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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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1answer
32 views

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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32 views

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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2answers
147 views

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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28 views

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 ...
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1answer
99 views

Windows cannot access my external harddisk partition not responding

I'm currently having problem with my External HDD Partitions OS : Windows 8 64 bit. I plugged in my laptop USB port and my laptop recognized the HDD and this is what I sees in "My Computer" So ...
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77 views

Cloning a drive with DriveImage XML renders the clone unbootable

I have a computer that I would like to completely transfer to new (better) hardware. I have an external hard drive, and I am attempting to clone the entire C: drive to it, making it bootable. The ...
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3answers
190 views

TrueCrypt Failing to Decrypt External Hard Drive after changing Enclosures

I have a 4TB external hard drive that was previously encrypted using TrueCrypt. The power source on the hard drive enclosure failed, so I had to switch the hard drive itself into a new enclosure. I ...
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2answers
185 views

HDD Bad sectors Regeneration

I've been trying for few days to figure this out and eventually I need some help. All suggestion gathered by the software are like 'get new hard drive'. My 2nd HDD got some troubles runing normaly and ...
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0answers
101 views

WD My Book Essentials- Can only copy files from command prompt very slow

I have an External WD My Book Essential 3tb that I was running a windows check disk with both options checked (fix file system errors, attempt recovery of bad sectors) during the process the check ...
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0answers
215 views

Toshiba external hdd shows no media in disk management

I have a Toshiba 2tb external hdd which was not showing in explorer(windows 7). then i opened disk management, there it showed the volume size and all. first I tried assigning a letter but nothing new ...
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54 views

No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
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1answer
23 views

do I need to partition new external drive before writing disk image?

I am having trouble rescueing data from potentially dying hard drive (laptop Windows 7, not booting) previous attempts have resulted in the copied files substantially exceeding their original file ...
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1answer
66 views

Install Ubuntu on hard disk externally

I want to install ubuntu on my other laptop.The Laptop wont allow me to boot from CD and i cant change the boot order. I dont have access to BIOS Settings (I am locked out of BIOS). I have an external ...
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1answer
211 views

format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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2answers
48 views

Windows 7 deleting files off external HDD

I have a 500GB external partitioned into two separate halves. One is for storing things like important documents and other things I don't feel safe having on my internal HDD. The other is formatted ...
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2answers
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How to Format External 3TB Hard Drive as ext4 via Command Line (CLI)?

I know there are several similar questions out there, but many of the answers are terrible. I guess fdisk can NOT support drives larger than 2TB? The interactive menu changed on me so I don't know ...
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0answers
66 views

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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3answers
54 views

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
1k 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
2k 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
71 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
31 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
42 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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0answers
155 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
444 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
1k 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
345 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
19 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
293 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
186 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
92 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
1k 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
437 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
31 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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316 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
3k 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
260 views

How to boot from an external hard drive

I have an old Compaq computer (5 years old), which came with Windows Vista. I made the recovery disks for the Operating System. A few days ago I took the hard drive out of the computer to use it as a ...
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2answers
917 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
661 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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322 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
42 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
258 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
100 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
2k 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
143 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
211 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
588 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
195 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 ...