Don't-Miss Storage Stories
Encryption could impact other computer activities, and it could also make file recovery harder. Here's how to encrypt without regrets.
The newer (GPT) standard solves some limitations of the older (MBR) standard. Here's how to tell which standard your drive uses.
Not that long ago, every PC could read and write CDs and DVDs. Not anymore. The disappearance of optical drives has its advantages, but also its problems.
It's not something you'd do every day, like making and deleting file folders, but it can be helpful. Here's why.
Imaging and cloning will both copy the contents of your drive, but the best way depends on whether you're upgrading or backing up. Here's when you should use each one.
Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.
What kind of external storage do you need? This guide will help you decide how best to spend your money.
An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.
All of your storage devices have drive letters, and perhaps even drive names, to help you and your OS manage them. Here's how to manage those letters and names--and avoid confusing your computer in the process.
How fast are your flash drives and external hard drives? Here's how to find out.
You keep one PC at home, and travel with a smaller, lighter one. Here's how to keep files synced and backed up between the two.
External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.
FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.