Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss hard drive options and what to consider when you consider more space.
Dr. Mac is back with the thrilling conclusion to “Demystifying Disk Space,” explaining that the simple cure is to delete or move files to free up at least 10% of the disk’s capacity, so you have plenty of free space available for your virtual memory swap files.
Dr. Mac says that in his experience, many Mac users do not understand how close to capacity their startup disk is, so he’s here to offer you a quick lesson in disk space.
The headline is from Gizmodo: “A New Storage Breakthrough Could Squeeze a Library’s Worth of Data Into a Teaspoon of Protein.”
By 2020, researchers estimate that the world’s digital archive will weigh in at around 44 trillion gigabytes. That’s an astounding amount of data that isn’t necessarily being stored in the safest of places. Most storage mediums naturally degrade over time (if they’re not hacked or accidentally destroyed) and even the cloud isn’t as reliable as companies want us to believe. So researchers at Harvard University have turned to some unique chemistry they believe could safely archive the world’s data for millions of years—without requiring any power.
LAS VEGAS – FruitDock Ltd showed the DoBox Portable Wireless Hub, on the CES show floor—as you’ll see, it’s more than just a wireless hub.
LAS VEGAS – SECUREDATA is showing SecureDrive KP, one of their FIPS 140-2 Level 3 drives for when you really need to protect your data.
If you want 6GB RAM instead of 4 GB in your USB-C iPad Pro you’ll have to spring for the 1 TB model. It’s the only configuration with the extra RAM.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple’s free 200 GB iCloud storage for two months offer underscores how the standard 5 GB is far too low, plus they look at a new phishing scam Bryan encountered.
Drobo and Nexsan are being bought by StorCentric, a new company formed to combine the storage device makers.
Running out of iCloud space? Check your device backups! Depending on how you migrated to any new devices, you may have old info stuck on Apple’s servers, and cleaning it out could save you money from not having to upgrade your storage plan.
Apple’s Mail program has a nifty way of handling certain attachment types, so if your Mac’s storage is at a premium, you can change how this works to save space. We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!
Apple is offering a free month for iCloud users upgrading from the free 5 GB storage tier to any of the paid options. The offer is a move to get more iCloud users to upgrade to a paid storage plan.
Dr. Mac says he always uses one of two free apps to hunt down huge files on his boot disk. Both have been around for years, and both find huge files faster and easier (at least in his humble opinion) than any other technique.
Let’s say you want more storage in your iPhone. No problem, if you get the right flash memory chip, have the right gear to duplicate what’s on the original, and are confident with your soldering skills. Strange Parts did just that, and it worked! Check out their video to see the whole process.
Apple’s free iCloud storage for education is getting a boost from 5GB up to 200GB. The extra storage makes sense considering students need a way to store their assignments and other files, and was announced at the “Let’s take a field trip” media event on Tuesday.
If your Mac hard drive or SSD seems to be full of mystery files there’s a good chance you can get back a lot of storage space if you know where to look. These apps help you find and delete what you don’t need.
Melissa Holt shows you three ways to see how much storage space is available on your Time Capsule.
Dr. Mac’s solution to invisible file corruption might help keep your Mac from crashing.
Apple streamlined iCloud storage options during its Worldwide Developer Conference by removing the 1 TB option and lowering the price for 2 TB.
Why? Because the SSD is a soldered-in and non-upgradable boat anchor.