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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.

symlinks

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.

Macworld Favorite Portable Drives Primary Image

The best portable hard drives

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

macbookair ssd

Adventures in troubleshooting: Replacing a MacBook Air's faulty SSD

When something dies on our Mac, we take it to the Genius Bar. But what if you feel like getting your hands a little dirty?

Unibody MacBook Pro with SSD

Advice from an Apple Tech: How to replace the optical drive in a Unibody MacBook Pro with a second hard drive

Don't use the optical drive in your Unibody MacBook Pro anymore? Put that space in your laptop to better use by replacing the optical drive with a hard drive or SSD.

Giving the gift of speed: The SSD upgrade

Not everyone can afford to replace an old slow Mac with a speedy new one. Consider an upgrade that makes a big difference--a solid state drive.