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Could I use 2TB external hard drive?


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nihon94

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OS: Windows Vista home premium (Japanese)
Computer: Dell XPS M1530

I wonder if I could use 2TB external hard drive?
Actually there is a sale of Transcend 2TB StoreJet 35T
and I thought I should buy this product.

Any advice and suggestion will be appreciated.

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No reason you can't use it as long as you setup the partition or partitions correctly and format them using NTFS.
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There is only C drive on my computer.
Am I suppose to do partitions/format on External hard drive?

Can I just plugin and use external drive?

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The external drive will have to be setup just like any other drive. Without a partition or partitions setup and then formatted you have nothing more then a paper weight.
It would be no different then adding a second internal drive. It will be seen but can't be used till everything is done in order.
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The external drive will have to be setup just like any other drive. Without a partition or partitions setup and then formatted you have nothing more then a paper weight.
It would be no different then adding a second internal drive. It will be seen but can't be used till everything is done in order.


On one website in English I found the following information about that hard drive.
My link

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Good external drive and I've been thinking about purchasing one myself. You can't go wrong with the extra storage space and the fact being a external you can use it on any system with Windows on it.
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Good external drive and I've been thinking about purchasing one myself. You can't go wrong with the extra storage space and the fact being a external you can use it on any system with Windows on it.



Thank you for guidance in right direction. In past I had purchased Buffalo drives but not Transcend.
In sale it is under 100 US$.
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You are welcome and let me know if I can answer any other questions for you.
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