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Couple of external hard drive queries?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Brains, 2 May 2006.

  1. Brains

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Apr 2006

    Posts: 148

    Connected to a laptop via usb would it be slower than say reading from my current hard drive, just thinking about the impact of having films saved, and playing from it?

    Can they be used for installing programmes to or are they just for storage only?

    Also, would changing a toshiba laptop hard drive void its warranty?

    Cheers.
     
  2. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,269

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Hi mate

    You can use it just as you would any normal internal drive. Should be plenty quick enough if youve got usb2
     
  3. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    I have a Toshiba and as far as I can work out pretty much all the components are non-standard. The HDD may be an exception but I am fairly certain if I changed my Toshiba's HDD I would void my warranty. I am not 100% certain though as its not something I have looked into.

    SiriusB