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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive, when I first installed it I made it compatible with both windows and mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. But for some reason it works very well with ...
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Auto backup files/folders upon a specific external HDD connection

Could you help me with this: is there a way, a program that could be set to automatically back up certain files and folders from my laptop HDD to a specific external one when it is connected to the ...
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Installing and booting Linux Deepin on external Hard drive

I have a external hard drive with 1TB of memory on it. My question is if I can install Linux Deepin on this hard drive, and then plug it into my computer and boot from the hard drive, while still ...
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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk

I have a laptop with an internal drive using btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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how to know is usb 3.0 is working properly

I am currently running windows 8.1 industry embedded pro My usb 3.0 is 30 to 40 mbps speed on usb 3.0 when i use it with my hard disk drive(seagate backup plus slim). when it should give 70 to 100 ...
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Splitting a large VM

I have a large virtualBox virtual machine 55GB approx. This is currently on my external harddrive. The problem is I am not able to copy it from my external USB hard drive into my pc. At around 75% it ...
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Windows XP SP3 Cannot delete a randomly generated folder in an external hard drive

I just plugged a Toshiba 1.5 TB External hard drive in and found a new folder that wasn't there the last time. It's titled "311700553bbab72ec1b0" with a subfolder titled "update". I am the owner, ...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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Cloud Backup for External HD [closed]

I have googled and looked at a lot of reviews for various backup services and am having a really hard time deciding on one. I would love to hear some real user input on the experiences that people ...
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Which has faster read/write speeds an external hdd raid or external single ssd

I want to move data to an external hard drive AS FAST AS POSSIBLE and I was wondering whether it would be better to have 2 HDD (7200 rpm or higher 500GB each) in an enclosure running RAID 0 or a ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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External HD not accessible. What could have gone wrong?

I have a WD My Passport 1 TB HD which I purchased around an year ago. Two days ago, I copied a few files from my laptop (running Win 8.1) to this hard disk and then ejected it safely. I gave it to a ...
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External hard drive not showing up, but both USB and drive are fine. Solved, but unclear what the issue was

To elaborate, my external hard drive suddenly stopped working after working fine for a very long time, I only noticed when I tried to play music from it and it was no longer showing as a drive on my ...
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Western Digital (WD) External Hard Drive 1 TB making loud whirring sounds, disconnecting on its own, overheating (?)?

I bought my 1 TB WD My Passport external drive 10 months ago. A few minutes ago, I heard a loud whirring sound. Louder than the usual (usual meaning the sound you hear when you put your ear on the ...
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Space requirements of softwares installed on external hard disks

If I install a software on an external hard disk does it sill uses some space of the main internal hard disk where my Windows 8.1 OS is installed? I mean if I have for example a 50 Gb SSD internal ...
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Cloned disc won't boot

I have an external hard drive (drive P=1.5TB) + two internal hard drives (drive C=2TB and drive D=1TB). All drives are 75% free. I have upgraded my D drive from Vista to WIN 7 and cleaned up the D ...
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Win 8: Folder copies to network drive, but the files in it don't copy

I can transfer files between my network drive and my Win 8 computer, but if I drag a folder from my computer to the drive, the folder is empty on the Network drive. My XP computer can do this ...
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External HDD not detected

I have Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Model: SRD00F1 which is out of warranty unfortunately. There were problems in it which I was trying to fix. From these Problems that have been trying to fix ...
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Mounting external HDD in Mac OS X from Ubuntu system

I have a 3TB HDD that is connected to my Ubuntu desktop via USB. How can I mount it (the USB HDD) as a drive on my Mac OS X machine over my network while it's still connected to the Ubuntu machine? ...
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External Enclosure; USB to IDE & SATA. Only old sata drives are recognized by Windows. Why?

I have some hard drives (IDE) from my old PC and I need the files that are on it to put onto my new PC. My new PC has a SATA drive and it's an All-in-One HP PC. I bought an External Enclosure for ...
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duplicate hdd serial number “152D20337A0C”

What is this "152D20337A0C" "serial number" about? I keep finding disks with this "special" serial number. I have 4 of them at home alone. Serial numbers should be unique.
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my computer tells me that the volume does not contain a recognized file system. And its fat32

my computer tells me that the volume does not contain a recognized file system. And its fat32 i tried to reinstall win 7 from bootable external hard drive and now i've faced this problem, i was using ...
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External hard drive not showing files in it on Windows 8.1 after a while

I am having a weird problem. The issue is that after some time my hard drive data automatically gets disappear. Even if i unplug the USB cable of external hard drive windows still showing it connected ...
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Asus I7 loptop not detect imation apollo 1 TB external HDD

I newly buy asus i7 laptop, when i try to plug my external hdd, it doesn't work. I have tried with all port but doesn't work. But that ports working properly (pen drives, external mouse work). ...
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Backup folders through portable hard drive intermediate

I have folders with large amounts of data (TB) in need of backups, and I have a collection of hard drives to store the backups in. The problem is, the computers here are not authorized to connect to ...
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Is playing a file from an external HDD considered a “write” to my (boot) SSD?

I realize my question may sound utterly stupid, but I'd rather know the answer for sure before I decide my course of action. It all started yesterday when I read that: Storing large media files on ...
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Problems copying some but not all mp3 files from external drive

When moving from my old Vista pc to my new Win 8.1 pc I am facing problems copying data. I have moved all my audio books to an NTFS formatted external usb drive and the problem is that when copying ...
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Files getting corrupt while copying to external hard drives

Hi currently I am using WD Elements 2.5 inch 2 TB External Hard Drive. When I try to copy a bunch of files (say 2-3 files of size 500 MB each) then files are getting corrupted. But if I copy same ...
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Folders added to external HD and don't have permissions to delete it

Recently I bought this HDD, and then I restored my laptop to older image of itself and I needed Microsoft .net environment 4.5, so I installed it while the external HD was attached to the laptop. ...
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External HDD gets into read only mode over and over again

I have an extarnal HDD that put itself in read only mode on a regular base. For the record I know how to solve this problem via Diskpart. I even have created a script for it! The problem is that it ...
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How do I mount a shared folder on a virtual maching running from an external hard drive?

I have installed a virtual machine running ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive (detected as F:\ on windows 7 host where virtual box manger is installed). I would like to share a directory on ...
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How to share VMFusion's vm?

I have the VM in an external drive. Some times I develop in iMac, sometimes with MBP. Every time I load it in a different machine, it asks if I'd moved or copied it. I choose copied, is that the ...
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WD Passport 1TB failure

I am not sure what has happened to the drive since i was not around but im assuming it fell on the ground. When i opened it i found the arm was in the middle of the plates so i repositioned it. Now it ...
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Can't mount my external hard drive

After a repair task with disk utility I can't mount my external hard drive on my mac. I have tried to mount it on terminal mount /dev/disk1s1 but I receive this eror mount: /dev/disk1s1: unknown ...
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External hard drive does not connect. It lights up but then, in 20 seconds, it goes dead

My external drive lights up when I plug the USB line into the pc's USB jack, but my laptop (acer) doesn't recognize it. Help? It's always worked before. I can use it on my Chromebook w/o any problems. ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting and corrupting on big files upload with seafile

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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USB 3 hard drive not mountable on Linux

I am trying to mount an external hard drive with ext2 filesystem. "dmesg" tells me: > dmesg | grep sdb [ 3.436513] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 1953525168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB) [ ...
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Slow Hard Drive

My WD Elements 1TB hard drive has suddenly became very slow, I cant copy from it or watch anything from it without it playing and pausing the whole time. It is not full there is still over 200gigs ...
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Using USB 2.0 devices on a USB 3.0 hub

I currently have a 7-way USB 2.0 hub. However, when any other device on my hub communicates with the PC (especially my external hard drive which is USB3 compatible), the external sound card stutters. ...
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WD External Hard Disk repeatedly making Clicking noise. Can I recover data? [duplicate]

My Western Digital External Hard Drive recently stopped working and started giving a clicking noise. Western Digital says that I need to send it to an authorized data recovery center for the warranty ...
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Can't access external harddrive in OSX

For some reason i can't access my external HDD anymore. It's not showing up in Finder, although i can see it in the Volumes folder and in Disk Utility app. When i access the HDD from terminal and try ...
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Folder is not copying properly from laptop to hard drive

Hi I am using WD elements 2 TB hard drive. I tried to copy folder (6gb movies) from my windows 7 laptop. It shows copy is completed but when I eject it and again connect it is showing empty ...
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Windows 7: Keyboard is not working for several seconds on loginscreen

i have this problem now for like a few months. Its not a "huge" problem, but I'd like to solve it anyway. Every time i start up my computer and want to type in my password on the Log in screen, my ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting on big files upload with seafile [duplicate]

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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My External USB Hard Drive won't show up

My External USB Hard Drive don't show up. I checked in Computer Management, Disk Management and Device Management, the partition of my Hard Disk exists I was trying to install a linux ...
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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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External hard disk not detected in windows, though working fine in Ubuntu

Device is getting listed in the disk management in the lower panel, and showing the status as following: 2048 GB unallocated 746.52 GB unallocated But the device is not listed in the my computer ...
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Create Compressed Back Up Image Mac Mavericks

I have a 3TB external drive, that for some reason is partitioned as a single Master Boot Record partition. Seagate, go figure. I'm running a 1TB Mac with 10.9.4 and about 380GB used space. My ...
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Cannot see external HDD with VSFTPD

I have a raspberry pi and configured it as a NAS. Now I followed this website to install VSFTPD and forwarded the necessary ports in order to access my raspberry pi remotely. This all works good, ...
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External HDD not detected but shows up as USB device in taskbar

I have a seagate 1 TB external portable HDD which all of a sudden stopped working one day. If I connect it, it doesn't show in my computer or Disk management, but i get a usb device icon in taskbar. ...