Maximising your storage potential

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Maximising your storage potential

Throughout my travels I usually notice a few common themes expressed by most of the people I deal with, and one of those is storage. If you’re like me, you probably have years worth of digital photos, video of the kids, and only who knows what else kicking around somewhere on a hard drive. While these memories are rarely dragged out to be shown off to friends or family, these are usually considered the most valuable things we have. They’re the equivalnt of our parents and grandparents old photo albums that allow you to ocassionally see how much weight we’ve gained and how wrinkly our faces have gotten over the last ten or twenty years. It sometimes makes me wonder why these things are so valuable, but I have several gigabytes of my younger and spryer self with my wife and son squirrelled away in a dusty corner of my digital world.

The more technically savvy of you out there already know, though, that the digital world sometimes fails. The memories can be lost, or the drive fills to capacity. Luckily for us, space these days is cheap and easy to obtain. Moreover, moving from one machine to the next in the inevitable upgrade is also pretty easy with the newer technology on the market. External hard drives such as the Western Digital WD Elements 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive and the Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive make storing and transferring your data as easy as turning on a light.

Next time you take a look at the pictures of your vacation in 2004, you might want to consider how those memories will survive the next foray into the future. Not everyone will be able to keep the memories through the constant cycling of hardware, but we know we will, right?

Jason Cutting is a guest writer here at

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