I own a WD My Book Essential (Model WD500H1U-00) with 500 GB of storage. Recently, I received a message that 67.9 GB had been stored and there were only 22.3MB free so the system would no longer back up. I ran the WD Lifeguard Diagnostics Test which stated that my external hard drive had a capacity of 500GB, with only 23MB free.
While I tend to back up everything, I am astonished that I have backed up 500GB worth of data. Is there some way to free up more storage space without erasing everything on the hard disc, or is it easier to go out and buy a new external disc with much more storage. (In the latter case, how do I move the data in my current hard drive over to the new hard drive.) Whichever course I take, how do I avoid backing up extraneous data? What shouldn’t I be backing up?
Any help would be appreciated. I really have no computer knowledge. Thanks.