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Mac won't boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

With Yosemite Apple has implemented a security measure that may prevent your Mac from booting from a third-party SSD. Chris Breen explains.

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Review: The Drobo Mini is all about ease of use

And if ease of use is what you're looking for, you're golden. But if you need a top-performing RAID enclosure, the Drobo Mini is not the droid you're looking for.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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Oyen Digital Shadow Mini

Oyen Digital Shadow Mini review: a $600 1TB portable SSD that's a great deal

The Shadow Mini might cost a lot less than other 1TB portable solid-state drives out there, yet performance is fantastic.

Monster Digital OverDrive Thunderbolt

Monster Digital OverDrive Thunderbolt review: a 1TB portable SSD for a reasonable price

Known for its pricey cables, Monster Product's Monster Digital division specializes in storage devices. Its Overdrive Thunderbolt is an impressive performer.

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 review: small, sleek, and ridiculously fast

With Thunderbolt 2, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is a great companion to the new Mac Pro and retina MacBook Pros.

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile review: An SSD makes this the portable media server to beat

Thin, light, and long lasting, Toshiba does portable media storage and streaming right.

Silicon Power T11

Silicon Power T11 review: Small Thunderbolt SSD, small performance

The T11 is a highly portable Thunderbolt SSD, but its small package generates a lot of heat.

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Slim down your SSD with symbolic links

Why junk up your SSD's limited storage capacity with files that can easily be packed onto another hard drive? Chris Breen shows you how.

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The best portable hard drives

Here's a list of our favorite portable drives that have been tested by the Macworld Lab.