How to Use External Hard Drives

by Dave Andrews ; Updated September 18, 2017

Most external hard drives are used by plugging them into a computer or laptop with a USB connector. Copy data into an external hard drive to back up files with IT help from a software developer in this free video on using computers.

About the Author

Dave Andrews is a software developer with a business and Web site selling programs and other computer services in Franklin, Tenn. Having worked in the IT industry for more than 8 years, Andrews has an intimate understanding of computer technologies. He holds a degree in computer science from Middle Tennessee State University with a minor in mathematics. Andrews began working with computers when he was nine years old, programming BASIC on a Precomputer 2000. He now programs in C/C , Java, Microsoft .Net, ASP, Python and PHP and has written large, integrated program used by clients as large as state governments. Andrews is currently employed by a government IT department and enjoys the public service and constant challenge that such a position provides.