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Storage Primer – Part 2

This edition of The Primer will stay on the topic of laptop/portable storage, but this time moving outside the machine itself and examining external storage options of several types that are suitable for laptop use. These kinds of external storage devices, when directly connected to the system, are referred to as "Direct-Attached Storage", or DAS devices.…

Clark's Corner: My Mac is Running Slow

Clark RileyIn this day and age, we expect no wait time for our computers. Any delay, any “spinning beach ball” is cause for concern ranging from mild irritation to outright panic. Substantial portions of my service calls involve, “My computer is running slow!” Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure your machine runs at full speed:…

Storage Primer – Part 1

Nick GoldWelcome to part one of this primer, which will go into detail about the myriad storage options available for professional laptop and desktop Macintosh systems, including the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro. While some of this information will be relevant to users of iMacs, Mac minis, and MacBooks, the article is really aimed at users of professionally-oriented systems, which have many more storage options available to them.…