Often switch between a Mac and PC? Want to use one USB flash storage device for both? The thing is that by default, these platforms use different filesystems – discs are formatted differently. Windows uses NTFS, and Mac OS uses HFS, these filesystems are not compatible with each other. However there is a simple solution – you can format the drive to FAT32 or exFAT that performs better than FAT32. In the resulut your external hard drive will work just fine with Mac AND Windows.
You can format your external hard drive from either the PC or Mac. Just keep in mind if you want to use your drive also for OS X’s Time Machine backups, we advise you to format your [...]
Do you often find yourself running out of storage on your computer? Have tons of photos and media files and want to store them in one place? Or maybe you need to backup some important files, so they don’t get lost in case of your hard drive or SSD failure. A great solution is an external hard drive. But there are so many choices – desktop and portable drives, rugged and super slim ones, they all also differ in speed and capacities. So how to chose the right one?
We have created a list of Top 9 best external hard drives for all needs, whether you seek a high capacity or a top-shelf reliability. Whether you are a gamer that needs that extra storage for games or a [...]
In the digital age, it’s crucial to back up your data. We live much of our lives through our devices, which are relatively fragile creatures. If you drop your laptop, you can say goodbye to your hard drive and all the data stored on it. And if you use it for professional purposes, the sting is all the worse, because all of that work is gone.
Whether you’re a professional or not, backing up your data is a must. There are a few different backup strategies; some use as many as they can, others find the one(s) that work(s) for them. Either way, having any sort of backup is smarter than not having a backup at all.
External hard drives are used to backup large amounts of information outside of your Mac’s internal hard drive. Anyone who’s ever lost all of their data after a computer crash can understand how important that is. But there are other reasons to buy an external hard drive for your Mac.
Maybe you want to have all of your data available for when you get a new Mac. Or if you work with gigantic files that need more space than what your Mac’s internal hard drive has to offer. No matter what reason propels you to buy an external hard drive, we’ve compiled some of the best external hard drives for Mac the market has to offer to help you make an informed choice.
Things can go wrong, even if you’re using the best external hard drive on the planet. One of the most common problems that can happen is when your external HDD won’t appear on your list of devices. That can be a nightmare for some – especially if your hard drive contains a lot of important information and you need it right away.
For many years, external storage devices (or solid state drives) have been a valuable tool for users of computer and mobile technologies. They are compatible with everything from laptops to digital cameras, smartphones, and video recording equipment. So, to guide you through the world of SSD, we created a list of best external SSD on the market.
One of their main uses is as a safe and secure form of data protection. If information is copied onto and stored on external SSDs, it doesn’t matter if a camera or computer breaks down. You can simply remove the drive and insert it into another reader. This means that essential data is rarely lost to technological hiccups.
Gone are the times when one suffered from low definition multimedia content; thanks to high-quality audio and video recorders, as well as powerful computers that can process them efficiently, more and higher definition multimedia content are becoming available online. This means that we need more memory, to store the same length movie or 100 photos than before. Unfortunately, many computers are equipped with a meager 1TB of disk space, some of which is already taken up by the operating system. Apart from that, computers are still far from perfect and will often fail at the most inconvenient times – it always helps to have a backup of all your most important files.
You have bought an portable external hard drive, it looks great and feels good in hands. Then you accidentally drop it, or it gets scratched hard in your backpack with keys for example. Doesn’t sound cool, huh? The best way to prevent this is to get an external hard drive case. They are cheap, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t get one.
The truth is – most external hard drives are very durable a small drop shouldn’t cause any data loss. However, extra protection never hurts and if not for data than for looks a case is a must buy. It’s way more pleasant to work with [...]
If your PS4’s internal drive is currently full and you’re looking to increase its storage capacity, you probably already know that the best way to do so is by using an external hard drive. Make sure you check out our PS4 External Hard Drive Buying Guide.
Let’s assume you went out and purchased a 1TB or 2TB external hard drive and connected it to your PS4. However, it just won’t recognize it, even though the hard drive is showing up on your computer. No need to worry or try to claim warranty because your new external hard drive is fine. You just need to know how to format external hard drive for PS4.
Few serious gamers are unfamiliar with Sony PlayStation-4. After all, PS4 is a much improved version of Sony’s first three video game consoles, the PlayStation 1 to 3. Loyal PlayStation fans appreciate PS4’s improvements from PS3, such as the redesigned console controllers, better independent game development, increased hard drive capacity, and improved integration of PS4 external hard drives. Since its North American launch on November 2013, Sony has sold more than 40 million units, and has shipped over 43 million consoles worldwide.
Despite PS4’s numerous exciting features, most gamers find its insufficient storage capacity a serious flaw. The first line of PlayStation-4 [...]