External Drive

Definition(s)

  • An external disk drive that is plugged into a port on a computer, typically a USB or FireWire port. Typically used for backup, but also as secondary storage. Such units rival internal drives in capacity.  1

Notes

  1. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005). Citing TechWeb TechEncyclopedia, http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm.jhtml?term=portableharddrive.