Don't-Miss Storage Stories

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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?