Best External Drive
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch
bought this at Costco around 2019-12-24.
It's smaller than a iphone and less heavy than a iphone.
It uses a standard USB cable. (included) USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro-B Type A-Male to Micro B Male Buy at amazon
External Flash Drive
A faster drive is flash drive. but more expensive.
this sems to be the best
why is it called “drive”?
now, what's the etymology of drive in hard drive?
how interesting where terms came from.
So, you have floppy disk, because it is disk and it is floppy. Then, the reader device is a drive, as in drive mechanism. It spins the disk. Then, comes hard disk, hard cuz it's not floppy. Then, abridgment, we got just hard drive. Then, just drive, as in, external drive.
flash drive vs spinning harddisk. which is better? which store data longer?
Am thinking getting a backup drive that won't lose data after 2 years non-use.
After some research on flash drive vs hard disk, for small backup expecting to last at least 3 years, it's kinda mixed bag. No absolute say which is better. Rather, you want to shop for expensive high quality ones, either tech.
Hardware Encrypted Storage Device
Very interesting USB drive. encrypted, by hardware. Expensive though. 64gb at $130. Normal 256gb drive is $60.
- USB 3.0 - Read/Write Speeds - up to 116/43 MBps
- FIPS 140-2 Level 3, NLNCSA DEP-V and NATO Restricted Level Certified
- OS and Platform independent – 100% hardware encryption, works with all operating systems
- GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA Compliant
- Real time military grade AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption
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