external hard drive and my old pc

By av0925 ·
i have a 12 year old dell and i want to buy a 320gb ext hhd but am not sure if the dell will run it ......i read a short article that was not specific that said something about making sure that the hhd matches the pc and i did not understand i thought i could use any ext hhd on any pc that has usb any way i want to use the ext hhd to store and run my kraoke songs through the dell (home use)

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Which system?

by Toivo Talikka In reply to external hard drive and m ...

Which operating system does your Dell run?

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micro xp pro

by av0925 In reply to Which system?
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To be honest

by Jesus_C In reply to external hard drive and m ...

ext hdd do require usb 2 feature to function correctly but i doubt that a 12 year old pc would have the power management abilities to support an external hdd of that size.I would advise investing the money in a new computer.

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this pc has usb 1.0

by av0925 In reply to To be honest

i have three pc's 2 of wich are brand new 1 laptop(3 days old) and 1 desktop(3months old) i thought i would just use the dell as a stereo and karaoke player for the living room ya know rather then throw it away put it to some light duty use

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