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Intel investigates possible bug in SSD 320 drives

Intel is investigating a potential bug that may be causing SSD 320 solid-state drives to fail. The company is offering replacement drives to affected customers...

More Thunderbolt speed results

In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt RAID provides boost over eSATA

Macworld Lab recently saw how dramatic an improvement Thunderbolt performance is over FireWire 800. In response to that report, Macworld readers want to see how Thunderbolt performance stacks up against other interface technologies--specifically, eSATA. Our results show that Thunderbolt’s performance boost over eSATA is just as impressive as those found in our FireWire 800 comparison.

Western Digital announces My Book Studio 3TB hard drive

Western Digital announced Thursday that its My Book Studio line of external hard drives for the Mac will now come in an upgraded 3TB model that will retail for $250.

Apple posts FAQ for Thunderbolt cable

Apple's FAQ on its new Thunderbolt cable has a few interesting tidbits about the new connectivity technology.

Thunderbolt RAID dramatically faster than FireWire 800

The first Thunderbolt-based RAID array has finally arrived, and Macworld Lab has some test results for Promise's Pegasus R6 system. As expected, the R6 is pretty darn fast -- and not just by a few measly megabytes per second.

Mac OS X update supports SSD optimization

Mac OS X 10.6.8 supports an SSD optimization algorithm called TRIM, which improves a drive's ability to remove old data and consolidate and organize remaining data.

Sony follows Apple's lead with Thunderbolt

Sony will become the first vendor other than Apple to use Intel's Thunderbolt technology in its products with the announcement of a new range of Vaio laptops.

LaCie offers hybrid cloud storage service

LaCie announced a hybrid storage product that combines a network-attached storage box with an online backup service.

Drive docks to help re-use old hard drives

What do you do with those used but still useable hard drives? You can get a drive dock. Here are 11 drive docks for your consideration

Hitachi announces G-Connect storage, backup, wireless-access device

Hitachi on Wednesday announced the G-Connect, a portable accessory that functions as iOS file storage, a Time Machine-ready portable hard drive, and a wireless access point in one compact package.

Apple ups Time Capsule capacity to 3TB

Apple on Tuesday quietly upgraded the Time Capsule, its wireless backup drive and base station, introducing a new 3TB drive alongside the 2TB model.

Carbonite launches flat-rate online backup for small biz

Carbonite's small business solutions charges a flat rate of $229 per year for 250GB of storage.