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Hello,

I have a client with SBS 2003.  We have been using the built-in backup program and backing up to external hard drives.

The existing drives will now only accomodate 1 backup instance.  I would like to purchase some new drives that have more space on them.

My question is... would a WD passport 160GB be a good drive to use for this purpose?  I like the fact that they are small and are powered throught the USB cable, but I would like to have some recommendations.

Thank you.
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Duncan

This would work fine, However you want to reformat the drive using NTFS. The current format may seem like it will work, but I've run into problems with "end of media" errors until I reformated the extern usb drive

Hope this helps
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Hello jpgoodman,

Yes, I know you have to reformat with the NTFS file system... there is a maximum file size limitation that you run into with FAT32.
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If you have a small system and the speed is reasonable any good USB 2 external drive should be fine.
for faster access, I would consider an eSATA drive.

I hope this helps !
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Thank you.
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