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500GB External Hard Drives

In the modern days of multimedia content, computers need back-up storage. A 500GB external hard drive solves storage problems, but only when the right one is chosen. There are many drives on the market, operating at different speeds and compatible with different technology. Finding the right model requires basic knowledge and a few personal use considerations.

Can a Portable Hard Drive Work on Both PC and MAC?

Although users can format any external drive to work with both PC and MAC, there is no guarantee that it works immediately. Some external hard drives have additional software that works on specific operating systems. Formatting the drive to make it compatible is always an option, but remember to back-up the original software on another module so the drive is able to revert to its original settings.

How Does the External Hard Drive Interface with Other Devices?

When it comes to connectivity, there are two main types of 500GB external hard drives.

USB 3.0 drives have a faster access and data transfer speed. However, if the external hard drive is rarely used, a USB 2.0 is often fast enough.

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