Hedge gets Presets

Hedge, the fast video/audio/image file offloading app, has been upgraded with Presets. Presets may not sound like a big deal, but they actually make life a lot easier, especially when you’re dealing with a lot of identically named memory cards and SSDs.… Read More Hedge gets Presets

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

CalDigit Tuff Nano, the smallest, toughest mobile NVMe SSD on the market

CalDigit released what must be the smallest mobile NVMe SSD currently available. The 74 grammes CalDigit Tuff Nano has a capacity of 512GB (soon also available in a 1TB version). The Tuff Nano is slightly bigger than two CompactFlash cards laid next to each other and slightly thicker than two of them stapled on top of each other. It comes with two cables in a sturdy plastic storage box.… Read More CalDigit Tuff Nano, the smallest, toughest mobile NVMe SSD on the market

Run DriveDx and find out how healthy your hard drive or SSD is

From the day I owned a computer, I’ve always wanted to check my disk drives’ health on a regular basis and a few decades ago that became possible thanks to S.M.A.R.T., a self-monitoring system built into all hard disks and SSDs that is supposed to enable an app like Disk Utility on a Mac to warn you when a drive is near-dead. That’s where Drive Dx comes in.… Read More Run DriveDx and find out how healthy your hard drive or SSD is

Falcon 40 solar panel charges your devices fast

Powertraveller’s Falcon 40 is a 40W foldable solar panel driven by high-efficiency monocrystalline SunPower cells. It’s meant to be used while you’re backpacking or otherwise active in the great outdoors and therefore very useful for documentary makers or video shooters who don’t stay in the direct vicinity of a grid. It’s splash-proof (IPX4) and has individually sealed off (silicon plug) output connectors – two USB (5V/3A Max) and one DC output (20V/2A).… Read More Falcon 40 solar panel charges your devices fast

Delock USB 3.0 to SATA adapter works better than Angelbird’s twice as expensive USB-C to SATA converter

The Delock SATA to USB 3.0 adapter is built around the most reliable chipset, the Asmedia one. The €24.00 Delock “Adapter USB 3.0 > SATA 6 Gb/s” is a three-part adapter. The box contains the actual SATA to USB adapter with a DC input and USB 3.0 type micro-B female connector, a corresponding USB 3.0 cable and a power adapter.… Read More Delock USB 3.0 to SATA adapter works better than Angelbird’s twice as expensive USB-C to SATA converter

OWC’s blazingly fast portable drive for pros, the Envoy Pro EX VE

OWC’s portable drive, the Envoy Pro, originally came in a USB 3 version, but with the push for ever higher throughput speeds required for 4K, HDR and 8K video shooting and streaming, the company has introduced another, new 300g lightweight Envoy Pro EX that’s been equipped with a captive Thunderbolt 3 cable. The Thunderbolt 3 Envoy Pro EX actually is a series of devices, all equipped with Thunderbolt 3, but split up in the Envoy Pro EX series and the Envoy Pro EX (VE) series, which is even faster and has bigger capacities.… Read More OWC’s blazingly fast portable drive for pros, the Envoy Pro EX VE

CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Station Review

All-in-one computers like the iMac – even the iMac Pro – rarely have enough ports to satisfy our needs. CalDigit’s small-footprint, cast-aluminium Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus is – what we usually call – a dock that adds a whopping 15 ports to any Thunderbolt 3 machine. The options go beyond the conventional, expanding connectivity as well as charge laptops.… Read More CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Station Review