Laptop HD

  curtis8345 19:35 14 May 2006

I know i have posted something simular to this before but my laptop can have 2 Hard drives instead of just one. Right now it has one hard drive inside it but has 2 partions. I use 1 of the partions for windows and program files and the other partion for My documents which uses alot of space. Would it be a better idea to just use the second hard drive bay and store all my files on that and use the original hd for windows and programs files. I dont not realy care about battery life and the weight of the laptop so this does not matter.
Thanks alot for any help!!!!

  Diodorus Siculus 19:51 14 May 2006

I'd advise an external drive - that can be the bestoption for security.

  woodchip 19:54 14 May 2006

For the other drive, Is it a PCMCIA as these can be expensive and small. as above a external usb drive is a better option

  curtis8345 19:54 14 May 2006

what do you mean by security?

  curtis8345 19:55 14 May 2006

sorry i think you are thinking of something different, my laptop has another bay for another hard drive i didnt mean the pcmcia slot

  woodchip 20:00 14 May 2006

It would still be better with a USB2 external drive as it would be cheaper and bigger for the money

  Diodorus Siculus 20:03 14 May 2006

When I said security, I meant in terms of backup security - better to back up to an external disk - if there is a fault with the machine, an internal disk is at greater risk.

  woodchip 20:03 14 May 2006

With regards to security, it would also be better to keep your docs on external it is not in the same place if the laptop gets nicked

  curtis8345 20:04 14 May 2006

ok good idea guys. thanks

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