How safe is an external hard drive for storing jpeg pictures?

Answer all devices fail over timeyou cannot guarantee that film negatives will still be Ok in 10...20...70 years time (some have lasted much longer than that, some haven't it depends how you care for them... Read More »

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How many pictures&video could a 1t external hard drive hold?

In computer terms, there are 1024 bytes in a kilobyte. After formatting and applying a file system, a 1TB hard drive will only have about 800 GB available. At 4 MB a picture and 200 MB a video, a 1... Read More »

Is it Safe to Boot from an External Hard Drive?

Where did the software on the external hard drive come from... You could scan it for malware...

Does storing digital data on a hard drive increase the overall weight of the hard drive?

there's no increase in weight at all the data that is stored is magnetic in some ways similar to an old cassette tape but on a disk so changing polarity of the magnetic medium on the disk doesn't i... Read More »

New external hard drive. How do I make the external my default hard drive?

Unfortunately Windows will always see an external drive as a removable drive and won't let you make it your default. However you can do certain things to make more room like move your internet cac... Read More »