Will External HDDs Slow Down My Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Monyyy93, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Monyyy93 macrumors newbie

    Monyyy93

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    #1
    i've just bought a mac since december, and up till now when i remove my HDD it's much Faster

    Specs:
    Macbook Pro
    2.4Ghz
    2GB Ram
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    And A Toshiba 120 GB Hard Drive
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    External HDs shouldn't slow down your MBP. What might be happening though is that Spotlight might be indexing the drive, which would slow down performance.
     
  3. iDAG macrumors 65816

    iDAG

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    If you are using Time Machine, that could be slowing it down due to it backing up your system.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    I noticed this too. How would I stop spotlight from indexing the drive? If possible.
     
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    #5
    System Preferences-Spotlight-Privacy-Add
     

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