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Just got a new external hard drive. I want to fill it with software. Help?

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Bought an external HDD.

Turning to OCN to see what you guys would recommend i put in the hard drive.

Looking for software that will be useful and/or useful methods of utilizing the hard drive.


It's a 500GiB HDD, Also have a 16 GB flash drive.

So, any tips?

EDIT: Also, it will be mostly used to work on computers.
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If I understand your question correctly, I don't normally run apps from an external HDD or thumbdrive as they tend to be slow. However, if you have an eSATA port and the external you bought can handle it, that's a viable option. I basically use external HDDs for backup. One thing you might consider is moving your low use files, like docs, pics, etc onto the external HDD thus freeing up room on your internal drive(s) for apps/utilities.
How are you currently doing backups?
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Well, I have a 1TB hdd for storage and i use it directly in windows explorer as the main image/vid/doc ect. directories. and ofc I have another for the OS.

What I am raelly asking, is what software you guys think is important to have. I will be using a lot of the software I already have stored but I am hoping that maybe, I can find some better programs, or ones that I dont have the will prove useful in the future.
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EDIT: Also, it will be mostly used to work on computers.

Portable Apps
diagnostics (cpu-z, gpu-z, CrystalDiskInfo, etc)
benchmarks (Intel Burn Test/Linpack, Prime95, etc)
anti-virus/security (rootkit uninstallers, etc)
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