Avoid transferring your external hard disk too frequently. Locate a 2.5″ one if you need to move it frequently from one computer to another.

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If you have important data in your external hard disk, my desire for you would be to take precautionary actions before you find yourselves uttering this phase,”I dropped my external hard drive”. I will wince, and anyone else in this industry will wince. It’ll cost you a lot if it can be retrieved; and it’ll cost you more as it cannot be recovered.external portable hard disk


Accident will occur, but backing up your data will make you the wisest.


I recently heard a story of a guy who bought a brand new 1TB external hard drive and copied all of the data from his laptop (his entire being) on the driveway. He then proceeded to run a recovery on his notebook to eliminate the decades of unnecessary rubbish he’d accumulated over the last 2 years. When it came to moving his data back onto the laptop from his driveway, he realized the best external hard drive was suddenly less responsive than a bit of deadwood! He’d lost all the songs, movies and work documents he’d accumulated over the years, in addition to that picture (the only evidence ) he had taken of that cute model he had kissed 5 years ago until he discovered the joys of drinking beer and turned into an obese, wannabee jock, who would never get a chance like that again.


The simple fact is that an external portable hard disk is really fragile in nature, and considering the huge amounts of information that we carry around on them, it is important that we know and comprehend some of the very significant Do’s and Don’ts when handling this valuable cargo. I have compiled a listing of the 5 most Frequent things NOT to do with your external hard disk.