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[Done] Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine?
07/17/15 08:46 PM


Question: will an external drive (mobile or desktop) be 'fast enough' for watching and streaming movies?

The Wire Cutter says the 4gb WD My Book is best desktops, whereas the best mobile is the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim.


Story:

The other night during watching a movie stored on my laptop (theatre rig), I got a Windows alert saying the hard drive needed replacing or repairing. I backed up my stuff, and I haven't turned it back on. I'm pretty sure I need to take the laptop apart and re-do the thermal paste, as the fan has been running too much for a while now - not constantly, but constantly up and down in pitch.

500gb drives for the lappy are the same as a 2TB external drive, so I was thinking why not just go that route? I have a Seagate 2TB desktop for my back-up, so I don't want to use that.


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* [Done] Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso 07/17/15 08:46 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Moose  07/17/15 11:55 PM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Lord Nightmare  07/18/15 12:47 AM
. * Re: Laptop HD is failing, will external drive be fine? Traso  07/18/15 07:37 AM
. * It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/18/15 10:48 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 04:48 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Dullaron  07/19/15 06:03 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... redk9258  07/19/15 03:52 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Traso  07/20/15 10:16 PM
. * Success! Traso  07/29/15 01:37 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... URherenow  07/19/15 07:31 AM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Vas Crabb  07/19/15 05:15 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Sune  07/18/15 11:18 PM
. * Re: It's probly close to toast...... Moose  07/19/15 02:10 AM

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