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  1. #1

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    Jun 02, 2009
    portable / external hard drives on a Mac
    Hi, I just ordered my first mac today, the new macbook white. I want to just keep programs on the internal drive and have two external drives for the same file storage, one backing up the other. I already have a portable 160gb.

    So in that case I want to leave the drives connected all the time while im at home atleast. My question is will the portable drives damage the power supply even if the mac book is plugged in? Should I get external drives with their own power supply instead to be safe, or am I over reacting? Thanks, I look forward to switching to mac.

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    I think you are being overly cautious.

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    Jun 02, 2009
    I hope so but I don't like suprises.

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    May 03, 2009
    Bensalem, PA
    You're being to cautious. I do my own radio show through LiveVideo, and I run the two drives, and it's s'all good.
    1. Dell XPS M1530: 250GB HD, 4GB's Ram.
    2. Macintosh Macbook: 320 GB HD, 4 GB's Ram.
    3. Macintosh Black Macbook: 250 GB HD, 4 GB's Ram.
    4. Macintosh Macbook Pro 15": 320 GB HD, 8 GB's Ram.

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