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Want to upgrade drive from 250GB to 500 or 750GB

I have a WD My Book Essential Edition 250GB external HDD and have maxed it out. Can I install a 500 or 750GB drive or will the chipset only recognize a 250GB drive?

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There shouldn't be problems with that.

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