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The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Pocket Guide by Jeff Carlson - Ginormous knowledge, pocket sized.

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8. Disks and Networking

No computer is an island, and you will frequently find yourself needing to move files from one computer to another. Mac OS X has many options for connecting storage devices to a Mac, and connecting to other computers over a network, whether a local network or the Internet. You can also easily burn a CD or DVD to move files around.

Snow Leopard treats all volumes (mounted drives) more or less the same, whether they directly attach to a port, connect over a local network or the Internet, or mount in a CD or DVD drive.

In this chapter, I cover how to attach and remove (or mount and unmount) drives, as well as how to manage drives over a network.

Connect a Storage Device

You’ll run into two main kinds ...

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