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When discussing backup options, frequently we will mention cloning. There are two basic types of clones, block-level and file-level, and here are the differences between them.
If your system hangs when going into Safe Mode, or will not load into Safe Mode at all, there are a couple of things you can do to fix the situation.
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If you have upgraded your Mac to Lion and are experiencing slowdowns, you might be suspecting faults with the hard drive as a possible reason.
Sometimes after updating or upgrading OS X, users may find their system fans running abnormally fast. There are a few reasons why this may happen, and here are the steps to tackle them.
Sometimes people who have just reinstalled OS X on their systems or migrated to a new boot device may find a folder entitled "Boot OSX" appearing on their desktops.
Sometimes Time Machine in OS X may create multiple backup folders for your system, which can take up space on the Time Machine drive.
A hands-on look at the options and tools in Drive Genius 3 for OS X.
Older computers will often start to slow down for no apparent reason. Even when not used frequently, slowdowns may occur where the system may pause for a few seconds and then run fine for a little while. In OS X, when these pauses occur you may see the spinning color wheel and not be able to do anything with your system until the problem resolves itself.
Cloning a hard drive is when you create an exact copy of one drive's contents to another, which has been made quite simple with the availability of high-capacity external drives, simple connectivity, and highly developed cloning software. Many troubleshoo