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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

HI,I have a WD 500HDD external HDD with stuff on it from another PC can i download to another PC
to get access to the recorded stuff,THANK'S

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

If they are for example both Windows computers in general the answer is yes as long they have Windows 2000 or newer operating systems.

I've never had problems.

Where you could run into problems is if one is a Windows computer and the other is from Apple. Even then I believe it depends on what file system is one the drive.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:27 AM

HI.rotor123,They are both WINDOWS programs,if i were to put in a partition to download whats on the x-ternal HDD
do you think that would as i have about 138GB of space and give it letter,THANK'S

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:19 AM

If it's external with a USB connector, you can simply plug it in to any PC.

If it's a hard drive from another machine which you've removed, then you can buy a gadget with a USB connector on one end and a SATA plus 40-pin IDE/ATA cable on the other which you can use to read/copy the data to another PC. Here are details of it: http://www.newertech.com/products/usb3_universaldriveadap.php It's backwards compatible with USB 2.0

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