OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD incorporates quality components, enables 4K/30p video recording

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

I tested a 480GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD with an Atomos Shogun Flame as well as with an iMac. The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G has been certified for use in Blackmagic Design equipment and has a maximum read speed of 559MB/s and write speed of 527MB/s. My own tests revealed slightly lower, although pretty impressive figures.

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Lexar media discontinued: what’s with your guarantee?

lexar stops business

Micron Technology, Lexar's parent company, announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar retail removable media storage business. The Lexar portfolio includes memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers. Micron is exploring opportunities to sell all or part of the Lexar business. The company said it will continue to …

Meet Typinator 7’s lovely assistants

If you believe in automation on the Mac, Typinator 7 may be just the app you’re looking for. Ergonis has released its latest version of Typinator and the new version is better and easier than its predecessor by a large margin. Typinator 7 comes with assistants, interactive input fields and “Publications & Subscriptions”.

Kyno, a screening tool for video

Kyno is a tool you can use on a laptop in the field, screening video files while they’re still on recording media. It allows you to create subclips and Excel shot or clip lists, convert clips into editing or delivery formats and send clips to Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.

Wiebetech Ultradock v5.5

UltraDock v.5.5 still is the best solution to hook up a bare disk drive to your Mac or PC. The UltraDock v.5.5 comes with a number of tricks that may appeal to a bigger market than the old v4 UltraDock.

Hazel helps you automate your Mac even better with version 4

Hazel 4 lets you pick any file to see what you’re doing and how the rule's conditions match that file while editing. There’s rule synchronisation that allows you to sync to a specific file for multiple folders on the same machine — or across machines even. There’s now even a monitored folder.

Crucial MX300 525GB SSD performs well, is reliable

Not all lower-cost SSDs are slow and unreliable. I managed to get hold of the newest Crucial MX300 525GB SSD and ran it through a full week of speed and endurance tests. It performed very well even as it costs about half of a comparable SanDisk Extreme Pro.