Don't-Miss Storage Stories

LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD combines speed, portability

It only works with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, but for those who can use it, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Edition 240GB SSD packs a big performance punch in a small package.

Avastor XMR Mobile RAID Drive offers on-the-go speed

Small size, easy configuration, and competitive transfer speeds—great reasons to get the XMR Mobile RAID Drive, provided that you haven’t made the switch to Lion yet.

WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0

The My Passport Essential gives you plenty of hard drive space in a compact and lightweight device, making it much more convenient to keep your important information as close as your pocket.

Space Gremlin 1.2

Space Gremlin 1.2 is a a swift, excellent file management tool that gives you analytical data about your hard drive and facilitates a number of simple actions. It’s easy to use, attractive to look at, informative, and best of all, it just works.

MiStat 1.1

Why is your Mac--or your Mac's Internet connection--running slow? Which programs are gobbling up RAM, hogging the CPU, or sucking up all your bandwidth? MiStat can help you keep tabs on precisely what your machine is doing.

Disk Falcon 1.1

Disk Falcon uses colorful charts and animations to show how files take up space on your hard drive.

Undock 1.0.3

Undock helps laptop users get going faster by automatically unmounting drives all at once. No longer will you have to manually eject every removable drive in order to pack up and go.

First Look: LaCie's Thunderbolt-equipped Little Big Disk speed results

Digital Arts Magazine got a chance to test LaCie's Little Big Disk, an external hard drive with Thunderbolt, and the results are as impressive as you'd expect.

iStoragePro iT2PKTV Pocket View

iStoragePro’s iT2PKTV Pocket View RAID array sports several interface options, effortless hard drive removal, and a useful LCD screen menu, making it a good choice for those who like to keep updated on the state of their device.

Déjà Vu 3.7.5

Deja Vu is a simple, easy-to-configure System Preference pane that helps you backup up your data to any directly attached or network attached drive, including optical media.

Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II

If you think bigger is better when it comes to storage space, you might be interested in Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition II , which combines two 3TB drives in a RAID 0 setup for a whopping 6TB of data storage.

Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger

Iomega’s SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone is a charging dock for the iPhone and iPod touch that can also back up your device's contacts and photos to an SD memory card.

MacBook Air SSD upgrade provides big storage, mixed speed results

If you can afford it, OWC offers storage upgrades to the mid-2010 MacBook Air. The Mercury Aura Pro Express is available in capacities ranging from 180GB for $470 to a 480GB model for $1580, which is $20 less than the price of the high-end 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of flash memory.