Sunday, July 8, 2018

Managing Data, Files, and Backups

I have a lot of work to do when it comes to managing my external hard drives and flash drives. I currently have -

  • 1 x old Maxtor 500 Gigabyte external hard drive (That doesn't really work)
    • Purchased in....2006? 
  • 1 x 250 Western Digital 250 Gigabyte external hard drive
    • Purchased this in fall of 2008
  • 1 x Western Digital 1 Terabyte external hard drive
    • Purchased during Black Friday of 2009
  • Various flash drives throughout the years
  • 1 x Corsair 128 Gigabyte Solid State Drive (SSD) flash drive
    • Purchased fall 2017
I also have Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud storage. 

Ideally, I would only have one online cloud storage, probably Google Drive, and one main external hard drive that centralizes everything (sort of like a server). 

I would like to have a drive where I can save all of my video projects on, so I can get them off iMac. My iMac has been running slow, and I need to get a bunch of files off of it. 

My plan 
  1. Get all of the files off of the Maxtor Drive, since it doesn't stay connected for more than 15 minutes at time. Move the files to the 1 TB drive. 
  2. Clear out the 250 gig WD drive to the 1 TB drive.
  3. Clear out the 128 gig SSD to the 1 TB drive. 
  4. Sort through the 1 TB drive and remove duplicate/unnecessary items. 
This is a plan to get me started.

How do you organize your computer files? (Probably better than how I do it)

Signed,

Mitch


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