Have you ever run out of space on your hard drive? It may not be as common as it once was thanks to 1TB and 2TB drives, but it can still happen especially when storing mass amounts of digital photos or video clips.
Storage Spaces solves that dilemma by allowing you to group multiple drives under a single logical drive letter. If you start to run out of space, you could simply throw another USB hard drive on the system to expand your storage.
Of course, if a USB drive storing crucial data crashes, it could pose a problem. Windows 8 Storage Spaces has a solution for that as well. Microsoft employs a software-based RAID system to protect data and ensure that your data remains available even in the event of a hardware failure.
5. File History
Windows 8 has new tools to protect your important data from corruption or accidental changes or deletions. File History periodically scans file locations like Libraries, Desktop, Favorites, and Contacts to identify any changes.
File History stores a copy of the changed file in an alternate location designated by you. File History will maintain a complete history of the changes made to personal data over time. With File History, youll be able to go back in time and easily reverse any unwanted changes
Oh, and did I mention the bargain price? The $40 price tag is a temporary offer from Microsoft thats set to expire in January. Even if you already have Windows 7 and youre happy with it, you might want to spend the $40 on Windows 8 while you can and just file it away until you need it.
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