89 Best PC Tips – Backups

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best pc tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag!

The next series of tips are targeted to Backing Up your important resources.

#1 – Recycle Old Hard Drives
Your old laptop may be dead, but the hard drive can live on. All you need is a simple adapter such as the Apricorn EZ upgrade Universal SATA kit ($49 – www.apricorn.com), which can be used to transfer data from an old hard drive to a new laptop or turn that old hard drive into a handy external USB drive.

#2 – Move Files Online
AOL’s browser-based Xdrive (www.xdrive.com), which received an Editors’ Choice in our January issue, couldn’t make it easier to store your files online. Simply press the green Add button and upload your files. While speeds will vary depending on your Internet connection, you can’t argue with the price – free for the first 5GB, and $9.95 per month for 50GB. Since it’s browser-based, you can access your stuff from anywhere!

I’ve personally used XDrive and I have to say, it’s worth it.  I never exceed the usage of 5GB so I’m not currently paying for the service, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking to back up your very important files!


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