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Upgrading your Mac: Moving hard drives from a Mac Pro to iMac

In your old Mac Pro you have four hard drives that you'd like to use with your new iMac. Chris Breen tells you how to make the move.

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How to recover data from an old SCSI drive

It's been a long time since Macs came with SCSI drives. But if (for whatever reason) you need to get something off of an old SCSI drive and onto a modern Mac, it's doable. Here's how.

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Slim down your SSD with symbolic links

Why junk up your SSD's limited storage capacity with files that can easily be packed onto another hard drive? Chris Breen shows you how.

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Delete Mac partitions without losing data

You have two partitions that you'd like to be one. In this week's video Chris Breen shows you how it's done.

Delete Mac partitions without losing data

You've created two partitions on a drive and now think better of it. What's the best way to turn two to one?

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Turning two partitions into one

You've created two partitions on a drive and now think better of it. What's the best way to turn two to one? Chris Breen offers advice.

How to (and why not to) combine external drives into a RAID

A reader wonders if he'd see a great benefit from combining two external USB drives into a single RAID set. Chris Breen replies with a firm "Nah."

Giving the gift of speed: The SSD upgrade

Not everyone can afford to replace an old slow Mac with a speedy new one. Consider an upgrade that makes a big difference--a solid state drive.

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Find the right backup drive for your storage needs

If coming up with a backup strategy is one of your New Year's resolutions, maybe a backup drive should be on your holiday shopping list. We can tell you what to look for.

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How to format a startup drive for a Mac

If you want to format a drive that will be used as your Mac’s startup disk, the procedure is a little different from formatting it for use as a secondary drive for storing data.

Friday the 13th: International Verify-Your-Backup Day

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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.

Saving documents to your Mac rather than iCloud

It's not the first time the subject has come up, but some people are still unaware that with a single Terminal command you can cause iWork files to be saved to your Mac by default.

Switch to Mac: Bring your hardware with you

When switching to a Mac from another computer, you’ll likely worry about software compatibility. But don’t forget all your keyboard, mouse, and other external accessories. Here’s how to get that gear to work with your Mac.

Improve performance with a hard drive upgrade

Alloystory asked the Laptops forum about speeding up a PC by replacing the hard drive with something faster.

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