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Subject: [OM] Re: Semi-off topic question about backup of e-1 digital files
From: "Tom Scales" <tscales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 07:58:43 -0400
You should be able to. 250GB internal drives require, as you know, a pretty 
current machine (within about 1 1/2 years).  I move drives in and out of the 
enclosures all the time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Keller" <jeff-keller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> After wasting a huge amount of time trying to get a 250G drive to work in 
> my
> computer I can imagine some definite advantages of the external drives. I
> suspect you'll be able to get a computer to read an external USB drive a 
> lot
> longer than the latest and greatest mother board will read your present
> internal drive. So far I've postponed the decision by putting a Promise 
> hard
> drive controller card into my computer and mounting the hard drive
> internally. I'm intending to swap the 250G drive with the 120G drive that 
> is
> already in my USB external drive to see if it can be done. If I can swap 
> the
> drives into and out of the external enclosure I'll feel there's a better
> chance of saving all the data when the mother board dies.
> -jeff

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