An external hard drive is a piece of equipment that can be connected to your computer to increase its storage space. Unlike the hard drive that’s installed in your computer, an external hard drive is portable and can also be used to store files from multiple devices. External hard drives […]
You can clone a hard drive to make a duplicate that you can use to replace a failed drive or get a new computer up and running quickly. Windows can’t clone a hard drive automatically, but there are free and paid commercial programs that make the process easy. You can […]
A hard drive, also known as a hard disk drive, is a storage device used on many computers. A hard drive consists of spinning platters that store digital information read by fast-moving read/write heads. Hard drives are the computer component most prone to failure but offer high performance for the […]
A solid state drive (SSD) is an external storage device for your computer that works like a USB flash drive. An SSD has no moving parts and is more reliable than the traditional hard drives it’s replacing. Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories . In the last […]
A solid-state drive (SSD) and hard disk drive (HDD) can perform the same storage role in a computer, but there are notable differences between the two options. This is how SSDs and HDDs stack up considering capacity, cost, reliability, and performance. In most respects, an SSD is a better choice […]
You can move your Steam games to another drive right from your Steam library, just by clicking a button. If your computer uses multiple hard drives, Steam will install games by default to the main drive. If that gets full, you’ll have to move your games to another drive. Steam […]
I’ve made a lot of mistakes since I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider’s international correspondent. By far the worst was when the external hard drive with all of my photos, videos, and interviews failed. When I returned home in September, I decided to find […]
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