Last week, at WWDC, Apple introduced many of the features found in their next operating system, OS X “Lion”. At that time, I posted an article about the storage features found in this new release, including integrated revision control, a major update to the FileVault encryption package, and additional enterprise storage protocol support. But, like Snow Leopard, Lion still lacks … [Read more...] about Three Key Storage Features Missing in Mac OS X “Lion”
Mac storage specialist, CalDigit, recently introduced a new combination storage card for Mac Pro users. The CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 combines two eSATA ports and two USB 3.0 ports on a single PCI Express card. This makes it a veritable Swiss Army knife of storage connectivity, but only if you own a Mac Pro desktop! A Tale of Two USB 3.0 Cards There are currently two companies … [Read more...] about CalDigit Brings Both eSATA and USB 3 to the Mac Pro
I am so relieved finally to be able to talk about my experience using USB 3.0 on a Mac. It's a wonderful, seamless experience that is so well-integrated you might not notice it except for the performance. At over 200 MB/s, though, it blows FireWire out of the water and is even faster than nearly any device you're likely to throw at it. CalDigit USB 3.0 PCI Express Card … [Read more...] about USB 3.0 For Mac Is Here!
Iomega recently shipped me a USB 3.0 SSD for review. I previewed this unit in December, concluding the ultra-capacity, ultra-performance portable device was a new category rather than a giant thumb drive or overpriced alternative to portable hard disks. Now that I've got some hands-on time with the drive I can enthusiastically affirm that my impression was correct. Warning: … [Read more...] about Iomega USB 3.0 SSD: Hands-On Review
Apple is a funny company, happy to go their own way even as the rest of the industry piles on to the latest trend. Such is the case with storage, with Apple ditching floppy drives, optical drives, and even hard disks. On the expansion side, Apple was an early and aggressive proponent of USB but stubbornly ignored eSATA. Now that PC makers are turning to USB 3.0, many are … [Read more...] about Will OS X 10.7 “Lion” Bring USB 3.0 To The Mac?