Expand Storage Space with an External Hard Drive

Your MacBook Pro includes a drive on which you store the operating system, applications, and your own files and folders. Over time, you might run low on available space, especially if you do large video or DVD projects. More importantly, you should back up your files using Time Machine, which requires a drive outside your Mac, such as an external hard drive. You can connect an external hard drive to your MacBook Pro to expand the working storage space available to you or to use Time Machine.

Two basic steps are involved in preparing an external hard drive to work with MacBook Pro. First, you make the connection between the computer and the hard drive. Second, you use the Disk Utility application ...

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