bring TB products to market which do not cause problems such as those encountered in a variety of USB 3 devices.   The bottom line is still the cost. Until Intel …
  • Quote: Originally Posted by wizard69  Any case redesign would likely do away with internal hard drives all together or at least get rid of the array support. Supporting disk array internally is a step in the wrong direction, the int…
  • Marvin,   This will wrap up the status of things.   The net install finally finished and I shut things down when it restarted and booted to the factory drive to make a disk image of the net install. I thought I could create a disk image wi…
  • Marvin,   Thanks for the link to the MacWorld article. I had only found one reference to "breaking" the Fusion Drive via a convoluted process in Terminal that I was not entirely comfortable with, especially as it was a site of unknown reliabil…
  • Marvin,   Well, I got an answer. "You can't get there from here." It's not the answer I wanted, but at least it's an answer.   It seems that the version of Disk Utility shipping with OS 10.8.2 AUTOMATICALLY creates a Fusion Drive when it s…
  • Thanks, Marvin,   This is getting "curiouser and curiouser".   I booted to the factory HDD, set up and admin account and connected to my WiFi network. I then got the expected "doesn't recognize" disk message for the two internal drives tha…
  • Thanks, macxpress and Marvin,   I will need to clone the OS over from the factory drive. I don't have an App Store purchase of Mountain Lion as this is the first Intel Mac I have acquired. I will be using it to purchase Mountain Lion to go on …
  • Quote: Originally Posted by hmm  That would be cool, although I've never seen an external device that would be compliant with such a thing unless a special cable that delivers via eSATA with a usb connector at one end and eSATA connect…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by hmm  The eSATA standard can be faster than usb. It depends on the implementation, but you can get SATA bandwidth with minimal overhead. Some cards are much faster than others. I've never seen one with a usb …