[access-uk] Re: REPLACEMENT EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - ABOUT 150 GIG

When I plugged in my first external drive it suggested I leave it as FAT 32 and it's done on harm. The other day someone posted to change it but never said why to go against the recommendation of the manufacturer.


Roger

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 9:22 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: REPLACEMENT EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - ABOUT 150 GIG


Hi all,

Further to this subject, I've decided to buy fairly quickly and easily directly from Maplin's shop if I can on Friday, while I have the opportunity, as at present my "C" drive is taking all the strain!

Just a question or two to those of you who wrote on this, or anyone else for that matter. Do I expect to have to format the drive when it arrives? Should I definitely go for NTFS?

Any further comments very welcome!

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Carol
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Lloyd" <kevin.lloyd3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 2:34 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: REPLACEMENT EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - ABOUT 150 GIG


Hi Carol.

I'd recommend Toshiba hard drives. Very well built and very quiet with fanless design. Just bought a 500GB drive from Comet for £120. Not the cheapest but I've found cheaper hard drives just too noisy and too hot running.

Regards.

Kevin
E-mail: kevin.lloyd3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 6:23 PM
Subject: [access-uk] REPLACEMENT EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - ABOUT 150 GIG


Hi,

I have an external Maxtor hard drive, now about six years old, which has been well used etc. and has now failed so badly that I don't even dare to try to reformat to re-use anyway.

First, can anyone advise how I reformat it (or remove all its contents securely) because when I tried to reformat (really to remove contents) I was told it could not be formatted. I want to be sure to destroy all its contents once and for all!

Second, has anyone purchased an external hard drive recently and what would you recommend?

Thanks, as always, for any input.

--
Carol
carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx


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