Portability seems to be ever more important to creative pros, with powerful laptops such as the MacBook Pro with Retina display often shedding as much weight as possible. Being thin and light often means shedding a hard drive in favor of solid-state storage. If you’re working with massive files on the move, you often can’t do without space, and sacrificing performance isn’t an option. The My Passport Pro might be the answer.
Even though it was a week of travel, feasting, and shopping like fools for a good number of Americans, that doesn't mean things weren't percolating in the Apple news department. We've got new games, new gear, and new market dominance. That's right, Apple might be pretty popular in America, but they're big in Japan. Like huge. Meanwhile...
Late last month, Western Digital issued a warning to registered owners of its external hard drive products about potential data loss with OS X Mavericks -- an issue the company now appears to have corrected.
Western Digital has been making streaming set-top boxes for several years now. Their WD TV line has consistently packed a lot of value into their little black boxes. The latest, called WD TV Play, continues in that tradition, offering a plethora of content options at a lower price-point than some of their competitors.
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The Retina MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs are great computers. Whether you need ultra-high resolution or ultra-portability, those machines are stunning workhorses. But there's a tradeoff: Both models come with fixed flash storage. Many MacBook users need to pack along an external drive in order to house all their data. Recent offerings from Western Digital and G-Technology bring signature Mac style to svelte little external drives that are at home on your desk or in your pocket.
Thunderbolt (and lightning) may have been very, very frightening to Freddie Mercury, but Apple fans have been pining away for stuff to use with the Thunderbolt port on their Macs. Western Digital’s My Book VelociRaptor Duo puts the waiting to an end, literally. This ultra-fast desktop RAID offers blistering speed, but it comes at a cost.
The first thing that you’ll notice about Western Digital’s My Net N900 HD dual-band wireless router is its size. Compared to diminutive hardware like the latest version of Apple’s AirPort Express, the N900 is honking huge. That said, Western Digital doesn’t let an iota of the router’s husky dimensions go to waste.
Now that USB 3.0 has finally arrived on the latest MacBook models, drive manufacturers are moving quickly to make sure their products work equally well with the Mac as they do with PCs, including WD's newest line of portable hard drives.