Questions tagged [external-hard-drive]

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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Make existing Windows installation bootable from USB3.1gen2 adapter

Background: I have an nvme-SSD with Windows 10 installed, this was my default drive in the system. Yesterday I swapped the wi-fi card in the system and with it a new nvme-SSD that contains Linux. ...
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Cannot install windows 10 pro on a hard drive with bootable media

I have a old dell tower PC with a 2TB hard drive. It is currently running windows 10 home. I want to install windows 10 pro on an external Samsung 160GB HDD. This did not work, so I disconnected the ...
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Location is not available. Drive is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable [duplicate]

My external HDD is corrupted, and getting the below error in Windows 10. I have run the chdsk with /f option. Below is the result of CHDSK, but still the drive is not accessible. I have connected to ...
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I cant see the disk I removed from an external canon harddrive CS100

I had a canon external hard drive that I could upload photos from WI-FI at home. The power supply stopped working and I now want to get the photos off the hard drive. I have removed the drive and ...
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Delete “last opened” metadata on files on external hard drive

So I messed up. I was about the upload a file to my friends external hard drive when I saw a folder called "funny party images" - I opened it. And yeah - it wasn't party pictures! It was something ...
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How to give to fdupes the permission to delete files on external usb hard drive?

Which system am I using ? Debian (GNU/Linux). What am I trying to do ? Deleting all the duplicates of files across USB external hard drives. How should I be able to achieve it ? Using a command-line ...
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If the actual size of a 1TB Hard Drive is 931GiB, would it not be possible for manufacturers to create a 1TiB Hard Drive and market it as 1TB? [duplicate]

I wanted to know more about whether there are technical issues with building a 1TiB Hard Drive (same for 1GiB, 1MiB, etc.) Do these things relate to how 8 bits fit into a byte, and how computers ...
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My PC Wrongly Assigns a Driver to my External Hard Drive

I have 11 hard drives connected to my PC. They're all Seagate's Ironwolf 8TB. I use to enclosures to connected all of these hard drives: Terramaster 5 bay (5 drives connected to it) https://www.terra-...
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USB hub often disconnects entirely when transferring data

I have a standard non-powered 4-port USB hub connected to a Surface Pro 4. I have 3 devices plugged into the hub: Transmitter for keyboard/mouse Powered 3tb HDD Powered 10tb HDD Every so often, on ...
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Effect of HDD age on disk failure

I've got an old 1TB Seagate external drive I've been using to backup a laptop for years. The disk started making a periodic noise this morning approx. every second. It's softer than I'd describe as a ...
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Can I Use External SSD with Type-C for Bootable Windows Effectively

If I install Windows 10 on a external SSD with Type-C connector like Samsung T5 1TB and use it with my laptop (which also has a Type-C connector) effectively? Can I play games on it without ...
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Is it safe to leave an external HDD plugged into USB but unplugged from power outlet?

I have an external USB 3.0 HDD that I only use for weekly backups. I usually just leave the usb cable connected to the computer and plug it into the power socket when needed, do the backup, then eject ...
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My microSD to USB adapter isn't recognized by my computer anymore. It's probably corrupt or something. How can I repair it?

My micro USB adapter is most likely broken. It's no longer recognized as even existing by either my Linux laptop or my Linux desktop, eg. the file /dev/sda does not exist. How do I repair this device, ...
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WD 2TB External hard disk is detected in disk management but not showing in windows explorer

I have WD 2tb external hard drive. It seems to be detected in disk management but does not show up in windows explorer. In disk management, right clicking on the disk partition only one option is ...
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Do SMART technologies and HDD Surface Scans do the same thing?

There are utilities that check/revive/update the bad block list by systematically reading each block of data on a hard disk and write it while other utilities rely on SMART monitoring. Are they the ...
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How can I modify a Folder's columns? Not the “Name” column, but other ones such as Year, Date Released, etc

Screenshot of my folder I need help with Okay so to be a little more detailed with my issue. I like to be EXTRA organized with my music in my external hard drive. That being said, I have a Music ...
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What partition types should I use for my external HDD? Will the choice affect the performance?

Background I have a 2TB external HDD with two partition = 1.6 TB for files+ 300GB for system image(made after ransomware attack). The 300GB partition is NTFS format with partition type primary. The ...
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Unable to delete 3TB external EFI cold storage from MAC

I have an external WD 3TB , i used it for my hackintosh before, now i just want to delete everything in there and use it for my PC desktop, however it does not let me erase the drive completely. My ...
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Format a USB disk on PURE FAT32, one partition only, on a Mac

There are other questions on SO about this, but not asking what I want. I do not want to know how to format an external FAT32 disk from terminal, because this can be done by typing this: sudo ...
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Removing “microsoft reserved” volume

When tried opening my 'Mac' format Hard-disk (WD My Passport 25E2 Media) in windows PC, the Windows could not access the file stored in the Hard-disk. By mistake "Microsoft reserved" volume has been ...
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Issues with sounds/music in Games and External hard drive won't connect

I'm not really sure what the problem is. I can go to any website and the sound will play fine. I have Discord and Steam and sounds from those apps as well as pretty much also play fine. I can put in ...
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Easystore WD 8TB drive shows up and is usable when in USB 3.0 Enclosure but won't even show up in bios when connected via SATA

I can't figure out what the h*** is going on here but I have an easystore WD 8TB HDD (WD80EMAZ) that I shucked out of its enclosure to put into my computer as an internal drive instead. It works ...
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WD My Passport 1 TB Portable SSD Size and Size one Disk big difference

On my laptop (mac) i transferred 10gb of data to this 1tb ssd. At 9gb it told me it could not transfer anymore because the disk is full? So im thinking its a fake... Put the external drive into my ...
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External Hard Drive Partiton failed and then repaired by itself?

I'm trying to figure out how this could have happened... I have an external hard drive formatted as NFTS connected to my Windows 10 PC. Yesterday morning the main partition on the drive along with it'...
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How to install Ubuntu 20.04 on external SSD without changing 18.04 install on SSD inside

I tried installing Ubuntu 20.04 on an external disk (erasing the disk and install with LVM and full-disk encryption). This worked excellently; but after removing the external disk and rebooting, my ...
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seagate 1.5tb hdd only works on newer laptops

Seagate 1.5tb hdd model no. SRD0NF1 Worked perfectly before but after plugging it into a chinese tv it refuses to read on other devices besides two newer laptops (brother's and cousin's) and reads ...
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How To Keep Data on a HDD Alive ((charged, healthy)

I'm aware that HDD write the data to disk by means of magnetic charges to a tiny spot on the platter(s) inside. I also discovered (by experience) that after a period of time, this data can get ...
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Can I power 3.5" SATA disk via a double USB adapter?

I want to recover data from a Samsung HD501LJ 3.5" SATA disk. https://www.hdsentinel.com/storageinfo_details.php?lang=en&model=SAMSUNG%20HD501LJ I have no more working desktop to connect it to. ...
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How to create bootable hdd with linux for two different PCs?

First of all I must say I have no knowledge about this topic. All I have done is follow tutorials around the internet, so pardon me for my ignorance. With that said lets go to the problem. Almost ...
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Formatting an external hard drive from HFS to NTFS/exFAT

I have a 2TB external hard drive which I formatted to HFS to store Mac backups since 2014. I also made a 200GB exFAT partition so that it would work with Windows. So currently there is 1.8GB HFS ...
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How to delete a large number of temporary files on my external hard drive?

I'm currently processing a series of large data files (150+ GB) on my home laptop (a 2015 MacBook running MacOS Catalina 10.15.3). I ran into the issue where a particular program wouldn't finish ...
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Can I Mount an external hard drive as a network drive?

is there any way to make a Mac think my external hard drive is a network drive? Basically I need a USB/Thunderbolt Drive to be recognised as a network drive on my Mac since the program (Avid Media ...
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Mounted hdd directory is not visible in the ftp client

I am running a vsftpd server in my Virtual Box Oracle Linux 8.1 pointing at location /home/ftpuser/. I have added an extra hdd with the mount point /home/ftpuser/mnthdd in my Virtual box. The issue ...
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external hard drive showing up in device manager but not in windows explorer [duplicate]

my external hard drive has been dropped from a metere hight and when i connect to laptop It is recognized as a device and showing up in device manager but not appearing in windows explorer. In disk ...
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Whats using the 16 Gig on my external USB drive?

Can't figure out what is using the 16.5 gig. This drive has never been a system drive - its an external usb hard drive. Nothing in disk cleanup of any use: I also tried everything in the More ...
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how to create a permanent shortcut on a external hard drive

example: I have a folder and the path for it is " H\folder01\subfolder " and I want to create a shortcut in " H\folder02\shaha " but the problem is that the letter is changing on different PC's so ...
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New G Drive won't open IPhoto

It presents this error message _ The operation couldn’t be completed. (PHPhotosErrorDomain error 1000.) I am trying to remove them from my hard drive to gain more space.
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USB port is enabled but files are not accessible on external drive

I have two accounts on my system, one is with admin rights and one is with restricted rights. When I login using admin account, system reads the external drive and i can browse through it but when I ...
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External Western Digital HDD not working

I've an external Western Digital HDD that suddenly decided to make problems. I have 3 computers and this is the behavior: Laptop WIN10 - formatted to exFAT and it works. PC WIN10 - is detected by ...
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Why is SeaTools passing and failing the same hard drive under two different headings?

My new hard drive, Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB, appears twice in SeaTools, once under SAS-SCSI-FC and once under USB-1394, as shown in this question. Running the Short Generic test individually ...
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Does the 5TB Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive support hardware encryption?

In SeaTools, the Drive Information feature shows: Encryption Support: Self Encrypting Drive Security Mode: Supported I cannot find any encryption-related options in the relevant Seagate software (...
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How to solve Forbidden 403 on an external HD in MAMP

I made a copy of my entire physical project from the HD on the Mac to an external HD, however when I enter the system folder I'm receiving the 403 error, inside the system folder there is a folder ...
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Hi, How to change bootable external hard drive back to normal

Hi Dears I have turned an external hard drive into a bootable drive (in order to install Windows 10). This caused the external hard drive's capacity to decrease from 1TB to 32gb. Is it possible to ...
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Set the page/swap file on an external hard disk to save space on the main system disk

My 32-bit Windows 10 machine has a reasonable processor, but limited hardware resources (only 4GB RAM and 28GB local HDD). Windows itself takes up nearly half the disk so I'm using an external 1TB USB ...
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Can't format SSD drive

I have an SSD drive I bought some time ago for using in an old Mac laptop, replacing the slow, spining disk that was inside. Eventually I bought a new laptop and wanted to use this SSD with a case as ...
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External HDD only shows on clean startup of Windows

my Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 does this weird thing: If I connect my external USB 3 hard drive to my USB 3 port and the computer is not completly turned off, the disc won't show up in Windows. ...
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What is causing the “Failed to create the hard disk storage” when creating the virtual machine?

I am installing the virtual machine on an external hard drive. Here is my error. Failed to create the hard disk storage D:\VirtualBox VMs\macOS Catalina\macOS Catalina.vmdk. Could not create ...
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Hard disk doesn't show up on Windows 10, but it shows up on Windows 7 - Symbol of deactivation

Since yesterday my hard drive doesn't show up on Windows 10, only on Windows 7. In Device Management, in correspondence of the hard drive item, there is the symbol (circle with inside a black arrow ...
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HDD's reallocated sector count is increasing slowly. Should I be concerned?

A month ago, my external hard drive reported 6 reallocated sectors, with CrystalDiskInfo advising "Caution". A week or two later, this increased to 7. Today, after a very long operation (encrypting ...
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Can someone identify what these files are procmon is showing? Trying to fix waking external drives

So ive gone through the ringer trying to stop my external drives from being up more than not. They're waking over and over if they even get a chance to spin down. TortoiseSVNCache was one culpprit. ...

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