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Topic: SSD

How to save money and work around Apple's aggravating iCloud limitations

02/04/2020, 03:02 pm

For what you get, extra iCloud space is well worth paying for, but it's still not of great use when you're sharing work cross-platform -- and you can feel locked into it as soon as you have more data in iCloud that space on your own drive.

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Review: Samsung T7 Touch SSD builds upon the T5 in every way

01/21/2020, 10:01 am

Samsung's T-lineup portable media has been increasingly popular over the years. Most recently, the T5 has been the go-to choice for those who need reliable, compact, fast portable storage. The T7 Touch builds on that, improving in nearly every way possible.

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What macOS Catalina's 'Relocated Items' are, and how to delete them

01/19/2020, 12:01 pm

There are files taking up space on your Mac that, since updating to macOS Catalina, you simply can't use. Here's why you've got them and when they should be deleted.

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How to declutter your Mac using only the tools in macOS

01/17/2020, 10:01 am

You are running out of storage space and you can't even see why, but right there in macOS Catalina are the tools to show you what's taking up all that room -- and help you do something about it.

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Mac Pro now available with $2600 8TB SSD option

12/19/2019, 03:12 pm

Following its initial launch without the option, Apple has updated the ordering page for the modular Mac Pro with a new storage capacity, with customers now able to configure a version with up to 8 terabytes of built-in storage.

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Review: The new CalDigit Tuff Nano is a tiny beast of an SSD

10/31/2019, 06:10 pm

Accessory maker CalDigit is out with their latest -- and smallest -- storage option yet. The Tuff Nano is a rugged, portable SSD that fits a variety of applications.

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LaCie launches new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Rugged SSDs

09/10/2019, 10:09 am

LaCie has just released three new rugged SSDs to take advantage of new faster drives and Thunderbolt 3 -- the Rugged SSD Pro, Rugged SSD, and Rugged Boss SSD -- with professionals in mind.

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You need a backup plan before you move to macOS Catalina

07/20/2019, 10:07 am

You need a backup plan, and it's prudent to implement one before a major update like macOS Catalina. Here's how and when to choose between Apple's Time Machine and third-party options including online backup services.

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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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