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External Hard Drive Questions

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#1 Crys


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

So I am trying to decide between buying either a SimpleTech 500GB external hard drive or a WD 250 GB Passport portable Hard drive. What I am wanting to know is, is it easy to move a non portable external hard drive from one computer to another? I have 1 PC and 1 laptop and I was thinking about possibly moving it back and forth when needed but it would mostly be hooked to the laptop. If doing it too much would cause problems then I think I would want a portable drive. I am just bouncing back and forth because if I do get the external drive, I would most likely be getting another flash drive too for quick transfers. I am just looking for any help and tips from anyone who knows more about it, thanks!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:06 PM

Every hard drive which is "external"...is, of course, portable. They all use USB connectors, which are now standard on every type of system which is made for consumers.


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:27 PM

One thing that I would advise would be to purchase an enclosure that has its own power supply, this would especially be important with the laptop as it wouldn't be an extra drain on the power.

Moving it from one computer to another won't be a problem as it is a plug and play device.

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