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Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2016)

An iPad-sized laptop, refreshed..

RAID

Various types of RAID setups..

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB-C

2-bay storage solution with hardware RAID options.

Big Fast Hard Drives

Big Fast Hard Drives, 2021 and Later.

OWC Thunderblade SSD

Ultra high speed robust pro-grade external SSD..

OWC Thunderbay IV / 4 Thunderbolt Enclosure

High performance with hard drives or SSDs..

CalDigit T3 3-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure

Three drives in a high-grade enclosure..

Apple Dec 2013 Mac Pro

Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, GPUs, memory, flash..

Understanding Thunderbolt and USB3 Performance with the 2013 Mac Pro

Using the right ports is critical to performance..

2013 Mac Pro Performance

Performance of the 2013 Mac Pro..

Transitioning to the 2013 Mac Pro

Peripherals and add-ons forexisting hardware..

Connecting Stuff

USB3, networking, and add-on devices other than storage..

Digital Camera Related

Camera cards and readers..

Password Managers and Encryption

Use high quality passwords, identities, logins conveniently..

Upgrading Your Mac

When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..

Optimizing Photoshop CS4 Performance

How to configure a Mac to maximize Photoshop CS3/CS4 performance..

Optimizing Other Photography Software

Speedups for working with images..

Choosing and Configuring a Mac

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

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?.

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?.

Shootout: 8-core 2.93GHz or Quad-Core 3.33GHz?

Why 4 cores are often faster than 8!.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G Solid State Drives

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

Solid State Drives (SSD)

Choosing and using solid state drives..

Apple Mac Mini (Late 2012)

Apple’s first USB3 MacMini..

Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2015)

An iPad-sized laptop..

Apple MacBook Pro Quad-Core (February 2011)

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

2010 MacBook Air for Photographers?

How does the 2010 MacBook Air fare in the context of photography?.

Drives and Expansion and Various

Reviews of various hardware and software..

Desktop Hard Drives

Performance and use..

Laptop Hard Drives

Technical performance data..

Older storage interfaces

Modern Macs use USB3 and Thunderbolt..


Blog posts

2021

2021-10-11 diglloydTools MemoryTester Finds Bad Memory in Server Today

2021-10-11 Memory Fails in Web Server, with Sporadic Problems Making the Cause Mysterious, Until Today

2021-09-27 How To Prevent System Sleep while a Terminal Command is Running: caffeinate

2021-09-27 Corrupted .git/index File: “git fatal: unordered stage entries in index”

2021-05-13 NewerTech Announces USB-C to HDMI And USB-C to DisplayPort Adapters with up to 8K Video

2021-02-26 TESTED: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB-C Enclosure, Aggregate Bandwidth with Multiple Drives

2021-02-23 TESTED: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB-C Enclosure, RAID-0 Striping Performance

2021-02-22 TESTED: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual USB-C Enclosure

2021-02-01 TESTED: Western Digital 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 hard drive in OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.2 enclosure

2021-01-29 Installing an 18TB Hard Drive into the OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3.2 Enclosure

2020

2020-07-12 OWC ThunderBay FLEX 8: Eight Bays for Hard Drives, U.2 NVMe SSDs, Hard Drives or SATA SSDs — Now Shipping

2019

2019-05-02 Upgraded my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina Apple Flash Drive to the 2TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD

2019-01-29 OWC ThunderBlade Gen 2: up to 8TB SSD, Runs Cooler and Faster at Lower Cost

2018

2018-07-25 OWC Docks Confirmed To Work with 2018 MacBook Pro

2018-07-04 OWC Express 4M2: 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure

2017

2017-04-16 New Thunderbolt 3 Products from OWC

2017-02-28 “Our digital fingerprints are everywhere. How do we protect ourselves?” — Stanford Engineering

2017-01-23 Intel “Baby Canyon” NUCs with Kaby Lake and Thunderbolt 3 and Lots More

2016

2016-11-26 Black Friday Specials, Links (updated @ 16:50 PST Nov 26)

2016-08-31 Viewing and Backing up Files from a Digital Camera on a Trip

2015

2015-12-06 Time Machine does not show all the items that are excluded!

2015-12-04 The Weird Stuff that Sells for Gifts

2015-12-04 Best Starter Camera Deal?

2015-12-03 iMac 5K vs Mac Pro: Iridient Developer: Convert 50-Megapixel Images to 16-bit TIF

2015-11-30 Cyber Monday Deals at OWC and B&H Photo

2015-11-06 Apple’s DCI(P3) Color Gamut Improves Upon Longstanding Marginal Gamut, Yet Makes Little Sense in Context for Amateurs or Pros

2015-06-28 Lexar 64GB 2000X SDXC Digital Camera Storage Card: How Fast in Different Card Readers?

2015-06-18 Mini Review: 2015 Apple MacBook

2015-06-07 Big Capacity for your Digital Camera: Lexar Professional 128GB Cards

2015-05-07 Tested: Lexar 128GB 1066X Compact Flash Digital Camera Storage Card

2015-02-12 With the Coming of the Apple Watch, Digital Monitoring is the Next Big Thing

2015-02-09 Lexar 64GB 2000X SDXC Digital Camera Storage Card

2014

2014-03-17 Attaching a Display to the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station

2014-03-14 CalDigit Thunderbolt Station Adds Support for iPhone/iPad Charging + Apple Superdrive

2014-03-06 2013 Mac Pro: Upgraded to 3.3 GHz 8-Core

2014-02-20 Fast USB Digital Camera Card Readers

2014-02-17 Expanding USB3 Ports

2014-02-12 Switched to the 2013 Mac pro

2014-01-01 Reviewed: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station

2013

2013-06-11 Reader Perspective: Gear Improvements Over Time

2013-05-23 The Implications of a Centralized App Store and Centralization in General: Single Point of Failure

2013-05-08 Adobe Creative Cloud: Reader Comments

2013-05-06 Adobe Clouds Software Choice (Adobe Creative Cloud Only Going Forward)

2013-05-01 The Commercialization of Digital Spying

2012

2012-12-31 USB3 on the Mac Pro: CalDigit PCIe 2-Port USB3 Card

2012-11-04 MacMini — Digital Camera RAW Conversion vs Mac Pro, MacBook Pro

2012-10-23 Analysis of the Oct 2012 MacMini

2012-05-05 Three Web Sites by Lloyd Chambers

2012-02-16 What Are the Implications for Application Signing?

2011

2011-06-01 Three Web Sites by Lloyd Chambers

2011-01-15 Hard Drive Noise

2011-01-03 Photography Sister Site — diglloyd.com

2010

2010-11-11 Tested: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 vs Western Digital RE4 in iStoragePro SAS Enclosure w/ Atto R380

2010-09-12 Making Sharp Images, Zeiss Guide, Lens and Camera Reviews, Digital Infrared

2010-07-16 Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Hard Drive. Fast!

2010-07-10 Fastest Ever! Western Digital RE4 2TB Enterprise Grade 'RAID Edition' hard drive w/ 64MB Cache

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