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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_26

26. Protecting Your Data

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Computers are like cars because they only work if you properly maintain them. While it’s nice to think that your Mac will work all the time, whenever you need it, the reality is that your Mac may eventually fail if you don’t take care of it. Perhaps the most important way to maintain your Mac and all of your critical data is to maintain your disk.

Older Mac computers have physical hard disks, whereas newer Mac models use solid-state drives that act like USB flash drives in that they have no moving parts. While solid-state drives are much faster than mechanical hard drives, they are prone ...

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