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

OWC Envoy Pro FX, an extremely fast robust SSD drive

OWC Digital is on a releasing spree of small, extremely robust and very fast external bus-powered SSD drives. Not that long ago, we had the tiny Envoy Elektron which is USB 3.2 Gen 2 only, but the latest to hit the streets is the Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Envoy Pro FX.… Read More OWC Envoy Pro FX, an extremely fast robust SSD drive

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

Plugable USB 3.1 Gen.2 NVMe SSD enclosure & Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

NVMe SSDs are meant to be built-in into a computer as a high-speed hard disk replacement or in an external device that usually sells as a black box, i.e. you can’t open it, add or remove SSDs from it. That definition is quickly becoming obsolete, though, as a growing number of vendors such as Plugable and OWC are offering enclosures that allow you to quickly switch between different NVMe SSDs.… Read More Plugable USB 3.1 Gen.2 NVMe SSD enclosure & Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD