exteral drive

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  1. L

    Question External hard drive warranty

    Hi, I am looking to buy an external hard drive and I have seen that between the external hard drives that fit my needs almost all have 2 years of warranty and one has 3 years. If it has 3 years of warranty, does that mean it is less reliable? Thanks in advance! Best regards, Leo
  2. Entropy9901

    Question Brand new hard disk can't initialize on my PC but can on my sister's PC ?

    Hi good day to anyone reading this, My problem is that I bought yesterday a 1 tb seagate barracuda external hard drive the drive is detected in the bios but giving me "The Request Failed due to a fatal device hardware error" when I try to initialize the disk in Disk Management. Things I've tried...
  3. D

    Question All hope lost for this external hard drive?

    Hello, I was having issues with an external HDD and was trying to recover files. It was running normally and providing a drive letter despite being unable to see the files normally. But a few hours later it disappeared, and when I tried plugging it in again is beeped a few times, didn't sound...
  4. B

    Question Using applications on external ssd after windows restore

    I am currently having an issue with what seems to be a corrupt windows os. I want to either completely rreinstall windows or do a factory reset however I have all of my games and applications installed onto a 1tb external ssd. If I plug the USB ssd out and then do the factory reset, will I be...
  5. Didou21

    Question toshiba usb3 hdd does not work with my motherboard

    i search a lot in the internet and tried many things but nothing worked for me, My 1tb toshiba hdd is not working in my pc only ,i tried with windows 7,8,10 but get the same result in disk manager it said "Disk is not ready" when trying to initialize it. it works with other PC an even with my...
  6. Wheel in the Sky

    [SOLVED] Will an "Oculus Link" cable function as a normal USB cable for other devices? Having issues...

    I bought a "Newpow Oculus Link Cable 13ft, High-Speed Data Transfer and Fast Charging, USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps, USB A to C" from Amazon because I wanted a USB 3.1 Gen 2 cable that was type A-to-C, and this one was a good price ($13.99) and plenty of length (13ft). I assume them calling it "USB...
  7. Finket

    [SOLVED] Should you do this?

    I’m getting a new computer soon here the computer I have now has a Seagate external hard drive with picture and other things, when I get this new compute is it better to plug it in and then turn my new pc on for the first time, or should I turn on my new pc do the introduction for windows and...
  8. F

    Question I/O device error on brand new hard drive

    I got a brand new external hard drive today. After trying to copy my pc's hard drive to the ext. hard drive, it got around 20% complete, successfully copying many files, but then got stuck with an error. Now, whenever I try to copy any files from the pc's hard drive to the ext. hard drive, it...
  9. B

    [SOLVED] 6TB external hard drive keeps getting unallocated

    I recently bought a WD Black 6TB Performance Internal Hard Drive: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0792GSD6N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 And it keeps getting unallocated when I turn the external HDD hub on or off (although sometimes it doesn't get unallocated), so it no...
  10. Jeff_120

    [SOLVED] PNY Elite external SSD, enough or not?

    Hello I am tempted by the PNY external SSD 960gb Elite model (not the Pro) to use it with my TV 4k, will this solution be enough to view 4k videos (taken with my smartphone and Fuji X-T3 with high mb/s) or it's better to choose an entry level SATA internal SSD + enclosure to USB, or go even...
  11. K

    Question I/O Device error intermittantantly on External Drives

    I Dell XPS 15 l502x laptop running windows 10. I use external hard drives a lot as I am a photographer and have a lot of photos. I have an intermittent problem whereby the hard drives randomly disconnect, by which I mean after a while when I try to access them windows explorer loads for ages...
  12. Direcub10

    [SOLVED] How to wipe a drive with a cyclice redundency check error

    Im trying to wipe a corrupted external hard drive but i cant seem to find any way to do it since every google search is more about recovery the data. I don' t particularity care about the data on the drive i mainly use it so i can move my steam library from pc to pc. anytime i try to use chkdsk...
  13. IntelTurtleFan

    Question Slowing external drive

    I got an external HDD and at first it writes decently at 100Mbps and it did so for much of the file transfer; but then it begins to slow down and the drop in performance is very sudden it goes down to the 10s of Kbps or lower and rarely bumps back up to the 5-10 Mbps (when it does its usually...
  14. XGamer_BiH

    [SOLVED] 2.5" HDD to USB adapter issue/question

    Hello folks, So I've got myself a Logilink UA0041B 2.5" HDD to USB 2.0 adaptor. Everything works fine besides that sometimes the drive doesn't want to spin up, it just "beeps" and clicks (Hitachi HDD with perfect health, works fine over standard SATA), and sometimes it works fine. It confuses me...
  15. P

    Question Extrernal hard drive runs only on 2.0 USB when it should be 3.0

    Hi, i noticed that my external hdd, WD my book, 8TB, has writing speed only 20-40 mbs, which I think is USB2.0 speed. All the links bellow are screenshots. I have asus b350-plus motherboard with ryzen 1700 processor. In Windows Bluetooth & other devices, under the harddisk i have written...
  16. S

    Question Looking for a good enclosure for my external drive.

    I'm looking for a good hard drive enclosure for my Toshibia external drive. I want to take it out of the enclosure and put it in one with a fan, so that the drive will no longer get to 46c while idle. All enclosures I've seen have mixed reviews, so I have no clue which one to get. The drive runs...
  17. W

    Question Toshiba 2tb external hdd Dead

    Hello! I have a Toshiba DTP220 hard drive that has stopped working. There are no lights or sounds when you plug it in. I have tried 4 cables, 3 computers/ laptops, and the Eases software doesn’t work as the laptop doesn’t detect the drive. I have gone to device manager and turned off auto power...
  18. NakosKotsanis

    Question Why my external Drive appeared as Local Disk?

    I have an external disk drive (MaxTor 1TB). For some reason it changed from USB Drive to Local Disk. Local Disk Image Now i cant use a Label Name (like MyDrive). I try to change the drive Letter and still nothing happen. Also the Autorun.inf that is located by default at a sub-folder of the...
  19. B

    Is possible to have two gtx760 with a cx600 power supply?

    So I ran out of pcie cables with my psu cx600. The gpu came with some adaptors however they don't seem to be working. What do I do? I just build my pc about 2 weeks ago so the psu is still pretty new. Is it virtually useless now because of the second gpu?