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External HDD is not working on Mac notebook

I have this extenal HDD drive that connects to computer via cable with blue USB port (USB 3.0). It's working perfectly fine with my new ASUS laptop, but it's not working with an old MacBook (OS X ...
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Moving downloaded OneDrive file off Mac external drive

I've managed to download a 4.86gb file off OneDrive Cloud to a Mac. Now it won't allow me to move/copy it to an external drive. If I try any Mac file it doesn't like it either. But if I copy a file ...
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Moving/copying files off onedrive to external drive XP

Moving/copying files off onedrive to external drive XP It only gives me options to move to folders within onedrive. Not to external destinations I don't have win 8 Please help. I have 1200 photos I ...
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Difference between lsof +f and lsof | grep (external storage media)

I was trying to see which files were open on my external HDD, mounted in /var/run/media/mickael/Tora/, and I found two solutions : lsof | grep /var/run/media/mickael/Tora/ (which returns a lot of ...
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Does it make sense to buy an external SSD?

I'm going to be getting a new work laptop with a regular HDD (I don't know the specs yet). The company is not providing SSDs, so I've considered purchasing an external SSD drive. One note is that I ...
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Windows 8 to go USB 3 vs USB 2

I have windows 8 installed to an external drive. The drive came with my laptop and is the one I exchanged with a SSD. At present it runs over USB 2.0 and is slow. Will buying a new USB 3.0 enclosure ...
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Can I use a DLNA BluRay player as an external BD drive for my Windows 7 laptop?

I have a DLNA enabled Samsung BluRay player. It is connected to my home network and I am able to stream media from my Win 7 computer to the TV via the player. However, I'd like to use this player as ...
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Can a container be created directly on an USB storage device?

I have USB storage device and I want to create a realcrypt container directly in the device. I don't want to have to create it in the system first and then transfer the container to my USB device. I ...
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How to access files stored on tape drive?

Helping a friend with accessing an old backup file (circa 2000) of some ProTools sessions provided by a recording studio on DAT-style data tapes. He has the tapes, and a Seagate STD 124000N SCSI tape ...
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After Reformatting my seagte external 1TB drive it is now write protected

I have just reformatted my external Seagate 1 TB drive. It will not allow me to copy anything on to the drive. A message comes up to say I need to remove write protection. How do I do this?
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External Blu-Ray player suddenly can't read on one Win 7 system, fine on another Win 7 system

Based on the number of search hits for this, across all makes and models of burners, I'm hoping someone has a real fix. Most of the responses I see are people saying the drive is faulty, but that's ...
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Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?

I have a media center behind my TV and a DVD drive in an external enclosure (connected via USB) where I can reach it. I'd like to put a Blu-ray drive in there instead, but I'm concerned that it won't ...
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Can storing my HDDs airtight damage them in anyway?

I have lost many electronics that I keep unused for a long time before due to the near sea (high humidity area) area that I live in. I learned this the hard way, so in order to protect hard drives ...
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USB 2.0-3.0, how do you tell the difference?

I know obviously speeds would be a key factor, but is there any spot on way to tell if a device is USB 2.0 or 3.0 such as a flash drive.
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Fresh install of Windows 8 on Zenbook Prime with UEFI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot option, does that mean the machine can’t boot from USB? Asus UEFI/BIOS options - How to boot from DVD? I have purchased a new ...
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Awesome WM will not show any external devices (Arch)

Things went fine with the Arch installation. I installed nautilus once I got into the GUI, but when I plugged in my external USB, it would not show up anywhere. I come from Ubuntu where there is a ...
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How to protect files/folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut on windows

I need to share data on an external drive that will be handed over to someone else, and I would like to achieve the following: (1) protect all the files and folders from being ...
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Clicks or ticks every minute when HDD is idle

My HDD is a My passport... It's 2 weeks old. I hear this tick or click followed by another one about 8-9 secs later, and they repeat every minute almost exactly... They usually happen and the LED ...
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How do I share external hard-drives between host and guest in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.14, host is iMac OS X 10.7.3, guest is Ubuntu 12.04. I want to share folders between the two, ideally access to external hard-drives that are my storage for the Mac. Have ...
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Fedora Linux Disk Usage Analyzer falsely reports root at 100% full

I've got a box setup with Fedora 16 that I'm currently using for a small home server. I was having some issues with samba sharing when I ran the disk usage analyzer and found that while I have a ...
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Transfer Raid Drives to External Enclosure

I have 2 raid disks (a grand total of 360GB) in my laptop. I'm fast running out of space and want to install new drives. I've a pretty good idea how to do this. My question is what can I do with the ...
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Getting files out of an NTFS-formatted system disk via USB

I have replaced an old SATA disk in my laptop with an SSD. Now I want to get some files (that I thought I backed up but I didn't) from the old disk. I have an external disk enclosure that connects the ...
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Windows 7 tablet and external cd-rom

Seeing all this cool guys with their tablets, my mother decided that she also need one. But, of course, she want to do the same stuff as with her old notebook. In particular she is playing bridge with ...
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Can Lion Automount Drives When They're Connected to Time Capsule?

Is there a way to detect when external drives are connected to a Time Capsule, and mount them automatically? I have 3 external drives tied to a Time Capsule via a USB hub. Most of the time they are ...
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How to preserve diacritics when cross-mounting drives to Windows7 and Linux

A friend backed up an in accessible Windows 7 partition to a big (close to 1TB) external USB drive using KNOPIX. Unfortunately the umlauts and accents in the file names of his extensive music ...
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External DVD writer is not supported by my laptop on startup

I purchased a new external Samsung DVD writer which is not being detected on startup by my Dell Inspiron laptop. However, if I attach it to a different Dell model, a Sony laptop, and my desktop ...
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Would an external DVD drive work with an LCD TV?

I want to buy an external DVD drive, but I also want to use it to play videos on an LCD TV. Is this possible? Would the TV be able to interact with the drive over the USB port? Or is a DVD player a ...
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tool to quickly check how many sectors there are on a external Hard drive - specifically an Ipod - preferably on windows

I've got an old ipod with bad sectors that i'm trying to format with error checking. At this point of time, i'm convinced that its checked more sectors than there are, and the check has been ACTIVELY ...
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Why should I use exFAT over NTFS on removable media?

So, basically I always format my removable mass storage devices as NTFS by default, but someone told me I was better off using exFAT. Now I've been looking around google, but can't find any good ...
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How to automatically show USB camera or memory stick contents in Icewm?

I normally use a very lightweight Linux setup. No desktop like Gnome or KDE, just Icewm as the windows manager and nothing else that normal users might consider essential. Well, I do need a file ...
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External Hard Disk not showing up

I have got an external hard drive Seagate 320 Gb that I use inside a Trust 3,5' case. Device is not showing up in Computer folder, nor in Disk management. I tried to look for partition with Active ...
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Mount External Hard Drive on Ubuntu 10.04 Across Network

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on two separate machines on a network (Ubuntu machine A and B). I am running some tests with temp files for some other software, installed on Ubuntu machine A. The software ...
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Is It Fine to Use A 3.5" HD In An Enclosure as an External Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are all hard disks suitable for external enclosure? Is it fine to use a 3.5" hard drive (For example, a WD Caviar Green) inside an enclosure as an external hard drive? ...
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External CD/DVD drive on 27" iMac

I recently acquired (OK bought) a new 27" iMac and have an issue that I'm trying to get around... With where the iMac is sitting on my desk, I don't have access to the CD/DVD drive. The good news is ...