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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. ...
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Initializing external 1TB hard disk with MBR option

I have an 1TB WD my passport hard disk(HD). I connected that HD to my laptop this morning and it didn't show in My Computer. After trying for several times, I went to disk management, and as soon as ...
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deactivate a logical drive to restore a jfs formatted drive

how to deactivate a logical drive to restore a jfs formatted drive that windows has activated without loss of data on the external drive. It was originally was formatted by a recorder in JFS format ...
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Setting up network storage

My girlfriend and I have MacBook Pros which we recently upgraded to SSD's. As a result of that, we have two spare 2.5 SATA HDDs that have no use except as network drives. I can definitely buy cheap ...
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Files disappearing from external Harddrive and Drive becoming unusable win7 / win8

this is a bit a weird thing happening to me. I have an external HArddrive which I carry around between Office and Home. At work I'm running Win7 at Home Win8. A short while ago, I hooked up my drive ...
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Moving disk with 4kB sectors from enclosure to internal SATA controller makes MBR invalid

I recently bought a 750GB WD disk for a netbook and formatted it while connected via a USB adapter. Because the adapter would disconnect when it was trying to access the ext4 journal, I connected it ...
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HDD Not Spinning Up (external 1tb buffalo ministation) - want to attempt a DIY repair

I'll try to be as specific as possible here, so am going to make a bunch of statements to give as much information as possible. I am using a MBP running OSX. I am very precious about the data on the ...
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Hard disk with two USB connectors, laptop with only one USB port on each side.

I bought an external 500GB hard drive with cable that has one end normal micro USB and the other end is split into two regular USB connectors. I have Mac Book Air, which has only one USB port on each ...
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External hard disk not showing disk Info in Windows 7 and asking for format for opening

I have a Dell external hard disk and when I plug it in it shows the disk name alone and nothing more and when tried to open it, it's asking for format. How should I recover my data before ...
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(How) Can I re-use an external USB hard drive after I DBAN it?

Does anyone have experience with letting Darik's Boot and Nuke loose on an external USB hard disk, and then setting up that disk again for normal use? I want to completely wipe my Toshiba ...
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Unable to mount a 1TB external drive on Ubuntu

When I plug my external hard drive in the USB port, it doesn't get auto mounted. So I did a sudo fdisk -l but was unable to find an entry for my external drive. Then I did a dmesg and found the ...
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Slow for Small Files, Fast Big Files

My WD Harddisk has a problem so I had to replace it. anyway, i need to recover my data. I have windows 7 Pro. I used the old harddisk in external harddisk case (through USB cable) it takes very long ...
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Will I have access to data on partitions of internal HDD if I insert it in external drive case?

I am forced to change hard drive in my notebook. I use windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit. If I insert this internal HDD into external drive case(USB) will I be able to see the content of the drive the way I see ...
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laptop does not “see” external hard drive

My HP Pavilion g series laptop is connected to an HP External Personal Media Drive (1 TB) that has been successfully used on this laptop before. It's connected, power light on, yet the computer ...
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S.M.A.R.T. issues, and whether I have a mechanical fault in my hands

I have an external TOSHIBA MK1059GSM hard disk drive. Recently, when downloading a huge torrent onto the external HDD, Vuze refused to continue downloading, complaining of bad sectors. Attempting to ...
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Crashplan Destination Unavailable

I'm using the free version of CrashPlan on Win7 to backup two computers at home. The main one has a 2TB external hard drive, which is set as a backup destination. I have another laptop, on the same ...
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External hard drive is full after running AVG PC Tuner, but WinDirStat indicates otherwise [duplicate]

I recently downloaded AVG PC Tuner, and performed a disk check on my 1 TB external drive. When it completed, it found no issues. However, my hard drive is now almost full when I had about ...
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How long does low level format of external HDD take?

I'm kind of at a situation where I'm having to do a low level format for my 1 TB WD external hard disk drive. Earlier, I tried all possible ways of formatting it but it just would not get formatted. ...
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My external Hardisk in not working

I have My passport Essential SE 1TB . the problem with my device is. The light is blinking and the harddisk is spinning but it is not shown in My computer. I am using Windows 8.1 64bit. The device is ...
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Toshiba 2TB USB External HDD disconnects during coping of files on Debian/testing

My new Toshiba 2TB USB3 external hdd is repeatedly disconnecting during transfer of files on Debian/testing running 3.14-2 Kernel. The partition I'm transferring to is NTFS as I use it for shared ...
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How to solve external hard disk doesn't detect on PC

I'm having problem with my WD Passport 1TB external hard disk. When I plug it into my laptop it's not showing in My Computer, but I can safely remove it via toolbar. I have tried with my other laptop ...
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Unable to access hard drive

I am trying to mount my external hard drive but I keep getting this error Unable to access “Backup Data” Error mounting /dev/sdb3 at /media/root/Backup Data: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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WD Elements external hard drive has just stopped working

I bought it two months ago and it has been working fine but now does not show up at all when I plug it in to my computer (apple) or my daughters (Windows). It has worked perfectly until now. When I ...
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Are loud “scratchy” hard drives always prone to failure?

I have been using the same hard drive to back up my main computer for around 4 years now. It hasn't failed yet, but has been getting increasingly louder with time. The sound isn't "typical" of normal ...
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Any way to read the dead external storage?

I have managed to gather a huge collection of dead storage disks (USB drive and external hard drives). Some of them are my own and some of them from office. They have all completely stopped responding ...
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Decision to make a NAS server

I have a 1 TB seagate external HDD with four partitions on it. Many a times my Windows 7 does not allow to me to "safely remove hardware" - I googled on solving this in the first place, only to find ...
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External HDD “forgets” partitions

I have a Samsung Story Station 2TB external HDD. It had several issues in the past, mostly regarding to the short cable that Samsung provided with it. Today, I powered on my computer and booted ...