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Why is it better to render video data from my computer into an external hard drive?

Asked by whitecarnations (1635points) March 20th, 2012

If you can explain it to me in terms of telling it to a child that would be perfect :D

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rooeytoo's avatar

Do you mean if you rip a video from a dvd? The only reason I know of is to save space on your internal hard drive. I keep a separate external hd for movies because if you keep the quality of the video, they are huge files and take up too much space.

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If you have a rendering of video data on a hard drive, the data of that video need to be read.

The less interruptions on the read, the better the process works.

Every time you write onto a hard disk, the same head that reads the data has to be moved to another part of the hard drives platter, to write the data. Writing data to a hard drive may therefore impact your computers ability to read on a steady high speed from that same drive.

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