External Hard Drive

Forum discussion tagged with External Hard Drive.
  1. S

    Question Help a newbie: Upgrading from HDD to SSD for a laptop

    Hi, I'm planning to upgrade my HDD (stock HDD that comes with my laptop) with an SSD. I'm planning to get a Samsung EVO 860 for the upgrade. However, I don't have any idea if it would be the best thing to get. Though I'm still considering my budget. One of the main reasons for the upgrade is...
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    Question Computer stuck during bootup due to identical hard drive enclosures?

    I currently have an HP Compaq 6305 Pro, which I have hooked to four hard drives in external USB enclosures. Two of those drives are differently-sized (one is 2TB and the other is 1TB), but both are contained in identical Inateck USB 3.0 hard drive enclosures. As long as I'm careful to only...
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    [SOLVED] Seagate External hard drive not working

    My Seagate 2tb hard drive suddenly stopped working, the motor is working but the led is not blinking. It's not even showing any trace on disk management or in boot screen. Any help will be appreciated I don't want to lose the data. There was only 50gb left on the drive if it's related to that...
  4. Owent10

    Question External hard drive not showing up when plugged in

    Hello, I have just done a clean install of windows because I messed up my registry in an attempt to fix my external hard drive problem. Now, I have plugged my Seagate hard-drive back into my Acer Apire E15 laptop and it still isn't showing anything. The blue indicator light isn't switched on...
  5. Owent10

    Question Windows can't boot after deleting upper filter in registry

    Hello, My external hard drive wasn't showing up when I plugged it into my laptop. This is because I didn't eject it properly. So I followed some steps online to make the hard drive show up on my laptop: Step 1. Hit Start, type regedt32 and click OK. Step 2. Backup your registry by going to...
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    Question Is the Western DIgital My Passport Ultra HDD or SSD

    Is the Western Digital Hard Drive with the Product Number wdbzfp0010bbk-01 SSD or HDD ? I have looked, and looked and can't determine if it is HDD or SSD . I would like to know if it is HDD or SSd
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    [SOLVED] Know if external hard drive dead?

    I'm an assistant editor and today one of our 10 TB G-Drives stopped working. Light turns on but disk does not spin, not readable by computers. I happened to have an OWC bare drive dock in the office, so I disassembled the G-drive and mounted it in the dock via SATA. As soon as I connected the...
  8. editor1

    Question external HDD undun file movement, copying and creation's

    Hi So my day started off with getting the 0x80070570 error. I could not move it but I could copy it. So I tried scanning with 2 different malware scanners, property's/tools Error checking, optimizer def-rag, CMD; chkdsk /f X :, sfc/scannow , DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth , and /Online...
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    [SOLVED] Can you use an external HDD instead of a thumb drive to install Windows 10?

    Unfortunately I don't have a thumb drive large enough to install Windows 10 on my new PC, so Iv'e been wondering if you can use an external HDD instead? Would be much better than buying a new thumb drive.
  10. J_akoury

    [SOLVED] WD My Passport Ultra Stopped Working

    Hey Everyone! This is my first post on the forum and I really need your help! I was arranging and moving files from, to and within my WD external hard drive and at some point I attempted adjusting its partitions. The operation was interrupted halfway through and I think this messed up the...
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    [SOLVED] PC won't detect my external SSD. Could it because I installed a new motherboard?

    I just upgraded my motherboard to an MSI B450 Tomahawk and ever since then, my PC has been unable to detect my Sandisk external SSD. It is not an issue with the SSD or the cable because my laptop was able to detect it just fine. I tried plugging the external SSD into every USB port on my PC with...
  12. foul.creature.

    Question I need advice on recovering an external hard drive? please read!

    About half a year ago I realized that my external hard-drive that I bought on amazon was malfunctioning, I had noticed there was a connection problem even before that, it would connect and disconnect rapidly sometimes, but I didn't think much of it cause my files were still there. then 1 day I...
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    [SOLVED] Mac G5: Change DVD drive to exchangable external HD

    Hey guys, I'm about to mod an old Mac G5 case, it's the old story. The thing is that I am wondering if I could exchange the DVD-drive (useless to me) with some other peace of hardware more befitting of our time. So my question is: Can you recommend me some hardware products in the same format...
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    [SOLVED] Do all external hard drives turn off automatically?

    I'm looking forward to buying an external hard drive to download my games on, so I was wondering if the external hard drive turns off Automatically while im not using it.
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    Question No bootable device error when external HD with 2 partitions is connected

    I just bought a 10GB WD My Book external backup drive, and partitioned it because FileHistory doesn't allow you to cap the amount of space it takes over, and I wanted to use half of the drive for personal files. Everything runs fine until I create the second partition in Windows Disk...
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    Question (URGENT) My external hard drive (2TB) suddenly appears empty. Solution?

    I don't know how and why this happened but one day when I wanted to use my hard drive it appears to be completely empty. I tried to find solutions from google and youtube but almost all cases state that their hard drive appears empty BUT the space is still used which means the files are...
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    Question Bootcamp on an external hard drive

    I have had windows 10 installed on an external hard drive for a few months. I use bootcamp on my macbook pro to switch between macos and windows. Usually I can restart my computer while holding the option key and the 2 boot drives will come up and I can choose between the two and it will work...
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    Question Best way to use many external simultaneously on PC

    I have eight 5 TB externals I'm currently using for some data storage and backups. I'd like to be able to access them all on my PC at the same time. And I'd like to be able to transfer between them at a reasonable speed. I'm out of internal slots so I can't buy a USB card. So I'm looking at...
  19. Bschickert

    Question External Hard Drive connected to TV accessible on the Network?

    I bought a 2 TB hard drive to connect to an Android TV BOX. It worked fine on my old one but the new one I just purchased can’t see it for some reason. So, I plugged the Hard drive into the USB port on my TV. The TV plays all my saved content perfectly. My question is, since the tv is on the...
  20. rexless

    Question No Post No Boot

    Computer just something odd that I have never seen been before. When the system powers on, it has red staggered vertical bars. The system won’t let me get into the BIOS. I suspect motherboard going bad. How about some advice? Attached a picture of the screen.Picture