What external HD will work with every OS all over the world

August 1, 2015 at 04:22:35
Specs: Linux x86_64
I want an external hd that would work in different countries on different systems with no hassle etc

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August 1, 2015 at 05:20:53
You can use any external hdd you want. The only difference between the US and foreign countries would be the voltage it used. You would need an adapter when traveling outside the US. Also you need to format the drive differently if you're going to use a Mac. Even a Mac can read a fat 32 partition, it just can't write to it. You would need to partition it also if you were using it to backup the Mac. Other than that you can use NTFS / Fat 32, or whatever you want.

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August 1, 2015 at 05:29:36
the reason im asking is that since i changed my opperating system on my laptop to ubuntu my transcend 500gb hadr drive has refused to work on either my laptop or on my xbox360 and i have no idea how to save it or if indeed the time has come to buy a more reliable external hard drive. so i guess im asking is there a hard drive you would reccomend as being extra reliable?

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August 1, 2015 at 05:37:18

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August 1, 2015 at 07:40:02

If you have data on your hard drive that you want to recover, we can
probably help you to do it.


I should have looked at the article grasshopper linked to first.
I didn't realize it was a general-purpose hard drive recovery guide.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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August 1, 2015 at 09:24:38

Please do not start any more new threads on the same topic. If you want to say more then add it at the bottom of this thread as a reply. We will see your name.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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