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SoftRAID Comes to the M1 Macs

The latest beta release of SoftRAID 6 now supports the M1 Macs. After several weeks of investigating a kernel panic bug we were seeing in the SofftRAID driver, we reached out to Apple's kernel engineers for help. This kernel panic...

Thunderbolt on the M1 Mac mini – When 2 Actually Does Equal 4

I have read a lot of complaints about the new M1 based Macs only having two Thunderbolt ports. Having only two ports doesn't seem like enough for professional use. Both my 2019 16 inch MacBook Pro and my 2018 Mac mini have four Thunderbolt ports, and I can't imagine using a Mac with only two. But then again, maybe two is enough...

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SoftRAID, Big Sur, and the New M1 Macs

Why is SoftRAID version 6 still in beta? We have several additional features we want to add to the SoftRAID application. Rather than preventing users from upgrading to Big Sur, we decided to open the beta release of SoftRAID version 6 to everyone.

MacSysAdmin 2020: OWC & The Transition to Thunderbolt 4

Not a lot of people have heard of the MacSysAdmin conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, every fall. My first time there three years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. Here’s a conference which is so unlike the many conferences I have attended in the past. It is held in a small city in Sweden, there is only one track, it has a limited number of attendees, and all the speakers are available for all four days to answer anybody’s questions or discuss topics of interest.

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How Secure Boot and System Integrity Protection Guard Your Mac From Malware

Some users don't want to disable Secure Boot because they believe it disables all malware protection on their Mac. This belief is not correct, and Apple labeling the setting for disabling Secure Boot as "No Security" in the Startup System Security utiliy doesn't help. In this article, we tell you when and why it's okay to turn off Secure Boot.

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