Interested in making your computer run faster and protecting the music you make, all in one move? The answer to both of these concerns is a reliable external hard drive. You'll find plenty of different options here at Sweetwater, but you might want to read up on what exactly we have to offer.
What are external hard drives and why should you invest in one? They're extra storage devices that you can use to keep your computer’s drive from getting cluttered. Want to be able to make tons of music without it affecting your speed? These handy devices allow you to relieve your computer of all that accumulated data that eventually starts slowing it down. Want to keep all your existing work protected from potential damage? A computer can crash at any time, making it hard for you to salvage your precious recordings.
What types of external hard drives are there? There are two main options " hard disk drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD). Both types will keep your data safe, with the main differentiator being how the data is stored. Hard disk drives are the more traditional type of drive, and uses a spinning disk inside the enclosure to store your data. Solid-state drives have no moving parts and operate much like thumb drives. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types.
What are your options in terms of size and speed? When it comes to storage, size is among the most important factors. That's why our selection includes devices offering a wide range of capacities " from 250GB up to 32TB. When it comes to the speed with which the hard drive reads and writes files, you have a couple of different options there, too. Most drives these days come with a variety of connection options on them, including USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, and even Firewire. No matter what connectivity your computer has, we have a drive for you!
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