External Hard drive question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tacomahunter, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. tacomahunter macrumors regular

    tacomahunter

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    So do you all have your external drives connected to you laptop all the time? I switched to a laptop so that I did not have all the wires. If you don't when are you connecting? I am waiting for my Leopard disc to arrive (hopefully today?) I am investing in a external drive and was just wondering. Thanks!
     
  2. byakuya macrumors 6502a

    byakuya

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    Hi,
    I remember seeing a similar thread here somewhere if you are looking for more info.
    in my case I have two external drives connected all the time (at home, macbook) without any trouble so far. as for the wires I recommend buying a USB hub (maybe even 7 ports)...I have all my usb devices connected to a 7 port dr. bott hub and just plug in the hub so that's probably the easiest solution.
     
  3. DaveSM macrumors member

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    It might seem silly but my MBP is connected to three external hard drives when I'm at home. I got the first one (160gb) before university (about three years ago) because I was getting a laptop whitout a huge internal HD. I got the second one (160gb USB powered) a few months ago while I was in the Netherlands because I hadn't my big one with me. Finally a few weeks ago I got a big one(500gb) for Leopard that is already formated in HFS+ and that I use with SuperDuper for backup until I install Leopard. I also have a small pocket hd (5gb) that I carry on my bag.

    In the beginning, I feared that Leopard would have troubles with external HD that are not connected all the time but it doesn't seem to be a problem. As I often bring my laptop with me (isn't it the main porpose of a laptop? ;) ) I wanted something that would still work when I plug back the external HD.
     
  4. 2fives macrumors regular

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    I just keep my original 120 gig connected through a USB port, but a couple 500's connect to my airport extreme so I can leech from them from any of my 3 comps.
     

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