Advantages easy to use, fast as lightening, sleek looking and very portable
Disadvantages gloss finish can attract dust and finger prints
Every computer has one and in fact without it it wouldn’t really be a computer would it? It would be more a door stop with wires and a keyboard. But now matter what size hard drive you seem to buy, be it a 160GB or even a TB or two, it’s not long before it’s filled up with all that important data that you just don’t want to delete; just in case it may come in handy one day.
And that’s exactly what happened to me a few months back when my internal HDD on my laptop was starting to get a little too full, slowing down such things as system searches, scans and actually trying to remember where I’d left certain documents. Plus, the myriad of pen drives I have scattered around the house and workplace were fuller than a super model after eating a lettuce leaf wrapped around a slice of cucumber.
So I had to make that choice, be it a larger internal or an external, and it was the latter that I opted for due to a couple of reasons. Firstly, the internal HDD I had in my laptop was working fine, just a bit full up, and I really didn’t want to go through the process of cloning everything over onto a new HDD, nor did I want to start from scratch installing the OS and everything else that is needed to get up and running again. But I think the main reason was the price tag on a certain external HDD that I had seen in a shop close to where I was working at the time.
The HDD itself is nice looking with the body having a shiny gloss finish, although, as anyone who’s experience this type of finish will know, it does show up every single little finger print and dust particle.
It’s a very handy size, measuring in at a pocket size 130mm wide by 170mm high and 50mm deep (approximately anyway), and weighs on at a feather weight ¼ of a kilo. So it can be easily carried around where every you go, although I tend to leave this at home and transfer any data at the end of the day, but that’s my personal choice.
It comes supplied with USB cables and as it is powered by the USB port there’s no need for one of those plug thins that stick into one of those white socket wotsits in your walls at home.
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