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I have just purchased a HITASHI Deskstar 320GB HDD to use as an exterior drive to back up files to at the same time I purchased an encosure the connections are via a 1394 firewire cable can you please advise how I can format this new drive And get my system to recognise it I am running windows XP with SP2 I have 2 internal drives C: and D: I would appretiate your help on this problem J Quinn

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Try to check if your enclosure is capable of handling disks as big as what you have now.

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