How to Solve The Storage Dilemma in Laptops and Personal Computers
If you use your computer for studying or work, then, its likely that you got Windows Operating System warnings such as "Disk Running Low" "Run Disk Clean-up". Lack of storage is a major modern inconvenience for just about everyone as no one can function without their computer.
The storage capacity is different depending on the model of the laptop, type of computer, usage requirements as well as factors like the available storage on the hard drive. Terabytes, gigabytes, and megabytes are the common measures for storage. There are a few simple ways to substantially upgrade the storage available to you on either your laptop or personal computer without having to swap it out for a new model.
Running Disk Clean-up on Windows
Although there are couple of quick and easy techniques (empty Recycle Bin, run Disk Clean-up App, remove unused programs, move files to external HDD storage devices etc.) for increasing disk space on Microsoft Windows (or on Apple Macintosh computers), we’re going to skip all that because today no Australian should have computers (be it laptop for work, desktop for networks, or Apple Mac for pleasure) with inadequate disk space.
Small Investment Makes a Big Difference
A USB flash drive of at least 32GB, 64GB to 128 GBs (even 256 GB or above are easily available to buy from Coles, Woolworths, JB-HiFi, Officeworks or other retail stores throughout Brisbane Australia) can make a considerable difference dealing with storage issues.
When you are using your computer regularly, you’ll eventually be creating and handling large amounts of data. If you are wanting to store saved games, documents, images, videos or or text-based files. You can fit thousands of documents in USB drives with just 64GIG of space, although this may fall short if your data is mostly larger video files. For video files, a 128 GB USB is a good start although depending on your requirements you may need few usb flash drives.
Subscription to a cloud storage system could be ideal but costly, but getting a larger SD cards (e.g. Sandisk Extreme Pro microSD 256GB) means you can keep video files temporarily in the SD cards and later upload them to cloud storage which will essentially free up your laptop or computer from the weight of that data.
Many content creators that upload videos on sharing websites like YouTube also delete video files off their system as files uploaded on YouTube can easily be downloaded if the need should arise. That means, if you are a content creator for YouTube, once you produce your video and upload it, you can safely delete your local copy freeing up huge amounts of disk-space.
Upgrade or Install an Additional Internal Drive
Upgrading the internal hard drive of the laptop can also drastically increase the available storage although you may need a laptop computer technician for the installation. You will find that in general, most newer model laptops (ASUS, Apple MacBook) or even personal computers have additional sockets on the motherboard which is meant for installing other components which can include SSD or HDD or newer solid-state drives with M. 2 form factor. The best part is that your computer or laptop will look no different from the outside but perform much better resolving the storage dilemma along the way.
An external hard drive is another very useful tool in the arsenal of any computer user who frequently needs to manage large data files. External hard drives are essentially giant USBs that can have massive amounts of storage capacity like 2 Terabytes for example. For most people, even one external hard drive is sufficient for their data storage needs. External hard drives are fairly easy to travel with as well and they can be plugged into any laptop or computer to transfer data using a standard USB cable.
Buying Or Upgrading Laptop?
Many users struggle with the choice between purchasing a new laptop or upgrading the internal hard drive and RAM for a smoother user experience and more storage availability. Unless your laptop is past 5 years old mark, there is realistically no need for an upgrade of your laptop (unless you are a tech savvy individual or a gamer wanting to own the latest laptop) as the above mentioned steps will most likely solve your computer data storage-related requirements. Not to mention these solutions are rather cost-effective and may prevent you from swapping out a laptop you love for a newer model prematurely.
We Can Upgrade Your Laptop in Brisbane
Here at The Electronic Fix in Brisbane, we’d be more than happy to provide you with professional and friendly advice regarding upgrading laptop computers, simply contact us. Upgrading laptop RAM or Solid State Drive is a quick and easy way to improve laptop performance and solve storage issues as well.