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    installing cs3 -- external hd vs internal hd
    hey there,

    is there any benefit to installing cs3 m.c. on my external hard drive as opposed to just installing it directly onto my mac?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonmark View Post
    hey there,

    is there any benefit to installing cs3 m.c. on my external hard drive as opposed to just installing it directly onto my mac?

    thanks
    No benefit - actually, quite the opposite. Since an external hard drive would likely have to go through the firewire or USB bus, your transfer rates would be diminished.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    thanks. that's what i thought. just curious as someone mentioned a while ago in passing they thought it always better to install all onto external so that in the case you switch computers, you can just unplug, plug and work.

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    Well, your license is tied to a particular machine, so doing that would be illegal.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    dont you have to have an operating system installed on the Hard drive in order for it to work?
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