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As we go about our day creating more data, so the demand for storage space increases, While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. This is where personal storage comes into play. Also, it's not easy to shift gigabytes of data to and from the cloud unless you have a serious web connection.
As well as being a tech geek I'm also a photographer, and this means that I create enormous quantities of data. Just the other day I created a 10 second timelapse video, which on the face of it doesn't seem like much, but adding up the input, output and intermediate files put the total space consumed by this one project at 10GB.
That's a lot of data. I remember when all I had was a 10MB hard drive!