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i need help with my external hard drive

by dasco415frisco / July 30, 2007 6:11 PM PDT

i just got a new western digital passport external hard drive and i need help transferring files onto it. im new at this and i dont know how to use it

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What's your OS?
by Kees Bakker / July 30, 2007 6:53 PM PDT

Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista? Linux? Apple OS/X? That really makes a difference, you know.
And what's the connection on the hard drive: USB2.0 or Firewire?

A warning to begin with: external drives are somewhat more error prone than internal drives. So expect it to break down sometime in the future. Then you'll lose everything that's on it, and you don't have elsewhere. It's definitely a bad idea to store information on the external drive ONLY.

Kees

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my os
by dasco415frisco / July 31, 2007 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: What's your OS?

I am running Windows xp and it is connected through usb 2.0 I am using the hard drive just to get my files onto my other computers

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thanks
by dasco415frisco / August 1, 2007 10:03 AM PDT
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thanks for the help. i finally know how to work it now

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