Why Should I Use Removable Disks and External Drives?
If your files are not stored on the computer you share then others cannot access them. You can store your most sensitive files on removable disks such as floppy disks or other disks that hold more data. The advantage is that you can take your most sensitive files with you and keep them with your other personal belongings. If your files exceed the space provided by a floppy drive then consider using other drives that store more data. Zip Disks can hold up to 250MB of data and are quite easy to work with. Many new computers come with CD burners that allow users to write files and, often, rewrite files onto the same CD disk. They are called CD-RW drives. Some manufacturers make external hard drives that can be connected to your computer using a USB or 1394 connection. These connectors can be easily attached and removed from most computers. If you use removable media for the computer documents you've been working on, make sure you move or completely delete the original file(s).