Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Whenever you use the standard delete command for the Trash on any computer, the files are not actually deleted. Instead, the space on the drive is marked as available, and can be written over by future files. Fortunately, you can say “hasta la vista” to these files with a simple command, causing your deleted files to actually be removed from your system.
The current conventional logic with solid state drives goes as follows: they're new, they're cool, they're speedy, and they're expensive — but once you go SSD, it's incredibly hard to go back. This theory is fully proven with OCZ's new Vector solid state drive, the 256GB variant having occupied my mid-2011 MacBook Pro for a few weeks now and making me dread the day I have to send the review unit back.
Hard drives are cheaper than ever, so there's no excuse for not keeping your precious data backed up. Drobo's affordable storage solutions use data-aware tiering to protect against a single drive failure, traditionally at the expense of speed—until now. The company’s latest Drobo 5D and Drobo mini products offer the protection of a RAID storage array coupled with modern, lightning-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity.
If you were feeling sad that Apple offered no option for buying a swanky new 21.5-inch iMac with a Fusion Drive, it's time to turn that frown upside down -- and then click your way to the company's online store to order one.
Only a week after Apple announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Other World Computing has already revealed its third-party SSD upgrade. The Mercury Aura Pro can increase your storage to 480GB, while saving you some dough in comparison to the factory upgrades offered by Apple.
With SSDs becoming the norm, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.
Well, that was fast -- mere hours after we reported Tuesday night that iFixit was busy dismantling a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and the doctors already have a new patient on the table: The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
The Web lit up yesterday with reports that Apple will be putting even more pressure on the so-called ultrabook market with a $799 MacBook Air, the first ready-to-use Mac priced that low since the days of the Indigo G3 iMac. It may sound unreasonable--given the source and Apple's penchant for profits--but this rumor's not as far-fetched as it seems (you know, assuming Apple ever updates its Macs again).
There’s fast, and then there’s really fast, and then there’s the disbelief that you’ve been driving in the slow lane for so long. After the debut of the Thunderbolt I/O, we were excited at the idea of syncing at 10Gb/s speeds, but the first batch of portable drives with Thunderbolt were all platter-based HDDs, and those internal discs can only spin so fast. Speedier solid-state drives can take better advantage of Thunderbolt’s potential, as Elgato’s Thunderbolt SSD clearly demonstrates.
Fact: There’s no such thing as too much storage. The more memory that a device has, the happier its owner will be. There is however, such a thing as paying too much for extra storage, and that’s why we’ve yet to see an iPad or an iPhone with a higher capacity than 64GB.
If you’re building a mobile device like a smartphone, tablet or even a laptop, flash storage, also known as a solid-state drive (SSD) is the way to go. As they contain no moving parts, they’re less likely to break down over time due to repetitive motion, and if the device they’re baked into gets dropped, there’s no risk of the kind of data loss that we associate with old school hard drives. Since there are no drive platters, there are no drive platters to damage. They’re also wicked fast compared to traditional hard drives.