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Removable Harddrives for different OS's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mathew Hall, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. Mathew Hall

    Mathew Hall Thread Starter

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    COuld you please give me some information on how I would find out about installing a removable harddrive on m computer, so that I can have different operating systems loaded on each hard drive.

    I have started a computer traineeship so would appreciate any help even finding other sites to search on.
    Ta
    Mat:D
     
  2. DaveSS

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    hmmm,

    Interesting. Something like XP freaks over this.

    I've done this with ME with only a few difficulties. Drivers for sound cards and Video etc cause the most problems as your OS will need them each time you boot into a new PC.

    I also found the OS slows down quite a bit after a while of swapping and changing.

    Linux is a good OS for swapping around
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I use removable hard disk drawers on all my systems, very handy. Right now, ComputerGate is having a sale on their hard disk drawers, they're about $8/ea if you buy three or more. They're pretty slick, you drop a 3.5" IDE drive in the drawer, and you can pop them in and out in a flash. :)
     
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    You may misunderstand what he's trying to do, because I've had no difficulties with any O/S with removable drawers. Remember, he's putting the O/S on the drawer, so as long as he always boots it on the same hardware, the O/S doesn't know it's in a drawer.
     
  5. DaveSS

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    Apologies, I took it as he was using the one HD OS on different PC's, not different OS's on the one PC
     
  6. Mathew Hall

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    Thanks alot for your help, that's just the advice I was looking for. I will follow up about the removable hard drives from Computer Gate.
    Good to know they are so affordable.
    ta
    Mat
     
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