As video capabilities of the iPhone continue to evolve (especially with USB-C connectivity), content creators can now take advantage of external storage to capture and post large files. OWC, as a leading provider of such storage and connective accessories, has created a free iPhone app called Drive Speed, which is designed to test data transfer rates from the iPhone to connected external storage for efficient file exchanges and fewer dropped frames in between the drive and external sources (not just OWC devices). Drive Speed measures and optimizes video transfers between the iPhone and external drives to ensure they capture every frame.
With the release of the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple changed the game for shooting video on the iPhone, enabling users to expand storage beyond the iPhone to connected external drives. However, reaching out of Apple’s walled garden for the iPhone means that external storage must be up to the task. Drive Speed verifies video data transfer rates and storage limits of external storage attached to an iPhone so users can check different recording variables such as format, frame rate, and duration. Download OWC Drive Speed for free today on the App store® for iPhone. And for more information on how to optimize shooting video on your iPhone to external storage, visit OWC’s Rocket Yard blog.