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Use an external SSD to make an old Mac feel new (without cracking it open)

When internal surgery of a Mac isn't in the cards, an external SSD can rejuvenate a slow machine.

What's the best media for long-term storage?

Hard drive? Blu-ray? Online servers? Chris Breen looks at the options.

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Advice from an Apple tech: How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

Chris Barylick had a problem: He'd inadvertently dropped his sister's PC laptop on the floor, munging its hard drive. Turns out his Mac was the best tool for fixing it.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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