External & Internal drive

Forum discussion tagged with External & Internal drive.
  1. R

    [SOLVED] External enclosure for 3.5in internal media reader

    I'm upgrading my PC case to a new one with one fewer external drive bays, and so I don't have room for my internal multimedia reader, which is similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Internal-Reader-writer-CR-USNT/dp/B00GAKX34E?th=1. My ideal would be an external bay like the external...
  2. M

    Question Can I connect a Corsair MP600 SSD as an external drive?

    I have a Corsair MP600 SSD, which is currently plugged into my motherboard. The invoice from the people who built my PC says it's a "Corsair Force PCIe Gen.4 MP600 1TB NVMe", which I think must be this one. I would like to be able to remove it, and plug it in as an external drive, but am a bit...
  3. Fletchasus

    Question Move internal Windows 11 install to external enclosure ?

    I have a 2 year old ultrabook where the M.2 NVMe drive slot or controller has gone bad (drives are not recognized by the BIOS). The M.2 drive itself is fine and fully functional. However, as this M.2 slot on the motherboard is the only one place to attach internal storage, the notebook is...
  4. Rob McD

    Question Single USB Port Acting Strangely

    Hello, I apologize if this is the wrong place for this, I am new to this forum and am experiencing a very strange issue. I think it is related to Windows 11, but I am worried it might be my motherboard(?) The TL/DR version: I have many USB ports on my computer, both A and C, of various...
  5. F

    Question My WD Elements drops in speed before eventually disconnecting from my PC after a while ?

    When I connect my WD Elements external HDD I can see the files it contains, I can click on the files and view them, but after around 1 minute, the drive's read-speed drops and eventually dies completely. I can quickly transfer files from it but I can't consistently use it anymore. Is it broken...
  6. Ryflick

    [SOLVED] External HDD keeps disconnecting while gaming / intensive CPU load ???

    Hey guys, I would like to know what causing my External Hard Drive keeps disconnecting while I'm opening some heavy apps like Unigine Heaven benchmark, GTA V, or any kind of games? My specs are : AMD Ryzen 5 4650G with Radeon Vega 7 Graphics Motherboard MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Netac Technology DDR4...
  7. A

    Question WD External Hard Drive won't show up after scanning

    Hello, i borrowed this drive from a friend so i can backup his files. After plugging the drive in my pc, it shows up with no problems. However, for safety i tried scanning it with windows defender. It detects 1 virus and the scan stopped. I tried to "clean threat" and "quarantine" that virus but...
  8. E

    [SOLVED] PC not booting when external HDD is connected ?

    Pc wasn't booting today, not even getting to the bios. I unplugged my external HDD and the PC booted okay. How can an external HDD brick your entire system? It quite amazed me that it wasn't even showing BIOS just a black screen.
  9. O

    Question WD_BLACK P10 for BackUp Storage

    I was looking for a drive to use as backup storage, preferably external. I want something with at least 2 TB and USB-C drives are very expensive. I found the WD Black P10 which has 4TB at a very low price (while discounted). I don't need huge transfer speeds, I'll be using this drive mainly to...
  10. alanvatrox

    [SOLVED] External Disk reporting different SMART values

    Hello. I have a 2TB Seagate Expansion+, bought 3-4 years ago, and recently I noticed through Acronis Drive Monitor that it had a bunch of bad sectors, 80 to be precise and 40 for both Pending Sector and Uncorrectable Sectors. Another day passes and the bad sector count jumps to 192 and the...
  11. H

    Question Weird behavior of external disk

    Hello, my quite prehistorical external disk (WD Passport - 54528 hours, about 12yo) just did weird thing today. It completely locked itself off, couldn't access it at all, it changed its partition to RAW and windows started throwing errors. I tried restarting computer, which now wouldn't post at...
  12. Question Win10 partition that cant be accessed?

    I have a problem with an external drive called "WD Elements". Not sure if this is even a correct place to ask but im out of ideas. The ( D: ) drive can be accessed but the main portion of the drive is locked? I cant really delete the partition because it has valuable stuff on it.
  13. C

    [SOLVED] Swapping Internal Drives and Changing 1 to an External Drive

    I'm getting a 1 TB internal SSD and I want to replace one of the Internal drives in my PC. Right now my computer is running a 125 GB SSD as the main drive and I have a 1 TB HDD as a second internal drive. I don't really want 3 internal drives so I wanted to replace the HDD with the new SSD and...
  14. SethS

    Question External ssd works one one computer, but crashes another.

    So I just bought a brand new laptop (Lenovo 5 15 AMD Ryzen 7, rtx 3050ti) which only has 500gb storage, so I bought a Buffalo 1TB external SSD. When I plugged it into my tower (no brand, I built years ago), it worked fine. It let me transfer steam games, shows, music easily. When I plug it into...
  15. A

    Question External Hard Drive "A device which does not exist was specified" on Bootcamp only

    I had the bright idea to set up bootcamp on my macbook and then use an external hard drive to extend the space of my windows partition. However, the drive seems to have stopped working. It keeps on erroring out with: "Location is Not Available" D:/ is not accessible A device which does not...
  16. HolyMoley

    [SOLVED] WD Mycloud vs external harddrive connected to Router through USB?

    I'm currently using a WD Mycloud, but the interface is clunky. I managed to set it up (and had to write down) so that everyone on my network can have a networkdrive to which they can back up their stuff. It's just that.. if something goes awry, I'll have to clue how to set up that WD Mycloud...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] M.2 NVMe external cases limit of 2TB - does it really exists and if yes: why?

    Hi I am recently once again upgrading my local storage capacities. For many reasons I wanted to add a third M.2 NVMe drive - but this time connect it via a cable of some sort and not install it in a dedicated M.2 slot on my motherboard. And so I started looking for solutions. Long story short...
  18. Kasra97

    Question !HELP! External Hard Drive got full, detectable but inaccessible. !Help!

    Hi, I have a 4TB External WD Hard Drive with which I got careless and let only 20+ Gb of free space remain of the approximately 3.6TB usable space. Now it keeps crashing my windows explorer every time I try to open it. I've tried it on 2 different systems, both show the same problem so it is...
  19. B

    [SOLVED] Should I buy an external SSD for my games?

    Hello! I've been wondering if an external SSD would be good enough for games on my PC. Currently, I have an internal HDD that runs at about 120-140 Mbps read/write. Online, I found an HP P700 external solid-state that states it can run at 1,000 Mbps read/write. Should I get it, or will there be...
  20. Nevis

    Question [PLS HELP]External Hard drive Access denied [ Hard disk is not accessible ]

    I recently used my external hard drive which I have not used in a year and gave me that error code Hard drive Access denied, I was able to fix it, get in the drive but now every folder and file needs a change in permission manually, is there a way that I can change all of it in one go? There's...
  21. V

    [SOLVED] External Windows 10 for my work computer

    Hello, I have a work computer with non administratative rights running OEM Win 10 Pro. OS requires me to sign in to my working e-mail. I dont have my own PC so I would like get USB 3.1 adapter to connect Sata SSD which already have another OEM activated Windows 10 OS installed. I am aware of...
  22. J

    Question My External Drive is showing inside the Disk Manager but it not showing inside This PC

    I have a Seagate external hard-disk, and it use to work well, but today when i plugit to my Windows 10 PC >> i can hear the connected ring >> and the external hard desk will light >> but i can not find it inside the This PC. but when i opeen the device manager i can see it and it mentioned that...
  23. Nvrmndryo

    Question Seagate external hdd not detecting after I accidently pulled it out when was in Use

    I was downloading some big files and my pc froze for a while, so I pulled the usb cable of the Seagate external hdd(1tb) and after that usb hdd is not detectable on my pc (win 10). I tried connecting to my ps4 and its saying usb device file system is corrupted. I tried to run diskpart in cmd...
  24. 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...
  25. Ianpoon5

    Question Convert an external HDD in to internal HDD through SATA and fail to work

    My pc works just fine and I want to add old external HDD in to my PC. It didn't work at all even in BIOS didn't detect any new drive plug in. So I try putting it back to External and it work perfectly fine!?! All SATA cable is new and is working just fine, all SATA slot is useable ( tried with...
  26. C

    [SOLVED] PC Auto Restarts

    Hello System: I5 8400 Asus strix b360-h gaming 16gb ram hyperx Msi 1070ti 1tb hdd 240gb ssd (windows 10 pro version 2004 drive) 80+ gold modular cooler master psu So recently I connect my external hard drive into my front I/O port. My pc suddenly shuts off automatically and reboots by itself...
  27. G

    [SOLVED] Any fast/reliable SATA SSD USB Adapter Recommendations?

    I'm looking for a SATA to USB 3.1 Gen 1 (minimum) adapter or enclosure that supports UASP as well. I'll mainly be using this for an external SSD for my Xbox Series X probably so the faster the better. I've been browsing a bunch of enclosures on Amazon but I really don't know which ones to go...
  28. C

    [SOLVED] My SEAGATE EXTERNAL HDD 1.5TB suddenly has 1300+ reallocated sector counts after only 1 month of usage.

    CrystalDiskInfo of the disk - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZYZ6-QXCeCARBvpipEufD3d0OsiEuScs/view?usp=sharing Yesterday, i was moving some files to the EHDD, the transfer speed plummeted down to 0, and the drive got disconnected abruptly. The EHDD lights were still on and you could here it...
  29. S

    [SOLVED] ext. HDD recognized in Disk Management, still no access to run/open/rename?

    Got an internal HDD which I connect via SATA/USB as external drive. Two problems: the HDD shows up healthy in Crystal Disk Info, but doesnt have a drive-letter. In Disk Management, the partitions show up in the lower window, but not in the upper. As this HDD still has an Ubuntu installation...
  30. Question connecting 3.5 inch HDD to windows 10 laptop via SATA cable

    Hello friends I recently bought SATA to USB 3.0 Cable with a power adapter. when I connect 2.5 inch HDD it gets detected but the same does not happen with 3.5 inch HDD. I connect 12 volts, 2-ampere power adapter given with SATA cable for connecting 3.5 inch HDD. My laptop is up to date, all...
  31. Question Crystal Disk Info of my 2 hdd & Erratic speed

    I have 3 storage units namely , 250 GB Samsung 860 Evo Internal SSD (newly bought) <---- C Drive 1TB WD BLACK CAVIAR Internal HDD @7200 RPM (+9 yrs old) <----- E/F Dive 500 GB WD Portable Elements External HDD @5400 RPM (+9 yrs old) <---- G Drive...
  32. [SOLVED] WD My Passport detected then a couple seconds later malfunctioned

    First of all, I'd like to apologize if some of you may having a hard time reading this, English isn't my first language. Now, let me explain the problem. I have a 3 years old WD My Passport 2TB external hard drive which I haven't used in a while (probably just a couple months), yesterday when I...
  33. B

    [SOLVED] External Hard Disk not getting detected

    I found an old 2TB Hitachi External Hard Disk. It needs power from an external source to work. The 12V, 1.25A power input that came with it is not working. So, I connected another power input which is rated 7.5V, 0.35 A. It is getting connected to the pc(Logo lights up when I connect both power...
  34. [SOLVED] I broke the sata data port of SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable

    I bought a SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable such as this product: Similar product on amazon: However, the sata data plastic panel removed (pulled out) and the last copper pin cutted which is GND (as well as the fixation pin was broken). This panel was pulled out (look...
  35. S

    [SOLVED] Has anyone else experienced old folder appearing on external hard drive after transferring new folder to computer?

    I am experiencing a really strange phenomena which I can't quite work out how it could be happening. Basically these are the steps: I work on a Samsung T5 external SSD drive At the end of the day, I delete a folder called 'code' on my main Computer hard drive (older version 15/04/2020) I then...
  36. A

    Question External HDD not showing in My Computer

    Hello, I have a 2TB external HDD of Seagate that's not showing in my computer but its showing in the disk management console and showing Unknown not initialized, unallocated, please help me with this I am unable to use my disk and has a lot of important files in it. UPDATE: When I try to...
  37. S

    [SOLVED] External Drive Showing as Unallocated

    Hi guys, Hope you guys can help me out, so I've got a 5tb WD Elements External Drive that was plugged into my pc, however I've changed my setup around and put my desktop under my desk, I've re-cabled everything back up and now the external drive is showing as unallocated, I have quite a bit of...
  38. Casson

    Question My seagate expansion scsi disk device is showing in device manager but I can’t access it

    I can’t access my seagate 4tb external hardrive. I have two connected to my computer, one works one does not. I’ve tried swapping the cables, ports etc, every time one drive works and the other doesn’t. I’ve tried restarting my pc, turning of the power completely, using all antivirus software...
  39. B

    Question HDD Never Gets Detected

    Hello, I have an external HDD ; Toshiba Store Canvio 2TB 3,5'' (hdwc120ew3j1). I haven't used it for quite a while, however it does not show up anywhere anymore. I always used it by connecting it to my Notebook (Windows 10 in one SSD and Ubuntu in a seperate HDD). There were only data files...
  40. 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...