no external hardrive to backup files!!dropbox?one drive?

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  1. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       12 Jan 2016 #11


    I have done over 50+ windows 10 upgrades on various configurations. This is my procedure:

    Step 1. Backup the whole hard drive using Acronis True Image to an external USB hard drive on site. This include diagnostic partitions and others from the PC manufacturer.
    Step 2. Run Windows 10 Upgrade program from the USB thumb drive.
    Step 3. Customize and install additional programs as needed.
    Step 4. Backup the image to my NAS for safe keeping for a short period, not more than two months.

    Since you don't have that much data, may be a 64 (or 128) GB USB flash drive is enough to contain your data. You can get a 64 GB for under $30. Don't forget your data is priceless!
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  2.    12 Jan 2016 #12

    How many gigs do I need for 4000 pics?
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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #13

    vejichan said: View Post
    How many gigs do I need for 4000 pics?
    Depends entirely on how big/how high resolution the photos are. Typical photo is about 3 mb max so:

    3 mb * 4000 / 1000 = 12 gb rated capacity.

    (yes, I know there are 1024 mb in a gb before someone corrects me technically)

    Those would be usual home digital camera type photos. Downloaded/emailed/selfie photos would be considerably less.
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  4.    12 Jan 2016 #14

    vejichan said: View Post
    Which online drive has the most space?
    OneDrive used to be good, alas no more. Unless you grab it you will no longer get 30GB free but 5.

    Drobox was always feeble - it is the same. Perhaps 5 or 6GB free.

    I'm sure you could buy a 8GB USB for the price of a can of coke.
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    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       12 Jan 2016 #15

    vejichan said: View Post
    How many gigs do I need for 4000 pics?
    Obviously depending the resolution of your pictures.
    Since you are concerning with your existing data. Here is simple answer. Look at your Photo folders or any data folders. Add each folders or subfolders and you find the answer!
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  6.    12 Jan 2016 #16

    vejichan said: View Post
    How many gigs do I need for 4000 pics?
    Looking at the properties of the folder will give you the answer.
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  7.    12 Jan 2016 #17

    Here is a good deal - note the extra 15% off until 1/13

    ADATA USA UV128 128 GB High-Speed USB 3.0 Capless USB Flash Drive, Blue -
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  8.    12 Jan 2016 #18

    Ok here is the lowdown...I had an external USB drive that I stored everything day it stopped working and when I plugged it in my pc said none I have tons of valuable info on this and I hope one day somebody will try to find a way to retrieve my files from safe to say I have 0 faith in external drives.
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  9.    12 Jan 2016 #19

    one drive .. is it temporary storage or forever storage?

    when i put my files and pics on one drive... can i leave it there forever or is it temporarily.. i read somewhere that people who upgraded to windows 10 .. get one drive for 2 years?.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       12 Jan 2016 #20

    Hello vejichan, :)

    OneDrive comes with your Microsoft account, and you will always have the default storage.

    OneDrive: FAQ - Windows Help
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