Western Digital Stories August 30

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Western Digital’s My Cloud Network Attached Storage solutions are among some of the most consumer friendly options on the market. Many of the other cloud-enabled hard drives out there can be much more complicated and look like you have a server in your living room.

WD has been a trusted name in consumer storage for years, so it doesn’t come as much surprise it would bring this tech to the masses. Personally, I think everyone should have some kind of NAS-like technology made available to them these days, so we were excited to hear about Western’s Digital’s next generation personal NAS drives… expand full story

Western Digital Stories August 22

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Western Digital today has released its newest desktop external RAID drives. The new My Book Duo models feature options with up to 20TB of storage, include USB-C and USB-A ports, and have a 3-year warranty.

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Western Digital Stories April 13, 2015

Earlier this year, I wrote several guides to boost the speeds of older Macs by swapping their internal hard drives for super-fast solid state drives (SSDs). As readers have confirmed, their older iMacs, MacBooks, and Mac Pros have seen dramatic improvements with new SSDs. But some people were left with a question: what should I do with my Mac’s old hard drive? Throw it away?

A great answer: put it in an external hard drive enclosure and keep using it! My latest How-To shows you how easy it is to reclaim your Mac’s old drive by installing it in a nice USB enclosure such as Akitio’s SK-3501U3 (shown here), which I chose because of its Mac-matching design, reasonable sub-$40 price, and compatibility. External enclosures are also ideal options if you want to choose a high-quality hard drive mechanism for yourself, rather than taking a risk on whatever might be hidden inside a fully-assembled external drive. I’ll explain that, and much more, below…

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Western Digital Stories March 12, 2015

I feel old saying this, but having used computers since before external hard drives existed, I can say with certainty that buying a hard drive is easier today than it’s ever been before. For traditional drives, prices are low, options are numerous, and capacities are so high that your only choices are “enough space,” “more than enough space,” and “way more than enough space.” I could point you towards a gigantic 5-Terabyte $139 Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive right now and end this article without another paragraph. Since Apple doesn’t even sell a Mac with that much disk space, you could back up five (or more) computers to that drive without running out of room. Or you could store a decade worth of digital photos alongside a giant media library. For $139!

But buying an external hard drive isn’t necessarily that simple. There are a bunch of factors worth considering before making a purchase, including everything from reliability to portability, design, capacity, speed, and connectivity. Some hard drives are really cheap but have a higher chance of failing after a year or two of heavy use. So in this How-To, I’m going to discuss the big issues you need to consider, and guide you towards the best external hard drive for your needs…

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Western Digital Stories June 5, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: 128GB MicroSD $100, free $5 Amazon credit, Logitech iPad mini keyboard case $24, WD 4TB NAS HDD $140, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

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iPad Keyboard cases:

Western Digital Red 4TB NAS optimized 3.5″ hard drive $140 shipped (Reg. up to $200)

iTunes gift cards: $100 for $85, buy one-get one 30% off, spend $25 or more and save 15%

9to5Toys Specials:

  • 1-year of Backblaze online backup storage for $25 (Reg. $50) – ends in less than 24 hrs
  • Scrivener 2: Winner – Best of the Mac App Store $20 (Reg. $45) – ends in 9 days

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Western Digital Stories April 17, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Netgear AC routers 30% off, Nest Thermostat 10% off, RAVPower 10400mAh power bank $26, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

Sling Media Slingbox 350, stream live HDTV to your iPhone/iPad $99 shipped (45% off)

Western Digital Hard Drives:

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements 12 (PC/Mac) $75 shipped (50% savings)

2-pack of D-Link DCS-930L wireless network cams with iOS/Android app: $50 shipped (Reg. $160)

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