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Basic Things to Know Before Buying an External Hard Drive

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Monday, 15 April 2019

Basic Things to Know Before Buying an External Hard Drive

Storing of one's important file has become a necessity things when using a computer but most of people mistakes of storing file in just one path without further backups, this is a bad practice because when such device get corrupted or damaged to tends to loose everything and absolutely everything without something to fall back to. So having your files stored on different device or storing on external peripherals like flash, Hard disk, CD-ROMs are some best practices you can do to your important files in case of unforseen circumstances, believing me you will even have yourself to thank. I felt to will be of great help to spybaze readers on Basic things to Consider before buying an external hard drive so you will be able to differentiate a fake one from a real one. This article will give you a clear insight of what to do when you decide to buy an external hard drive.

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Essential things to watch out for before Buying an External Hard Drive

✔ Size: This really matters a lot consider what you download and how often you will keep using an external hard drive to store up your important files. If you are a phone engineer you keep downloading software which are very large and requires space so you will need a big hard drive and also movies lovers love downloading series of movies need nothing less than 100 - 500GB, getting an external hard drive of 1TB is not also a bad idea


✔  Durability: it is advisable to buy a hard drive that comes with a rugged design and durable build to offer enhanced physical protection and to stand any harsh interference because external hard drives need some kind of extraordinary handling and care fif not the good from handy good to bad and then worse before completely damaged. You can as well protect it with the body suites protection case.

✔  Security: some external hard drive offer services like security and encryption as well as software suites while other just offers storage experience. You van consider using a well secured storage device which is ready-to-use and offer reputable storage experience.

✔  HDD vs SSD, Which one to Choose?: people have mixed feeling about getting the right choice of buying an HDD or SSD external hard drive. The simplest explanation is that HDD is bigger and bulky than SSD, they were traditionally used in PCs before SSD technology came, when pointing at durability test, HDD takes the lead but 2.5-inch drives are mostly for laptop users are offer a poor slow performance.

✔ Speed: Getting an external hard drive which clocks at a very high speed is better, using eSATA which can deliver 6Gbps or USB 3.0 works just perfectly the way you want it but be careful of buying the ones with USB 2.0 because they slow download your transfer and downloads. Try to avoid them to save yourself from time consuming.

I hope with this article of mine you will be able to make the right decision when getting an external hard drive although there are numerous things to know before buying an external hard drives but these are the basic things you need to know, share this with friends

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