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    Will this product work wirelessly for backing up from PC or MAC?   (7 Answers)

    By Anonymous November 18, 2014.

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      It should if you hook it up to your WiFi Router instead of your PC/Mac but it may depend on your personal Router type configuration ability. I read you can set up external drives as a separate "network" if plugged into a WiFi Router (instead of setting up as an additional "drive" on a PC) and use WiFi to save on to it from any device within your WiFi reach (including from your PC/Mac)

      By Blanka November 28, 2014.

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      Compatible with Windows 10?   (7 Answers)

      By Anonymous November 25, 2015.

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        Yes, this external hard drive will work with Windows 10.

        By CommunityAnswer November 27, 2015.

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        Does this drive have its own power cable?   (11 Answers)

        Trying to determine it it has its own power source or only through the USB cable.

        By Dave December 15, 2014.

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          It has a separate power source. You plug the Usb into you computer and the power source into an electrical outlet.

          By Brad December 17, 2014.

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          Is it a portable hard drive?   (8 Answers)

          Do you have to plug it in and have access to an outlet to retrieve the storage saved on a hard drive? Can I take it wherever i go, or does it have to be connected to an outlet at all times?

          By Anonymous July 27, 2015.

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            You need AC power to use drive. It is small enough to be portable but, again you need an ac power source to use it. Sounds like you need a portable drive there are many available that will meet your needs.

            By TomA August 5, 2015.

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            External storage   (6 Answers)

            Can this be used as an external drive to save files, movies, and etc by just drag and drop?

            By DarDar July 6, 2014.

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              Yes it can be used by dragging and dropping if your Operating system supports that, which most do. It is an external drive that connects with a USB cable.

              By mfmiller5 January 2, 2015.

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              OLDER COMPUTER & PASSWORD PROTECTION   (6 Answers)

              FIRST, will this work with an older computers USB ports Second, does it have any PASSWORD protection or security features

              By Robert May 14, 2015.

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                If your computer can run Win XP SP3, then yes. If it does then the best thing to do is to buy a USB 3.0 card with it. The speed is so much faster with large amount of data.

                By tim5455 July 8, 2015.

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                what is the RPM and the cache of this hard drive ?   (6 Answers)

                what is the RPM and the cache of this hard drive ? i think this information is kind of importan and I would like to know, thanks for your help

                By Anonymous September 17, 2014.

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                  5900 RPM, 16mb cache. Don't be put off by the 'slow' speed though, with the density of data on these massive platters rotational speed isn't a huge deal anymore. It can easily read enough to saturate the entire bus. The rotational speed used to matter significantly, but that was due to low data density on the platters. Think of it this way, if you have 1 million paper 1 dollar bills all lined up in a long row, you have to run extremely fast to get from one end to the other. Now take 1 million 1 dollar coins, line them up, and you don't need to run anywhere near as fast to reach the end in the same amount of time. Both are 1 million dollars, but the coins are smaller, so require less travel distance for the same amount.

                  By EveryTech July 10, 2015.

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                  will the seagate 5tb external hard drive operate in all "positions", i.e laying flat, vertical, etc.   (7 Answers)

                  By Anonymous July 25, 2014.

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                    yes I have used I both horizontally and now vertically.

                    By Sunnidaze August 15, 2014.

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                    extra storage   (8 Answers)

                    Can this be used as an extra storage drive instead of using it as a backup drive?

                    By DarDar July 7, 2014.

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                      Yes

                      By PastorFam January 4, 2015.

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                      will this work under windows 10   (6 Answers)

                      By Anonymous December 14, 2015.

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                        Yes, for sure.

                        By James April 8, 2016.

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