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Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..

backup

Protecting your data from drive failures, theft, fire, flood, and dinosaurs..

Cloning

How to utilize cloning for backup and other chores..

Using Apple Time Machine for Backup

How to use Apple Time Machine for Data Safety.

Data Safety with RAID-1 Mirror

Protect your data with a fault-tolerant RAID-1 Mirror..

Drobo 5D with Thunderbolt or USB3

RAID reliability in easy to configure 5-drive enclosure for full-size hard drives..

How To Guides

How to perform useful tasks and upgrades..

Setting Up Your Mac

Suggestions for setting up your Mac for performance and data safety..

Upgrading Your Mac

When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..

Choosing and Configuring a Mac

An in-depth look at how to find the right Mac setup for you.

How to Buy / What to Buy

Nuts and bolts of buying a Mac, and recommended extras..

OWC Portable Dual-Drive RAID-0 or RAID-1 Mini Enclosures

Dual-drive externals for travel or compact backup..

ioSafe N2 Fireproof and Waterproof NAS

Network attached storage with fire and flood protection..

Core Rot at Apple

The worrisome decline of OS X quality and integrity..


Blog posts

2018

2018-12-25 Data Integrity Over Time, and with OS Changes

2018-09-29 Data Integrity Over Time, and with OS Changes

2017

2017-11-27 Tips on Using Apple Time Machine, Tips on Backup

2017-11-27 Time Machine and APFS: Local Backups

2017-07-01 Apple Core Rot Strikes Again: Time Machine Wipes Out Other Backups and Fails to Restore Properly

2017-05-15 On Ransomware

2017-05-14 Is Apple’s Time Machine Broken Yet Again

2016

2016-10-27 macOS Sierra 10.12.1: Data Loss + Breaking Backup Protocols is Now a Feature?

2016-08-30 iPhone Software Update Failure: ‘“Not enough free space is available on this computer” (8.81TB not enough space for 0.128 TB iPhone)

2016-07-19 Reader Question: Carbon Copy Cloner and File Integrity

2016-05-26 The Drive I Use for Backup in the Field

2016-01-12 Price Drop on 4TB Internal SSD for 2013 Mac Pro, 6TB Hard Drives, 1TB SSDs, USB3 Hub

2016-01-09 Reader Question: Backup Drive for a RAID

2015

2015-12-27 Archiving Images and Data

2015-12-20 $1799 ($500 off) for Excellent MacBook Pro 15", Recommended Peripherals for Storage, Backup

2015-11-11 Clone Backups on Steroids

2015-11-09 Reader Comment: “DiskTester is awesome software as it detects irregularities before they become relevant”

2015-08-16 For Nearly Two Years, the OWC Envoy Pro EX Delivers the Portability and Backup Speed For Travel

2015-08-16 Apple ID Account Hassles Continue

2015-05-03 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore

2015-04-02 Time Machine Running Slow and Low on Space? Exclude Older Items.

2015-03-25 Which Mac to Get? How to Backup? Planning for Growth.

2015-02-27 Which Mac to Get? How to Backup? Planning for Growth.

2015-02-22 An Example of When More CPU Cores Mean Responsive vs Sluggish

2015-02-17 My Mac Consulting Can Save You Money and Protect Your Data

2015-01-09 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore

2014

2014-07-30 Just Did a Big Drive Reconfig: How Did I Verify Data Integrity?

2014-06-11 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore

2014-06-03 Awesome: SoftRAID with RAID-5 rebuild

2014-03-14 2013 Mac Pro: Which one to Choose, How to Store Image Files, Backup, etc

2014-03-08 Housing Data Safely: Dual OWC Thunderbay 4-Bay Units for Performance, Capacity, Redundancy, Backup

2014-02-05 “You Saved My Bacon” (Always keep 3 backups)

2014-01-20 2013 Mac Pro: Workflow, Backup Advice

2014-01-05 How to Clone a Volume, and Cloning as a Backup Strategy

2014-01-05 Dangerous (to your data) Misconceptions About Backup

2014-01-04 Why Use RAID? Is RAID for Backup? What is Fault Tolerance

2013

2013-12-17 Gift Ideas for the Computer User

2013-10-07 Are Your Backup Drives Still Functional? Are Your Files Subtly Damaged?

2013-07-12 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2013-07-05 Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt: Recommended High Performance Config *with* Built-in Backup

2013-06-29 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2013-06-11 Detecting Corruption / Validating Data Integrity Over Time and Across Drives and Backup/Restore

2013-04-14 A Robust Backup Process

2013-04-05 One Backup (only) is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

2013-03-26 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2013-02-21 Apple 'Time Machine' and Backup

2013-02-18 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2012

2012-10-08 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2012-08-07 Apple’s Time Machine Can Silently Exclude Key Volumes from Backup

2012-07-11 An Internal 960GB Clone Backup Volume

2011

2011-12-23 An SSD-based MPG Pro Workstation Design with Fault-tolerant Time Machine Backup

2011-10-09 Backup and Backup Drives for Photographers

2011-04-01 Disable Spotlight for Faster Backups

2011-03-28 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2011-03-15 Backing Up Your Mac: Keep It Safe, and No, Time Machine is NOT Enough

2011-03-13 Making a RAID-1 Mirror with SoftRAID 4

2011-01-04 Why Is My Backup Taking so #$*#$#*$* Long?

2010

2010-09-29 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups — User Comment

2010-09-21 How to Safely Transfer Data or Verify Backups

2010-07-17 Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.3 Cautionary Advice When Cloning to a Larger Volume

2010-07-08 NewerTech StoraDrive™ for Bare Hard Drive Storage

2010-06-15 Cost Effective Reliable Backup and Storage

2010-05-25 Using Apple Time Machine for Backup

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