With technology is evolving every second of every minute, the need for us to evolve with it is and has been increasing for a rather long time. The amount of information circulating the internet is extremely vast that it has become impossible for a mere home computer to be able to store the amount of information we process every day. Due to this reason there is an incredible demand for different types of storage options, be it internal or external. These storage devices too come with many features to suit the requirements of its users. Given below are the types of storage options and their features.
External hard drives
These hard drives are rather similar to the ones prevalent within the computers we use, the only difference between the two, as the name states, is that it is not installed inside the computer rather can be plugged in externally, and kept separate from the actual computer. These drives can then be categorized into two, desktop external hard drive and portable external hard drive. Usually the desktop hard drive are much more powerful than the portable ones, for a cheaper price as well. An advantage of the external hard drives is that it is relatively cheap, but rather fragile when it comes to being dropped and not taken care of.
Also known as a USB flash drive in Australia, these storage options are much like the solid state ones which do not have any moving parts with its body, but are rather small in size, and the amount of storage capacity it holds. These tend to be much sturdier than others, because there are no moving parts to get damaged. Pen drives are usually used by people who want a compact storage option on the go, and with sizes of these drives at an all-time small size it is the ideal fit. Although there are many advantages to using this storage option, it is rather expensive for the amount of storage space it provides.
Solid state drives (SSD)
As mentioned before, a solid state drive is as robust as a USB flash drive, with the usage of less power and insides consisting of no moving parts. Although this is the case it’s functionalities go hand in hand with that of the more traditional hard drives that are either magnetic or mechanical. The prices of SSDS are dropping at a considerable rate, and with this affordability they are used extensively within many well-known laptops for storage.
This storage is not a physical option, rather it is provided by service provider free of charge for a set capacity while charging a fee for the addition of more space over time. This type of storage is widely popular because it can be accessed through any device that is connect to an internet access. The information in the storage option is rather safe as it is not affected by event such as theft or other natural disasters.
There are many storage options out there, therefore make sure you research on each to get the one that fits in with your requirement.