Windows 10: External Drive.

  1.    04 Jan 2016 #1

    External Drive.


    Hi,
    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,
    Sid.
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  2. Posts : 1,841
    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Jan 2016 #3

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


 

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