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Make freeagent deskot 250GB master hard drive

Hi how do i make the freeagent desktop my master hard drive for my pc? so everything just goes straight onto the disk>?

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1) I greatly suggest against making ANY external HD your primary disk.

2) Not many computers support this.

3) The most likely method would involve reisntalling your OS (Windows/OS X) onto the drive.

4) I just noticed this thread is from three months ago... :P

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