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Intel unveils next gen SSDs with 6Gbps throughput

Intel on Monday announced its next line of new solid-state drives. The new Intel SSD 510 features fast SATA 6Gbps performance.

Peripheral makers get ready for Thunderbolt

If MacBook Pro users are to reap the benefits of Thunderbolt's faster data transfer speeds, they'll need peripherals that take advantage of the connectivity technology. Macworld spoke to several device makers about their plans for Thunderbolt.

Seagate still looking into Momentus XT drive problems

Seagate has played down technical problems experienced in recent weeks by users of the company's Momentus XT hybrid hard drive.

LaCie unveils Thunderbolt-compatible Little Big Disk

LaCie has announced a new version of the Little Big Disk external hard drive that features support for Intel's new Thunderbolt technology.

MacBook Pro updates, Thunderbolt, and Lion

Thursday's product announcements from Apple prompt this special edition of the Macworld Podcast, in which Roman Loyola reports the latest MacBook Pro updates and Mac OS X Lion.

What you need to know about Thunderbolt

The arrival of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models brings with it a brand-new connection technology called Thunderbolt. And by brand-new, we mean “just announced this morning,” which raises lots of questions about what, exactly, Thunderbolt is and why Apple has chosen to make it a flagship feature of the company’s newest notebooks. Here’s what you need to know about the industry’s latest connection standard.

Protect your privacy: keep your data safe

In the old days, you probably kept all of your private data on your Mac. Today, your information is most likely stored across multiple Macs, iOS devices, and cloud-based storage services. Fortunately, there are tools that can keep your data safe, no matter where it lies.

SSDs difficult to wipe securely, researchers find

Current methods for securely wiping data from magnetic hard disks simply aren't reliable enough to use on solid state drives (SSDs), a detailed study by...

Users frustrated with Seagate's next-gen hybrid drive

Users complained that Seagate's Momentus XT hybrid drive, which combines SSD with a hard drive, has major problems with its spindown feature.

Scientists calculate total data stored to date: 295+ exabytes

Scientists at the University of California released a report showing that as of 2007, the world had stored 295 exabytes of data.

How do you use Dropbox?

How do you take advantage of the Dropbox application and Web service? Macworld wants to know.

iPad to lead 400 percent surge in NAND flash use

Apple’s iPad is leading an almost five-fold surge in NAND flash memory use this year as consumers gobble up tablets in increasing numbers, according to a report released Friday by HIS iSuppli.

How we test hard drives

We at Macworld are always looking to improve and streamline our product testing, and as hard drives boast bigger storage capacity and increasingly faster transfer times, our editors and interns at Macworld are updating the way we test these devices in our labs