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STORAGE

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How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive

How to make your own (cheaper) Fusion Drive

Can't afford Apple's version? Well if you are able and have the parts, why not make your own

How to convert an old PC into a modern server

Don't recycle that aging desktop PC - give it a new purpose in life

How to implement next-generation storage infrastructure for Big Data

Big Data is all cool and all, but shouldn't we be thinking about storage first?

How to quickly encrypt and securely delete with Disk Utility

Worried about just anyone being able to access your files? We have the answer...

How to configure iCloud if you share an Apple ID

Now you can have separate iCloud accounts while still sharing iTunes purchases with your family

How to keep file date information intact when restoring from Mozy backup

Avoid a minor glitch in cloud data storage service

How to run programs from a flash drive

USB drives allow users to carry their favourite programs in their pockets

How to recover data from a laptop hard drive

Protect prized family photos from a crashed hard disk

Removing U3 software from a flash drive

Re-purposing a USB flash drive with U3 pre-installed.

How to use an old Mac as a backup server

Keep backups and store information safely

How to password protect folders on a Mac

You can password protect sensitive files in any folder by turning that folder into an encrypted disk image

How to build a solid server virtualisation foundation

How to plan, deploy, and maintain a sound virtual infrastructure in your data centre

How to buy the best portable hard drive

We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favourite models

How to clear space on your laptop hard drive

Here's how you can get some breathing room back

How to partition your hard drive and optimise performance

We explain how to speed up your PC with an advanced technique known as "short stroking"

How to choose a server for your small business

Thinking of buying a server for your growing business, but don't know where to start?

How to fix iTunes Match track scanning errors

Here's a simple solution to make iTunes Match associate with your music files

How to back up a PC to a network location

Keep your data safe on another machine's hard drive

How to 'zip' files using Windows

Users can rely on Windows' built in 'zipping' tool rather than a third-party utility

How to back up your Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo webmail

Keep an archive of your email accounts

How to create a drive partition using Acronis

Organise your storage for data security

How to keep your hard drive defragmented with Disk Defraggler 2.0

Slick "defrag" utility beats Windows' own tool at every turn

How to protect your hard drive from malware

Before you bring home something that could infect your PC, clean your drive with a free utility

How to write a data storage policy

Navigating the politics of storage


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