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marlinz
03-08-2010, 06:06 PM
I have a fairly old computer running XP , it only has usb ports .At present i have a 320 GB My Book ,which is nearly full i would like to upgrade to a larger volume external drive , my question is " If i buy a 1TB My book or similar can i run the two together on the same machine at the same time ? "


I look forward to your suggestions :clap

utopian201
03-08-2010, 06:32 PM
yes. Both would appear in my computer right?

Agent_24
03-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Yes, both would work and both will appear in My Computer (as long as Windows can read the filesystem on them)

I do believe you can have as many drives as there are letters of the alphabet. After that, I'm not sure.

Deimos
03-08-2010, 06:41 PM
Yes, both would work and both will appear in My Computer (as long as Windows can read the filesystem on them)

I do believe you can have as many drives as there are letters of the alphabet. After that, I'm not sure.

You can have well beyond that because you can mount a volume in an empty folder, how many empty folders can you make? I'm sure you'd get bored eventually...

Agent_24
03-08-2010, 11:46 PM
You can have well beyond that because you can mount a volume in an empty folder, how many empty folders can you make? I'm sure you'd get bored eventually...

Guess I forgot about that one...

powerover
04-08-2010, 05:17 PM
If memory is correct you can have up to 127 devices per usb port...

Agent_24
04-08-2010, 05:18 PM
Wonder how slow that would be on simultaneous access!

marlinz
06-08-2010, 10:00 AM
thanks for the advice everyone , i will now make the purchase of a bigger external hard drive