External hard driver HELP

  pcplonker 16:45 04 Dec 2004

Would it be possable to use a computer with a smaller built in hard drive to store my normal files I.E word powerpoint ect and then use a external device to store my music. Would it play stright from the external hard drive or would i have to kepp loading on what i want like a floppy disc. thanks

  bremner 17:08 04 Dec 2004

Plugged in it would be seen just as if it were an internal drive

  jack 17:13 04 Dec 2004

External HDD are now days USB
If you are ME/2000/XP just plugs in and shows in my computer as another drive

Win98se will need a driver
Earlier sys [95/98] are a no no

  Jarvo 20:00 04 Dec 2004

I use an external drive (USB2)for my music and photos and can tell no difference in performance from the internal C drive. For the best preform ace right click your external drive in my computer, select properties and the hardware tab, select the drive again then click properties, then polices and select enable disk write cashing. This will help your disk run exactly like a internal drive but WARNING DO NOT UNPLUG OR POWER DOWN YOUR DRIVE WITHOUT EJECTING! otherwise you will have data corruption.


  Dizzy Bob 20:49 04 Dec 2004

If you are after one now, PC World have an offer on the Freecom 80GB External HDD, down to £59.99 in store and on the web.

Product code 458192 (use the search box on PCW Home Page with this code.

Hope this helps,


  JYPX 18:47 05 Dec 2004

Dizzy Bob - It certainly helped me. Got one today.
Many thanks for the tip!

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