Would I lag with a 1tb drive on mbp 13"?

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  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking of using time machine on my mbp 13 with a mybook 1tb external hdd, is there a chance the external will slow down my mbp?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No it won't. I don't get where you people get these ideas.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Not really, though USB is an interface, that uses the CPU, thus big and long data transfers might introduce some minuscule lag, but that will probably happen anyway, due to the internal HDD being written to or read from during such activity.
     
  4. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    No it won't.
     

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