external hard drive?

is this external hard drive a good thing too buy do you think there will be any problem using this my computer is verry new only 1 month old

i have 4 gb ram and a 500gb hard drive and a 512 mbr Graphics card running windows xp . pro . will i have any problem with this if i buy it ?

external hard drive

Platinum XL - hard drive - 800 GB - FireWire / FireWire 800

Platinum XL Hard Drive is the latest storage innovation offering double the capacity of existing hard drives in a compact, heat dissipating aluminum enclosure. MicroNet Platinum XL hard drive is equipped with a fast, Hot-Pluggable FireWire 800 interface and can sustain transfer rates twice as fast as previous generation FireWire 400 drives. This drive offers ease of use with no software installation for Windows XP and MacOS X users - just plug it in and you're up and running.

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Update:

thank's jan . i have FireWire port

Update 2:

thank's Chris . i never had a hard drive crash yet on me thank god

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  • jan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Do you have a FireWire port on your machine?

    They are common on Apple machines but rare on Wintels.

    Check if you have a FireWire port (ideally a FW800) or you won't be able to connect it.

    If you don't have a FireWire port then you need a USB2 compatible external drive.

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  • 1 decade ago

    One thing to remember with these huge hard drives: the larger they are, the more information you will lose if it crashes. When looking at hard drives of this size, you may want to instead see what the cost of several smaller drives adding up to the same storage space would be. Yeah, it's more cords and plugs when you're talking external drives but, it could also save you from paying a large amount of money to a data recovery agency to get your files off a corrupted hard drive.

    Other than that, the hard drive you're talking about is fine.

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  • pappy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Go for it! It sounds like a very good drive and an external drive should be no problem with any computer.

    NOTE: My computer tries to boot from my external drive if it is plugged it and turned on during start up which causes a startup error. I have to have my external drive turned off during boot up.

    An external drive is a super way to do backup, lots of room, fast and very reliable.

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  • kenton
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why get only 800GB for near $700...You can get 500Gb for $250 @ tigerdirect.com so you can get 1TB (2*500Gb ) for $200 less....or 1.6TB for $699 you would run out of space in few yrs...haha http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTool...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yup - its a great drive!

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, it will be easy to install and use.

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