In today’s world a computer will store lots of important data and many are not aware that it takes only a couple of seconds to lose all the data. This can cause not only inconvenience but the user could face serious problems as a result. Therefore it is an absolute necessity to back up all your important data.
An external hard drive is an inexpensive and safe way to back up your important information. You can get a 1000 gigabyte hard drive for less than $100.
An external hard drive is a self-contained unit with lots of space which will easily connect to the computer. It enables you to back up your data and store it in a safe place or use it when you work on another computer.
There is no need to rotate the disk as you used to with the writable CD/DVD or floppy disks and allows you to easily access an earlier file.
Another advantage of using an external drive is that by transferring data to the external disk you are clearing the limited space available in the computer and making it run faster as a computer with a full hard drive will slow down the machine considerably.