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Windows 7: External HD

21 Oct 2009   #1
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 
External HD

I decided to get an external HD, so that I can make an image of Vista before upgrading (custom install) to Win 7.

Can anyone recommend a good external HD 300-500 gb, compatible with both Vista and Win 7? Do you know where it can be purchased at a good price?


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21 Oct 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I bought a WD passport 300 gig a few months back i think I spent $150 on it some kind of deal at Best Buy works great with XP/Vista/7.
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26 Oct 2009   #3
Boompoet

 

I have one and can't seem to get it to work. It's not showing up under the drives list in "My Computer" but it is in the drive list when I look to see what is connected. It's got no label and I have no way to access the drive.

It does work with Linux and used to with XP but hasn't been recognized there either recently. Maybe it's just my drive.

Any thoughts?
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26 Oct 2009   #4
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boompoet View Post
I have one and can't seem to get it to work. It's not showing up under the drives list in "My Computer" but it is in the drive list when I look to see what is connected. It's got no label and I have no way to access the drive.

It does work with Linux and used to with XP but hasn't been recognized there either recently. Maybe it's just my drive.

Any thoughts?
HHmm my thoughts would be to check the drive by holding it in your hand as you plug it in to see if you feel the drive spin up.
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