It's time again for a new "The Writers Workbench" tech review column. This month, we take a look at portable external drives -- though not just standard ones, but those that use the new USB 3 protocol.
Not to worry, it's backward compatible, so if you computer isn't configured to use USB 3, the drives will still work. You just won't be able to take advantage of the benefits of USB 3, which is basically that copies data faster. Though it turns out that there is a wide range on that, which the article explains.
Why have a portable external drive? Lots o' reasons, but mainly if you travel for business, it gives you significantly more storage to take with you.
As I always mention, it's very convoluted to format the article with all the graphics and hyperlinks, so rather than do so here, you can almost as easily find there article here on the Writers Guild website.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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