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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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Trying to copy large file unmounts the hard drive after a while

I am using windows 10 fully updated. I have two external hard drives, both plugged on the USB SS ports on the motherboard. Both drives are using veracrypt, and have a exFAT file system. I am trying ...
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Old external drive slow down anything on my computer

I have an Maxtor One Touch III external drive which is a very old drive and it is not doing very well, but can still be accessed. I have a new external drive as a replacement that runs like a charm. I ...
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Slow transfer speeds between one HDD and USB3 external drive

I'm transferring a handful of files from an internal HDD to an external HDD over USB3.0, but find that I'm getting nowhere near USB3 speeds. The drive is definitely USB3 (Seagate STEB6000403) and ...
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WD MyBook World - Old drive cant let me connect and cant mount disk vol via SATA

I can see folders, but attempting to connect give me invalid users. Reset network settings, users are admin/admin defaults; but can't connect AS. FTP is blank Apple Mac connection can see the ...
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Select the boot from external HDD

On my PC I have installed Windows 7 and I need Ubuntu Linux. I installed ubuntu on my external HDD and when I restart the pc and press F11 for selecting boot menu, I select the external HDD than it ...
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Windows does not recognize the drive partitions when I remove it from an external WD Elements Desktop

I used a procedure like this one to remove the derive from an external 4 TB WD Elements Desktop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3xVRmOgrs4 Once I connect the drive directly to my PC, Windows 10 ...
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When I format a 4TB WD external drive, it holds ~1TB less amount of files. Why?

I have an external 4TB WD Element Desktop drive. This is the product: https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/wd-elements-desktop.html I was fine with the original disk format it came with, ...
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Computer gets freeze when unmount USB disk

I am a Manjaro user and I have an USB 3.0 external disk which makes freeze the system when I try to unmount it. When I ran the following command: journalctl --boot=-1 -e I got this message: ...
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Why is Task Manager using my USB drive?

After using the answers to this question: Can Windows tell me what is using my USB drive?, I found from Event Viewer that Task Manager was using the drive: The application \Device\HarddiskVolume5\...
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Laptop restarts when I plug in a specific external hard drive

I have a Western Digital WD Elements external hard drive. When I plug it into my laptop, the laptop behaves like there has been a short circuit and restarts immediately. After the restart, everything ...
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I want to keep a secondary hard drive running all the time (Windows 7) [duplicate]

At Church we have all our music stored on a secondary hard drive, when there is a long gap between hymns the secondary hard has gone to 'sleep' and there is a delay in the music starting. Can I stop ...
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Why large number of files wouldn't copy to an external hard drive with enough space?

I have 4 TB Western Digital my-passport drive. When I copy a folder with large number of files, the copy (or move files) dialog just sits there forever without returning but no further copying takes ...
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How does Windows know recognize an SSD as an SSD and not a HDD?

so this is the thing, I have an SSD mounted in an external enclosure and it was installed as a Windows to Go workstation. The external enclosure has a VL716 chipset and the connection to the PC is ...
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Can an external drive be sabotaged by the manufacturer so can't be used internally? [duplicate]

I might have made a $150 mistake. I saw a WD MyBook 8TB External Drive for $150, and thought that it was quite a bargain and wanted to use it as an internal drive on my 2010 Mac Pro tower. Before ...
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How to get rid of grub boot loader from external HDD

For a while, I tried Linux Ubuntu as my OS. Like any OS, Linux has its drawbacks, some of which are a big issue for me. So I went back to Windows 7. To prevent modifications to my system while I was ...

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