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When to image a hard drive, and when to clone it

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.

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Back up your PC's files for free with these 3 tools

Been meaning to back-up your PC, but not sure where to start? Here are three tools that can get you started.

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Acronis True Image 2015 review: Easy to use, at last

A long-time contender for the best backup-software crown, True Image nearly gets its interface act together.

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Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free

IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. we'll show you how and when to do this.

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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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.

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WD My Cloud Mirror review: Your private cloud, now with built-in redundancy

This NAS device uses RAID 1 to provide more secure storage.

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Bvckup 2 review: No-nonsense app makes backups a breeze

A backup tool that knows safeguarding your files is serious business, Bvckup 2's lean, mean aesthetic and impressive performance make for a trustworthy tool.

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.