?There is simply no doubt that the Information Technology industry is booming. More and more people are opting for IT courses and being recruited all over the world. There is enormous data that is being processed and needs to be transferred from one machine to another. To cope with the growing need of the IT industry, manufacturers are coming up with new external storage devices than not only help you to keep a backup of all your important files but also help you store personal data and stuff that might occupy too much space on your internal hard drive. Apart from important official data, people also store all their favourite songs, movies, pictures in these external devices and make use of them in their free time. Among the external storage devices, the external hard drive is a very commonly used device. It is light in weight and can easily be carried in your bag from one place to another. If you have official data that needs to be viewed at another computer, you can easily save that data on the external hard drive and go to your colleagues computer and plug it in and view the data and work on it. At times, you may have to go on tours abroad and carry all important data and information to show to your clients based abroad. You do not have to carry a laptop with you. Just save the required data on an external hard drive that is almost the size of your shirt pocket and place it safely in your bag. You just need to go to your clients office, get onto a computer, plug in the device and all the data is readily available. You can store huge amount of data on these drives. External hard drives can store data ranging from 1GB to 1000GB or more. These devices come with USB, eSATA and FireWire connectors that act as interfaces between the device and computer. Most computers have USB ports and hence external hard drives with USB connectors are more commonly used though the speed of devices with eSATA and FireWire connectors is faster. The external hard drive comes with proper hard chrome aluminium enclosure to prevent it from external damage and also keep it cool. The internal hard drive generally makes some noise while reading and writing any data. The external hard drive does not make noise and hence one can easily listen to songs or watch movies without any disturbance. The speed of the external hard drive is faster as compared to the speed of the internal disks and hence, it saves time while working with external drives. Most of the external hard drives rotate at a speed of 5400RPM (rotations per minute) while there are new models in the market that work at a speed of 7200RPM. In conclusion, it can clearly be seen that the external hard drive is a very important and essential portable device for external storage of data and information. If you are looking for a Seagate External Hard Drive or want to Buy Seagate Online South Africa, visit us and check what we have to offer.