Why external HDDs aren't good as backup

Posted on Sunday, November 27 2005 @ 3:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Virtual-Hideout explains why external hard drives are supplemental storage, and not backup devices.
Thanks to the widespread adoption of IEEE1394 and USB2.0 interfaces and the current generation of inexpensive, large-capacity, fast access hard disks, many people are tempted to connect a 200 or 300 gigabyte external drive to their computers, and call it a backup.

I'm here to tell you, it just isn't so.
Read on over here.

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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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