External Flash Drive

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

bought this at Costco.

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch 2TB HDD ntfwm
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD USB-C USB 3.0 Buy at amazon

It's smaller than a iphone, and light weight, less heavy than a iphone.

it uses this cable (included):

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USB 3.0 Cable - Micro-B to Type A Type A-Male to Micro B Male SuperSpeed Buy at amazon

it's a standard usb cable.

External Flash Drive

A faster drive is flash drive. but more expensive.

this sems to be the best

samsung ssd 2019 rkhj2
samsung ssd Buy at amazon

alternative:

SanDisk 1TB External SSD xkpqc
SanDisk 1TB External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-1T00-G25 Buy at amazon

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.

ssd vs hdd 2019-09-14 x9xv3
ssd vs hdd 2019-09-14 x9xv3

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.

iStorage datAshur drive 2019-09-12 9khx4
iStorage datAshur

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