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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    Thanks once again for your valuable assistance, which is very much appreciated! I'll update this thread again if anything 'interesting' happens - hopefully it will not (y)
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    The new Belkin adaptor works well, and as it cost 7 times as much as the ebay cheapie, I expect it should last at least 21 weeks if price and longevity are directly related :sneaky: For some reason which I will not even begin to speculate (and I only mention out of interest - it's not...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    A reasonably local shop has a Belkin lead for $28 which I think is a good brand, so I plan to get that on the weekend. As for Gigabyte's response, at least you understood it - it made no sense to me! With regard to Windows drivers, my understanding may be wrong, but as this issue exists...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    OK, here it is. There were two similar ASMedia entries so I've shown both in the same screenshot. PS: this is the best that I have been able to get out of GigaByte tech support: "laptop will load the last storage as first boot priority. If you have connected other storage device which speed or...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    Here is an addendum, just for the sake of interest... 1) Today the Type-C adaptor failed - cheap $3.95 rubbish I suppose. I'll try to find a more expensive one! 2) In the meantime I had the opportunity to try out a friend's USB3.0 drive - it's not externally powered, just a portable Toshiba...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    The Bridge Climb is certainly a magnificent experience - have done it twice. I hope you had good weather for it! Likewise the Blue Mountains, I expect you went to Katoomba and saw the Three Sisters. Spectacular scenery, and all the better on a nice clear day.
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    Thanks - will mark as Solved now. I'm a Sydneysider, yes it's a great place to be! Never been to the UK - hopefully will get there one day.
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    I've been waiting to reply until the adaptor arrived... OK, so the unpowered USB hub was no good - the drive booted twice with it. But the adaptor arrived today, and - *fanfare*... it works! Tested a few boots and timed them at 24 seconds to the Windows logon screen, which is only 3 seconds...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    This one is externally powered via a plug-pack in the wall. I noticed that when I first attached the drive to it, it started spinning even though the laptop was off. But it powers down normally when I switch the laptop off. I assume that was because of the external power. I do have one of the...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    No need for apologies and I always appreciate your thorough approach! But don't give up just yet, because... Your last question gave me an idea: I'd never even considered connecting it via a hub, mainly because I only have a USB2.0 hub. But I thought, what the heck, let's see what happens if I...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    Always connected directly. There is a hub in use for other peripherals, but the testing is usually done without the hub or any other peripherals connected.
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    The options for the Seagate are: Auto Floppy Forced FDD Hard Disk CD-ROM As well as Auto, I have previously tried Hard Disk, with no difference. The problem with the USB menu on the Boot tab is that that menu only appears after selecting "Restore Defaults" on the Save & Exit page (to which the...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    OK, I've set it back to optimised defaults (labeled as 'Restore Defaults'). Not sure what the difference is between "Optimised" and "WIN8.1/10" defaults, but the WIN7 and WIN8.1/10 options result in an immediate reboot, whereas the the regular default option doesn't. I mention this because...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    I agree, the lack of documentation is woeful. OK, I have enabled Fast Start-up in Win 10, but this did not make any additional Fast boot options appear in the firmware. There are however some differences between the Boot screen options dependent on whether Legacy OS or UEFI OS is selected. The...
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    Solved Seagate USB drive always makes Gigabyte laptop boot twice

    Thanks, but I definitely can't see any of those options in my UEFI settings. It's quite a sparse firmware interface. Even the option to boot from an optical disc doesn't appear in the UEFI unless a bootable disc is detected in the drive. So I would imagine that if the USB drive were bootable, it...
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