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What is a computer backup and how to backup files

A backup is a copy of data for the purpose of easy restoration if it is lost. Data is stored in files. Files are stored on the hard drive disk. The hard drive disk is installed on the computer. When people back up their computer, what they are actually doing is backing up contents of […]

Thunderbolt via USB 3.0 – 2.0 backup drives

Although the theoretical speed of USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interface should be 10 times faster than USB 2.0, its practical speed is limited by the physical hard drive and only marginally better. Often, manufacturers advertise theoretical interface transfer speed. For example, Apple calls it I/O Performance and LaCie calls it Interface Transfer Rate. Also manufacturers […]