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My backup plan: Dan Frakes

We preach the virtues of good backup plans, but readers often ask how we, personally, back up. Here's how Dan Frakes keeps his data safe.

Icy Dock MB982SPR-2S

Hard drive caddy enables you to RAID two 2.5in SSD drives in a single Mac Pro hard drive slot, making it ideal for SSD super speed.

How to make a solid Mac backup plan

We store much of our lives on our Macs and therefore we must back up those Macs. But what and how? Here are some answers.

Iomega reveals SuperHero Charger and Iomega TV with Boxee

On Thursday, the digital storage and content management manufacturer announced the release of two new products: the SuperHero Backup & Charger and the Iomega TV with Boxee.

Western Digital announces Scorpio Black Notebook Drive

On Wednesday, Western Digital announced that the latest hard drive in its Black series is ready and shipping. The WD Scorpio Black is a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive that the company boasts will improve a notebook's performance so dramatically, it will be competitive with desktop computers.

The evolution of hard drives

The history of the hard drive, through pictures.

A brief history of the hard drive

Hard disk drives sure have come a long way, baby. In the 1950s, storage hardware was measured in feet—and in tons. Today, we have flash drives, microdrives, and onboard solid-state drives that weigh almost nothing, hold gigabytes of data and cost (compared to the 1950s) very little.

Use an old Mac as a backup server

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So you got a new Mac for the holidays. What to do with your old Mac? Why not use it as a server for backup? Senior editor Christopher Breen shows how to set up a Mac as a backup server on your network.

Mac Gems of the Year: 2010

'Tis the season to recognize great products here at Macworld, and with the annual Eddy Awards and App Gems Awards out of the way, it's time to take a look at 2010's best affordable software: the Mac Gems of the Year.

Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup

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Since its introduction as part of OS X 10.5 Leopard in 2007, Time Machine has given Mac users an easy way to back up and restore files. From the beginning, though, Time Machine’s design has made it less than ideal for certain backup needs. As time has passed, backup products have evolved. How does Time Machine compare to the competition today?