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#1 debbiewalker87

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:03 PM

What happens if I use portable hard drives for laptops to my desktop and vice versa, portable hard drives for desktop to my laptop? Any major damage?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:31 PM

I don't quite understand the question.

Are you asking can you use the external harddrive that you usually have plugged into your laptop on your desktop, and vice versa?

I do not see a problem with this.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:03 PM

I wonder why there are external/portable hard drives for desktops and for laptops.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:09 PM

Different enclosures accept laptop drives (2.5: wide) and desktop (3.5" wide) Some are powered by a separate USB cable instead of a plugin power supply for increased portability
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