External hardrive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by watts2703, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. watts2703 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2013

    Might be a stupid question but what are the advantages of having a powered external hardrive to just having a portable usb hardrive? I currently have a 4tb powered HD and looking a buying a 2tb HD to back up my iphoto but not sure if i should get a portable or not

  2. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    portability vs speed

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