What external hard disk should I buy for a Windows XP PC?

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I am thinking to buy new external hard disk. I have Windows XP OS in my PC. Will external hard disk support easily? Are there any things need to know before buy external HD?

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Most external drives should be fine. The only thing you need to be careful when choosing is does it support my connection type. Depending on your computer you may have USB 2.0. Newer models have USB 3.0 or 3.1.  The newer are faster data transfers speeds. To be safe make sure the drive you are looking at can support both the 2.0 and 3.0 connection types.  Hint USB 2.0 connector is white inside the 3.0 connector is blue inside.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Generally in case of HDD, there is no as such rules/criteria. Windows can support almost all HDD make/model capacity. But it will be a wise decision to buy HDD according to your computer's configurations.
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  • Harisheldon
    Internal or external? If it is internal, it will depend on how much room you have. If is it external, there are quite a few choices out there to pick from, you just need to choose how much storage space you want. The prices have come down quite a bit, so you will be getting a lot of space rather cheaply.
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  • carlosdl
    You should really consider upgrading your operating system.

    Using XP now is a really bad idea. It is unsupported, most likely insecure, and in many cases will not allow you to use newer hardware or software capabilities.
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  • ToddN2000
    You have a few options, standard drive or solid state drive. the SSD tend to be smaller and more expensive but perform better. The next is you need to make sure you have the right USB support. Some older computers have USB 2.0 ports. IF you buy a drive that is USB 3.0 or 3.1 it may not work unless it is backwards compatible.
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