Erasing an SSD drive not only sanitizes the drive, but recovers lost performance on systems with inefficient garbage collection. We'll show you how to securely erase your SSD drive.
If you have purchased a new Mac or have upgraded your hard drive on an older Mac, you may find when accessing the option to erase free disk space using Apple's Disk Utility that the controls for doing so are grayed out.
Apple's "Secure Empty Trash" option will perform a seven-pass random erase on the files in the Trash, but you may wish to change this up a bit.
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week.
Utilities Updates: TinkerTool System 1.6; LogOutScreenSaver 3.1.2; One Finger Snap 1.3.2; File Juicer 4.6; more
Utilities Updates: Maintenance 1.0.4; FileSalvage 5.0; 1Passwd 1.4.2834; BackityMac 1.2b; more
Utilities Updates: Tiger Cache Cleaner 3.0.7; Apple Soundtrack Pro 1.0.3; OpenOffice.org 2.0; more
Utilities Updates: Dantz Retrospect 6.1.126; CopyPaste yType 2.6.1; Mail Forward X 3.0.2; more
Utilities Updates: MainMenu 1.4.4; Widget Maker X 1.0b1; NetNewsWire 2.0.1; more
Utilities Updates: Opera 8.0.2 beta; FileChute 1.9; PodSalvage 4.0; more