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Issues intalling MacOS High Sierra on Patriot SSD

My problem is that I have my mom's old MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) which has an old magnetic drive running very slowly. I tried formatting it from an external bootable USD drive with MacOS High ...
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24" 2k vs 27" 2k monitor for Mac Book Pro 13 inch M1chip (2020) - Better text clarity and a lot of reading!

I am new to Mac and need help buying a suitable monitor.I am a technical writer and need to read/write a lot of text. Screen size (multiple tabs) and text clarity (clearer the better) are my priority. ...
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Can APFS Encrypted leverage SSD hardware-based encryption?

I recently bought an NVME to use with an external case that I have. I formatted it with APFS encrypted (will only use it with my Macbook and iPad), because I want to have an extra layer of security ...
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Best Monitor for 2023 16" MacBook Pro M2 Max and also for Future Gaming Rig?

Just bought a fully upgraded 16" MacBook Pro running M2 Max, and as a result, am looking for a very good 4K monitor. My configuration: Apple M2 Max 12‑core CPU 38‑core GPU 16‑core Neural Engine ...
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Should I get a Macbook Pro M1 16" and Lenovo Thinkpad P series as a software developer, assuming I've always been a Windows user?

Which of the two laptops should I get for my work as a software engineer if cost is not an issue for either of them? I'm a bit reluctant to go with MacBook since I've used windows my entire life and a ...
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Looking for a rotary engraving machine that supports modern OSes

I'm looking for a rotary engraving machine (with X/Y axis) that does not use laser, and is compatible with modern OSes (mac especially), to engrave designs on wood, metal or plastic. There was a great ...
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NVIDIA RTX GPU via BOOTCAMP or AMD GPU via macOS Metal rendering

Should I use a NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti for Blender Cycles X via BOOTCAMP, or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT via Metal macOS Rendering (when it is officially released) Computer specs: Intel Core i5-8210Y 8GB LPDDR3 ...
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Does the Radeon 5500-XT support macOS Metal?

I want to purchase an AMD Radeon 5500 XT to improve FCPX renders and faster Blender renders. I assume this would be a eGPU. Does macOS support this video card?
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Which dual monitor hub that can switch between MacOS and Windows should I use

I'd like to be able to switch between a Windows and a MacOS laptop using the same 2 external monitors (for the sake of this conversation, we'll say they are fairly new Dell 27 inch monitors, let me ...
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recently harvested an old hard drive from ASUS laptop

I recently harvested an old hard drive from an old ASUS laptop running with windows XP (see photo). Two questions now: What 'reader'/adapter (with a USB on the other end) should I buy so that I can ...
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Mac-compatible Bluetooth mouse with internal battery charged via USB-C

I want a wireless mouse to use with my MacBook Pro 2018. Requirements: Internal battery. Rechargeable by USB-C. Usable while charging. Bluetooth. Compatible with current macOS. Fits large hand. ...
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Bluetooth keyboard with Mac layout and internal battery charged via USB-C

I want a wireless keyboard to use when my MacBook Pro 2018 is on a laptop stand. Requirements: Same layout and size as MacBook Pro's keyboard (pic below). In particular, the fn key needs to be ...
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Could you advise a very good multi-button mouse for macOS?

I am looking for a very good mouse for my MacBook Pro (2016, 15", macOS 10.15.7). I have just returned the Logitech MX Master 3 because of the loudness of the left/right buttons and of how poor ...
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