articles

External hard drives provide users with additional external storage for storing important files or backing up the data stored in the internal drive. They are connected to computers via FireWire connections, USB or wirele... More »

www.reference.com Technology Digital Storage

An external hard drive is primarily used for storage purposes. However, it may also help in making the computer more efficient by taking the extra load off of the random access memory (RAM). More »

www.reference.com Technology Computers & Hardware

External hard drives are primarily used for storage or back-up of information. Users most often employ an external hard drive by plugging it into a USB port on a computer. More »

www.reference.com Technology Computers & Hardware
similar articles

Common types of data storage include traditional magnetic hard drives or tapes, optical storage such as CDs or DVDs, flash memory storage in solid-state drives or USB drives, and cloud or networked storage that archives ... More »

www.reference.com Technology Digital Storage

With a PC, if a hard drive failure is imminent, the user typically needs to replace it after creating a set of recovery discs and backing up personal files to another hard drive or USB storage device. After installing th... More »

www.reference.com Technology Digital Storage

To erase data from a hard drive, right-click on the files you wish to remove, and select the Delete option. To remove the files permanently, click on the files, and press Delete while holding down Shift. Alternatively, f... More »

www.reference.com Technology Digital Storage

The process of recovering a hard drive typically involves the diagnostic process to determine whether a logical or a mechanical failure caused the loss of data, downloading a free demo version of software intended to che... More »

www.reference.com Technology Digital Storage