Tired of all those precious gigabytes of B movie horror flicks taking up your Mac's internal hard drive? Seagate is debuting two new portable drives formatted especially for Mac users, so you can keep your media seperate from your main system. We took some time out with Seagate at Macworld Expo to discuss their 2.5-inch GoFlex for Mac portable drive and got a first look at one of the super thin 7200 RPM hard drives the company will be releasing this spring.
Usually when you hear the word shotgun in Las Vegas you're describing a wedding officiated by Elvis. The fine folks at ioSafe decided to forgo the usual Vegas nuptials and take the 12-gauge Remington shotgun to their brand new ioSafe Rugged Portable External hard drive. They didn't keep the gun toting to themselves, they allowed Online Editor Robbie Baldwin and Maximum PC Senior Associate Editor Nathan Edwards to tag along and try to destroy their latest creation.
Warning: Firearms, vices and hammers are utilized in this video. Stayed tuned to the end of the video to watch Robbie take out a little bit of his aggression.
Your Mac is a hefty investment, so it’s in your best interest to keep it running well for as long as you can. Upgrading its components instead of going for a new machine is a smart idea. (Bonus: Better components will also increase the resale value.)
Still, like we said, your Mac is a hefty investment. So before you crack it open to drop in a larger and faster hard drive, add more system memory, or even slap on a fresh new battery, you’ll have questions. You’ll want to be confident in choosing components, finding the right tools, and knowing what to do before you find yourself digging into your Mac’s circuitry.