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Mar 5, 2010

I just upgraded my hard drive in my macbook pro to the 500 GIG western digital 7200 rpm drive. Now it seems like my systems is a bit slower that when the 200 gig drive was in it.

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Aug 25, 2010

I've been using a LaCie Quadra 2TB Hard drive for a little over a month now.

I've been noticing in that time that whenever I have the HD mounted my system seems to run slower in that it has lots of sporadic hang ups. I get the spinning beachball in all sorts of programs from Safari to Microsoft Word.

I am of course assuming the Hard drive is to blame, so I was wondering:

Can running an external hard drive (for use with Time Machine and general storage) slow a system down (in particular applications)?

The hard drive is a 7200rpm drive and its connected via firewire 800 if that is of any importance.

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Sep 1, 2009

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Jun 19, 2010

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Apr 19, 2010

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Mar 1, 2012

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I want to save the hard drive and put it in a case, then use it as an external drive on my other Macs. 

What sort of case do I need to shop for? Should I look for SATA or what exactly is the proper nomenclature. 

Is USB 2 the preferred choice, or Firewire, or what? Is there a USB 3? I use a mid-2010 27 inch iMac with the intel processor, and I needed to buy an adapter to use my older Firewire external drive. Is Firewire a dodo? 

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Sep 5, 2010

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i've heard of people using RAID to join them, but i want details on how i could do this.

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Feb 14, 2009

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Mar 22, 2012

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It sounds like a fan but isn't... obviously. Right hand side of track pad, and covering it, in fact just touching it dampens it to barely audible. Is that normal or has something gone a bit weird? A constant fan noise, which isn't the fan is now there permanently.

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Sep 2, 2009

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Everything on the computer runs slower than before. Noticeably. Battery life is significantly less than before as well.

Anyone else experience these same issues on their Macbook?

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Sep 2, 2014

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I am just wondering if there is a way I can either:

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Jan 7, 2010

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Oct 2, 2010

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Mar 14, 2009

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Aug 21, 2010

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It won't boot off the system DVD.

It does power up, but all I get is the gray screen with the flashing question mark.

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Nov 3, 2009

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Jul 23, 2009

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Sep 11, 2009

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Aug 14, 2010

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