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Can I use my current w d. external hard drive with my laptop computer as well as my desk top.

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You can only use it as an external on the laptop if you use it as an external you can use on the desktop just plugging the usb also if your motherboard has sata conection you could install it into your desk top.

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I asked the very nice/ knowledgable person a question regarding another problem- is that against the rules? I beg mercy if I have erred.

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