External Drive

Forum discussion tagged with External Drive.
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    Question Windows can't access Toshiba external hard drive

    So recently I moved from one state to another and after I set up my PC and tried to look at some files I needed from my Toshiba external 3.0 external drive but I can't access this disk. In windows explorer my drive only shows up if I view hidden items. If I double click on it, it tells me to...
  2. Kne2

    Question Windows 10 corrupted

    I used a portable hdd with windows installed on a computer that had another windows installation in its internal drive, it worked fine until we finished and switched the pc back to normal, when we booted it stayed black with just the cursor showing for a long time until we force shut it down...
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    [SOLVED] I have bad sectors on my HDD can i use it as an external storage device ?

    I am currently using a Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB internal hard disk drive. In Crystal Disk Info it shows health status as caution and a yellow mark on Reallocated sectors count. Upon researching on internet i figured out that my HDD has some bad sectors and soon it will die. So now i have...
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    Question External storage for Macbook Pro

    I have a Macbook Pro 2019 and want to have an external storage for it. I will be using it for storage and copying files back and forth from it to the macbook. Is the Samsung T5 1TB enough for my use case or should I buy a Thunderbolt 3 M.2 SSD enclosure and pair it with a 970 EVO PLUS 1TB?
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    [SOLVED] Can Steam games work on an external drive?

    Hello there, sorry if this is a nooby question, but I want to see if it's possible to install some games on Steam on an external drive since I don't want them eating space on my main disk? And if so, would it be possible to play them on other computers with steam logged on to the same account...
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    Question WD Passport can’t get mounted

    I have a 2 month old WD Passport 4TB. On it is a NTFS partition or at least was. Since yesterday I’m unable to do anything with the hard drive. I was copying many files via rsync on it and suddenly it stopped. I wasn’t able to unmount so I pulled the plug eventually. I’ve tried running Data...
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    Question Question about Seagate external hard drive warranty

    I have a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB external drive that recently stopped working. A lot of solutions online suggest that it could be a problem with the USB controller. I want to take it out of the enclosure and connect it via SATA to my PC. But, the drive is still under the warranty period. I tried...
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    Question Windows 10 Recovery mode, system image on a usb wont work, apparently I need to burn a system image on a CD but I do not have a disk burner

    I am trying to reinstall windows from a system image in windows recovery mode (my laptop is incapable of starting up and getting out of recovery mode, due to some core files being corrupted) and I created a system image of windows 10 on an external NTFS formatted drive, which should work...
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    [SOLVED] Editing Files On External Hard Drive

    Hello I have a question before buying an External USB Hard Drive, that editing a file (i.e Document, Image etc) directly from USB connected External Hard Drive does creates any error or corrupt files.
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    [SOLVED] Can ANY external hard drive be formatted w/ exFAT?

    I need to buy an external hard drive for my college course, and I need to be able to use it with my personal Windows machine and the Macs at college. I was told I should format it with exFAT but I'm not sure if the drive I buy will support this. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Question CAn the Internal drive from the WD elements work on another external enclosure with no problem after I used WDformatter to make it xp compatible?

    Ok so i've read that the WD mybook has onboard chip hardware encryption, which means that if you take out the HD and put it into another enclosure, you won't be able to read the disk. However, The WD elements/easystore don't have this, which means you should be able to shuc the drive and put it...
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    [SOLVED] Will Raspberry Pi 4 Allow for booting OS from USB 3.0 SSD drive?

    Will one be able to boot an OS with the new Raspberry Pi4 from the USB 3.0 port using a SSD External Drive? Is Micro SD card required to boot. Thanks in advance! I do have SSD on my older Pi3 B+, this is supposed to be able to boot from the USB 2.0, I have never been able to get it to boot...
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    Question WD1200B015 Not initialized Not mounted

    Hello, I am trying to get data off of a Western Digital WD1200B015 (120GB) (2005) external drive. Not trying to fix drive for continued use, only to save data (most likely many jpg photos). The drive does not mount (windows 10), but does spin up and sounds normal. Drive does show up in disk...
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    [SOLVED] External SSD Drive for Booting Windows 10 Pro

    I have two computers: A laptop and custom built desktop. I can't link my laptop or Desktop specs (via link) apparently. So I'll just say that I bought it on Amazon. It's title is: CUK ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Ultra Slim Gamer Notebook (Intel i7-8750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GTX...
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    Question New Maxtor external drive video stutter

    I had WD Passport which I replaced with a brand new Maxtor 4TB. On WD I could watch video straight from the disk unlike Maxtor which has constant split-second freezes, say every 15sec. If I copy the video to either of my local disks, ssd or hdd, it plays smoothly. Any help would be greatly...
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    Using SSD and external hard drive question?

    I wanted to add an ssd to my laptop but it only has room for a 2.5 inch ssd and is 1TB 2.5 inch hdd. I can't afford a 1TB SSD though I do max out my storage all the time as I do lots of recording and video editing etc. I have USB type C on my laptop so I was thinking of getting a 500gb ssd for...
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    Question Why does my Intel SSD inside M2X enclosure keeps reconnecting on my laptop?

    More info: Drive: Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive Enclosure: MyDigitalSSD M2X Portable USB 3.1 Gen 2 M.2 PCI Express SSD External Enclosure Adapter Laptop: Huawei KPL-W00 Note: I tried changing power settings. I tried to change usb adapter...
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    Question Will I ever be able to retrieve this data completely ?

    Hey. Recently I asked my brother his external 3Tb hard drive because I needed to make a save of some of my files to reinstall Windows 10. But here comes the part when I messed up like a fkin idiot: so I also asked him for a USB key in FAT32 to put Windows on it, the thing is, after 3attempts, it...
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    Question Are there any raid 0 external m.2 nvme with thunderbolt 3?

    I would like to max out thunderbolt 3 5GB/s speed. 2 raid 0 ssd m.2 nvme should do it. Are there any enclosures that would do it for me? Only solutions with thunderbolt 3 i see, have 1 ssd slot, and speed maxes out at 3 GB/s.
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    Question Can I reuse a cpu?

    So Im going to build pc soon and I have a prebuilt pc that has an i7 and I would like to reuse it because Im going to play games that are very demanding and a new i7 would be expensive so would I be able to reuse the i7?