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#1 sherrymyra

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:20 PM

I have been considering getting more hardrive. Thinking actually of an external. Is there a big difference in brands, or do you need a certain brand to work with your computer? also, then, if you have an external, if you get a new computer, can you just take the hardrive and use it with your new computer?

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:45 PM

no, no need for a CERTAIN brand. but u need to make sure it is compatible with your computer. if you are using USB to connect it, then you are set. and yes if you take it to another computer it should work fine. if these were the answers you were looking for, glag i could help :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:50 PM

Good Questions! I don't really know about all the brands and how good they are, but i do know that the brand has nothing to do with compatibility.
I have a laCie 160GB External Firewire HD and it serves me very well. What is important is knowing if your computer has firewire ports, if not you can always go with USB.
And as for taking it to another computer, yes you can. If you are on a PC, you can not use it with a Mac,(PC/PC or Mac/Mac)

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 09:25 AM

very true 13mx, they are not compatible if you go from PC to MAC and vice versa.

Edited by legoman786, 07 August 2005 - 09:25 AM.

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