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    Can I add an external USB hard drive with folders already installed on it or will it have to be a freshly formatted one?
    Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:39 AM

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  • If you're asking whether you can add a drive with data on it to the storage pool, and have WHS share that data out for you, the answer is no. For your external drive, you would want to connect it to any PC on your network, then copy the files to your server's shares. Then you can connect it to the server and add it to the pool.

    If you're asking if it matters if the drive has been used when you go to add it to the storage pool, then no again. WHS will format the drive as part of the process of adding it to the storage pool.
    Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:24 AM
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