How many external drives can i have on Pavillion p7-1154 compter
Can I use the remaining usb port for another Western Digital External Drive, which also requires a usb port.
I think the answere is 'YES', but before I connect the second one, I thought I would ask, just to be safe.
Thanks for any help, comments, or questions... Wayne
The WD external drive I now have attached is a USB3, 2TB drive. The one I want to add is also a WD drive, a USB2 USB3, meaning that it is a USB2 but is compatible with a USB3. It is a 1TB Drive.
The reason I want to add the second drive is basically security. I dropped one external drive several years ago and the data were never recovered. I just want a second backup of all the data on the hard drive.
On the box of the 1TB drive is says that it is compatible with a USB3 Drive, and this may have answered my question. However, I am not sure of this and that is why I am asking the question as to whether or not I can have two external drives on the P7-1154.
When I originnaly attached the current USB3, 2TB drive, I immediately had a new folder come up named MY BOOK (K and that is where I back up all my data.
I am assuming that when I attach the new, 1 TB drive to the empty USB port I will Immediately get another MY BOOK folder but with a different name, probably MY BOOK (K2 , or something like that.
My real Question I guess, is whether the Computer will recognize this as a different drive and give it a different name, or whether the computer might not be able to accept a second drive.
I do not want to take any chance of confusing the computer in any way, and so that is why I posted this question.
Thanks again for the earlier response. Hope your error messages have gone away.
Hopefully this more detailed question will be helpful for you to give me more advice, one way or the other, on whether or not I should add a second external drive.
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