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Western Digital hard drives compatible with Vista?


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#1 Rabbitshoes

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:42 AM

Hi everyone, I'm using Vista home premium 32bit SP2 and also have 3 Western Digital my book hard drives. The ones I have are old versions but now there are new version drives so if I buy the new drives will they be compatible with Vista? 

The older version drives which I have work fine with Vista. They are ones linked below.

My Book – High Capacity External Hard Drive | Western Digital (WD)

I want to know if the newer version drives will work with Vista? They are linked below.

My Book - External Hard Drive | Western Digital (WD)



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:53 AM

Both the drives listed are USB 3.0. You Vista computer probably has USB 2.0 ports. The drives will work but at USB 2.0 speeds. The Software available may work with Vista but you should contact WD support with the question for verification.

 

http://support.wdc.com/contact_phone.aspx?h=4

 

http://support.wdc.com/support/case.aspx?lang=en

 

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