Just trying to get a jump on whats better.This is for a laptop
1. Djing using all music off an external hard drive. So all computer resources can be used by the dj program.
2. Djing using all music off the internal hard drive, Sharing resources.
Nicky,All my music, karaoke and videos are on their own separate external hard drives and they are backed up ..... I purchase everything in pairs for simplicity.
I agree wholeheartedly Bill, excellent point.Z, I do not see a requirement for space for the music though, and while it's obvious to us as experienced users, it bears saying that when someone selects a hard drive size, I would always advise the biggest available, since adding music is something that will always be a constant drain on hard drive capacity. If you've got a ton of music, you need a ton of hard drive space, period. Bottom line takeaway: do not skimp on memory or space.
PICTURES, PRETTY PLEASE!All my drives have external power supplies. I'm not a big fan of USB powered drives because you can overload the available USB power supply in most laptops and should that happen, you'll have serious performance issues. Inside my PCDJ Gigbox I have a 10 outlet Belkin power strip. I've also eliminated a lot of 12vdc wall warts by using a single 12vdc 5A computer power supply that has multiple taps feeding my DAC2 controller, two wireless mic receivers and my laptop cooler. All those occupy a single AC outlet leaving 9 outlets for other stuff.