Category Archives: Hardware

Monitor Evolution

A bedrock requirement in a discriminating digital workflow is a monitor (or monitors) that exhibit accurate, consistent color. Unless one starts with a known set of parameters (white point, gamma, and intensity), all subsequent adjustments to image files are more … Continue reading

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Lexar Resurrected

A few days ago the Lexar trademark and branding rights were acquired by Chinese company Longsys.  Time will tell how the transition works out for this long-respected line of memory cards and storage products.

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Industry Changes

Some sorting out is going on. In late June, Micron Technology–parent company of Lexar, long-time maker of high quality memory cards and flash drives–announced that they would be discontinuing the Lexar brand and its entire removable storage retail business.  If … Continue reading

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Binoculars

One of the indispensable non-photographic tools for outdoorsmen is a good set of binoculars.  Determining what defines a “good set” is as much a compromise as any other tool choice.  Narrowing the purpose, then deciding which factors are most important … Continue reading

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New Option for Fast External Storage

Most photographers would like to spend more time shooting and less time editing and developing image files on a computer.  One way to speed up the process is to select equipment that accelerates those tasks.  There are plenty of resources … Continue reading

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Raising the Storage Bar, Again!

Samsung, without a doubt, is at the very leading edge of solid state storage, and their latest M.2 offerings continue the trend.  The head of the pack is the NVMe SSD 960 PRO, in capacities of 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB, … Continue reading

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SSD Upgrade

Most have known for a long time that solid state drives can save time and improve efficiency in a digital workflow, and the cost per megabyte has come way down from just a short while ago.  Now, a new storage … Continue reading

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Another Step Forward in Storage

Technology marches on.  As solid state storage gains more momentum, Samsung continues their industry lead announcing an NVMe 1TB SM961 M.2 model with 3200 MB/s / 1800 MB/s read/write performance at a price lower than current models with less performance … Continue reading

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Bridging Change

Each time technology takes a big step forward it presents opportunities for some and hurdles for others.  Creating a bridge from older tools to newer tools really helps smooth the transition. One of the beauties of USB for a long … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Reliability

Backblaze is out with another report on the reliability of hard drive brands used in their datacenter.  Information of this nature should be considered carefully and not overgeneralized.  However, speed is a factor in choosing storage media for critical files, … Continue reading

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