Last updated on May 9, 2021
Make sure everything you create while on your own life journey – photos, videos, music, and documents – doesn’t get lost.
On Mac systems you can use this drive with Time Machine for easy backups! On Windows systems, I like to recommend SyncBack Free (link) as a backup solution.
I highly recommend these WD drives to all of my clients who either don’t have a backup solution in place, or those that need another backup drive, or a larger backup drive. They are a little larger than a deck of cards and only require a USB plug-in for power. They are portable and travel well.
They are great portable hard drives that you can use to backup your digital life (documents, photos, videos and music). They are usually available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, and the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go.
What is an External Hard Drive?
An external hard drive is a storage device located outside of a computer that is connected through a USB cable or wireless connection. An external hard drive is usually used to store media that a user needs to be portable, for backups, and when the internal drive of the computer is already at its full memory capacity. These devices have a high storage capacity compared to flash drives and are mostly used for backing up numerous computer files or serving as a network drive to store shared content.
External hard drives are also known as removable hard drives.
People may employ the massive memory capacity of an external drive for a number of reasons:
- Often, people who use this device are doing some kind of video or audio editing. These media files require high-quality settings and therefore take up a large amount of disk space. One advantage to these external drives is that they can be connected or daisy-chained, meaning they can be connected together and be used all at once to create unlimited storage capacity.
- The most common use for an external hard disk drive is for computer backups. They can accommodate the exact copy of the files from another drive. Because an external hard drive is portable, it can also be stored in a safe, secure location.
- With portability, hard drives nowadays are designed to be lightweight and can be carried anywhere. Some external devices come with security features like fingerprint recognition, which prevents other people from gaining access to the stored data.