hi all,help....... im looking to purchase an external hard drive to store media on, am i right in assuming the movement of these files to an external drive will free up space on C: ( o/s on D:)thus speeding up my machine ?????????? I have recentley upgraded my ram to 1024Gb,with 120Gb internal and am 8Mb connection, but its still not that fast, also i have a few large progs which i think chogg things up a bit I would like to go for 350Gb(ish) but dont really want to spend more than £100 any sugestions, links or advice much appriciated
I have just bought an external hard drive for the same purpose as you, for music & video. While it will free up space from your main drive when you transfer the files over, you probably won't notice much of an overall speed increase. Some programs can cause your machine to run slower, like you say. 1gig of RAM you have will help in some instances, what processor speed do you have? If you uninstall the programs you don't really use this could help.
that's a reasonably adequate processor for just music etc. I would only buy a bigger hard drive if you plan on using up a decent amount of it as this doesn't really speed up your system just the amount of music, movies etc you can store on it.
starfox, is it as simple as moving my documents to the new location, is this an issue when a prog looks for a file that it asumes is on C; or do these properties need to be changed in each individual programe????