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New External Drive

Hello again. Ok so I`ve been needing an external storage device for awhile. I just bought a 1TB.  My question is ... will I need to partition it ? ... and how to do it?

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All you need to do is plug it in. It should already be formatted. Because it is considered by the OS to be removable media, it will assign a temporary drive letter to it in the same manner as a flash drive.

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and if it isn't formatted, windows will ask you what to do with it the first time you plug it in.

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Thanks. I also figure that if I initially set it up on my Windows 7 PC, it won`t like my laptop running Vista?

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Won't matter. That's one thing windows actually has a clue on. If it asks to format it, use NTFS. More efficient filing system. :)

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Ah, very cool, thanks again.  Can`t wait to get it so I can see how it works and get back to regular system backups.

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