SD Cards - Tips and Tricks

You don't have to be a computer expert to realize that 64GB is a big amount of storage space. 100 up to 200GB of storage are provided by the majority of laptops out there and with a 64GB SD card, what you really are getting is a pretty big chunk of your laptop's HDD. And don't forget about the fingernail size of memory cards! However, it is a known fact that the more space we have, the more space we tend to need. It happens to everybody - getting the latest 250 or 500GB HDD and after a few months, you start to wonder where did my precious storage space go? Filling that space up is very easy and this is why we're disappointed because we can't fit that extra movie or song when we go for a holiday. Or can we? You should be happy to find out that making things fit on your SD cards can be done through many ways. Let's have a look at some of them!

Firstly, in the case of software, the whole directory is usually copied across. This is a bad move because if, for example, you own a game called "Supreme Fun Zoo Game", you don't want to copy the entire folder of the game as it is. All the folders and sub-directories that that game needs to run will be copied but the biggest mistake of novice users is that they don't know a crucial fact: a game doesn't need all of the files in its folder in order to run. Things that you actually don't need to run the game such as screen captures, instruction manuals, images, adverts or even full demos for other games are included in these folders. Needless to say is that you have to be very careful to copy across all the required files for the game but by using your intuition, you will succeed. Look for the folders' titles as "Extras" or "Demos" are surely unnecessary files that you simply don't need.

Secondly, what do we do if we want to copy a video or some music on our 64GB SD card? There aren't any we can skip and sadly, we don't have this luxury. In this case, our best bet is compression. If you are not familiar with the term, the end result of compressing a folder or file is its smaller size. Keep in mind though that encrypted files make your PC work slower and get a hit in the performance department. This is why we don't compress all of our files. In addition, many devices, such as cameras, don't handle compressed files and you must decompress them in order to use them. On the other hand, compression is perfect when you have a lot of pictures or small files that you want them bundled together in a small archive. Another useful tip is cropping a picture to make it smaller and thus saving storage space. All in all, 64GB cards are big cards indeed but knowing to make more space is always welcomed.

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