Tag Archives: Macintosh

PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD Review

One of the main aspects of the SSD world that stands fast is size; size is everything.  Not only have we gone from capacity at 64GB in 2007 to several TB today, but also, the ability to reduce footprint size while increasing capacity (and performance) is key.  Now… throw in value and the PNY Elite 480GB Portable SSD is going …

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Transcend Announces StoreJet For Mac SJM500 Portable SSD With Thunderbolt And USB 3.0 Connections

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading producer of multimedia and storage devices, is announcing the launch of the StoreJet for Mac SJM500 portable SSD that features both a Thunderbolt connection and a USB 3.0 connection. The SJM500 is natively formatted in HFS+ and provides full support for Apple’s Time Machine backup software, giving users “plug and play” backup capabilities. Advanced Thunderbolt …

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IronKey Workspace W700 Secure Flash Drive Review

The International Data Corporation reported that there are over 1 billion workers in the mobile workforce today. With the increased use of mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops, the fact is that the mobile workforce continues to grow. Both companies and employees are finding that most of their work can be done away from the office and many …

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OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID5 Edition Review – Speed, Capacity and Data Security

Capacity, performance and value are three things always being examined by the media professional to increase efficiency and productivity.  Similarly, a large chunk of media production and editing still favors the Mac.  Our report today examines the newest release of the OWC ThunderBolt 4 external storage device, a device that connects to the newest Mac Pro via single or dual …

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OWC Shows Off 2013 Mac PCIe Custom LSI SandForce Driven SSD Upgrade Capable of 1.8GB/s – CES 2014 Update

While speaking with OWC CEO Larry O’Connor at the OWC booth this morning, he pulled a little something from his pocket that truly spiked my interest.  It was an upgrade to my present 2013 MacBook Air and, better yet, it contained the LSI SandForce SF3700 flash processor capable of 1.8GB/s read and write performance. This SSD is actually the first …

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ioSwitch Raijin M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD Review – Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Revealed With Boot Features

The advent of M.2 SSDs holds the promise of eliminating the SATA bottleneck and, while it may not seem that big of a deal for the typical consumer, improved performance to a media professional is pure gold.  Faster transfer speeds translate into quicker job completion which realizes increased business and higher revenue.  Although we have had M.2 SSDs in hand …

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Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD Review

Perhaps the two most notable recent trends in SSDs have been the inevitable introduction of M.2 SSDs and the unexpected announcements of ‘driverless’ PCIe SSDs, that require no more than inserting the device into an available PCIe slot and rebooting the PC system. Very close and long-standing industry relations placed us in a position to provide exclusive analysis and report …

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