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Portable External Hard Drive

by fluxus / November 20, 2006 9:02 PM PST

please tell me which Portable External Hard Drive
to buy:because i m going to put there all my important information:confused:

Seagate 60GB 2.5" Portable USB2.0 External Hard Drive (5400RPM/ 8MB cache) with 1 year warranty
or

Western Digital 60GB Passport V2 External USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive
with 2 year warranty
please help me

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I have one in my travel bag. Let's see which I have.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 10:47 PM PST

I have the Seagate 60GB part # 9W3532-556

It comes formatted to FAT32 which we all know what happens on USB drives. I changed that to NTFS and have nothing to report bad or good. It's working fine for me.

Bob

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formatted to FAT32
by fluxus / November 21, 2006 11:10 PM PST

what does mean "formatted to FAT32 which we all know what happens on USB drives." what is NTFS please?
sorry if the questions are stupid

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A few links to catch up with.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2006 11:32 PM PST
In reply to: formatted to FAT32
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Will that be the only copy of the data or a backup to data
by VAPCMD / November 21, 2006 2:44 AM PST

also on the existing PC ?

Is the host PC a laptop or desktop ?

Really need portability ?

How much real data do you need to backup ?

Thought about backing up to DVDs ?

VAPCMD

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