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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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Old HDD files are encrypted when disk used as external drive on new machine

I spilled coffee over my Dell and it would never work properly again. Bought a replacement and put the old HDD in an external USB drive caddy. Most of the files some of the files are accessible but ...
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uTorrent file only partially transfers when doing manual transfers

uTorrent completes a download and transfers ok to folder "completed downloads" and then starts seeding. Later, I do a manual transfer (from within uTorrent) from this "completed downloads" to my ...
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How can I verify if it is acceptable to put exteral hdd dock on a smart switch linked to computers activity?

I have set up an external hard drive dock with a static hot-swap dock for backups and emergencies (Is the house on fire? Grab the hdd on the way out!). It is powered on manually, but that's a pain and ...
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Trouble running Ubuntu terminal command on files on external hard drive

I'm having difficulty looping a command in the Ubuntu terminal over files held on an external hard drive. When I move a subset of the files onto my main disk and adjust the path accordingly it works ...
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Booting behaves differently (and not always reproducible) with external disk plugged in via USB

My machine used as a home server behaves differently when booted with an external drive plugged in over USB (tested with an exfat of ext4 partition on it). Everything works just fine without having ...
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How to set up a local shared storage network

I have an external hard drive connected via USB to computer 1. Now I want to get access to that external hard drive on computer 2, computer 3, and computer 4 via Ethernet cables. How do I do that? I ...
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Cannot copy Macrium Reflect mrimg file using Windows command line

I created full system backup of my Windows 10 PC using Macrium Reflect and it created a .mrimg file of around 400 GB. This file is stored on an external hard drive (HDD). I want to copy it to another ...
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Moved external USB3 disk from Dell Precision T3400 (WinSvr2012R2) to T3620 (Win10) and now it regularly disconnects and reconnects

For some years I've had a WD30 EFRX-68EUZN0 3TB hard drive in an external USB3 case with an AS2105 USB-to-SATA bridge controller. It has been connected to a Dell Precision T3400 workstation running ...
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External hard drive slow file access and crashing

I think my WD Elements 1TB external HDD probably crashed as I was suddenly no longer able to access my files without Windows Explorer crashing first and then Windows freezing until I forcefully unplug ...
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'File or directory is corrupted or unreadable' in Windows 10 only; works in 8.1/7?

I can't seem to access my external hard drive in Windows 10 systems, producing the error said in title. I tried it other Win 10 PCs to same results. However, when I plug it on 8.1 or 7, I can access ...
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Troubleshooting a USB 3.0 device that connects as USB 2.0 on a USB 3.0 port

So on my 5 year old laptop when I connect a 3.0 USB drives, the device connects as USB 3.0 and I can utilize its full speed. When I connect a 3.0 HDD to the 3.0 port, it sometimes connects as 3.0/2.0 ...
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Linux: USB3 external HD causes system reboot

I have a [new] Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB3 external HD. Plugging in the HD while the system is running results in an immediate reboot; the drive seems to work, so long as it is present while the ...
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External hard disk showing 0 byte files and folders [duplicate]

I have a problem... I accidentally unplugged my 2 TB external hard disk without safely removing it. After that whenever I plug in the external drive it only shows file names and folder names with some ...
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How can I change my external drive name?

I own a couple of WD Elements 1TB external drives (WD Elements Portable 2.5" 1TB USB3). I've renamed them on my PC, so that I can easily tell which drive I'm currently working with. Most of the time, ...
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Portable Windows 10 Boot Issue

A month ago I installed Windows 10 Build 1803 on a partition on my HDD. [WD Elements 1TB] For almost a month, using Windows 10 by booting from my HDD I had no problems. Everything had been properly ...

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