external hard drive for a laptop.. recommendation?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MizzGail, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. MizzGail

    MizzGail Guest

    Sorry if this is already posted.. didn't get hits on my search.

    I have a dell 6000 laptop. I haven't owned an external drive for a few
    years and then it was on a desktop. At one time, I recall someone
    telling me there is a concern of powering an external hard drive when
    using it on a laptop. Is this still true? Or can I just buy any
    external HD for my laptop?

    thanks
     
    MizzGail, Jun 11, 2007
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    meerkat Guest

    "MizzGail" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sorry if this is already posted.. didn't get hits on my search.
    >
    > I have a dell 6000 laptop. I haven't owned an external drive for a few
    > years and then it was on a desktop. At one time, I recall someone
    > telling me there is a concern of powering an external hard drive when
    > using it on a laptop. Is this still true? Or can I just buy any
    > external HD for my laptop?
    >

    You have the choice of 2.5", or 3.5" Externals.
    If you don`t have to transport it, get a 3.5" with it`s own
    Power Supply.

    bw..
     
    meerkat, Jun 11, 2007
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    Kraftee Guest

    meerkat wrote:
    > "MizzGail" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Sorry if this is already posted.. didn't get hits on my search.
    >>
    >> I have a dell 6000 laptop. I haven't owned an external drive for a
    >> few years and then it was on a desktop. At one time, I recall
    >> someone telling me there is a concern of powering an external hard
    >> drive when using it on a laptop. Is this still true? Or can I
    >> just buy any external HD for my laptop?
    >>

    > You have the choice of 2.5", or 3.5" Externals.
    > If you don`t have to transport it, get a 3.5" with it`s own
    > Power Supply.
    >
    > bw..


    & with a SATA drive as well, you can see a difference honest....
     
    Kraftee, Jun 11, 2007
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