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Philips Mobile Storage Device SPD5300CC/96K Incompatible XP?

I bought this mobile storage device on the recommendation of a friend as I would be able to use my extra HDD as external backup... i thought it was a great idea...

However, when I connect it all up and put it in my USB slot, XP won't recognise anything there. I cannot connect to the drive? Are there missing drivers or something? My USB works just fine, my brother's proper external HDD works without any problems... I believe this is a problem that others have found... anything I can do?

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After consultation with the shop which sold the drive, they helped me work out the problem. Which was that the drive I was attempting to use in the Philips enclosure, had an OS on it, which was conflicting with the OS on my current HDD. So, that particular drive will need to be connected another way to access the information.

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I recommend you use USB mass storage devices for backing up and retaining data. A good example of a mass storage device commonly used for data backups is external USB hard drives. I personally like Western Digital USB hard drives but there are many out there to choose from. You can take a look at some examples by visiting www.newegg.com. You can get 1TB drives very cheap and the prices continue to drop.

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