All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Get up to 16x more storage and 2x the speeds of the original drive
Handpicked deals...
$1299 $999
SAVE $300

$3899 $3499
SAVE $400

$1498 $1098
SAVE $400

$2299 $1599
SAVE $700

$1598 $998
SAVE $600

$5500 $5000
SAVE $500

$2600 $2100
SAVE $500

$2798 $2498
SAVE $300

$1299 $950
SAVE $349

$1999 $1399
SAVE $600

$1299 $1124
SAVE $175

$2299 $1799
SAVE $500

$1299 $999
SAVE $300

$3397 $2697
SAVE $700

$3297 $2797
SAVE $500

$1999 $1199
SAVE $800

$3399 $2199
SAVE $1200

$400 $300
SAVE $100

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

About a month ago, I wrote about installing the OWC Mercury Electra 960GB in my Mac Pro as a clone drive backup (MasterClone) of my key data value Master.

That decision has proven to be quite satisfactory— silent fast operation, with an assured backup, every day. I can sort of forget about the whole thing on a daily basis; though I still make regular external backups, the daily protection that is always there protecting against a short-term snafu— good stuff.

While any drive will do for a clone in theory, I love the speedy and silent operation of the 960GB OWC Mercury Electra Max — cloning (which I schedule, details below) takes very little time, so it’s just always there, unobtrusively.

One could use Time Machine (and I do), but it does not provide rapid recovery of an entire volume. When I have a failure (“if” is not realistic!), a clone provides instant and full access to everything that was on the volume that was cloned, whereas Time Machine might take hours to restore, a headache working under time pressure.

Main working drive Master and its backup clone MasterClone

Manual clone

Just choose Source (from) of your volume to be cloned, and choose the appropriate Destination for the clone.

Cloning from Master to MasterClone

Scheduled clone

Click the Schedule this task... button seen above to schedule the task at the desired interval .

A scheduled clone from Master to MasterClone


Deals Updated Daily at B&H Photo
View all handpicked deals...

Dracast LED500 Plus Series Daylight LED Light
$600 $600
SAVE $0

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__