The LaCie d2 hard drive pairs a Thunderbolt 2 connection with a 3.5-inch hard disk that can’t come close to using all of that interface’s 20Gbps bandwidth. However, what makes this Mac storage option especially interesting is the optional 128GB SSD add-on. How does it measure up?
This Thunderbolt drive enclosure has space for two 2.5-inch disks of your choosing; install a couple of SSDs and you can build a very fast external drive. The disks can be used as independent volumes, or you can combine them into a striped RAID array.
Portability seems to be ever more important to creative pros, with powerful laptops such as the MacBook Pro with Retina display often shedding as much weight as possible. Being thin and light often means shedding a hard drive in favor of solid-state storage. If you’re working with massive files on the move, you often can’t do without space, and sacrificing performance isn’t an option. The My Passport Pro might be the answer.
Time Machine: it's always been there and you've probably always used it. But what you may not have known is that you can tweak things around on your Mac to make the ubiquitous backup app a little more powerful. Here are ten tips to help you rev up Time Machine.
Are you the sort of Spotify listener who prefers not to rely on spotty wireless connectivity to blast your jams? Good news: The music streaming service released a new iOS update this week that lets paying Premium members download an entire library for offline listening all at once. If that's not enough to kick off the summer months, read on for more cool news you might have missed as the week wraps up.
Could we see the fabled "iWatch" alongside iOS 8 and a new iPhone 6 this August? A new report out of Taiwan says yes, and given the increasing competition in the wearables market, Apple may not want to wait much longer. Of course, they came out of nowhere with the original iPhone after consumers had to suffer with years of lame smartphones, so maybe we've still got a wait ahead of us — but you won't have to wait to get all the latest news right here!
Way back in April of last year, one of our overnight recaps talked up a new Thunderbolt docking station from the folks at Sonnet -- a product that's still not shipping, but now has an even more powerful sibling.
Apple's Thunderbolt is a technically superior connection to USB 3.0, but its advantages may soon be outweighed by the price factor thanks to the arrival of USB 3.1. Announced this week, USB 3.1 offers speeds up to 10Gbps, matching Thunderbolt every step of the way, but at a cheaper cost to manufacturers. Even with the more powerful Thunderbolt 2 coming soon, the writing is already on the wall for the expensive port.