1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
       04 Jan 2016 #1

    External Drive.

    I have a Seagate Barracuda ATA Mod.ST3120023A hard drive with XP installed. Is it possible to insert it in an external caddy with a usb connection and then boot into win xp from my Win10 64 bit PC to recover some files. And then I would like to format the drive and use it as an external backup. Or just format the drive without booting into XP. Will a more modern PC recognize the ATA drive.
    Thanks for taking the time to read this,
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,603
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       04 Jan 2016 #2

    when connected via USB - windows 10 should be able to access the files on the external drive..
    without the need to boot XP
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
       06 Jan 2016 #3

    Many thanks for your reply. I will give it a go and obtain an external caddy.
    Best regards,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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