In part 2, I am going to share how I installed my Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac Pro drive into my Mid 2010 Mac Pro and how I followed the advice from Rich at Create Pro to create a clean install and appropriate backups.
We have known and we have recommended for a while now that having an SSD drive as your boot or system drives was a worthwhile upgrade. However in the Mac world the issue of the TRIM command has been an area of confusion. However one company have done away with that confusion. Angelbird are the only SSD manufacturer that produce SSD drives that support the native Apple TRIM command. In this 3 part review we are going to take a look at their SSD wrk for Mac Pro, an example of their portable drives, in this case a lovely blue SSD2go pocket drives, but first a look at what makes Angelbird drives so special especially for Mac Users.
In this video James and Create Pro's Richard Rogers get down and dirty with Flash Storage. The pair do a sample instrument loading speed test with both a conventional 7200rpm 3T rotational hard drive and a PCIe 2T Flash Storage card. The results are more surprising than you might think.
We often get asked which hard drives are the most reliable, but it is hard to give a valid answer because most of us only have a handful of drives and so our experiences, although important to us are not statistically sound. Backblaze, on the other hand, are in the person and business backup business and so they have data centre full of hard drives and they keep statistics on when a drive fails, and they have chosen to publish this data.
A while back we showed how useful the G-Technology G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt was for location recording and studio editing. Well now they have a single bay solution, the G-Dock ev Solo with USB connectivity as well as the original dual bay with Thunderbolt connectivity. In addition for the G Drives they have added a Firewire 800 adaptor for those of us still using computers that don't offer Thunderbolt.
In this article we are going to take a look at the Auto Backup feature built into Pro Tools as well as a simple first step to backing up your sessions onto another drive.
Studio Network Solutions have been in the Storage Area Network (SAN) business for many years and are one of the few Pro Tools friendly brands for anyone wanting to centralise their media storage. so it great to see that panner brand HHB Communications Ltd. has been appointed a Value Added Reseller for Studio Network Solutions (SNS) shared media storage systems.
In the tech world, things are always changing. Technology and the rules we apply to that technology are in a constant flux. There are some rules, however, that are timeless because they still make A LOT of sense! In a recent discussion with our friends at G-Tech, they reminded us of one of the most important “basics” of surviving in today’s technical jungle: The 3-2-1 backup rule.
You know when you’ve recorded or created something special. It’s precious, unique and invaluable. RSPE Audio Solutions and G-Technology have teamed up to give one lucky winner one of the most reliable and versatile storage solutions on the market, for free.
Community member Anthony Dominello offered to put together a RAID Explained article following our discussions on the podcast recently. Over to you Anthony…