External HD ?

  Kegsy 18:05 26 Sep 2006
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My HD is 40GB and I've only about 5 GB left, so I will soon be needing some more space. Whats the best way to go, an ext HD, or int HD, what are the pros and cons?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:24 26 Sep 2006

External as you can take it away from the computer. No point having an internal if there is a fire, flood or burglary.

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  Spark6 20:08 26 Sep 2006

Have you considered replacing the 40gb with an 80 or even a 100gb, and using the 40, in an external caddy, as GANDALF <|:-)> has suggested?

  BEN MARSHALL 21:35 26 Sep 2006

Your OS (Operating System)is all that is required on your internal Hard Drive that and Programmes.

And you can save work and music etc. to your external bigger hard drive!

External are Plug and play and don't involve opening up your PC so if it is ease you are after then external. But do bear in mind that External is not as fast as internal for data transfer!

The advantages of a Big I.E. 100GB - 300GB
External Hard Drive are you can backup your computer using an application such as Norton Ghost or Acronis Backup in case of an emergency like your hard drive failing you can restore the PC as it was when you made the backup!

  Kegsy 12:58 03 Oct 2006

thanks guys, I think thats all I need to know

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