:: Tips to save Your External HDD :: External Hard drives have become a rage amongst Computer users these days. The advantage of this external hard disk itself is its mobility. You can bring a large hard disk capacity with relatively small dimensions for use in the process of exchanging files. The price of external hard disks are increasingly cheaper also add to the attraction of this product. However, even that requires maintenance & some if the simple & useful tips are as follows. :: Always use the option “Safe Remove Hardware” :: By clicking this option, all existing data in the cache memory will be removed so that existing data on your hard disk will not be damaged when you unplug its USB cable. This option is very important. In some external hard disks, the failure of the writing of data can lead to the Master Boot Record is damaged and cause the hard disk must be reformatted. :: Keep away from liquids :: Splashed by water? Maybe that sounds funny for some people. However, many cases of lost data due to hard disk accidentally splashed or soaked drinks. When you use an external hard disk, try not to put objects with a liquid nearby. Obviously, water is the enemy of electronics, is not it? :: Keep away from magnetic objects :: During the hard disk still wear of mechanical components, the hard disk will remain vulnerable to forced movement. A magnetic force can pull the mechanical components in the hard disk. This can damage the hard disk working system. Not only that, the platter in the hard disk can be damaged due to the magnetic field. :: Use a Y cable to get a good electrical supply :: cable with this type is useful when you plug in your external hard disk on a computer that turns its USB slot has no power flow is still good. Lack of power supplies can damage the electronics of a body of work. This is where the Y cable into play. Plug in the heads of both the Y cable to get a good electric groove. :: Do not be too often pull out the USB cable :: Although external hard disk should be frequently used in many computers, however, often pull out the USB cable will make the USB connector is being worn. Friction against the copper to make the connector head thinned so there is no contact between the copper is good. This can make the power supply and data flow becomes disturbed and can damage the controller. :: Avoid placing your hard disk in a place that often vibrate :: Excessive vibration can affect the mechanical hard disk. :: Make sure your hard disk to get good air flow :: If your external hard disk does not have a good dissipation solution, the hard disk is in it certainly will be hot. Hard disks that have excessive heat can cause damage. :: Use a position that does not disturb the position of the USB connector :: When the USB cable plugged in an external hard disk and on a USB slot on your computer, try sticking with the correct position. The USB cable is plugged in a tilted position may cause damage to the USB. Source :- In-House IT manager + Internet.
Jan 06, 2012