Your thoughts on keeping plugged into computer


#1

I have a MyBook Duo that I use for backup, syncing photos, etc.  I do not use any automated backup but rather use a couple backup programs (Acronis True Image monthly and Backup4All a couple times a week).  I sync photos as needed.

I have been plugging into USB port when I was going to do those backups but wonder if leaving it plugged in all the time is better. Certainly easier if always plugged in but are there other benefits/issues to leaving it plugged in.

I have Windows and all programs/data on a SSD so boot time is very nice @ 30 secs and programs load quickly. I don’t want to spoil that if being plugged in will impact it.

Any suggestions or advise?


#2

Hello,

It’s up to your needs.

if you are running a backup weekly or monthly, there’s no need to have the drive connected if you are not using the drive.


#3

It seems to me if the drive is constantly connected and one suffers a virus attack, the external drive will also get the virus. What’s wrong with keeping the external backup drive disconnected, and then doing a weekly or monthly backup (reconnection) after doing a virus scan?