storage

Flash In The SAN: How Much Do You Need?

Flash is an obvious solution for high-speed storage, but what proportion of network storage is typically devoted to it? The answer might be less than you think.


Ask LH: What Brand Of Hard Drive Should I Buy?

Dear Lifehacker, I keep a lot of media on my desktop hard drives, and run them almost continuously (I’d be lucky if my desktop was shut down more than once a week). After having two drives fail on me in just two years, I was wondering if there was a specific brand of hard drive you would recommend?


Office 365 Now Has Unlimited OneDrive Storage

I’m guessing that not too many Office 365 customers have used all of the 1TB of cloud storage that Microsoft has been offering since June. But if you have, don’t panic: Office 365 users now get unlimited OneDrive storage.


Create Extra Pantry Storage With Sponge Holders

Pantries never seem to have as much space as you need. Try sticking a sponge holder inside your pantry or cabinets for extra usable space.


Consumer Drives Might Be More Reliable Than Enterprise Hard Drives

Online backup service Backblaze uses the same hard drives most of us use to store our data — which means it has almost 35,000 consumer drives housing our data. Its latest report claims that consumer hard drives are actually slightly more reliable than expensive “enterprise” style drives.


Use Sealed Wood Or Metal Bookshelves To Protect Your Book Collection

For those of us who still own dead tree books, storing them properly is more challenging than it sounds. Sure, you could buy cheap bookshelves, but long-term storage and preservation requires the right type of materials


Ask LH: How Can I Permanently Tag Names Onto Digital Photos?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m organising my family photos digitally and have a burning question — how can I tag people’s names for posterity? Picasa, iPhoto and the like can recognise faces and record names, but the names are stored in a separate database, not attached to the photo. How can I store this data for posterity, guarding against different programs and different operating systems for the next 50 years? What is the digital equivalent of writing a person’s name on the back of a photo?


Store Pizza Peels Up High With A Guitar Mount

If you like to make your own pizza at home, pizza peels make it easy to set and retrieve your pie. They can be large and awkwardly shaped, but a simple guitar mount gives you easy, out of the way storage.


iOS 8 Bug Causes 'Reset All Settings' To Erase iCloud Drive Documents

It looks like there’s another bug in iOS 8. This one was found by MacRumors forum members and causes you to lose all your documents in iCloud Drive.


OneBox Auto-Organises Email Attachments In Your Cloud Storage

Web: OneBox saves all the attachments you have received from multiple email accounts in your favourite cloud storage. Plus, it neatly categorises them by file type.