What external DVD burner for MacBook Pro late 2011
My internal superdrive drive just died, a kind of inner part rattling... sounded like a trombone bouncing around. Has to be replaced. Wanted to buy an external drive of Supe but it won't work with my MacBook Pro late 2011. I need to burn DVDs for my students and have no desire to kill an other intern. Any suggestions on a good external draft horse?
I want to update MacBook Pro (late 2011) to a SSD drive, but I do not have what to choose. I have my eye on 960 GB SATA III, but I don't know if it's ok to use a greater than 512 GB SSD and SATA III ok?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
Yes it's OK to use a size larger than 512 GB SSD, and Yes, SATA 3 is OK.
Try connecting an external DVD burner for Toshiba LX830 via USB.
Nothing won't work - I've tried 3 writers and different software.
Is it important that all writers are USB 2.0 and the 830 is USB 3.0?
The best I have is 3%, then it's just sitting there.
Can anyone recommend an external recorder that will work with the 830?
Have you tried to connect this external hard drive to CD/DVD to all available USB ports?
As far as I know the Toshiba LX830 all in a computer supports 6 USB ports and two USB ports support high-speed USB 3.0 standard.
So, even if the external USB ODD (optical disc) would not support USB 3.0, it should work in 4 other ports USB 2.0
I just update the OS in my MacBook Pro (late 2011) which worked perfectly well 'El Capitan' to 'Sierra '. Everything went, smooth and pleasant. but now, the trackpad is completely erratic, is in itself (such as move and open programs like possessed). I tried several suggestions from apple such as checking for updates, check the settings, delete all the gestures, etc. I'm assuming that the material is very well that was perfectly fine yesterday... any suggestions please help. -Note; I have to use an external mouse, and the latter is very well.
Thank you for using communities of Apple Support. It is my understanding that after upgrading to Sierra, your MacBook trackpad has become erratic. I know that my trackpad is an important part of my daily use, I can certainly understand your concern. I'm here to help get this resolved with you.
You did an excellent job so far! Then I recommend the system management controller (SMC) reset. This system can solve some unexpected behaviors. Follow the steps below:
- Stop the Mac.
- Unplug the MagSafe from Mac power adapter.
- Remove the battery. (Learn about removing the battery in the MacBook and MacBook Pro computers).
- Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
- Reconnect the battery and the MagSafe power adapter.
- Press the power button to turn on the Mac.
The LED on the MagSafe power adapters could change State or temporarily disable when you reset the SMC.
If the problem persists, test this problem in safe mode. This will allow you to exclude the software as the cause. To help get started in safe mode and additional steps, use the steps and the link below:
- Start or restart your Mac.
- As soon as you hear the startup tone, hold down the SHIFT key.
- Release the SHIFT key when you see the logo Apple appears on the screen.
After the Apple logo appears, this may take longer than usual to reach the login screen or your office. This is because your Mac performs a check of directory of your drive to boot in safe mode.
To leave safe mode, restart your computer without pressing any keys during startup.
See you soon!
So I finally finished putting my double drive on my MacBook Pro late 2011. I ended up putting the SSD where the optical drive has been, since research told me that the end 2011 MBP is the lucky model with an optical drive that supports Sata III. If anyone can give me a reason to spend my SSD and HDD, please let me know.
Anyway, now I ask to help with setting up my macbook pro to use two disks. I copied everything on the SSD and the SSD drive is set to start my computer to the top. I can already tell that this thing is so much faster now. However, I basically just have two exact copies of my all my stuff on the two disks. How can I configure my computer to know which drive to use? I want a few things to use my HARD drive and other things to use my SDD, not all at once. Where are these settings and how to do?
Thank you in advance!
I have a Macbook Pro 2011 start.
I installed a 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO instead of HD.
I moved the HD to the optical Bay.
Optical Bay has 3 Gigabit speed. HD space has a 6 Gigabit speed.
See the screenshots of my mac.
The old HD, I would reformat is not bootable.
I use my old HD for storage of movies, etc.
So for example, I'll download a movie and then move it to my old hard drive. I'll put it in a directory named for example movies.
On the SSD, I'll do an 'Alias' pointing to the movies on the old HD directory (on windows, it would be a shortcut).
In any case, hope this helps.
Can I put OS Lion directly to El Capitan without an intermediate upgrade. I have a MacBook Pro late 2011. Safari no longer works on a lot of web content with this OS not.
M Macbook Pro (late 2011) heat a lot! Especially when I use Photoshop, the fan make a * lot of noise!
It seems that your iPhone is also hot. You use the devices in a hot environment?
Ive got a satellite pro 2100 and I want to change the recorder to a dvd burner. is there a template I can get which will be a swap of right for in-house or will I need an external dvd burner? Thank you.
DVD writers usually come in two varieties, IDE usually designates those intended for 'slimline' and Office Tower systems which are generally mounted in laptops.
The physical form of the player is usually constant models (in this case Toshiba use different brands in their notebooks). The device will have various plastic components fittings attached to it which will need tro be transferred to your new unit and have threaded metal accessories which are used to secure the unit to the laptop. These must also be transferred to the new unit.
You also need device drivers dedicated to this new unit that can are provided on a CD or even be downloaded on the website of unit manufacturers.
I have a lite - on dvd slimline burner we don't work in the sp6000
now, I want to know Witch one does not work in a satellite pro 6000?
(DVD burner or a combination dvd/CD-RW)
As far as I know that no engraver of DVD or combo for Satellite Pro 6000 driver is available. Download and review the Satellite Pro 6000 user manual. There are readers who must be compatible.
I found these:
Reader of DVD - ROM SD-C2502
-Player CD-R/RW UJDA340
-Drive CD-RW/DVD-ROM UJDA720
-Drive CD-RW/DVD-ROM SD-R2102
Reader of DVD - ROM GDR-8081
But if you want to be 100% sure, you can contact the ASP in your country. There also order you the discs
I'm under Lion (10.7.5) on a MBP late 2011. Replaced the original 750 GB HDD with a 1 to Samsung SSD 850 EVO and store Crucial 2x8G; to replace the battery with one of Lizone. (Restore own Internet) installation of Lion on the SSD in an external enclosure, software update, then exchanged the SSD for the migration of Bay assistant and used internal drive with the old HARD drive in the external box. OnyX to clear the caches and other cleanup. Basic response (keystrokes, menus, scrolling, select the element and application launch and quit smoking) is stutteringly slow and delay - but sometimes, after a reboot, all right (with dynamic performance, I expected to the SSD upgrade) for awhile. I have disabled Spotlight and invoke TM only manually.
I've ran out of ideas and would appreciate advice on what could be causing the slow response! Thank you.
Hardware information: (does that mean?)
MacBook Pro (15 inch, late 2011)
[Click for plug technique]
[Click here for the User Guide]
MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8, 2
1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4 strands
16 GB OF RAM
OK 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
OK 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Bluetooth: Old - transfer/Airdrop2 not supported
Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 2 - SN = 0123456789ABC
Information about this video: (does that mean?)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M - VRAM: 1024 MB
Apple Cinema Display 1680 x 1050
Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 512 MB
Software system: (does that mean?)
OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G 63) - since the starting time: 3 hours
Disk information: (does that mean?)
SAMSUNG SSD 850 EVO 1 to disk0: (1 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: No.)
: 210 MB
Chapin SSD (disk0s2) /: 999,35 go-go (800,87 free)
[recovery] recovery: 650 MB
HL-DT-ST DVD - RW GS31N)
USB information: (what does this mean?)
Apple Inc. FaceTime HD camera (built-in)
Apple Inc. BRCM2070 hub.
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB host controller.
Apple Inc. Apple keyboard / Trackpad
Computer, Inc. Apple IR receiver.
Lightning information: (does that mean?)
MacBook Pro from Apple, Inc..
Kernel Extensions: (does that mean?)
com [loading]. Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.5.2) [click here to support]
[no charge] com.marvell.kext.USBGenericPrinterClass (1.0.0) [click here for support]
Startup items: (does that mean?)
ChmodBPF: Path: / Library/StartupItems/ChmodBPF
Startup items are obsolete in OS X Yosemite
Demons of launch: (does that mean?)
[loading] com.bombich.ccc.plist [click here for support]
[loading] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist [click here for support]
Launch User Agents: (does that mean?)
[loading] com.google.keystone.agent.plist [click here for support]
User Login items: (does that mean?)
iTunesHelper hidden Application (/ Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)
Other applications: (does that mean?)
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 25025].com.microsoft.Word
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 27027].com.microsoft.autoupdate.fba
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 38038].com.microsoft.Office365Service
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 39039].com.etresoft.EtreCheck
Internet Plug-ins: (does that mean?)
FlashPlayer - 10.6: Version: 18.104.22.168 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
net.juniper.DSSafariExtensions: Version: unknown [click here for support]
AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.4 [click here for support]
Flash Player: Version: 22.214.171.124 - SDK 10.6 obsolete! Update
AdobePDFViewer: Version: 10.1.4 [click here for support]
LogitechHarmony: Version: 2.0 - SDK 10.7 [click here for support]
QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.1
SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.4.3 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
GarminGpsControl: Version: 126.96.36.199 - 10.8 SDK [click here for support]
Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20513.0 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.3.0 - version SDK 10.7 check
The internet user Plug-ins: (does that mean?)
ZoomUsPlugIn: Version: 3.5.11039.0317 - SDK 10.10 [click here for support]
WebEx64: Version: 1.0 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
WebEx: Version: 1.0 [click here for support]
Safari extensions: (what does this mean?)
iMedia Converter Deluxe
3rd party sous-fenêtres preferences: (does that mean?)
Flash Player [click here for support]
Time Machine: (what does this mean?)
Information of Time Machine requires OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" or later.
Top of page process CPU: (does that mean?)
1% Microsoft Word
0% process Web
0% of mail
Top of the process of memory: (does that mean?)
Process Web 229 MB
Mail 180 MB
180 MB Safari
98 MB Microsoft Word
WindowServer 82 MB
Virtual memory information: (does that mean?)
13,00 GB of free RAM
Used 2.81 GB RAM
Used Swap 0 B
Diagnostic information: (does that mean?)
December 14, 2015, 15:57:22 self-test - spent
Disk information: (does that mean?)
SAMSUNG SSD 850 EVO 1 to disk0: (1 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: No.)
If you are using an SSD, you use TRIM.
This allows to Spotlight and Time Machine runs automatically will not cripple your Mac. But ignoring the TRIM.
in 10.7.5, you can download the activation free utility TRIM.
I want to upgrade to a hard drive SSD for my notebook Early 2011 MacBook Pro.
What are the specifications of the SSD looking?
Is that the kind of 2.5 "(7mm)?" I was looking at the card SanDisk Ultra II or similar model.
What is the process or the workflow to change SSD? (he just plug or do I need a prop?)
I backed up my current HARD drive for Time Machine on a G-Drive external hard drive. Can I restore my backup for the SSD of Time Machine, or are there additional steps?
Thank you in advance.
Any SSD with a box 2.5 "will be compatible with your MBP. I recommend OWC SSD or critical based on my experience and other participants of CSA veterans.
Installing the SSD is the same as for a traditional HARD drive. Watch this video:
You must format the SSD in Mac OS extended (journaled) disk utility. You can use Time Machine to restore your data on the SSD.
You can follow these guidelines:
I bought a bar of 8 GB 1333 Mhz of Crucial to add to my Macbook Pro 13 ", end 2011, which currently has 4 GB. Only after I ordered it, I realized that the 4 GB came in 2 + 2GB sticks. A rookie mistake, I know.
My question is this: is it possible to get the 8 GB in a RAM slot and keep the 2 GB in the other, for a total of 10 GB? Or is it better to let the one with 8 GB?
I know that Apple in its recommendations stipulates that the maximum is 4 + 4GB, but Crucial and many other users have used up to 16 GB in such a MBP without problems and optimize performance. Can someone provide feedback on which would be the best option?
MacBook Pro (13 inch, late 2011)
2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Install it. It will work and be beneficial. That said, it is not as effective as a set of RAM of capacity equal. Yield loss will be 10%-15%.
When the bank account permits, order another 8 GB module and then install it for a pair of 16 GB. That's what I have in my 2011 Mbps.
Addendum: I should make it obvious that you should also keep a module of 2 GB for a total of 10 GB of RAM.
I end 2011 macbook pro in April 2015, I got free logic board replacement because of glitches of gpu (http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/) but now I'm having the same problem again. my macbook showing pink lines on startup apple logo and does not start.
Can I replace my logic board again (it will be 2nd time) this program?
Depending on which country you are (United States I guess) you should actually be covered under various consumer protection regulations and must now insist on a replacement machine. This defect is a manufacturing defect and that you already had a repair that did not set you have the legal right to a replacement. That said I should advise that Apple do not tend to stick to their legal obligations in this case (I know I have a macbook 13-inch pro who had questions on the first day and despite extensive repairs Apple still refuse to replace - although clearly indicated their own conditions of sale & the law here) He should have). On another front repairs performed on any product should work properly for a "reasonable" period Again the definition depends on what country you are but in Europe, which is usually recognized only 6 years old at best. Good luck!
Internet is a crazy jungle is crazy every day, in order to protect myself I plan the activation of FileVault, I use an old Macbook Pro 13 "Late 2011 model with 8 GB of ram and a disc hard 500 GB Mavericks.
Activation of FileVault make very slow or slow down?
I have a Time Capsule and Time Machine backups for it which are not encrypted, will turn on FileVault no problem or encrypt everything on the next backup?
No, not once the conversion is completed, you should see no difference.
FileVault encrypts only locally.
Time Machine encryption is a separate setting in Time machine if you want that it encrypted on back up.
Hello I own a macbook for end 2011 i7 2.8 Ghz with 2 times 2G memory 1333 Mhz I want to change.
APPLE advises do not install more than 2 times 4 G, but j ' saw that we could install 2 times 8 G. What is the risk for my computer? What memory card advise me you?
Thanks in advance
Your end of 2011 than MacBook Pro will support up to 16 GB of RAM. I installed my end 2011 Macbook Pro and it works well.
There will be no harm done with 16 GB of RAM. Make sure you use the correct specifications: PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM 204 pins.
The best sources for RAM compatible Macs are OWC and Crucial.
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