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    Re: Laptop disk space woes

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    ...if you bought a brand new computer from the store with only 32 GB of storage, that is not good ~
    Just had a look as Red Dave is posting from the UK. There are computers being sold with 32GB hard discs but they are sold as internet machines. Worst case scenario - some of these machines might even have the hard disc soldered on as they are pretty cheap at around 150 so possibly not even user serviceable in the slightest.

    Could he hook up and run his laptop from a large external hard disk?
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    Re: Laptop disk space woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Just had a look as Red Dave is posting from the UK. There are computers being sold with 32GB hard discs but they are sold as internet machines. Worst case scenario - some of these machines might even have the hard disc soldered on as they are pretty cheap at around 150 so possibly not even user serviceable in the slightest.

    Could he hook up and run his laptop from a large external hard disk?
    I'm not familiar with the machines of which you speak, so I do not know if they will allow booting from an external device. Additionally, if the machine is that inexpensive, it may be that it does not have enough or the correct ports to run a USB device (much less any other kind of port). Finally, running an entire computer over USB (especially USB 2.0) would likely be fairly slow in terms of performance.

    So the answer is "I don't know, but my guess is he would not want to even if he could".

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    Re: Laptop disk space woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I'm not familiar with the machines of which you speak, so I do not know if they will allow booting from an external device. Additionally, if the machine is that inexpensive, it may be that it does not have enough or the correct ports to run a USB device (much less any other kind of port). Finally, running an entire computer over USB (especially USB 2.0) would likely be fairly slow in terms of performance.

    So the answer is "I don't know, but my guess is he would not want to even if he could".
    It would be so much easier if Red Dave posted the machine specs here and we could help. Personally, I think it's an internet machine only, not meant for any other software other than browser based applications.
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