Removable hard drives

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Old 04-05-01, 01:33 PM
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Anyone using removable HD's? if so, how do you like it? I plan on converting all my hd's to removable but looking for pros and cons. I cant think of any cons at the moment.
 
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Personally I think you should have a C drive that is fixed to the 1 computer, but any other hard drives could be removeable. If you have a removeable C drive, the your windwos operating system is going to be forever finding new hardware everytime you move it to another computer unless all computers have an identical configuration, same motherboard, same soudn card, modem, monitor, you name it the same, otherwise as I said it will be forever finding new hardware everytime it is moved. If you haev a 2nd harddrive with just install files, mp3's , software install files on it, then a removeable hard drive will be find. But if there is an installed program on this 2nd drive and you remove it , it will no longer be working, adn chances are won't work on the next computer because it may be missing files in the windwos directory in the C drive and registry settings. I think a removeable drive works best as a backup device that is transportable. I don't use removable hard drives, I have cdr to backup files, if there is anyone here that does use them then lets here what you think.
 
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Old 04-06-01, 04:32 AM
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the removable will be used for operating systems on one machine. 98/2000/linux...etc. the idea of multiple boot os' is not that appealing to me, hence the rmovable hd's.
 
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If it for use on one computer , the senereo is not as bad although I haven't tried such an arrangement , it should work. Just be sure it is powered off before changeing drives, and of course all drives if a main system C drive will have to be set as a master. Have your bios set for auto detect (IDE primary & secondary). Bear in mind that windows nt & 2000 may not be fully compatable with every type of card (video, etc) and most likely when you first set these systems up you will have to go and get the very latest drivers for these cards for use on windows 2000 and linux operating systems.
 
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