We, the human being, are capable of doing reasoning, which led us to different discoveries and creations. These then helped us to survive through the years and generations. Different creations and discoveries were applied to living, which became the key for us to have easier and effective living. Also, it made us be adaptive to the changing environment and people as well.
Through the years, the most prominent and considered as the most life-changing innovation ever made by the human is modern technology. Life nowadays became easier and convenient when modern technology has arrived. One example is in the aspect of transportation wherein modern technology made way for the production of vehicles, gasoline, and other transportation essential that continuously support the functions of it.
Aside from that, due to modern technology, computer units and other gadgets were also produced that provide not only effective communication but also job and entertainment. However, there are factors in using these creations. Do you want to know it?
Well, due to the almost daily usage of computer units, its storage can flock. Here, due to the installation of various systems that support the overall functioning of a computer unit, the storage amount decreases. This is a concern that must be given quick action to prevent further problems. Good thing, modern problems have modern solutions.
Back up, devices were innovated to answer the storage concerns of computer users around the world. With this, the storage amount can be increased, and the function of computer units will be enjoyed again. But how does computer back up devices work? Is there a specific step by step guide to using any of it properly? To learn more about that, continue reading below.
Let us first define a computer back up device.
Computer Back Up Device
A computer back up device refers to the device/s used to increase the storage amount not only of computer units but also other gadgets such as tablets and cell phones. The main purpose of back up devices is to provide more space that can be used by the user to store more documents or files. Also, back up devices help protect any kind of file that is important from harm, such as scam and phishing. It works as a protection device that secures the data and files that play important roles in life.
But the question is, how does this back-up device work?
Well, nowadays, there are already different kinds of back up devices that were created to provide people with more means when it comes to storing their important files. Below are only some of the most used back-up devices:
- Flash drives
- Memory Sticks
These are only some of the back-up devices that can be an option when keeping important files safely. Due to the rampant usage of the internet and other online platforms, people choose to use these as their back-up devices, for it provides convenience and ease.
Moving on, let us now discuss the process about how a back- up device works.
For External Back-Up Devices:
Flash drives, DVDs, and memory sticks are considered as external back-up devices for it uses hardware to store files and data. Here’s how it works:
- Flash drives, memory sticks, and DVDs are considered hardware for it can be seen and touched. All of these are visible and can be touched, which makes it efficient and convenient to use as storage devices. The flash drives are made with plastic and metal in which the outward part of the metal is inserted into a port (computer or other gadgets), and makes it reachable in the computer unit or other gadgets. The DVDs, on the other hand, works through hardware made of plastic shaped into a disc. The disk then will function as a storage device; however, this kind of storage works better for a video clip or movie.
- After that, the flash drive or DVD must be inserted into the respected ports designed for it. The flash drive has a designed port for it, which can be found either at the side or back of a computer unit. There are models of computer units also wherein the flash drive ports are located at the system unit. The DVD also has its own designed port wherein it can be inserted. DVD players are the most compatible and designed appliance for a DVD, wherein it also has different buttons to play the inserted disc.
- After successfully inserting the storage devices into its respective ports, the transfer of important files and documents can now be done. In flash drive, a message will pop out that provides the user with different menu or buttons depending on what to do with that. In transferring files, the file can be easily copied from that original source inside the computer unit and then pasted to the flash drive. Here, make sure that the flash drive has enough storage to avoid any concern. The DVD, on the other hand, works when the disc was inserted into the DVD player, who will provide the user with different buttons and menu. The buttons can be already projected ad placed outside the DVD player, and there are also other models wherein it uses remote controllers. This is way better than the old one for it is much more convenient and easier to use.
- Lastly, make sure that the storage devices are removed safely without causing any damage to it. Technological products like these are still striving hard always to improve the things that they already have. Causing damage to it will eventually affect their performance as storage and back up devices.
Above all, storage devices, whatever it might be, are still possessing one purpose- and that is to protect the important files and data of an individual from any harm. It can also be as copies of important files such as videos and photos which have a lot of memories and meaning that can’t be given up that easy.