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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Blackouts where I live Reply with quote

Can blackouts effect the Hard Drive of the Mac mini 2011 and ruin it? Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black outs, brown outs or spikes can damage your computer or HD. If a file is being written during an outage it can corrupt the file and/or system. I keep a small back up on all my Macs at home/work, just enough to warn me and begin a shut down after about 10 minutes. I use a Tripp-Lite system that displays the power fluctuation, I'm amazed at the variance during the day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus, OS X being a disk based operating system, it just about always has some sort of files open that are related to the OS at any given time.

A laptop might be a better choice in that kind of environment.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marv, if your area is prone to blackouts a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is a must.

I suggest APC

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29

I own 3 UPS units and my area has reliable power.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Blackouts where I live Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Marv, if your area is prone to blackouts a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is a must.

I suggest APC

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29

I own 3 UPS units and my area has reliable power.
I might consider purchasing a UPS eventually they are quite costly here where I live. We have brownouts maybe 3x a month.So far the mac mini survived it.I had MBA and MBP and all okay to. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Blackouts where I live Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
Marv, if your area is prone to blackouts a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is a must.

I suggest APC

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29

I own 3 UPS units and my area has reliable power.
I might consider purchasing a UPS eventually they are quite costly here where I live. We have brownouts maybe 3x a month.So far the mac mini survived it.I had MBA and MBP and all okay to. Thanks


http://www.apc.com/power/power_event.cfm

Btw you can get an entry level ups for as little as $50. The models I own are ~$120 they regulate the power and keep a consistent 120v power source.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Blackouts where I live Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
marv777 wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
Marv, if your area is prone to blackouts a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is a must.

I suggest APC

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29

I own 3 UPS units and my area has reliable power.
I might consider purchasing a UPS eventually they are quite costly here where I live. We have brownouts maybe 3x a month.So far the mac mini survived it.I had MBA and MBP and all okay to. Thanks


http://www.apc.com/power/power_event.cfm

Btw you can get an entry level ups for as little as $50. The models I own are ~$120 they regulate the power and keep a consistent 120v power source.
I forgot to mention I have a AVR which is hooked all the time. It regulates the voltage.Any comments about this AVR please?
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