2tb external hd

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  1. sean_scouser

    sean_scouser Member

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    Hi i am buying the surface 3 i7 version 256gb model in October

    i have been reading this forum seeing what problems people have been having , and also seeing the great stuff the surface 3 can do

    i have one question , i will be using a wd external 2tb harddrive , has any one had any problems connecting harddrives etc

    i have seen people have problems with other things trying to connect them via the usb slot
     
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    i have the san disk 128 gb card and although i use it for media mostly i have had no dramas at all, at £60 it was a reasonable price too.
     
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    I have an 1 TB WD Elements Portable drive connected with USB 3.0. It’s an 2.5" drive without power supply. I use it as backup drive without any problems.
     
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    yeh i will be getting a 128gb sd card but i work away at sea and have a 2tb harddrive full of films and tv series etc

    i wanna be able to drag which ever series i am watching at that moment n save it to the surface so i can watch it , without having the hd plugged in
     
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    I use the WD my passport ultra 2TB on my SP3 and don't have any problems, and I think the problems SOME people are having is only a small group...
     
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    thats good that was my only concern cannot wait to get paid and go buy my surface 3 in oct will be alot better than carrying my laptop with me everytime i fly to work :)
     
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    Sean being military I do the same. A 2 1/2 drive is better but gets powered from surface.
     
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    why drag them over to the SP3? just paly it off of the portable HD...
     
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    Sean, if your Router supports it you can connect it directly to it, and access your drive on all your devices via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. You will then have your USB port free to use for other things.
     
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    well he can't do that if he's on a the boat can he? if you read his original post, he said he needed the HD for when he is on the boat...
     
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    Gee., I thought all yachts had those amenities, mine does. ;)
     
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    kundas1, I will retake my class in reading comprehension, if you enroll in a civil charm school. :)
     

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