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    Macbook Pro - Question about Storage

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    Macbook Pro - Question about Storage
    Hey again guys.

    I was just wondering what your opinions were on using external hard drives in replacement of internal hard drives as a place to store documents, etc. A few friends told me to stay away from this - but why? Wouldn't external hard-drives be just as much at risk for failing as the internal ones?

    Externals I'm talking about:

    Western Digital 6TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System - Apple Store (U.S.)

    LaCie 6TB 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    This would involve me getting a small solid-state drive for the MBP (128 GB), for applications and the OS - and me storing all or most of my documents (mostly video and picture) on the external drive.

    This probably sounds stupid - but thanks anyways.

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    Macbook Pro - Question about Storage
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    Theres no reason why you shouldnt store data on an external hard drive - in fact, its a great back up medium.

    A hard drive is a hard drive, no matter if its internal or external and they both have the same weaknesses.
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