jhedgecoth

name Jim Hedgecoth is a veteran freelance writer excelling in subjects related to computer storage hardware technology which includes devices such as Blu-Ray Burners, Portable Harddrives, and External Hard Drives. Jim is a frequent contributor to I/O Magic Corporation, a leading Internet retailer providing customers with high quality data storage solutions.

Top 5 Considerations When Formatting Your Portable Hard Drive

30th July 2008
Have I Backed Up My Portable Hard Drive? The most important thing to consider when formatting your portable hard drive is whether you've backed up your data! Any other choice you make, short of dropping it in a garbage disposal, can be changed later on... Read >

How To Use Your New Portable Hard Drive

30th July 2008
A portable hard drive is relatively easy to install and use. Just plug it in and away you go! At least that's what they told you at the store. It's so simple that apparently you don't even need directions. This must be the reason why they didn't include a... Read >

How to Turn an Old Internal Hard Drive Into an External Drive

29th July 2008
Everyone needs more storage space sooner or later, whether it's an internal or external hard drive and you've probably replaced that hard drive inside your computer for a larger capacity drive. But, what do you do now with the old drive lying around colle... Read >

How to Select a Quality External Hard Drive

29th July 2008
If you have decided to purchase an external hard drive, you now realize the importance of research to identify the best external hard drive that properly matches your needs. You are relying on the drive to store your files and keep them safe in the event ... Read >

How to Properly Dispose of a Portable Hard Drive

29th July 2008
When people try to get rid of an old portable hard drive, they often think that there is only one way or specific location of proper disposal. While there are some important things to do when preparing to get rid of your hard drive, you do not necessarily... Read >

Easy Steps to Formatting Your Portable Hard Drive For Use With Windows XP

29th July 2008
What Does It Mean To Format My Portable Hard Drive? When you initially purchase your portable hard drive or if you want to restore it to its original state, you must format it. Formatting prepares your portable hard drive for its first use, erasing any... Read >