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Offline Bill

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Seagate external
« on: Nov 14, 2013, 08:27 hrs »
The good news is that the Seagate Expansion drive arrived yesterday and is recognized by W7.  The bad news is it was clearly designed for use with a notebook.  It has a proprietary USB cable that is only 18" long.  So to use it, it sits on the floor.  Too cheap to be praise worthy. 
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Re: Seagate external
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2013, 09:38 hrs »
I don't have room 'topside' for the computer.  Desk was built to allow for floor positioning.  I prefer it out of the way.  And no, the expansion drive is not really needed close at hand.
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Re: Seagate external
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2013, 10:04 hrs »
That's probably a good solution, then I can use one of the three USB ports in the back and run the extension up through the cable channel on top of the desk that was designed for wired mouse and KB; something else to order.
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Re: Seagate external
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2013, 10:10 hrs »
I found USB 3 cables on Amazon.  My USB ports and the drive are 3, not 2, making it just a little bit faster, but thanks.

Not a big deal, $5.49 for 1 meter length.
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