Don't-Miss Storage Stories

Supersize your free cloud storage to 100GB or more

Massive amounts of cloud storage for zero money. All this can be yours, with the right strategy and a little help from your friends.

How to build a bulletproof cloud backup system without spending a dime

The no-cost guide to backing up photos, documents, and more.

12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't)

The excuses end here! Get your PC into tip-top shape by performing these 12 simple tweaks.

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?

Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders and looking for the ones taking up the most space is a real time consuming process. There's an easier way to do it.

Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging

Felix Luke needs to back up his entire hard drive. He asked me to explain the differences between cloning and imaging.

Why you shouldn't back up to an internal hard drive

In a previous article, I briefly explained why you shouldn't back up to a second internal drive. Mike Bell wanted a more detailed explanation.

Multiple hard drives working together: All about RAID setups

Stevey, admittedly confused regarding the benefits of RAID arrays, asked the Answer Line forum to explain these hard-drive groups.

How to access your old 3.5-inch floppy disks

What precious data lies on those forgotten floppies? It's pretty cheap and easy to find out.

Answer Line: Move data files from an SSD to a hard drive

PoloTiger has both a solid state drive and a hard drive, and the SSD is almost full. What's the best way to both move data files to the hard drive and make Windows understand that that's where they belong?

I must run this program on computers other than my own

Lyman E Bertsch needs to run an application on a relative's computer. Installing the program isn't an option. Can Lyman run the program off a flash drive?

Find out what's using all the space on your hard drive

Free disk-space analyzer WizTree quickly tells you which files and folders are consuming the most storage.

What's the best file system for an external drive?

Cyberknight asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if a new flash drive should be formatted in FAT32 or NTFS.