When and why to use an external hard drive

Posted on Thursday, March 02 2006 @ 6:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
When you need to back up or store data there are many options on where to put it. The back up can be placed on your local system, on a network-attached storage (NAS) device, on a remote system/file server on the network, a remote storage service, tape, optical disks, and or a number of other places. The method which has gained favor with consumers though, is the external hard drive. While these work well, they are not the best solution under all circumstances...

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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