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Old 08-09-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Question external HDD: Western Digital Extreme with Mandriva?

I need an external HDD for my laptop.
I've found a pretty good and cheap one.

so i wounder if this:
Western Digital Extreme light combo drive 250GB Firewire/USB 2.0
( cant post an URL yet, need 5 posts you know >_< )
works in Mandriva LE2005 X86 DVD with firewire

Old 08-09-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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Yep, it'll work. Any external drive that doesn't need drivers in Win2000/XP/ME should work perfectly.

Old 08-09-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thank you very mutch!
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solved i see

Last edited by yoron; 12-16-2005 at 09:59 AM.


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