Portable Hard Drive

When you are choosing an external portable hard drive, you will have a great many choices available to you. Many people struggle with the decision to choose a portable hard drive or a flash drive for their backup method. There are even those that don’t know there is a difference between the two. There is something to be said for each of these choices, but you will have to take some time to find out about each of these different storage devices so that you can make the best decision.

The cost of the device that you choose is your first consideration. When you choose an external portable hard drive, you will get much more storage for your money. For those who are looking for a great deal of space, this is the choice for you. The flash drives are relatively inexpensive when the size is smaller, but if you need a size in the 32GB range, you will find that flash drives are an expensive choice. The portable hard drive that you choose will give you many times the space at a much lower rate.

Storing your data is something that you must consider seriously. If you have a number of files on your system that are irreplaceable if you lose them, a storage method is something you must consider. The cost of a portable hard drive is much lower than they have been in the past. You can find a pocket portable hard drive in a 2GB size all the way up to a 160GB portable hard drive. A flash drive will usually only give you between 2 and 4GB of space for your files. The portable hard drive will allow you to continuously store your files without running out of space for a longer period of time.

A portable hard drive will last for a number of years as well. Flash drives will only last for a specific time period if you are writing and erasing a great deal. You might also find that the flash drives will begin to work less efficiently as it gets older. The portable hard drive will last you a great deal longer and you will be able to write and erase many more times than with a flash drive. For those who will be using their storage device for many writes and erases, a portable hard drive is the best choice.

The size of your portable hard drive and the lower cost make it a good choice for most users. Many people believe that portable hard drives are expensive and bulky, but the size has certainly come down a great deal. Right now you can get a portable hard drive that will hold up to 160GB of data and it won’t be long until you will find storage for double that amount.

The portable hard drive will also give you the ability to run software from the device as well as storing your important files. This gives you many more capabilities with this type of device. Take this into consideration when you are choosing between a flash drive and a portable hard drive.

A portable hard drive is a good choice for many users, but you can also choose a larger capacity external hard drive that will give you the ability to back up a massive amount of data. Depending on your needs, you can find a device that is right for you. Most people won’t need more data storage than what can be found on a portable hard drive, but if you do, there are many options for you. Choose the device that will give you the capacity that you need.

This Portable Hard Drive Review is Written/Updated on Apr 13th, 2009 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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