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


How to utilize cloning for backup and other chores..

Promise Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt 4-Drive Enclosure

SSDs or hard drives for fast single-drive or RAID volumes in a portable enclosure..

Thunderbolt peripherals

Reviews of Thunderbolt products..

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock

Two-Drive Hardware RAID plus USB ports, SD slot, video, gigabit.

OWC ThunderBay 8

Eight bay storage solution with RAID-0/1/4/5/10 or non-RAID..

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.

ioSafe N2 Fireproof and Waterproof NAS

Network attached storage with fire and flood protection..

Blog posts


2021-07-30 Backing up With Carbon Copy Cloner For Years Now, Latest Update As Good As Ever in Functionality, but Confusing Visuals


2019-05-07 Switched to macOS Mojave, out of Necessity with 2019 iMac 5K

2019-05-02 Upgraded my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina Apple Flash Drive to the 2TB OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD

2019-02-25 Better Progress Indicator in Carbon Copy Cloner


2017-12-18 4-Core CPUs do not Leave Much Grunt for Other Tasks: Cloning Can Use all Available CPUs in a 4-Core Mac

2017-12-01 4-Core CPUs do not Leave Much Grunt for Other Tasks

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

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


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


2015-11-11 Clone Backups on Steroids


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


2013-09-21 ioSafe N2 NAS: Cloning Speed vs Other Solutions

2013-04-14 A Robust Backup Process


2012-11-19 Reader Question: Updating the Boot Drive

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


2010-07-17 Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.3 Cautionary Advice When Cloning to a Larger Volume | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
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