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Apple Mac mini (November 2018)

True desktop-class performance..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..

Understanding Storage and Hard Drives

How to erase and partition drives..

Thunderbolt peripherals

Reviews of Thunderbolt products..

OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini

High performance with 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs..

OWC Thunderbay 6

Six bay storage solution with RAID-0/1/4/5/10 or non-RAID..

Memory Configuration in 2013 Mac Pro

32GB, 64GB or 128GB?.

Understanding Thunderbolt and USB3 Performance with the 2013 Mac Pro

Using the right ports is critical to performance..

Mac Performance 101: Cores, Processes, Memory

Monitoring tips and application CPU core scorecard..

Choosing and Configuring a Mac

An in-depth look at how to find the right Mac setup for you.

Apple Mac Pro Westmere 4/6/8/12-Core (Aug 2010)

Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, and is 2010 Mac Pro faster or better than 2009 model?.

OWC Mercury Accelsior Pro Q

Ultra-fast PCIe SSD for Classic Mac Pro or Thunderbolt Macs.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G Solid State Drives

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

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 Quad-Core (February 2011)

A review of Apple’s first quad-core laptop..

Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 (April 2010)

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

Mac Pro Memory

2009/2010 Mac Pro Memory — How Much for Performance?.

Mac Pro Early 2009 (Nehalem)

Configuring and optimizing..


Blog posts

2019

2019-01-28 Understanding Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth

2017

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

2017-07-16 Apple Bug? 2017 MacBook Pro Has Impaired Performance Using Apple Power Brick vs OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Why Does 800% CPU Usage Go Into Idle Clock Speed Mode?

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

2015

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

2015-10-16 Reader Question: Why No USB3 ports on OWC Thunderbay 4?

2014

2014-02-26 2013 Mac Pro: USB3 Performance Impaired Relative to MacBook Pro (Single PCIe Lane Throttles Bandwidth)

2012

2012-06-21 MacBook Pro Retina 2.7 GHz — Memory Bandwidth Compared

2011

2011-02-26 Astonishingly FAST Solid State Drives (SSD) Coming Soon

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