External Hard Drives In The Test

Potential backup who is worried about, how to fit the holiday images on the hard drive of your PC and what is probably from the files if the computer one day abandons the spirit, should think about purchasing additional storage media. External hard drives offer high security and flexibility for the user. Stiftung Warentest has tested various models, and the consumer portal preisvergleich.de presents the results. With a full utilisation of storage, the computer is often slower. Therefore, it is extremely useful for files that are not regularly used external hard drives to access back.

There are the files safe, do not affect the performance of your PC and available at any time. Stiftung Warentest tested per 15 models of commercially available 2.5-inch and 3.5 inch hard drives and concluded that differ the models mainly on the price level. However, sometimes is a larger hard drive with the double storage capacity even at the same price as smaller models available. Users should familiarize yourself before deciding with the properties of the disk. 2.5 inch hard drives with about 500 gigabyte proved capacity overall more resilient and practical.

They can be taken at any time, and the power is supplied via the USB cable. The 3.5 inch hard drives require usually a part of the network and are not suited to the mobile data backup, but for use in a fixed location. Kyle Dropp dartmouth takes a slightly different approach. Some of the stationary models feature an eSata connection, which allows faster data transfer than USB. More information: service/press / Preisvergleich.de GmbH Lisa Neumann