How ready are M1 Macs now for general use? There are still problems with docks, external boot disks, and using one external boot disk with multiple Macs.
Big Sur 11.3 progresses support of external bootable disks by M1 Macs, but can still appear flawed and […]
How to measure read speed on storage using 1600 files totalling over 320 GB, enabling comparison between internal and external SSDs.
Fast compact external SSDs are prone to thermal throttling. This is demonstrated during tests writing 96 files, when transfer rates fell from 2 GB/s to around 700 MB/s.
Although little more expensive than good Thunderbolt 3 cables, what are the differences in Thunderbolt 4? When do you need a new TB4 cable?
If you’ve been unable to create a bootable external disk to use with your M1 Mac, this explains what you need and its limitations and quirks.
A few users are reporting that, following upgrading their Mac to Catalina 10.15.4, one or more of its […]
Why is Apple soldering in the SSDs of so many new Macs? What problems does it produce, and should you avoid them?
Suggestions which may stop your Mac from panicking or having other problems when a second or external display is connected to a USB-C/Thunderbolt port. And an intro to caffeinate.
Even with 4 ports on my Mac, I’m running out. What about putting a couple of my 1 TB SSDs into a single enclosure? Here’s a cost-effective answer.