External hard-drive

  fazer 15:15 03 Jul 2006

This is probably a very naive question but am thinking of buying an external hard drive purely to use for storing business work and was wondering whether the drive has to be kept connected at all times to the computer.

The reason being is that I do not wish other members of the family to easily access this drive so was wondering whether I could safely keep it unplugged until needed - similar to my external dvd writer.

  Pamy 15:25 03 Jul 2006

yes you can. They usually connect by usb

  woodchip 15:28 03 Jul 2006

Remove after closing Windows

  fazer 15:44 03 Jul 2006

Thank you both.

  wee eddie 16:53 03 Jul 2006

Before you buy an External Hard Drive.

Have a wee scout around and see how many MBs you wish to store.

A couple of the, so called, USB Pen Drives may suit you better, and be easier to carry/hide, if you only talking in MBs rather than GBs.

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