Mike Boreham

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Joined on May 12, 2002

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  • Thanks Tom. What you say about length differences seems consistent with the quote I posted from the Toms'Guide article earlier. My impression is that an active 2m TB3 would cost more than a ...
  • Thanks very much Marshall. That completely explains it. I have been wrongly believing that the M1 MacBook Air was TB4 but you are correct it is not. The Tech Specs show this: "Charging and Expansion ...
  • Thanks Marshall. Not sure if you are replying to me or Philip. My only puzzle is why a TB4 hub connected by a TB4 cable is reported to be using USB4 mode... why not TB4 mode. I don't see that what ...
  • I don't think that is correct. This article gives the clearest statement on backwards compatibility of TB4 that I could find: "Technically, Thunderbolt 4 is backwards compatible with older USB ...
  • Agreed. I am a big fan of the Take Control series but hadn't bought this one because I thought I had sufficient knowledge and didn't feel confused on the subject. But I just bought it as I was ...
  • Thanks. Yes, as you say, I am sure the OWC hub runs in TB mode even though reported as USB4. The reason I am sure is that I have two Thunderbolt-only NVMe/SSD enclosures which will not connect to a ...
  • Thanks for that detailed reply. I have been following the USB/TB saga quite closely over the years, and understand the basics quite well, including the difference between connector design and ...
  • Here are a couple of links to the 24" Ultrafine, which may not help as I am in UK" https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-UltraFine-24MD4KL-23-7-inch-Thunderbolt/dp/B081HJ7D5B https://www.apple.com/shop/produ ...
  • Not saying you are wrong but I am not sure what it is! especially after reading this. Seems like the main thing might be that USB4 can be down to 20Gbps and TB4 has to be 40Gbps. Also surprised ...
  • I have used many but prefer AmorphousDiskMark for routine comparisons and checking that  things are working. If you have not done any benchmarking before be warned it is a minefield and very easy ...
  • After posting above I noticed a few reviews which say this is not a TB4 cable. This is not the case for me. As someone else mentioned above, I decided to go all TB4 recently and bought these two ...
  • For anyone who likes very short cables (as I do) I have two of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09FYXGP8C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 They seem like a quality ...
  • I am very pleased with my 24" LG Ultrafine Expensive for a 24" 4K but it is (AFAIK) the only monitor with a second TB3 port (and 3 x USB) so is effectively also a Thunderbolt hub. Handy with the ...
  • Thanks for additional info. My main point was that SSD drives with USB-A connectors can be many times faster than any HDD.
  • Not sure what you meant here. I may be misunderstanding. "USB-A" and "USB-C" refer only to the physical design of the connector, not the data transfer protocol in use. USB-A connections can be up ...
  • Unfortunately I am pretty sure Target Display Mode stopped being possible when 5k screens were introduced: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204592
  • It is one of the Utilities in the menu bar after booting to Recovery
  • Another vote for AlDente. My mostly plugged in M1 MBA was never held to 80% so after two months at 100% I got AlDente.
  • As JT26 said that issue has been fixed. The main factor is what your usage is. There are two families of hub/dock: 1. Pass through power hubs. These are essentially portable devices that do not ...
  • As discussed in previous threads I think you should say that your previous experience was with Time Machine on HFS+ and that it has been overhauled and much improved since it went all APFS. But I ...
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