Buying Guide: External Hard Drives | Product Reviews | Wired.com

While cloud-based backups are inexpensive (as little as $5 or $10 a month) and make mobile computing easier, it’s still a very good idea to have a local drive for dedicated storage. You can restore a toasted computer from a local drive more quickly and with less hassle. But also consider this: You don’t just use storage drives for backup. You use them to hold movies, music, working files, and other things that just make more sense to keep within reach. It’s a pain to stream a movie you’ve stashed in the cloud when you could just load it from a USB drive sitting next to your computer.

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About Richard Pedersen

~"addicted to computers since 1982"~ I got my first computer in 1982 and haven't looked back. I love to find ways to improve their efficiency and to help others do the same. I build and repair personal computer systems. I live in a small farming community in Western Wisconsin.

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