Improving iMac speed with external hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by evan g, May 30, 2012.

  1. evan g macrumors regular

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    Hello, I am the owner of a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, and after having it a while and having a hard drive the size of (less than) 250GB, I am running out of space and the computer performance is taking a hit. So I picked up a 1TB external hard drive.

    I'm not too big on computer speak, so in simplest terms: Is there any way I can move stuff onto there that will improve the speed of my computer without totally messing things up? In theory I want to run off of the external hard drive, but I'm afraid I'll mess things up if I just cut and paste everything onto it.

    Can anyone shed any light on the situation?
     
  2. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    Leave on your 250GB internal hard drive the OS,applications,documents, and move media and music in the external hard drive so your system can breath.And don't cut and paste copy them and after you delete the files you copy.
     

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