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External Hard Drive Advice

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First time poster, first class support required :-)

I previously had a laptop which gave up the ghost of life. Since then i have reused my old pc workstation which is near to full capacity and as such i cant really load anymore software onto it such as i-tunes. My question is is it possible to download i-tunes to an external hard drive and run it through that?

Also if i have new software which i do such as adobe cs4 packages is it possible to upload the software to the external hard drive and run it through that?

And finally if i purchase a game is it possible to run the game via the external hard drive.

The hard drive is 500gb FYI.

Any support, directions / advice would be greatly recevived.



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Hi bathose, :D

1 & 2. You would have to download any programs to the OS drive and then install to the external drive.

3. Yes but, running applications especially games, from a USB interface external hard drive, will be much slower than the internal drive unless the interface is eSATA, which would mean having eSATA on the PC.

A better option would be to install a second hard drive in the PC and use it just for Data keeping the C drive for the OS and programs.
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