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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.

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Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup
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Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

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by:Brian Matis
To some extent, perhaps... At least if you don't have a ton of files. Because of my photography work  over the past 10 years, I have several terabytes of photos and the thought of getting those into the cloud and paying for ongoing access to that amount of data is not welcoming to me. For that, I still do periodic hard drive backups and then put the hard drives into a storage unit so they're offsite.

But for a lot of my standard documents, yeah, iCloud backup has been great!

Another distinction for Time Machine though, is how you can rollback easily in case of accidental deletion. iCloud is nice because it provides offsite storage, syncing across devices and redundancy, but if doesn't protect against a deletion.
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by:Kyle Santos
Makes sense.  Thanks!
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by:Matt McLelland
And if you're really looking for a redundant backup for your GoPro - this is the newest edition to my family.  Turn it on, pop in the SD card, and backup is complete!

https://www.wdc.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-wireless-pro.html
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice.  I shared that with a buddy of mine who uses his GoPro on his drone.
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Nice! Sony's Playstation 4 is finally going to allow external attached storage. Maybe I won't have to go through the hassle of upgrading the internal drive after all :-)
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/ps4-will-soon-support-external-usb-hard-drives/
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by:Lucas Bishop
In this scenario, you could update the primary HD to be a small (cheap) SSD for the OS only, then put a massive SSHD on the external port and see pretty significant performance gain.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, that'd be pretty sweet. I've got my PC set up that way and it's really nice :-)
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I wish I knew about this tool a week ago.  I would have tried it then.  Great video by a member who has been with EE for some time.  This is their first video and they hope to make more!

https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/5838/AOMEI-Backupper-Pro-Cloning-software.html
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by:Dustin Saunders
I've used AOEMI to clone a hard drive to a SSD before, no complaints.  EaseUS Todo worked well for another time also (but was free) http://www.todo-backup.com/
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by:Dustin Saunders
I think they also used to have a partition manager that was pretty useful, could do tasks outside of the Windows OS limitation.
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Storage

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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.