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Solved: External HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GUSMAN, Jun 7, 2005.

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  1. GUSMAN

    GUSMAN Thread Starter

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    I am considering buying a 300g external hdd for my pc, and would like to clear a few things before I do.

    1: Can I run it as a master with My O/S on it and my current 80g IDE drive as slave?

    2: It is a usb, connection, how reliable are they to use?

    Cheers Guys

    Gus
     
  2. Arcadion

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    1. No
    2. Not as reliable as a regular internal IDE connection, there is a greater risk of data corruption with USB and Firewire external drives, especially if the plug is loose or the socket gets damaged.
     
  3. GUSMAN

    GUSMAN Thread Starter

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    Cheers Mate

    I will buy a bigger internal drive, there was no particular reason I wanted an external to be honest except they were quite cheap.

    Thanks

    Gus
     
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