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external storage

[ek¦stərn·əl ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Large-capacity, slow-access data storage attached to a digital computer and used to store information that exceeds the capacity of main storage.

external storage

(1) A hard drive, optical disc or solid state drive (SSD) that resides outside of the computer's case, typically connecting via USB or eSATA. A flash drive may also be considered external storage. See USB drive.

(2) A flash memory card that is inserted into a mobile device to add storage. The microSD is the most popular external storage for smartphones and tablets. See microSD.
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Even the Android developer documentation mentions the threat of saving files on external storage. "Internal storage is best when you want to be sure that neither the user nor other apps can access your files." On the contrary, "external storage is the best place for files that don't require access restrictions and for files that you want to share with other apps or allow the user to access with a computer."
Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB by Paragon Software makes it possible for Android users to exchange data between external storage media larger than 32GB and the latest consumer electronics devices.
He also noted that this was just the beginning, as external storage devices that stand at 4TB are now the new norm.
To safely eject your drive, hold down the PS button, scroll up to the Devices submenu and select Stop Using External Storage.
Server admins were looking forward to using vSAN because it gave them a symmetrical architecture that did not require external storage and thus made them able to use storage within existing servers.
"Successful exploitation can yield remote code execution with the privileges of the Silent Text application, which runs as a regular Android app, but with some additional system privileges required to perform its SMS-like functionality such as access to contacts, access to location information, the ability to write to external storage, and of course net access," Dowd explained to The Register.
Meanwhile, the region's external storage market witnessed a "robust"
"The walls and floor space of our office were filled with files upon files, and we were losing money through the cost of the external storage facility fee, plus the man hours and transportation costs, physically going to and retrieving folders from outside of the office."
Also, new for the Backup Plus family of external storage this year is the addition of a mobile backup application on nearly every device with the installation of the free Seagate Mobile Backup application on an iOS or Android mobile device.
DUBAI: The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, continues to stagnate, with year-on-year growth of just 2.8 per cent recorded for second quarter of this year, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
LSI Corporation has unveiled the LSI SAS 9300 host bus adapter (HBA) family, the industry's first 12Gb/s solution for high-performance servers, workstations and external storage systems.
According to the latest figures from IDC , the MEA region's external storage market suffered a year-on-year decline in the last quarter of 2012.

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