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Forum discussion tagged with external.
  1. C

    Question Can't use SSD as External Drive? Samsung 860 EVO via SATA to USB.

    I just got a new PC, and I can't really be bothered installing my old SSD in it as it's just a lot of hassle to get into the PSU (it has a shroud over it). The SSD in question is not a boot drive, if that matters. It just has a bunch of files on it that I want and I want to keep using the SSD...
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    Question Why has my external HDD suddenly stopped working ?

    Hello everyone! I bought an external HDD about 6 months ago, and it was working as expected. Suddenly, when I tried to access my drive, windows explorer would crash, or would show that it was loading up, but with no result. I've also noticed that whenever I plug in my drive, "Hard Disk...
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    Question Recovering data from a WD two bay external

    I am looking for help recovering my data from a Western Digital external hard drive. I removed the drives and installed them in a tower and ran smart tests and bechmarks on them, and they are both fine. The problem I have is getting the partition back or to mount. Linux says unknown partition...
  4. jaimishra

    Question Seagate External HDD stopped working after I removed the HDD while a video was being played from the hdd.

    the problem arised when i didnt do the "safely remove usb" and disconnected when a video was being played from the hdd. now when i connect the hdd, it shows in the device manager however it doesnt appear in the disk management and after 2-3 minutes it disappears from device manager also and...
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    Question External Hard Drive Not Working After Laptop Shutdown

    Hello Everyone, I have an external hard drive that is no longer working ever since my laptop went to sleep as it ran out of battery. First it would give me the error "A device which does not exist was specified". But now I am able to access the drive, albeit incredibly slowly. It doesn't pop...
  6. sachikosen

    Question HP VGA Monitor suddenly doesn't work with vga to hdmi adapter

    Hello, Was using a msi 7rd laptop with multiple display capable wiith usb c port and hdmi. so i have an old hp monitor a vga one. so for the past i was using a vga to hdmi adapter. it was working fine. then about a year ago it doesnt work. but the monitor works with other laptop using also a...
  7. vertgreenheart

    Question My USB 3.0 keep disconnecting and reconnect

    So, it's been recently that I thought that my External HDD were broken and got me to buy another 3TB External HDD. Turns out, when I plug that 3TB HDD to USB 3.0, the HDD sounds like having raising noise and then clicks and then slowing down and then raising and clicks again for few times until...
  8. Salternative

    [SOLVED] External HDD Not Showing Up

    I am trying to get an external WD Green WD10EZRX HDD to show up on my Gateway M285-e Laptop running Windows 7 using a RUIZHI USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter Cable. When I plug it in nothing shows up under My Computer, Disk Management, or Device Manager. I tried it on another laptop as well running...
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    [SOLVED] SSD EXTERNAL

    Hello, i'm new in the forum and i'm not very experienced; I would like to ask for some information about the increase of my pc's performance and external ssd; specifically I would like to ask if it is possible to use an EXTERNAL ssd to increase the performance of my notebook instead of...
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    [SOLVED] Seek And Read Error Rates - Should I Be Worried?

    https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-External-Desktop-Photography-STEL8000100/dp/B01HD6ZLQ6 I bought these drives something like 3 odd years ago or so and although I fully understand these drives are only for backup proposes only, which is what I do. I sometimes, quite often, on a weekly basis upload...
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    [SOLVED] External SSD Samsung T5 slow speeds?

    Hello. I bought a 500GB external SSD - Samsung T5. It says it supports speeds up to 540MB/s. I have tried to transfer large video file on two different laptops(Dell 3552 and Acer aspire s7), but on both I get 22MB/sec write and about 40MB/sec read. We even tried to transfer file to phone...
  12. GardenPT

    Question External Drives stop working after a while. WITCHCRAFT!

    I've had this laptop for around 5 years and never had this issue. This started to happen a few months ago, couldn't tell you exactly when. Any USB storage device that I plug into the laptop works fine initially. After some time, whether it's being used or not, it just disappears from "This PC"...
  13. tar14444

    [SOLVED] Need recommendation's on how to save over 6tb's of files

    Hello, I'm looking to get your thought's on how I should properly save over 6tb's of Video's/Game's/Photo's. I have heard that external transfer rates would take forever to move the files around but I myself have never owned a external drive. Would it be best to purchase a external HDD or...
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    How To Bootable External NVME M.2 (Yep! It's a Thing!!!)

    For those of you seeking a way to have your NVME M.2 portable. Couldn't find instructions anywhere (been looking for years) so I thought I'd provide them. These instructions are for those of you that do not need Step By Step instructions (I'll provide those at a later date (unless someone else...
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    Question Computer can detect my external hard drive but it wouldn't open

    I have attached a short video / gif of my computer detecting my external hard drive (lettered G) but when I click on the external hard drive, it refuses to open, the screen just remains blank or frozen and the cursor just keeps rolling until I pull the external hard drive out of the port. I...
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    [SOLVED] Unallocated Space on External HDD

    I'm having issues with My mobile Seagate 5TB external HDD. I used it on My Xbox for a while before upgrading, now I want to connect to My router but for some reason there was multiple partitions. I formatted the hdd but now there is 3 unallocated partitions, what did I do wrong? 1 of them...
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    Question External Hard Drive Suddenly Stopped Working

    WD Elements 1TB drive suddenly stopped working. I had my games in it because computers own hdd is very small. I play games a lot so it was very actively used. I bought it not more than 2 years ago. At first suddenly some files became corrupted i think because Steam couldnt opened DOTA because...
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    [SOLVED] External drive - Samsung M2 Portable - nowhere to be seen

    Hello, my problem looks rather serious. I'm somewhat keen on the software side of things, but not really knowledgeable about hardware. I would really appreciate the help, since there's lot of useful data on this drive. The drive in question is Samsung M2 Portable, 750 GB, external obviously. An...
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    Question external hard drive is not showing up

    Hi guys, sometimes when I start up my pc, D disk(internal hard drive) is not showing up in time. (it needs 2-3 minutes maybe to show up) I changed sata cable but it does not work... Is my HDD damaged?
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    [SOLVED] Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 - Thunderbolt or Firewire solutions

    Hi I've bought this: https://www.dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/laptops/new-inspiron-14-5000-2-in-1/spd/inspiron-14-5491-2-in-1-laptop/bn51906?fbclid=IwAR2bL_L9nvYvt7J-mEbG8zjLzJ_OacImkdOp8IpOlGQuQssy81Na2Eag-hA Note no thunderbolt 3 or firewire. I am wondering, is there zero chance of getting...