External USB Hard Drive

  hoverman 13:13 06 Feb 04

I have just backed up my C drive to my new Maxtor external USB hard drive and I have scheduled Drive Image 7 to do an automatic back-up once a week. This may sound like a daft question, but would it be recommended to power off the external drive until required, or should it be left running.

  thisisnighthawk 13:18 06 Feb 04

maxtor say it was made to be left running, i got in touch with them when i got mine..

  hoverman 13:22 06 Feb 04

Many thanks. I see that the drive is formatted with the FAT file system. Anything to be gained by converting it to NTFS as my C drive. If yes, how do you do it and would it affect the back up on it?

  thisisnighthawk 13:30 06 Feb 04

my PC is NTFS but i left my Maxtor 200gb as it was supplied FAT32.

  hoverman 13:49 06 Feb 04

Once again, many thanks.

  thisisnighthawk 13:52 06 Feb 04

and just to finish on :-) you might find this some help..

click here

  hoverman 14:31 06 Feb 04

Thanks again.

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