external hard drive and performance


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Question external hard drive and performance

I have old ( by computer standards) notebook VIO PCG-SR33 that has only 2gig of space. Assuming if I connect external had drive to it through USB it will slow down
whole system, the question is Is it noticeable. The way it is set up right now, its not the fastest system in the world; in fact, its not the fastest in my house
The USB I am using is a 2.0 hub, that is used for network connection and mouse too.

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If you have an old computer, then I doubt that it has a USB 2.0 interface.

An external drive does not necessarily slow down your system. The OS should be installed locally, as should most of the traditional applications. I would keep data and large applications on the external drive.
 
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From what I've found out, that laptop does NOT have a USB 2.0 connection, but it DOES have firewire. My advice would be to get a firewire external HDD.

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Thanks a lot!

i will persue the firewire optioin & I don't know what is the speed of notepad's USB it's the external hub that is 2.0

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Ok,

More than likely the USB on the laptop is NOT 2.0. In that case, the speed of the hub won't matter to the external HDD because it would still bottleneck at the laptop anyway. Go firewire for sure. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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