mjzee Posted August 11, 2021 Report Share Posted August 11, 2021 Many of us have our digital music collections on external hard drives (EHDs). There seem to be two styles of EHDs: larger boxes that are powered from an electric socket, and more portable ones that are powered via the same USB connection through which the data flows. I puzzle over the uses and limitations of each. Should my main collection be on the first type, with an automated backup on the second type, or does it not really matter? There are really no differences as to capacity, and I don't think one type fails more than the other. Is the first type somehow faster or more responsive? Example of the first type: Western Digital My Book Example of the second type: Western Digital My Passport Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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