A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.

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Does changing external hdd drive will boost performance boost on xubuntu (virtualbox)?

Now I'm using Toshiba external drive (USB 2.0) - http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portable-External-Drive-HDDR250E03X/sim/B0013FSKSA/2 I'm wonder if changing this drive to something new, USB 3.0 (maybe ...
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Is write caching good for HDDs' life?

I have a removable HDD for which Windows disabled write-caching by default, but on occasions I write a lot of data to that HDD and I was wondering, would enabling the caching temporarily improve the ...
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Unable to remove write protection from my SD card in windows 7

My SD card is showing: The disk is write protected So I open Diskpart through the command line in Windows 7 and follow these steps: To check my disk name I type: list disk Now I select ...
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How to password-protect an external hard drive or an external USB drive [on hold]

I've got: 1 external 120GB USB hard drive (TrekStor DataStation pocket capa) 2 16GB external USB drives (EMTEC) 2 32GB or 64BG external USB devices (SanDisk, one is USN 2.0 and the other USB 3.0, I ...
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same capacity external HDD,but different price

i am going to buy 1TB external HDD manufactured by western digital.I have found two of them in the shop's website.Both of them have 1TB capacity,but one is almost 13-14$ more than the other.Models ...
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USB 3.0 not going past the speed of USB 2.0

I have a WD My Passport Ultra, which I know can reach 100MB/s easily while connected to USB 3.0 port, but I'm getting 40MB/s on 3.0 and 2.0 ports. What may be the problem? I run Fedora 18 (32 bit (on ...
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External HDD being detected on Smart TV but not on PC

I've 1TB external HDD. When i connect it to my smart TV it gets connected normally. I can view movie songs etc but at the same time when i connect it to my pc it does not. It is not being detected on ...
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External WD 2.5" 1TB USB 3.0 VS Internal Seagate 1TB Sata? [on hold]

I am planning on to buy external storage for my DELL N4001 Laptop. Following are the configurations: Windows 7 640GB HD 6GB RAM I stumbled upon following two options but don’t know which one ...
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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NTFS drive not working

I copied some files from another computer to my western digital external hard drive and then after I connected it to my PC Windows can't recognize my NTFS drive. A few month ago I changed partions to ...
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'User' folder not opening on external hard drive due to security reasons [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I moved my internal hard drive to an external one and installed a new drive in my laptop. After connecting the external drive to the laptop, it opens the ...
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External Western Digital hard drive read really slow

I convert my internal WD Scorpio Blue 250GB from my old laptop to external hard drive. I already format it writing speed really good about 30MB/s but read really slow about 300KB/s and I’m using USB ...
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Recover files without formatting from data on a seemingly corrupted Seagate Wireless Plus.

I have a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB hard disk. Last week, when I was copying videos from my DVD collection to the hard disc, the DVD drive somehow stopped working. Now I cannot access my hard disc ...
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Universal Hard Drive Format (NT Kernels/OSX/Linux -any other OS including gaming consoles) [duplicate]

As the tile says, I would like to know if there is a way I can have my new hard drive (2TB) formatted so it can have files greater than 4 GB and work on my Windows machine, Linux and OSX (gaming ...
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Problems with using an external USB harddrive on android [closed]

I have an external USB harddrive, a 1Tb WD Passport (red), and decided to reformat it for use with both my windows PC and my android tablet. There have been some problems along the way that i've ...
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External hard drive suddenly not recognized on one computer, still works on another computer

I have an Asus G750JW running Windows 8.1. One of my external hard drives—a 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (Model: SRD0SD0, PN: 1DXAD8-500, USB 3.0)—suddenly stopped working with it. It still ...
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My external hard drive won't open properly on Windows 7 (64-bit) [closed]

I have a WD My Passport 1TB USB3.0 drive (wdbbep0010bsl) with multiple partitions. Pretty much all of my games/work are on a NTFS partition (~300GB). The rest is dived up into various unused Mac ...
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Where to put “VirtualBox VMs” folder and “iso” files for optimal performance

Just installed VirtualBox for the first time. The host is a Windows 7 OS machine with 8GB of RAM and i7 CPU. I bought an SSD drive (Samsung 840 EVO) specifically to have better performing VMs. My ...
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Problems with NTFS USB drive after waking Windows from suspend

I accidentally removed a USB hard drive from a Windows computer in sleep mode (thought it was off) and wrote files to it on another computer, running Fedora. Now, the Windows machine is having ...
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Seagate Expansion Drive problems

i was encrypting a 3.5TB Seagate Expansion Drive with diskcryptor, it didnt crash or anything and i confirmed many times the data is still there even tho the encryption is paused at 65% . Now the ...
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Seagate external hard drive is not able to mount either into ubuntu or wondows.showing Dbus Error orh.gtk

I have Seagate External Hard dusk and backup plus drive 1TB. I used to use in UBUNTU laptop and windows in VM.It was working fine.But suddenly got mount error. Please find the below exact error: ...
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Impossible to mount an external hard drive on mac after bug [duplicate]

I made a mistake by plugging my external WD hard drive with my GoPro link (they look like the same). Everything was working, and, during a file transfer, my hard drive disappeared from my MacBook Pro, ...
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What read/write speeds must an external storage have to make it worth putting a swap partition there? [closed]

This question is for my Raspberry pi A+ (256MB RAM) which is on Raspbian Linux. I have no qualms about using a flash drive and using up its read and write cycles if need be. I'm just curious on what ...
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Error while copying files to Hard disk

I am getting this error while copying my files to Western Digital 2TB external hard drive via USB. I am getting error sometimes when copy is done 30% or 60% or 90% and I am getting this frequently. ...
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Why external harddisk are cheaper than internal [closed]

If you look in any online shop you can see that usually external usb harddisk are cheaper than internal hdd with the same size. I thought they where different/older model. But online i found ...
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3TB external suddenly becomes 746GB unallocated [duplicate]

I have an external drive my main drive is a 1TB slave is a 3TB which I used the GPT to get it there my USB drives are in a dual enclosure one being a 1TB the new one I just purchased only shows 746 ...
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How to estimate the time needed for transferring files between internal and external drives?

My laptop usb port is usb 2.0. my external hard drive is usb 3.0. Wikipedia says Due to bus access constraints, the effective throughput of the High Speed signaling rate is limited to 35 MB/s or ...
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Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Explorer to copy image files from my Android mounted as media device, onto an SSD connected via a USB 2.0 drive enclosure (NTFS). While the copying goes on, the free disk space ...
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Internal SDD + External SSD (via firewire) RAID 1 and boot drive version control (like system-wide git)

I was thinking in a theoretical realm about a certain use case, and was wondering if anybody has ever experienced anything like this. If I were to set up my internal SSD and an external SSD ...
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How to bypass external hard drive permissions [duplicate]

I bought an external hard drive from a computer repairman when he could not fix the computer I brought in for repair. I have not been able to access it since bringing it home to use because access is ...
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Does moving data between memory and secondary storage device need to go through cpu registers?

In the memory/storage hierarchy: cpu register - cpu cache - main memory - secondary storage device, does copying or moving data between storages at some levels pass the storage at some higher level, ...
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Error occurs when copying files?

I have two Western Digital External Hard Disks with a capacities of 160GB and 1TB, but I am unable to copy data from the 160GD drive. The problems are: HDD automatically disconnected while copying. ...
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Recover missing files on an external hard drive

I backed up my files from the office in my external hard drive couple of days ago. The files are from a Mac. Then after I went home I checked the files and the files were there. After that I ...
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External Hard Drive with no WMI info

Had some software crash for a user because it expected TotalSectors from WMI to be present for all Win32_DiskDrive's. The powershell output for it is below. I asked the user if there was something ...
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Misleading “Couldn't mount file” message after successful mounting of removable Virtual Hard Disk that is part of Storage pool

I use two-way mirror feature of Windows 8 to regularly and transparently backup my important disks on USB drive. Size of my USB drive is much higher than size of disk to backup, so allocating whole ...
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What are the implications of plugging a USB 2.0 hub into a USB 3.0 hub [closed]

I have a notebook that when im at home i use for work with a keyboard/mouse, a monitor (the monitor is HDMI) and some peripheals. Well, i already have a cheap USB 2.0 powered (5v/1A) hub with 7 ...
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Wester Digital Passport External Hardisk failure

I dropped my WD passport from a height of about 3 feet on a solid surface. I connected the harddisk to my Lapotop running windows 8.1. The LED on the haddisk is blinking. I can feel the hard disk ...
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How do i recover data without reformatting drive after USB to SATA conversion?

My External USB Hard Drive became unusable. Removed the enclosure and connected via SATA. Windows is failing to recognize without formatting. What are my options to recover drive without losing data? ...
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Cannot get RAID working with Mac Mini after adding drive

I had a working RAID array with 3 2TB drive in an external Startech.com SATA enclosure that was set to RAID5 I wanted to add another 2TB drive, so I added the drive but according to the manual, I ...
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External hard drive returns a “The semaphore timeout period has expired.” error

I haven’t used my pretty much full 2TB external hard drive in a few months and wanted to grab some movies off it. But when I plug it into my laptop it either won’t show up in my computer or it shows ...
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USB 3.0 HDD is working in High-Speed mode instead of SuperSpeed

I've got Asus R500V with one USB 3.0 port. I've installed a proper driver from Acer site. I've got WD My Passport [USB 3.0 version] and I connected it to the 3.0 port. Treeview says it's working in ...
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WD Elements Bought 2 weeks ago : clicking noise on only Some devices

I bought the 1TB WD Elements USB3 external hard drive 2 weeks ago, and i have some weird issues with it when i tried on: windows 7 >> worked - Read & write linux mint 15 >> Not recognized. ...
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Sony Bravia LCD TV doesn't recognize external HDD partitions

Hy! I have a 1TB Toshiba extarnal hard drive and a Sony Bravia LCD TV (KDL32CX520BAEP) and I want to record programme from TV. I have two partitions on the external HDD(500-500GB) one for the records ...
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Duplicate last full backup from Areca

Using Areca Backup, I create full and incremental backups to a secondary drive during the week. I want to replicate the latest full backup or full + incremental to an external hard drive, which is not ...
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Understanding the wide variation in reported performance of a hard disk drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure as shown HD Tune

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure, and I installed an old HDD from my desktop into it. Naturally I’d like to see how it will perform, so I have HD Tune running a benchmark. However the graph ...
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Can't read iomega Ego external Hard Drive Drive - detected in Disk Management, but assigning a drive letter is grayed out

I have a problem with my iOmega Ego external Hard Drive. I can connect it to my laptop (Windows 8 & 7 & Mac have been tried out) and it is always shown in Disk Utlity/Disk Management (see ...
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Externel WD 1TB harddrive not working only on windows but working perfectly on Linux distros.

WINDOWS (7) I've 1 TB WD external hard-disk which recently started giving an error "I/O Error Occurred" and became inaccessible with in a minute after plug in. Later, tried all (freely available ...
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Seagate 2TB external hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

I have a Seagate 2TB external hard drive connected to my machine but this does not show up in Disk Management once I'm in Windows. I have tried this on both my desktop machine and my laptop. Any ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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(Ubuntu) External hard drive is read only. How to change it? [duplicate]

So I'm trying to save everything from an internal hard drive by moving all its files to an external hard drive. My SSD boot drive with windows on it died and the other hard drive has all my files on ...