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How To Buy The Best Portable Hard Drive

Portable Hard DriveYou can never have too much digital storage, and the day will comesooner than you thinkwhen you wont be able to squeeze a single new file onto your computers hard drive. And if your primary computer is a laptop or an all-in-one desktop, you wont be able to solve the problem by opening the case and tossing in a supplemental drive. One solution might be to rent storage space in the cloud, but buying a hard-drives worth of capacity is prohibitively expensive: 500GB of storage on Dropbox, for example, will set you back $499 per year. If you need just storage, as opposed to a service for file syncing or collaborating via the cloud, buying a portable hard drive is far more economical. For less than $200, you can get a 2TB drive that supplies four times the capacity of a Dropbox account.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.