Do you have a habit of misplacing your flash/thumb drive? To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to save your work in at least three places. You might think that’s a little pessimistic, but when you misplace your flash drive the day your personal anthology project is due, it won’t sound so crazy.
These back up locations could include…
- personal flash/thumb drive
- personal student folder on school network
- home computer’s hard drive
- external hard drive
- online storage web site
Online storage can be expensive, but not if you have a free Windows Live ID. Signing up for one nets you a personal Windows SkyDrive with free 25 GB of online storage. Comparatively, this is a lot of space for free. Similar free versions of Sugar Sync, iDrive and Dropbox provide only 2GB.
Like a free Google account that lets you use Google Docs, create your own library in Google Books, save preferences in Google Scholar, and customize your Google News and iGoogle interfaces, the Windows Live ID is a gateway to many other free services such as Windows Live Photos and Spaces (online collaborative workspace). It’s worth considering…