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How to make a custom CoreStorage drive in OS X

The CoreStorage volume manager behind Apple's Fusion Drive can be used to create your own spanned volumes in any Mac running Lion or later.

By Nov. 15, 2012

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Taming Apple's new Fusion Drive technology

Apple's new hybrid drive offers great benefits, but a few drawbacks for some setups.

By Nov. 14, 2012

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Insignificant bug keeps encrypted disks unlocked after ejecting in OS X

While not the expected behavior, this bug is technically not a breach in security.

By Jun. 14, 2013

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How to restart a FileVault-protected Mac remotely

If necessary, you can restart a FileVault-enabled Mac and have it automatically unlock the volume and load the operating system.

By Nov. 19, 2012

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

This week readers e-mailed in questions about hiding the OS X menu bar, erasing hard drives, and creative uses of technology.

By Nov. 16, 2012

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Tackle stubborn disk partitioning in OS X

If partitioning a drive with Disk Utility gives you unmount or resource busy errors, there may be workarounds you can use.

By Aug. 1, 2013

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How to set up an external hard drive for use with OS X

Many hard drives come preformatted with special utility software that largely is not needed, and may even be problematic or limiting at times.

By Nov. 27, 2013

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Apple adds encryption contextual menu options to Mountain Lion

New options in the Finder allow for quick encryption of mounted secondary storage drives.

By Jul. 31, 2012

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How to encrypt one volume on a drive in OS X

If you want to share a drive but keep some files on it encrypted, you can easily do so with a couple of approaches in OS X.

By May. 24, 2013

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Options for securing password files in OS X

If you keep a text or Word file on your system that contains all of your passwords, then you might consider options to better secure it.

By Jul. 23, 2013