Other World Computing announced today the OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis as the solution for using half-length professional-level PCIe 2.0 adapter cards with Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and other Thunderbolt-equipped computers that do not have PCIe slots due to size and/or design limitations.
More Users Can Now Tap Into Power of PCIe and Thunderbolt
Desktop workstations used to be the only way computer users could access high-performance PCIe cards made for video capture/editing, media transcoding, audio processing, and data storage. Now, with Mercury Helios, users of portable and all-in-one computers can enjoy the functionality and productivity gains of these PCIe cards wherever their work takes them. Article Continues…
Several weeks ago when Apple released the first Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, the questions started pouring in on how quickly we’d be able to see the benefits of blazing external speeds.
Interestingly enough, no thunderbolt cables were even available until earlier this week when Apple started offering the Promise Technology Pegasus R4 & R6 RAID solutions. Now that the cables were available – we had to get our hands on a few to start answering the questions we’ve received in detail.
The first question we aimed to tackle came from Jay:
“Could I use a new 2011 Macbook Pro in Target Disk Mode over Thunderbolt? Wouldn’t it act just like an external hard drive enclosure?”
Logically, sure! Target disk mode allows one Mac with FireWire (or now with Thunderbolt) to be used as an external hard disk connected to another computer. Article Continues…