Benchmarking/Performance

Using APFS On HDDs … And Why You Might Not Want To

After 16 months of using and testing APFS—Apple’s new file system—I’ve come to the conclusion that you probably don’t want to use it on HDDs (disks with rotating platters). Why? Well, to understand why APFS and HDDs are not well suited, I first need to explain one of the key features of APFS: “copy on…
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OWC iMac Turnkey Upgrades Put End...
Last Month we showed you Forbes writer Anthony Karcz’s series of articles titled “This Old iMac”. In a recent installment, Karcz sent his 2011 iMac to OWC via its...

iPhone 6s Plus/iPhone 6 Plus Benchmark Comparison A Quick First Look at the...
Just a year ago when the iPhone 6 Plus appeared, I thought there was no possible way that Apple could improve on it. Sure enough, as the year went...

OWC Tests Show 1TB SSD in...
Last week, we showed you our test results for the new faster PCIe-based flash storage in Apple’s 2015 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display. Today, we got our hands...

OWC Tests Speed of SSD in...
In addition to getting the new Force Touch trackpad, the new 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display also received faster PCIe-based flash storage, which Apple says is up to...

OWC Tears Down, Tests New 2015...
Yesterday we unboxed, tore down and tested the new 2015 MacBook Airs that were announced at Apple’s Spring Forward event. Today we have given the same treatment to the...