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Windows 7: External pick?

12 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
External pick?

Hey everyone!
Today in class I asked my teacher a question about my external drive coming in the mail. I told him if i can backup and save other files like music. My teacher said you can only pick one.

Is that true?
I can only pick to back up and can't save music?
I'm new at this external hard drive think, can someone explain what I can really use it for?
Don't want 320G to go to waste.


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12 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

I'm pretty sure you can do both depending on the drive size
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12 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
I'm pretty sure you can do both depending on the drive size

Well last time I was going to backup my hard drive and it is only 80G, that was about one week ago. I have tons of songs and movies to that i was to save on the external;the external drive I have is 320G.
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12 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I think your "teacher" needs to go back to school ... you could back up quite a lot of data to a 320gb drive - regardless of what files they are
Give him the link to SevenForums maybe we can help him out a bit
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12 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah i will tell him and tell him my friends from the forums told me to tell you to go back to school!ahaha.
I just had to ask windows 7 forums for more info because I know I can save whatever I want, that's why it's called and external drive right.
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12 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Be sure to add the external hd music folder to your music library.

Library - Include a Folder
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12 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrBejar View Post
Yeah i will tell him and tell him my friends from the forums told me to tell you to go back to school!ahaha.
I just had to ask windows 7 forums for more info because I know I can save whatever I want, that's why it's called and external drive right.
Yep you tell him pal

Here's a online calculator pic that shows you roughly what you can expect to get from only a 80Gb HDD

Here's the link free online song capacity calculator for mp3


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12 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

An external hard drive is a hard drive just like any other. If you can put files on the original drive in your computer, you can also copy them over to the external drive. You can combine all types of files on it...just like you have done on your internal hard drive.
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12 Jan 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

PPARKS1, as I was reading this thread I was thinking exactly what you said. Anything that can be put on an internal drive can be put on an external. I hate to over simplify this discussion, but isn't that what a backup is? Taking what is on your internal and putting it on an external?
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13 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My teacher told me he has 1 hard drive and 3 externals..lol.
one is the main one(hard drive), one is for music, one is for backup, one is a 1T that jut backs up the other 2 drives from his music and backup.

I dont know why he has 4 drives
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