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Can i delete some things on my cpu once i use this maxtor,or what is this for i got it with not to many instructions.i thought it would make my computer faster

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External harddrives like this one are not by any means designed to make your computer faster, they are simply extra storage space you can use either to store more stuff, or to keep a backup copy of the important things you don't want to lose if your computer every dies.

These drives in essence are like adding an extra file cabinet to the office.

If you want to make your computer faster reply back here with Make & Model if it's a brand name, if it's a custom tower then reply back with CPU, RAM, Motherboard Make and Model for each and I will do my best to give you some pointers.


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