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working papers on another disk

working papers on another disk

emontero
New member | Level 2

How is it not currently possible to have Dropbox on disk C and work documents on another large capacity disk?

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Hannah
Dropboxer

Hey @emontero, thanks for posting your idea!

Would you mind giving a bit more info?

Are you referring specifically to Paper documents, or just any document file?

Thanks!

emontero
New member | Level 2

Hi, thanks for your response.

I need a high-speed hard drive on my computer and, in addition, another, mainly, with a  large storage capacity.

In the first -optic- I run all the programs that I need to be processed quickly (statistics, geographic information systems, ...). , while in the second I store all the information that I generate (on a high-capacity mechanical hard disk).

Optical hard drives today are fast but low in storage capacity (for a reasonable price), as well as less reliable than traditional magnetic drives.

Unlike this, magnetic disks offer very large storage capacity at a very reasonable price and excellent reliability.

As the technical service informs me, Dropbox stores the information on the same hard drive where the application is installed. I have a 500 GB optical hard disk and work files for 400 GB (and increasing), at the same time as a 2 TB mechanical hard disk that, apparently, cannot be used by Dropbox.

The fact that the information must necessarily be stored on the same hard drive where the application is installed, without being able to define a way to store it elsewhere, constitutes for me, currently, a very serious limitation of Dropbox.

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