Much of the country has become all-too acquainted with a relentlessly frigid villain this winter that goes by the name of… polar vortex. Even saying it can send a chill down your spine.
But the polar vortex hasn’t just reminded us that we need to look out for our friends and family members during cold weather. It’s also reminded us that we need to protect our other loved ones – our tech devices.
If you’ve left your devices exposed to extreme cold for even relatively short amounts of time, it’s always advised to let them come to room temperature before use. This also goes for items that have been newly delivered in below freezing temperatures – as tempting as it is to put them to use immediately. Article Continues…
By Jennifer Bell, Guest Blogger
One of my favorite tools in Drive Genius 3 is the Duplicate feature. Drive Genius 3’s Duplicate tool serves as a great method to create disk images and device-to-device clone backups. Protect your creativity, work, pictures and events in time by using Drive Genius 3 along with a backup strategy. Developing and following a good maintenance and backup plan eliminates the need for data recovery efforts and increases the shelf life of your digital assets.
Why make a bootable clone?
What if something were to happen to your main hard drive? If you had a bootable clone available you would be able to boot from that clone backup. Heck, you could even take that external drive over to a friend’s house and boot from it by using your friend’s Mac and be up and running again. You’ll even be covered if your Mac was lost or stolen! The Duplicate tool can also be used to make disk images of your flash drives and external drives. Having a bootable clone is a great safeguard and makes it easy to get back up and running. Article Continues…
Green Monday might just be another in a long list of named shopping days to some people, but at OWC, Green Monday brings something extra special: our final Garage Sale of the year!
Check out this month’s list of deals for great gift ideas at great prices that are sure to save you a little bit of green on this Green Monday.
Here is just a small sampling of the great deals we have to offer:
Want to speed up your Mac and get rid of that spinning “beach ball”? Defragging your Mac hard drive with Drive Genius 3’s award-winning defrag tool is your best option to improve your hard disk drive’s speed and performance. Hey, who doesn’t want a faster Mac?
What does defragging a hard drive actually mean?
Your Mac has millions of files on its HDD. As the hard drive is used, the Mac starts to run out of space to put very large files. When that happens, your Mac fragments large files, places bits of the file in one location and other bits of it in other location. The more time that goes by, the more you’re going to have fragments of files all over your hard drive. This is a problem because opening and using files slows way down when your files are fragmented. The reason is because your Mac has to open the file and piece the various pieces together as it’s opening. This is one reason you may see the beach ball more often than you used to (it’s a sign of having a fragmented HDD). Article Continues…
DriveSlim is another key tool in Prosoft’s award-winning Drive Genius 3 software that helps you easily clean up your Mac hard drive and regain valuable hard drive space with various slimming plans. This is especially useful for SSD owners!
How does DriveSlim work?
DriveSlim offers the following options to clean up your hard drive and reclaim space:
Duplicate File Search and Delete
Ever wonder how many duplicate files you have on your hard drive? DriveSlim can search for all duplicates, show you their location and let you delete the unnecessary duplicates. This can save you tons of space on your hard drive.