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Topic: storage

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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Review: Synology DS419slim is a versatile NAS in a compact size

06/21/2019, 12:06 pm

Synology has released a new network attached storage device -- the DS419slim. With its compact size and big performance, it is a great all-around NAS for the beginner or pro.

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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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Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group

05/24/2019, 01:05 pm

Compounding Huawei's woes, the Chinese company has been removed not just from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and RAM spec controller JEDEC, but also from the SD Association, preventing it from offering official SD/microSD support in future devices.

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Amazon's 1-day storage sale features discounts of up to $420 off, plus $50 off Apple Watch Series 4

04/23/2019, 10:04 am

Whether you're looking for a portable USB-C drive to travel with your MacBook Pro, or you need a significant amount of space to run alongside your iMac 5K, Amazon's flash storage sale offers discounts of up to 60% off models from SanDisk and Western Digital. Apple Watch Series 4 styles are also eligible for a bonus coupon, delivering the lowest prices available.

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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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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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LaCie announces USB-C 2big RAID & 8-terabyte Rugged RAID Shuttle

04/08/2019, 11:04 am

Storage maker LaCie is launching two new pro-oriented RAID products, the Rugged RAID Shuttle and the 2big RAID, both featuring USB-C connectivity.

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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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Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

02/15/2019, 02:02 pm

Finally, G-Technology has added a USB-C port to the G-Drive Mobile line, and we've got one on our test bench.

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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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Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad

12/14/2018, 01:12 am

Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.

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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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Review: G-Drive mobile adds USB-C for on-the-go storage

08/22/2018, 01:08 pm

The G|Drive mobile USB-C portable hard drive is an updated version of their popular portable storage designed to work with Apple's latest Macs, and AppleInsider has one.

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Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits

08/16/2018, 07:08 am

Google's rebranding of its cloud storage service from Google Drive to Google One has taken a major leap forward, with the tech giant now allowing anyone in the United States to sign up for the plan, not just users already paying for online storage capacity.

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New SD card format will transfer at nearly a gigabyte per second

07/02/2018, 11:07 am

The SD Association has published a new version 7.0 specification for SD cards, with updates in two areas significantly increasing the potential capacity of the future memory cards, as well as boosting the data transfer rates to almost 1 gigabyte per second.

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NAS roundup: Best network attached storage options for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users

05/10/2018, 03:05 pm

A Network Attached Storage device can provide shared storage, a Time Machine backup target, and additional useful features for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users on a local area network -- and beyond. Here are the best Apple-friendly NAS units to meet and exceed the now discontinued Time Capsule's features.

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Video: As Dropbox IPO goes live, should you consider switching to iCloud Drive?

03/23/2018, 09:03 am

As Dropbox goes public, AppleInsider examines if it is time to consider whether you should stay put with iCloud Drive, or fully embrace Dropbox for your cloud storage needs.

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