win 8 tablet - working remotely, what are the options when you want to be able to access lots of data
Posted on 2013-12-26
Most of this is new territory for me so I'd like to post this to ask if this user is expecting too much or how to accommodate him.
He has a Samsung Win 8 tablet with full keyboard attached. It has 2 GB RAM, runs an Atom z2760 1.8GHz processor and has 50GB storage and an 64GB SD card installed.
He want to use this exclusively for his work as a consultant at a large firm and for personal use.
Some of the issues:
The key issue is that his hard drive is maxed out
He has an OST of 12GB. We disabled cached mode with exchange from the firm's Exchange email for him and manually deleted the OST. I understand the general concept of cached mode, but will that lose contacts and calendar when he has no internet? And with no caching, does it keep the headers and retrieves the entire email once it is clicked? For all email in all folders?
He has about 70GB of data on dropbox but using selective sync has whittled that down to fit on the hard drive. The folders that aren't synced can only be accessed via the dropbox website at that point, right?
We wanted to put the dropbox folder on the 65GB SD card, but it wouldn't permit that since it's a removable drive. Is there a work around for that?
What are people's views on shrinking the winsxs folder? that has about 7GB of data
Basically, he just wants to be able to access lots of files, more than what would fit on the 50GB drive, both when he has internet access and when he doesn't and he wants it backed up or available on other machines. If a file is not in the dropbox folder, the process to download it from the dropbox website, edit it and send it back to the dropbox server is not like browsing a share, right?
It would seem he needs to be able to browse a remote share? But is there a work around when he doesn't have internet access? Can these win 8 tablets get a larger hard drive? Is that the answer? Or is trying to do all this on an atom full time not feasible?