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    Sticky: My SAS RAID is back up and finally running...

    My SAS RAID is back up and finally running normally..

    I finally had to replace the second "iffy" Cheetah drive, even tho it <seemed> to be mostly ok... but I was getting kernel panics when trying...
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    Sticky: Yes, I agree- probably not mechanical failure.. ...

    Yes, I agree- probably not mechanical failure..

    I've sent it back RMA to Seagate since I don't have any means to attempt a re-format with a Windows machine..

    It's situations like this that make...
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    Sticky: Did some more troubleshooting on this issue.. ...

    Did some more troubleshooting on this issue..

    I <was> pretty much settling on this being a hardware failure with the external 4-drive SAS unit..

    To make my testing a little more manageable, I...
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    Another thing you could try is a re-boot in "safe...

    Another thing you could try is a re-boot in "safe boot mode". Restart with the shift key held down after the gong.

    That will run the repair function of Disk Utility during the boot process....
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    The problem with these OS upgrades now is they...

    The problem with these OS upgrades now is they make it harder to do a truly clean install- which I think gives the new OS and major apps a better chance of running as well as possible...

    Plus,...
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    Yes, same here- I'll wait til Mavericks has at...

    Yes, same here- I'll wait til Mavericks has at least several more point upgrades before switching over... And only after I fully research compatibility with all my major apps... I passed on Lion and...
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    Sticky: Thank you Rick! Excellent idea- I'll try the...

    Thank you Rick! Excellent idea- I'll try the cable swap... :)
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    Sticky: A Little Tech Saga for the New Year...

    Hi everybody, it's been awhile..

    So I've had some interesting tech issues with my 6-core Mac Pro 3.33GHz lately..
    Here's a brief rundown:

    First, the SeriTek e6G 2-port SATA pci card failed,...
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    Sticky: Yes, I can appreciate that. Usually, I wait...

    Yes, I can appreciate that.

    Usually, I wait until the OS version gets to a .5 or .6 before moving on up, but I had figured that Lion was sort of the 'beta' version of ML. In retrospect, it seemed...
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    Sticky: Retro-grade to Snow Leopard

    I've retro-graded to SL..

    Photoshop working much better now, thank you, and Cloud me not too :)

    But seriously, I feel like I have my Mac back (oh wow, I can "save" a document again!), it's fast...
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    Sticky: A Visible User Library

    Thanks Rick. And you can call it "art shit" anytime you want:p (I do- as I age I have even worse trash mouth)

    Yes, thanks on the Terminal command. I just use Cocktail's checkbox for it- along...
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    Sticky: Photoshop speed testing..

    I pretty much stopped with the speed testing of PS after CS4.

    It was taking huge amounts of time away from just doing the artwork..

    Things that have contributed to this decision-

    1) they...
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    Sticky: Some good things about Mac OS & Photoshop..

    Hi you guys!!
    It's great to be back..
    Rick, you're lookin' in fine fettle.
    And Damien- you just get younger every year! ;)

    Happy Joyous New Year's day to you all :)

    You put it so well...
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    Sticky: My rant continues..

    So Adobe...
    This "Cloud" thing is kinda funky; they've decided to make certain features in PS (and maybe other Adobe apps too, I'm not sure) only available if you rent their software with a...
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    Sticky: Comments about current Mac OS and Photoshop

    So I've got PS CS5 and PS CS6 installed on my main startup drive running Mac OS 10.8.2.

    With CS5 and 6, Photoshop has become this giant lumbering beast.

    Personally, I'm finding CS6 doesn't work...
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    Sticky: Sorry to be away so long..

    Meanwhile, I've been doing a steady stream of Mac tech support work for friends and local customers, and in be-tween-

    I've been learning Logic Pro these last 18 months. What a can of worms!! But a...
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    Sticky: From what I've read that Drobo is a unique but...

    From what I've read that Drobo is a unique but somewhat problematic massive storage solution..

    Rick's tech support- indeed all the staff at MG and Burly- is second to none. Helped me thru many a...
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    Sticky: Look Ma, a really invisible file.

    Apparently, new in CS5 (or maybe Intel?)- the actual Photoshop temp file aka scratch file...

    ..is no longer visible to the user.
    ...
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    Sticky: I know, it was definitely Christmas in April...

    I know, it was definitely Christmas in April around here!! :D
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    Sticky: Welcome aboard MsNikon! Glad you found us. There...

    Welcome aboard MsNikon!
    Glad you found us. There are some real knowledgable folks lurking 'round these parts. I got my start with Macs here and I'd be no-where without the 'Gurus. MacGurus rules.
    ...
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    Sticky: Thanks you guys! Eric, congrats to you on your...

    Thanks you guys!

    Eric, congrats to you on your new MBP. :dance:

    Yah, that zeroing out the drives is one of those "set it and walk a way for the day" kind of operations (actually I did it...
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    http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForums...

    http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForumsThreads/BootsG5thread/DAWsetup1.jpg

    After getting a new Mac Pro, I've re-purposed the G5 Quad as a digital-audio workstation.

    This is the...
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    Sticky: http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForums...

    http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForumsThreads/BootsMPthread/NECPA301Wcalibration.jpg

    Calibrating the new NEC MultiSync PA301W 30" display.
    This thing is firkin' AWESOME!! It does 99%...
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    Sticky: http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForums...

    http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForumsThreads/BootsMPthread/APCSmartUPS1500-1.jpg

    The entire workstation is protected with a new APC SmartUPS 1500 VA rated at 985w with LCD readout..
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    Sticky: http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForums...

    http://macgurus.georgemiddleton.com/MacGurusForumsThreads/BootsMPthread/BurlySATA2-DriveHotSwap.jpg

    Here's the original Burly 2-bay hotswap SATA box in action.

    I've kept the same basic...
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