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Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra

World’s fastest desktop?.

Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max

World’s fastest laptop, beats nearly all desktops..

Apple 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

Trouncing Intel-based laptops and desktops alike..

Apple iMac 5K (October 2020)

Rocking fast iMac with 8 cores and up to 128GB..

Apple iMac 5K (March 2019)

Rocking fast iMac with 8 cores and up to 128GB..

Apple Mac mini (November 2018)

True desktop-class performance..

Apple Mac Pro (December 2019)

Workhorse desktop tower..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 16-inch (October 2019)

Desktop Class Performance, memory, SSD..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

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

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (June 2017)

Improved performance over 2016 model..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (late 2016)

Touchbar, wide gamut, unrivalled SSD..

Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2016)

An iPad-sized laptop, refreshed..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (2015)

Evolving the platform with a hyper fast SSD..

Understanding Storage and Hard Drives

How to erase and partition drives..

Drive Capacity and Speed

Larger drives are faster..


Various types of RAID setups..

Software RAID with SoftRAID

Making software RAID volumes..

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 Thunderbay 4 Mini

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

OWC 40TB SSD (in Thunderbay 4 Mini)

Ultra high flat-line performanc in 40 Terabyte capacity.

OWC Thunderbay 6

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

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock

Two-Drive Hardware RAID plus USB ports, SD slot, video, gigabit.

OWC ThunderBay 8

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

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 Thunderbay FLEX 8

Eight bays for HDD, SSD plus PCIe Card and Ports.

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..

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..

Apple 2017 iMac 5K

Even better than the 2015 model..

Apple 2015 iMac 5K

5K Display, blazingly fast SSD.

Apple 2014 iMac 5K

World’s first 5K Display.

Apple Dec 2013 Mac Pro

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

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..

2013 Mac Pro Performance

Performance of the 2013 Mac Pro..

Transitioning to the 2013 Mac Pro

Peripherals and add-ons forexisting hardware..

How To Guides

How to perform useful tasks and upgrades..

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!.

Upgrading Your Mac

When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..

Optimizing Photoshop CS5 Performance

The best hardware and configuration for Photoshop CS5..

Optimizing Photoshop CS4 Performance

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

Optimizing Other Photography Software

Speedups for working with images..

Optimizing Mac Performance

Learn about Activity Monitor and understand how CPU cores, processes, memory use, and software scalability affect performance..

How to Buy / What to Buy

Nuts and bolts of buying a Mac, and recommended extras..

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Special Report: Upgrade Now or Wait?.

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!.

Optimizing the MacBook Pro Core i7

Maxing-out your MacBook Pro Core i7 with memory and drives..

OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe RAID SSD

Ultra-fast solid state storage with hardware RAID for a Mac Pro in a PCIe slot..

OWC Mercury Accelsior Pro Q

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

OWC Mercury Electra 960GB 3G SSD

Huge capacity in a speedy SATA SSD..

Solid State Drives, Various

SSDs and thumb drives..

OWC SSDs, Various

Various SATA and USB SSDs..

OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD

Fast 6 Gbps high capacity SSD..

OWC Mercury Aura SSD for Mac Pro

High Capacity internal SSD for 2013 Mac Pro..

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..

Special Report: Virtual Memory on Apple MacBook Pro

Virtual memory performance on the Apple MacBook Pro 2010/2009 with solid state drives and hard drives..

Apple Mac Mini (Late 2012)

Apple’s first USB3 MacMini..

Apple iMac 3.4 GHz (Late 2012)

Apple’s fastest Mac as of Jan 2013?.

Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2015)

An iPad-sized laptop..

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..

2010 MacBook Air for Photographers?

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

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..

OWC Portable Dual-Drive RAID-0 or RAID-1 Mini Enclosures

Dual-drive externals for travel or compact backup..

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..

ioSafe N2 Fireproof and Waterproof NAS

Network attached storage with fire and flood protection..

Core Rot at Apple

The worrisome decline of OS X quality and integrity..

Older storage interfaces

Modern Macs use USB3 and Thunderbolt..

Fusion How To

Using Apple’s Fusion drive technology..

Fusion Technical Nerd Stuff

More technical details about using Apple Fusion..

Blog posts


2023-09-22 Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max: USB 2 Connection/Speed, no USB 3.1, why?

2023-08-18 TESTED: 8TB OWC Envoy Express Thunderbolt 3 SSD

2023-07-25 diglloydTools DiskTester Java to Debut Soon

2023-07-19 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: pair of OWC Accelsior 8M2 does 40 GB/sec?

2023-07-15 Bleeding Edge Computing: In Less than 24 hours, macOS Ventura Seemingly Self Destructs (kernel panic with 4 or more NVMe SSDs)

2023-06-02 TESTED: Incredibly Fast OWC Atlas CFExpress Type B Cards in OWC Atlas FXR Card Reader, Encrypted or Not

2023-06-01 How to Create an Encrypted Volume on an SSD or Camera Card

2023-04-05 TESTED: WD Purple Pro 22TB Hard Drive (vs Seagate Iron Wolf Pro 20TB)

2023-03-31 TESTED: 4TB SanDisk Extreme Pro V2 USB-C SSD

2023-03-30 TESTED: 4TB SanDisk Extreme Pro V2 USB-C SSD

2023-03-28 Do Any Macs Support USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2?

2023-03-23 Reader Comment: “no test showing IOPS” — MPG Reverting to using Mebibytes instead of Megabytes

2023-03-21 TESTED: 4TB Samsung T7 Shield USB-C SSD

2023-03-21 TESTED: 1TB OWC Elektron USB-C SSD

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: SSD Performance

2023-02-17 Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: How Much Faster than 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max?

2023-02-13 Dirty Secrets of Thunderbolt Daisy Chaining: Never Reliable, Probably Never Will Be, Kernel Panics with Sustained I/O eg Backups

2023-01-22 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc9

2023-01-17 Apple MacBook Pro M2 Max


2022-12-03 OWC Deals: Load up on HUGE Storage, Max-Out Memory, etc

2022-11-21 OWC Envoy Pro FX SSD, Now in 4TB Version

2022-11-09 Screaming Deal on Apple iMac 5K: Superb Display with a FREE Computer Inside as Low as $849

2022-09-18 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc3 — Public Release of IntegrityChecker Java version 3.0

2022-09-09 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 FC1 — Looking For Testers

2022-09-02 Too-Small Internal SSD? Fast External SSDs are a Great Way to Add Space

2022-09-01 Screaming Deal on Apple iMac 5K: Superb Display with a FREE Computer Inside as Low as $849

2022-07-14 2019 Mac Pro vs Mac Studio M1 Ultra: USB Speed Differs with many things, such as OWC Envoy Pro EX 8TB USB-C SSD

2022-06-18 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: IntegrityChecker, Verify (SHA512 Hashing, Multithreaded)

2022-06-18 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: SSD Speed

2022-06-15 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra Up And Running

2022-06-12 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra Coming Soon for Testing

2022-05-12 Apple Mac Studio Coming for Review... When Supply Chain Delivers

2022-05-05 OWC Envoy Pro EX 8TB USB-C SSD: 8TB of Maxed-Out Speed for USB-C Macs or PCs

2022-03-23 Apple Mac Studio Coming for Review... When Supply Chain Delivers

2022-03-20 OWC Stuffs 8TB into Svelte Envoy Pro EX USB-C SSD

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU: a Technological Tour de Force Joining Two M1 Max Chips on the Same Die with UltraFusion

2022-03-10 Accessories and Storage for your Apple Mac Studio

2022-03-10 Apple Mac Studio Coming for Review

2022-03-09 Apple Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Looks to Offer Thrilling Performance

2022-02-22 32TB OWC Accelsior 8M2 PCIe SSD: Flawless Blazingly Fast Performance for Months

2022-01-26 TESTED: Apple 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max — a Stunning Performer That Crushes Intel-Based Macs

2022-01-18 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Here Soon for Testing

2022-01-03 IntegrityChecker Java (icj): How to Eliminate the WARN_IO_STALL Messages


2021-12-16 Why Use IntegrityChecker Java for Data Integrity?

2021-12-08 Flash Memory Speed and Reliability: SLC NAND, pSLC NAND, MLC NAND, TLC NAND

2021-12-06 IntegrityChecker Java: How Fast Can Hashing Go on the 13GB/sec OWC Accelsior 8M2 PCIe SSD?

2021-12-05 Super-Fast SSD Better for Adobe Photoshop?

2021-12-02 TESTED, First Look: 32TB OWC Accelsior 8M2 PCIe SSD

2021-11-26 OWC U.2 Shuttle for Housing Four NVMe M.2 SSDs in a Single Carrier

2021-11-26 OWC Mercury Pro U.2 Dual for up to 16TB U.2 SSD, or 64TB NVMe M.2

2021-11-26 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Should be Here for Review in a Few Weeks

2021-11-24 Enclosure for 3.5-inch SATA Drives: OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini USB-C

2021-11-23 OWC Announces miniStack STX World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub Expansion Solution

2021-11-23 Computing Suggestions Aimed at Photographers and Videographers— Macs, Storage, Connectivity

2021-11-01 OWC Accelsior 4M2, a 32TB PCIe SSD

2021-11-01 MacBook Pro M1 Max Shipping in 2022 — Consider a 10-Core iMac 5K with Gorgeous Large Display Instead, and Save $1500 too!

2021-10-29 How to More than Double I/O Speed for Validation of Data Integrity of Large Amounts of Data (IntegrityChecker)

2021-10-26 OWC Accelsior 8M2 PCIe SSD offers up to 64TB of Blazing-Fast Storage Capacity

2021-10-26 OWC Announces Release of SoftRAID 6.2 for Mac, Compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and Support for APFS Volumes

2021-10-22 Fastest SSD Yet in the MacBook Pro M1 Max, but Will Apps Run Things Faster Because of It?

2021-10-22 Only the 16-Inch Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max offers “High Power Mode” for Intensive Usage

2021-10-21 Will We Have an Apple M1 Max Duo and Quad in 2022? Intel-Based Solutions to Become Performance Dinosaurs Overnight?

2021-10-20 Can the Apple M1 Max chip be Scaled to 25 CPU Cores and 80 GPU Cores by late 2022 via TSMC 3nm Technology?

2021-10-20 Apple M1 Max Chip: Apparent Die Size of 432 mm^2 Dwarfs Just About Everything Else, Far Beyond Any Competitor

2021-10-20 AppleCare Now Extends Beyond 3 Years, and Two Ways to Do So

2021-10-20 The 'Killer' Mac that Apple is NOT Offering, and Might Never  — the Apple Mac Workhorse

2021-10-20 Reader Comment: “what Apple did with the M1 Max, it’s very impressive... Intel is really in deep trouble”

2021-10-19 Big Thanks to B&H Photo — Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Coming For Review

2021-10-19 Storage and Accessories by OWC Apple 14/16-inch MacBook Pros M1 Pro/M1 Max

2021-10-18 Apple 14/16-inch MacBook Pros Here, with M1 Max or M1Pro CPU: What You Need to Know

2021-10-13 Apple ARM M1X CPU Macs eg MacBook Pro Next Week... Time to Consider?

2021-10-12 Portable SSDs for Travel Storage and Especially Backup

2021-10-08 IntegrityChecker Java: Simultaneous Data Verification on any Number of Hard Drives or SSDs

2021-10-05 Years Later, macOS Big Sur leaves Major Disk I/O Performance Bug Unfixed

2021-10-04 Checking for Data Corruption after macOS Hoses Your System

2021-08-26 Can’t Apple Release a macOS that is Reliable?! Kernel Panics

2021-08-10 TESTED: OWC Envoy Pro SX

2021-07-30 Separate Your Data from System and Applications on the Boot Drive Using an APFS Volume

2021-07-22 OWC Introduces Envoy Pro SX Thunderbolt Bus-Powered Portable SSD

2021-07-10 OWC U2 SHUTTLEONE: Build Your Own Affordable High-Performance U.2 SSD

2021-04-20 Apple 24-Inch iMac with M1 CPU —  Home Run for Mainstream Usage, Iffy for Photographers

2021-04-15 OWC Thunderbolt 4 Dock: Seamless Operation Overall, But With a Few Limitations

2021-03-07 HOT! the OWC Thunderbolt Hub Delivers Unprecedented Rock-Solid Thunderbolt, a mini review

2021-03-06 diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Java: Optimizing Performance by Working Around macOS Caching Performance Bugs

2021-03-06 diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Java: Optimizing Performance on Hard Drives (macOS)

2021-03-03 REVIEWED: OWC Envoy Pro FX Thunderbolt/USB-C SSD — Awesomely Fast

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

2021-02-19 Thunderbolt 4 Is Here, Delivering Thunderbolt Hub and Thunderbolt Dock Possibilities, Guaranteed Charging Power and Bandwidth, 8K Video

2021-02-19 OWC Thunderbolt 4 Dock Adds Ports, and a Thunderbolt Hub

2021-02-19 At Last! Thunderbolt 4 Makes Connecting Stuff a Lot Cleaner: OWC Thunderbolt Hub

2021-02-19 Smart Move: Universal and Fully Compatible Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C Cables

2021-02-09 Up to a Whopping 36TB Storage in the *NEW* 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 How-To: Formatting a new Hard Drive or SSD in Apple Disk Utility

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

2021-01-10 OWC Envoy Pro FX Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C SSD

2021-01-08 OWC Elektron USB-C SSD Trounces the Samsung T7

2021-01-04 REVIEWED: 2TTB Samsung T7 USB-C SSD


2020-12-28 Some of my Favorite Stuff From OWC

2020-12-03 TESTED: OWC Envoy Pro Elektron USB-C SSD


2020-11-06 OWC Announces Envoy Pro Elektron The Fastest, Toughest Mini-Sized USB-C Bus-Powered SSD

2020-10-02 OWC Launches New Hub for Thunderbolt™ 4 PCs

2020-10-01 OWC Introduces OWC Mercury Pro LTO Tape Archiving Solution

2020-09-06 OWC Thunderbay FLEX 8: Discussing Various Configuration Possibilities

2020-09-05 OWC Thunderbay FLEX 8 REVIEWED: all-in-one 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure for Hard Drives and SSD + PCIe Slot + DisplayPort 1.4 + USB Hub and SD and CFExpress Slots

2020-08-05 Apple 2020 iMac 5K: some Nice New Options but with Downsides for Pro Users, Too

2020-07-28 It’s Almost Too Late to Get the Last Mac that Can Run Mojave

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

2020-07-10 OWC Announces SoftRAID for Windows

2020-07-05 TESTED: 4TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

2020-07-02 TESTED: 16TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD

2020-06-30 Update your PC or Older Mac with a FAST High Capacity SSD: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Now to 4TB Capacity

2020-06-29 OWC Envoy Express Thunderbolt 3 DIY Enclosure : World’s First Thunderbolt 3 Bus-Powered M.2 NVME SSD Solution

2020-06-09 OWC Thunderblade 16TB Thunderbolt 3 SSD: Double the Fun

2020-05-30 Reviewed: OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C

2020-05-11 OWC ThunderBay 8: Installing Hard Drives and SSDs, Plus Info and Specifications

2020-05-11 OWC ThunderBay FLEX 8: Eight Bays for Hard Drives, U.2 NVMe SSDs, Hard Drives or SATA SSDs

2020-04-26 OWC Doubles SSD Capacity for Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD, Thunderblade, Envoy Pro EX

2020-04-03 2019 MacBook Pro Seems to Have a High Failure Rate

2020-01-29 Why I Returned the 16-Core 2019 Mac Pro... Wanted 28 Cores!

2020-01-19 Insanely Fast Data Integrity Checking with diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Java

2020-01-19 For Mac/Windows/Linux/etc — diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Java version 1.3b5 Now Available — Includes Automated Install Script for macOS users

2020-01-05 OWC Mercury Accelsior M42 PCIe SSD: Running Two of Them Independently — Awesomely Fast (but don’t stripe 8 blades yet)

2020-01-04 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: a Quick Look at How I Configured the Beast

2020-01-02 MAJOR Performance Improvements to diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Java version 1.1b10

2020-01-01 OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD: Fasted SSD MPG has ever Tested, by 2X


2019-12-26 On the Way for Testing: 2019 Mac Pro 16-core / 48GB / 4TB


2019-12-18 2019 Mac Pro: Apple Reference Articles and Specifications

2019-12-18 Validating Data Transfer/Copy Before Deleting the Source/Original Data: diglloydTools IntegrityChecker

2019-12-18 Reader Question: Top-End 2018 MacBook Pro Screaming Deal?

2019-12-13 The Good Stuff for Your 2019 Mac Pro

2019-12-08 Consult with Lloyd for the best possible Mac for you Computing Needs (or general PC configuration)

2019-08-30 Apple Support Cost My Client Dearly

2019-06-29 TESTED: OWC Mercury Envoy Pro EX 2TB USB-C SSD: Awesomely Fast!

2019-06-27 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Everything I Want... but Truly High-End and Unaffordable for Most

2019-06-21 OWC Announces “Fastest USB-C SSD Ever Built”

2019-05-25 An Interview with OWC’s Larry O'Conner on Development of the Aura Pro X2 SSD.

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

2019-04-16 OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD: up to 2TB of Super Fast SSD in Your MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini Models up

2019-03-02 Reader Question: Moving from a 2010 Mac Pro to Newer Mac such as 2018 Mac mini (UPDATED with Reader Comments)

2019-02-28 TESTED: 8TB OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD

2019-02-20 Apple Core Rot: macOS Finder Shows Zero-Size Folders — Very Dangerous if Unaware

2019-02-09 OWC Thunderblade: Unboxing Pictures

2019-02-09 Apple 2017 iMac 5K is a Terrific Machine, but Too Often It Impedes My Work

2019-02-07 Banishing the Drone of Spinning Hard Drives: and Fans: Moving to 8TB OWC Thunderblade SSD

2019-02-04 Tested: OWC Drive Dock USB-C

2019-02-02 Tested: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini 1TB SSD USB-C

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

2019-01-28 Understanding Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth

2019-01-11 My Days of 4 CPU Cores Are Over: Six Cores is Dubious for My Work, 8 CPU Cores Might Have to Be the New Minimum + Might Need 8TB SSD

2019-01-06 OWC Unleashes the 2019 Envoy Pro EX Lineup Featuring All-New Shock-Resistant Sleeve


2018-12-11 Using Apple FileVault for Data Security

2018-11-23 Black Friday Deals at OWC

2018-10-26 OWC Updates Pricing for Aura Pro X Line of SSDs

2018-09-18 OWC Lauches the Thunderbay 6, a Six-Drive Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure, with RAID Options

2018-09-03 Video Presentation: Configuring the 2018 MacBook Pro as as Desktop Replacement

2018-09-01 Tested (again on the 2018 MacBook Pro): OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 SSD

2018-08-13 OWC Drive Deals

2018-08-03 Testing in Progress on Apple 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.9 GHz 32GB 2TB Radeon Pro 560X

2018-07-30 Reader Comment: Which SSD or Storage for Video?

2018-07-25 On the Way For Testing: Apple 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.9 GHz 32GB 2TB Radeon Pro 560X

2018-07-12 Apple Updates the MacBook Pro to a Real Pro Machine

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

2018-06-23 Tested: OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 SSD

2018-06-23 Tested: Samsung 860 EVO, 2TB and 4TB

2018-06-22 OWC Hard Drive and SSD Savings

2018-05-30 Apple Core Rot: File System Performance Problems, Thunderbolt 3 Performance Problems, Thunderbolt 3 Disconnect Problems, etc.

2018-05-26 OWC May Hard Drive and SSD Savings

2018-05-24 My Recommended iMac 5K for Photographers is now $400 Off

2018-04-28 OWC Thunderblade SSD Shipping in All Capacities up to 8TB — Ideal for Video Production and Capture. and/or Silent and High Capacity Photoshop Workflow

2018-02-25 Get 4TB of SSD for about $776, Install in $90 Dual-Bay External — Super Convenient Capacious Storage

2018-02-02 Reviewed: TekQ 512GB SSD

2018-01-26 Reviewed: 2TB LaCie Bolt 3 Thunderbolt 3

2018-01-21 2TB LaCie Bolt: Uses Two 'Blades' So Can Run as RAID-0 Stripe (default) or RAID-1 Mirror or Two Independent Volumes

2018-01-19 This Site Will be Down Jan 19 for an Hour or Two for Server Upgrade (UPDATE: Upgrade done)

2018-01-17 macOS 10.13.2 and Disk Utility = Atrocious Bug-Ridden Disaster

2018-01-12 OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 SSD

2018-01-12 Shipping Soon: OWC Thunderblade 4 Thunderbolt 3 SSD with Blazing-Fast Performance in 1/2/4/8TB capacities.

2018-01-09 2TB LaCie Bolt: Maxes Out Thunderbolt 3 Bus for Reads, Very Fast Writes, Beats iMac Pro SSD for Reads 1MB and Smaller


2017-12-30 diglloydTools v 2.2.15 Now Includes Java IntegrityChecker with up to 50% Speed Improvement

2017-12-27 OWC Tears Down the 2017 iMac Pro, Announces Future Memory Upgrade Programs

2017-12-24 diglloydTools Updated to v 2.2.15, IntegrityChecker Sees up to 38% Speed Improvement

2017-12-23 Reviewed: Samsung T5 2TB SSD

2017-12-14 iMac Pro: Pricing and Thoughts

2017-11-27 Using Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports to Build Out a System

2017-11-27 Time Machine and APFS: Local Backups

2017-11-27 HOT! OWC Envoy Pro EX 2TB Thunderbolt 3 SSD Now In Stock

2017-11-25 Testing Seagate 12TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5-inch (Helium) Hard Drives

2017-11-25 How and Why I Partitioned the 2TB SSD in the 2017 iMac 5K

2017-11-24 macOS High Sierra APFS Performance is Inferior to HFS on Apple’s Fastest SSD: all cost, no benefit, at least not yet

2017-11-20 Ordered a 2017 iMac 5K: Why Now and what about iMac Pro?

2017-11-11 Reader Question: Best Mac if Buying Now

2017-10-18 Will the iMac Pro Be Worth The Cost?

2017-10-12 OWC Mini Travel Dock Handy for Quick Peripheral Usage, SD Card Reader, Pass-Thru Charging, USB Ports

2017-10-06 Out of Space on your 2010-2015 MacBook Pro? SSD Prices Highly Attractive for Upgrading SSD Capacity

2017-10-05 macOS HighSierra: APFS Conversion of Boot Drive SSD

2017-09-17 macOS High Sierra: Apple’s Technote on APFS is Both Confusing and Possibly Incorrect

2017-08-09 Reader Question: SSD vs Fusion Drive in iMac 5K

2017-07-24 Get a 5K Display for only $1499 PLUS a FREE COMPUTER

2017-07-19 2017 MacBook Pro vs My 2015 MacBook Pro

2017-07-18 2017 MacBook Pro: IntegrityChecker Verify

2017-07-18 2017 MacBook Pro and 2017 iMac 5K: Convert 50-Megapixel CR2 Raw to JPEG

2017-07-18 2017 MacBook Pro: Text Search with grep Versus Other Macs (SSD Speed + CPU Speed)

2017-07-16 Adobe Lightroom Performance: Inefficiencies Could be Fixed

2017-07-09 2017 MacBook Pro: SSD Speed is Best Ever

2017-07-08 TESTED with Photoshop: 2017 iMac 5K SSD vs 2015 iMac 5K

2017-07-07 TESTED: 2017 iMac 5K SSD Speed vs 2015 iMac 5K (Surprising Finding)

2017-06-30 2017 MacBook Pro: Personal HotSpot via iPhone Does not Work

2017-06-17 Comparing the 2017 iMac 5K to the iMac Pro

2017-06-15 Coming Soon for Review: 2017 MacBook Pro

2017-06-07 Assessing the Dec 2017 Apple iMac Pro

2017-05-08 OWC Accelsior Pro Q: Rock Solid and Blazingly Fast

2017-05-05 Reviewed: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini USB-C

2017-05-03 OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: USB SSD Speed via Dock vs Direct Connect

2017-05-02 OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock: USB SSD Speed via Dock vs Direct Connect

2017-04-17 SSD Speed Anyone?

2017-04-16 New Thunderbolt 3 Products from OWC

2017-04-15 Getting Your Devices and Data Over the U.S. Border

2017-04-13 OWC Accelsior Pro Q vs Accelsior: Real World Throughput

2017-04-07 Desired Features for 2018/2019 Mac Pro

2017-03-27 OWC Accelsior Pro Q Speed vs Transfer Size

2017-03-25 TESTED: OWC Accelsior Pro Q PCIe SSD for 2010/2012 Mac Pro or any Thunderbolt Mac (via Helios Enclosure)

2017-03-10 Apple Core Rot: Logging Spew

2017-03-06 OWC Nearly Doubles PCIe SSD Performance with Accelsior Q

2017-02-21 SoftRAID Updated to Version 5.5.6

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

2017-01-10 macOS BloatWare (and what feels like SpyWare)

2017-01-04 OWC Envoy Pro Thunderbolt 3 2TB SSD

2017-01-03 OWC “DEC” for 2016 MacBook Pro

2017-01-03 Desktop CPU Performance at a Standstill?


2016-12-30 Bought the 2015 MacBook Pro: Best Model for My Usage at a Big Savings

2016-12-26 Which 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro? (or MacBook)

2016-12-25 Desired Features for a New Mac Pro

2016-12-23 How to Remove Apple Crapware. Or Not, Thanks to Apple’s New Lockdown

2016-12-21 Memory and SDD/Flash Prices on the Rise

2016-12-21 OWC 40TB SSD Performance as Photoshop Scratch Drive

2016-12-21 Taxes: Section 179 for Small Business Owners (Accelerated Depreciation): Deduct if In-Service by End Of Year

2016-12-10 How much SSD Can You Handle?

2016-11-26 OWC 40TB SSD: RAID-4 vs RAID-5 from 32KiB to 512MiB Transfers

2016-11-26 OWC 40TB SSD Sequential Transfer Speed: RAID-4 beats RAID-5 by 16% for Reads

2016-11-26 2016 MacBook Pro: Readers Considering 2015 MacBook Pro Instead

2016-11-25 TESTED: OWC 40TB SSD Sequential Transfer Speed

2016-11-25 TESTED: OWC 40TB Thunderbay 4 Mini SSD with RAID-0 Stripe and RAID-4 Fault Tolerance

2016-11-24 TESTED: OWC 40TB Thunderbay 4 Mini SSD

2016-11-23 OWC 40TB Thunderbay 4 Mini SSD

2016-11-23 OWC Black Friday Specials

2016-11-23 OWC 40TB Thunderbay 4 Mini SSD

2016-11-22 2016 MacBook Pro: Return It and Stick With 2013 Model?

2016-11-21 2016 MacBook Pro TESTED: Photoshop Performance

2016-11-18 2016 MacBook Pro: Siri Icon on the Touchbar is Driving me Crazy

2016-11-18 2016 MacBook Pro: Why I Went With the 2TB SSD

2016-11-18 2016 MacBook Pro: the Downsides to a Soldered-on SSD

2016-11-18 2016 MacBook Pro: Jaw-Dropping SSD Performance

2016-11-10 OWC Offers Up to 40TB SSD in Thunderbay 4 Mini

2016-11-08 2016 MacBook Pro: Pros and Cons Abound

2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: SSD Speed

2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: What Options I Ordered, and Why

2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: the 16GB Memory Limit in the + CPU Speed vs Other Macs

2016-10-31 Saving up to 8.5GB of Space After Every Apple Xcode Update

2016-10-29 OWC Teardown of 2016 MacBook Pro: SSD is Removable in the 13-inch non-touchbar model

2016-10-27 New Apple MacBook Pro (updated with comments, updated again with solutions)

2016-10-21 Deal: OWC Neptune 480GB SSD only $117.75

2016-09-16 OWC Drive Dock Now Available in USB 3.1 Gen 1 for about $75

2016-09-04 Big Discount on *Factory Sealed* 2015 Apple MacBook at

2016-08-13 diglloydTools IntegrityChecker 'icj' beta 6 now posted

2016-08-10 Deals at MacSales — 6 Core Mac Pro and More...

2016-08-04 NEW! Cross Platform Java-Based diglloydTools IntegrityChecker

2016-07-25 Reviewed: Samsung 4TB 850 Evo SATA III SSD

2016-05-31 What a Bad Hard Drive Fails Like when Running diglloydTools 'fill-volume'

2016-05-26 OWC Adds Apple 'BootCamp' (Windows Booting) Support for OWC Aura SSD and Others

2016-05-26 The Drive I Use for Backup in the Field

2016-05-18 Apple 2016 MacBook: Real-World Photoshop Performance + IntegrityChecker Speed

2016-05-18 Apple 2016 MacBook: Real-World Photoshop Performance + IntegrityChecker Speed

2016-05-18 Apple 2016 MacBook: CPU Utilization During Network File Copy

2016-05-16 Apple 2016 MacBook: SSD Performance

2016-05-09 Photoshop CC 2015 Now Uses all the CPU Cores for RAW-File Conversion

2016-05-04 Upgrades Make Sense in Many Cases

2016-04-21 Thunderbolt 3 Emerges: OWC Announces Thunderbolt 3 SSD, Dock, PCIe Enclosure

2016-04-17 B&H Photo NAB Specials

2016-04-08 SSD Performance: Sufficiency for the CPU Cores

2016-04-06 Upgrading SSD Boot Drive: USABLE Capacity Increase Is Even Better Than It Seems

2016-04-05 REVIEWED: OWC Aura 960GB SSD Upgrade for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina

2016-04-04 Selling that Computer? Wipe Out Personal Files First

2016-03-27 What a Bad Hard Drive Fails Like when Running diglloydTools 'fill-volume'

2016-03-15 OWC Introduces 480GB and 1TB SSD Upgrades for 2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina

2016-03-01 SSD Prices at Very Attractive Levels

2016-01-27 Reader Question: Drive Speed of 6TB vs 8TB Hard Drives (VIDEO USERS: some neat tricks here for guaranteeing high drive speed)

2016-01-25 Play 4K Videos on 4K TV: Load Onto USB3 Drive

2016-01-24 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.13

2016-01-23 2TB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD in MacBook Pro

2016-01-21 Reviewed: 2TB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD

2016-01-12 Price Drop on 4TB Internal SSD for 2013 Mac Pro, 6TB Hard Drives, 1TB SSDs, USB3 Hub


2015-12-31 OWC Envoy Pro Mini 480GB Ultra-Portable SSD (Thumb Drive) as an OS X Boot Drive

2015-12-29 REVIEWED: OWC Envoy Pro Mini 480GB Ultra-Portable SSD (Thumb Drive)

2015-12-27 End of the Year: 3 Days Left for Small Business to Write off that new Computer, Camera, etc

2015-12-26 Wow! Up to 4TB Internal SSD in 2013 Mac Pro

2015-12-24 Apple iMac 5K Purchased and Arrived: It’s a Keeper for Professional Use, which is Unprecedented

2015-12-19 TESTED: 2TB Samsung 850 EVO, Singly and RAID-0

2015-12-17 TESTED: 1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

2015-12-16 400GB SSD for $99: Old Dog Laptop? Puppy It! Or 1.6TB Thunderbolt SSD? Easy as Pie.

2015-12-12 Walkthrough: How to make a RAID Stripe Using SoftRAID 5.1

2015-12-11 OWC Deals

2015-12-10 TESTED: 1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD in Thunderbay 4 Mini, RAID-0 Stripe Configuration

2015-12-05 TESTED: OWC Drive Dock Takes 2 Bare Drives (HDD or SSD), Thunderbolt 2 or USB3

2015-12-05 Micron P400e 400GB Enterprise-Grade SSD

2015-12-05 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.12

2015-12-05 iMac 5K (Late 2015) vs Mac Pro: XCode Build diglloydTools

2015-12-04 OWC Most Popular Items

2015-12-04 Best Starter Camera Deal?

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

2015-11-27 Black Friday Deals at OWC and B&H Photo

2015-11-24 Get a Gorgeous 5K Display—with a Free Computer Included!

2015-11-23 iMac 5K (Late 2015) with 64GB: the Key to Professional Usage

2015-11-23 Parents: Macs Under $1000, and Many More Mac Discounts

2015-11-21 iMac 5K (Late 2015) vs Mac Pro: Real World Photoshop Performance

2015-11-20 Late 2015 iMac 5K: Photoshop Filters vs Mac Pro

2015-11-20 Late 2015 iMac 5K vs Mac Pro: Convert 50-Megapixel RAW Files to JPEG

2015-11-20 Late 2015 iMac 5K: diglloyd Photoshop Benchmarks

2015-11-20 Late 2015 iMac 5K: IntegrityChecker 'verify' (SHA1 hash)

2015-11-19 Late 2015 iMac 5K: Rocking Fast Flash Drive / SSD

2015-11-18 Cool New Product: OWC Drive Dock Takes 2 Bare Drives (HDD or SSD) and is Thunderbolt 2!

2015-11-16 10 Gigabit Networking Between Macs via Thunderbolt Bridge (Built-in!)

2015-11-14 TESTED: 1TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

2015-11-13 Reader Question: Drive Speed of 6TB vs 8TB Hard Drives (VIDEO USERS: some neat tricks here for guaranteeing high drive speed)

2015-11-13 OWC Ships New 1TB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

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

2015-11-12 OWC Viper: 4TB or 8TB of Ultrafast SSD via Thunderbolt 2

2015-11-11 $150 off the Brand-New Apple iMac 5K

2015-11-11 OWC Deals: 4TB and 6TB Hard Drives, 32GB Memory for Mac Pro 2009-2012

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

2015-10-27 Reader Question: Revamped Mac Pro Due?

2015-10-07 diglloydTools: Working Fine on El Capitan

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

2015-08-30 DEAL: 2013 Mac Pro + SPECIAL BUNDLE DISCOUNT (“sweet spot” for photography )

2015-08-25 A simple and extremely compact way to store extra stuff on a laptop: SD cards

2015-08-16 Apple ID Account Hassles Continue

2015-08-16 For Nearly Two Years, the OWC Envoy Pro EX Delivers the Portability and Backup Speed For Travel

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

2015-07-05 diglloydTools for Testing Drives, Data Integrity, Wiping Sensitive Files

2015-07-01 OS X 10.10.4 Now Supports 'TRIM' for 3rd-party SSDs

2015-07-01 Firecracker Deals at OWC

2015-06-28 Lexar Camera Cards Tested: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

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

2015-06-19 Reviewed: 2015 Apple MacBook

2015-06-15 2015 MacBook Pro: On my Daily Real-World Task, it nearly matches a Souped-Up 2013 Mac Pro!

2015-06-14 2015 MacBook Pro: How Much Faster is it for Real World Daily Work?

2015-06-10 2015 MacBook Pro: Only the High-End Model supports 5120 X 2880 External Display

2015-06-09 2015 MacBook Pro: Search Speed

2015-06-09 2015 MacBook Pro: Photoshop Performance

2015-06-08 2015 MacBook Pro SSD Speed = Awesome in the Real World Too

2015-06-07 2015 MacBook Pro SSD Speed = Awesome

2015-06-06 Storage and RAID Deals

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

2015-05-01 2013 Mac Pro 6-core for $3175

2015-05-01 OWC Announces Video Commercial Contest Starting May 1, Grand Prize Package Worth Over $12,000

2015-04-09 MacBook Pro: What Could be Coming Next?

2015-04-07 SoftRAID 5.0.7 Delivers Performance Enhancements

2015-04-01 2013 Mac Pro Flash Drive (SSD) Can Fail

2015-03-27 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a New One: Wow!

2015-03-26 Hard Drives: Staying the Course with Higher Performance and up to 8TB Capacity

2015-03-26 iMac: How to Upgrade the Internal Drive

2015-03-22 Apple: A Trillion Dollar Company Dominating Personal Electronics, Cars and (incidentally) Computers

2015-03-04 Tested: OWC 240GB Envoy Pro Mini USB3 Thumb Drive

2015-02-28 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.11

2015-02-28 OWC Weekend Specials

2015-02-25 Reader Question: Photoshop and Large Files — Best Way to Optimize

2015-02-22 An Example of When More CPU Cores Mean Responsive vs Sluggish

2015-02-21 OWC Weekend Specials

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

2015-01-29 Apple Lightning Cables (for iPhone, etc)

2015-01-29 How Fast Can Eight (8) SSDs go: Speed vs I/O Transfer Size

2015-01-29 How Fast Can Eight (8) SSDs go: SoftRAID RAID 1+0 vs RAID 5

2015-01-28 How Fast Can Eight (8) SSDs go in Dual OWC Thunderbay Minis on Thunderbolt 2?

2015-01-28 960GB Micron/Crucial M500 SSD for $325

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

2015-01-12 Selling that Computer? Wipe Out Personal Files First

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

2015-01-09 OWC Envoy Pro 1TB SSD In Stock

2015-01-07 OWC Announces the 'Viper', a Capacious Blazingly Fast SSD for High-End Video and Similar Demanding Uses

2015-01-07 OWC Announces 'Transwarp', Combining the Speed of SSDs with the Capacity of Hard Drives

2015-01-03 Upgrade to a 1TB Internal SSD in MacBook Pro Retina, MacBook Air

2015-01-01 OWC Envoy Pro 1TB SSD


2014-12-27 TESTED: Kingston HyperX 128GB Data Traveler USB3 Thumb Drive

2014-12-24 TESTED: Hitachi HGST Deskstar 6TB NAS Hard Drive — Fastest Yet!

2014-12-22 Suggested Boot/Master Volume Partitioning for Large SSD

2014-12-21 OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program for Mac Pro

2014-12-13 TESTED: OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro with Photoshop

2014-12-12 TESTED: OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro (first + only internal 2TB SSD for Mac Pro)

2014-12-12 OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro

2014-12-06 OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD: RAID-0 Striping vs RAID-5 vs RAID-4 vs RAID-10

2014-12-05 OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD: Stunning Performance in Thunderbay Mini: Throughput, Photoshop, Incompressible Data Too

2014-12-04 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.11

2014-12-04 OWC Offers 1TB SSD for $449

2014-11-26 OWC Holiday Deals

2014-11-21 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.9

2014-11-21 What an Impaired SSD Looks Like

2014-11-21 OWC ThunderBay Mini Performance with Four SSDs

2014-11-20 OWC ThunderBay Mini Performance with Four SSDs

2014-11-19 OS X Yosemite: Apple Kills TRIM for 3rd-Party SSDs, Renders System Unbootable

2014-11-17 OWC Announces ThunderBay Mini: 4-bay Enclosure for 2.5-inch Drives, Thunderbolt v2

2014-11-15 SSDs Are Not Created Equal

2014-11-14 OWC Offers Thunderbay Mini, Thunderbolt v2 Enclosure for 2.5-Inch SSDs or Hard Drives (4 bays)

2014-11-12 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.8

2014-11-07 Selling that Computer? Wipe Out Personal Files First

2014-10-22 Disappointing: iMac 5K Flash Drive (1TB SSD) way slower than Mac Pro

2014-10-16 Game Changer: MacMini with Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports

2014-10-11 Wiping Free Space on Hard Drives and SSDs

2014-09-10 Wiping Free Space on Hard Drives and SSDs

2014-09-05 OWC Garage Sale

2014-09-02 OWC Thunderbay Now Up to 24TB (4 X 6TB Hard Drives)

2014-08-31 Thunderbolt Cabling Reliability: Check the Fit and Tension

2014-08-31 Simplify Your Storage: Fast, Reliable, Expandable

2014-08-29 OWC Labor Day Specials

2014-08-29 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.7b

2014-08-22 Thunderstorms and Thunderbay

2014-08-05 OWC Offers Thunderbay in RAID-5 Edition

2014-07-29 Fast H.264 Video Compression on the MacBook Pro Beats the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-07-29 RAID 1+0 Fault Tolerance with SoftRAID 5

2014-07-25 Four SSDs in OWC Thunderbay 4 test with RAID-0 and RAID-5

2014-07-15 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.7a

2014-06-25 OWC Ships Thunderbay 4-Drive Solution with Thunderbolt 2

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

2014-06-04 Thunderbolt: Does the Cable Length Matter for Performance?

2014-05-17 Safely Recording and Storing Video Footage: a Few Pointers

2014-05-06 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.5

2014-05-03 diglloydTools Updated to version 2.2.4

2014-05-02 OWC Thunderbay can use Hard Drives or SSDs and Handy for Swapping Drives of all Types

2014-04-14 Reader Question: Upgrading Video Card for Adobe Lightroom in 2009 Mac Pro

2014-04-10 MPG Experience: a Month Using the 8-core 3.3 GHz 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-28 Saving and Opening Huge Photoshop Files *FAST* (OWC Mercury Helios 2 and Dual Accelsior PCIe SSD)

2014-03-19 Price Drop on OWC SSDs

2014-03-08 2013 Mac Pro: that 1TB Flash Storage (SSD) ’Rocks’

2014-03-07 2013 Mac Pro: 1TB SSD Faster on Writes

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

2014-03-05 How and Why to Partition the Mac Pro Internal SSD (ditto for any Mac)

2014-03-01 Is Thunderbolt Faster than USB3?

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

2014-02-12 Switched to the 2013 Mac pro

2014-01-11 The Fastest Mac Pro for Photoshop

2014-01-11 Partition an SSD / Flash Drive or Not?

2014-01-02 Mac Pro Energy Savings: What is the Reality?

2014-01-01 How Fast is the Internal PCIe SSD in the MacBook Pro Retina 'Crystal Well'?


2013-12-28 Apple Posts Mac Pro PCIe Flash Storage (SSD) Tech Note

2013-12-22 Peripherals and Add-Ons for Transition to the 2013 Mac Pro

2013-12-22 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a Young Puppy, Make Lightroom or Photoshop Fly

2013-12-20 Memory for Mac Pro: Effectively $795 for 64GB

2013-12-19 2013 Mac Pro: What I ordered and Why

2013-12-17 Gift Ideas for the Computer User

2013-11-24 Are Thunderbolt Product Choices Poised to Balloon in Variety, Availability, Scope?

2013-10-08 Install the Driver for the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD (OS X Cuts Power Prematurely to PCIe)

2013-10-06 OWC Releases Firmware Update For Its Mercury SATA SSDs

2013-10-03 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a New One: Wow!

2013-10-02 Prices Drop a Little: Toshiba 3TB Hard Drives + OWC Mercury Accelsior PCie SSD

2013-09-30 Reader Comment: Hard Drive Warranty

2013-09-30 OS X 10.8.5 and OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD Issue (Kernel Panic from Sleep)

2013-09-29 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Faster than the Current Model?

2013-09-24 New iMac with PCIe Flash Storage

2013-09-17 OWC DataDoubler Kit for Mac Mini: 2 X 1.5 TB Internally With 9.5mm Drives

2013-07-29 Faster Workflow, Faster Lightroom, Faster Photoshop?

2013-07-24 Get the Existing Mac Pro While They Last?

2013-07-22 Thunderbolt Product Choices Poised to Balloon in Variety, Availability, Scope

2013-07-13 Defrag or Upgrade to Faster/Larger? (Lightroom, Aperture, etc)

2013-07-07 Photoshop CS6 Performance with Pegasus J4 + OWC 6G SSD RAID

2013-07-05 Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt: Recommended High Performance Config *with* Built-in Backup

2013-07-03 Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt: Performance with Hard Drives

2013-07-03 Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt: Performance with Four OWC 6G SSDs and Incompressible Data

2013-07-03 Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt: Performance with Four OWC 6G SSDs

2013-07-02 Promise Pegasus J4: Internal View with Four 6G SSDs

2013-07-02 Promise Pegasus J4: Initializing Drives

2013-07-02 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Pure Elegance, Visualized

2013-07-01 Promise Pegasus J4: Coming for Testing with SSD and HDD

2013-07-01 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini with 6G SSD on USB3 — Speed Increase

2013-06-13 Pegasus J4: One Part of the Switchover Solution for the new Mac Pro?

2013-06-13 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Connecting eSATA via Thunderbolt

2013-06-12 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Thoughts on a Switchover from Existing Tower

2013-06-12 2013 Apple Mac Pro: The Good Parts

2013-06-11 Reader Comment: OpenCL Support for the dual AMD GPUs

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Video User Comment

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: TMP?

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Misses the Mark for Video Users

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Hive Storage

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: CPU Choices Predictions

2013-06-10 “In general is it better to purchase the older 6 core Mac Pro or get this newer machine?”

2013-06-10 WWDC: The New Apple Mac Pro

2013-06-10 New Mac Pro: WHEN?

2013-06-10 New Mac Pro: 1866MHz DDR3 memory

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Visuals

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Thunderbolt 20 Gbps

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Reader Comments

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Faster or Slower, Elegant but Klunky, Promise vs Reality, Video Oriented

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: CPU Choices

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Bear Proof?

2013-06-04 New Apple Mac Pro? No PCI and no Internal Expandability? Will it be a Mac Mini Super Sized?

2013-05-24 FirmTek U3 Trayless Enclosure for 2.5-Inch SSD or Hard Drive

2013-05-19 OWC Mercury Accelsior E2: How Fast are the eSATA 6G Ports with External SSD?

2013-05-12 Convenient Fast SSD for Travel: OWC Mercury Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Slim SSD

2013-05-07 Reviewed: OWC Mercury Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Slim SSD

2013-04-30 OWC Mercury Envoy Pro USB 3.0 Slim SSD

2013-04-06 Reader Report: OWC Mercury Electra SSD

2013-04-06 OWC Mercury Accelsior 'E2' PCIe SSD with Dual eSATA Ports — the Upgrade Process and Data Verification

2013-04-06 OWC Mercury Accelsior 'E2' PCIe SSD with Dual eSATA Ports — the Upgrade Process

2013-03-20 Intel X25 SSD Needs Firmware Update to be Compatible with OS X 10.8.3 ?

2013-03-12 OWC Larry Comments on Memory Price Trends and SSD NAND Supply

2013-02-21 Stick with a Reputable Brand SSD

2013-02-21 OWC Mercury Accelsior Backorders Filled, Most capacities in Stock

2013-02-18 How to Speed Up Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

2013-02-14 Mac Book Pro with Retina Display — Price Drop and Recommendation

2013-02-04 OWC Mercury Accelsior 'E2' PCIe SSD Includes Two eSATA Ports

2013-01-19 Huge Photoshop Files Need a Fast Working Drive

2013-01-09 Reviewed: Apple Late 2012 3.4 GHz iMac

2013-01-09 Apple iMac: The Fusion Cliff

2013-01-06 OWC Mercury Viper 6G 3.5" SSD

2013-01-06 OWC Mercury Aura Pro and Envoy Pro for MacBook Pro Retina (and Air)


2012-12-20 SSD and NAND Memory Chips Availability

2012-12-10 My Favorite Mac Hardware

2012-12-03 New Apple 27" iMac — Buying Advice

2012-11-19 Reader Question: Updating the Boot Drive

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

2012-11-09 MacWorld: MacMini and Fusion

2012-11-08 Update on Apple 'Fusion': Writes are Fast, No Smart Migration

2012-11-06 MacMini: 16GB vs 8GB, Hard Drive vs SSD

2012-11-05 Reader Questions on the Mac Mini

2012-11-04 MacMini — Turnkey Upgrade with 16GB and Fast 6G SSD

2012-11-04 MacMini with PCIe SSD (OWC Mercury Helios + Accelsior) = FASTER STILL

2012-11-03 Summary So Far of Apple Fusion Technology — Attempted on MacMini, Mac Pro

2012-11-03 MacMini — Hard Drive vs SSD

2012-11-03 MacMini — Dual Internal Separate Drives are Superior to the 'Fusion' Option

2012-11-03 Disk Utility (Fusion Version)— Cannot Handle Two Internal Drives in MacMini

2012-11-02 MacMini and Fusion Drive Setup

2012-11-02 MacMini Dual-Drive Coming to test Fusion Performance/Behavior

2012-10-31 Setting Up Your Own High Performance 'Fusion' Drive

2012-10-31 Performance of 'Fusion' Drive (OWC Accelsior 480GB PCIe SSD + 2TB HDD)

2012-10-25 Apple’s Fusion Drive

2012-10-23 Analysis of the Oct 2012 iMac

2012-10-23 Analysis of the Oct 2012 MacMini

2012-09-19 MacBook Pro 13" 2.9 GHz as a Fast Little Server

2012-09-05 A Fast and Silent Internal 960GB Clone Volume in my Mac Pro: OWC’s Mercury Electra Max SSD

2012-09-04 OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for Thunderbolt Macs

2012-08-23 OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for MacBook Pro

2012-08-07 A Fast and Silent Internal 960GB Clone Volume in my Mac Pro

2012-07-25 Why I NEED 80GB or 96GB Memory in my Mac Pro: Photoshop CS6 Performance

2012-07-19 Mac Pro 3.33 GHz 6-core Readily Available

2012-07-11 An Internal 960GB Clone Backup Volume

2012-07-06 1.92TB of Fast SSD Storage in a 15" MacBook Pro

2012-07-05 OWC Elite Pro Mini SSD on MacBook Pro Retina with USB3 = Blazing Fast

2012-07-05 No New Mac Pro, so Helped a Client with a Top-End Windows PC

2012-07-03 MacBook Pro Retina SSD Speed

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

2012-06-16 6G SSD Speed in June 2012 MacBook Pro 15" Optical Drive Bay

2012-06-12 MacBook Pro Retina vs MacBook Pro 17" (or 13" or 15")

2012-06-12 Apple Now Uses Sandforce SSDs in MacBook Air

2012-06-07 Rumored Mac Pro New Features

2012-05-30 OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD 960GB

2012-05-19 Dealing with Huge Photoshop Jobs — Actual Experience Today

2012-05-16 Thoughts on new Apple MacBook Air (and possible MacBook Pro)

2012-05-06 OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD 240GB vs 480GB + RAID

2012-05-05 OWC Accelsior PCIe SSD Reader Comment

2012-05-01 OWC Mercury Accelsior 240GB / 480GB

2012-04-20 OWC Mercury Accelsior and System Feel

2012-04-19 OWC’s new Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD for Ultra-Fast Photoshop CS6

2012-04-16 OWC’s new Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD for Ultra-Fast Photoshop CS6

2012-04-15 OWC’s new Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD for Blistering-fast Drive Performance

2012-03-23 OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD

2012-03-21 WOW! OWC 480GB SSD for only $599

2012-02-25 OWC SSD Updater and MacBook Pro DataDoubler

2012-02-21 MPG Pro Workstation Solution with OWC PCIe SSD

2012-02-18 ZFS for Mac OS X — ZEVO

2012-01-19 ULTIMATE Mac Pro — the MPG Pro Workstation Solution with OWC PCIe SSD (for Video and Database and Scientific and Huge Photoshop Users)

2012-01-19 OWC PCIe SSD Card Coming Soon


2011-12-23 An SSD-based MPG Pro Workstation Design with Fault-tolerant Time Machine Backup

2011-12-20 Stocking Stuffers and Gifts

2011-11-26 MPG Reader Special Prices at OWC — even lower than Black Friday prices

2011-11-25 Black Friday Specials at OWC

2011-11-12 OWC Comments on the Hard Drive Availability Situation

2011-11-01 Memory and Hard Drive Prices: Win Some, Lose Some

2011-10-28 OWC’s SSD Updater

2011-10-28 MacBook Pro 17" 2.5GHz On The Way

2011-10-24 MacBook Pro Speed Bump: Faster Than Ever— Make it Even Faster and Save Some Money

2011-10-06 Mercury Aura Pro 6G SSD for MacBook Air Impressions

2011-09-16 Mercury Aura Pro 6G SSD for MacBook Air

2011-09-15 Apple EFI Firmware Update Fixes Some SATA 6G Problems?

2011-09-02 OWC Releases Mac-based Firmware Updater for OWC Mercury SSDs

2011-08-30 My All-SSD Mac Pro System

2011-08-14 My MacBook Pro 17" Has Gone Back to Apple for A Full Refund

2011-08-13 My Killer-fast Mac Pro System Based on Solid State Drives (SSD)

2011-07-23 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini Bus-Powered Portable External Drive (Hard Drive or SSD)

2011-07-20 Apple’s July 2011 MacBook Air

2011-07-04 Sustained Transfer Speed — OWC 480GB 6G SSD in 2011 MacBook Pro, 6G Port

2011-07-04 OWC 480GB in 2010 Mac Pro, Single SSD, and RAID-0 of 2 or 3 SSDs

2011-07-04 OWC 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD With Photoshop CS5 on 2011 Mac Pro

2011-07-04 My 17" MacBook Pro Lemon Still Has SATA 6G Problems

2011-07-02 OWC 480GB 6G SSDs Coming For Testing

2011-06-18 Which Mac Pro for Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3.x?

2011-06-14 Solid State Drives — Brand Caveat Emptor

2011-06-07 The All-SSD Mac Pro

2011-06-07 2011 MacBook Pro: Will Apple Fix the 6G SATA Bugs?

2011-06-06 OWC Retroactively Adds Two Years More To Warranty for Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs For Total of Five (5) Years

2011-05-28 OWC 480GB 6G SSD Due To Ship Soon, Price Down to $1280

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

2011-05-16 6 Gbs SSDs in Existing 2010/2009 Mac Pro

2011-05-07 Save Big Photoshop Files 20X Faster!

2011-05-05 OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 480GB SSD For 2010 Apple MacBook Air

2011-05-05 2011 iMac Supports SATA III 6 Gbps When Firmware Update Is Applied

2011-05-05 120GB Intel 510 6G SSD Performance in MacBook Pro

2011-05-04 My Original 17" MacBook Pro Headed To Apple For Testing

2011-05-04 MPG Pro Workstation: 4-cores @ 2.93GHz, 24GB Memory as 3 X 8GB, 4 X 3TB Hard Drives, 240GB 6G SSD, Built and Pre-Tested, $4920

2011-05-03 Replacement 17" MacBook Pro works GREAT with OWC 6G SSD

2011-05-02 Replacement MacBook Pro Due Thursday May 5, Will Retest

2011-04-28 A New Mac Pro Model vs Existing Models

2011-04-22 Followup on 17" MacBook Pro Issues — Problems Have Not Gone Away

2011-04-22 Correction to Power Usage of Synchronous NAND Flash in OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

2011-04-21 OWC 6G 240GB SSD — WOW! Blazing Fast with Photoshop CS5 and File Copies

2011-04-20 Could There Be a New Mac Pro Coming?

2011-04-19 Power Usage of Synchronous NAND Flash

2011-04-18 Speed Reading the Applications Folder with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

2011-04-17 Brand-new 17" MacBook Pro Performs Brilliantly with OWC 6G SSD

2011-04-14 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Results on 15" 2.2GHz MacBook Pro Core i7

2011-04-14 Another MacBook Pro Arrives Today— Resuming Testing With OWC 6G SSD

2011-04-13 Suspicious MacBook Pro Internal SATA cable— Deferring Tests on 2011 MBP

2011-04-13 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Tested In 2010 Mac Pro Internal 3 Gb SATA II Port

2011-04-13 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Performance with OWC 6G SSD on 2011 MacBook Pro

2011-04-12 New OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD — Perfect Match For The 2011 MacBook Pro?

2011-04-12 First Test Results With OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Solid State Drive (SSD)

2011-04-09 Minimizing Down-time With A Fault-Tolerant MPG Pro Workstation

2011-03-30 Intel 510 SATA III 6 Gbps SSD Fails to Format in 2011 Apple MacBook Pro

2011-03-28 In Transit for Testing: Intel 510 SATA III 6 Gbps SSD

2011-03-26 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 115GB Solid State Drive With 25nm Flash, Reviewed

2011-03-23 Opening Up An OCZ Vertex 2 SSD

2011-03-23 OWC SSDs and Sleep with MacBook Pro

2011-03-21 OWC Transitions to 25nm Flash Memory With Big Price Drop for 480GB SSD at $920

2011-03-21 Hibernate Mode With OWC SSDs, and All Sandforce-based SSDs

2011-03-20 The Changing Solid State Drive Landscape

2011-03-18 OWC Begins Transition to 25nm Flash Memory With Big Price Drop for 400GB SSD

2011-03-18 Do OCZ Solid State Drives Contain Tier 2 Flash Memory?

2011-03-05 Apple SSD TRIM Status on Mac OS X 10.6.6 With 2011 MacBook Pro

2011-02-28 Intel Announces SSD 510 with up to 500MB/sec Read Speed, 315 MB/sec Write Speed

2011-02-26 Configuring the 2011 Quad-Core Apple MacBook Pro

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

2011-02-16 Moving from 34nm to 25nm NAND flash Chips for SSDs

2011-02-10 OWC Mount Pro for Installing 2.5" Hard Drive or SSD Into Mac Pro Drive Bays

2011-01-28 MPG Pro Workstation @ 2.93GHz, 12GB, 4 X 2TB, 120GB SSD, more for $3999

2011-01-23 Thoughts on the future of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

2011-01-14 Inexpensive Apple Mac Pro as a File Server for Home or Small Business


2010-12-14 Solid State Drive (SSD) Price Trends

2010-12-02 MacBook Air Solid State Drive (SSD) Performance

2010-11-30 Reviewed: Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Hybrid Laptop Hard Drive

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

2010-10-29 MacBook Air — Comparing to MacBook Pro 13"

2010-10-11 OWC announces PCIe SSD solution for 2011 with up to 3.2TB at 4GB/sec speeds

2010-09-04 Apple 512GB (500GB) Solid State Drive (SSD) Put To the Severe Duty Test

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

2010-08-09 How to Mitigate 2010 Mac Pro 4/6-core Memory Limits

2010-08-07 Apple 2010 27" iMac — Upgrading, Performance, Cores and Clock Speed, and Avoid that SSD Option

2010-07-31 OWC a la Carte Upgrades for iMac, including eSATA, Memory, SSD option

2010-07-31 New! MPG Pro One™ (pro-grade iMac)

2010-07-28 Pricing and Valuing the iMac Against the Mac Pro

2010-07-27 New Apple Mac Pro! The “Westmere” hexacore chip arrives!

2010-07-27 Apple’s SSD for iMac (dual internal drives)

2010-07-27 Apple’s SSD for Mac Pro (or iMac) — Not a Smart Move

2010-07-16 What About Apple’s 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)?

2010-07-16 OWC offers 30-day Money-back Guarantee on Mercury Extreme Pro SSD

2010-07-16 Install a 5th Drive Into the Mac Pro

2010-07-15 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 480GB and 240GB Solid State Drives (SSD)

2010-07-11 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 400GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

2010-06-22 Dual internal Drives in a MacBook Pro with “OWC Data Doubler” Bracket

2010-05-30 How to save 8GB of space on your MacBook Pro boot drive!

2010-05-29 Speed and reliability in your MacBook Pro When Traveling — Solid State Drives (SSD)

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

2010-05-27 Severe duty test: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 240GB vs Intel 160GB G2

2010-05-26 Should You Opt for Apple’s solid state drive?

2010-05-25 Why you need more space than you need!

2010-05-22 Fast and ample storage in a MacBook Pro with 480GB SSD and 1TB HDD

2010-05-17 eSATA for the MacBook Pro (or Windows/Linux)

2010-05-14 MacBook Pro SSD single drive and RAID stripe vs hard drive

2010-05-11 OWC announces new solid state drive capacities of 120/240/400/480GB

2010-04-28 Solid state drives: caveat emptor, performance degradation with use

2010-04-26 MacBook Pro Core i7 SATA performance is top-notch!

2010-04-14 OWC and DIGLLOYD offer ultra-high-performance MPG Pro Laptop

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

2010-03-31 OWC and DIGLLOYD offer ultra-high-performance MPG Pro Workstations | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
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