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Using a 1.5tb external on an old pc?

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Does it matter if i activate my 1.5tb western digital external hdd on 11 year old pc with windows xp compared to a 6 month old pc with windows 7?

Will it give the hard drive different capacity and or performance on which os and age of pc that i activate it on?
post #2 of 9
No you'll be fine.
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Windows xp should recognise the full size (Y)
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How are you going to boot off of it?

Booting off of USB wasn't around till like 2003. Even then XP will slow using through USB. Also you will probably encounter a HDD size limit of 137GB, older BIOS' didn't support more than that.
    
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Should be fine.
 
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post #6 of 9
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Thanks for the replies.

I just want to transfer files over using it. The pc with xp reads a 1.3 tb external. But would I see more if I reformat it on new pc with windows 7 ultimate or will I see the same size? There won't be an os in it. So I'm just wondering if I would get different result in size or performance of the hdd using different os?
post #7 of 9
Make sure you have Service Pack 3 and you should be fine.
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post #8 of 9
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I activated external hdd on win xp pc of 10 years ago in order to move files from it to 6 month old pc with windows 7. I dont know what service pack the xp is, but it reads 1.3 tb on external hdd.
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Originally Posted by error10 View Post
Make sure you have Service Pack 3 and you should be fine.
Actually only SP1 is required.
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