Can 2 or more External HDDs work on same PC

August 24, 2011 at 02:39:33
Specs: Windows XP
Can 2 External HDDs or 2 Thumb Drives work on same PC through USB Possible ?, and copy to each other Possible ?. , will the Window "Delayed Writing Fail" pop up ? Thanks !

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#1
August 24, 2011 at 02:51:18
"Can 2 External HDDs or 2 Thumb Drives work on same PC through USB Possible ?"

Yes. I have 4 external HDD's and a couple flash drives working simultaneously on my machine.

"will the Window "Delayed Writing Fail" pop up ?"

Haven't seen it yet.

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#2
August 24, 2011 at 13:41:30
Usually pen drives use a different way to work than an installed hard drive. MS thinks you might just pull the pen drive at some point so it doesn't cache any data.

Now, if you have some virus or other malfunctioning program it could fail. If you have some defective hardware it can fail. If you have set your flash drives to act like an installed hard drive it can fail.

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#3
August 24, 2011 at 19:39:20
Dear T-R-A;;
My computor is XP, SP3. cannot install 2 Ext. HDD or more, or other Thumb Drives, otherwise the screen will show DELAY WRITING FAIL, I am not sure this is my computer problem, or the computer does not allow you to do so, beside you cannot download from each other Ext. HDD to Ext. HDD or to Thumb Drive or vice versa. Window said CANNOT FIND THE PATH, YOU MUST DOWNLLOAD THE FILES TO PC first THEN DOWNLOAD TO THE EXTERNAL DEVICES, correct ?.
You can download files from 1 Ext. HDD to other Ext. HDD or Thumb Drive DirectlyInstantlysimultaneously ?,, Please confirm !
Thanks
JJ
What is the computer you are using now ?

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#4
August 25, 2011 at 01:57:57
"You can download files from 1 Ext. HDD to other Ext. HDD or Thumb Drive DirectlyInstantlysimultaneously ?,, Please confirm !"

Yes. I move data amongst the external USB's (a 160GB WD, a 320GB WD, a 320GB Seagate, and a 1TB Seagate and various flash drives) with no problems. The external USB HDD's are all connected to the added 4-port USB card (see below), but communicate with flash drives in any of the other (internal-USB) ports or each other.

"What is the computer you are using now ?"

From my "info" page:

T-R-A's System Specs

* Make: Via technologies, inc. Km266a-8237
* OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
* CPU/Ram: 1.792 GHz / 2031 MB
* Video Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP
* Sound Card: C-Media AC97 Audio Device

Which translates to this:

http://www.savetz.com/cheappc/Micro...

Removed: the included 256MB of RAM and 52X CD-Rom drive. Added: 2GB PC3200 RAM, an additional 4-port USB card, and 2 internal DVD burners. For whatever reason I got a 1.8GHz Sempron CPU instead of the stated 1.5GHz (I didn't complain, obviously). Since I posted those specs, I've upgraded the OS to Win7 Home Premium in Nov. 2009 (though all external drives functioned fine under XP Pro SP2). It's run pretty much flawlessly since Feb. 2006.

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#5
August 27, 2011 at 02:35:58
Sorry ! , My computer cannot do as you do, the only way is to Download/copy to PC first(from 1st. Exd HDD/Thumb drive/etc) then copy to other devices(2nd. Ext. HDD/Thumb drive/etc).cannot download/copy to each other directly. ! .Thanks !


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#6
August 27, 2011 at 05:57:21
I'd suggest you check your machine as jefro mentions above. Especially when it comes to checking for virus infection and malware.

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#7
August 27, 2011 at 18:31:47
I have checked my PC no Virus/Malware at all.

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#8
August 28, 2011 at 06:58:54
Google for possible solutions

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