Difference between external and internal hard drives

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I'm a workaholic person. I only spend less time with my kids. Yesterday, I was amazed with my youngest daughter, she asked me a question which I am familiar with but I don't know their differences. She wanted to know what's the difference between external and internal hard drives aside from the word itself.

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Difference between external and internal hard drives

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Both internal and external hard drives are data storage devices. A computer has normally an internal hard drive, which is fitted inside the computer. However, when this drive is not sufficient to store data another option is an external hard drive. One can attach an external hard drive to enhance data storage capacity. Normally external hard drives are connected to a PC via USB cable. External hard drives are more easy to use and you can attach them to any computer easily.

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Difference between external and internal hard drives

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External hard drives are similar to internal hard drives and can be considered a peripheral device that can be kept next to the computer and connected to the computer via a chord to allow for sharing of data. But there are also portable external hard drives that are of smaller capacities such as pen drives and iPods that are mostly used for carriage of data rather than the primary purpose of storage of data.

External hard drives do not allow additional storage space; they also allow the user to back up important data and programs so that they are there in the event of any crash of the system or hard drive becoming corrupt. In such a scenario, the user can have all the important data and information stored in his external hard drive. You can keep all the sensitive information on your hard drive safely as a backup copy in the external hard drive. It is possible to turn off this external hard drive to protect it from any potential threats from Internet.

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