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    Hi Damien, Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not...

    Hi Damien,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not so big on trusting other people to do things like this for me. If I do it myself, I know the files are safely and properly deleted/destroyed. ...
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    hmmm it's a pretty big hammer and is very strong....

    hmmm it's a pretty big hammer and is very strong. It was owned by my grandfather who fought in the 1st world war and would be 115 years old now. When he signed up, in order to be accepted into the...
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    Thanks for the info Rick, a drill is more...

    Thanks for the info Rick, a drill is more immediate than a trip to Home Depot!
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    You guys are brilliant! The years of photos -...

    You guys are brilliant! The years of photos - professional and hobby - are very important to me and I want to be sure the data is really destroyed before I dispose of the drives.

    Here's the plan:...
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    I've just watched a couple videos on how to...

    I've just watched a couple videos on how to recover info from a 3.5" drive. Also viewed a website which does a teardown of a drive.

    I think I can rather easily take apart a 3.5" drive if I can...
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    Great suggestions!!! Sadly, I don't have access...

    Great suggestions!!! Sadly, I don't have access to a steam roller, jack hammer or commercial grade drill :-)

    An acid bath is a bit too dangerous, but I would be willing to put the drives in a...
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    ? How to wipe old 3.5" SATA hard drives?

    Hi everyone,

    I've been cleaning out years of excess hardware and have abandoned some external drive systems. My question is, how do I wipe the data from 3.5" SATA drives that I am no longer...
  8. Thread: DataTale

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    DataTale is quiet!!!

    Hi momo,

    Thought I would comment here. I have been using the DataTale for about 7 months and really like it! My configuration is 2 x 8TB Raid 0 volumes, one backing up to the other.

    About...
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    Hi bear_man, I'm not sure if you have resized...

    Hi bear_man,
    I'm not sure if you have resized your photos, but give this a try in iPhoto:

    Create a new folder on your desktop that you can use to export your photos to.

    Within iPhoto, select...
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    Congratulations on your new MacPro Rick! And...

    Congratulations on your new MacPro Rick! And early to boot :)

    I am looking forward to everything you write about this new marvel. It could not be in better hands!!!

    Cheers!
    MsNikon
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    That's a priceless photo, must have been a...

    That's a priceless photo, must have been a memorable day!

    Thanks for adding the images to my post...perhaps the text was better, as it was easier to read :)
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    I am not able to upload. I created new, larger,...

    I am not able to upload. I created new, larger, .png files in Photoshop and when trying to upload got this: HostGator.com Error 500 Internal Server Error.
    Can I email you jpeg + .png files and can...
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    2009 iMac/2013 iMac Speed Tests

    Hi guys,

    I received my new iMac yesterday!

    Just completed the migration and the first thing I did was a speed test. My heart dropped into my stomach when I ran the first test. The iMac has...
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    Thanks for the advice Rick, avatar and DataTale :)

    Thanks for the advice Rick, avatar and DataTale :)
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    I saw your post after just making mine. It could...

    I saw your post after just making mine. It could have been the SSD, that was one thought as mentioned in my post above.

    Yes, that DataTale, it's amazing! And it is really quiet. I am so...
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    Hi Rick, You're in good company, because the...

    Hi Rick,

    You're in good company, because the guys at the Apple store didn't know how to respond to this either :) I was at the Apple store this evening and the people I've been dealing with are...
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    The good news is that I received an email from...

    The good news is that I received an email from Apple and my iMac has been shipped :-)

    The Fed Ex pick up date is today, Jan 6 and delivery is scheduled for Jan 8. Wow! Nothing has ever come to...
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    I did order the SSD and given the (5 year) newer...

    I did order the SSD and given the (5 year) newer processor, this iMac will be a treat to work with. I'm also looking forward to the reduced glare of the new screen. I've become accustomed to the...
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    Hi yeungfeng, Thanks! I am literally counting...

    Hi yeungfeng,

    Thanks! I am literally counting the days until receipt of the computer!
    I asked the Apple store where it was being shipped from and was told they didn't specifically know, but...
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    27" iMacs "constraints"

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share this info, in the event it is of value to any of the forum members.

    I decided upon an iMac (had considered a MacPro) and placed my order on Nov 29, 2013. I live...
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    A TB to FW adapter can be added to my list...

    A TB to FW adapter can be added to my list without pausing to think :-)

    Cheers!
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    I have all USB2 & a FW800 Burly (which has lived...

    I have all USB2 & a FW800 Burly (which has lived up to all my needs and expectations). This upgrade is going to be a costly one, I've been struggling with my 2009 iMac and large Nikon D800 files for...
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    This is what is causing me to consider an iMac:...

    This is what is causing me to consider an iMac: It's the cost/benefit ratio of having a MacPro now that we have to factor in the substantial cost of everything else.

    I look forward to hearing...
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    MacPro video Made in America

    Hi Rick,

    I'm still weighing the iMac vs MacPro question; this video creates desire on the MacPro side of the issue :)

    Cheers!
    MsNikon
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    MacPro video Made in America

    Hi All,

    Saw this and thought you might be interested in viewing it. It's a short video of the MacPro assembly line.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVNJvPlOLaI

    regards,
    MsNikon
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