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LaCie Updates 2big Dock with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLaCie has updated their 2big dock for desktop creators. This device can hold up to 20TB in a RAID or Mirror format. Compact Flash, SD, USB-A, Dual USB-C (TB3 rated), and Display Port connections so you can dock devices for file transfer, viewing, and more. If you need to go backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2, you will have to get the Apple Adapter ($49). For content creators, this can allow you to hold over 650 hours of 4K video. You can also chain another 2big to add even more storage if needed. The Thunderbolt 3 version of 2big will be out in the next couple months. No price points have been set. For more information, head to LaCie 2big page.

Western Digital SATA Express Dual-Drive with 4TB HD and 128 GB SSD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRight before the International CES 2015, Storage Visions holds a small conference about the state of storage. While there, I talked with the folks at Western Digital (WD) to learn about a new prototype dual-drive. This drive is a standard 4 TB hard drive but also has a 128 GB SSD inside. I caught up with Fleming Doreng of Western Digital to find out more about this hard drive. About the Dual Drive Prototype by WD The drive utilizes the PCIe 2.0 x2 interface using a special cable. If you do not have the interface, you will need to get an adapter cable for power, and 2 SATA cables for the drives. The drives can work as one or be separate drives. The SSD is like short-term memory and the HD is long-term. With this system and two SATA Express drives at...

I Replace the Macbook Optical Drive with OWC Data Doubler

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn part one I showed you how I replaced the Macbook hard drive with an OWC SSD. Because of this, I now have an extra hard drive lying around. But what’s more interesting is I have a DVD drive that I don’t even use anymore in my Macbook taking up space. OWC has a solution that will give me more hard drive space in the Macbook. It’s called the OWC Data Doubler – a metal cage that forms to the specs of the DVD drive but allows me to put in my old hard drive, or another SSD. In this video, I go through the steps to take the old DVD drive out of my Early 2011 Macbook Pro and put the Data Doubler in with my old hard drive. Get the OWC Data Doubler Of course, this information is going to be...

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.

The Computers in My Life

The Computers in My Life

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was a Commodore Vic 20. We were up North at our Grandma’s house for Christmas in 1981. Our cousins had a Vic20 and we played some cool games. When we got home at the end of the week, we opened our presents and low and behold, we had a Vic 20. I swear I got up early every day of Winter break to play on this new machine. I did have to fight for use with the rest of my family, but I think I got some good time on it.