Forum discussion tagged with external.
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    Question Connecting Two External Displays via a USB Hub

    Dear Community, I would be very grateful to get someone's approval of my solution or if someone suggested me a better one before I commit to buying unnecessary components. I have two old HP U160 15.6-inch LED Backlit Monitors which I would like to use in our laboratory as wall mounted monitors...
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    Question Seagate Backup Plus Slim not working anymore

    Hi! My Seagate Backup Plus Slim won't work anymore. I was using my computer when all of a sudden I heard the system sound of a USB device being disconnected, and checked to see what was going on. I then found out my Seagate HDD wasn't detected in Windows Explorer. So I tried to eject it safely...
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    Question External USB 3.0 HDD disconnects and reconnects while files are being transferred or read from the HDD.

    Hi there! I'm having an issue with my external HDD. As the title says it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting when the hdd is in use. I use it mostly for watching movies and tv shows, but I also have some games installed on it. Doesn't matter what activity I use it for the issue will happen...
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    Question Reinstalling And Booting Windows From An External Hard Drive

    Hi, I have a touchsmart 520 desktop WINDOWS 7 HOME and ASUS notebook laptop WINDOWS 10, I do not have windows installation discs for either of them; what I would like to do is create a complete c drive copy of both computers and reinstall from a single external hard drive; is this...
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    Question Can't access external hard drive after the power went out

    TLDR; I thought I broke my hard drive but now it works again! Hello! I was transferring some data from an external hard drive to my (C:) drive. When I was moving data from the drive, the power in my house went out. When I tried to restart my computer again after the power went out it did not...
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    Question External Bootcamp Drive not booting (blinking underscore)

    So when I try to boot my Windows 10 System Bootcamp on an external drive with my iMac as always it apparently just shows a blinking underscore after I tried to restart because of an iCloud Update. But booting the external drive from my MacBook works completely fine and when I try to boot it on...
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    Question External HDD has EFI-System on it, and only has 15MB of aviable space. How to fix it?

    Hello! I have an external HDD with 500GB capacity, but when I plug it into the computer, it only shows 15MB of it, and it's filled with EFI-System files on it. How can I revert this, so I can have my space back? It was an empty drive as far as I remember. Oh and please simplify it, I'm not an...
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    Question Windows 10 backup and file history of multiple internal drives

    Hello, Windows 10 allows me to selet multiple internal and external drives for backup. After it backs up it's shown that it's backed up on the backup drive but file history only shows my C drive no other internal drives are visible in the file history. Is this the way it's intended for Windows...
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    Question External GPU 3D rendering for PC

    I'm thinking to invest in few GPU cards for rendering 3D and instead of adding them to my main workstation I thought to create an external computer with rendering as the main purpose. Mainly to be able to work and render at the same time. I would be happy to not have extra screens and operating...
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    Question External WD USB 3.0 4TB HDD formatted for Android use, shows now only 1,63TB.!

    I just bought an external 4 TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Harddisk, with the purpose of using it for Back-up PC and Smartphone Data. So when i plugged it in with my Samsung Galaxy S7 a message popped up that I have to format it to use it with Android. I own a 2TB WD Elements HDD i...
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    Question How do I figure out what version of Firewire my old laptop has?

    I have an external USB 3.0 HDD. My old laptop (Toshiba A215-s4747) has only USB 2.0 ports and I'm trying to figure out if I have any options for getting around that bottleneck. My laptop has Firewire, but the specs don't say which version, so I'm not sure if getting a firewire-to-USB3.0 adapter...
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    [SOLVED] Share your thoughts with my build.

    Hello everyone, This is my first thread and first build on budget gaming.I've recently purchased the following components; CASE: ZALMAN z3 PLUS mid atx tower case. ( 5 fan cooling, changed all the stock fans with; 5x cooler master jet flow 120) PSU: ZALMAN 500W LE MOBO: MSI 970A-43G CPU: AMD...
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    Random Reboots because of CPU

    Hi, my computers been rebooting and I finally figured out what it was-my cpu. I was taking a fan out my pc started having problems when I put it back in and tried to start it back up. First my PC would turn on but I got nothing on the screen so I reset CMOS. Then the reboots started to happen, I...
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    1800X Overclocking Fails

    Hi, first this is my Rig: Gigabyte AB350M-Gaming 3 Rev 1.0, latest Bios Ryzen 7 1800X 16GB G.Skill Trident Z silber/rot DDR4-3200 DIMM CL16 Dual Kit PSU Therma Take Smart SE 730W Windows 10 with latest Drivers for all except the GPU*** Since i have Upgraded from an GTX 1070 to GTX 1080ti i...
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    Decent Gaming Laptop with good battery life?

    Looking for a gaming laptop that would be able to atleast run GTA V, while not sacrificing battery life. My budget is $1100-$1400 AUD. P.S. Preferably one that looks normal (without all the ugly aesthetics that scream gamer.)
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    Getting New Components; Need to move hdd over to almost entirely new pc

    Hey guys, I'm just wondering if there is a way to be able to take my 2tb hard drive and move motherboards (and systems) along with a not-OEM copy of windows. What I'm wondering is; Will it be hard? Will I have to find my product key? Thanks! ~Luca
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    Can I use a fan that's connected to a water pump header?

    So this motherboard, I'd like to buy has 6x fan header, 1x CPU fan header, 4x system fan header and 1x water pump header. I'm not planning to use a water pump so I'm wondering if I can use that header for another case fan. The motherboard...
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    Am I doing something wrong in setting up my hard drive

    I recently bought and put all the parts together for a new PC. After getting everything hooked up and turned on I got a Key for installing windows 10. After getting a USB with a tool and going through the first few steps to hook it up, it reads the drive but it says it has 0mb on it. It is a...
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    Looking for good thermal paste

    I plan on overclocking and i need a good thermal paste that is better than the thermal paste that comes pre-applied to the CPU. I don't care about budget. I just need a thermal paste that can stand up a little better to the stock thermal paste pre applied to the CPU I want to use. The CPU I want...
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    Getting High 80-90c Temp

    I have a question about the temperature I'm getting on this build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XrTZr7 I build this pc last week and i try it for games like csgo , dota2 and overwatch with high settings , now my question is im getting about 70 to 80c sometimes it went up more to 80 to 90 is this...