Help on memory!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rokusho1, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. rokusho1 macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook, I've had it for a while now and my memory is beginning to run out, I have just less than 10gb. I have been looking into external hard drives and I have come across Western Digital My Book Mac Edition 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Book-External-Drive/dp/B002KQ1X3K). Anyway I was wondering how exactly this works, i.e. will it store my videos, music, files etc with ease (emphasis on the ease) or is there any other way to get more memory.
     
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  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    There are two kinds of hard drives: 1. Just plain hard drives. Stores your data and nothing else. Just works. 2. Hard drives with whatever fancy features the manufacturer decided to add to get money out of your pocket. Worst case these features keep it from working as an ordinary hard drive, best case you can turn all the features off and you just lost the extra money you paid.

    That said, Amazon also sells the Western Digital "Elements" 2TB drive which is just a plain hard drive and should just work.

    And of course you might decide to upgrade your internal hard drive instead; which is simple enough if you can handle a screwdriver. Details depend on which MacBook it is, and what drive you have inside right now. That's probably what I would recommend, especially since it keeps the MacBook portable.
     

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