Sir Apfelot Blog

11 February 2020
A Seagate 4 TB HDD is my Time Machine Volume

The right hard drive for the Time Machine backup - my recommendations

Apple's in-house backup solution called "Time Machine" is a recommended macOS feature that you should definitely use. The backups are created in the background - mostly when the Mac is idle anyway - [...]
8 November 2017
The best hard drives 2017 Q3 - 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB

Statistics of the best hard drives from Backblaze Q3 / 2017

Backblaze, a provider of online backups, publishes quarterly statistics on the hard drives used. The storage facilities are getting bigger and bigger, but also more and more reliable thanks to constantly updated checks as well as replacement and maintenance. Most recently, the online backup service provider [...]
14 September 2016
Seagate 4TB hard drive directly on the MacBook Pro

Test: Does a USB 3 hub slow down an external USB 3 hard drive?

Today I found a new tool for benchmarking hard drives (AJA System Test 2.1) and did a little test with it. I was interested in whether - based on the transfer speed of the hard drive - [...]
15 August 2016
Best hard drives for RAID and NAS 2016

The best hard drives for the NAS or other RAID system

If you want to set up a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) in your computer or a NAS (Network Attached Storage) as an external unit, you need reliable hard drives. But where to look when you have the best hard drives [...]
4 January 2014
Seagate Thunderbolt Goflex adapter

External Thunderbolt SSD hard drive enclosure assembled by yourself

There is hardly any external hard drive enclosure on the market that is equipped with a Thunderbolt connector and would run with a 2,5 inch SSD. If you don't want to use a ready-made external 2,5-inch SSD solution and [...]