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3 Benefits of Using an External Hard Drive January 20, 2019

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3 Benefits of Using an External Hard Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida

If you have decided to invest in a new or used MacBook®, you’ve already made a good decision. These Apple® machines are known for their innovative technology and unparalleled function. However, you can further boost your computer’s function by supplementing it with an external hard drive.

3 Reasons to Get an External Hard Drive for Your Used MacBook

1. Improve Processing Speed

Filling up your computer’s hard drive with files slows down its processing speed. If you find that your machine has to buffer while it opens a program or searches for a file, then it’s not operating at top speed. You’ll have difficulty working efficiently or multitasking, so moving your files to an external drive will optimize the machine.

2. Prevent File Loss

used MacBookFiles can be lost in many ways. You might accidentally delete a file, or the computer may crash or get stolen. Contrary to popular belief, a new or used MacBook can still fall victim to a virus, even though it’s less likely to happen when compared to a PC. Be prepared for the worst by putting your files safely on an external drive, and you’ll never have to worry about losing them.

3. Protect Information & Files

There’s a good chance you have information and files stored on your computer that you don’t want other people to have access to. Falling victim to spamware or having your MacBook stolen could give someone instant access to everything—but not if you keep all your files saved elsewhere. With an external drive, you’ll keep your information in a more secure space.


If your used MacBook needs to be repaired or is running slowly, the talented technicians at Experimac St. Petersburg in Florida can make it like new again. If it’s time for something new, they also have a wide range of low-cost used Apple products for sale, from an iPad® to an iMac®. They stand by their refurbishing work by offering a one-year warranty on all sales. Learn about their financing options by visiting them online, and call (727) 289-3367 to speak with a friendly team member.

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