Tips for hard drive security

Learn about hard drive and methods to secure a hard drive?

Hard drive which is also known as the hard disk drive is a significant element of your modern computer. Then so as to cassette tapes and videos tapes this hard drive make use of special memory storage technology. Hard drives contain a mirror like platters which contains magnetic recording medium. These platters are usually made of glass or aluminum. Then this hard drive has got a head which reads and writes data to the platters and these heads are usually attached to the platters. Then as these drives are the one which stores all your programs and files if it has been damaged due to any reason you would lose everything which is been stored in your computer. Thus it is necessary to secure your hard drive.

The following are functions of a hard drive and method to secure a hard drive:

  • Function of hard drive

  • Method to secure hard drive

  • Things to be kept in mind


Function of hard drive


One of the main functions of the hard drive is storage. The hard drive has the ability to store all your programs, files and documents. Then as hard drives having different capacity are available today you could choose the hard drive according to your wish. Hard drives having capacity of even 1000 GB are available today. Then with the help of the hard drive you are also able to transfer data from computer to another.

Method to secure hard drive


In order to secure your hard drive you need to follow certain steps. First you would have to create a new volume with Truecrypt. Then from the volume drop down menu you need to select Create new volume and click on option Encrypt a non system partition/drive. After that you need to click on Standard TrueCrypt Volume and press Next. Finally you need to press the Select Device and choose the drive which is to be encrypted.
Things to be kept in mind

The one and the most important thing that you would have to consider while encrypting the hard drive is the Password. You would have to protect your Password carefully and also you need to ensure that you don’t forget it. Because in case if you forget it then you would lose all your data permanently. You would also have to follow the steps correctly while encrypting the hard drive.
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