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External HD and Windows 2003 Server, suggestions?

By Rowbeast
Nov 10, 2006
  1. Hey Folks,

    I am looking for a one touch (or schedulable via software) external hard drive for backing up my development webserver. I am running windows 2003 standard edition.

    My budget tolerance is around 200 bucks.

    The reason I ask here is because all the HD's i've looked at seem to list being be compatible with every windows version EXCEPT 2003 server.

    Any ideas?

    thanks so much!
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Don't worry - any external drive that works in 2000 or XP will work in 2003.

    However, it is possible their bundled software does not work on 2003, although most things that run on XP run on 2003. Whatever utilities they provide are often of little value though, especially in a company environment.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    And by the way, www.newegg.com has some pretty low prices on storage products. You can get a lot for $200 here. :)
     
  4. Rowbeast

    Rowbeast TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Much thanks for the info Rick, thats pretty much the confirmation i was hoping for. And as to the software, i can always kick of a script to backup if their consumer software wont work on 2003.

    appreciate the info!
     
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