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Questions tagged [external-hard-drive]

A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.

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Make my GRUB not dependent of my external disk

I bought an external drive to put an Ubuntu in it. I will use it in multiple computers to work. Problem is, when I installed it, it remplaced my initial grub by an another one, and the result of this ...
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Brand new HDD is still processing something after copying huge amount of files onto it?

I put a brand new HDD into an external HDD enclosure. After copying a huge amount of data onto this drive, the disk head is still processing something even two hours later (the copying process has ...
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Cannot upgrade Windows 10 - Booting external

I'm booting off an external USB 3.0 dock - an Inateck FD2102, with a Western Digital blue SSD and a 1tb Seagate, although that is irrelevant. I installed Windows using a USB device, normally, then ...
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How do I keep two external drives synced in two ways?

I'm running MacOS High Sierra and just got a new 3TB external USB hard drive. On this drive, I have set up one 500GB encrypted MacOS Extended volume. I also have another 500GB portable external hard ...
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With my dropbox folder on an external drive, or network drive, is it possible to keep one or two of the folders inside it synced to my hard drive?

Essentially, I'm trying to keep my main dropbox folder off my hard drive as it requires more space than my hard drive has available, but because I sync lightroom between two computers via dropbox, I ...
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External storage on rpi2 stops working every once in a week or so

I have a raspbian on rpi2 with an external hard disk connected to it through USB. The hard disk is a 1TB seagate with its own power supply. The hard disk is mounted locally and shared via nfs. The ...
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External USB Hard Drive not turning off after Windows 10 shut down

It seems my External USB drives don't power off completely after a Windows 10 shutdown. I think this is due to fast boot. Is it safe to remove or should I always eject prior to shut down?
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I have 30 hard drives of which 12 are Linux. How do I give them drive letters? I also have about 3 usb that need drive letters as well

I used to have 2 main workstations. Windows and Linux - Ubuntu for the Linux. Between the two of them, I had more than 30 hard drives in 2 NAS boxes operating on a JBOD basis and each workstation ...
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Ubuntu recognizes the external hard disk but windows does not

I installed ubuntu 16.04, dual boot along with my windows 10 on my laptop. Before I installed ubuntu dual boot, my external 1TB hard drive was being detected correctly on Windows and I was able to ...
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I'm not able to access my external hard drive even though I have the same security options as my HDD

I cloned my HDD to my external hard drive using MiniTool Partition Wizard and now I'm not able to access it. Only from Command Prompt with admin rights. I have opened the security settings of my EHD ...
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Use red drive as external hd

I've recently expanded the capacity of my NAS so I have a couple of 1TB drives lying around that I want to use as external HD. Here's what I did: formatted both drives within QNAP. Purchased a sata ...
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Ok for Raspberry Pi to cause retract cycles (HDD)

I was wondering if it is ok if the Raspberry Pi 3B+ causes my HDD to have a power off retract everytime the OS i use is shutdown/rebooted? Can this affect my HDD lifetime? Im using 1TB seagate ...
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How to recover repartitioned Windows drive on Ubuntu via testdisk

My windows drive was mistakenly formatted and re-partitioned several times due to faulty Ubuntu installation and recovering partition on the current drive which i understood my mistake now. currently ...
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External SSD not working with USB C to A cable

I have a cheap Sabrent SATA III to USB 3.0 SSD enclosure (EC-UASP, 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure) that I often use with an equally cheap SSD for some extra storage. ...
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Do magnetic HDDs gradually lose their data?

I read that magnetic HDDs can lose data with age as the magnetism weakens in spots. I have a more than 1 TB and growing archive copied onto several magnetic hard drives (each drive has the whole ...

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