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Solved: Western Digital Portable Backup System

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by claudiamthompson, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. claudiamthompson

    claudiamthompson Thread Starter

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    http://www.metrodeal.com/deals/Metro_Manila/Pick-up-at-MetroDeal-Office/677292047

    On this page is a picture that looks just like the Back up Drive I had gotten a couple of years ago.

    I am very computer illiterate, but my computer repair man back then had told me to buy it. I lost the stuff that hooks to it to make it work.

    If I went to a computer shop, would I be able to buy just the stuff (cord, etc) that goes with it? and how can I find out what I would need to buy?

    My computer seems to be about to conk out on me and I need this perhaps right away.

    Thanks,
    Claudia
     
  2. Triple6

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    All you need for that drive is the correct USB cable, any local store would have one; just take the drive with you to get the right one as there are different ends for the back of the drive. The USB 3.0 drive you linked too is unlikely to the be the same one as you bought several years ago, yours is likely a USB 2.0 drive with a USB Mini connector like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226055

    Also, having a backup drive and not using is a bad approach. The purpose of a backup is have it current and to use it as you use the computer and before the computer fails. In many cases you do not get any warnings when your hard drive will fail and you will lose everything.
     
  3. claudiamthompson

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    okay, thanks so much!
     
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