Don't-Miss Storage Stories
Dropbox, primarily used for syncing, can also be used for online-only storage. But I don't advise it.
USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.
You'd be surprised at how quickly your iPhone or iPad can chew through storage, particularly the tiny 16GB model. If you're feeling jammed, try these easy ways to find a few gigs of breathing room.
It's just like an internal drive, but with a case and a plug. If the files on that drive aren't backed up, you could have a disaster, but there may be some hope.
Your hard drive may not have gone down with the ship. But the way to rescue it involves having the right adapter.
You can easily change drive D: into drive F:. But if Windows expects a file to be on drive D:, this is going to cause a problem.
Files you carry in your pocket can be easily lost or stolen. You can thwart the thieves with these easy techniques for encrypting external storage.
A backup should protect your PC from disaster. But sometimes it can become one disaster on top of another.
You can protect the contents of a ZIP file, but unless you know the trick, you might as well not bother.
Backing up twice provides more protection than backing up once--but only if you don't make the same mistakes twice.
I can't tell you exactly how much your PC will speed up with an SSD. But I can tell you it will be a lot.
Cloud storage is convenient, but you can remove any concerns about security or other issues if you do what they do yourself.