Crucial P5 Plus NVMe SSD for speed and longevity

A maximum speed for sequential reads up to 6600MB/sec in a PCIe 4.0 compatible workstation and a typical read/write speed of 3300/2700MB per second in a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4, is what Crucial’s P5 Plus NVMe SSD promises.… Read More Crucial P5 Plus NVMe SSD for speed and longevity

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

The makers of Hedge, the offloading app raised $3M!

After six years working on Hedge, the developers decided it was time to change into a higher gear and enable themselves to start checking off the things they also wanted to build for a long time but didn’t have the time for. The investment round is not meant to grow their customer base — I have the feeling they have a bigger base these days than their closest competitor based in the US — but to grow the team and the product.… Read More The makers of Hedge, the offloading app raised $3M!

Carbon Copy Cloner 6 Review

Carbon Copy Cloner has been upgraded to version 6 and it is worth every cent of the upgrade price. The upgrade turns CCC into the most secure version of the cloning, backup and basic offloading application on the Mac. It all starts with what Bombich calls their next-generation file copier that ensures faster backups, partly due to the app now leveraging the macOS FSEvents for quick updates to the destination.… Read More Carbon Copy Cloner 6 Review

Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

Photo Mechanic Plus is a new version of the application for ingesting, managing and processing image files before and after you edit them. The Plus version includes all the features of Photo Mechanic with the addition of an image database for making catalogues of every photo you’ve collected on both online and offline storage… Read More Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

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

How great an upgrade is Capture One Pro 21?

Capture One Pro 21 is a major upgrade with many improvements. New features in this version include Speed Edit, a Dehaze feature, improved importer, ProStandard camera profiles for (currently) a limited number of cameras and Leica tethering. In addition, Capture One Pro now supports HEIF images, makes it easier to adjust brushes and has more help in the form of enhanced tooltips and easy access to tutorials.… Read More How great an upgrade is Capture One Pro 21?

Fast is the word: ProGrade Digital’s newest CFexpress, SDXC, microSDXC cards, Thunderbolt 3 reader

ProGrade Digital updated its range of fast memory cards. The microSD cards were upgraded to faster speeds of up to 250MB/sec, support ProGrade Digital’s Refresh Pro software and are available in 256GB capacity. The new CFexpress Type-B Cobalt class memory cards leverage PCIe, Gen 3 interconnects with NVMe host controller interfaces for use in future mirrorless, dSLR and high-definition video cameras. It offers read speeds of up to 1600MB/sec.… Read More Fast is the word: ProGrade Digital’s newest CFexpress, SDXC, microSDXC cards, Thunderbolt 3 reader