That fast Mac with an SSD drive delivers blistering performance — until disaster strikes. That’s when you really need to have a backup system in place.

Data integrity

Most SSD users don’t understand that their Mac’s SSD drive is not another type of hard disk drive (HDD), but works in a completely different way. This means if things go wrong there’s no way of getting your data back — unless you backup.

My former colleague, ex-Macworld editor David Fanning learned this when his six-week-old MacBook Air had a catastrophic SSD failure. This wasn’t a total disaster as his triple backup routine meant he lost time, not data, but it inspired him to write this guide to SSD risk.

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