TIPS ON HOW TO INCREASE YOUR STORAGE SPACE ON YOUR MAC
Windows 10 Storage Spaces comes with several new features that allow you to maximize your storage space on your computer. As you add more drives into your computer, Windows automatically adds storage space onto your existing hard drive. You can even use Storage Spaces to segregate two or more redundant drives together in a storage pools and utilize capacity in that pool to generate virtual hard drives known as storage spaces. With this new feature you will be able to store more than one drive at a time. The following tutorial will help you get started with using Storage Spaces in Windows.
To use Storage Spaces, first you will need to right click on the local storage space and select create storage space. Once you have done this click the plus sign symbol. Now you will be able to see the additional storage space that is being created. Depending on your storage space requirements, you can select multiple drives and assign them one by one to be able to save space on your disk drive. When you are finished setting up the storage space it will be available for use.
One great feature of Windows is that you can combine this feature with the other ones I have mentioned above to save even more space. So lets say you have a 500-GB drive, and you want to create a 2GB storage space, you can right-click on the 500GB storage and select create additional storage space, then select the 2GB self storage unit. This will save even more space on your hard disk drive. Another feature that you can use is the ability to set up automatic scheduled maintenance. When this is turned on, whenever your computer begins to slow down, it will be automatically contacted so that you can do the maintenance and thus improve your computer speed.
You may also select to create storage space when you need extra hard disk space on one or more of the drives. Here you would select create additional storage space, and in my experience you can create three-way mirrors on all the selected drives. The benefit of this is that you can have two-way mirrors for all the drives and easily access all the files from both the mirrors at the same time. When you select create mirror, all the files that you want to back up will appear in the lower pane of your Explorer window.
How can you make your Mac run faster when storage space is needed? Well, here is another trick that you should consider. By adjusting your browsing and cache settings to reduce the amount of temporary Internet information on your Mac, your computer will run faster. When you browse through the internet, many times it takes more time for your Mac to read the information from temporary Internet files, and this causes your computer to slow down.
Why does your computer slow down? This happens because all the temporary files are not cleaned up properly. To clean up the temporary Internet files that clog up your storage space, select “manage folders” option from the main menu of the” Finder” application. Then click “imensiatic”, and click “Yes” to confirm that you want to clear up the clutter. When you choose “imenmeric” in the manage folders dialog box, you will be given a list of folders containing no items. You can then choose the one with the items and clear it up by clicking on the plus sign symbol.
When you have finished cleaning up the storage of your Mac, it is important that you create the desired number of volumes. If your computer has twenty-four drives, it is recommended that you create the maximum of two drives. In my opinion, it is best to store your most important documents on the two primary drives, and the least two secondary drives. Then you can save everything else on the additional drives.
I have been storing my family photos for the past year on one 10-gigabyte iPod and am now storing another half dozen on some of the new Firewire cards that Apple provides. The card with the largest amount of free space is the SanDisk Ultra, which gives me about four gigabytes free. The other three storage units I use are a Seagate STCSSS100, a WD My book, and a WD My ebook. If you are going to use self-storage units to save your files, you should store the documents and photos you want to keep in the lowest possible space on the lower storage units. However, if you are going to store your entire house on the higher storage units, you may want to buy an external hard drive to put all the other files on.