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Basically, I am using laptops for a project and I need to beable to store the harddrives in safes for security reasons. I was wondering if there was any brand of laptop that supported external hardrives or removeable hardrives that could be stored.
 

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Hi ATO_UAH and welcome,

Iomega makes prety good USB hard drives where if you are running Win2k or XP it would automatically detect it and you could use it. Here is a qiuck link to it

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Actually, any USB connected drive will work on W2K or XP, not to mention that you can use them with W98 and ME also. :) I have a generic USB 2.5" case with a 30gig drive in it I carry around, it's not much bigger than a pack of cigarettes.
 

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Hey johnwill, where did you pickup the usb hdd case?
Sounds like something I could use and a great idea.

Thanks, Nova.
 

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I did a search on Pricewatch and picked the cheapest one I saw, it was $25 plus a few bucks shipping. I shopped around for a deal and found the 30gig 2.5" drive for $86 plus shipping, and put the two together. I probably have about $125 into the set, and it's really been very handy when I go places. :D
 

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Hey Johnwill

Can you give a little description on your possibly brilliant bit of information so I can convey it better. Basically, you are sayign that you have a portable hard drive plugged into a USB port?? What of the original built in hardrive?
 

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Security?

If security is the issue, then leaving a drive C: in the laptop exposes you to the possibility that your critical information is still on the laptop.

Most laptop drives have a combination screw and latch holding them in. Removing the screws permantly, unlatching and removing them at night would assure that all the secret stuff stays secret.
 

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Re: Hey Johnwill

ATO_UAH said:
Can you give a little description on your possibly brilliant bit of information so I can convey it better. Basically, you are sayign that you have a portable hard drive plugged into a USB port?? What of the original built in hardrive?
The internal hard disk stays where it is, this is just a secondary hard disk. There are scads of USB 2.0 hard disks on the market, not to mention other USB 2.0 devices like CD-RW drives. They work just like internal drives, but they're easy to pick up and move, as well as being great backup. Here's a very low-res webcam picture of one on a dollar bill to give you a sense of scale. This one happens to be a 30gig one I carry around with me.
 
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