OWC U2 ShuttleOne review

OWC’s Mercury Helios 3S, the expansion solution that adds an external PCIe slot to your Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer, can be fitted out with a U.2 NVMe Interchange System, and that system can house several removable trays, one of which is the U2 ShuttleOne for exactly one NVMe SSD. You can use the U2 ShuttleOne to quickly offload footage from a U.2 capable video capture setup like the BlackMagic URSA Mini Pro 12K camera with URSA Mini Recorder, in server racks, game computers, etc, etc.… Read More OWC U2 ShuttleOne review

SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD: fast pocket-size SSD drive your car can’t crush

The G-DRIVE SSD Ultra-Rugged and Portable NVMe SSD is SanDisk Professional’s version of a fast rugged SSD for offloading photos and video. It supports transfer speeds up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write, and can be password-protected with a 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption. The drive connects to your computer with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C port at 10Gbps.… Read More SanDisk Professional G-Drive SSD: fast pocket-size SSD drive your car can’t crush

Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

External SSDs are becoming increasingly popular, faster and bigger. Crucial sent me their 2TB X8, a 110mm model. It’s not their newest, that would be the X6 which is even smaller at 70mm and available in sizes up to 4TB, but it’s the fastest with a performance that reaches 1050MB/sec. Both X models are drop proof to 2.30m on a carpeted floor, made from aluminium and formatted with ExFAT for use in any device, including Macs, iPad Pros from 2018 onwards, Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Android devices.… Read More Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

Testing the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with U.2 Shuttle

The Mercury Helios 3S is an aluminium dual-port 85W charging Thunderbolt 3 expansion box with a dedicated DisplayPort 1.4 port for an 8K display. The Mercury Helios 3S accepts one PCIe (x16) slot for half-length, full-height, single or double-width cards. You can daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices. OWC added the capability to install a U.2 Shuttle in the Helios 3S. My test unit came preconfigured with OWC Aura P12 Pro SSDs.… Read More Testing the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with U.2 Shuttle

Review of OWC’s Envoy Express NVMe module enclosure

The OWC Envoy Express enclosure is an empty NVMe enclosure with Thunderbolt 3 port and cable. Its cable isn’t integrated as with many other such enclosures, which is one huge plus. In addition, the Envoy Express comes with a clear plastic mounting plate that you attach to any Mac’s or PC’s surface with a glue-less strip. That allows you to mount and unmount the attachment plate many times without losing any of its attachment power. It’s all quite unique and attractive.… Read More Review of OWC’s Envoy Express NVMe module enclosure

Unclutter, the new app that keeps your Mac Desktop clean as a whistle

If you’re like most busy people, you will one day find that it takes too much of your time to move files to folders that you still need to create and drag those folders to the Documents or one of those other Apple pre-made folders. Worse still, the folders you created are buried and often you may forget where you put your actual files. Instead, it’s much quicker to save or drag files to your Desktop. The result is no longer a Desktop but a chaos of files, URLs, disks, folders and what have you.… Read More Unclutter, the new app that keeps your Mac Desktop clean as a whistle