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LaCie releases new USB 3.0-based hard drives

LaCie on Thursday released two new hard drives. The d2 USB 3.0 and the 2big USB 3.0.

Western Digital ships highest capacity SATA hard drive

Western Digital announced Tuesday it's been shipping the industry's first serial ATA (SATA) 3TB internal hard drive for about a week. The new drive passes the previous 2.19TB ceiling due to 4-kilobyte sector sizes.

Roxio fixes Toast 10 Titanium glitch

Roxio has fixed a glitch that caused Toast 10 Titanium to appear to expire.

NTI Shadow 5 creates better volume and folder backups

This backup utility can maintain constant backups and versions of your files, and now a redesigned upgrade can create bootable backups of your Mac and merge the files of two specific folders.

Five awesome Automator tips

Think Apple’s built-in automation tool, Automator, is more trouble than it's worth? Think again. Not only can Automator perform wondrous feats, but with these tips it's also easy to make it happen.

Arq joins the ranks of Mac-friendly online backup services

Haystack Software has released Arq, a backup application that uses Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). Arq offers encrypted backups, flexible scheduling, and the ability to select and exclude files as you see fit.

Retrospect 8.2 gets 3x speed boost, 64-bit support

A major update to this backup software for small-to-medium businesses brings some major speed boosts and workflow improvements.

Lexar's 128GB Echo SE flash drive features backup software

Lexar on Tuesday released a 128GB version of its Echo SE USB flash drive. About the size of a typical USB flash drive, the 128GB Echo SE is $500.

ChronoSync, ChronoAgent updated for smarter backups

Updates to these backup and sync utilities for consumers and small businesses bring more sophisticated scheduling tools and automated backup options.

Five things to do before leaving for vacation

Heading out of town? Take care of a few critical tasks--from backing up your data to setting up remote access--and you can leave your desk behind without a second glance.