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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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How can I repair an external HDD with faulty powering?

I just moved into a new place, but unfortunately mixed up the power cables for my Seagate 4GB Backup Plus and a speaker system. Upon move in I inadvertently used the speaker power cable for my HDD. ...
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Will a powered USB 3.0 Hub handle multiple (7-10) WD Passport 4TB Ext. HDDs?

I have a Core i5 PC that is a dedicated Plex server and it has plenty of USB ports (for now) but I don't think the ports supply enough power for 4 or more 4tb ext. HDDs as I had 1 HDD die on me and ...
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Laptop crashes after accidentally install a BIOS driver in a external HDD [duplicate]

I was installing Windows 7(64-bit) OS in my external HDD, after I successfully installed it in my external HDD I started to install Dell Vostro 5480 drivers. But running one of these drivers (Dell ...
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Do Thunderbird 3-to-USB 3.1 Type-C adapters/converters for external hard drives exist?

MSI GE73 7RD Raider has an USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and 3x USB 3.0 Type-A (no idea about the gen) ports, but no Thunderbolt ports of any kind. My desktop should eventually have an USB Type-C. Not to ...
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Hard disk put in External HDD casing does not contain one of the drives [closed]

My laptop recently died from a burnt motherboard and I got a new one, bought an external case for the hdd and started transferring stuff. The issue is that the (now) external hdd only contains my ...
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Recovering files from old internal disk without windows authentication [duplicate]

So I have an old hard drive which ran Windows XP. The rest of the computer was scraped. I can't recall the login password for the user on that hard drive. I want to recover files from this hard drive. ...
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WD My Passport Ultra recovery & deep format

Accidentally I formatted my WD hard disc before saving all the necessary files that I need. Now I am trying to recover them using Recuva (by CCleaner developers). It will take day or two but when I ...
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Expose internal ssd to seconds pc

Currently i am running ubuntu on an notebook for work while i still have a windows desktop pc with a much more powerful cpu and gpu. I need the notebook as a portable working station but i wondered if ...
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NTFS partition integral, HDD healthy, data lost - unrecoverable [duplicate]

External WD HDD, 2TB, partitioned in 3 volumes. Around 1TB of data present on partition A gone. No funny stuff, only used it as a backup disk. Ran a full disk health check with WD Data lifeguard ...
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WD external drive [duplicate]

I have been using a WD external drive for a couple of years with no problems but now I can not read it. The light is on when connected to the laptop, it does the useual flashing light and you can ...
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Using physical disks from old RAID NAS

I had a WD MyCloud EX4100 NAS device with four 4TB SATA disks configured in a RAID 5 array (so, 16TB capacity, less overhead). A lightning strike rendered the device inoperable. It will not boot. ...
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How do I use a 4tb External Storage on windows 10

All my External HD up to now were up to 2Tb of space, and recently I decided to switch to a 4TB since my old ones are almost full. I mainly use them to store all my file from documents to videos, ...
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Windows 10 file transfer stuck at 100%

When trying to copy files from my external drive or a network drive, the file transfer dialog often stays open after the file transfer has presumably been completed. The dialog window is entitled "...
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Install Windows 10 on external HD and Use the remaining Space of HD?

I have a MacBook and a 1TB external SSD hard disk. I want to install Windows-10 on the external HD and want to use only 500GB space of it. Is it possible for me to access the remaining space of the ...
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Mirroring a system in a virtual machine

I have an “old” desktop computer that runs Windows 7 Pro, with a number of hard drives, where the C: drive is >500 GB. I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10, with a solid-state drive with a 200 GB ...

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