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conceptualclarity

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I want a 2TB portable external hard drive with USB 3.0 or equivalent.

Any brands to avoid?

So far I haven't seen anything under $109 for my specifications..

I should be able to use the portable with my desktop until I transfer to a laptop, shouldn't I?

This is my first post here.

Home Edition
Version 2002
32-bit
Service Pack 3

Dell DIMENSION DIM2400
Intel®
Pentium® 4 CPU 2.66GHz
2.66 Ghz. 2.00 GB of RAM
Hard Drive Size 111.72 GB
Free Space 38.1 GB

planning to move soon to state of the art processing power and at least 8GB RAM
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iammykyl

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Gday conceptualclarity. Posted Image

planning to move soon to state of the art processing power and at least 8GB RAM


Is this to be a new build? FYI, it is not possible to upgrade your existing computer.
Review, states no video expansion avable, > https://docs.google....anual_en-us.pdf
Service Manual > https://docs.google....anual_en-us.pdf

So far I haven't seen anything under $109 for my specifications.


If this is for a encloser + drive? it is quite cheap, Prices are reflected by the brand/quality of the HDD. Here are some on Newegg, > http://www.newegg.co...%24%24%24%24%24

If you have a available SATA drive? you could just buy the enclosure and install it. > http://www.newegg.co...eSize=20&Page=2

I should be able to use the portable with my desktop until I transfer to a laptop, shouldn't I?


Yes and yes, providing the laptop has USB 3.0 .
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Thanks for the information.

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planning to move soon to state of the art processing power and at least 8GB RAM

Is this to be a new build?


That definitely refers to an intended new computer.

If this is for a encloser + drive?


I had a ready-made external hard drive in mind, such as at http://www.tigerdire...023&CatId=4227.

I have heard elsewhere that external hard drives are not actually made to run all the time your computer is on, that cooling is an issue, and that one should go with an internal hard drive in an enclosure. I take it that's your view?
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Gday.

I have heard elsewhere that external hard drives are not actually made to run all the time your computer is on, that cooling is an issue, and that one should go with an internal hard drive in an enclosure. I take it that's your view?


The My passport can be running all the time with your computer as part of the sales blurb is about the backup software, the My Passport watches over your computer and instantlyupdates the backup if a file changes.
Looks to me as though it would be suitable for your needs, good price as well.
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Thanks.

At another web site a techie said this to me :

I recommend that you avoid any drives of 1TB or larger with a 32-bit Operating System. 32-bit operating systems have difficulty recognizing large data drives unless you are meticulous in your computer setup. The same goes for internal hard drives in an external case.


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Gday.
Providing you have SP3 installed on XP 32 bit OS, there is no problems. There is some WD software installed on the drive so you may not see 2TB as available space.
Compatibility<br style="color: rgb(77, 77, 77); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(240, 243, 246);">- Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 <br style="color: rgb(77, 77, 77); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(240, 243, 246);">- Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion (requires reformatting)
Bottom of this page, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822236187
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