Laptop - external HD for core running apps?

  Hennie001 22:49 03 Dec 2006


I’ve got a laptop which only has 4GB of memory on the C drive (which is full) and 7GB on the D drive. I’ve been thinking of getting an external hard drive, but read somewhere (I think) that it can be v. slow to run apps this way. 1. Is this true?

I gather I need to check the maximum HD size that is supported by my laptop's BIOS and not exceed this. 2. How do I do this?

On the forums I’ve read people advise getting Partition Wizard to merge internal hard drives. 3. Would this be pointless if I get a new large external HD (I don't have the laptop restore disks so I'm a bit nervous about it anyway)?

I’ve been mainly using my work laptop at home 'til now, but it’s heavy and I’m buying a digital camera so would like to save my pics on my own machine.

I may get another computer in the future and use the external HD to back-up but cash is a bit tight at the moment.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have…


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