External Hard Drive

  Gary Wood 15:41 07 Mar 2005
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I currently have an external Hard Drive, connected via USB2. I'm considering getting a second drive to use for backups. Is there likely to be a problem having two USB drives connected at the same time?

  Trackrat 15:47 07 Mar 2005

If they are externally powered ther should`nt be.

  Gary Wood 15:51 07 Mar 2005

Yes, they are externally powered. However, I once had a problem connecting two USB printers to my computer because they conflicted and I wonder if I might encounter a similar problem with these HDDs?

Anyone got any experience of using 2 USB HDDs on the same machine?

Gary

  Gary Wood 18:26 07 Mar 2005

Nobody knows?

  Curio 19:24 07 Mar 2005

HAve used a 120Gb Archos and 20Gb Iomega together whilst shifting files around and had no problems. Chuck in a Digital Camera and thats three!

  Gary Wood 19:25 07 Mar 2005

I'm going to try it out when I get a minute and see what happens. Watch this space for the results...

  fred 20:58 07 Mar 2005

I've used two maxstor (sp?)250G ones on several machines with no problems. Each appears as a separate drive.

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