Thursday, December 22, 2016

MBP fan replacement, almost

These two ยต’s members came to help out with my fan replacement. It turned out the horrible sounds were rice grains stuck in the fan, rather than a broken fan. I won’t bring up last year’s incident where someone in my household flooded the counter, resulting in my having to place my MBP in a box of rice for two weeks. What I didn’t know is that there were still some rice inside that must have shifted and got in the fan.

MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Delock 42513 Bus Powered Thunderbolt Enclosure

Synchrotech lent me a Delock 42513 Bus Powered Thunderbolt External Enclosure for SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-in SSD/HDD. It is billed as one of the first bus powered cases, and I am unaware of any others. I only had a Western Digital WDC WD3200BEKX-00B7WT0 320GB HDD on hand to test it. It mounted no problems, and the speed tests were in line with a hard drive of it's type. Bus power is a long overdue feature, but welcome nonetheless.