OWC Aura Pro 6G 480GB vs. Stock Apple 256GB SSD

Solid State Drive upgrade options for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display have finally come down in price enough to make them a reasonably good value.  Here’s a performance comparison between the stock Apple drive and the OWC Aura Pro 6G: According to Blackmagic, the OWC Aura Pro 6G 480GB meets the advertised specification, but […]

Quick Review: Lexar JumpDrive FireFly 32GB

The first 1GB USB drive I bought was a Lexar Jumpdrive.  This one is a bit smaller and faster.  Too bad it doesn’t have a yellow LED to mimic a real firefly, or at least a green one like the “green-eyed” clicking fireflies — actually bioluminescent click beetles — that were ubiquitous in South Texas.

NirSoft Consolidates USB Speed Test Results

For a while, I’ve posted stats and quick reviews of USB flash drives. NirSoft has shown the way with a a great addition to a freeware utility called USBDeview. The newer versions of the program include the ability to not just speed test your drive, but upload the results, along with vendor and product ID’s, […]