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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OS X installation on an external HDD

I am planning to install a second OS X on an external HDD, I was wondering when I boot in external HDD will it in any ways affect my first OS X installation? Will it have the permissions to write or ...
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Optibay drive ejects after 10 minutes

I have replaced my optical drive in Macbook Pro mid 2012 with Optibay disk - Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB internal harddrive (6,4 cm (2,5 inch), 5400rpm, SATA III). I have formatted it to Mac OS ...
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Optimal way to share one external drive to multiple machines [duplicate]

I bought an external drive (WD "My Passport" 2Tb USB3.0) and am looking for the "right way" to share it between a PC and Mac. I am currently sharing a folder on the PC's HDD with my Mac over wifi ...
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Freenas - Using External HDD

My Western digital nas seems to have gone up in smoke so I was thinking of having a go with freenas and a laptop have have lying around. Just got a couple of question first. The laptop only have ...
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Windows XP doesn't recognise 2 TB Seagate external drive

I recently had to re-install Windows XP after a failure, and now my 2 TB Seagate external hard drive is not recognised in My Computer. All data is still on the drive, I just can't access it. I went ...
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Linux at USB HDD: should I install it as persistent?

I want to install Linux on external USB hard drive. Should I install it like at flash-drive, i.e. with persistent mode enabled? HDD: 1 TB, USB 3.0 but I'm likely to use it with 2.0 because my PC ...
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Is USB 3 backward compatiable? [duplicate]

If USB 3 is backwards compatible, why do they place USB 2 ports with USB 3 ports on motherboards? Also, do USB3 External drives not work with USB2 ports?
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How to format an external hard drive as UDF on a Mac

I have an external USB hard drive that I'd like to format to UDF for cross-compatibility with Windows and Macs. I tried exFAT, but for whatever reason, because of the block size (56KB) of the format, ...
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What is this external hard drive enclosure cable?

I recently found an old external hard drive enclosure that has no branding or serial numbers to look up. The only cable aside from the power cable attached to it is this. Does anyone know what type of ...
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cannot access external hard drive from a previous computer

using a new computer with windows 8 how can I access an external drive that was used as a backup for my previous computer that died. that computer had windows vista
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RAID0 Thunderbolt Drive failure risk

I'm thinking of purchasing a Thunderbolt drive to both work off of and also do some long term storage on. (The WD Velociraptor Duo, specifically.) My problem though, is that the majority of 'speedy' ...
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recover data after using dd command

Hi I have an Iomega HD for mac. I was writing a ubuntu server image to another drive but accidentally selected my 500GB Iomega with my files on it. The command I ran was: sudo dd ...
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What is the difference between “drive letter” and “volume label”

I am under the impression that "volume label" is available on linux, too whereas "drive letter" is windows specific. Where can I read that up?
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What could be the reason behind this kernel panic

My laptop boots from the Fedora,Ubuntu live cd normally.But with Centos live cd there seems to be a problem as it displays the below lines. slab error in kmem_cache_destroy():cache ...
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External hard drive broke after using on Ubuntu

I have a 2tb external harddrive which I use mainly on Windows 7. I have 2 separate hard drives in my computer, one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu. My hard drive was working fine until I tried ...
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Arch Linux on an external HDD GPT-Partitioned

I have an Alienware M14x-R1 and had an Arch Linux System installed on its 750Gb HDD, everything working fine, GPT-partitions (on BIOS, not EFI) and GRUB bootloader. Then I bought a new Corsair SSD, ...
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What is the reason behind windows 7 going very slow and Kaspersky not detecting a single virus?

I have ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. The windows 7 was working well for a few years and suddenly it started giving problem and became unbearably slow. i suspected virus and ...
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Understanding SMART results

After experiencing slow copying from an 2.5" USB hard drive, I copied off all data, except for a few files which were unreadable, and then deleted and recreate the partition, and quick formatted the ...
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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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diskutil mountDisk with password

I'm trying to mount a disk with password from the terminal, i try: diskutil mount Harddrive I Get: Unable to find disk for Harddrive This is because the disk isn't in Volumes until i entered the ...
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Western Digital 1TB external hard drive could not be read

I have a problem with my external hard drive, I was copying a huge amount of data (approx 100 gigs) from it to another hard drive, suddenly an error popped up and told me that the operation could not ...
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PGP encrypted external Toshiba drive

I encrypted my external hard drive, a 350 GB Toshiba with PGP disk encryption and i forgot the password. Question: Is it possible to use a brute force attack (considering i know part of the password), ...
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External Hard Drive does not load on boot

My external harddrive works fine except for one thing, if I put my computer to sleep or restart it, the hard drive will not load automatically and I have to unplug it, and plug it back it, for it to ...
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Unable to perform chkdsk /r on external usb drive

I ran chkdsk /f on my external USB drive, it found some errors and corrected them. Then I try to run chkdsk /r (I also tried to add /x) on it, but it stays at 0% and the drive makes noise. Any ideas?
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Installing & running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion from an external hard drive onto my Snow Leopard Macbook Pro?

I am currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on my late 2010 Macbook Pro. I am perfectly fine with running Snow Leopard at present, but I feel I may be missing out on features or indeed updates ...
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copying from one external hard drive to another transfer rate 4MB/s

I've got two external hard drives and I'm copying the contents from one to the other. Both are USB 3.0 interface. The transfer rate is around 4MB/s and I have achieved much higher transfer rates ...
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mount disk with password from applescript

I'm using a applescript to mount my harddrive. At the moment im using: do shell script "diskutil mountDisk diskutil list | grep \"Harddrive\" | grep -o 'disk[0-9]*'" Now i want to do the same but ...
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Memeo Instant Backup from external drive to local drive

I just got a Seagate GoFlex external drive and would like to do something which is the opposite of what most people do: I'd like to do periodic backups from the external drive to the local drive. The ...
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Freecom portable drive is not working with longer cable

I got a FREECOM 2.5" Mobile Drive XXS 500 gb portable hdd, but on my laptop which stands on a laptop cooler it's coming unhandy for me to plug-it in, because the cooler it's too tall, so my hdd has to ...
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Copied C drive contents to external HDD, half of the content is not there, but content size says otherwise

I copied my C drive onto an external HDD. The folder which holds this shows that it has about 20GB of data. However, when I open the folder, and check the sum of all contents, it only adds up to about ...
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Connecting a Hard Drive, Laptop-desktop What's the Difference [closed]

I was just wondering what's the difference when connecting a desktop and laptop hard drive to a computer, as I know from attempts, you connect them both internally no problem but if you were to use a ...
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Seagate external hard disk does not power down

When my computer is off, this external hard disk remains on, consuming power. It is permanently warm, and inside components are active (perhaps the fan?). I have a UPS for the system so a complete ...
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Hard Drive Caddy corrupting drives

Something very funny is going on with my External Hard drive Caddy. I am running Linux Mint 14. I had a laptop breakdown just before Christmas, removed the drive and placed it into a 2.5" SATA ...
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Share HD between laptop and Panasonic TV

I have a 1TB Western Digital USB external hard drive, which I originally wanted to use solely with my Panasonic Viera TV for recording missed programs, etc. This setup was fully functional, but I now ...
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How can I boot from an external USB HDD if it has 3 partitions, 2 of which should be bootable?

I'd like to use Clonezilla for backing up the C partitions of two separate laptops. My idea was to create two bootable FAT32 partitions on my external USB HDD (next to a main partition for other ...
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Did I bust my new hard drive? (Ultra DMA CRC Error Count)

I have a new 3TB hard drive (external | 3.5 In | SATA | NOT SSD) and was transferring from old disk to new, across a network when my system BSODed referring to a tcpip.sys fault. When I rebooted, the ...
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Any software can protect external hard drive from being browsed and copied?

Is there any windows software with media player that can protect media data on container level encryption? In other words, users who plugged this HD to a computer with any OS will not be able to copy ...
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booting into a virtual machine from a linux installed on external hard drive

I am running windows 8 and have a linux Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an external hard drive, can I install a virtual machine on windows and run the linux system installed on my external HD?
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Is an external hard drive considered a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 from an external hard drive? I have a StoreJet 25M3 (USB 3.0) external hard drive. Does Windows recognize it as a USB flash drive? I ask ...
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Copy/Cloning A Windows Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? What I have: 1 Laptop w/ vista and failing hard-drive. (only 1 drive bay) 1 Brand new ...
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Seagate External USB 3.0 HDD doesn't register when connected?

I've got a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Hard Drive that I use for backups. I previously had issues with USB ports not supplying sufficient power to the drive, but that was ...
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Accessing a Macbook Pro in Target Disk mode over Thunderbolt from Windows

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 with Thunderbolt booted into Target Disk Mode, as well as a Gigabyte motherboard model number GA-Z77X-UP4 TH running Windows 7. The MBP has two internal disks formatted ...
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Installing XP via external Hard drive

I'm having a few problems trying to install Windows XP via an external hard drive. I've formatted the hard drive to NTFS, pasted all the files from the XP CD to the Hard Drive and then tried to boot ...
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SSD Drive - external vs Internal [closed]

I have 2 computers, a faster iMac at work (i5) and an old macbook (C2DUO 2.0Ghz) at home. The macbook at home has a SSD drive in it, I upgraded it and it's performance is really great. Now I was ...
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Segate NTFS hard disk on Mountain Lion

I have Segate external hard disk which can hold upto 1 TB data. I was able to use this hard disk on my Mac laptop even after upgrading to Mountain Lion. However since last 2 weeks I am not able to ...
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Why does my USB hard drive stop reponding occasionally?

I have two Western Digital 1TB external USB 2.0 hard drives. These drives are connected to a server running Windows XP. I stream video files from both drives on this server to a variety of settop ...
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Checking files on an external drive to whole computer for duplicates

I'm looking to use an external drive for a new purpose and want to see which, if any, files on it are not already on my main pc. I've seen comparison programs that can compare folders or one drive to ...
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Powering multiple external 12v devices (HDDs and Media player)

I have two x 2TB external HDD drives with their individual 12 external power adapters and their usb outputs connected to a media player, which also has a 12 v external power adapter. What I'd like to ...
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How can I get my data off the hard drive that won't power on?

I have a Westell 160gb external that will no longer power on, how can I get my data off the hard drive? Is it possible?
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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 .