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Protect data with encrypted hard drives

If you want to encrypt the contents of an external hard drive to protect its data in case of loss or theft, you’ve got a lot of options.

Unclutter your hard drive

Old, unneeded files do more than just waste space. They can also slow down searches, backups, and other basic chores; sometimes, they cause crashes. Joe Kissell explains how to clean out the cruft.

Treat a misbehaving Time Capsule

Time Capsule is on the blink? Joe Kissell will show you how to fix it.

LaCie releases USB flash “Keys” with Wuala online storage

LaCie introduces its new CooKey and WhizKey USB flash drives.

Roxio Toast 10 Titanium 10.0.5

After many updates, Toast 10 Titanium finally delivers a stable version of the venerable, multi-talented disc burning and conversion application.

EZQuest releases 2TB Thunder Pro Quad A/V hard drive

EZQuest released a 2TB version of its Thunder Pro Quad A/V external hard drive.

What hard drive to buy at the Apple Store

Our storage guy, Chris Holt, went to the Apple Store to see what was available and give you some pointers.

Backup buying guide

Back up your data regularly—it's something you know you're supposed to do, but only until recently have many users start to take it seriously, thanks to OS X's Time Machine backup utility, which comes with the operating system.

What to look for in an external hard drive

When it comes to safeguarding your data, external hard drives are the way to go. In this excerpt from Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Joe Kissell explains why and shows you what to consider when shopping for an external hard drive.

Storage devices for the holidays

For the serious geek on your holiday shopping list, you can never go wrong with an external hard drive. Here are some of out top-rated hard drives, RAID arrays, and network-storage devices from the past year