Upgrade HDD or buy an external?

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  1. Casino

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    I have a Macbook with a 120GB HDD. I've had it for over a year and have only like 10GB left. I tried cleaning it out but I need everything I have. I'm thinking abuot getting some more space, but I dunno if I should just upgrade the internal to like a 320GB or just buy a big external. What do you suggest?
     
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    Buy an internal, no need to carry around the external then
     
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    Will a 320gb hdd work on my macbook?
     
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    Yes. I just put one in my 1st gen macbook.

    Buy a 320 external, use carbon copy cloner program to duplicate your drive onto the bigger one, pop open the external case, swap with macbook hd and put your old 120 gb back in the enclosure. Then you'll get both.
     
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    Buy an external.

    I have a 1TB external and I love it.
     
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    Just make sure you get one with a 2.5" drive not a 3.5" drive. Alternatively, you can buy a new bare drive and case separately. Whatever works for you.
     
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    Sounds good, but when I get the new drive I think I want a fresh install, so I'm not going to do the clone thing. Any other advice? What should I do with the 120gb drive once I have the 320gb installed, just use it as an external like you mentioned before?
     
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    Use the 120 gb external to backup the important stuff on your computer - documents, pictures, taxes, shit you can't just dl again, etc. Harddrives, especially in laptops, fail from time to time.
     
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    Do the internal. Its a very simple install and you wont regret it. Consider getting a 7200rpm. And while you're in there, consider a RAM upgrade if you haven't done so already. Both are extremely simple on MBs (thank you Apple!!!) and definitely worth it.

    Good luck!!!
     
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    Yup, buy an external enclosure with the new HD. There are a few HDs on Newegg where the enclosure will be free or cost $1 or so as a bundle. Insert your old HD into the enclosure and then use Disk Utility to wipe it clean.
     

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