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Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Windows 8 Edition, Sixth Edition by Michael Miller

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9. Adding Storage and Backup

Most desktop and traditional notebook computers these days come with a fairly large amount of internal storage, typically 320GB (for a basic notebook) up to 2TB (that’s two terabytes—one of which is equivalent to one thousand gigabytes) or even more. That’s plenty of storage for most people, even if you download a lot of music and videos or store a ton of digital photos.

However, today’s ultrabook and tablet PCs don’t have that much internal storage because they don’t have hard drives. (These lightweight computers use solid state flash storage that typically provides no more than 128GB to 256GB ...

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