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Old 11-15-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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This is the Hitachi Ext Drive I got -- Newegg.com - HITACHI XL Desk 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive HXSDNB20001BBB (0S02485)

I don't like it as it doesn't store large 4+ gb ISO files so I can't completely use it to backup stuff. I'll sell it to my cousin in the Philippines.

I had an Antec external hd case but the 1.5TB Seagate in it went bad. Then my mom put it in the garage and lost the power adaptor. This drive had esata and I used that.

But it seems on the newer motherboards on the market that they're getting rid of esata and going usb 3.0.

My P6T Deluxe has the latest drivers and Bios running. That Hitachi External Drive is cheap and slow.

After my vacation in the Phillippines I'll rebuild my RAID 5 array on my QNAP TS 509 Pro. I got all the data off of it now.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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I don't like it as it doesn't store large 4+ gb ISO files so I can't completely use it to backup stuff.
I will if you format it NTFS.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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I will if you format it NTFS.
What he said. I wasn't even aware they formatted 2TB drives in Fat32. That seems like such a waste.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I already stored a lot of data on it so I can't reformat it.

I want to get the new Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 external drive. Should have bought it the first time I saw it at Best Buy for $200 on sale. But I didn't have the budget as I was going on a Philippines vacation soon.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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I already stored a lot of data on it so I can't reformat it.

I want to get the new Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 external drive. Should have bought it the first time I saw it at Best Buy for $200 on sale. But I didn't have the budget as I was going on a Philippines vacation soon.
You can safely convert from FAT32 to NTFS without data loss. And without a USB3 compatible computer, there would really be little point to getting USB3 devices.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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I already stored a lot of data on it so I can't reformat it.

I want to get the new Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 external drive. Should have bought it the first time I saw it at Best Buy for $200 on sale. But I didn't have the budget as I was going on a Philippines vacation soon.
convert x: /fs:ntfs where x=your drive's letter
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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I already stored a lot of data on it so I can't reformat it.

I want to get the new Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 external drive. Should have bought it the first time I saw it at Best Buy for $200 on sale. But I didn't have the budget as I was going on a Philippines vacation soon.
Don't you have the data backed up somewhere? If not, back it up, reformat and restore. As stated above, you can convert without reformatting.
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