Need new external hard drive for data backups.

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by XPjonesboy, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. XPjonesboy


    Apr 18, 2018
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    Hi All,

    I've been using a Western Digital 250Gb 'MyBook' external hard drive for a number of years now to back-up data from my
    Windows XPpro desktop machine. Given its age (nearly 5 yrs)and the fact that the drive is almost filled up, I really need to switch to a newer, higher capacity external drive (preferably 2-4 Tb) but am having a lot of trouble finding one that will be compatible with my XPpro OS. Can anyone offer any advice regarding brands, models and workarounds to get the larger capacity drives to play nice with good 'ol XP?

    Any help appreciated.

    XPjonesboy, Apr 18, 2018
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  2. XPjonesboy


    Mar 30, 2016
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    I recently bought a 1T 3½" WD drive (on sale 44 bucks). The specs dont include XP, however, they (so far) all still work with XP. Format it with an XP machine. I plugged one (with lots of data) into my '10' laptop (via esata), B. Gates demons totally trashed it. lost everything!. Had to start over with XP.

    fwiw, I dont like the idea of more than 1T data on one drive, 4-6 T hdds, a whole lotta data lost in one fell swoop, , , , ,
    cornemuse, Apr 18, 2018
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