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Mac of the Future: Storage

SSDs continue to rule, but mechanical hard drives aren’t going away entirely.

FileLocker offers 25GB free end-to-end encrypted cloud storage

FileLocker, a folder sync and collaboration service, claims to provide end-to-end military-level encryption of files stored on its servers.

on pcworld.com

SugarSync online storage service releases 2.0 beta

Synchronization service firm SugarSync has dramatically overhauled and simplified its user interface in the new 2.0 release out in a form of software public beta today.

Intel boosts performance on SSDs and drops prices

Intel on Monday announced SSD DC S3700 solid-state drives with up to 800GB of capacity, designed to deliver improved performance and power efficiency.

on pcworld.com

AT&T Locker app comes to iOS, but beware of lockdown

AT&T has launched a new Locker app for iOS that provides free online storage for photos, videos, and documents, but its concept is hobbled by restrictions and is best avoided.

Remains of the Day: The world is flat

Apple executive Eddy Cue gets a flattering write-up, Motorola gets a flat take-it-or-leave-it offer from Cupertino, and how to turn your older Mac's drives into a Fusion Drive in twenty-seven hours flat.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Giant Apple event, miniature iPad, and medium-sized Macs

This week, Apple announced a slew of new products for you to spend your hard-earned money on, we took a look at some great new software and hardware, and what week would be complete without us showing you how to do things that you've never done before.

Apple extends iCloud storage upgrades

The complimentary storage extension for old MobileMe customers, which was supposed to end in September, has been extended by one year.

The CD player turns 30

Believe it or not, the first CD player was released on October 1, 1982. Benj Edwards looks back on 30 years of the compact disc.

on techhive.com

Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods

A year after a flooding disaster in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.

on pcworld.com

MobileMe users to see bonus iCloud storage end Sunday

Former MobileMe users got a pretty sweet deal with Apple closed down that cloud storage service and replaced it with iCloud: Three months of free data storage that costs other users up to $40 a year. But that deal (as expected) is now coming to an end.

5 serious business alternatives to Dropbox

The recent Dropbox data breach has many IT executives telling employees not to use it. These five products offer the administrative and security features that may restore their faith in cloud data storage.

on pcworld.com

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Hard disk drives vs. solid-state drives: Are SSDs finally worth the money?

Should you replace your hard drive with an SSD or a hybrid drive? Will you get your money's worth?