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Portable Harddrive

by Sheamarie48 / October 17, 2009 2:33 PM PDT

My only internet access is via my cell phone and my funds are limited. Can I use a portable harddrive unit along with a keyboard and mouse instead of traditional cpu? If so, what do I look for when I'm ready to buy? All suggestions are welcomed. Thank you.

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Not yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2009 3:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Portable Harddrive

While some cell phones are very capable the ones that allow such are rare and you would know if yours did that.

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Portable Harddrive unit
by Sheamarie48 / October 17, 2009 3:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Not yet.

Excuse me. I want to put together a desktop computer system using an affordable portable harddrive unit instead of the standard cpu. Can I?

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No. You can't
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2009 9:54 PM PDT

We know that.

OK, since computers can be had for free on both the free section of Craigslist and Freecycle, there should be nothing stopping you from finding some old machine.

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by Sheamarie48 / October 18, 2009 2:21 AM PDT
In reply to: No. You can't

Thank you, I didn't know that. That's where I'll look. Now, can you explain why not?

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Why not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2009 2:48 AM PDT
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Because cell phones, such as you find in stores and providers don't do this.

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by Sheamarie48 / October 18, 2009 9:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Why not.

I'm sorry I didn't explain things clearly. 4get about my phone. What I wanted 2 do was purchase a monitor, keyboard, mouse and a small portable hard drive unit (instead of the large hard drive unit that sits on the floor). That's what I need 2 know. Again, thank you.

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Let's say you have these things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2009 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Portable

Where's the rest of your computer?

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