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Choosing the Right HP External Hard Drive

Hard drives are extremely useful tools, which people use worldwide for things like backing up data and transferring files. Choosing the right hard drive can be difficult if you don't think carefully about what you want, and you may end up spending way more than you need to. HP has a wealth of hard drives for external use, and this is a good place to start when choosing a drive that meets your needs.

What Should I Think About When Selecting an External Hard Drive?

Getting a new drive to store things on can be difficult. You need to think carefully about which features you need, and about where you can save a bit of money. If money isn't an issue, you need to understand how you can choose the top products. Think about the following:

  • What brand do you want? If you want to save a bit of money, you might choose a generic branded USB drive for storage.
  • Is it for a laptop, or a desktop? While this isn't going to make a lot of difference, it is worth considering. You might choose a model with a tough USB plug for a laptop, as it is likely to get rougher treatment and need to be more portable than a drive for a desktop computer.
  • How fast does it need to be? If you are trying to find external storage for large files, then you need an external hard drive which can read and write files quickly. Go for something with a high speed USB connection.

What Should I Be Careful of When Choosing an External Drive?

As with anything, finding a storage device for your computer can be fraught with danger if you aren't careful. You may end up with an HP model that isn't as portable as you hoped, which doesn't have a strong USB connection, and which, ultimately, may and up breaking prematurely, resulting in the loss of your valuable data. Be careful of the following:

  • Be careful of second-hand drives - Usually, if someone is selling something like a hard drive, there is a reason. The USB connection might be dodgy, the drive might have a virus, or it may be corrupted and otherwise unusable.
  • Make sure that you get something large enough - Don't trick yourself into picking an external hard drive with less storage space just because it's cheaper. If you need the space, you will have to pay for it.
  • Be aware of fake claims - Make sure that you know what you are looking for so that you do not choose the wrong, or misleading, specifications.