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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 11:32:24 PM

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I have been told that you cannot set up a pagefile.sys file on a external
usb or firewire hdd. and tests to maxtor or western digital 120 gb hdd usb
2 units prove that. however a iomega 120gb usb2 /firewire hdd will set up a
page file. the only difference is that disk management shows the iomega a
healthy[active] while the others are shown as healthy. the drives are
installed by win xp pro and no manuf. software used.
q1..what is the active drive mean?
q2..if you right click a hdd an option is to make the drive active. what
are the pro/con's of active drive. second, if make active can you revert to
unactive status?


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Anonymous
April 9, 2004 7:20:05 PM

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External hard drives are designed for data storage and backups.
They should not be used for program installations or page files.

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Carey Frisch
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|I have been told that you cannot set up a pagefile.sys file on a external
| usb or firewire hdd. and tests to maxtor or western digital 120 gb hdd usb
| 2 units prove that. however a iomega 120gb usb2 /firewire hdd will set up a
| page file. the only difference is that disk management shows the iomega a
| healthy[active] while the others are shown as healthy. the drives are
| installed by win xp pro and no manuf. software used.
| q1..what is the active drive mean?
| q2..if you right click a hdd an option is to make the drive active. what
| are the pro/con's of active drive. second, if make active can you revert to
| unactive status?
|
|
| ---
| Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
| Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
| Version: 6.0.654 / Virus Database: 419 - Release Date: 4/6/2004
|
|
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