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2023-09-22 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc34

2023-08-03 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc32

2023-07-28 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc31 + DiskTester Java and other tools

2023-07-25 diglloydTools DiskTester Java to Debut Soon

2023-07-21 Tentative: Java has Improved to the Point where a cross-platform diglloydTools DiskTester Java looks Viable

2022-04-23 Reader Question: “Will DiglloydTools work with macOS Monterey?”

2017-12-01 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2017-05-24 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2016-11-30 Reader Comment: DiskTester

2016-04-17 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive in 2009 Mac Pro Internal Bay (DiskTester fill-volume)

2016-01-24 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.13

2015-11-14 Real-World Drive Speed with 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive (DiskTester fill-volume)

2015-11-13 Real-World Drive Speed with 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive (DiskTester fill-volume)

2015-11-13 Testing Hard Drive Consistency for a RAID

2015-11-09 Reader Comment: “DiskTester is awesome software as it detects irregularities before they become relevant”

2015-09-05 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID , or just Finding Dud or Flaky Drives in a Batch

2015-08-11 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2015-01-12 Reader Feedback: “WORTH it. My drive (SSD) is back and so is my productivity”

2015-01-09 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2014-11-21 What an Impaired SSD Looks Like

2014-11-02 diglloydTools DiskTester, IntegrityChecker, MemoryTester — Works Fine on OS X Yosemite

2014-06-21 Reader Question: “A way to make DiskTester iterate test for 50 times or more?”

2014-06-21 Reader Feedback: “WORTH it. My drive (SSD) is back and so is my productivity”

2014-06-08 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2014-06-08 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.7b1

2012-11-18 Reader Question: DiskTester and OS X Cache

2012-10-08 Media integrity and performance verification— one of many reasons to use DiskTester

2012-06-22 OWC 960GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD — Breakthrough SSD Capacity!

2012-04-04 4TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 Hard Drive for 16TB Inside a Mac Pro

2012-02-16 Hitachi Coolspin 4TB Hard Drive

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How to erase and partition drives..

Drive Capacity and Speed

Larger drives are faster..

Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt 4-Drive Enclosure

SSDs or hard drives for fast single-drive or RAID volumes in a portable enclosure..

Thunderbolt peripherals

Reviews of Thunderbolt products..

OWC Thunderblade SSD

Ultra high speed robust pro-grade external SSD..

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt / USB3

Dual-drive Thunderbolt + USB3 user-selectable RAID..

Drobo 5D with Thunderbolt or USB3

RAID reliability in easy to configure 5-drive enclosure for full-size hard drives..

Apple 2017 iMac Pro

High-end computing moves to the iMac form factor..

Setting Up Your Mac

Suggestions for setting up your Mac for performance and data safety..

Easy Thunderbolt Networking (10 Gigabit)

Networking as fast as an SSD!.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Special Report: Upgrade Now or Wait?.

Fast and Reliable Hardware RAID

How fast and reliable can RAID-0, RAID-5 and RAID-6 go using an 8-drive mini-SAS box and a hardware RAID card?.

Solid State Drives, Various

SSDs and thumb drives..

OWC SSDs, Various

Various SATA and USB SSDs..

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G Solid State Drives

Fast and durable, enterprise-grade solid state drives..

SPECIAL REPORT: Real World SSD Performance

Many brands of solid state drives put on a good show when new, but some degrade with use..

Solid State Drives (SSD)

Choosing and using solid state drives..

Apple iMac 3.4 GHz (Late 2012)

Apple’s fastest Mac as of Jan 2013?.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro Retina Display..

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro (non Retina)..

Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 (April 2010)

A review of Apple’s first Core i7 laptop..

MacBook Pro eSATA Cards

A review of eSATA cards for the MacBook Pro..

Drives and Expansion and Various

Reviews of various hardware and software..

Desktop Hard Drives

Performance and use..

HGST 8TB Ultrastar He8

Outstanding high-capacity enterprise hard drive..

Laptop Hard Drives

Technical performance data..

Fusion How To

Using Apple’s Fusion drive technology..

Fusion Technical Nerd Stuff

More technical details about using Apple Fusion..


Blog posts

2023

2023-09-22 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc34

2023-08-03 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc32

2023-07-28 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc31 + DiskTester Java and other tools

2023-07-25 diglloydTools DiskTester Java to Debut Soon

2023-07-21 Tentative: Java has Improved to the Point where a cross-platform diglloydTools DiskTester Java looks Viable

2022

2022-04-23 Reader Question: “Will DiglloydTools work with macOS Monterey?”

2017

2017-12-01 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2017-05-24 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2016

2016-11-30 Reader Comment: DiskTester

2016-04-17 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive in 2009 Mac Pro Internal Bay (DiskTester fill-volume)

2016-01-24 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.13

2015

2015-11-14 Real-World Drive Speed with 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive (DiskTester fill-volume)

2015-11-13 Real-World Drive Speed with 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive (DiskTester fill-volume)

2015-11-13 Testing Hard Drive Consistency for a RAID

2015-11-09 Reader Comment: “DiskTester is awesome software as it detects irregularities before they become relevant”

2015-09-05 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID , or just Finding Dud or Flaky Drives in a Batch

2015-08-11 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2015-01-12 Reader Feedback: “WORTH it. My drive (SSD) is back and so is my productivity”

2015-01-09 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2014

2014-11-21 What an Impaired SSD Looks Like

2014-11-02 diglloydTools DiskTester, IntegrityChecker, MemoryTester — Works Fine on OS X Yosemite

2014-06-21 Reader Question: “A way to make DiskTester iterate test for 50 times or more?”

2014-06-21 Reader Feedback: “WORTH it. My drive (SSD) is back and so is my productivity”

2014-06-08 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2014-06-08 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.7b1

2012

2012-11-18 Reader Question: DiskTester and OS X Cache

2012-10-08 Media integrity and performance verification— one of many reasons to use DiskTester

2012-06-22 OWC 960GB Mercury Electra 3G SSD — Breakthrough SSD Capacity!

2012-04-04 4TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 Hard Drive for 16TB Inside a Mac Pro

2012-02-16 Hitachi Coolspin 4TB Hard Drive

2011

2011-11-16 Media integrity and performance verification— one of many reasons to use DiskTester

2011-10-10 Yes, diglloydTools Works on Mac OS X Lion (and Mountain Lion)

2011-07-24 Mac OS X Lion and diglloydTools

2011-05-19 How to Test Your 6G or 3G Solid State Drive (SSD) for Consistent Performance

2010

2010-10-30 Reader Feedback on Mac Pro Setup and more

2010-08-30 2010 Mac Pro Remains Bus-limited With More than Two Fast Solid State Drives

2010-05-29 Restoring solid state drive performance with DiskTester ‘recondition’

2010-05-28 Media integrity and performance verification— one of many reasons to use DiskTester

2010-04-14 DIGLLOYD Mac Performance Guide releases powerful Mac Performance Enhancement and Testing Tools — diglloydTools 2.0

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