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ASUS Middle East Announces Big Savings on its Networking Products for Amazon’s White Friday Sale

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Tis’ the season to do shopping, as ASUS Middle East has announced huge discounts on its outstanding range of networking products. These discounts are being offered exclusively for Amazon’s White Friday sale. Check out the offers below:

ASUS RT-AC86U

The ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS. Whether you’re gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology delivers the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream (4×4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving RT-AC86U combined total speed of 2917Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

Price: AED 799 AED 499


ASUS RT-AX58U

This AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro, and is compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system. The RT-AX58U has lifetime free AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro with automatic, regularly updated security signatures to protect your devices and personal data from internet threats. This strong security offers advanced parental controls, including the ability to block specific websites and mobile app types.

Price: AED 799 AED 599


ASUS XD4 (B-1-PK)

The ZenWiFi AX Mini system consists of one ASUS AX1800 WiFi 6 router and two extending node, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ZenWiFi AX Mini puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to of 1800 Mbps, it’s up to 1.4X faster than WiFi 5 routers. Uniquely, ZenWiFi lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band.

Price: AED 649 AED 509


ASUS RT-AX55

RT-AX55 is a 2×2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX55 is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band routers. With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Target Wake Time (TWT) allows RT-AX55 to schedule designated intervals for devices to transmit data. This allows them to sleep when there is no need to wait for a router signal, reducing power consumption by up to 7X for significantly improved battery life.

Price: AED 329 AED 269


ASUS RT-AX53U

ASUS RT-AX53U AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router is a 2×2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band. It supports the New-Gen WiFi Standard – WiFi 6(802.11ax) standard supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology for better efficiency and throughput. Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.

Price: AED 329 AED 259


ASUS RT-AC59U

Powered by 5th-generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC59U super-fast wireless speeds. RT-AC59U delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, also with 4×4 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz which is 2X faster than current 300 Mbps routers. The RT-AC59U is equipped with four Gigabit LAN ports that can pump up to 4Gbps simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, cable boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making the RT-AC59U your home’s lag-free media hub.

Price: AED 219 AED 179


ASUS CD6 (1-PK)

The ZenWiFi AC Mini system consists of one ASUS AC1500 router and two extending node, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. Uniquely, ZenWiFi lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band. AiProtection Classic with Parental Controls is free for life. It gives you total peace of mind, and you can keep an eye on everything that’s happening on your network via the mobile app.

Price: AED 399 AED 329


ASUS GS-AX5400

The GS-AX5400 is a dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router, that is PS5 compatible. It comes with a Mobile Game Mode, VPN Fusion, lifetime free internet security, Instant Guard, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, port forwarding, and support for ASUS Aura RGB. Get the competitive edge with ROG Strix GS-AX5400, a WiFi 6 gaming router that gives you the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever. With ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 5400 Mbps, it’s ready for the most intense matches, and with fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects, it looks great too. If you take gaming seriously, you need the GS-AX5400.

Price: AED 1,199 AED 999


ASUS XT8 (B-2-PK)

The ZenWiFi AX system consists of a pair of ASUS AX6600 WiFi 6 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ZenWiFi AX puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to of 6600 Mbps, it’s up to 2.2X faster than tri-band AC3000 (WiFi 5) routers. Uniquely, ZenWiFi AX lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band.

Price: AED 2,699 AED 2,299


ASUS GS-AX3000

The GS-AX3000 is a dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router that is compatible with PS5. It also comes with Mobile Game Mode, VPN Fusion, lifetime free internet security, Instant Guard, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, port forwarding, and support for  ASUS Aura RGB. Get the competitive edge with ROG Strix GS-AX3000, a WiFi 6 gaming router that gives you the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever. With ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 3000 Mbps, it’s ready for the most intense matches, and with fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects, it looks great too. If you take gaming seriously, you need the GS-AX3000.

Price: AED 959 AED 819


ASUS XD6 (W-1-PK)

The ZenWiFi XD6 system consists of a pair of ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ASUS ZenWiFi XD6 gives you alternative backhaul options: Ethernet and WiFi. The router intelligently chooses the most reliable method for you based on connection quality. If you prefer, you can also manually choose the type of backhaul connection. ZenWiFi XD6 puts your WiFi into top gear. With a total bandwidth of up to 5400 Mbps, it’s up to 2.2X faster than WiFi 5 routers.

Price: AED 1,099 AED 939

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Capture All of Life’s Important Moments With the Best Vlog Phone HONOR 50

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There is a creative spark in all of us that just needs the right outlet to be expressed. As more and more of us share our daily lives and travel adventures with friends and family, short-form videos on platforms like TikTok have grown in popularity. Videos in particular have a unique way of capturing unforgettable memories and expressing ourselves in unique ways. In the past, many people have been put off from videography due to the need for heavy expensive equipment such as cameras and lighting as well as a background in editing and storyboarding. As part of Honor’s thrilling new journey, it has developed the new HONOR 50 smartphone which gives control back to the creators by making it easier than ever to vlog compelling content.

It’s able to do this thanks to its six filming modes that use various combinations of its main front and two rear cameras so shooting different scenarios is quicker and easier. It means you can simultaneously shoot and switch between Front to Rear Recording, Dual-View Recording (Front/Rear), Dual-View Recording (Rear/Rear), Picture in Picture, Fast-Motion Recording and Slow-Motion Recording, and Single to Dual-View Recording modes. The only thing you have do is get creative. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your next shoot.

Out-of-town shooting simplified

We are surrounded by amazing sights and sounds. All we have to do is take a moment and enjoy them. That is why out-of-town shooting spots can be a great way to get away from our usual daily activities and experience unfamiliar but captivating locations. A problem that can arise when shooting in such places is the disruption to continuity it can cause during filming. With the HONOR 50 not only can you film a scene while outdoors, but the smartphone allows you to edit and modify the speed and flash of the recording as you go along. That means you can avoid scenes looking out of place by pausing record and restarting as you shoot. See something interesting in the distance? Well, the 108MP main camera has a 6X zoom for video allowing you to focus on a point of interest before zooming out to record your response effortlessly.

Capture treasured moments with family and friends with ease

Spending time with the ones we love is incredibly important and whether it’s at a sibling’s birthday or you are celebrating graduation with some university friends, these are memories we want to keep forever. The usual method involving a smartphone would be to shoot your subjects as they celebrate. Unfortunately, it means the person shooting the video is not in the scene and misses out. The HONOR 50’s front and rear dual-view recording eliminates this concern by showing both you and your subjects simultaneously. Just point and start filming. This mode shows you interacting with your subjects as they celebrate. It makes you part of the moment as you capture this memory.

Picture-in-Picture for greater focus   

Shooting video no longer has to be limited to a single camera. Capabilities such as the HONOR 50’s Picture-in-Picture mode add something a little more entertaining to the mix. With this mode you can overlay the view from the front camera onto the larger rear camera view or vice versa. This is a great way to draw the viewer’s attention towards the main image while ensuring you can be seen recording. Want to video your nieces and nephews as they make balloon animals for a party while guiding them from the side? Picture-in Picture is perfect. The parents will see their kids enjoying themselves as well as how you are guiding them.

Capture the ebb and flow of the world around you

Our world is fast moving and ever changing. There are always new sights to see and experiences to enjoy. To truly capture the atmosphere, you sometimes need to see it from a different perspective. The HONOR 50’s fast and slow-motion mode lets you do that effortlessly. Sitting at a coffee shop watching the world go by with a couple of friends? Why not set up your smartphone to catch the world around you in fast-motion and see the busy atmosphere around you. Alternatively, why not take the dog out for a walk on a rainy day and film him shake himself dry in stunning slow-motion detail. These effects open a whole new world of possibilities for shooting videos that can be transformed from normal videos into something special that can grab the attention of viewers.

Shoot with different angles at the same location

Walking along a scenic trail during a hike? Then why not capture the moment in a unique way by using all the angles. As you walk you can switch between different multi-cameras to really showcase every aspect of the scene. Just select the icon on top and you can pick which mode to shoot with. See some interesting wildlife then why not use the front to rear recording mode to capture the moment. You can swap between different modes as you film so you end up with a multiple angle shoot in one simple take. No need for additional cameras to be set up or editing, just press record and get creative.

These are just a handful of the features the new HONOR 50 smartphone has that can be used to help everyone become a vlogger, no matter their experience level. The smartphone gives users the flexibility to shoot for extended periods thanks to the HONOR 50’s long lasting 4300mAh battery. It also comes with HONOR 66W Supercharge technology that enables the battery to be charged to over 70% in just 20 minutes.

With so many camera angles and styles of recording to choose from the HONOR 50 really is the perfect vlogging companion for daily life and travel.

 

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ASUS Middle East Announces Mega Offers on its Networking Products for Amazon’s 11.11 Sale

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ASUS Middle East has announced that it is participating in Amazon’s 11.11 sale, which will run from November 10th to 12th, 2021. ASUS is all geared up with its own offers, which are being offered by the company on its wide range of networking products.

Check out the outstanding deals below and avail them before it’s all gone!

ASUS RT-AC86U

The ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS. Whether you’re gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology delivers the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream (4×4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving RT-AC86U combined total speed of 2917Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

Price: AED 799 AED 499


ASUS RT-AX56U

This AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro, and is compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system. The RT-AX56U supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band. Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.

Price: AED 599 AED 409


ASUS RT-AX58U

This AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro, and is compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system. The RT-AX58U has lifetime free AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro with automatic, regularly updated security signatures to protect your devices and personal data from internet threats. This strong security offers advanced parental controls, including the ability to block specific websites and mobile app types.

Price: AED 799 AED 599


ASUS XD4 (B-1-PK)

The ZenWiFi AX Mini system consists of one ASUS AX1800 WiFi 6 router and two extending node, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ZenWiFi AX Mini puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to of 1800 Mbps, it’s up to 1.4X faster than WiFi 5 routers. Uniquely, ZenWiFi lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band.

Price: AED 649 AED 509


ASUS RT-AX55

RT-AX55 is a 2×2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX55 is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band routers. With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Target Wake Time (TWT) allows RT-AX55 to schedule designated intervals for devices to transmit data. This allows them to sleep when there is no need to wait for a router signal, reducing power consumption by up to 7X for significantly improved battery life.

Price: AED 329 AED 259


ASUS RT-AX53U

ASUS RT-AX53U AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router is a 2×2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band. It supports the New-Gen WiFi Standard – WiFi 6(802.11ax) standard supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology for better efficiency and throughput. Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.

Price: AED 329 AED 259


ASUS RT-AC59U

Powered by 5th-generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC59U super-fast wireless speeds. RT-AC59U delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, also with 4×4 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz which is 2X faster than current 300 Mbps routers. The RT-AC59U is equipped with four Gigabit LAN ports that can pump up to 4Gbps simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, cable boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making the RT-AC59U your home’s lag-free media hub.

Price: AED 219 AED 179


ASUS CD6 (1-PK)

The ZenWiFi AC Mini system consists of one ASUS AC1500 router and two extending node, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. Uniquely, ZenWiFi lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band. AiProtection Classic with Parental Controls is free for life. It gives you total peace of mind, and you can keep an eye on everything that’s happening on your network via the mobile app.

Price: AED 399 AED 329


ASUS GS-AX5400

The GS-AX5400 is a dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router, that is PS5 compatible. It comes with a Mobile Game Mode, VPN Fusion, lifetime free internet security, Instant Guard, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, port forwarding, and support for ASUS Aura RGB. Get the competitive edge with ROG Strix GS-AX5400, a WiFi 6 gaming router that gives you the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever. With ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 5400 Mbps, it’s ready for the most intense matches, and with fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects, it looks great too. If you take gaming seriously, you need the GS-AX5400.

Price: AED 1,199 AED 999


ASUS XT8 (B-2-PK)

The ZenWiFi AX system consists of a pair of ASUS AX6600 WiFi 6 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ZenWiFi AX puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to of 6600 Mbps, it’s up to 2.2X faster than tri-band AC3000 (WiFi 5) routers. Uniquely, ZenWiFi AX lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band.

Price: AED 2,699 AED 2,299


ASUS GS-AX3000

The GS-AX3000 is a dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router that is compatible with PS5. It also comes with Mobile Game Mode, VPN Fusion, lifetime free internet security, Instant Guard, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, port forwarding, and support for  ASUS Aura RGB. Get the competitive edge with ROG Strix GS-AX3000, a WiFi 6 gaming router that gives you the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever. With ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 3000 Mbps, it’s ready for the most intense matches, and with fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects, it looks great too. If you take gaming seriously, you need the GS-AX3000.

Price: AED 959 AED 819


ASUS XD6 (W-1-PK)

The ZenWiFi XD6 system consists of a pair of ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ASUS ZenWiFi XD6 gives you alternative backhaul options: Ethernet and WiFi. The router intelligently chooses the most reliable method for you based on connection quality. If you prefer, you can also manually choose the type of backhaul connection. ZenWiFi XD6 puts your WiFi into top gear. With a total bandwidth of up to 5400 Mbps, it’s up to 2.2X faster than WiFi 5 routers.

Price: AED 1,099 AED 939


ASUS RT-AX86S

This AX5700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router is compatible with PS5, and comes with Mobile Game Mode, Lifetime Free Internet Security, Mesh WiFi support, 2.5G Port*, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, and Port Forwarding. You can enjoy ultrafast speeds up to 5700 Mbps with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and 160MHz channels. It minimises lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app.

Price: AED 1,099 AED 939


ASUS RT-AX82U

Enjoy the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever with the ASUS RT-AX82U dual-band WiFi 6 router. It delivers ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 5400 Mbps, and is packed with advanced technology, including Mobile Game Mode for a lag-free, low-latency mobile gaming experience. RT-AX82U brings you all the benefits of WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and works perfectly with all your existing WiFi devices. ASUS RT-AX82U features ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects that include multi-color modes with hundreds of colors. You can choose from a variety of lighting effects and customize lighting to align with specific modes.

Price: AED 959 AED 829


ASUS TUF-AX5400

The TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router comes with a dedicated Gaming Port, 3 steps port forwarding, AiMesh for mesh WiFi, AiProtection Pro network security, and AURA RGB lighting. You can enjoy speeds up to 5400 Mbps and 4X network efficiency with OFDMA and 160 MHz channels. It has a dedicated gaming port to prioritise connected gaming devices.

Price: AED 749 AED 649


ASUS RT-AX92U

The RT-AX92U with 4×4 tri-band Wi-Fi that provides 160MHz* bandwidth and 1024-QAM* for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 4804Mbps on the 5GHz-2 band, RT-AX92U is 2.7X faster than normal 802.11ac 4×4 routers. You can enjoy the technology from the future now and still connect it with the latest 802.11ax devices when they come out in the near future. ASUS proprietary technology – AiMesh allows RT-AX92U to work with any compatible routers to turn your home WiFi into the latest mesh WiFi system. All the AiMesh routers talk to each other and keep an eye on the signal strength to your device, and switch it seamlessly to another source if necessary.

Price: AED 1,249 AED 1,099


ASUS RT-AX89X

Experience the next-gen 802.11ax WiFi performance with the RT-AX89X. Featuring MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and other ASUS exclusive features, enjoy blazing fast speeds with, efficient, stable performance. The RT-AX89X features Dual 10G Ports with 10GBase-T and 10G SFP technology port, and offers 8x gigabit LAN ports and 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports for flexible connectivity.

Price: AED 1,999 AED 1,799


ASUS RT-AX86U

Game with your friends like never before with the quickest, slickest WiFi gaming connections with the ASUS RT-AX86U dual-band WiFi 6 router. The ASUS RT-AX86U proffers ultrafast WiFi till 5700 Mbps for a smooth mobile gaming experience. Swift and speed 2 Gbps Internet along with 2 Gbps WAN support connections, and brawny WiFi 6 helps you remove WiFi congestion and delivers lightning speed. The Mobile Game Mode is also designed to reduce latency for gaming in mobile with only a click on the router app.

Price: AED 1,299 AED 1,199


ASUS RT-AX88U

The RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router from Asus features support for the 802.11ax standard, which utilizes OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to bring improvements for Wi-Fi connectivity across the board. Specs-wise, it has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 256 MB of flash storage. It utilizes four external antennas, operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and can reach speeds of up to 6000 Mbps. Moreover, it has Adaptive QoS and built-in wtfast for enhanced gaming, AiProtection Pro for network security, and Asus AiMesh for network expansion. Should you opt for a wired connection, the RT-AX88U has eight Gigabit LAN ports for your convenience.

Price: AED 1,499 AED 1,399


ASUS RT-AX68U

The RT-AX68U takes the pain out of managing your home network. It’s easy to set up and easy to keep an eye on what’s happening, via the intuitive PC interface or the ASUS Router app. With just a few taps or clicks, you can see when new devices connect or when new updates become available, and change settings to suit your needs. It also supports Router supporting AiProtection Pro network security, Advanced Parental Controls, WAN aggregation and ASUS Router App for easy setup and management.

Price: AED 899 AED 859

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The Pros and Cons of Choosing Between SSD and HDD as External Storage Device

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Written by Antoine Harb, Team Leader – Middle East and North Africa at Kingston Technology

As we spend longer hours online for work, school, entertainment, and other activities, more and more files are being saved in the internal hard drives of our computers every single day. Eventually, this internal hard drive will not be enough to accommodate all our files, making it all the more vital to find high-performing and secure external devices for backup and new data storage.

When it comes to external storage devices, the options include external solid-state drives (SSDs) and traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are commonly installed into your computers as their internal storage. These days, however, a number of people are turning to SSDs to use them as their external storage as well.

The two technologies have different speeds, durability, capacity, and cost. Before buying an external storage device, it is best to determine your needs, desired specifications, and your budget. This way, you are guaranteeing that you are purchasing a device suitable to your requirements.

Weighing the devices’ pros and cons is the way to go to ensure you get the best value for your money.

External SSD vs. External HDD
Compared to SSDs, HDDs are more affordable with higher capacities. An HDD is better suited for archiving inactive and/or less frequently accessed data. With that said, however, an HDD in contrast to an SSD, is more prone to failure of moving parts that can lead to data loss. The high-capacity SSDs, on the other hand, is faster and more powerful than HDDs, thus enabling quick access to your files. With a lightweight design for portability and easy use, they are smaller in size and have better transmission speeds. They can also be relied upon if you need external storage with superior performance.

There are other benefits of using external SSDs. While known for its fast processing of a large amount of data, an external SSD operates without the distracting noise and vibration typically present when utilizing an HDD. Additionally, the shock-resistant SSD scores way better in the area of durability —the lack of moving parts allows the technology to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

But with its advanced and reliable features, the super-fast external SSD storage device costs more than the traditional HDD. If, however, you are planning to buy a faster or larger capacity SSD to upgrade your current PC storage, you can opt to recycle the old one and use it as external storage. In order to have more space, you will need to either remove the existing files or reformat the old SSD. This strategy will help you save on cost while enjoying a faster external storage product.

Furthermore, when purchasing an SSD as your external storage, you have to keep in mind that this technology is not suitable for data archiving or cold storage of data. The reason behind this is that an SSD, which is designed for everyday use, caters to those who require high-speed performance.

External SSDs and HDDs differ in many ways. They both come with pros and cons.  When choosing the right one for you, it all boils down to meeting your needs.

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