External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheHulk, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. TheHulk macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    I have a 2010 Macbook with over 200GB of my 250GB used. Thinking of picking up an external hard drive for back up, but my question would be whether the external HD can be used to access programs, or is it only for backups?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Any external HDD can be used to store files/data and backups (which are just data/files anyway), and it can even be used to run applications from, though not all, as many rely on being in the Applications folder.

    What applications do you have in mind?
  3. hassiman macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2006
    San Diego
    Get a CalDigit... best there is

    I have been using CalDigit on an Enterprise basis for 8 years on a 24/7 basis for many many terabytes of our most critical data.

    Not ONE failure in all this time!:D

    We used to go through one WD or Lacie external every month:eek:

    Caldigit is simply the best there is....

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