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Need a new hard disk case for my hard disk but not sure what I should have

A long, long time ago I bought an external hard disk. It worked fine, but now I have difficulty getting the thing powered up. When it started acting up, I opened the case, and saw this: The thing ...
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What are the differences between “rugged” external HDDs and “regular” ones?

Two example models (off the top of Amazon best seller list), Western Digital Elements Portable (regular) vs Transcend 25M3 drive (rugged) True, one is enclosed in rubber casing, the other is not. ...
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Hard drive not recognized anymore, recording of noise included

Yesterday I was doing a monthly backup on a Samsung HD502IJ 500GB HD and, when it was getting to end of the backup, there was an I/O error. I tried running a fsck on the drive and it said the ...
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External Hard Disk not showing up

I have a samsung external drive 3TB. The device shows up in the device manager but it wont sow up in my list of drives in My computer. I have to remove it and plug it in about 10 times before it shows ...
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Are hard drive disks airtight?

I would like to take out an external 2.5" hard-drive (Toshiba MK2555GSXF 250GB SATA) out of its external case (Icy Box IB-AC603A-U3 Adaptor) and place it onto a laptop cooling pad (Zalman ZM-NC1000). ...
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Why is the temperature so low and airflow temperature so high on my HD?

I have had this same exact SeaGate external 1TB USB2.0 hard drive for a few years. In the past I have been using SeaGate's own diagnostic tool to check the drive for errors but it wouldn't let me see ...
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233 views

External hard drive not recognized in OS

my Hitashi external hard drive is not being recognized by any OS. On windows when i go to "disk managment" section, i have the partition as "NON INITIALISED/ NON ALLOCATED". no other operation on that ...
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479 views

Why my external drive turned in read only mode?

I have this HDD (quite new, 4 months old) which I formatted to ext3 (my router supports ext3, not ext4) and I started copying all my data from an older drive on it (1TB data). After a bit (a lot of ...
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Can storing my HDDs airtight damage them in anyway?

I have lost many electronics that I keep unused for a long time before due to the near sea (high humidity area) area that I live in. I learned this the hard way, so in order to protect hard drives ...
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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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New Hard Drive beeps once when started

I just bought a new SATA hard drive (the Samsung HN-M101MBB) and connected it to my pc via a external drive reader (the Sharkoon Quickport), when I turned the docking station power on the hard drive ...
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488 views

Hard Drive not recognised by BIOS and no visible damage on PCB

An external IDE harddrive that I have has recently stopped working quite suddenly, when tried in other computers it is not even recognised by the BIOS or by a Linux recovery disk. I assumed that the ...
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How can I calculate how many “free clusters” my 1.0 TB hard drive contains? (I am running chkdsk and it's taking forever..!)

How can I calculate the number of free clusters that exist on a freshly formateed NTFS 1.0 TB hard drive? I began running chkdsk (osn an external USB connected hard drive) about 12 hours ago and it ...
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Transcend External hard disk: continuous beeping

I have a 500GB Transcend StoreJet external HDD. The problem is it beeps for long time. When it beeps I can not access the drive. Even sometime I can, I dont see full file listing or empty folder! It ...
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Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 HDD not running

After a huge research, I'm stuck at the beggining of getting my HDD data back. Whats happening to me is that in the moment when I plug the power wire to my external 1TB SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ...
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WD Elements External HDD not showing up its drive even though its recognized?

I've got a 320GB WD Elements HDD that when plugged in shows up in device manager but it doesn't show its drive in 'MyComputer'. I've tried on several computers and still no luck. Any ideas as to what ...
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Does a Samsung G3 Station external hard drive stop working when power supply is too high? [closed]

I have a Samsung G3 Station 2TB external hard drive (link to PDF specs here). It was working perfectly when I accidentally plugged it in my notebook's power source. Now, it doesn't work even with the ...
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Assistance getting my broken hard drive to work

I had an external hard drive (Seagate) that I accidentally pulled down on my desk. Immediately after falling it started making a soft beeping noise, and my computer no longer recognized it. I ...
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665 views

External hard drive not detected, what can be done?

I had a "click of death" with my hard drive after it fell on the floor. It was neither detected nor spinning when I plugged it in. I tried to switch the PCBs since I had exactly the same PCB from ...
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Chkdsk on potentially failing external hard drive

I was recently using a virtual machine from my external drive when VMware stopped, saying a file on the drive had an issue. I may have bumped the USB cord and I think the drive dismounted then ...