I have an older laptop that works well, its running XP and only has a 60GB HDD which is an IDE. I would like to use it to run some music recording software but the small HDD will get eaten up quite rapidly I'm afraid. Is it possible for me to use a 1TB external drive that I have to run software programs off of? And if so is there anything I need to do to ensure I encounter as few problems as possible? Thanks so much for any suggestions and/or advice!