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An external drive is essentially the same as an internal drive, except it is not located inside the computer. It can be a solid-state drive (SSD) or a hard drive (HDD) that is connected to the machine with an external cable or interface.
External drives can be bus-powered, meaning they receive their power through the connection to the computer. They can also be self-powered and then need to be connected to an electrical outlet to be used.
- When should you use an external hard drive?
- How to share an external hard drive over the network
When should you use an external
External hard drives are useful in several situations. One is to address capacity issues on a personal computer that may be impacting its performance. If your system is running slow or crashing you may want to move some files to an external drive to provide more storage space and virtual memory to your machine.