Re: external hard drive and wow help
Just be aware that external hard drives do go bad also. Plus what kind of connection does it use to connect to the computer (USB 1.1, USB 2.0, FireWire, eSATA)? Also is it going through a hub or connecting directly to the computer? It will run slower if say you have a USB external HDD through a hub that if you have a directly connected eSATA drive. Just as a point of reference, the transfer speeds for different connections is:
USB 2.0: 60 MB/s
FW 400: 49.13 MB/s
FW 800: 98.25 MB/s
eSATA: 300 MB/s
Just something to think about. If you find that it runs too slowly, something you might want to look into is internal Solid State Disk. They are still somewhat pricey, but are very fast compared to standard HHD.