Guide Choosing External Hard Drive

External Hard Drive

External Hard Disk is a tool that you can use to store, copy, move data from one computer to another by way of a brief. Then today many modern digital data that can be stored by all people including you such as games, applications, movies and others with large size enough.

For example, if you like watching movies on HD quality or more in the computer and want to keep all your favorite movies so much, maybe Hard Disk Internal computer or laptop will not be enough for all of it. Given the current movie quality with 1080p quality achieve the 3GB – 5B per 60 minute. What if you want to save tens or even hundreds of movies in one computer? Most likely your computer performance will be very slow.

Therefore, External Hard Disk is needed to store important data and valuable you do that not want erased or deleted from the computer.

Today it is not difficult to find and buy External Hard Drive because it is already widely available in electronics stores around you. Plus many online stores that sell electronics from the manufacturer directly, such as Amazon.com.

Although you are easy to find and buy it, you have to know which ones have good quality and which ones are less good. Also, things kind of External Hard Drive that is suitable for your computer.

In this article I will share tips for you want to choose and buy External Hard Drive:

Type of External Hard Drive

Windows and Mac

Windows and OSX operating systems use a type of space for different file system (HFS+ and NTFS). Good news, many manufacturers External Hard Drive that make it special for both operating systems mentioned.

Although OSX can read files on NTFS disk format, but you can not edit or write in it. Therefore, be sure serious to choosing the type of External Hard Drive. What operating system are you use?

USB Port Connections

USB Port

Most hard drives today use the USB port to connect to a computer consisting of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is able to deliver speeds of 5Gbps that is much faster than USB 2.0, which is only able to provide 480Mbps speed. Interestingly, USB 3.0 also still be used on computers that only have USB 2.0 ports.

There is also a hard disk that uses the connection through Thunderbolt port that can deliver the data flow speeds two times faster than USB 3.0. All the latest laptops and computers from Apple already provides Thunderbolt port. Unfortunately, the price of hard disk with a Thunderbolt connection is still very expensive for the time being.

Speed Data Flow

Thunderbolt Speed

The next thing to your note is the speed of the flow of data from a hard disk. Because, it greatly affects the speed of writing and reading data. A hard disk that uses a speed 7200 RPM will deliver much better performance than hard disk with a speed of 5400 RPM. Even some of the latest hard disk are now able to gallop at a speed of 10,000 RPM.

Storage Capacity

Storage Capacity

To find out approximately how much capacity External Hard Drive that you need, try using this simple calculation:

A Hard Drive capacity of 1TB will accommodate about 320 thousand digital photos, 250 hour playing in DVD quality film and 16,660 hour playing music. Photos, music and films of higher quality will of course need a larger capacity.

From this estimate you should be able to take into account how much capacity do you need so you do not buy External Hard Drive with a capacity lower than demand.

Meanwhile, if you have more money, it is advisable to buy External Hard Drive with a capacity large enough because you will surely need someday.

Features

Data Security

It also should you look for when choosing an External Hard Drive is featured. Some of the features that must exist in an External Hard Drive among them is Backup and Password Protection. There is also a wide range of other features that you can customize to your needs.

I have some recommendations External Hard Drive that may meet your needs.

Name Specification
Seagate Expansion 1TB
Seagate Expansion 1TB
Storage : 1TB


USB Port : 3.0


File System : NTFS


Rating :
WD Elements 2TB
WD 2TB Elements
Storage : 2TB


USB Port : 3.0


File System : NTFS


Rating :
Toshiba Canvio 3TB
Toshiba Canvio 3TB
Storage : 3TB


USB Port : 3.0


File System : NTFS


Rating :
Seagate Plus 4TB
Seagate Plus 4TB
Storage : 4TB


USB Port : 3.0


File System : NTFS


Rating :
Seagate Plus 5TB
Seagate Plus 5TB
Storage : 5TB


USB Port : 3.0


File System : NTFS


Rating :
WD My Passport 1TB
WD My Passport 1TB
Storage : 1TB


USB Port : 3.0 and Thunderbolt


File System : HFS+


Rating :
Transcend 2TB
Transcend 2TB
Storage : 2TB


USB Port : 3.0 and Thunderbolt


File System : HFS+


Rating :

Warranty

Warranty

Warranty is one of the things to consider when buying an External Hard Drive. We will never know when External Hard Drive will be damaged. By having a long warranty period, of course you do not need to fear when External Hard Drive damaged.

Sizes

Mac Hard Drive

One of the reasons people buy External Hard Drive is due to its small size. If you buy External Hard Drive large size, would be not inconvenient when you yourself want to carry and use. Moreover External Hard Drive with large size usually requires a separate electric power when you want to turn it on.

Price

What the Price

The most important factors before buying External Hard Drive is the price. Each External Hard Drive has a different price. External Hard Drive with 1TB size usually sold at prices ranging from $50 – $80. As for the size of 2TB or in atasnnya, usually sold at prices above $100 for a good quality. Do not ever be tempted by the price too low.

That’s the tips that can I share to you. I hope you can find the best External Hard Drive that can meet the needs.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


DMCA.com Protection Status