USB Drive

Forum discussion tagged with USB Drive.
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    [SOLVED] Success or failure of a BIOS update seems to depend on the USB drive ?

    Hello everyone. I am using the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. I have read MANY forum replies of different users expressing their concerns over failed BIOS updates even though they followed the motherboard vendors' suggested process to the book. Many have even said that when they retried the...
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    Question USB drive corrupted? CHKDSK converted it to FAT32

    Not certain if this is in the right section, if not, I apologize. Anyone have a clue what might have happened to my USB drive? I had sorted some 500 photographs I took in a wedding party on the drive. Some of them I had edited with Photoshop. I was about to give the drive on to the married...
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    [SOLVED] Why isn't my external hard drive being detected?

    I have an external hard drive, Seagate 2TB, it worked perfectly until after defragmenting it with the Windows tool for a bit and cancelling it safely, because I needed to shut down the PC, it no longer is recognized by the PC, it doesn't show up on device manager or disk management, not even by...
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    [SOLVED] Problem with external HDD recognition ?

    Have a 2020 Ryzen 7 laptop and a 2021 Ryzen 7 desktop. Both are running Windows 11 with bios and drivers up to date. Have 5 leftover SATA hard drives of varying size age all GPT configured and formatted as NTFS. I intend to use them for backup of different file types using a Sabrent...
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    [SOLVED] USB drive water and humidity resistance?

    Dear all I use DT50 16gb to backup important documents. When I store the USB drives, I roll paper towel around the USB drives and put them in a sealed plastic bag. My questions are: Can humidity penetrate the plastic casing and damage the intertal parts of the USB drive? Can water penetrate...
  6. [SOLVED] Can't open USB drive after flashing Linux

    I flashed my USB drive with a Linux ISO today to run it from the flash drive and see how the OS looks like. When I finished and came back to Windows, the drive was showing only 2.8 GB space (ISO size), while it's a 64 GB model. I unplugged and plugged it again, but it wasn't showing up in File...
  7. [SOLVED] How do I truly delete everything on a USB drive to get the full space back?

    OK, so this is a 64gb Kingston HyperX USB stick, and it even says 64gb on it. I installed TailsOS on it last week with Rufus, and then suddenly when I went to format it because I thought that was a more secure Linux distro, I decided I didn't need it. I went into disk management and only 58gb is...
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    [SOLVED] Why is the Corsair Voyager GT faster than the Voyager

    From a hardware and scientific perspective? Im sorry but there is no information on the web to make this clear for me...
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    [SOLVED] USB Drive is not accessible - Access is denied

    Lately I am unable to read external HDDs on USB of my Windows 10 PC. Sometimes I can connect and start using the drives, but most times I get a message: "F:\ is not accessible... Access is denied". Sometimes I can get access to the drive and use but eventually it will cut-off with the "Access...
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    [SOLVED] USB Device not recognized for Windows install or even Linux, Lenovo y520-15ikbn

    So this is the device: Lenovo y520-15ikbn I tried everything I think. I made a bootable UEFI usb drive with rufus (8GB USB Thumbdrive) with my windows 10 iso I have. I know this iso (with EFI folder) is perfectly fine because this is not the first system I tried to install windows with. I put...
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    Question Windows Server 2016 supported USB Drives?

    Had a very interesting email conversation with DELL support. I am using standard External USB 3.0 drives on a Windows Server 2016 PowerEdge T440. When connected to a USB 2.0 port the drives work quite well, other than being a bit slow. When connected to a USB 3.0 port the OS throws NTFS I/O...
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    [SOLVED] SSD unable to be recognized in the boot manager of the BIOS to start Windows 10 from my preferred boot device

    I'm currently running into a seemingly known issue with my computer, but the exact issue I'm running into is difficult to find an answer online to fix my real problem (SSD unable to be recognized in the boot manager of the BIOS to start Windows 10 from my preferred boot device): I have an X470...
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    [SOLVED] Seagate External hard drive not working

    My Seagate 2tb hard drive suddenly stopped working, the motor is working but the led is not blinking. It's not even showing any trace on disk management or in boot screen. Any help will be appreciated I don't want to lose the data. There was only 50gb left on the drive if it's related to that...
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    [SOLVED] Laptop seem to break USB flash drives.

    Hello, a relative of mine has recently been having a problem where her laptop appears to break the memory sticks she uses on the laptop. On three different occasions, she has used the laptop to place files on each of the memory sticks, removed them and later tried to reaccess them to find they...
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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 USB drive not appearing in Windows 7

    Hello, I have an issue with a USB stick. The USB stick works without issue if it's connected to a desktop with Windows 10, as my laptop's running on Windows 10. Oddly enough, the USB stick won't appear when connected to a desktop with Windows 7, which is my co-worker's PC running on. When...
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    [SOLVED] Move files of an old HDD to a USB drive

    Hello everyone, I have an old Western Digital WD800 80GB HDD. I have very important files on it and I need to move them to a safe place. The computer the HDD was in is dead and doesn't work, so I'm thinking about taking it to a computer shop, where the technician will do the job. I just want to...
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    [SOLVED] Will I lose my USB files once I booted/install Win 10 from it?

    Hi, I'm trying to 'reset/format' my computer, drives and reinstall Windows 10. This would be my first time doing so, I want to make sure I don't make a mistake that I'll regret later. I downloaded Media Creation Tool and installed it into my 64GB USB Drive, and I placed most of my backup...
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    Question Is my USB dead?

    So I recently bought a 64gb Samsung USB and decided to run Seatools, but the program got stuck on "Scanning for USB devices" before it stopped responding. I decided to remove the USB and then the program continued as normal but my USB couldn't be accessed anymore and whenever I try putting it...
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    Question Why can't i get higher than 144fps? I have an 144hz monitor, but it still caps at 144. Help PLS!!

    Specs ARE: Graphics Card: GTX 2080Ti Processor: i9-9900 Ram: 16G
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    Question PC Boot failure code 9C

    Hello. Been having an issue with one of my computers for a while that while I boot it, the screen remains black and error code 9C is displayed in the bottom right corner. This doesn't happen all the time, and when bootcode A2 is displayed, the machine posts and works like normal. The...
  22. ThelowBudgetGamer

    Question My computer freezes and i cant find a solution

    My Pc specs Are core 2 quad q6600 2gb ram ddr2 400 mhz ecs mobo called p4m900t 500 gb refurbished hard gt 730 4gb vram the pc freezs when i play any game like fortnite-mincraft-farcry3 ..... i checked the température using hwm monitor and throttlestop i found that its around 40-60 while...
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    Question Problem trying to RAID 0 two SSDs

    I'm trying to put two SSDs in RAID 0 in Windows 10 on a HP Z820. I read the Tom's Hardware article about using Storage Spaces. I selected the two drives to create a pool, but after about 20 seconds or so, it came back saying that it couldn't create a pool. I tried it again, same thing. The...
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    Question CPU Fan speed does not adjust with the fan curve

    Hi, I'm using a R5 2600 on a Asrock B450m Pro4 M/B. I have installed ASrock's software : A-tuning in wanting to control the CPU Fan Speed. However, it seems that the fan speed only correlates to the first point on the left of the fan curve. For example, if my first point is at 40 Deg C @ 40%...
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    [SOLVED] Very hot CPU (100c), Computer shuts down

    About 2 weeks ago when I started up graphically intensive games (PUBG, Steep etc), about 50% of the time the screen would flash DVI no signal and the whole thing would turn off for a second then turn back on. I opened up the case, had a poke around, there was a little bit of dust but nothing...
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    Question Caching old SSD

    I recently got a new SSD to replace my very small 120gb SSD. I want to be able to use the old 120gb SSD as cache for my HDDs. Is any Software available to do this for free? Thanks!
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    Question 2018 or 2019 MacBook Pro 15”?

    Is there anything new coming to the new 2019 MacBook Pro 15” coming out this summer? Or is it worth it to just get the 2018 and hope the price decreases when the 2019 releases?
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    Replacing ram or adding more

    Is it better if I buy hyperx 16 gb ram, 2 sticks, 3000mhz and just put it in my pc or if i buy those two sticks and still have my old 8gb ram which will make it 24gb ram but two are hyperx and one is slower and a different manufacturer
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    [SOLVED] Issues with Black Screen of Death post upgrading on Win 10

    Folks, I seem to be facing a problem with an home built system. I recently upgraded the motherboard to an ASROCK X470 SLI/AC, replaced the ram modules to GSkill (3200 8gb+8gb total 16gb), an Radeon RX560 display card, AMD ryzen 1700X 8 core processor and retained the rest of the hardwares a...
  30. Limyx826

    Quick Question: Why some icon support large icon some doesn't?

    Here is a screenshot of a folder where I set to Extra Large Icon. As you see there are two icon that are stuck in medium size. May I ask why?
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    Looking for Win 10 and SSD optimizer or cleaner

    I just wanted to ask what programms would you recommend me to optimize win 10 and my SSD if there are any. I have the impression my SSD wasn't correctly optimized. Thank you Meluno
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    [SOLVED] Selling computers with OEM win10

    I am starting a computer company. I would like to preload the pc's with activated windows 10. I would like to use Oem keys as they make the overall price cheaper for the customer. I'm aware of the difference between Oem and retail but I'm confused about the selling of the computers with oem...
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    [SOLVED] Components FPS question

    I am having trouble with FPS in modern games. I have just upgraded to an FX-8350 from an FX-6300. What components would I need to change to get better FPS in my games. components RAM: Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s PC3-12800 CL11 Unbuffered UDIMM 240-Pin Desktop Memory CT102464BA160B CPU...
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    RTX 2060 Compatibility

    I have Asus Rog Strix B350f gaming motherboard which is gddr5 if I buy the new RTX 2060 Graphics card which is gddr6 will I be able to connect to the motherboard?
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    [SOLVED] First computer build after 8+ years: advice sought

    Introduction My main computer, on which I am typing this message, I first built at the end of 2010, and now needs replacing: it has become unreliable over the last year or two, with random blue screens not fixed by upgrading the PSU to a high-end 1.2kW unit and with no errors showing on...
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    x370 P3.40 to 3.50 Bios update wont work.

    Im not used to bios update so it may be a silly question but yeh. I just got me a 2700x ryzen cpu and i got a x370 mobo ( asrock fatality k4 pro ) i know i could have buy a x470 and never had this problem but i think it doesnt worth the hassle when i already got x370 and just need to update...
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    [SOLVED] unsure about xeon e3 1245/1230/1240 and ram

    Basically im geting abismal fps and stutter in bf1 on low unlike (bf4 which is buttery smooth on ultra) My specs are i5 3570 12gb 1333 and gtx 1060 3gb. im getting barely 30fps-60 in multiplayer so i thought the extra cpu threads may help i was gonna just buy a i7 2600 but they've gone up in...
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    [SOLVED] Cooling for editing PC

    trying to find the perfect cooling for video editing PC, i use Adobe Premiere/AE/Da Vinci/Photoshop on my 8700K Is a Shadow Rock Slim enough? or should i purhcase a CoolerMaster 240/NHD14?
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    Stuttering and Inconsistent 60 fps on battlefield 1

    Specs: Ryzen 3 1300X Sapphire RX 570 Nitro+ 8GB 16GB RAM Game is installed on Kingston UV500 240GB Things i've tried are putting high priority on battlefield 1 on task manager. Up to date drivers. I've also tried starting from the lowest settings I can get, all are set to lowest settings and...
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    Questions About 1440p Gaming

    Hello, I plan to upgrade my setup over the next two months. First with an 7700k and a cheap (relatively) Cooler Master AIO and then with a 1440p 144hz monitor. My question is if i can do 144hz 1440p gaming on low settings, except for texture and LOD which will be on ultra, on competitive...