Benchmarking Performance of Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID from Promise Technology Inc

In a previous video, shared on YouTube, I showed how to set up the Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID from Promise Technology Inc. For those of you who are unaware, this is a fantastic new high-performance disk array for Apple computers – specifically iMacs and MacBooks with Thunderbolt technology.

I have now had the chance to benchmark its performance and have put a video here on YouTube summarising the results.

A written report is available for download as an Adobe Reader PDF file here.

Preventing dashes, or hyphens, in Photoshop Save for Web

You know the way it works… you name your photo “2012 Mum and me at the seaside” and save it as a JPEG to Email to someone, and then, all of a sudden (and extremely annoyingly) Photoshop decides to call it “2012-Mum-and-me-at-the-seaside.jpg“.

Well, here is how to suppress those pesky dashes, or hyphens once and for all.

1. Open a photo, any photo in Photoshop

2. Click “File-> Save for Web & Devices” and now click on the tiny menu at the top right corner and then click “Edit Output Settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Now select “Saving Files” and then remove the tick/checkmark next to “Unix” Filename Compatibility.

4. Done! No more pesky dashes for you!

Setting Up The Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID

I have recently taken delivery of a Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID from Promise Technology Inc. This is a fantastic new technology which gives speeds in excess of 500 MBytes/s and outperforms many Solid State Drives (SSDs). It is a great enabling technology for editing and storing high-resolution photos created by modern, top-end SLR cameras such as the Nikon D800.

In order to share my experiences, I have a made a short video here which shows how you can set it up. Another video will follow when I have tested its performance and benchmarked it – the test results are staggering! I just haven’t made a video yet – stay tuned!