To keep on the safe side, Microsoft's install setup saves a full copy of your current Windows installation (that's the Windows.old directory right there), and while this will come handy in case something goes wrong or you need to revert back, it will also occupy several gigabytes of precious storage.
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TSer Cycloid Torus is wondering how much he would benefit from buying an SSD. He doesn't need a speedy boot-up, but his current drive does load Fallout 4 levels painfully slow, raising the suspicion that it might be time to upgrade. Can he expect a performance boost anywhere else? Maybe it's best to go hybrid?
Long-time TS forum moderator SNGX is looking for software that can incrementally or manually back up certain directories (movies, TV, music, photos) to specific locations (essentially syncing say I:\Movies to F:\Movies etc.). The goal is syncing files that are scattered across several drives to a single one. Allway Sync n Go has been suggested -- do you have any experience with that?
With dozens of hours testing storage devices under our belt in the last year alone, we have a pretty clear idea of what are the top devices you should buy right now, divided into six categories: Best performance SSD, best value SSD, best hard drives, best portable storage, best external storage device and best home/SMB NAS.
I've been trying to get my hands on QNAP's new quad-core, 16-bay TS-1635 ever since it was announced. Marketed as a cost-effective business NAS, it's definitely not cheap at a little over $1,000, but looking at the competition we find QNAP is well positioned where it counts.