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Topic: SSD

How to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

07/15/2019, 11:07 am

Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else -- including us -- will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do.

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Apple's Mac refresh includes universal drop in SSD upgrade prices

07/09/2019, 11:07 am

Beyond updating the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple on Tuesday also reduced the cost of SSD upgrades for all Macs, in some cases by as much as half.

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OWC releases USB-C version of Envoy Pro EX external SSD

06/25/2019, 07:06 am

OWC is launching a new version of its bus-powered Envoy Pro EX portable SSD with fast speeds over USB-C.

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Review: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be unlocked by Face ID

06/17/2019, 02:06 pm

The SecureData SecureDrive BT portable SSD offers encrypted storage of data within a slimline device, secured via a companion app for iPhone that can unlock the drive using Face ID or Touch ID instead of entering a passcode, or for enterprise users there are extra options to enhance the security by location and even time of day.

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ICYMI: New Samsung T5 SSD, new Qi wireless chargers & more

05/26/2019, 10:05 am

We see a lot of Mac and iPhone-compatible gear announcements over any given month, but some just don't make the daily cut. This week saw the release of an updated Samsung T5 USB-C SSD, the Peak Design Travel Tripod, the Spansive Source wireless multi-charger, and the Zens dual wireless charger.

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Transcend ships Mac-ready ESD350C portable SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds

05/20/2019, 08:05 am

Memory specialist Transcend has launched the ESD350C, a Mac-compatible portable SSD with USB-C, most significantly able to operate at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.

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OWC launches Aura N internal upgrade SSDs for Macs

05/14/2019, 04:05 pm

Storage and peripheral maker OWC on Tuesday introduced a new Aura N line of internal SSDs, meant specifically for upgrading compatible Macs.

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Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro

04/19/2019, 12:04 pm

There are endless options when it comes to external storage, but getting the right one for you can be a tough task. If you're looking for a quick, on-the-go SSD, the G-Technology Mobile Pro SSD may be perfectly suited.

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OWC ships Aura Pro X2 SSDs for upgrading select Macs

04/16/2019, 10:04 am

OWC on Tuesday launched several Aura Pro X2 SSD drives and upgrade kits, meant to enhance speed and capacity on a select range of older Macs.

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How to live with a Mac mini or MacBook Air with a small internal drive

04/12/2019, 03:04 pm

Today's SSD drives are so fast that they speed up your entire Mac -- but unless you spend a lot of money, they're also very small. You can manage on 128GB of space instead, but it takes discipline and apps to pull it off.

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Review: iStorage DiskAshur 2 SSD provides enhanced security with PIN-protected encryption

04/10/2019, 09:04 am

The DiskAshur 2 external SSD boasts high levels of protection with hardware encryption and a keypad to gain entry, but even with the enhanced level of security, the drive is easy to use and offers more than enough performance for the majority of its potential users.

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Lexar launches Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds

04/03/2019, 03:04 pm

Storage maker Lexar on Wednesday announced the Mac-compatible Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD, its signature feature being a USB-C port with with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.

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Review: LaCie Mobile SSD is designed with Mac users in mind

02/25/2019, 12:02 pm

The new LaCie Mobile SSD was designed with Mac users in mind, sporting a stylish diamond-cut enclosure, color-matched anodized aluminum, and a fast internal drive.

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Transcend rolls out new USB-C-equipped portable SSDs with Gen 2 speeds

02/21/2019, 08:02 am

Transcend on Thursday launched a trio of Mac-compatible portable SSDs with USB-C, supporting Gen 2 and UASP for speeds up to 520 megabytes per second.

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Hands on: Plugable USB-C NVMe drive enclosure brings cost-effective speed to external storage

02/13/2019, 09:02 am

Announced on Wednesday, Plugable's new NVMe SSD enclosure is tool-free, and utilizes the full speed of USB 3.1 type C generation 2.

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Review: Thunderbolt 3 Akitio Node Lite & Intel Optane 905P SSD delivers sustained blistering speed

02/01/2019, 02:02 pm

There isn't much in the way of storage that can touch the maximum speed that Thunderbolt 3 can deliver and keep pushing the data at that speed, but the Akitio Node Lite with Intel Optane SSD and Thunderbolt 3 comes very close -- without thermal slowdown.

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Hands on with LaCie's new USB-C mobile drives designed with the Mac in mind

01/09/2019, 10:01 am

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Seagate's boutique brand LaCie has introduced several new mobile drives, all connecting over USB-C, and all designed with Mac in mind.

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Akitio releases red Node Lite Thunderbolt 3 drive with fast Intel Optane SSD

09/10/2018, 12:09 pm

Akitio has announced the immediate availability of their latest Thunderbolt 3 device, the bright red Node Lite that comes equipped with a 960GB Intel Optane NVMe SSD with speeds up to 2600 MB/s.

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Samsung's Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD X5 boasts high read and write speeds

08/28/2018, 10:08 am

Samsung has launched the Portable SSD X5, the first NVMe-based external drive of its type from the company, with the compact storage device boasting high transfer speeds thanks to its Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and fast memory.

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Review: Fantom Drives G-Force 3.1 USB-C SSD great for on-the-go video editing

08/24/2018, 03:08 pm

Fantom Drives has long been purveyors of external drives, almost always encased in a durable metal body. Their new 1TB G-Force 3.1 drive carries on that tradition with the addition of USB-C.

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