Question on ext. HD

Started Dec 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP rsbfotos Senior Member • Posts: 1,805
Re: Question on ext. HD

Wayne Larmon wrote:

Bob Collette wrote:

I agree with Scrambler. I see no reason why an external hard drive (assuming it has a standard interface such as USB) shouldn't work with Win7. The drive and files are insensitive to the Windows version.

Well, most of the Seagate and Western Digital USB drives I have require that drivers be installed. Drivers most decidedly are not O/S agnostic. (If a drive requires a driver to be functional, then maybe the driver should be supplied on something other than on the hard drive (that you can't see until the driver is installed.) Western Digital, I'm looking at you.)

But yes, external USB drives should be insensitive to the Windows version. And not require drivers. I wish that the drive manufacturers would get that message.


Thanks Wayne,
I think I understand now, how this ext hd can possibly 'not' be compatible.


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