OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

Frustration. That’s the term I was looking for the other day when the Helios 3S I reviewed last year would only mount its U.2 ShuttleOne or U.2 Shuttle when I restarted the Mac. I blamed Apple and its wretched Monterey system that makes my system feel like a massive block of molasses. I should have looked further and deeper, trying different things.… Read More OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a backwards compatible PCIe 4.0 expansion card for Windows PCs, Mac Pros (2019 model)m Linux workstations and PCIe expansion systems. It uses the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s.… Read More OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

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

Review: OWC Thunderbolt Hub — The One with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 ports

The OWC Thunderbolt Hub is a small aluminium Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 dock with a shiny black bottom and top. Worked into the top surface is the OWC logo in the form of a LED that glows white when the computer isn’t connected and blue when it is. It has three Thunderbolt 4 ports and one USB 4 port, all of which are backward compatible.… Read More Review: OWC Thunderbolt Hub — The One with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 ports

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