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External HDD I/O Error, disappearance problems

I have a problem with my HDD Toshiba Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 2.0 TB. I recently bought it with a damaged IcyBox where it came from. I attempted to boot it but it's not working. I tried many ways to ...
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Is it okay If I do partition on my external Hard disk?

I have 1Tb hard disk NTFS file system 5400 rpm.If i choose to partition my hard disk, Is it going to decrease my hard disk performance?how? I have partitioned my hard disk into 3 parts(250,250,430) ...
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1answer
87 views

How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format?

I own a WD Elements 3TB external hard drive (WDBAAU0030HBK-01) which I disassembled and converted into an internal SATA drive. When I did that I partitioned the drive after installing it in my ...
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1answer
116 views

WD MyBook Essentials HDD shows up as “unallocated” when connected as an internal drive

Having decided that I no longer needed my 1TB WD MyBook external harddrive to be portable, I disassembled it and connected it as an internal drive on my Windows 7 PC. However, it did not show up in ...
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1answer
44 views

unable to view the contents or rename a partition

On 2TB HDD, I had about 500GB unallocated space which was not available on PC. Recently, I connected this HDD through the router USB port as external drive and the partition became available. I ...
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1answer
28 views

Lose external space on external HD

I accidentally restored windows image into one drive of my external hard disk using Ghost 1.5 CD. Now that one drive of my external hdd is full, all of the window files and the free space size and ...
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2answers
25 views

Mirroring In External Hard Drive

I've recently bought a Seagate Expansion external hard drive (STBV2000200). Searched the Internet but it's still unclear to me how it actually works. Does it have two internal 1TB drives ? ...
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53 views

compartmentalization of external hard drive

I am told that it is good to compartmentalize your hard drives. Recently I have bought Seagate backup plus 1 TB external hard drive. I am not aware of the process of compartmentalization. So if any ...
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1answer
105 views

Hard disk used space wrong

I'm having an issue here that, so it seems, many users have had. My used disk space on an internal disk is off. And not just by a few GB. It's an external Western Digital backup drive. I use it for ...
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5answers
193 views

Will a higher hard drive size affect performance

My laptop came with a 500 GB hard drive. I use my laptop for storing my digital photographs, and only have about 14 GB of file storage left on the original hard drive. I have a 750 GB external hard ...
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3answers
243 views

1Tb disk formatted on Linux won't mount on windows nor mac

I have an external HD (western digital) with 1Tb. I use Linux but I wanted to reserve a cross platform partition on the disk. I decided to create two partitions and used the "disks" application to do ...
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0answers
17 views

how to format a 500gb external hard drive to fat32 using windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB ...
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1answer
194 views

Testdisk not finding any errors, but still hard-drive is not working

After reading last night around 3 hours of articles and tutorials on the internet, and not finding anything, I thought it's time to post here. I have an external drive of 500 GB where I have a LOT of ...
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0answers
136 views

WD External HDD in exFAT NOT able to convert into NTFS

I'll just keep it short my WD 1 TB external HDD got corrupted for whatever reason into RAW drive and after days of research and wait (2 weeks+), I was successful in recovering all the data on it, yes ...
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1answer
61 views

Could I have destroyed Partitioning-Scheme/Filesystem of HDDs with External Harddrive Case with builtin Raid-Controller?

I had just recently bought a Fantec QB-35US3R to have a nice box on my desk to make some backups to. Along with the HDD-Bay I had ordered some 4TB HDDs to let them run in Raid 5, which is handled by ...
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2answers
773 views

Removing EFI partitioning from 3 TB hard drive to restore a default

I just got my WD 3 TB hard drive. I put it in an external dual disk duplicator (max USB3) and partitioned and formatted it GUID with partitions of 2.2 TB and 800 GB. The larger partition was for Time ...
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1answer
26 views

How to read the partitions in an external hard disc which is used to create a recovery folder

I have 500 gb external HDD, recently I have been trying to create a recovery disc for my laptop. hence I chose one of the partitions (it has 4 partitions) in my external hdd to create one. it so ...
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1answer
292 views

External Hard Drive Partition now “unallocated” space

I created a 32GB partition on my 1TB Western Digital External HDD. The partition was created without a problem. Both the 32GB partition and the remaining partition were fully functional. I then ...
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1answer
25 views

External Drive Data is not available on other OS other than Ubuntu

I have 1 TB HDD . It was working well both in Ubuntu and windows , But three days go I can see my data and folders in Ubuntu only . But when I insert this HDD on other system having windows it is ...
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0answers
28 views

Prep or Change HD partition size to share with TV

I have a Regza TV and an external harddrive with eSATA connection. My PC has Windows 7 on it (but I can use Linux, BSD if necessary) Here is my question: I initialized the HD after connecting it to ...
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2answers
182 views

BOOTMGR is missing

While making partition on External HDD I mistakely made the HDD as Active. I forgot to remove the active mode.So while shut down there were 3 active partitions 1. C:\ , 2.Recovery 3.external HDD. ...
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1answer
2k views

Cannot initialize 4TB external hard drive in Windows 7 64-bit using

I have a new 4TB drive, which I want to use as an external drive with my laptop (Windows 7 ultimate, 64-bit). From all that I can read, my Windows version should support it, but I can't find anything ...
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1answer
166 views

How to boot from an external hard drive

I got an old compaq computer (5 years old) which came with windows vista. I made its recovery disks. Few days ago I took its Hard drive out to use it as a portable hard drive but now I want to install ...
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2answers
619 views

Formatting and Partitioning 1TB external hard drive [duplicate]

I just bought a 1TB external hard drive from Western Digital - My Passport. I am planning to use it for couple of things; Store my music Store my videos Store my pictures Store my designs Work as a ...
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1answer
309 views

External HDD partitioning - Mac OS X

I'm a Mac OS 10.8 user and I have a 1TB USB HDD partitioned before from my Mac in 3 parts. Now, I want to add another back-up partition but I'm not able to do it : I can't do anything on the HDD, not ...
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247 views

Internal IDE HDD used as external w/ usb adapter and suddenly 2 partitions were gone

I was searching through the internet trying to solve this problem and saw an answer in this site and it looked you really now about this subject. Of all the other webs I checked, this one seemed that ...
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1answer
40 views

Partition Small part of external harddrive

I am looking to format my computer and reinstall Windows 7 - I have the Windows 7 ISO file but no USB flash drive. I do have a terabyte hard drive but I don't want to wipe the contents. Is it ...
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1answer
189 views

Why will only one partition on my external drive show up in Ubuntu?

I running an Ubuntu 10.10 server which I interact with through the command line. It has an external hard drive attached to it, which has two partitions. One of the partitions, which has about 250MB on ...
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0answers
82 views

Sharing external hard drive for backups and file exchange by Mac and PC through wi-fi

I've had problems using a BUFALLO 1T HDD for both Time Machine backups on the Mac (Intel based) and system backups on the PC (Win 7) as well as for file sharing for both of the computers via wifi ...
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2answers
1k views

Can I reformat an external hard drive to have the maximum amount space that was previously available?

I set up my external hard drive that had 1.5TB of space as a recovery drive, and afterwards it showed that I have 32GB of space. Is there any way I can get my space back?
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1answer
93 views

How to partion external HD on Ubuntu without erasing

I have an external HDD ADATA, 640GB. I want Partitioning into two parts. The OS I am using is Ubuntu .
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1answer
174 views

What makes a Partition Table valid?

QUESTION: What makes a Partition Table recognizable and valid to an operating system? (Linux specifically) ? Optional Background Info: I thought there was some sort of "signature" that defines a ...
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1answer
498 views

EFI System Partition and unallocated space?

I just got a 3 TB external hard drive (I didn't look closely enough and ended up buying one for Mac but I run Windows 7) and it came with a bunch of software I don't particularly want. I want to ...
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2answers
136 views

Why sizes are different, and what do they mean?

I have a 1 TB hard drive that consists of one NTFS partition which I use to back up my data (no operating system). The size of all the data in it is : 726 GB, size on disk: 728 GB, and the used space ...
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1answer
354 views

Windows can't see the external exFAT partition but Mac OSX Can

I have a 2TB external hard drive that was pre formatted as one giant NTFS partition. I used windows 7 disk utility to partition it into two 1TB partitions and then formatted as FAT. The formatting ...
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to set the logical sector size of a USB HDD?

I have two supposedly identical 3TB Western Digital USB HDDs. One contains nearly the full 3TB of data. I want the other to be a backup of that data. There are lots of small files, so running cp would ...
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2answers
361 views

How to partition a drive so it can be used for Windows and Mac OS X?

I want to use this 2TB hard drive with this hard drive docking station with Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Windows 7. What file system should I choose for the partition? I plan to do the initial partitioning ...
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1answer
7k views

windows 8 on external drive: how to make a volume bootable?

I want to install Windows 8 Release preview on an external drive. When I selected a partition from my external HD, it displayed Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Setup does not support ...
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1answer
839 views

how to make a bootable partition on an external hard drive? or solve my dynamic disk woes

I have a 250 gig external hard drive and I need to make a small partition on it and run Ubuntu live from it to recover files from a corrupt hard drive that Windows can no longer read. I want to make ...
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2answers
322 views

Would it better to partition my secondary drive?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro (MBP). The main drive is a Solid State Disk (SSD) with OSX. I have removed the SuperDrive and replaced it with a 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD) (this is the secondary drive). ...
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1answer
1k views

How to partition and format a new HDD when it is connected via USB 3.0 (Linux)?

I just received a new unformatted 2.5" hard disk (1 TB) and an external USB 3.0 enclosure to use with my laptop (Thinkpad). I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I access and format this HDD ...
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1answer
753 views

Partition External Hard Drive 1.5TB which is on FAT32 format into 3 partitions of 500GB each in Windows 7

I would like to partition a 1.5TB external hard drive which is in FAT32 format into 3 partitions of 500GB each.
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1answer
456 views

If I partition a drive connected via eSata will it show different partitions when connected via USB?

I have an odd problem with an external drive. I'm formatting it connected to my laptop prior to connecting it to my router. The HDD enclosure has both an eSata and USB connections. Generally, I ...
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2answers
802 views

Do I need to partition my external harddrive to use for both PC and Mac backups?

I have a Buffalo HD-CEU2 1TB external hard drive. I want to use it to back up my Mac and a Windows machine. If possible I would like to use the Time Machine software on my Mac to do this and just use ...
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2answers
2k views

Partition External Harddrive already using Time Machine?

I have a 1TB external that I've used to backup my Mac for the past year using Time Machine. Unfortunately, my hard drive is getting close to full, and I'd like to move some of the stuff off of my Mac ...
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1answer
2k views

Renaming OSX Lion partitions and mountpoints

I replaced the original hard drive within my Macbook Pro with a ssd to gain in speed. I kept my hard drive as an external hard disk mounted at /Volumes/Macintosh HD (got this name automatically, no ...
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2answers
877 views

sharing an ext3/ext4 partition on external drive

is there a way of sharing an ext3/ext4 formatted partition on an external USB drive between different users (uids) on different Linux machines without creating a group for this purpose, setting the ...
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3answers
3k views

Accessing 3TB Seagate Barracuda XT on different computer?

I have a 3000 GB Seagate Barracuda XT sata drive. It originally came in an external enclosure with a removable USB 3.0 interface as part of the Seagate GoFlex series of drives. When using this ...
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2answers
2k views

External hard drive with multiple pieces of unallocated space. How do I join them together?

I just got a 3TB external drive. When I first plugged it in, it showed up as a 2.7TB drive (as expected). Whenever I get a new external device I like to format it (and admittedly, I succeeded ...
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2answers
1k views

Partitioning strategy for a 2 TB external hard drive

I got a 2 TB Western Digital Elements hard drive, and I want to use it as a storage device to back up all my movies and songs and other Data. Does partitioning the drive have any performance ...