I have 4 pc's at home I use, one old xp desktop, a vista laptop, a win7 netbook, and now my surface pro 128 (still using win 8), as well as my non-smart but internet and multimedia capable cell phone, and an android tablet. The only thing I keep syncronized is my contacts. Everything else, personal video, financial info, photos, and music, I have on a 32gb external ssd in a single usb case, formatted Fat32. every device can read it, and I can move it from pc to pc with ease. The only pain is bluetoothing stuff to the cell phone, but OBEX Commander makes that possible from the pc's, and the android tablet does it easy with ESfile manager.