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if i was to put a hard drive in a enclosure and set it up on my computer in my bedroom
1. format it
2. allocate drive letter
would i be able to write files to it and take it to my other computer down stairs and use it without
formatting it or allocating it a drive letter

bondi 007:)

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so all i need is to assign a drive letter thats all i dont have to format it

thanks for suggestion
bondi 007:)

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so it would just work like my mp3 player or my memory stick

cheers
bondi 007:)

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i think so. My dad had to reinstall his pc and he had all his docs backed up onto a 320gb USB HDD and after reinstall it worked fine.

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cheers for that i was just a bit worried of wiping my hard drive and my drive wouldnt work

cheers
bondi 007

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USB drives are designed for compatibility and plug n play.
Is the drive you're referrring to a USB drive or an IDE drive that you're building your own case for?

Nonetheless, plugging an IDE HDD into a windows machine it will pick it up right away.
You may need to choose "update devices" in the BIOS if its not picking up the hardware changes.

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Im putting my hard drive in an enclosure so it will be ide but the interface to the computer will be usb 2.0 so what will the situation be?

bondi 007

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I'm afraid i've never done that, so i wouldnt know.
Plug it in, and find out.
Either your BIOS will pick it up.
Or the OS will pick it up as removable storage.

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