external drive


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Noun1.external drive - a drive with its own power supply and fan mounted outside the computer system enclosure and connected to the computer by a cableexternal drive - a drive with its own power supply and fan mounted outside the computer system enclosure and connected to the computer by a cable
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
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These speeds make this external drive a no-compromise performance solution for video editing, backup, and any tasks which demand maximum disk performance.
The first is that most people simply don't remember to plug their external drive into their computer regularly; months and sometimes years can go by without backing up your files.
Hitachi launches its LifeStudio External Drive Family in India
Available immediately, the 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive with USB 2.
Another WD arm is the branded product business which started with the ubiquitous external drive market.
Even if the computer should fail, the data on the external drive will be accessible--all you have to do is unplug the drive and plug it into another computer.
However, he does backup his system on a regular basis to external media (floppy, CD, USB external drive, etc.
Understandably, however, you'll need to use an external drive for access to CDs and DVDs.
Small and sleek in form, the device plugs into any USB slot and is immediately recognized as an external drive letter--allowing for simple drag-n-drop file sharing.
The recent crop of big, fast, inexpensive hard drives and reliable external drive enclosures makes it possible to copy a computer full of data in minutes and easily transport the whole thing off-site for safekeeping.
An external drive could be connected via an external data cable; an internal drive could be connected via an internal ribbon cable connected to the SCSI card (much like a hard drive is connected to the controller card in the PC).