John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo writes for B&H’s computer team but is also a freelance photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. While he has embraced digital technology, he still enjoys shooting with film and developing black-and-white emulsions at home. He maintains a photoblog at willscarlett.aminus3.com and has also fostered some unique animals over the years, including baby raccoons.

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BarraCuda, FireCuda, IronWolf, SkyHawk, and Exos. While at first glance these may appear to be mythical creatures of legend from some Lord of the Rings fan fiction, Seagate has used these terms to represent different types of its hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you're in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply...
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Capture more raw 4K and Full HD video, as well as raw still images and bursts, with the Lexar 512GB Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card. Designed to leverage the capabilities of next-generation cameras, this card utilizes the PCIe 3.0 and NVMe protocols...
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Optimized for raw recording and 100% tested for compatibility with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, Angelbird’s Match Pack memory cards are available in configurations of dual 64GB or...
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Thunderbolt™ 2 may not be the new kid on the block, but it certainly isn’t going anywhere, as it provides bi-directional transfer speeds of up to 20 Gb/s, which is more than enough bandwidth to handle 4K and 6K workflows. In creating their G-SPEED Shuttle XL Thunderbolt™ 2 RAID Array...
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In crafting its Mac mini (Early 2020), Apple chose to focus on the ever-expanding storage needs of its users. While the Mac mini may be on the smaller side in terms of its physical size, that in no way means that its user base has equally tiny storage needs, and thanks to PCIe M.2...
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Blue, Black, Red, Purple, Gold, and Green. To most, those words are simply representative of colors on the spectrum, but in the tech world, these colors are used by WD to represent different types of its internal hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you’re in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply expanding/upgrading...
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Made in both 2.5" and 3.5" form factors, WD Red NAS HDDs are already well known among those who need an über-reliable drive for 1-8 bay NAS environments. However, if there has been one downside to WD Red drives, it is that their 5400 rpm cannot drive data transfer speeds to match their impressive reliability specs. That is, until now, since WD has taken the durability of Red and placed it within...
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No matter how you look at it, data grows and expands at an exponential rate. To help us better handle all of this binary information, Seagate has updated its IronWolf and Exos X14 lineups with some additional options. Designed for use in 1-8 bay NAS environments, Seagate’s IronWolf drives are a staple for those who need one that can endure 24/7 usage. With the advent of its...
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I hate backing up. I do it, but I hate it. If you’re not running backups, you’re courting heartache. My cautionary tale: A few years ago, my brother and I were editing our first indie feature. Our data got corrupted. Nothing was backed up. We lost three months of post-production—the entire film. Starting from scratch nearly killed us. Don’t let it happen to you. Data loss is more than an...
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Network attached storage (NAS) arrays can now journey beyond the final frontier, thanks to Seagate’s IronWolf 110 SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD. Designed specifically for small and medium businesses that require an enterprise NAS for 24/7 and multi-user operations, Seagate’s IronWolf...
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Built to help cut down on rendering times so that creative professionals who handle demanding projects like 3D modeling may streamline their workflow, the Acer 17.3" ConceptD 9 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™ i9-9980 HK Eight-Core processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM...
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Built with compatibility for 3rd-Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, MSI’s TRX40 PRO WIFI TRX4 Motherboard has been designed with an extended heatsink that provides improved thermal conductivity and allows your components to remain cool, even when they are performing tasks that require...
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Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro (Late 2019) defines what a modular workstation is. With a chassis that is based on flexibility and utility, Apple has done away with the cylindrical form factor of the 2013 Mac Pro and brought back the tower design that was used from 2006-2012. However, while the Mac Pro tower has returned, this new...
Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro: The Ultimate Photo Workstation and Digital Darkroom
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In developing the Mac Pro (Late 2019), Apple has unveiled a true digital darkroom for photographers with intensive imaging needs. Perhaps your photo workflow involves a Lightroom library that is tens of terabytes in size and spans multiple RAID arrays, or you’re working with large raw files from the cameras such as the Sony a7R IV...
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