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Get all the flash storage you could ever want with the new Drobo Mini

If you're a creative type who needs a ridiculous amount of storage, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Drobo storage arrays. With today's launch of the Drobo Mini with SSD, the company is upping the speed of its compact storage offering in a big way, with a price to match it. The ...

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Giveaway: LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD Drive

Don't you just love getting stuff for free? Especially computer stuff? Especially computer stuff that's fast and rugged? If you do, you're going to love this giveaway, as one TUAW reader is going to walk away with a LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt SSD drive (500 GB capacity) valued at US$499.99. ...

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OWC CEO blogs about closed Macs, slowing evolution of Mac hardware

Other World Computing has been creating products for Apple users since 1988, so the company has been a witness to the remarkable turnaround by Apple since that time. In a post on the OWC blog yesterday, CEO Larry O'Connor took Apple to task for the slow pace of Mac hardware evolution and product int...

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Get new life out of an old Mac Pro (Updated)

You've been drooling at the video of the new Mac Pro, but realize that your chances of having enough money to buy one of the cylindrical black speedsters when they ship this fall are slim to none. Not to worry -- iMore's Peter Cohen has just the answer if you'd like to add some life to your existi...

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LaCie's sexy Porsche Design Slim SSD P'9223

In the five years that I've been blogging for TUAW, I've watched as the industry has shifted from USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 drive interfaces to USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Drives have also made a migration from spinning platters to solid-state drives (SSDs), providing more power efficiency, speed, and...

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2013 MacBook Air benchmarks from AnandTech

The new MacBook Air went on sale this week, and customers want to know how this year's Haswell models compare to last year's Ivy Bridge units. Yesterday, Engadget benchmarked the new MacBook Air looking primarily at the SSD drive performance and now AnandTech has published its own report that incl...

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iFixit breaks down the MacBook Air 13-inch Mid-2013

iFixit got its hands on a shiny new 13-inch MacBook Air and tore the diminutive machine apart. On the outside, the new MacBook Air is similar to last year's model, but the innards revealed a few minor differences like a smaller SSD module, and updated AirPort card, a new heat sink clamp and more. ...

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Mac 101: Upgrade to SSD

If you are looking for a way to get more out of your MacBook or MacBook Pro, consider a solid-state drive (SSD). SSDs offer faster data read and write speeds, fast file transfers, speedier boot times and will save you some battery life. In the past, SSDs were considered somewhat pricey upgrades an...

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Seagate to stop making 7200rpm 2.5" pure hard disk drives

Anandtech has received confirmation from drive manufacturer Seagate that it will cease manufacture of 7200 RPM 2.5" hard disk drives later in 2013. These speedy small drives are most often used in notebook computers, where their high capacity and relatively fast response times make them a popul...

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New 27-inch iMac's HDD, SSD and Fusion Drive options benchmarked

The folks at Bare Feats have put together a handy look at the performance of four of the five storage options available when custom-ordering a new 27-inch iMac through Apple. These include a 1 TB and 3 TB hard disk (a 7,200 RPM Seagate Barracuda), 768 GB solid state drive and 1 TB Fusion Drive. T...

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Origin Stories: Sonnet Technologies

Sonnet Technologies has been around for 26 years, and was founded by a former Apple engineer. I've long been a fan of their products, first with a PPC daughtercard upgrade for my 8500 years ago. In this Origin Stories I talk to Greg LaPorte about the history of Sonnet. As a bonus, check out t...

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OWC offering 480GB SSD upgrade for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Storage: We all want more of it, but not only that, we also want it to be as fast as possible. If the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is on your wish list but your wallet can't handle the 512GB SSD upgrade from the factory, Other World Computing may have what you're looking for. The...

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Entry Retina MacBook Pro now available with 512 GB, 768 GB drives

In a silent update to the online Apple Store, the entry-level model of the MacBook Pro with Retina display gained a few configure-to-option upgrades that can now be selected by buyers eager for the latest MacBook Pro. Initially, the entry-level Retina MacBook Pro could only get an upgrade fro...

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SSDs kick up performance for developers and users alike

I'm a developer. One of the things we devs do to pass the time is complain about how long it takes to compile and brag about the power of our development systems. Hot-rodding your system isn't just limited to development, though. There are lots of people out there who sit and wait as their syst...

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OWC releases Internal SSD DIY kit for iMac

OWC released a do-it-yourself upgrade kit for 2011 27-inch iMac owners that'll let them add an SSD to their current hard drive. The US$45 kit includes all the tools and the power cable needed to add the solid state drive (sold separately). The process requires you to remove the 27-inch glass ...

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