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connecting two external hard drive

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by sunky, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. sunky

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    is it okay to connect two external ghard drive at the same time to ya pc

    just wondering cos i gat loads of files in both and i need to use them at thesame time over a long time, *** the long time affect the effectiveness of these hard drive??
     
  2. Berserker

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    USB, yes. In fact, you can probably connect up to 26 if you want (one for each drive letter A-Z). :)
     
  3. Skilldibop

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    in theory you can daisy chain 127 devices on your USB bus, which includes 127 HDDs, tho you'd need some sort of Raid array to condense them into *24* letters (not 26 cos you can't have C or A, sometimes not B either)
     
  4. Berserker

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    You can have C if you boot from USB. There are ways to get A and B as well. :)

    127 HDDs isn't possible with a single USB port - you'd need some hubs. :)
     
  5. Skilldibop

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    I said "USB bus" not port. Although that's still wrong, i meant Root controller but yeah common sense says you can't plug 127 plugs in 1 hole without some hubs...
     
  6. sunky

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    uuhnnnnnnnnmmmm!!!!!
    THANKS for your contributions