Basically I need to learn more about external hard drives, so would appreciate any help/advice v much
My PC as it stands only has 40GB hard disk space in total, and it's pretty much full. So I'm looking around for more space. I'm interested in external hard drives as I could have my laptop access the data as well as my PC. These external hard drives are apparently very useful for backing up documents etc but I was wondering if they could be used more 'actively' - I mean, could I actually put music files and have my media player detect and play them just as quickly and efficiently as if they were on my 'normal' hard drive? Or could I actually have whole software packages or video games downloaded to the external drive, and still be able to use/play them without trouble? Or would I be better of just getting a standard in-the-tower new hard drive?
I suppose my question is essentially: can external hard drives do everything normal hard drives can, with equal efficiency?