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Backblaze will send you a hard drive with your backup data for free, if you return it after

Backblaze has long offered a pricey option for its online backup subscribers to restore their data via physical drives. But now it's free—if you send the drive back.

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Apple doubles down on its Reno data center

Apple is doubling the size of its data center campus near Reno to support iCloud, iTunes, and other Internet services.

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Samsung's latest portable SSD banks on USB-C connections

The pocket-size T3 isn't just for PCs.

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How Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words were freed from old floppy disks

When Gene Roddenberry's computer died, it took the only method of accessing some 200 floppy disks of his unpublished work. Here's how this tech mystery was solved.

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Hands-on with Disk Utility in El Capitan: Tool for storage devices gets a facelift

A utility you hope rarely to need gets a complete overhaul, omitting familiar features and making some actions easier to carry out.

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Comparing iCloud's new lower prices to the competition

Cheaper iCloud storage prices just went into effect, making the service more competitive with Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.

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How to configure a cheap, secure RAID backup system

Sure, your standard Time Machine backup is a good start, but a mirrored RAID setup will keep your data doubly backed up. Here’s how to get started.

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless cloud storage just became a lot easier to manage

BitTorrent is beefing up Sync organization with a new search function, more columns, and the ability to hide offline devices.

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Leaving unpowered SSDs in a warm room can kill your data fast

Unlike mechanical hard disk drives, solid state storage drives may lose data if left alone for too long, especially in warmer environments.

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4 handy options for adding storage to your iPhone or iPad

Wireless drives from Seagate and Kingston face off against Lightning-connected drives from SanDisk and Leef.

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USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector.

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Mac 911: Why is my Mac full of a million tiny files?

Or 1.3 million tiny files, to be slightly more exact.

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LaCie announces USB Type-C mobile drives to match Apple's 12-inch MacBook

Need an external hard drive to go with that fancy new 12-inch MacBook you've got your eye on? LaCie's got you covered.