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 I can confirm that Time Machine will easily backup multiple volumes at the same time. If you go into the backup, it will show the state of the computer, including all backed-up drives. FYI, you can also select folders to exclude from the backup if you are concerned about space. For example, I don't back up my iTunes videos since they are big, change frequently, and are completely replaceable.
 The basic periscope arrangement is interesting and unusual, but isn't really new. Patents are not well-understood and rarely reported accurately. The claims are the important part. What does seem to be the "invention" here is the use of a moveable mirror to accomplish the image stabilization. Every other system I have seen has either moved lens elements or the sensor. This would seem to work well with the periscope arrangement as mirror are normally not part of the image...
 While I do agree that mainstream 4K content delivery seems to be some time away, this does not mean there isn't a need. First, there is a chicken-and-egg scenario. In order for content to exist, it must be created. Video producers need to start working in 4K. If not now, within the next few years. 4K capability should be a requirement for most new systems purchased by video professionals. Second, the problem with mainstream 4K video is of distribution - there is no...
 Welp, I just saw notification for "Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06", which adds the Sony A77ii. (Installed but not tested.) So I guess Apple is actually respectably fast after all! May be somewhat moot, as when I mentioned it to my wife, she said that she's really liking Lightroom, and thinks it's worth paying for. I haven't personally done any real editing, and have not done technical format/software comparisons myself. My understanding is that they are...
 Yup. That Aperture update was posted in 2011. The A77ii (aka A77M2) is pretty much an all-new camera that replaced the A77. It just came out about a month ago. The RAW format is not the same.Heh, I just checked Wikipedia for a release date, and the Sony Alpha article doesn't mention it at all, calling the A77 the "current flagship APS-C camera". LOL
My wife is a photographer/blogger who depends on me for a lot of the "tech support" aspects. She has been using Aperture with our old Sony A100 DSLR, with Pixelmator when she needs a little more editing capability. (I'd like to do more photography myself, but have next to no time.) She just upgraded to a Sony A77ii (so far, fantastic), but there was nearly a showstopper. Aperture does not support the RAW image format from this camera! As development is stopping, it...
I have not seen any official statements regarding this question, or any attempted 3rd-party tests, so I can't really say. As the SSD card is mounted to a socket that is unique to one of the GPU cards, the SSD would not be usable with that card removed. Assuming the machine can function with only one GPU, you may also need a bootable external drive in that case. However, I am also wondering if this is a realistic concern. While some MacBook Pros have had GPU issues, they...
I have not seen such a product or the parts to roll your own yet. However, I do believe there is adequate demand for the capabilities, especially when the new Mac Pro becomes available. One things you say is that you don't want a motherboard; but I think that is actually the way to go. I'm imagining the following part: - Thunderbolt Expansion Board that takes the form factor of an ATX motherboard; fits in any standard ATX PC chassis with power supply. - rear port area...
  I hate hard drives for use in primary storage, too. However, they definitely have their places, and backup storage is one of them.   Im curious - what do you think the specific benefit of an SSD as a backup drive would be? Latency and throughput are pretty much non-issues, especially when you consider that in such applications the processor is the choke point. Power consumption is reduced, but this is not a portable, battery-operated device. The big issue is cost. A 2TB...
 I had been using the Time Capsule as a backup for our old Macbook; it was bought soon after the computer in 2008. A major motivator for switching was rage at horrible photo organization options on Windows; another was needing a good backup system for those photos. The Time capsule has proven itself several times since then, and I agree it is an excellent choice for a laptop backup.However, we now also have a Mac Mini, which has become the primary computer and is backed up...
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