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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.

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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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Move your libraries to an external drive without messing things up

Your libraries, such as Documents and Music, can go anywhere on your internal drive. You could also put them in external storage—just avoid these potential pitfalls along the way.

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What you need to know about SD cards

SDSC, SDHC, Mini, Micro, and C vs. U. Here’s what you need to know about SD Cards in their various forms.

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How to upgrade to a larger hard drive

Your hard drive (or SSD) is overflowing. You’ve just bought a new one with a larger capacity. Now what do you do?

How to restore your SSD to peak performance

SSDs slow down with use, but a secure-erase utility could work wonders for it.

Move your libraries to a second drive or partition

"Commander Dave" Turner wants to move his documents, photos, and other data files to another drive

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How to archive files so they'll stay around for years

Daisky wants to store files in a way that will make them available to future generations

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Find the right backup drive for your storage needs

If coming up with a backup strategy is one of your New Year's resolutions, maybe a backup drive should be on your holiday shopping list. We can tell you what to look for.

The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

Wherein we conceptualize the need and walk you through the deed.

Recover files from a dead external drive

Xolelwa Mzili's PC no longer sees her external hard drive. Can she recover the files?