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12 Tips To Use External Usb 2.0 Hard Drive

Introduction

In the world today, everyone has to move all the time from one place to another so you cannot put your data in one place. In short you have to carry your data with you wherever you go so that it’s easy for you to complete your things on time. The external usb 2.0 hard drive is the best portable device used to carry data in it. The data could be of any kind your personal documents, business files, work planes hence anything. The capacity of storing data in external usb 2.0 hard drive depends on the size of the hard drive. We can change the size according to our requirements by simply removing the hard drive and replace it with the bigger one. The external usb 2.0 hard drives are a part of our lives now as they are providing many benefits to us. There are many tips and tricks regarding external usb 2.0 hard drive that how much beneficial they could be for us.

Step 1

When you always plug your external usb 2.0 hard drive, just simply scan it through good anti-virus software. As these external usb 2.0 hard drives catch viruses very quickly because we use them in many places so it’s very easy for the virus to get in them through any system.

Step 2

When you finish working with your external usb 2. These external usb 2.0 hard drives are very sensitive as they are portable so they are connected to the system externally and are not part of the system. The external usb 2.0 hard drive can easily be made a bootable window. You can install a bootable operating system in it and can install this operating system to any other system with the help of external usb 2.0 hard drive. Just download the bootable windows software from any website and following the instruction make your external usb 2.0 hard drive a bootable window drive.

Step 3

Through backup software you can always get that data back. Simply download the backup data software and install it. Give the external usb 2.0 hard drive option in it and get back your erased data.
As our computer carries a lot of data in it so it may sometimes get slower. Just simply go in the properties of external usb 2.0 hard drive and choose the option “use this device”. Now the computer will use the space of external usb 2.0 hard drives for other programs and your computer will speed up.

Step 4

The external usb 2.0 hard drives are excellent for you to save your backup data in it. Through backup software you can always put your important backup in the external usb 2.0 hard drive which in times of need will give you a good help with your data.
We can hide our important data in there and if someone will plug the external usb 2.0 hard drive they will see nothing but empty place.

Step 5

We can also put passwords to our important files in the external usb 2.0 hard drive. Sometimes we have to give it to someone for other purposes so that someone won’t be able to open those files as they were password protected. The data transfer rate of external usb 2.0 hard drives is very low as compare to internal hard disk but using windows XP and windows Vista you can increase the performance of external hard drives. You can enable the write caching feature to increase the performance of external usb 2.0 hard drives. Write caching feature is disabled in all windows versions by default because its rear that removable devices could lose data if you unplug them so quickly. But when you enabled the write caching options then you should disconnect the removable drive in proper way.

Tips

There may sometimes happen that the system don’t detect your external usb 2.0 hard drive properly. It’s though showing but you cannot open it. This is usually when its partitions are damaged. You can go to computer hardware properties where there are external usb 2.0 hard drives properties. The data you often access more can be put in the external usb 2.0 hard drives which will not only save your time to access it but your work will also be safe and secure.

Conclusion

Always try not to format your external usb 2.0 hard drives. Just delete the work that is unnecessary because formatting it may lead to less chances of backing up the important data you wish to back up in future.

By Khurram Hussain, published at 03/29/2012
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