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Where is info stored on a external hard drive

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An external data-storage device has a few parts:
* a USB cable
* an enclosure
* a disk-drive, exactly as used inside a desktop or a laptop
* a USB-to-disk-drive adapter

So, if you open the enclosure, you can see an "internal" disk-drive.
You could even disconnect the disk-drive, and then connect a much-larger disk-drive,
in order to increase the capacity of the device (and to replace an out-of-warranty disk-drive
by a new in-warranty disk-drive).

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