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Best practice for living with less computer storage

I'm contemplating a new computer purchase, and one of the options I'm kicking around is a Macbook Pro Retina. Getting one of those with a big SSD is stupidly expensive. So I'm wondering what the best approach is for dealing with less storage on a laptop, and any particular tips or tricks. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jan 31, 2014 - 14 answers

 

Help Me Deal with Lots of Photos

How do you use iPhoto on a regular basis if you keep your library on an external drive? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Aug 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Best way to upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

200 GB in 1986?! Inconceivable!

How common were 200GB hard drives in the mid-1980s? Would institutions like the USGS have had access to them? Would general readers even have understood the term? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Feb 1, 2012 - 38 answers

Where can I find lockable storage with cable holes?

Where can I buy a lockable storage cabinet for several external hard drives, with a hole for cables to the outside? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on May 10, 2011 - 8 answers

150 GB of priceless family memories, hangin' out on my rickety Dell

I have a lot of digital photos and videos. What's a reliable, safe, redundant and not-too-costly system for storing personal media files? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me find a personal offsite data backup service.

Help me find a personal offsite data backup service. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Would a terabyte be terrible?

Am I limited as to the capacity of a second hard drive to be added to my PC? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on May 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Sad cojoined hard drive twins seek new lease of life.

How can I recover data from two striped RAID drives if the enclosure is not responding? Is it possible to put them inside another enclosure and have it read the striped data correctly? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jan 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Best way to store 4 TB of media?

I'm looking for reliable, scalable storage, around 4 TB. [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Nov 18, 2009 - 17 answers

I need to keep my hard drive safe from the elements.

Will I completely ruin my hard drive if I don't store it in an anti-static bag? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Jul 14, 2009 - 22 answers

PC won't recognize my HD.

My computer is having problems with recognizing capacity of hard drives or recognizing the drives at all. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Using a large music collection with a smaller-capacity DAP without a computer in between.

I'm hoping to use a portable harddrive with a USB storage device (Digital Audio Player, as it turns out) without a computer in between. Does such a product exist? Preferably at a non-exorbitant price? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Apr 7, 2009 - 14 answers

MacBook HDD size upgrade to increase speed and overall performance?

Will upgrading the size (but not RPM or cache size) of my laptop's hard drive increase performance? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Which USB Mass Storage Device is which?

How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I access my network storage from my new computer?

How can I access my WD MyBook World Network Storage Drive from my new (Ubuntu 8.04) computer now that my old (WinXP) box is dead dead dead? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?

Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 10, 2008 - 13 answers

How to protect these drives?

Where could I purchase a bunch of Seagate's Seashell plastic hard drive cases? [more inside]
posted by estherbester on Jul 8, 2008 - 5 answers

How to store hard drives?

Is there a foolproof way of storing internal hard drives for external (hot swappable) use? [more inside]
posted by speek on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

ATA-7 to replace ATA-6?

Can an ATA-7 hard drive be used as a replacement for an ATA-6 hard drive? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Apr 17, 2008 - 5 answers

A->B instead of B->A?!?!?

How to recover from sync-ing a RAID 1 the wrong way? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Why are transfers to my external firewire drive so slow?

What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Can't we all just get along?

I'm looking for an external storage solution that will play nice with an XP Desktop and a Kubuntu laptop...preferably at the same time [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 16, 2007 - 10 answers

A good external storage option for $100 and under?

What is a good external HD option for around $100 that focuses on reliability and capacity? Speed is unimportant and I am willing to use an enclosure/internal HD as an option. [more inside]
posted by Empyrean_72 on Nov 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Clone a laptop drive

What is the easiest way to make a bit-perfect copy of a potentially failing laptop hard drive? The copy target would be a new 2.5" drive that I'd then install in the same laptop. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 11, 2007 - 37 answers

Largest internal HD for a Macbook Pro

What's the largest internal hard drive available for a Mac Book Pro? I currently have a 120 ATA drive that came preinstalled when I bought the computer. Preferably, I'd like to be able to have two internal hard drives, swapping out my DVD drive...I know that the MCE OptiBay Hard Drive 160gb/5400rpm is available, but I'd like something bigger!
posted by bronxteacher on Oct 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Should I use LVM or onboard RAID for redundant storage?

What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 19, 2006 - 7 answers

What should I do with my old hard drives?

I've got a bunch of extra hard drives, and I want to setup a backup NAS type solution so I can backup my data and store movies, tv shows, media, etc. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by creeront on Oct 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Massively Multi Hard Drive

External storage filter: external 2.5” enclosure for more than one 2.5” drive? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Mar 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Has anyone ever successfully revived a hard drive after it started making that dreaded metallic clicking sound?

Has anyone ever successfully revived a hard drive after it started making that dreaded metallic clicking sound? I've already tried whacking it, and putting it in the freezer. Any novel ideas out there before I add it to my paper weight collection?
posted by moseymose on Jan 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Setting up my new HDD

What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Apr 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Recommendations wanted for a mobile hard drive

Anyone have any favourites when it comes to mobile hard drives? I'm looking to replace a 40GB+ Lacie Pocketdrive unit. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Feb 23, 2005 - 8 answers

OS X claims a 200 GB Maxtor external drive has only 128GB capacity.

New External Drive for OSX: So I bought a new external, as I've been threatening in other posts. It's a 200gb Maxtor. I plug it into my Powerbook which tells me it can't recognize the format. Do I want to Initialize? I say yes... and it identifies the drive as having a 128gb capacity. What gives? Where are the other 72gb? What format should I choose for this sucker? Help!
posted by dobbs on Nov 11, 2004 - 18 answers

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