Mr. Scantron wrote:Again, I'm not sure if they would even let you do that. When I tried to install Windows 7 on a USB drive, it told me that it couldn't be installed on a drive connected via USB.
USB drives are slow, though I find they are fast enough to play music or video off of, so I store all that on one. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a WD MyBook, or any of the premade USB drives. The drives are fine, but the casings that hold them suck fucking ass. I just had a MyBook fail on me after only a year.
Anyone who wants more storage space, go to newegg.com and search for external hd enclosures. Get a nice aluminum one with a fan for 30-40 bucks, then get a nice internal drive and stick it in there. You can even find some cases that will hold two or more hard drives. AND you can find ones with eSata connections instead of USB, so you could indeed run programs off of them.
I just ordered a nice 2 bay enclosure yesterday, and a brand new 1TB WD drive for it. I'm going to gut my mybook and stick that drive in the other slot so I can get my data off of it.