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Latest Storage Articles

  • How-Tos: How to format an SSD

    Here we explain how to format an SSD for when you want to install a new operating system, sell it on, give it away or dispose of it.

  • How-Tos: How to delete photos from your iPhone in iOS 8

    Want to permanently delete photos from your iPhone? Here, we show you how to clean all photos from an iOS device running iOS 8, including photos stored in iCloud.

  • How-Tos: Tech Jargon Buster - November 2014

    We explain in plain English technology terminology. Tech terms explained in our Tech Jargon Buster.

  • Test Centre: What's the best SSD 2014?

    What's the best SSD (solid-state drive) 2014? As prices start to drop and storage capacities increase, PC Advisor charts the best SSDs (solid-state drives) you can buy in the UK. The best SSDs for PC and laptop.

  • Test Centre: 13 best portable hard drives 2014

    Here's where we review and bring to you the 13 best portable hard drives available to buy in the UK in 2014.

  • Test Centre: 10 best external hard drives in the UK 2014

    PC Advisor reviews the 10 best external hard drives you can buy in the UK in 2014.

  • How-Tos: How to format a hard drive in Windows

    There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or simply because you're giving the drive to someone else or throwing it away. Here, we'll explain all you need to know to get the job done properly.

  • How-Tos: How to find out what takes up space on hard drives

    Hard drive space can fill up fast, and if you don't know where to look, it can be difficult to work out precisely where all that space is going. If you need to work out how your disks are already full, we've compiled a handy guide to show you how to find out what's taking up space on your hard drive.

  • How-Tos: How to archive video files

    If scores of videos have filled up your hard drive, we offer some options for backing up and archiving those precious files.

  • How-Tos: How to move Steam games to a different hard disk

    Steam games can take up an awful lot of space, and one of the main problems for PC gamers can be shuffling around and deleting old games in order to make room for newer titles. However, rather than having to go through the hassle of uninstalling and reinstalling whenever you want to move a game to a new hard drive, read our guide to moving Steam games to a new disk.

  • Feature: How many MBs are in a GB?

    Storage and memory jargon can be confusing, and it’s easy to confuse megabytes with gigabytes. Here’s everything you need to know.

  • How-Tos: How to use OneDrive like a pro

    Microsoft’s OneDrive keeps on getting better and it does more than simply provide online storage space. We show you how to use OneDrive and get the most out of the free storage as well as sharing files and accessing other PCs

  • How-Tos: GPT vs MBR: Which hard drive format for Windows 8.1?

    If you're building a Windows 8.1 PC you'll need to properly format the hard drive. So which format - GPT or MBR?

  • How-Tos: How to format a USB stick on a Mac

    Sometimes you need to format (completely erase) an USB stick to restore it to its full capacity. Here's how to format an USB stick on a Mac.

  • How-Tos: How to restore an SD card's full capacity

    A reader wrote in to PC Advisor for help in restoring his SD card's capacity when his 4GB card showed only 1GB available. Here's how we fixed his problem.

  • How-Tos: Find Outlook messages on an external hard drive

    How to find emails and attachments received in Outlook, on an external hard drive. How to access Outlook messages on an external hard drive.

  • How-Tos: Failing hard drive: what to do

    What to do when your laptop- or PC hard drive fails. Failing hard drive? Here's good advice.

  • Buying Advice: SSD vs SSHD: solid state or hybrid?

    If you're looking to upgrade your hard disks or buy a new PC or laptop, it pays to choose wisely when it comes to storage. In the battle of SSD vs SSHD, we explain which to go for.

  • How-Tos: How to fix an unrecognized USB drive

    It’s never a good thing to see the message “USB Device Not Recognised” after plugging in a hard drive or thumb drive full of your precious files. Here’s how you can try and fix an unrecognized USB drive.

  • How-Tos: How to manage all your cloud storage from one place

    Many people have multiple cloud storage accounts - Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive - but managing them all separately can be a chore. Here's how to control your different services from a single interface using MultCloud

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