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Storage devices today are small and slim - and with more space to boot. Look at the USB drive: Sized like a thumb with capacities between 32MB and 4GB. Other storage options for the home and office are CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-RW. While a CD can holdup to 700MB of data, a single-layer DVD can store up to 4.7GB-nearly seven times more than a CD. CDs and DVDs are also more affordable than thumb drives and can be easily duplicated and shared.

There's also a range of portable hard disk drives. Entire PC hard disks can be backed up on these drives. For the small USB drives, it is good for moving data. Professionals travelling can take these small drives with the information in them without lugging their notebook computers on their journeys. The information can be a presentation or a spreadsheet or a legal document. When they arrive at their destination, they simply plug the USB into a computer and access their work.

Or if you are taking work home, put them into the USB drive instead of e-mailing the material to your personal e-mail. This is especially useful when the files are over 5MB, which can choke up your e-mail account. USB drives are easy to use. Plug into the computer, it appears as an external drive, click on it, and you can see your files. On completion, just right-click on its icon to safely remove it.

CDs and DVDs are good for storing files that are huge or for long-term purposes like storing wedding photos and video. Note that all these storage options provide mobility and enable easy sharing of information. However, there is also the risk of losing them. When you misplace a thumb drive, you also lose valuable data, even personal images and video clips. So when it comes to storage, small may be beautiful, but you need to handle it with great care.

 

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