Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
Do USB devices disconnect when you attach an additional device? Mac 911 provides some powerful insight.
Whether you're a curious developer or a user waiting to get their hands on the Yosemite public beta, check out Ars Technica's guide on creating a hard drive partition. Keep your main computer usable and test all the things.
Don't use the optical drive in your Unibody MacBook Pro anymore? Put that space in your laptop to better use by replacing the optical drive with a hard drive or SSD.
When was the last time you checked to be sure that you really could restore your Mac's data from your backup drive? Adam Engst at TidBITS says today is the day to check.
You happen to fire up Disk Utility and -- whu oh! -- you see that your hard drive has failed a diagnostic test. What do you do? Don't panic, says Chris Breen. But start planning for a replacement drive.
When you suspect a hard drive problem, it's time to swing into action. Ted Landau shows you what to do.
Mike Bell asked if he should shut down his hard drive when he doesn't need it. "Will that constant powering up [and down] add wear and tear…?"
When hard-drive disaster strikes, you need to start up your Mac from another drive to repair it. But, which drive? Take a few minutes now to prepare for emergencies.
Whether you made your own Fusion Drive and want to go back, or want to split up one you got from Apple, we'll show you that it isn't a difficult or lengthy process.
No one likes waiting in a long checkout line. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your holiday visit to the Apple Store a little more pleasant.
It isn't too difficult to make your own version of Apples Fusion Drive, and it can give you a nice speed boost without taking away from storage.
Macworld Lab got a Fusion Drive, and now we can answer many of the burning questions that folks have asked about Apple's new storage technology.
If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.