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Help Me Choose: Storage

Help Me Choose: Storage
When choosing a Storage device, it is important to consider how it will be used:

  • Do I need extra storage on my internal hard drive?
  • Would I like to carry my storage device with me or leave it at Home / Office?
  • How much capacity do I need? Do I have a lot of files to store?
Portable HDDs
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Best for :
- Users who favour to store on   an internal device versus an   external one
- Users who favour sharing &   storing material on a CD / DVD.
- When on the move device.
- Ideal for sharing important files   with others.
- When on the move device.
- Ideal for sharing your files,   video's, music & photos with   others.
- A stay at home device.
- Need for high storage capacity.
Key Capacities :   Desktop: 250GB - 3TB
  Laptop: 160GB - 1TB
  8 & 16 speed  4-128GB  500GB - 1TB  500GB - 3TB
Connectivity :
How is the device powered up ?

- Internal data and power cables   (these cables are already   inside your computer)  USB cable powered  USB powered  USB cable powered
- USB Cable: Connect the drive   to your PC.
- Ac Adapter: For power.
Interface :
How is data transferred?
  SATA, SAS, SCSI, SSD, Hybrid.  USB 2.0  USB 2.0
- USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.
- USB 3.0 allows for upto 10   times faster transfer speeds   between devices.
- USB 3.0 backwards   compatible with USB 2.0   devices.
- USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.
- USB 3.0 allows for upto 10   times faster transfer speeds   between devices.
- USB 3.0 backwards   compatible with USB 2.0   devices.
Back Up Software :
Allows for auto & continuous back up of data & folders on your PC
  Dell Branded: no software is   included.  Not applicable.  No software on current Lexar   offering.  Software included with :
- Seagate BackUp Plus.
- Western Digital My Passport.
  Software included with :
- Seagate BackUp Plus.
- Western Digital My Book.
Encryption Software :
Keep your files private & secure
  Dell Branded: no software is   included.  Not applicable.  No software on current Lexar   offering.  Software included with :
- Seagate BackUp Plus.
- Western Digital My Passport.
  Software included with :
- Seagate BackUp Plus.
- Western Digital My Book.
Accessibility to Device Content :
How / where can I access the data on my device?
  On location access only.  Anywhere access by   connecting to a PC.  Anywhere access by   connecting to a PC.  Anywhere access by   connecting to a compatible   device.  On location access only.
Whats included in the box?
- Portable Drive.
- USB 2.0 Cable.
- Quick Start Guide.
- Portable Drive.
- Quick Start Guide.
- Portable Drive.
- USB 2.0 or 3.0 Cable.
- Quick Start Guide.
- Portable Drive.
- USB 2.0 or 3.0 Cable
- AC Adapter.
- Quick Start Guide.
Warranty
- Dell Branded 1 Year Warranty.
- Other Manufacturer warrantees   will vary.
  Dell Branded 1 Year Warranty.  Manufacturer dependant.  Manufacturer dependant.  Manufacturer dependant.


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