Originally Posted by Liranan
If there's a power plug nearby get a regular 7200RPM drive. If not get a 2.5" 5400RPM. If you are in class then get an SSD. Put the SSD in the laptop and boot your OS off that then run your current HDD as an external drive. That way you can run your VM's off the SSD and keep your games and other programs on the portable. Games won't run great, they will run terribly in fact but if you don't game you will be fine and you will have speed and extra battery power.
Hey, thanks for the reply.
This drive isn't for personal use, such as gaming. It's just a requirement for my Windows OS class.
We will need a regular external drive to work with. I was just wondering if an SSD along with an external enclosure would be a better buy, considering all I need is 80 GB minimum.
Money is a factor of course, I will really like to save a few extra bucks.
So, this is what I am looking at (Toshiba
Canvio 3.0 500GB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive):