The best way to use Time Machine is with multiple disks, ensuring that your Mac’s backups remain safe even if one of your backup drives fails. But using multiple disks with Time Machine means that some of your backup data may differ between drives. Thankfully, Apple provides a hidden feature that lets you browse and recover data from a specific Time Machine drive rather than the latest aggregate data from all of your drives. Here’s how it works.
Before you recycle or give away an external drive, you have to securely erase it to be certain that your data is truly gone. In this article, we’ll discuss how you’ll do so to keep your info safe!
The new 4TB WD My Passport Pro offers huge capacity, RAID options, and cool and quiet operation all in a small bus-powered Thunderbolt enclosure. Read on for our full review, pictures, and benchmarks.
Hard drive maker Western Digital is warning customers about a reported data loss issue related to OS X Mavericks and the company’s external hard drives. Western Digital recommends that users uninstall all of the company’s proprietary drive management software until the issue is solved.
Another week, another change to the Xbox One. According to Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the console won’t support the expansion of its internal storage via external USB hard drives at launch, despite a promise by Microsoft that it would. There’s no word on when or how the feature will reappear in the future.
Apple’s radically redesigned Mac Pro will be heading to the market later this year but, like most of Apple’s other Macs, the new version ditches the optical drive. A missing optical drive can be easily justified for ultra-portable computers like the MacBook Air, but professionals who are interested in, and will be able to afford, the new Mac Pro may still need the capability to read and burn CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Any one of a number of external…
The popularity of FireWire, Thunderbolt, and USB devices mean that most Mac owners have at least one external hard drive connected to their computer. Depending on the purpose of each drive, however, not all users want to have every drive mounted. In our case, we have a backup drive that holds an exact clone of our system drive. We only use it once per week to perform a clone operation and, to protect the drive from inadvertent changes while we…