OWC Drive Speed– an app that verifies data transfer rates from iPhone to connected external storage


OWC has launched a free iPhone app called Drive Speed that was designed to enhance the iPhone’s video transfer experience. It offers efficient file exchanges and fewer dropped frames between the drive and external sources, and not just with OWC devices.

Drive Speed and Envoy Elektron

With the increased video capabilities that the latest iPhone 15 Pro offers, along with USB-C connectivity, content creators, enthusiasts, and professionals will rely more on external storage to house large files.

Drive Speed verifies video data transfer rates and storage limits of external storage attached to an iPhone. Users can check different recording variables such as format, frame rate, and duration.

You simply open the app, select your storage destination and test parameters that suit your workflow. Click start and see live results as they happen.

Once the test is completed you will know if your tools will perform. You can also save or share your results for historical tracking or shoot planning with a production team.

Here are the steps:

  • Select Format: H.264, HEVC, ProRess 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, or ProRes Proxy
  • Select Resolution: 720p/1080p/4K
  • Select Frames per Second: 24/30/60/maximum
  • Select Duration: Set a timed test from 1 minute to 1 hour
  • See how much your video your storage can store

Drive Speed also offers recommendations on how to optimize video transfers with pocket-sized storage like the OWC Envoy Elektron portable SSD, the OWC Envoy Pro mini thumb drive, and OWC cables.

You can download OWC Drive Speed for free today on the App store for iPhone.

For more information on how to optimize shooting video on your iPhone to external storage, you can visit OWC’s Rocket Yard blog.

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