External Storage

Forum discussion tagged with External Storage.
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    Question Backup USB Mechcanical Drive sponteneously deleted its volume and all data

    I have a drive, a 3TB Seagate Constellation Drive, Sata, inside of a single-dive Mediasonic enclosure that I used as a backup drive for my media files. Normally, I use SyncBack for scheduled backups, but I turned it off sometime last week. It copies media files from my C-Drive then deletes them...
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    Question What type of external storage should I buy for my M1 MacBook ?

    Hi, I am looking to buy external storage for my MacBook M1. I am thinking between fast flash drive (1000 MB/s), external SSD (1000 MB/s) or M.2 SSD with external case. Which option out of these is the best one and why? If you have any recommendations, I am all ears!
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    [SOLVED] Is It Possible to force a drive to format as NTFS?

    Hey everyone, So I bought off of eBay what was described as an external SSD, 2 TBs, for...$35.00. I thought it might have been a scam, but went ahead anyway as eBay will refund your purchase. Anyway, the drive arrived (the brand was described as "DreamWalker Mobile Hard Drive") and of course it...
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    [SOLVED] RE: Safely Eject NvME M.2?

    I have a 512GB Samnsung 960 Pro NvME M.2 inside a ORICO Transparent NVMe M.2 Enclosure USB3.1 Type-C Gen2 10Gbps to M.2 SSD Enclosure that is connected via USB C to my Asus Maximus IX motherboard. I am wondering if I need to safely eject it from Windows 10 before I can physically remove it?
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    Question [Samsung J7 Pro] Won't let me move apps/games to SD card

    Android version 9 One UI version 1.1 I've had this phone (J7 Pro) for about 2 years. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, well... that got filled up quite quickly considering about 5GB is for RAM. Anyways I got a 64GB SD Card a while back. I can move some apps to the external storage...
  6. ColoradoRobert

    Question Get rid of Dell utility 22gig

    Saved my 320gig hd out of defunct Dell laptop. Put the hd in a shell and have available 298gigs to use as external storage. But how can a person unhide the Dell utility (22 gigs) and get rid of it.... so that I can have the full 320gigs. Diskpart and disk management in my Win 10 machine will...
  7. duraszess

    Question What would be a good PC build for digital artists?

    What would be a good (insert list of computer component/software/peripheral that will be listed below) for a digital artist working for a video game company and if you can, please explain why it would be suitable. List: -processor -ram -hard drive -graphics card -monitor/screen -printer...
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    Question How to regain my flash drive's full storage?

    My pen drive is 8GB and it only shows 7,9mb. Any solution? Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 149 GB 2004 MB Disk 1 Online 8 MB 0 B
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    Question Best external drive option for specific use

    Hi, I'm trying to figure out what would be the best external drive (exact model or even just a type of drive) to get for my specific need so I hope someone can help. I'm looking for an external drive to copy media files to which I would then watch on my tv. Media files (movies, tv shows) would...
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    Question Which hard drive should I get

    I have a 1TB SSD and two 1TB hard drives currently and they are all maxed out. The one is starting to fail according to crystal disk info so I kind of want to take advantage of the situation and just upgrade to a 4TB drive and migrate everything from the failing one over. I found these two...
  11. Limbo_man

    Question i945PM CPU Support List

    I have Acer Aspire 3680 with Celeron M430 onboard. I want to upgrade it and started with supported by chipset CPU's. According to CPU-Z, I have Intel i945PM chipset. Usually, I'm searching supported CPU's from CPU-Upgrade and I didn't find any evidence of i945PM. Now the question is: what is...
  12. Wood123

    Question New motherboard, infinite restarting 7 secs after turning on

    Hello, my friend replaced his old motherboard with a new "MSI Z390-A Pro" but after plugging everything in and starting it, it boots up for around 7 seconds before stopping and trying again. We noticed the "EZ Debug LED" lights, and we can see that it successfully gets past the CPU, but a few...
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    Computer monitor no display after windows 7 factory reset

    Monitor has not turning on with boot monitor has power. Black screen after windows 7 factory reset
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    Very best case intake fans?

    Hi, I am looking for opinions on the very best case intake fans (for use without radiators) with regard to quality/performance only. Though, if I had to limit options, I would say low noise is strongly preferred. I am hoping to offset some of the less cooling friendly build choices outlined...
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    [SOLVED] HDD Old Files

    Context: I just installed a brand new Windows 10 OS onto my Sandisk 500 gb SSD in order to increase boot time on my PC (my old OS is on my 2 tb HDD). All seems to be going swimmingly (if having to sign back into downloaded programs is considered normal for this procedure) but I can't figure out...
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    [SOLVED] Best way to keep back-ups, when using 2 different PCs?

    Hi everyone, So basically, I have 2 different PCs (a desktop & a laptop), and I'm wondering what the best/easiest way would be, to ensure I have all my files fully backed up on both devices, as well as on my external HDD? In the past, when I just had my 1 PC - To back-up, I would just simply...
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    [SOLVED] Running GTA V on AMD Athlon II x2 270 @ 3.40 Ghz

    Will I be able to run GTA v with AMD Athlon II x2 270 @ 3.40 GHz with 12 GB ram and a GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB graphic card
  18. Fran2005

    Will GeForce GT 9500 and 9600 work in SLI?

    I am building a PC and got my hands on above specified cards. Both have the SLI bridge connector. Will they work together? They have the same amount of RAM. Also, about the CPU. On Intel's CPU specs they had a PCI Express lane limit. I'm assuming that this also applies to AMD CPUs, but I...
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    laptop battery shuts down after 3 minutes but tests fully charges after shutdown

    my hp battery shows fully charged but will only run for 4 minutes. tests fully charged at 16,8 volts. battery has 8 li-ion 18650 which test at 4.02 volts each. any suggestions
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    i7-8086k not hitting 5GHZ

    I recently built a system with a i7-8086k@stock and a Antec K120 watercooler. I've been playing BF1 and Assassins creed and the CPU does not go above 4400Mhz, I'm wondering if I'm overheating and so it's clocking down? Temperatures are around 69-85C in assassins creed as that game is very CPU...
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    Psu upgrade or not

    I have just purchased some upgrades for my son's aging PC Specialist pre-build starting with the Asus H110 M-R motherboard to a MSI Z270 Tomahawk, the i5-6500 to a i7-7700k. I already have a Zotac GTX 1060 6gb card so was going to stay with this till more funds are available, however my psu is a...
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    pc boot failure

    hi, i need help with a boot failure problem im having for the second time with my new build, ( everything including fan light up/rotate for a fraction of a second then shut down with " power led" on mobo indicating the pc is still in working mode) these are my components i bought new from...
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    Faulty RAM sockets (1 at each channel)

    So, i've bumped into some problems while trying to boot and after some tests i've found out that my motherboard have 2 faulty adjacent ram sockets (i can boot with one ram at a time on the working sockets normally). I've read that the sticks are supposed to be used on the same channel, but can i...
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    Reset dell keyboard

    How do I reset a dell keyboard
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    Certain websites very slow after 8:30pm

    I have been dealing with a problem where some websites get very slow, every single night, around 8:30pm, while others seem to load just fine. During the day I have no issues at all but it happens like clockwork every night at 8:30pm I have been googling and communicating with my ISP for over a...
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    nox pax case blue edition ,red led

    hey people, it is normal that my case nox pax blue edition has a red led on power button? shouldn´t be blue?
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    Budget "Gaming" PC

    I'm building a smaller light gaming pc and would like to know if these would be good parts! [CPU] Ryzen 3 2200G [PSU] CORSAIR VS Series, VS400, 400 Watt, Active PFC Power Supply, 80+ White Certified [HDD] Western Digital (WD) Caviar Blue 320 GB [RAM] Patriot Memory Viper Elite Series DDR4 4GB...
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    Can a 10 years old psu that i used like 4 years hurt components?

    I'v got a psu from my old computer (650w) that i used like 4 or 5 years after having it like 6 years so its 10 years old but i used it only 4 or 5 years and i bought a gtx 1060 with 6gb two days ago so im scared it will be hurt by the psu. The question is: can i use my psu without my components...
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    Hard Drive noisier than usual.

    The whirring is noticeable than before. I turned my PC off and when I turned on again for a few hours. The whirring is louder. Hard Drive: Samsung SP1213C (The noisier hard drive) and Seagate ST3320820AS (Dropped Hard Drive, check my previous post about it) Motherboard: Asus P5G41C M LX Power...
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    can i upgrade processor i5 1st gen to i5 7th gen

    my laptop is t 410.
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    How do I get into BIOS

    Cannot access BIOS to check out drive options
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    Slow connection with 2 pcs online

    I have a pc and does my brother when my pc is on 40mbps down when his turns on 0.3mbps on all devices both wired Help plz!
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    2GB graphic card on 4K flat screen.

    I recently bought 32 inch led(4k). I am looking to use it on my pc. Can a Nvidia GT 730 2gb handle it. Using it for mid range gaming.
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    can i change my video card in asus a42j series

    hi! im using asus a42j series i want to ask if i can upgrade my video card to 2gb? thanks
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    Should I get 1060max q or 1070maxq

    Should I get a 1060maxq or 1070maxq?, I recently saw the MSI GS65 Stealth thin and I was wondering if i should get it. Thanks in advance~SmellyFenris
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    What does the ver4.31 mean ?

    So, i checked my motherboards ram compatibility list and found a good price / performance ram, the CMK16GX4M2B3200C16R ver4.31 from corsair. But the shop that ill be buying it from does not say the ver4.31 it just says CMK16GX4M2B3200C16R I'm just wondering if there is a risk Mobo : b350 pc...
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    my hp laptop is on but after no response just still not changing

    My lap is not giving response.
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    What if you use rca output to aux then plug the aux in the stereo will it still work?

    What if you use rca output to aux then plug the aux cord into stereo will it still work?
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    Middle Button Issue

    Hello, I just recently acquired a problem with my two year old G600 where the scroll wheel will work fine on the mouse but my middle button will sometimes not respond unless I use a lot of force to middle click, and being a big MOBA player it takes sometimes multiple efforts to click and drag...
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    Unable to install latest drivers for HD 7970M

    My GPU i.e ATI Radeon HD 7970M is being detected as a Microsoft Basic display driver under display adapter in the device manager .Any attempts to install the latest drivers for this GPU have resulted in a system freeze up and becoming unresponsive .Forcing an improper shutdown and start up . I'm...