The history of the hard drive, through pictures.
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.
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.
'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.
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?
Solid-state storage has helped to raise the wave of portable computer alternatives that has hit the market over the past few years, and 2011 is likely to see that technology become more affordable and better performing.
Dropbox is an amazingly useful combination of a Web service and a Mac OS X program that work together to make your data accessible from anywhere and to keep it synchronized between your computers.
Aside from its compact design, the G-Drive Slim doesn’t visually set itself apart from the pack, and it carries a slightly stiff price tag. But although it’s marketed as a companion external hard drive for MacBook Air users, it’s nonetheless a sleek, speedy option for anyone needing ultraportable USB storage.
A slew of Web services offer affordable online backup for your Mac including Backblaze, Mozy, Carbonite, JungleDisk, Dropbox, and CrashPlan. These services are often simple to use as well: you install software from the service on your computer, and it backs up your files over the Internet.
Synology America Corp, a manufacturer of network attached storage devices for homes and businesses, announces the release of its newest server, the Disk Station DS1511+.