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jimfu2

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Hi I have recently purchased an external mass storage device and want to know if I can format it through a USB port. I want to use it with a lap top and do not have access to a desk top computer. Is it possible?

Edited by jimfu2, 03 October 2005 - 12:24 AM.

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According to manufacturers of such, it can be done. My own were touted by the manufacturers as "plug and play". My personal experience having put together 4 such devices, was it was easier for me to install the hd in my Compaq desktop, format the drive, then put it back in the enclosure. If you don't have access to a desktop, try this:

I did a google search and found this http://www.hebig.com...es/001911.shtml (I searched for "formatting usb external hard drive). Take a look and see if it helps.

Edited by austin_o, 04 October 2005 - 06:56 AM.

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Hi Austin,
Thanks for taking the time out to help mate. I'll give it a go the way it was described on that website. Once again mate thanks.
Jim
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