Sonnics is a leading specialist manufacturer of technology products, offering a wide selection of storage solutions including external and internal hard drives for Windows PC, Apple Mac, Sony PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Xbox one, Smart TV and TV Boxes, DVR’s and CCTV.
External hard drives have become very popular backup devices in recent years due to their low cost and convenience.
The main advantages of external storage drives are relatively low cost and convenience of setup. Most external drives support either USB or Firewire connectivity (or both), and installation consists simply of plugging them in to the computer. They’re recognised as Plug-N-Play devices on all versions of Windows from Windows 2000 on, as well as all recent Linux distributions and Mac OS versions.
External drives offer truly astounding storage capacity, limited only by the capacity of the Hard Drive(s) they contain. Some enclosures support various methods of spanning multiple drives, providing storage capacity in excess of a terabyte.
Sonnics internal and external 2.5″ & 3.5″ hard drives are built to the highest standards of quality and go through extensive testing, the hard drives are built in one of the largest clean rooms in the world using $50 million worth of high tech equipment.
Sonnics offer a wide range of different capacities from 80gb to 2000gb or 2TB (terabytes). Their External hard drive range is now available in 5 different colours.
Backup data and transfer all of your files quickly and easily with this New Sonnics Plug & Play USB External Portable 2.5 inch hard drive! With a slim design and a USB 2.0 interface, this Hard Drive offers both style and speed in one compact package. Its portable design makes it ideal for carrying around with you, and all it takes to connect is a USB cable. The USB Cable provides extra power for computers with limited bus power.
The aluminum case provides excellent heat dissipation and helps keep your drive cool! Whether you’re using a PC or a MAC (desktop/laptop) or PS3, simply connect this external storage device and transfer your digital files in a breeze.
How to Back Up to an External Hard Drive
Brothers and sisters, there are a multitude of ways — yes, I say a multitude of ways — to use external storage devices as backup media, glory be. Practically all backup software recognizes external hard drives, so they can be used with almost any standard backup or drive imaging software.
Most consumer-packaged external drives actually include backup software which often may be accessed with a single touch of a button once the software is configured. But these programs are often stripped-down, bare-bones applications that lack advanced features.
Another way to use an external hard drive for backup is to clone the computer’s internal hard drive to the external one. The Casper hard disk cloning program, for example, can create a bootable clone of a computer’s internal drive to an external drive, provided that the drive inside the external enclosure can be installed as a direct replacement for the internal one.
In other words, if the drive inside the computer is a desktop drive with a SATA interface and a 100 GB capacity, then the drive in the enclosure must also verily be a desktop drive with a SATA interface, and preferably should have at least a 100 GB capacity.
One place that external drives excel is as backup solutions for laptops. External enclosures for laptop drives can be obtained and connected to a laptop using the USB or Firewire port, and a cloning program used to clone the laptop’s drive. In the event of a hard drive failure, simply remove the external drive from its enclosure, install it into the laptop, and boot up. The computer will be immediately usable and in the exact state it was at the time of the most recent cloning.
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