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LaCie reveals 2big 2-bay RAID storage solution with Thunderbolt 3 technology

21 Apr

Today LaCie announced a new version of its 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution that now comes with Thunderbolt 3 technology. The 2big Dock not only offers fast transfer speeds and up to 20TB of storage, making it an interesting storage solution for professional photographers and video-shooters, but also serves as a docking station that helps simplify the workflow.

At the front, SD and CF Card readers allow for easy file transfer from your camera and a USB 3.0 hub can charge a smartphone or other mobile devices or lets you connect a shuttle drive or digital camera an an additional image transfer options. In addition, the LaCie 2big Dock can be connected to displays with up to 4K resolution via DisplayPort technology.

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports can also power a compatible laptop while simultaneously daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive. In addition a USB 3.1 port allows for compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities this summer and will be showcased at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week.

Press Release:

LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 Bridges the Port Gap and Delivers Massive Capacity to Streamline Creative Workflows

Today LaCie announced the next evolution of its popular 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution. Now with Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, the LaCie® 2big Dock delivers fast speeds and massive capacity, making it a powerhouse tool for photographers and videographers. Designed by Neil Poulton, the LaCie 2big Dock is also a sleek yet powerful docking station that provides ports for connecting other devices, a feature that many laptops have sacrificed in recent years. Through a single cable, the LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes the desktop by directly connecting to a laptop, SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and other devices. The result is a simplified, more efficient creative workflow.

Creative professionals juggle massive amounts of data and tight timelines, so capacity and speed are critical. With up to 20TB of storage—a twenty five percent increase over the previous version—the LaCie 2big Dock offers professionals enough space for large video and photo libraries including up to 650 hours of 4K 30fps footage* or 200,000 raw images**. With speeds of up to 440MB/s, users can transfer one hour of 4K footage in one minute***. It also means almost zero lag time when browsing photo libraries in Adobe® Lightroom. Working with compressed 4K or HD footage, videographers can edit quickly and smoothly in Adobe Premiere®Pro.

More than storage, the LaCie 2big Dock is a powerful docking station that helps photographers and videographers simplify their workflows. Front-facing SD and CF Card slots allow the pro to directly ingest files off memory cards from a drone, DSLR, GoPro® and other devices into Adobe Lightroom or Premiere Pro. The USB 3.0 hub charges a phone or connects a shuttle drive or digital camera to offload footage or files. Via DisplayPort, professionals can connect the LaCie 2big Dock to high-resolution 720-1080p or even 4K displays. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports can also power a compatible laptop while simultaneously daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive. Plus, the USB 3.1 port enables universal compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. Thunderbolt 2 compatibility is also possible with an adapter (sold separately).

Other key features of the new LaCie 2big Dock include:

  • Seagate® IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and RAID optimization for superior power management and reliability
  • LaCie RAID Manager that easily monitors system’s health with audible alarm and email alerts
  • Efficient cooling with aluminum enclosure and thermoregulated fan for professional reliability
  • A five-year limited warranty

The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities through LaCie Resellers this summer. It will be showcased for the first time at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. Attendees can stop by the LaCie booth (SL4527) to see the LaCie 2big Dock in action. For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

* On average, 1 hour of 4K 30fps compressed footage creates 30GB of data.
** 20TB can store approximately 200K raw photos.

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OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook

15 Nov

When Apple introduced the 2016 generation of its MacBooks the new machines were criticized for the lack of an SD-card reader and a generally reduced number of ports. OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock looks like an interesting solution for anyone who owns a new MacBook or any other computer with a limited number of ports and connectors. 

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock makes full use of Thunderbolt 3 technology and offers a 40Gb/s throughput which allows for the inclusion of 13 ports. Through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, the Dock allows you to charge mobile devices, connect multiple 4K displays, add external storage, transfer images and data from SD cards, connect to wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, plug in audio accessories and power the 2016 MacBook Pro. Here is a list of all available connections:

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    • Two USB-C ports
    • Daisy chain and power up to 5 Thunderbolt 3 devices
  • 5x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • Including two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging
  • FireWire 800
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • mini DisplayPort
  • SD Card reader
    • Easily transfer photos and video from an SD card
  • Audio combo port
    • For headphones or microphones
  • S/PDIF digital audio

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can now be pre-ordered at a number of authorized resellers and shipping is scheduled for February 2017. When preordered the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is priced at $ 279 and comes with a free 0.5 meter Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s USB-C cable. The regular retail price will be $ 300.

Press Release:

OWC INTRODUCES THUNDERBOLT 3 DOCK WITH 13 PORTS – THE MOST POWERFUL OWC CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION EVER – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY 

FEATURING THUNDERBOLT 3, USB 3.1 GEN 1, FIREWIRE 800, ETHERNET, MINI DISPLAYPORT, SD CARD READER, COMBO MIC & HEADPHONE PORT, AND DIGITAL AUDIO 

WOODSTOCK, IL – November 3, 2016 – OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today introduced the all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock – the latest in its award-winning lineup of connectivity expansion solutions.

Now available for pre-order, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers exceptional flexibility and connectivity with 13 ports, up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth, and the capability to power the new 2016 MacBook Pro, all in an elegant, industrial design. For anyone concerned with the limited port options on new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs or PCs, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the ideal solution for connecting a wide variety of existing and future devices including external hard drives, webcams, audio interfaces, Ultra HD displays, wired networks, and more.

“With our critically-acclaimed Thunderbolt 2 Dock and USB-C Dock, OWC defined a new standard in providing more connectivity at a time when new computers were shipping with fewer ports,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. “The all-new Thunderbolt 3 Dock is the best expansion solution we’ve ever made, offering the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 technology coupled with 13 ports of connectivity, perfect for getting the most out of the new 2016 MacBook Pro.” 

ALL YOUR DEVICES. INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE. ONE CABLE. 

At twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, the Thunderbolt 3 Dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s. As a result, the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers more ports than ever, including 13 ports of connectivity and the capability to charge mobile devices, connect multiple 4K displays, add external storage (including legacy devices like FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, connect audio accessories, and even power the new 2016 MacBook Pro – all through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. 

EXTREME CONNECTIVITY WITH 13 PORTS 

  • (2) Thunderbolt 3
    • Two USB-C ports
    • Daisy chain and power up to 5 Thunderbolt 3 devices
  • (5) USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • Including two high-power USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging
  • FireWire 800
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • mini DisplayPort
  • SD Card reader
    • Easily transfer photos and video from an SD card
  • Audio combo port
    • For headphones or microphones
  • S/PDIF digital audio 

PRICING & AVAILABILITY 

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is currently available for pre-order at MacSales.com and other authorized resellers. Deliveries of the dock will begin in February 2017.

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is priced at $ 279.00 during the pre-order event. Plus, it ships with a free .5 meter Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s USB-C cable–valued at $ 24.95. 

THE LEADER IN THUNDERBOLT AND USB CONNECTIVITY EXPANSION 

OWC has a history of creating full-featured connectivity solutions for Mac users around the world. In addition to the upcoming Thunderbolt 3 Dock, OWC offers the award-winning Thunderbolt 2 and USB-C Docks. The OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock provides 12 ports of connectivity all united with just a single Thunderbolt 2 cable, while the OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for computers that utilize USB-C ports. 

NEED IMMEDIATE CONNECTIVITY FOR YOUR 2016 MACBOOK PRO? 

If you need an immediate connectivity solution, the OWC USB-C Dock and OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock are currently shipping and fully compatible with the new 2016 MacBook Pro. Simply connect the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock via a Thunderbolt 3-to-Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately) or directly connect the OWC USB-C Dock to your 2016 MacBook Pro, or MacBook, and bring a new world of connectivity to your workflow.

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LaCie unveils Thunderbolt 3 desktop storage devices

01 Nov

LaCie has launched three new Thunderbolt 3 desktop storage devices, the 12big, 6big and Bolt3. All three devices are, according to LaCie, the fastest desktop storage solutions currently on the market, making them suitable for storing and editing 4K and 6K video content, among other things. The Bolt3 offers 2TB of storage, the 6big offers up to 60TB, and the 12big offers up to 120TB.

The Bolt is the smallest of the three products, offering speeds up to 2800MB/s. According to LaCie, this model can handle raw video from a Blackmagic or RED camera, and can be used to transcode up to 6K footage using Adobe Premiere Pro or something similar. It only takes about 5 minutes to transfer a terabyte of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ video from the Bolt3 to the 12big.

The LaCie 6big offers speeds up to 1400MB/s and the 12big has speeds up to 2600MB/s. These models can be used to edit uncompressed 10-bit and 12-bit HD videos or multiple streams of ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 4444XQ footage. The company also says raw photos can be accessed and edited in Lightroom without lag. A custom Pelican Storm case will be available for these two models.

The storage devices will be available this quarter starting at the following prices:

  • LaCie Bolt3: $ 1,999
  • LaCie 6big: $ 3,199
  • LaCie 12big: $ 6,399
  • Pelican Case: $ 349

Press release:

LaCie Announces World’s Fastest Desktop Storage and Complete Thunderbolt 3 Portfolio for Creative Professionals

CUPERTINO, CALIF. – Today, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), announced its Thunderbolt™ 3 portfolio of storage solutions aimed at helping video professionals excel with ultra high-resolution footage. First, the LaCie® Bolt3 combines Thunderbolt 3 speed with the latest M.2 PCIe SSDs to create the world’s fastest desktop drive. In addition, the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 and 6big Thunderbolt 3 are ready to handle massive amounts of content thanks to fast transfer speeds, RAID 5/6 security and enterprise-class drives. These storage solutions, design by Neil Poulton, are ideal companions to the all-new MacBook Pro.

For the Bolt3, LaCie harnessed the breakthrough performance potential of Thunderbolt 3 and paired it with two M.2 PCIe SSDs striped into a 2TB volume. Bolt3 delivers record speeds of up to 2800MB/s and cuts valuable time off of post-production workflows, such as ingesting RAW footage from RED® or Blackmagic® cinema cameras or transcoding 4/5/6K footage using Adobe® Premiere® Pro or DaVinci Resolve. What’s more, videographers can transfer a terabyte of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ footage from the LaCie Bolt3 to RAID storage—such as the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3—in only 5 minutes and 11 seconds*.

The LaCie Bolt3 is engineered for long term reliability—from the enclosure to the internal components—to endure intensive storage tasks. Each product is individually Computer Numerical Control machined from solid aluminum blocks for rigid durability and heat dissipation. Effective cooling helps to ensure long-term component health. The stand securely docks the product with powerful neodymium magnets—and detaches for easy transport.

With up to 120TB of massive capacity, the breakthrough performance of Thunderbolt 3 and RAID 5/6, the LaCie 12big, and the new LaCie 6big help video professionals meet the data demands of 4/5/6K cameras. Both feature Seagate enterprise-class drives with 256MB cache and 7200RPM for superb accessibility, reliability and robust performance.

“From ultra high-resolution cameras to virtual reality to drones, the new experiences that content creators can bring to life are truly exciting,” said Tim Bucher, Senior Vice President of Seagate and LaCie Branded Solutions. “Creating these experiences generates unprecedented amounts of data while requiring extreme performance, and today we’re thrilled to help our customers by offering best-in-class storage solutions that excel in even the most demanding video workflows.”

Thunderbolt 3 speeds of up to 2600MB/s for LaCie 12big and 1400MB/s for LaCie 6big slash time off nearly every post-production workflow task. Users can then edit multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 4444 XQ, as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video. What’s more, photographers can transfer RAW photos quickly and edit in Adobe Lightroom without lag. Plus, with up to 120TB of capacity, the LaCie 12big can store 100 hours of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ footage in RAID 5*.

With double the video bandwidth of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 lets a user daisy chain dual 4K displays or a single 5K display to the LaCie 12big or LaCie 6big. With two 4K displays, users can spread out their workspace by dedicating one display to the timeline and the other to previewing 4K footage, for example. It’s even possible to power a compatible laptop through the USB-C cable**. Additionally, the user can connect to USB 3.0 computers via the included USB-C to USB-A cable.

The LaCie 12big and LaCie 6big are engineered to handle demanding video workflows. Front-accessible drives offer convenient and quick drive replacement and front-facing drive status LEDs help the user keep track of drive health and RAID build status. The aluminum enclosure dissipates heat far better than plastic, while two thermoregulated fans pull heat away from internal components. Both the LaCie 12big and LaCie 6big are protected by a five-year limited warranty that covers drives, enclosure and spare parts.

LaCie has also partnered with Pelican Products to offer custom cases to safely transport the LaCie 12big or 6big to and from set. The Pelican™ Storm Case™ is an injection-molded case made of HPX® high-performance resin that is virtually unbreakable and resistant to dents and shatter. The custom, durable foam configuration houses a LaCie 12big or 6big, multiple LaCie Rugged® drives and accessories such as cords or a power supply. The cases are lightweight, airtight, watertight and backed by Pelican’s lifetime warranty***.

AVAILABILITY
The LaCie Bolt3 will come in a 2TB SSD capacity for $ 1999.00. The LaCie 6big will come in 24TB, 36TB, 48TB and 60TB capacities starting at $ 3199.00. The LaCie 12big will come in 48TB, 72TB, 96TB and 120TB capacities starting at $ 6399.00. The custom Pelican Storm cases start at $ 349.00. All LaCie Thunderbolt 3 solutions and the custom Pelican Storm cases will be available at LaCie resellers this quarter.

* Based on 764GB per hour of 4K GoPro footage (source) and 764GB per hour of 4K ProRes 4444 XQ footage (source). Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes.
** Delivers up to 15W to power compatible laptops.
*** See pelican.com/warranty for full details.

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LaCie updates Rugged Thunderbolt lineup with 1TB SSD option

09 Apr

LaCie has introduced a new Rugged Thunderbolt external drive, updating its lineup with a 1TB SSD. This is double the previous Rugged drive’s 500GB capacity, and is coupled with a rugged external housing able to withstand water exposure, shock, and dust. The inclusion of a Thunderbolt connection, meanwhile, enables fast transfer speeds compared to typical external hard drive speeds. Read more

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Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt

28 Oct

Earlier this year, storage manufacturer LaCie launched an upgraded version of its Rugged hard drive that features improved damage resistance and a built-in Thunderbolt cable. The new Rugged Thunderbolt drive is available with either a hard disk or an SSD, and also has a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Is it a good storage option for photographers who need something that can handle the bumps in the road? Read more

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Western Digital’s My Book Thunderbolt Duo, An Awesome Way to More Securely Store Your Photos

06 Oct

Western Digital's My Book Thunderbolt Duo, An Awesome Way to More Securely Store Your Photos

For the past month or so I’ve been testing out one of the 8TB Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duos and I have to say I dig it. Before trying this out, my entire storage setup was built around Drobos. I’ve got 2 Drobo 5Ds with 15TB each in them and a Drobo Mini.

I was interested to see what the performance would be like with Western Digital’s large storage solution and I have to say I’m a fan.

What I like about it:

1. It’s quiet. So quiet. My Drobos are not bad, but the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is even quieter. You don’t even know it’s on or there, except for the tiny little pinhole light that is on in the front, and of course you see it on your Mac. For some reason one of my Drobo 5Ds feels like it almost goes to sleep sometimes. When I try to access it in the finder I have to wait a few seconds and I hear it powering up a bit. This doesn’t happen with the My Book Thunderbolt Duo.

2. Thunderbolt is sooooo fast. Whoever invented Thunderbolt should get a Nobel prize for speed. I can’t believe how quickly I can copy hundreds of gigabytes of photos around.

3. The Duo is a bit cheaper than the Drobo for those who may be on more of a budget and need less storage. To get 4TB of replicated storage on a Drobo 5D I’d have to buy about 6TB worth of drives. This would cost me about $ 800. You can buy an 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo for about $ 650 or so. You can mirror the drives so that you get two copies of everything or about 4TB of replicated storage. Because the Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo doesn’t rely on a proprietary format for replication, if one drive fails, you would always have a perfect backup copy on the other. I haven’t had a problem with Drobo’s proprietary format before, but it’s something that some folks have criticized in the past.

4. Primary data is automatically backed up. I can’t use a backup strategy that requires my manual contribution. With both the Drobos and the My Book Thunderbolt Duo your primary versions of photos are more secure.

5. The Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is smaller than the Drobo 5D and much lighter.

Setting up the My Book Thunderbolt Duo was easy. It’s just plug and play. Similar to my Drobos.

I know a lot of people will probably comment on this post about how they are doing things even cheaper by building their own solution with their own replicated in home RAID servers, etc. That’s just great, but I’m not a very technical guy when it comes to computer hardware and I’d wayyyyy rather pay a little bit more and have a Thunderbolt solution that is just plug and play, without me having to do any work, or do any coding, or manually buying and installing drives into a server body and all that. Different strokes for different folks though and each person should do whatever works best for them.

There is also a 4TB and 6TB version of the My Book Thunderbolt Duo. You can learn more about them including all of the technical specs on Western Digital’s site here.

Mmmmm... 8TB of @westerndigital storage.  Looking forward to trying this puppy out!

A HUGE disclaimer on any device like the Drobo or My Book Thunderbolt Duo. These solutions may protect you against hard drive failure, but they will not protect you against fire, theft, etc. For that reason you may also want to incorporate both offsite and/or cloud storage to whatever your backup strategy may be. I see replicated hard drives really only as a first line of defense. In my own case I also purchased a large fireproof gun safe and when I’m out of the house or on a trip or something I usually lock my drives up in there. I also have off site backup storage for my images and I’m actually working on a plan this year to begin moving my offsite storage into a bank security deposit vault.

The book next to the My Book Thunderbolt Duo by the way to compare size is the excellent expanded edition version of Robert Frank’s The Americans which was reissued a few years back and is *highly* recommended. One of the best photography books ever published. It’s one I go back to and revisit over and over again.


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Western Digital announce My Passport Pro Thunderbolt Raid storage

10 Apr

Western Digital have just announced a new portable storage solution for photographers and digital content creators! The My Passport® Pro Thunderbolt Raid, the first portable, Thunderbolt™-powered dual-drive solution, comes in a 2 or 4TB  flavour and has the cable built into the drive as you can see in the photographs below.

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Here’s the official press release;

SYDNEY, Australia, – Mar. 28, 2014 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Passport® Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt™-powered dual-drive solution, providing creative professionals and enthusiasts high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution. For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver needed performance for the most demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables. My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities.

“The only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution that’s bus-powered, WD’s My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. “From photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects, people who depend on portable storage for their livelihood will find My Passport Pro defines a new level of performance, reliability and especially portability.”

“Thunderbolt™ technology makes new approaches possible for high-performance workflows,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “By combining dual storage drives on a portable, bus-powered device, the My Passport Pro from WD is a uniquely powerful storage solution with high capacity for today’s demanding users.”
Directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cable — a design unique to WD — performance of My Passport Pro clocks in at speeds up to 233 MB/s, providing super-fast transfer, edit and backup capabilities. Another key feature of the dual-drive My Passport Pro is its user-selectable RAID function, which lets users choose data striping (RAID 0) for high performance or mirroring (RAID 1) for data redundancy, depending on the user’s needs. Superior to both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0, the integrated Thunderbolt technology of My Passport Pro makes video manipulation quick and easy—with the ability to copy a 22 GB high-definition video file in half the time typically required by a USB 3.0 drive working in RAID 0 format.

Consisting of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in a sleek aluminium enclosure, My Passport Pro is thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go.

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Here’s what I think;

I’ve had the “My Passport Pro” for a few days now and this is by no means enough time to fully get used to working with a new device, but having worked with storage of all different kinds for so long, it’s enough to get a good feeling about something. Now I just want something to fulfill a certain storage need that I have, so I was very impressed when the WD team pulled out this little beast and handed it to me over a nice chicken schnitzel sandwich (yes, really). The build is solid with little rubber feet to keep it steady, and a fan that’s built in to keep the temperature within its working range. The fan doesn’t come on much – I’ve had the drive sitting running for a couple of days, and even under a lot of load it hasn’t activated – nice and quiet.

I have it configured to speedy Raid 0 for now, checking out the performance of the drive. The 2TB version is going to be more than enough for almost any shoot, even when setup in Raid 1 (mirrored) giving you just under 1TB of useable space. The real test of this device will be in a couple of months when I take it to Israel for a week long photo tour with Kinetis (and our very own dPS writer Oded Wagenstein) and will be writing about the drive and how it performs along the way!

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The My Passport® Pro has filled a gap in my workflow and has filled it nicely – time will tell in terms of drive stability and build quality, nothing beats three copies of important content, but a mirrored raid disk in the field is a great start.

You can buy one of these little beauties on Amazon:

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Thunderbolt Racing Kayak and Ice in Early Spring Paddling

31 Mar

I am reviewing my old forgotten paddling video clips and posting them to my YouTube channel. Here is one from March of 2007. First paddling that season with Thunderbolt-X kayak on Beaver Pond in Arapaho Bend Natural Area. I was just playing in a small area of free water and pushing the kayak through a soft ice.

I bought Thunderbolt designed and built by Doug Bushnell from West Side Boat Shop in December of 2006. You can find a lot of pictures of Tbolt, trip and race reports in this blog and in Fitness Paddling.

Camera: Pentax Optio W10 mounted on a front or stern deck with the single suction cup
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Evening with WSBS Thunderbolt Kayak on Beaver Pond

16 Oct


WSBS Thunderbolt kayak

September 16, 2012. 1 hour evening paddling with WSBS Thunderbolt-X kayak on the Beaver Pond in Arapaho Bend Natural Area near Fort Collins. Camera: Pentax Optio WG2

Related posts:
3 Pictures from My Paddling Pond in Fall Colors
7 Pictures from Fall Paddling in Colorado Featuring Thunderbolt Kayak


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GoPro Hero Camera and Thunderbolt Kayak

16 Oct


WSBS Thunderbolt kayak

September 18, 2012. Another evening with WSBS Thunderbolt-X kayak on the Beaver Pond in Arapaho Bend Natural Area near Fort Collins.

Thunderbolt provides for me the fastest way to go for a paddling workout – just a few seconds to load a kayak into V-racks on my car. And, in a small pond, I don’t even need to mess up with a sprayskirt.

I was playing with the GoPro Hero camera mounted on a kayak bow and set up in the interval shooting mode. This time I was using my two suction cup mount based on Sticky Pod.

Related posts:
10 Minute Double Suction Cup Camera Mount for a Kayak Deck
3 Pictures from My Paddling Pond in Fall Colors
7 Pictures from Fall Paddling in Colorado Featuring Thunderbolt Kayak


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