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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.

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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.

Apricorn Aegis 3.0 review: This portable drive offers an SSD option for better performance

Though it's expensive for the capacity, when you need fast write performance in an external USB 3.0 drive, the Apricorn Aegis Portable 3.0 with the SSD option provides it.

LaCie P'9223 review: Porsche design and 120GB SSD at a decent price

The 120GB external SSD designed by Porche is a better deal than you think, and offers fast external storage in a good looking package.

New SATA spec paves way for faster SSDs

Make way for SATA Express, part of the new SATA revision 3.2 that was ratified on Thursday. The new version should pave the way for faster solid-state discs.

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Review: OWC's Envoy Pro EX SSD impresses with its speed, small size

Small, stylish and swift, the bus-powered Envoy Pro EX is an extremely portable SSD.

Improve performance with a hard drive upgrade

Alloystory asked the Laptops forum about speeding up a PC by replacing the hard drive with something faster.

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Mac Gems: Disk Doctor 2.1 frees up storage space on your Mac

Running out of drive space? You can sort through your drive yourself to find files to dump--or you can save some time by using Disk Doctor.