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Can an external hard drive be accessed just like an internal hard drive and be able to run applications?  If not is there any type of hardware that would allow me to do so.  Here is the scenario.  I have a external hard drive that I want to be able to access my Visual Basic 6 from work.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Steve
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Hi,
Thanks for the question.
An external and internal harddisk can be accessed exactly the same.
I just have a IDE cable hanging out the back of my pc.
Sensible people use proper harddisk caddies etc.
In short external / internal all is fine. Just go for it

Ian
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Link to similar question I answered last week

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_20928053.html

Cheers again
Ian
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I would suggest you to buy special USB to IDE adaptor that will make your life much easier than to connect external IDE HD to desktop.
Also in Win2K and WinXP it will work without any additional driver installation.
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