External & Internal drive

Forum discussion tagged with External & Internal drive.
  1. 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.
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    Question 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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
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    [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...
  7. 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...
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    [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...
  9. 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...
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    [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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. [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...
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    [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...
  23. [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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    [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...
  27. 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...
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    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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
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    Question Help! My SSD is insain!!!

    ok so the actual issue is this... i bought an external SSD to use as my games drive for my pc (the SSD is compatible) as my old HDD blew... Basically the crazy thing is when i try to install files/games (only noticed it with Rockstar Launcher today - to scared to try Steam etc until i get an...
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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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    Question WD 1.0TB WD10JPVX

    I’m having an issue with my external hardrive. Alright so it’s a WD blue 1.0TB hardrive and when I bought it , it was in a Lenovo 2.5” USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure. But the USB port for it is loose so I could only access it if I put it up or hold it up in a certain way. So I bought a new...
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    Question External drive not detected, LED won't turn on

    Hey all, so here's the story: I purchased a new WD 10TB and wanted to start backing up my other drives to it. My other drives include a Seagate 2 TB and a Samsung T3 250GB, both of which have been great since I got them. So I go to transfer about 800GB from the 2TB to the 10TB, and while it's...
  36. Question Seagate Barracuda ST3300831A

    I need a replacement for a Seagate Barracuda ST3300831A external hard drive. Specs are below Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 Firmware 2.04 300Gbyte ST3300831A Model Anyone have any idea where I could look for a full replacement (case and packaging, or parts just enough to plug into a computer)?
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    Question Unable to access external hdd

    HI ALL Could someone pleaaaase help me to sort out this external hardrive? It sais ezettes backups (NTFS) and obviously access denied. and then when I go into security it says i dont have permission to view or edit the owner of the file. and also its saying it cannot display the owner at his...
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    Question I have 15 250GB HDD's, what should I do with them?

    My office is getting rid of a bunch of old HDD's that are all 250GB each. Specifically, these ones: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16822148699. I'm wondering if it is worth doing anything with them. My first thought is external HDD's or putting a couple together in a RAID, but they are just so...
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    Info Recovering from PC Disaster

    Hey so earlier in the summer I moved across the country and had my PC shipped via a trucking company. Long story short, the truck ended up catching fire and destroying my PC. Luckily I had my doubts about the computer’s safety and removed the HDD and SSD prior to shipment so that my data would...
  40. BUST_ER

    Question VSS: Can't Read Volume Data Fix? External HDD

    Hey I'm transferring everything to an external hard drive and just when it was nearly done I got the error VSS: Can't Read Volume Data (Source: Hard Disk Manager) I was using Paragon Copy Drive 15 to do this, I was told by a friend to use CrystalDisk Info to check for any smart errors, I have no...