So yesterday when I was working from home, we had a brief loss of power due to that saucy minx, Sandy.
This led to a brief powering down of my computer. Had difficulty rebooting because my computer and my external hard drive have never really gotten along. Those problems led to the realization that I hadn't done a real backup in months.
Like I said, my external hard drive and my computer have never gotten along (it screws up internal diagnostics just by being plugged in and pretty much every time I want to access anything off it, I have to unplug it from the usb port, power it down, then restart it and plug it back it - so automatic backups are a no go).
So yeah, I need a new external hard drive. Any recommendations for a cheap one that works well? This is complicated by the fact that the dvd drive in my tower stopped working 6-9 months ago. I don't know if this is a driver issue or a mechanical issue, but suffice it to say, the computer doesn't recognize the cd/dvd drive either. So I was thinking about getting an external one of those as well. Do they make such a thing as an external hard drive that also has a cd/dvd drive in it? Or is that simply called a new computer?