Picking between 512GB or 1TB SSD. Does Dropbox work on portable hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GP20, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. GP20 macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
    I'm buying a new 15 rMBP for work use. I need to run 300GB of files on Dropbox at all times. Just wondering if Dropbox works on portable hard drive? Or if Dropbox would only sync properly if installed on the main SSD?

  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Shouldn't be a problem as long as it is formatted in HFS+
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Dropbox, as in the actual application, must be on the start up drive but you can make the Dropbox folder (the data) point to the external hard drive.

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