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Samsung drives not detected through adapter

I've got a strange case that I just can't wrap my head around. I had 4 internal HDDs in my pc, 1 Seagate, 1 Toshiba and 2 Samsungs. I wanted to start using these drives as externals (to use with a ...
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SATA to USB 3.5'' hard drive using only usb power

I have purchased a SATA to USB 3.0 with two USB cables and it works great with 2.5'' hard drives. But apparently 3.5'' drives require not only 5 volts but also 12 volts. Nowadays there are a lot of ...
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Remove HD from laptop to transfer data from it with usb cable

I have a laptop and a desktop computer, both run on Windows 7 Ultimate, they are in good case, not dead. I would to copy data from laptop to desktop, if I remove the hard drive from the laptop and ...
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WIndows 10, connect an external SATA drive

I'm connecting to Windows 10 a SATA drive (SSD) using the SATA-to-USB(3) cable The drive has 2 partitions Linux ext4 (200 GB) FAT32 (50 GB) Windows sees the drive fine in Disk Management. But it ...
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HDD freezing system upon connect

I have HDD-related question. I got two hard drives, one is SSD with the system, the other is 1TB West Digital Blue HDD. System is Windows 7. All of sudden there was a problem launching one ...
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HDD Sata to USB-3 with enclosure recognized but not working

I recently bought a 1To HDD from WD with an enclosure giving me a cable to connect the HDD's Sata port to a USB3 port on windows 10 computers (2 computers have been tested, the same result as follow). ...
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Maxtor 6B250S0 from iMac mount on Windows 10 USB

I'm trying to plug a Maxtor disk drive pulled out of what I assume is a G5 iMac. I'm plugging it into an "Aukey" USB adapter caddy and trying to access on Windows 10. I get a "Device not migrated" ...
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SSD I/O errors and timeouts on Raspberry Pi — but fine on Windows?

I'm using an SSD for data storage conntected with an USB-to-SATA adapter to my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. Everything was running fine for about a year, but now it looks like the SSD is failing. ...
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Use a SATA3 ssd on a USB3 external case will greatly compromising performance?

I have a mac mini late 2014, I do not want to open it not to lose the warranty. so I decided that I will use my ssd it with an external case USB3. Will there be any difference in performance / very ...
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USB3 to SATA adapter performance?

Does anyone know how well one of these adapters performs? I want to connect a SATA SSD through a USB3 port but I'm afraid that an adapter will reduce the performance significantly... Also is there a ...
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HDD in external case SATA/USB3.0: stop automatic disk switch off

I recently bought a sharkoon swift case pro USB3.0, external 3.5" HDD case/enclosure. The problem(s) is: When I reboot windows (doesnt matter which version it seems, tried both xp/7), the case shuts ...
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Extracting Files from a Virus-Filled Hard Drive

I need to restore some documents, images, music, etc. from an old hard drive, which is filled with viruses. I have a SATA-USB docking station in order to connect the old hard drive to my computer, ...
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Connect notebook HDD using USB kit

I am currently trying to connect the 2.5" SATA drive of my broken notebook to my desktop computer. I have a USB kit that has cables that seem to fit (data cable and power supply). However, on the HDD ...
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Powering 2.5" HDD via SATA but transfer data using USB?

My Mini ITX Motherboard only has 4 SATA ports, so I have ordered some USB header to USB female converters. When they arrive I will have 4 USB 2.0' s inside my case. I know that USB 2.0 will not be ...
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Run chkdsk on SATA drive attached via usb

Is it possible to run chkdsk through the usb port which a sata drive has been attached to? This drive contains the OS windows 7. But I can't get it to boot. I already tried using the repair option ...
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USB SATA adapter apparently not recognized

I purchased a new laptop and a SATA USB Adapter and tried to connect the internal disk of my old computer to my new laptop in order to save my data. My hard disk is Western Digital WD5000BEVT 500GB ...
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How to install windows on another PC's HDD using my PC? [closed]

I work on software development from a home based office but I am also the pc and mac repair go to guy of the family (and sometimes extended family) therefore I get at least one windows installation ...
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How may I mount a disk with a Apple / Mac partition table (APM) in Linux?

I've backed up some files from a old Powerbook G4 (AluBook), and I used the Mac Partion manager or whatever to first initialize the disk. It worked, originally, as one large volume, and I copied ...
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Can I connect a 3.5" HDD to a laptop using USB 2.0?

Is there any risk to either the hard drive or the laptop if I connect them together using a USB 2.0 to SATA IDE cable? Is there any risk in creating a back-up of the laptop, on the 3.5" SATA HDD with ...
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Weird HDD Slowdown Issue

I'm experiencing a strange issue with one of my SATA HDDs. Basically I have two internal HDDs that I am connecting to the PC through a SATA-to-USB adapter. I am not keeping them inside the PC since ...
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I can't detect a hard drive using a USB To 2.5 Sata adapter

I have connected a HDD that I have removed from my old PS3 which I would like to format. When I plug it into the computer via the USB to Sata lead the HDD doesn't appear in my computer but it ...
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how to properly use sata to usb cable

I bought a sata to usb cable to connect the hard drive of my desktop to my laptop and be able to burn some discs. Now my question is how to properly use it. What I'm currently doing is connect the red ...