Is an external hard drive needed ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Goohfy, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Goohfy macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2011
    Ok, I had a thread about my slower Dell Inspiron 1545 , which I have no idea why it began to break down after only a year. I stated that I may also be upgrading to a MacBook later this year, but my question is , will an external hard drive really be worth it, and will it help keep up the speed and performance of my machines, possibly fixing this damn dell.
  2. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009

    Why on earth would an external hard drive speed up anything? If you need a ton of storage, a backup drive (say for Time Machine, extra music/videos/etc), or just want some insurance against hard drive failure, get an external drive.

    But buying one and hooking it up to the Dell or a new MBP isn't going to do anything to make them faster, and it certainly won't fix a year old Dell that's breaking down.

    I've yet to buy a PC notebook that has lasted for over a year. It seems like the day that year warranty expires is when they break down. Hard drive failure, hardware issues, etc. That's why I switched to a Mac, which has been going strong since I got it.

    Take the money you'd spend on a hard drive and put it towards a MBP. It's a much better investment, as I guarantee the Dell will only get worse.
  3. Goohfy thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2011
    This is completely true, and I've just been hoping that the Dell would get better, but I will be buying a Macbook this year sometime, thx for the comment, I'm glad I know I'm not the only one :p .

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