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installing cs3 -- external hd vs internal hd


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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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