external hard drive for a laptop.. recommendation?

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

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    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?

    MizzGail, Jun 11, 2007
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    meerkat Guest

    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.

    meerkat, Jun 11, 2007
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    Kraftee Guest

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