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Hi there, I am planning to buy an Ext4ernal USB Hard Disk for my D530 CMT PC. The maximum internal hdd capacity the system can support according to the manual is 160GB only. There is no mention about the maximum capacity of External USB HDD the system can support. Before I buy and run in to an embarrassing situation I would like to know if the system can support 500GB External USB HDD or not. Would look forward to your valable confirmation. Regards Jay

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Their is no limit, your system should read it on usb drives.

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