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How does an external hard drive work?
Think of an external hard drive like a normal hard drive working outside your computer, they work very much in the same way. Normally (unless you are using a SCSI, PATA, or eSATA hard drive), they can be connected to your computer via a Firewire or USB connection. If you have a key-drive (aka USB memory stick), they work like a miniature external hard drive in the sense that they store date in an external format; an external hard drive is just like a large key-drive. With both a key-drive and an external hard drive, you simply connect it to your computer, and access its files. When you want to access your internal hard drive, you go to My Computer and then select the C: drive; The external hard drive is a similar process, you select it's icon (located either on the desktop or My Computer) and then you can access its files like a normal hard drive. You can drag files out of it onto your desktop, or alternatively, drag files into it to transfer files from your computer.
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Answer . \nYou don't install external HDD's, you just plug them in. Usually they are USB now days which is plug and play. If this is not the case, google the model number a…nd search the manufacturer's site for the info you seek; a driver may need to be downloaded from their site and installed before it will work!
Well, there are lot of options when it comes to external hard drives but I would suggest Buffalo Tech. Buffalo offers a wide variety of reliable solutions for all your portabl…e storage and backup needs with compact hard drives or RAID systems with up to four separate hard drives. They have a lot of choices so everyone can find something to suit their needs and they have great prices. You should also look for esata if you have that port as it is around 6x faster than usb 2.0.
Any external hard drive that presents itself as a standard USB Mass Storage device should work in Windows ME. This is about 95% of the drives on the market. Note that large ha…rd drives may perform very slowly with the FAT32 file system, and Windows ME does not support NTFS.
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Very well, I use a WD Passport on my MacBook with no problems along with a slew of flash sticks, not an ounce of problems.
The most likely reason is that the drive was formatted with a Linux file system. Reformatting the drive to NTFS or FAT32 will make the drive usable in Windows. You could also …install an ext4 driver in Windows to access the drive without reformatting it.
It allows you to take files with you from one PC to another. It is also a safe way to back up your files and keep them separate from your PC in the event of a virus or theft o…r some other computer meltdown that would result in permanent data loss.
to save failes and data in it
Yes they are. They're also a VERY good way of backing up all the information on your computer in case it gets stolen ! Most external hard-drives simply connect to a spare USB… port - making them quick and easy to use.
I bought a 500 GB Seagate external hard drive, and I was going to FAT32 format it so It could be used with a PS3. Unfortunately, I deleted the entire partition off of it, and …now it no longer is recognized as a mass storage device. It will come up as "Portable" under my devices and printers, but I don't know how it can be changed back to it's original state, so I could still use it. Any help?!
Yes. Anything that is a physical component of a computer is considered hardware.
Hit it with a REALLY BIG hammer!
The current Apple TV has no hard drive. The original can be used to store and stream supported media over a local network through iTunes, but it cannot be used for storing pro…grams or as a backup drive. An Apple Time Capsule does that.
You can't because programs do not run on external hard disk drives.
Any Firewire hard drive is best for a MAC. You can get either an empty one and install the software yourself or can buy the external hard drive with software pre loaded.