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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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All about drive letters and drive names

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.

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How to test the speed of your USB drives

How fast are your flash drives and external hard drives? Here's how to find out.

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Back up and sync between your home and travel PCs

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.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.

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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

Hitting 'delete' is just the beginning. Depending on the type of storage and the sensitivity of the information, there are other things you need to do to make sure your deleted files are gone for good.

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Deep inside BitTorrent Sync's cloudless file syncing

BitTorrent Sync offers cloud storage's benefits without its privacy concerns or service outages. Here's how to use it.

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The ultimate guide to proper SSD management

From file management to housecleaning, these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your supercharged storage.

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Recover files from a dead PC

Your PC no longer boots. Here's how to recover the vital files trapped inside.

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Move from a hard drive to an SSD

You can easily clone a small hard drive to a large one. It's not so easy to clone a large hard drive to an SSD.

Cloud storage made simple: How to integrate it with your workflow

The best ways to sync your files, max your storage, and access your data from any device, anywhere.

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How to force SkyDrive to store your files on your hard drive in Windows 8.1

With Windows 8.1 SkyDrive makes many of your files available only when you're online. Here's how to change that so you always have a local copy at hand.