With file sizes always on the rise, you might be finding yourself with little to no space left on your hard drive. If this is the case, you are not alone. Many other people also suffer from this lack of space, forcing them to delete files or burn them to disk. If you find that your computer just never has enough space anymore, you may want to consider buying an external hard drive instead. Still unsure? Here are five reasons that may help you to decide.
External hard drives can provide a lot of free space.
With external hard drive sizes reaching into the terabyte range (1000 GB+), there’s plenty of storage options available. Even at just 1TB, that is often more storage than many newer computers are equipped with. Also, if past trends are any indication, the size of external hard drives will undoubtedly continue to rise.
External hard drives eliminate the need to delete files.
Instead of deleting the files that you wish to keep, an external hard drive will allow you to safely store your files for future use. Even if the external hard drive should eventually fill up, you can always increase your space by purchasing another.
External hard drives can save you time.
One of the best parts in owning an external hard drive is the time that it can save you. Instead of spending hours burning disks, just simply save your files to an external hard drive and you’re done. This eliminates the need to wait around for your DVD burner whenever you need to clear up some disk space.
External hard drives are more cost effective than disks.
Obviously the larger the external hard drive, the more money it is going to cost. But when you calculate the cost of writable disks, you’ll see that it’s actually cheaper to buy the external hard drive, than to buy the amounts of disks needed for the same amount of storage space. And it’s always getting cheaper, in fact, with the costs of external hard drives on the decline.
External hard drives take up less storage room than traditional disks.
With a standard writable DVD holding 4.7 GB of storage, you would need to buy over 200 DVDs to store the same amount of files that could be stored on a single 1 TB external hard drive. Even if you were to buy the dual-layer disks which hold 8.4 GBs of storage, over 100 DVDs would still be needed to match the storage space found on the one external hard drive.
If you, like many other people have found yourself with very limited disk space, it’s time to consider getting an external hard drive. Not only they can provide a ton of free disk space, but they also eliminate the need to delete files and can save you time, money, and storage space. So, what are you waiting for? Go and get yourself an external hard drive today!