External HDD

  carper 09:48 02 Sep 2007

I am thinking of buying an external Hard Disc Drive (about 320Gb) with USB connectivity for use with my Video editing. Is it possible to use it with two computers (In my case PC and Laptop) so that I can use different editing programmes already installed in each machine as I prefer to keep them separate.
Any suggestions or experiences would be appreciated.
Regards Carper

  Jak_1 10:08 02 Sep 2007

Not a problem, you can use a usb hdd on any machine that's supports usb. However a cheaper option would be to get a usb hdd enclosure box and fit an internal hdd in that. If you take the latter option just beware that some enclosure boxes only support drives up to 250 GB so choose one that will accept the bigger drive.

  carper 13:40 02 Sep 2007

Thanks for that I'll go ahead. Carper

  EARLR 13:53 02 Sep 2007

IOMEGA makes a 1TB external HD that supports both firewire and USB for around 250 EUR.
Good Luck

  carper 14:58 02 Sep 2007

Thanks for your suggestion, but a bit out of my league I think. Carper

  [email protected] 18:08 02 Sep 2007

ive got a seagate external drive,i also use the seagate disc wizard, which includes a image back up
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This got me out of the mire a couple of nights ago.
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  wee eddie 18:10 02 Sep 2007

If you don't close it down properly you risk corrupting the Disk making it unusable.

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