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Windows 7: Win7 Professional: Indexing external HD's

13 Nov 2017   #1
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 
Win7 Professional: Indexing external HD's

Hi,

Is it possible to index more than one external HD (I have 3), to the same notebook (Win7 Professional - 64bits)?

I welcome any help given to me.

Cheers,

Flores


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13 Nov 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If it's an external hard drive, all you need to do is plug it in. No indexing is required. And you can plug in all three drives to the same notebook computer, if there are enough USB ports.

If you don't have enough USB ports, then get a USB hub. Make sure the USB hub has its own power supply -- like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Indiv...ith+ac+adapter

In this way, it will have plenty of power.

A good thing also is make sure that each hard drive has its own power supply. If none of them do, then you may come up short on power for the hard drives. If one or two of them have their own power supply, then you'll probably be fine.
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13 Nov 2017   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Here's a link to a good exturnal encloser with power suply. This is the one that I use. ORICO 2.5 / 3.5 inch Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure
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14 Nov 2017   #4
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Hello mrjimphelps and Lance1,
Sorry for my poor English. It wasn't sufficient enough to express my question precisely.
My doubt is about indexing each external HD separately, and not about connecting more than one HD to my laptop at a time, as I have enough USB ports to connect them all.
What I'm afraid of is to mix the indexing of each external HD, and create a mess when trying to find anything stored in them.
Did I make myself clear now?
I appreciate for any help on this matter.
Cheers,
Flores
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14 Nov 2017   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You won't have any problem plugging both drives in. Windows will give each drive its own drive letter, and it won't mix the two in any way, not even with the indexes.
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15 Nov 2017   #6
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
You won't have any problem plugging both drives in. Windows will give each drive its own drive letter, and it won't mix the two in any way, not even with the indexes.
Hello mrjimphelps,

Excellent!
Many thanks for your help.

Regards,
Flores
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