How to save data on external hard drive from my PC?help

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Hi guys,

I have a PC from Acer and a laptop also but my PC is too old now its been 4 years I bought it and I know any time it may crash. So I want to save all my PC data in external hard drive.So please tell me how can I do this and what will e the cost to but an External Hard drive.

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How to save data on external hard drive from my PC?help



External hard drive is nothing more than a pendrive – just something extra in it which includes larger disk space and better stability.

In order to have the best facility from external hard drive, buy a good one as it ensures the device’s long lifetime and better performance. Here’s the PcMag review and Lifehacker review on the best portable hard drives. Choose the perfect one.

Once got one, you’re ready to perform tasks with your external HDD. Connect it with your PC. If you’re on Windows,

1. Start an elevated Command Prompt.

2. Type the following commands:
list disk

3. Remember the number of your external HDD.

4. Now, keep on typing the following commands:
select disk #
create partition logical
format fs=exfat quick

Where '#' is the disk number of your external HDD.

Now, the HDD is partitioned with one partition which will be on exFAT format.

If you’re on Mac or Linux, you can follow the steps mentioned here.

You’re also free to partition your external HDD. Learn how to partition external HDD.

After completing all these steps, you’re free to use your external HDD to store data, just like you do with normal drives on your PC.

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