external hard drive

  casper69 07:59 22 Jun 2006
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hello

i was thinking of buying an external hard drive to connect to my pc via a usb cable so i can store all my films editing that ive been working on as dvd discs are not big enough, with the external hard drive would i need to connect it to the pc before i start it up or are most plug n play? and also can i connect it up to my work one or do i need software to install
cheers

  Diodorus Siculus 08:03 22 Jun 2006

Most are plug and play - you may need for format it when first connected but it will depend on the one you get. It should come with full instructions.

  Diodorus Siculus 08:04 22 Jun 2006

If you have winMe, 2k or XP you should not need any special software and it will connect to any machine.

  EARLR 08:36 22 Jun 2006

Be sure You have USB 2. otherwise very slow.

  casper69 13:33 22 Jun 2006

cheers. im looking for about a 160gb or 200gb usb2 around £60-£100 not something big just small any ideas
thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 14:22 22 Jun 2006

Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 Hard Disk Drive 200GB USB 2.0 7200rpm External - Retail : max-u15e20
click here

£80

  woodchip 14:34 22 Jun 2006

If you use XP just plug it in

  casper69 13:44 23 Jun 2006

hello im looking to get a joypad to play my pc games with as keyboard and mouse are getting to annoying, are the joypads plug n play or i have to install software and will they work with most games?

cheers

  woodchip 13:53 23 Jun 2006

Windows will load it but only basic it will come with a Driver CD

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