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Considering a hardware RAID? Here’s what you need to know

A hardware RAID can be pricey but it helps prevent data loss and improve performance.

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The case of the case-sensitive formatted drive and Adobe Creative Cloud

A reader found his lack of sensitivity prevented him from using certain software, such as Adobe’s Creative Cloud. But there's a fix.

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The case of the missing El Capitan hard disk space

A reader wonders where gigabytes (or gibibytes) have gone since upgrading from Yosemite.

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Using iCloud Photo Library with a library bigger than the main hard drive

A reader wants to migrate into the cloud more media than will fit on his Mac's hard drive.

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How to format a startup drive in El Capitan

Disk Utility has a new look in El Capitan, but formatting a storage device is still as easy as it was before.

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How to check your Mac's free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

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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.