External & Internal drive

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

    Question 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...
  2. 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...
  3. C

    Question 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...
  4. G

    Question 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...
  5. C

    Question 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...
  6. S

    Question 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...
  7. 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...
  8. B

    Question External enclosure for Thunderbolt 3 (NVMe)

    Dear all, I spend plenty of time in reading and watching tests regarding external enclosure for NVMe memory SSD. I thought it would be a good idea to be on the safe side and invest in a two channel device. I found the Nestor NetStor NA611TB3 which seems to me quite value for money! Here is...
  9. 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...
  10. Question 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...
  11. B

    Question 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...
  12. [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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. K

    Question Buying a external new hard disk

    Hello, my 4TB Seagate drive failed recently. I am looking to buy a new one. I talked to a data recovery expert and he told me that recent hard disks (2017-) are less durable than previous hard disks and that no matter which company's hard disk I buy the failure rates aren't going to better to...
  20. ACF1994

    [SOLVED] Xbox One X - External HDD / SSD or Internal HDD / SSD?

    Hi all, I'm looking into expanding my Xbox One X console storage through external means. I'm looking to increase by 2 - 4TB however want to know a bit more about what to get. I understand that the Xbox One X default drive runs at 5,400 RPM and supposedly most External HDD drives match or...