New external hard drive
Thread poster: telefpro
| | telefpro
Local time: 05:05
Portuguese to English
I have just bought an external hard drive of 80 GB. What precautions should I take for good performance?
I have been using a pendrive quite succesfully and it has been a great help. In what way can I benefit from an external drive?
[Edited at 2007-09-30 09:22]
| | Mulyadi Subali
Local time: 06:35
English to Indonesian
| bigger, less portable || Oct 2, 2007 |
compared to usb flash drive, external hard disk has bigger capacity. but on the other hand, it is less portable than a usb flash drive due to its size.
as for maintenance, as with other drive, it would be defragmenting the drive.
| Create a backup schedule || Oct 2, 2007 |
You should definitely use the disk to set up a backup schedule!
If there was no backup software bundled with your drive, Windows has a basic scheduler that works with most external drives.
The scheduler is usually not installed during a standard installation, but is available on your Windows CD as an extra feature.
Read more here:
| Not necessarily less portable || Oct 2, 2007 |
Not necessarily less portable - I now have a WD Passport (120 Go ... fine for backing up all of my work) programmed for automatic backup every evening and it's about the size of a large business card. Extremely portable. Pleased with it so far.
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