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Smarter with your data: back up everything automatically

Smarter with your data: back up everything automatically

Backups are essential. If you don't want to lose years of photos, documents and settings, learn how to back up your data automatically. 1


It is good to eject a USB drive properly

It is good to eject a USB drive properly

Wondering if you should bother with using the Eject option before ripping out a USB drive? Here's why you should. 3


Keep one backup off the grid

Keep one backup off the grid

In your suite of automated backup processes, it's good to have one doomsday backup, should the ultimate failure occur.


Share Dropbox files with a simple link

Share Dropbox files with a simple link

Dropbox has made it easy to share files without giving anyone special access to your storage.


Do not trust DVD for long-term backup

Do not trust DVD for long-term backup

If you have old photos, videos or other files that are backed up on DVDs, you should check if they're still OK. 1


Break your way into a cheaper hard drive

Break your way into a cheaper hard drive

Sometimes it's best to buy an external hard drive by looking for the cheapest internal drive that you can buy. 2


Redundancy: the backups of your backups

Redundancy: the backups of your backups

If you really want to sleep easy, the ultimate backup solution includes backups for your backups.


Test your backups regularly

Test your backups regularly

A backup isn't really a backup if it doesn't actually work.


Migrating to SSD: get yourself a new computer without getting one

Migrating to SSD: get yourself a new computer without getting one

CNET editor Dong Ngo shows how you can replace your computer's hard drive with a solid-state drive and be significantly happier with your life. 2


Make backups faster by getting organised

Make backups faster by getting organised

Knock weeks off your backup process by getting your files in order.


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