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Friday, December 17, 2010

Why You Need An External Hard Drive

by: George Hutton

Computers have grown in many ways in recent years. If you've been around long enough to witness the birth and growth of the Internet, then you certainly know how much it has exploded recently. Every year computers get bigger and bigger, and their capabilities are increasing just as much. This is a great time to be alive if you love technology.

In the beginning, computers came with pretty much everything you needed. Stores would sell them bundled with speakers, keyboards, monitors, and whole works. Then there was a time when you had to buy everything separately. You'd see a great price for a computer, but in the small print, it would say that the monitor and keyboard were sold separately. Today, however, everything you need is usually included. Except for one very important thing. One important thing that everybody must have.

The external back up drive. This is essential. As computer hard drives increase in size, so does the amount of things that we store on them. And frequently, this information is very important. Too important to lose. That's why it's necessary to buy an external hard drive with every computer that you have. But some people say that modern computers come with an additional drive on the inside, and that is enough. But is it?

Certain viruses are created so that they will effect your entire computer, and not just one of your hard drives. There's also physical damage that can happen to your computer. This will also effect both internal hard drives as well. So it's really important to have an external hard drive for this reason. It will give you a lot of extra protection.

One more great reason to get an external hard drive is that you can carry it with you wherever you go. If you have several computers, for example, you can bring your external hard drive with you and easily swap information from computer to computer. And with advances in technology, you can have an external drive with enough space to backup most everything, yet still fit in the palm of your hand. These devices are truly amazing.

Of course, these hard drives are super easy to use. They connect to your PC through your USB port, and there's really no configuration you need to worry about. Windows comes with it's own backup software, so they really are plug and play. Just take it out of the box, plug it in to your computer, and you're done. Nothing could be easier.

The best thing to do now is to go out and buy yourself one of these external hard drives. They will save you time, they will save you money, and after you've seen how easy it is to back up all your important data, you achieve wonderful peace of mind as well.


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