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Hard drive i gor this external hard drive from " wd" ,MY BOOK, IT HAS ABOUT 500Gs. my question is,how can I set this drive as a default on my computer?

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U can however usb does not like being used as the default as it does not have the capacity compared to SATA cables or even ID-0 cables. it will only slow the computer down unless u set it as a "slave"

very easy to do. just put another post here n i will walk u thru it, cheers lamby

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