Rocking fast iMac with 8 cores and up to 128GB..
True desktop-class performance..
Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..
An iPad-sized laptop, refreshed..
Protecting your data from drive failures, theft, fire, flood, and dinosaurs..
How to utilize cloning for backup and other chores..
How to erase and partition drives..
How to use Apple Time Machine for Data Safety.
Various types of RAID setups..
Protect your data with a fault-tolerant RAID-1 Mirror..
Reasons for using software RAID, making the choice of RAID type, etc..
Making software RAID volumes..
SSDs or hard drives for fast single-drive or RAID volumes in a portable enclosure..
Reviews of Thunderbolt products..
High performance with hard drives or SSDs..
Dual-drive Thunderbolt + USB3 user-selectable RAID..
Three drives in a high-grade enclosure..
RAID reliability in easy to configure 5-drive enclosure for full-size hard drives..
High-end computing moves to the iMac form factor..
5K Display, blazingly fast SSD.
Using the right ports is critical to performance..
Peripherals and add-ons forexisting hardware..
How to perform useful tasks and upgrades..
Suggestions for setting up your Mac for performance and data safety..
Camera cards and readers..
When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..
Useful tasks at the command line in Terminal..
How to configure a Mac to maximize Photoshop CS3/CS4 performance..
An in-depth look at how to find the right Mac setup for you.
Nuts and bolts of buying a Mac, and recommended extras..
Special Report: Upgrade Now or Wait?.
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?.
Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, and is 2010 Mac Pro faster or better than 2009 model?.
Optimizing specific application performance..
Ultra-fast solid state storage with hardware RAID for a Mac Pro in a PCIe slot..
Huge capacity in a speedy SATA SSD..
Choosing and using solid state drives..
Apple’s first USB3 MacMini..
Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro (non Retina)..
Dual-drive externals for travel or compact backup..
Reviews of various hardware and software..
Configuring and optimizing..
Outstanding high-capacity enterprise hard drive..
Network attached storage with fire and flood protection..
The worrisome decline of OS X quality and integrity..
Modern Macs use USB3 and Thunderbolt..
Using Apple’s Fusion drive technology..
2019-08-30 How macOS Can Cause Data Loss: Spotlight Chooses on Backup (Clone) Volumes, Which User then Works on... Later Wiped Out by Backup
2019-05-27 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore
2019-05-07 Switched to macOS Mojave, out of Necessity with 2019 iMac 5K
2019-05-02 Upgraded my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina Apple Flash Drive to the 2TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD
2019-02-25 Better Progress Indicator in Carbon Copy Cloner
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
2019-01-27 How to Fix Damaged File Dates (RAW or JPEG or movies) with exiftool
2018-12-25 Data Integrity Over Time, and with OS Changes
2018-12-11 Using Apple FileVault for Data Security
2018-11-18 Beware of Phishing Based on Fear of Secret Porn Behavior and Real Password Compromise
2018-09-29 Data Integrity Over Time, and with OS Changes
2018-09-03 Video Presentation: Configuring the 2018 MacBook Pro as as Desktop Replacement
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
2018-02-24 What Can an iMac Pro 18 Core Do? Destroy Its Boot Volume Rendering Itself Unbootable
2018-02-14 What Can an iMac Pro 18 Core Do? Coming Next Week to Find Out
2017-12-18 4-Core CPUs do not Leave Much Grunt for Other Tasks: Cloning Can Use all Available CPUs in a 4-Core Mac
2017-11-27 Tips on Using Apple Time Machine, Tips on Backup
2017-11-27 Time Machine and APFS: Local Backups
2017-11-27 HOT! OWC Envoy Pro EX 2TB Thunderbolt 3 SSD Now In Stock
2017-11-23 Why I Probably Will Never Buy a Mac Pro Again
2017-09-17 macOS High Sierra: Apple’s Technote on APFS is Both Confusing and Possibly Incorrect
2017-09-08 My Sprinter Photography Adventure Van Project: Which Mac?
2017-07-29 My Sprinter Photography Adventure Van Project: Which Mac? Experience Report / Proving it Out? MacBook Pro = Not so good for big jobs
2017-07-01 Apple Core Rot Strikes Again: Time Machine Wipes Out Other Backups and Fails to Restore Properly
2017-06-13 Apple Photos: Bad Idea + Downloading Images from iPhone/iPad/Other Devices using Apple Preview
2017-05-15 On Ransomware
2017-05-14 Is Apple’s Time Machine Broken Yet Again
2017-01-29 Apple’s Time Machine Obliterates my Data When It is Most Needed (Restore)
2016-11-02 2016 MacBook Pro: Firewire 800 Compatibility
2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: What Options I Ordered, and Why
2016-10-27 macOS Sierra 10.12.1: Data Loss + Breaking Backup Protocols is Now a Feature?
2016-08-31 Viewing and Backing up Files from a Digital Camera on a Trip
2016-08-30 iPhone Software Update Failure: ‘“Not enough free space is available on this computer” (8.81TB not enough space for 0.128 TB iPhone)
2016-07-19 Reader Question: Carbon Copy Cloner and File Integrity
2016-05-31 What a Bad Hard Drive Fails Like when Running diglloydTools 'fill-volume'
2016-05-26 The Drive I Use for Backup in the Field
2016-04-05 Thunderbolt on OS X: Spontaneous Drive Disconnect
2016-03-27 What a Bad Hard Drive Fails Like when Running diglloydTools 'fill-volume'
2016-03-07 OS X Malware: Ransomware Encrypts Data, Demands Payment to Recover
2016-02-03 OS X El Capitan Finder: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error Code-43)”
2016-01-12 Price Drop on 4TB Internal SSD for 2013 Mac Pro, 6TB Hard Drives, 1TB SSDs, USB3 Hub
2016-01-09 Reader Question: Backup Drive for a RAID
2015-12-27 Archiving Images and Data
2015-12-20 $1799 ($500 off) for Excellent MacBook Pro 15", Recommended Peripherals for Storage, Backup
2015-12-07 Reconfiguring Storage to use 8TB Drives, Data Integrity Critical
2015-12-06 Time Machine does not show all the items that are excluded!
2015-12-04 Best Starter Camera Deal?
2015-11-18 Cool New Product: OWC Drive Dock Takes 2 Bare Drives (HDD or SSD) and is Thunderbolt 2!
2015-11-12 One of the Most Confusing Finder Preferences
2015-11-11 Clone Backups on Steroids
2015-11-09 Reader Comment: “DiskTester is awesome software as it detects irregularities before they become relevant”
2015-10-15 Reader Question: How to Approach El Capitan
2015-10-15 OS X El Capitan Breaks Time Machine
2015-09-02 OWC Thunderbay can be Partitioned into Multiple RAID-5 Volumes
2015-08-16 For Nearly Two Years, the OWC Envoy Pro EX Delivers the Portability and Backup Speed For Travel
2015-08-16 Apple ID Account Hassles Continue
2015-06-18 Mini Review: 2015 Apple MacBook
2015-06-07 Big Capacity for your Digital Camera: Lexar Professional 128GB Cards
2015-05-13 Savings on Various Macs (limited time)
2015-05-03 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore
2015-05-01 2013 Mac Pro 6-core for $3175
2015-04-02 Time Machine Running Slow and Low on Space? Exclude Older Items.
2015-03-30 Hard Drives: Odds of Failure with Time, When to Upgrade/Replace
2015-03-26 Hard Drives: Staying the Course with Higher Performance and up to 8TB Capacity
2015-03-25 Which Mac to Get? How to Backup? Planning for Growth.
2015-02-27 Which Mac to Get? How to Backup? Planning for Growth.
2015-02-22 An Example of When More CPU Cores Mean Responsive vs Sluggish
2015-02-17 My Mac Consulting Can Save You Money and Protect Your Data
2015-01-17 What’s the Most Important Aspect of Your Mac?
2015-01-09 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore
2014-11-11 Configuring and Backing Up High Capacity Multi-Drive Storage
2014-08-05 OWC Offers Thunderbay in RAID-5 Edition
2014-07-30 Just Did a Big Drive Reconfig: How Did I Verify Data Integrity?
2014-06-11 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore
2014-06-03 Awesome: SoftRAID with RAID-5 rebuild
2014-05-17 Safely Recording and Storing Video Footage: a Few Pointers
2014-03-14 2013 Mac Pro: Which one to Choose, How to Store Image Files, Backup, etc
2014-03-08 Housing Data Safely: Dual OWC Thunderbay 4-Bay Units for Performance, Capacity, Redundancy, Backup
2014-02-05 “You Saved My Bacon” (Always keep 3 backups)
2014-01-20 2013 Mac Pro: Workflow, Backup Advice
2014-01-11 Partition an SSD / Flash Drive or Not?
2014-01-05 How to Clone a Volume, and Cloning as a Backup Strategy
2014-01-05 Dangerous (to your data) Misconceptions About Backup
2014-01-04 Why Use RAID? Is RAID for Backup? What is Fault Tolerance
2014-01-01 How Fast is the Internal PCIe SSD in the MacBook Pro Retina 'Crystal Well'?
2013-12-17 Gift Ideas for the Computer User
2013-10-07 Are Your Backup Drives Still Functional? Are Your Files Subtly Damaged?
2013-09-17 ioSafe N2: A Cornucopia of Functionality
2013-09-16 ioSafe N2 Fireproof and Waterproof Dual-Drive NAS
2013-07-12 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2013-07-05 Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt: Recommended High Performance Config *with* Built-in Backup
2013-06-29 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2013-06-12 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Thoughts on a Switchover from Existing Tower
2013-06-11 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore
2013-04-14 A Robust Backup Process
2013-04-05 One Backup (only) is a Disaster Waiting to Happen
2013-03-26 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2013-02-21 Apple 'Time Machine' and Backup
2013-02-18 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2012-12-15 What’s Most Important for Your Mac?
2012-12-04 Time Machine Bug — Is Your Data Being Backed Up?
2012-11-04 MacMini — Turnkey Upgrade with 16GB and Fast 6G SSD
2012-11-03 MacMini — Hard Drive vs SSD
2012-10-23 Analysis of the Oct 2012 MacMini
2012-10-08 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2012-09-05 A Fast and Silent Internal 960GB Clone Volume in my Mac Pro: OWC’s Mercury Electra Max SSD
2012-08-07 Apple’s Time Machine Can Silently Exclude Key Volumes from Backup
2012-08-07 A Fast and Silent Internal 960GB Clone Volume in my Mac Pro
2012-07-11 An Internal 960GB Clone Backup Volume
2012-06-21 OWC Specs Drive Mechanisms in its Externals
2012-06-12 MacBook Pro Retina vs MacBook Pro 17" (or 13" or 15")
2012-03-19 It’s About Time for a New Mac Pro
2012-02-16 Hitachi Coolspin 4TB Hard Drive
2011-12-23 An SSD-based MPG Pro Workstation Design with Fault-tolerant Time Machine Backup
2011-12-20 Stocking Stuffers and Gifts
2011-10-09 Backup and Backup Drives for Photographers
2011-10-05 My Mac Consulting Can Save You Money and Protect Your Data
2011-08-13 My Killer-fast Mac Pro System Based on Solid State Drives (SSD)
2011-08-09 Apple Lion Recovery Disk Assistant — But There is a BETTER WAY
2011-08-08 My Consulting Services Might Save You Time and Money and Also Get You the Right System for Your Needs
2011-06-07 The All-SSD Mac Pro
2011-04-01 Disable Spotlight for Faster Backups
2011-03-28 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2011-03-15 Backing Up Your Mac: Keep It Safe, and No, Time Machine is NOT Enough
2011-03-13 Making a RAID-1 Mirror with SoftRAID 4
2011-01-05 SPECIAL DEAL on a 2009 Mac Pro 2.93GHz as an MPG Pro Workstation
2011-01-04 Why Is My Backup Taking so #$*#$#*$* Long?
2010-12-29 Two Compact and Portable Choices for Mirrored or Striped External Storage
2010-09-29 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups — User Comment
2010-09-21 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups
2010-07-28 Pricing and Valuing the iMac Against the Mac Pro
2010-07-17 Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.3 Cautionary Advice When Cloning to a Larger Volume
2010-07-08 NewerTech StoraDrive™ for Bare Hard Drive Storage
2010-06-25 Converting to a Larger Time Machine volume, and a Faster One Too!
2010-06-15 Cost Effective Reliable Backup and Storage
2010-05-25 Using Apple Time Machine for Backup
2010-03-31 OWC and DIGLLOYD offer ultra-high-performance MPG Pro Workstations