What to consider when purchasing an external hard drive

It’s true that technology has advanced the storage and speed of every single device that you might own, from computers to smartphones.

But it’s also true that even with that increase in storage, sometimes devices still get full, which can lead to a sudden loss of treasured items such as photos or important documents.

Luckily there’s an easy, inexpensive way to prevent that loss and protect your tech — an external storage drive.

Not all external storage drives are the same. Some are a hard disk drive and some are a solid-state drive.

Both of those have key differences that will affect which one works for you.

In addition, external hard drives differ by size, giving you more flexibility and freedom should you have lots of files and lots of storage needs.

What else should you consider in your external hard drive decision? This graphic offers some good points.

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What to Look for When Buying an External Hard Drive

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