Just one advantage I can think of is that the external drive is portable and could be used to transfer files to another computer. Also it can be disconnected and kept in a safe place to protect files in case of a computer crash. Disadvantages woul include having to put up with extra wires and power supplies outside your computer. most people have enough already. I am sure there are more pro's and con's but I'll let someone who actually has one get a word in, Jim Harris ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lene P" <lpagsugu@xxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:04 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Internal or External Hard drive? Hey everyone, I'm thinking of adding an additional hard drive. I have tons of media files and they are eating a lot of hard drive space. I saw an external hard drive w/about 80GB of space that connects via USB and I'm thinking about it. It would be faster to set up b/c I don't have to disconnect the comp and crack it open. I know there is an extra bay for another hard drive, but I don't know anything about connecting it to the motherboard or whatever. I have 2 USB ports on the front of my comp, and 2 more in the back. My question is if there is an advantage to having an internal drive as opposed to an external one? Thanks for your help! --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? U2 on LAUNCH - Exclusive medley & videos from Greatest Hits CD - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.