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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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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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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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windows 7 samsung NP530U3B

I have the same problem of you. Same computer model (SAMSUNG NP530U3B) and same hard disk (HTS545050a7e380) I put the windows 7 on the USB pen drive, with the windows program to do that. I did change ...
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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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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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What are the prerequisites for a USB device so an OS can be booted from it?

I've been reading a bit about it, and although things are more clear to me now, I'm still in the dark about some details. What determines (apart from having a newer BIOS, the one that enables you to ...
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Is it possible to convert an external hard drive into a virtual disk and if so how?

I have an old laptop hard drive that I installed into a USB hard drive case. I can't set the BIOS of my desktop to boot from a USB device (USB hard drive cases aren't recognized as boot devices, from ...
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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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106 views

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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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 ...
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Sharing External HDD through HGU WiFi router

I have a ERICSSON T077G HGU ONT router and it has a usb input. http://i.stack.imgur.com/I0Ecj.jpg I guess it is possible to plug an powered external hard drive to the router and share the drive ...
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Can't find documents when using docked hard drive

The screen on my HP Pavillion (Win8) was destroyed and I could no longer do anything on it. I bought a usb hard drive dock and put the HP Pavillion's hard drive in it. So now I am trying to access ...
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Why is moving/copying files to USB 3 so slow?

If I try to move a large amount of data, say 100GB, from my internal laptop SSD drive to my USB 3 SSD Seagate backup drive, the data rate runs very low (about 50KB/s) and it's calculated to take days. ...
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2answers
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Some USB devices (ext CD-ROM, ext HDD) won't install drivers - Windows 7 64bit

I have an external hard drive and external CD-ROM (USB devices) that work fine on other computers (specifically WinXP 32bit) and used to work on this computer (Win 7 64 bit) but do not now. The ...
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159 views

Is USB 2.0 fast enough to run Linux from it?

I have an old PC with old hard disk (IDE, parallel ATA) dying (probably). There is Windows XP installed, but it's not booting any more. During Windows load, I can hear hardware clicks (believe it ...
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1answer
72 views

USB hard disk doesn't get a drive letter automatically when connected (and vice versa)

I have a weird problem with an external 1tb USB3.0 hard drive on Windows (both 7 and 8.1, same issue). The drive used to work perfectly, but I recently had to format it. Since then the drive, tho it ...
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Hard drive is detected as USB flash drive

My external hard drive (USB 3.0) is detected as a USB flash drive in 'My Computer' and I can't access the device by using Window Explorer and from the command line. Before that happened, it installed ...
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The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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1answer
106 views

USB 3.0 ports don't recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bough a new PC. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only ONE problem. I own an Adata Nobility NH13 External HDD which is USB 3.0. When I plug it into any ...
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Truecrypt has marked my C: Drive as a “TrueCrypt Traveler Disk”

So i am no expert in TrueCrypt or encrypting (sorry) but i needed to encrypt my USB with a password and i was suggested to use TrueCrypt. So after long hours of try to find out how to add a password i ...
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55 views

Front panel usb3 not recognizing usb3 hdd

The problem is the following... My PCs front USB 3.0 ports (which are connected to the usb3.0 internal headers) do not work with my USB3.0 External HDD... If I plug it in via a USB 2.0 cable it works ...
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How can I repartition and format 'Toshiba USB 2.0 ext HDD USB device' containing CDFS partition?

[Edited 19 jan 2014] I have rephrased the question and added additional info about failed attempts. The presence of the CDFS partition is essential and has blocked all attempts so far; also this makes ...
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Can a USB hard drive work with only pins 2 and 3 connected to the host?

I want to plug a bus-powered USB disk into a tiny computer which does not have adequate power available (Raspberry Pi). I can solder a USB y-cable, which sends pins 1 and 4 to a separate 5V power ...
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1answer
46 views

Is system drive involved when transferring files between external sources?

I often transfer files from my external HDD to my USB flash drive. Sometimes I use my computer which has the OS in the SSD and sometimes the other computer with the OS in HDD. Are these file ...
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1answer
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How does a boot USB treat a deleted file?

I created a Linux LiveUSB from xubuntu. I boot into it, and understand that it’s running in RAM. My question is, let’s say I created a folder on the Xubuntu desktop (not the C: drive or an external ...
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1answer
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How to treat an internal hard drive like an external one (to only mount on request)

I want to assemble a Linux machine with an SSD Drive for the root filesystem. Another, larger internal hard disk is also attached, but will only be used few times a week/month, for backups, storing ...
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My 4TB Seagate Backup plus works externally, not internally

I just recently purchased a a 4TB Backup Plus and installed about 1.5GB worth of data. I connected it using the USB 3.0 input on my motherboard.. Works fine. .. I then decided to use the bare drive ...
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Path to USB device changes spontaneously at runtime

I am running a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (a Linux based on Debian Wheezy) as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) with an USB hard drive attached as the only USB device. The issue I am confronted with ...
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IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: However, I notice a strange situations as follows: I use the 1st set and format a hard ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 to go USB 3 vs USB 2

I have windows 8 installed to an external drive. The drive came with my laptop and is the one I exchanged with a SSD. At present it runs over USB 2.0 and is slow. Will buying a new USB 3.0 enclosure ...
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Would data transfer between USB3 drives connected to a USB3 hub be faster even if the host computer is only USB2

I know transfer to the computer will be slower but but how about just moving the data between two drives when on the same 3.0 hub? I would like to know for the hopeful speed increase on transferring ...
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Can't access USB drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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SSD Perfomance - Internal vs External?

I got a SSD for Christmas and it came with the option to have it installed internally or externally. I'm wondering if I have it setup as an external hard drive, will there be any major performance ...
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I/0 error on external hard drive (owncloud server)

I have an owncloud server setup on a raspberry pi with debian. As a mass storage I use a Intenso 500 GB USB drive which is plugged into a LogiLink USB hub because the Raspberry pi can't power the USB ...
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WinPE 5 - How can I change the USB/CDROM drive letter?

If i boot up my custom WinPE 5 x64 image from an USB stick the following drive letters are assigned: C: ==> USB Stick X: ==> RAM Disk This seems to be a problem for our SCCM 2012 staging process ...
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4answers
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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1answer
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USB Flash Drive is writeable but can't delete files

I have an external HDD, which can be powered by either using a Power Supply or the USB port itself. When I use the USB to connect directly to my computer, I can access the Filesystem, can Copy Files ...
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Seagate USB '3.0' Speeds with Ubuntu ZFS

I am currently researching zfs. I have a RAIDZ-2 system with an SSD Cache. My issue is backups, our idea is to send snapshots to a USB 3.0 Seagate external harddrive. I understand and have read the ...
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Using external (RAID) HDD for new operation system

I have a question about using a RAID HDD setup on a laptop. My laptop is very nice (intel i7 Haswell, 20 GB 1600 MHz, 3 GB dedicated GPU) but my HDD are slow (2x1TB 5400 RPM) and even worse - they ...
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Mac mini and USB3 5-bay RAID box issues

I run a entry level Mac mini (the 2012 model but bought recently) with OS X Mavericks and Server installed. I have connected a SSI 5-bay external USB3 RAID cabinet to the Mac mini with 5 750GB drives ...
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USB drive unresponsive

I have a 2TB harddrive connected via USB 3.0. This drive has been working fine for a while now. Quite often, when opening an arbitrary folder on the drive, it just freezes for about half a minute. I ...
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Reliable way to clone internal drive to external drive (Windows 8)?

What is a reliable way to clone an internal drive to an external drive from an administrator account on Windows 8. This involves several steps, some of which I know: 1) Use icacls and/or takeown to ...
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Cloning Windows 8.1 to 30 identical machines; what should I use so they will activate properly?

I have 30 client computers. These are Windows 8.1 tablet style i5 machines. They all have OEM Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a volume MBL. I want to make identical copies of the original machine, all ...
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Downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7 goes subtly wrong, only boots with assistance of bootable USB

Here's the background: I'm setting up a laptop for a new employee. It's a Samsung NP530U3CA0JSE, a 5 series Ultrabook. Employees find Win8 unusable, but unfortunately these things come preinstalled ...
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USB Stick appears as Disk

I've tried to create an bootable USB stick from a .raw file with Win32DiskImager. So far so bad, this program formatted 2 of my USB sticks as "Disk"s as seen on the captured Screenshot. If I try to ...