I have a Toshiba L755 Satellite laptop. The hard drive went bad just before the warranty was up. Got it replaced under warranty, and it went bad again several months later, so I gave up and bought a new laptop.
However, since I am taking online classes which require some extensive work, I am thinking of using my newer Acer (Windows 8.1) for the class, and getting my Toshiba (Windows 7) going again for personal surfing, hobby information and research, etc. My question is- Can I just use an external hard drive for my Toshiba laptop and forego relacing the hard drive yet again?
I was told that I could not by a phone tech, that I would need both hard drives to do this. If so, I may not find this idea so cost-effective. I felt that an external device might not be as prone to failure as a replacement Toshiba device.