This week's Mac DIY guide can solve multiple problems, depending on your needs. Most Mac users need more storage; one of the easiest ways to add storage is with an external drive.
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You can use external drives for backups, general data storage, or specific data storage, such as photos or music files. You can even set up an external drive as an emergency boot device, full of useful diagnostic utilities that would be an invaluable aid should your Mac have problems.
No matter how you plan to use an external storage device, this weekend's DIY project includes two guides. The first article looks at external storage options:
The second article is a step-by-step guide to building your own external drive: