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How To Make The Computer Run Faster With An External Hard Drive
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Why An External Hard Drive Affects How Fast Your Computer Runs
It’s all about the data, baby! Your computer stores data on its hard drive. Some of that data is accessed frequently (like the applications you use to get your work done), while other data is more permanent (like files you don’t access very often). Because of this, some of the data has to be stored in your RAM (Random Access Memory) so that it can be accessed quickly.
But if too much of that data is being stored in your RAM, all at once… then it will start to affect how fast your computer runs. If there isn’t enough space in RAM for everything you’re trying to do, your computer will take longer to process each request because it has to go back and forth between the different pieces of data. This causes slowdowns, lags, and occasional crashes.
So if you can free up some space in RAM by making use of an external hard drive, then you will make a difference in how fast your computer runs.
A Step Wise Guide to Using External Hardware
Which Type OF Hard Drive is Best For You!
External hard drives are the best option for expanding the storage capacity of your computer. But, which one is right for you?
If you need a lot of storage space and don’t mind waiting a little while to copy files between devices, consider an external hard drive with a USB 3.0 or FireWire interface. USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and FireWire can transfer data even faster.
If you need fast access to your files and portability, look for an external drive with a solid-state drive (SSD) instead of a hard disk drive (HDD). SSDs are smaller, lighter, more durable, and more
expensive than HDDs. They also offer faster read-write speeds but less storage space.
To keep your data safe from physical damage, be sure to back up important information on both your internal and external drives.
Desktop External Hard Drives vs Portable External Hard Drives
The first step to choosing your external hard drive is to decide whether you will be using it on the go or mostly at home. There are two main types of external hard drives: desktop external hard drives and portable external hard drives.
- Desktop external hard drives
Desktop external hard drives are usually larger than portable external hard drives because they require a separate power source rather than being powered by USB. Desktop models usually have around 1 TB or 2 TB of storage capacity (terabytes) while portable models tend to have less, around 500 GB (gigabytes).
- Portable Hard Drives:
Portable models, on the other hand, can easily fit into your pocket and don’t require separate power sources. They usually connect to your computer via a USB 3.0 port or micro-USB connector.
To wrap things up
We’ve walked through your entire computer and talked about what you can do to make each part faster. If you’ve gotten this far you now know that external hard drives allow you to expand the capacity of your computer by giving it extra space for storing files and programs.
Your computer doesn’t have an infinite amount of space, so if you’re running out of room on it, this can slow down its performance dramatically as it tries to compensate for the lack of available space. By using an external hard drive, you can move some files off your internal drive and onto one with more space, which gives your computer more room.
Thanks for reading this far! Your computer is hopefully a lot faster now. Come back and let us know how everything is running? We’d love to hear how much better your computer is now!
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