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Hands on with Lion Recovery

One of the most significant new features of Lion is that it lets you boot your Lion-equipped Mac into a special recovery mode that includes a few essential utilities for fixing problems, restoring files, browsing the Web, and even reinstalling Lion. Here's our comprehensive look at this new troubleshooting tool.

More Thunderbolt speed results

In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt RAID provides boost over eSATA

Macworld Lab recently saw how dramatic an improvement Thunderbolt performance is over FireWire 800. In response to that report, Macworld readers want to see how Thunderbolt performance stacks up against other interface technologies--specifically, eSATA. Our results show that Thunderbolt’s performance boost over eSATA is just as impressive as those found in our FireWire 800 comparison.

Amazon adds unlimited music storage for paid Cloud Drive accounts

Amazon upped the ante on its cloud storage Wednesday, adding free unlimited music storage for any paid subscriber.

Western Digital announces My Book Studio 3TB hard drive

Western Digital announced Thursday that its My Book Studio line of external hard drives for the Mac will now come in an upgraded 3TB model that will retail for $250.

How to back up your Gmail

Are you one network outage away from losing all your email archives? Joe Kissell shows you how to minimize your chances of losing email by backing up the contents of your Gmail account.

Disk Falcon 1.1

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

Thunderbolt RAID dramatically faster than FireWire 800

The first Thunderbolt-based RAID array has finally arrived, and Macworld Lab has some test results for Promise's Pegasus R6 system. As expected, the R6 is pretty darn fast -- and not just by a few measly megabytes per second.

LaCie offers hybrid cloud storage service

LaCie announced a hybrid storage product that combines a network-attached storage box with an online backup service.

Drive docks to help re-use old hard drives

What do you do with those used but still useable hard drives? You can get a drive dock. Here are 11 drive docks for your consideration