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Need help identifying the type of cable used in my external portable hard drive

I purchased my Seagate external hard drive about 4 years ago. Recently I have started experiencing problems with the provided USB cable. So I am guessing it is time to replace it. However I am just ...
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1answer
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Will external SSD (via USB 3.0) be faster than HDD when it's running a VMWare?

I have read on this site than an external SSD will be faster than an external HDD (in my case I am using USB 3.0). It has been said that the SSD will be particularly faster when accessing many small ...
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Why is my external HDD mounting an extra SCSI storage device after BIOS flash on laptop?

I just flashed a HP Laptop BIOS to a client's laptop, stupidly, with an External HDD plugged into a USB slot on the laptop. That was dumb, I know. But I didn't realize it until it had finished. I ...
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15 views

Disk drive not recognized by laptop

I have an external USB drive. Took it apart and got the internal drive. Used it as normal on my desktop. Put it back together and tried to use it on a laptop. The laptop recognizes the drive but does ...
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1answer
35 views

2 TB hard disk extremely slow/stuck if used through a USB docking station, works perfectly with SATA or e-SATA

I have a 2 TB hard disk which I'm sure works fine. I have bought a hard disk docking station which should support disks up to 4 TB. This dock can use either USB 3.0 or e-SATA. Using the HD with e-SATA ...
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2answers
51 views

slow transfer of data from disk to disk

I'm copying about 4TB of data from one hdd to another and noticing abysmal speeds. I have two external SATA 3 hdds plugged into USB 3.0 docks and connected to USB3.0 ports on Macbook Pro. MBP was ...
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23 views

USB multi-boot bootloader key with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is to have a multiboot system(OSX and Ubuntu) on my MacBook Pro while utilizing whole disk encryption(WDE). However the tricky part that I haven't been able to solve is that I want the ENTIRE ...
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1answer
21 views

Clone USB-drive bit for bit

I have a USB-drive that is encrypted with Truecrypt. Now, I'd like to make a copy of it from time to time, so I need a method of cloning the USB. The two USB-sticks are of same size, brand, and type, ...
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19 views

Seagate ext hdd breaks USB connectivity in Windows 8 x64

A friend has a Seagate 1TB ext hdd (model: srd 00 f1). When connecting it to his Sony Vaio (VPCSB1S1E - Windows 8) it shows up in the Device Manager with a driver error. When trying to uninstall the ...
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1answer
22 views

Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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21 views

TP-Link Dual-Band Wireless WDR4300 Usb volume9 volume10

My router has an usb conneted, but after a few hours its disconnected and connected again with a new name. For example: . First its connected to volume9. - After a few hours is volume10 and then ...
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38 views

USB drive stop working while is in use

First of all i'm sorry for my english. I post here because i've searched a long time in google and i've not found anything useful. I've seen some post on this forum too but all are too old or don't ...
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51 views

How to wipe a USB flash drive without a computer

I have a USB flash drive that's become unreadable in any computer. It has a lot of confidential information on it which I need to wipe before sending it back to the manufacturer for a warranty ...
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2answers
97 views

Debian USB install cannot find hard drives

I'm attempting to install Debian wheezy onto a new server box I just built, however the auto-detection for the platter drives and SSDs (using SATA 6gbps) does not seem to pull up anything. In fact, ...
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1answer
28 views

Mouse and keyboard take long time to activate when disks are connected

When booting up Windows 7, my mouse and keyboard (USB) take a small while before they are operational, depending on the number of external hard disk drives connected to the PC during boot (also USB). ...
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0answers
30 views

Running Virtual Machines on USB 3.0 drives

There are some pretty interesting USB 3.0 drives out there in the 'stick' variety, notably from Corsair and Mushkin. I'm wondering if anyone can attest to the performance of VMs on these drives, of ...
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1answer
66 views

Will corrupted data always show up as corrupted?

I have the important data from my computer backed up on a USB flash drive. I know I probably should have backed it up to DVDs or something as well, but unfortunately, I did not. My computer was having ...
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0answers
37 views

SATA external hdd is detected as a removable drive and asks “please insert a disk”

I have external SATA hdd of Samsung 200GB. When i try to connect it to my PC, it's being recognized as a removable Disk and when I click on it, a message of "Please insert a disk to the drive" pops. ...
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0answers
55 views

Can't mount external HDD. Device listed at lsusb but doesn't appear at /dev

Device works at Windows but doesn't appear at /dev. How can I mount it? So let's go to the infos... uname -a: Linux deeptought 3.13.0-30-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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1answer
52 views

(How) can I “reactivate” a dynamic disk spanned accross two physical disks (connected via USB) from another computer?

I built a new system that has a RAID 5 array and I wish to recover files that were stored on my previous computer's spanned dynamic disk system. That system is not bootable, so I cannot start it up ...
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0answers
34 views

Attaching SCSI drive through USB

I have a number of wide, 68-pin SCSI drives for which I need to copy the data off. I have tried to use a wide-to-narrow SCSI adapter (68-pin to 50-pin) coupled with an Adaptec SCSI-to-USB adapter ...
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3answers
56 views

How to migrate user files from hard drive of dead vista system to w7?

I have the good hard drive from an otherwise dead Vista laptop ( I'm looking at you, HP Pavilion DV6700!) connected to the USB port of a good windows 7 system. To clarify, the drive from the old ...
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50 views

Enabling write cache on my unsupported flash drive

I have recently found that I can improve the performance of my computer by enabling write caching on my external USB flash drive. I have a PNY 8GB flash drive. I have done the following: Right click ...
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1answer
453 views

Connect USB hard drive to wireless router on RJ45 port? Possible?

just a quick story behind. I was trying to set up wireless networked hard drive at home. My wireless router doesn't take USB. I am considering few options. First i was considering to get something ...
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4answers
225 views

what is the fastest way to copy all data to a new larger hard drive?

I was certain this would have been covered before, but I cannot find an answer amongst all the almost-duplicates that come up; sorry if I've missed something obvious. I have a full 320gb disk inside ...
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1answer
28 views

Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage. Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM drive. The USM disk fits nicely in my NAS, but is it possible to use it as external hard ...
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1answer
24 views

Lightweight, from usb bootable operating system to connect any hard drive

hello i want to install a bootable operating system on my usb stick to connect hard drives on any other computer. first i tried freedos. its really lightweight but my problem was i wasnt able to ...
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2answers
419 views

Which external 2.5 inch usb drives contain actual SATA drives? [closed]

I know many of the modern external USB 2.5 inch drives do not contain a SATA drive inside, for instance see this YouTube video about disassembling a 2TB Western Digital My Passport drive. However ...
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128 views

Machine doesn't recognize some USB flash drives

My friend's Windows 7 x64 ultimate machine recognizes some USB flash drives but not some other ones. The types of all are USB2 and also all drivers are installed (device manager). I don't know what is ...
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1answer
102 views

Windows 8 - USB 3.0 Port works sometimes with superspeed sometimes with normal speed

With the same external hard disk, my USB 3.0 port sometimes transfers with superspeed, sometimes transfers with normal speed. For instance, when I plug in my external drive, it is 2.0 but when I ...
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0answers
19 views

Laptop harddrive sata connection seems to be broken

About a week ago, I dropped my laptop. It seemed fine at first, but crashed the next day, twice the day after, and wouldn't boot after the third crash. I replaced the hard disk drive in the laptop ...
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2answers
485 views

How to detect if a USB port is 3.0 or 2.0?

I have a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external HDD. It has USB 3.0. It flashes blue if you connect it to a USB 3.0 port. If it is a 2.0 port, the light becomes white. Yesterday, I plugged it in and the light ...
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Incorrect writing to a TrueCrypt partition on USB 3.0 HDD

Hardware: HDD: WD MyPassport 2TB (USB 3.0). Motherboard: ASUS-B85-PLUS. Software: OS: Windows 8.1. TrueCrypt 7.1a. There is an external HDD connected via USB 3.0 port. It contains a TrueCrypt ...
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1answer
66 views

How can I get a sound to play when I insert a specific USB drive in Windows 8?

So I get that Windows 8 has removed the ability to execute autorun instructions from a USB drive, so I was wondering if there was some alternative to that, where say, I could detect the drive and run ...
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1answer
42 views

Running Windows 7 through External Hard Disk via USB?

I have a laptop where even the BIOS is locked by the administrator and requires password to make changes. But I can select the device to boot from at the boot time. I have cloned a Windows 7 ...
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1answer
259 views

Using a large capacity drive in windows 8.1?

I bought a 4TB Western Digital drive, and also have an external 3TB USB 3.0 drive. I'm using that enclosure to test a bit. Using USB 3.0, I can format both drives and use them- life is good. But if ...
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30 views

Windows unable to see file system of external HDD

When I copy files from(or to) the external HDD to an internal one by USB 3.0 port, a disconnect happens and I get a Windows' message, that this HDD must be formatted. Windows can't see the file ...
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99 views

OS X: USB drive with FAT partition not mounting

I have an external USB 2.0 drive with a single FAT partition. My OS X 10.8.5 computer is not mounting it, even if the same computer originally formatted the disk and copied the files onto it. This ...
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0answers
41 views

Ubuntu freezes when I plug in external hard drive formatted as exFAT

What can be hanging up my system. I thought I went through the necessary steps to enable mounting of an exFAT-formatted hard drive: # Install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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2answers
49 views

Make a bootable usb drive a regular storage drive again in Windows?

I made a bootable linux drive using Win32 Disk Imager. The image I wrote on the usb drive was about 4-5 GB. When I stuck the drive in to re-use it as storage, the only part of the drive that is left ...
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0answers
187 views

How do I install windows 7 on samsung NP530U3B with HDD HTS545050a7e380?

I have a problem: I am trying to install windows 7 on this pc (SAMSUNG NP530U3B) and with the hard disk (HTS545050a7e380). Like in this problem: How to install Windows7 on Hitachi HTS545050a7e380 ...
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37 views

Strange hard disc install behavior with Linux

I have booted Linux mint cinnamon 64bit from usb stick - no problems very stable and works very well on my machine. I then installed to the hard disk a 1TB SATA disk suitably partitioned and ...
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0answers
62 views

Force load an external Hard disk as an Media device(MTP) in Widows 7

My office laptop has Symantec endpoint installed and it has blocked the USB point which practically makes the computer useless.. But it does load my Nexus and a friend's iPhone as a MTP device. So i ...
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0answers
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MacPro 2008 will not recognize any of the bay drives. USB, FIREWIRE AND SSD all work from mama board

My MacPro will not recognize any of the 4 bay drives. The mama board seems fine as USB, FIREWIRE, SSD & DVD drives all work. I've reseated the cable to the drives twice. I want to use the ASD ...
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Seagate Constellation ES does not recognize my USB 3.0

I recently replaced the HD in my computer with the Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA and after re-installing Windows 7 Ultimate and also all the motherboard (Gigabyte) ...
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Using a Nexus tablet to view files off an external HDD on TV

Can I use a USB hub to connect the Nexus, the HDD and the TV as well as the mains supply for the Nexus. It would go: HDD-HUB via mircro USB cable Nexus to HUB via Micro USB cable Mains to Hub via ...
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2 USB device questions

Let me start by giving sys-info: EDITED for corrections... I have a 128gig SSD drive (ATA Plextor PX-128M5 SCSI Disk) and two 1TB drives (ATA ST1000LM024 HN-M SCSI Disks) CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Do hard disk drives turn on 512e (512byte emulation of 4k sectors) as-needed depending on host controller?

I have a 4 TB hard disk that has 4k physical sector size (Advanced Format) and I attached it to two SATA host controllers (one internal and one in a USB enclosure). On the (older, about 2010) it comes ...
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457 views

Drive unable to be initialized in Windows 8.1 - “The device is not ready”

I've got a Western Digital WD10EZEX drive that arrived today. It is a replacement for another drive of the same make and model. I'm plugging it in to a Plugable Hard Drive Dock, which is connected to ...
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How to schedule USB drive to start only in specific days

I have backup drive, and I have configured backup in Acronis every Friday. But to minimize chance of infecting "backup drive" with virus (for ex. cryptolocker) I want drive enabled only on FRIDAY. Is ...