It can be hard to keep up to date with the latest storage jargon, so some interesting technologies can be overlooked. When it comes to home storage, the advent of USB 3 has changed the game for external storage. Suddenly, enclosures can deliver multi-gigabit performance. Or they could, if only the storage stack could handle all this new speed! That's where a new external drive … [Read more...] about What Is A UASP Storage Enclosure?
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!
Intel has been incredibly tight-lipped about Light Peak. Although I've been hounding my contacts inside the company for months, no one has spilled the beans about anything. All I know about Light Peak I learned on the Internet, as they say. Now comes another bombshell: Apple will introduce Light Peak-equipped MacBook Pros tomorrow (February 24) with "Thunderbolt", a high-speed … [Read more...] about Will Apple Call Light Peak “Thunderbolt”?
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
We may not yet know much about Intel's new Light Peak interconnect technology, but one thing has remained constant: A goal of 10 Gb/s of throughput. Considering that Intel already produces a variety of relatively-inexpensive 10 Gb Ethernet products, it is not a stretch of the imagination that they could apply this technology to Light Peak (even without the light). Note: This … [Read more...] about Infographic: Real-World Port Throughput Relative To Thunderbolt (Formerly Light Peak)