Help in buying external hard drive!?

I want to buy external hard drive (USB connectivity) but I don't know whether it require a particular technical specification to match up with your motherboard. I have AsRock 775i65G motherboard with window Xp Sp2.Is this drive need to be supportive with motherboard or I can connect any external drive to my pc with usb. please answer.

Also suggest good & chip external hard drive which I can purchase online.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Just ask for any drives that use a USB interface and you won't have any problem.

    The brand Western Digital is a pretty popular drive...here is a link.

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/external/desktop/

  • 9 years ago

    im pretty sure that it doesnt matter what motherboard you have aslong as you have a usb port it will work

    there are some cheap external hdds some that require power or some that just plug and play

    western digital are a good brand at affordable prices

    Source(s): my own knowledge
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    the power supplied by one usb2 port is marginal. be prepared to use/lose two ports to enable an external hard drive. your board has six external, so this shouldn't be a problem:

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=775i65...

  • nick
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    If you want a good external hard drive, don't buy a western digital hard drive. Western digital doesn't make good hard drives and they can break easily if they aren't used correctly.

    Source(s): went through 2 western digital hard drives that broke
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  • 9 years ago

    you buy aa transend portable HDD 500gb

    for more information open this link

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