Tag Archive | "Hardware"

The truth about external FireWire and USB drives

Friday, August 21, 2009


For years, Mac fans have known that you must have a FireWire external drive for it to be bootable. We have purchased a few FireWire drives, but lately they seem to be harder to find, especially ones with a cooling fan. Our article on the Antec MX-1 enclosure (USB 2.0 and eSATA) forgot to mention […]

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Two monitors, one computer

Monday, September 29, 2008

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If you ever had two monitors on your desktop computer, and that could include your laptop when it is on the desk, you would never go back. First of all, on a Mac, all you need is a second video card, which comes with most towers and laptops. So, let’s say you had two 19 […]

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Build a high-quality external hard drive

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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I just put together an external USB drive and am so happy with it I’d thought I’d share my recipe. I have owned many external drives before, including LaCie external drives, and was always disappointed when I’d open them up. Cheap Maxtor drives, poor engineering, el cheapo parts, not to mention how noisy they’d get. […]

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