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External Hard Drives


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#1 chopperbobby

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

If I had an external hard drive (USB) connected, and my computer crashed would it cause problems in the external drive?
I have Win XP Home SP 3.
Bob

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 Allan

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:15 PM

No. However, if data was being written to the drive that data might be corrupted or not completely copied (as would be the case with any drive - internal or external)

Edited by Allan, 07 November 2011 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:57 PM

Thanks for the reply.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

What about a massive or not so massive virus or malware attack?
If my external hard drive was plugged in would it get infected?
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:44 PM

Other than losing the data it might have been writing I don't see any harm coming to the drive. What are you using the drive for? Is it simply additional storage or is it a backup drive? Make sure your anti-virus software is configured to check external devices.




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