Ahh, the sound of school bells signal the happy end of summer ... hellions and now you can stop bugging back to school. But along with the traditional pens and paper, like most children, laptops, digital music players and other expensive technological doo-fathers.
But a "gadget", both practical, fun and affordable is the external hard drive. A long time favorite busy businessmen and tired road warriors is the external drive is causing a sensation in theComputer at home is, especially for students.
What is an external hard drive?
An external drive is just a regular computer hard drive, which covered in a special metal housing with a USB cable so that it can be connected to your desktop or laptop computer. Once connected to the USB port, you can quickly and easily transfer huge amounts of data: documents, graphics, photos, etc. from your computer to the external standard.
This is the reason, externalDevices very popular for backup equipment in the business environment. But lovers of MP3s and digital photography also saw the potential of moving with "memory devices, and quickly filled up with their music, videos and graphics files.
Why should your Student Use One?
As children become more mobile, which can often done while traveling from home to school, after school programs, to friends homes before returning home, the school work (on the family PC)be easily lost or damaged. And while the dog does not eat his homework, it's just as stressful for children and parents to recognize that someone accidentally Student's 20-page book report deleted!
With an external drive can be all work, both to save and open from the enclosed diskette. No need, no papers lost! If your student has made catching a home video that they want to show their science class, then it is simply a matter of drag the disk, where they return to school and ithome safely.
How hard is an external hard drive?
Children are at the going tough. They fall accidentally book and backpacks on hard, concrete surfaces or negligent plop it on the wet ground. How do you keep an external drive? While prevented by a metal casing that direct contact with the disk, it is still very vulnerable to drops and falls while switched on. Teach your students how they maintain their hard drive while it's running.
But once offThe hard drive can withstand a certain amount of abuse. But do not function like all electronics, your external hard drive is not good if exposed to moisture or water. So the best way I have found to have a little extra padding in the event, plus provide good waterproof cover to give it to invest it in one of those soft-sided, insulated lunch bags you can get at almost any department store.
The lunch boxes are those already waterproof or water resistant, at least, have beautiful spacious interior large enough forMost of the housing enough space to cable and power cord. They are soft padded sides, which add an extra layer of protection for the drive. Plus as an added bonus, these bags are so common place, they do not signal "steal me!" how do laptop-cases.
Now that you know a little more about external hard drives, you are ready not find what you were exploring on their own, a drive that fits both your student ID lifestyle and budget.