external hard drive

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    Solved MKV Files Transferred to External HDD Get Corrupted

    Greetings, I recently purchased an one terabyte external hard drive (PROKING) off Amazon for the specific purpose of filling it up with MKV files of my favourite TV series. As I began to transfer files I came into this recurring issue where the last transferred files simply do not work when...
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    External Hard Drive Standard Disc v SSD

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit, Build 9600, Installed 20160920095519.000000+060 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 4 Total Physical RAM: 16 GB Graphics Card: Intel(R)...
  3. bobzani

    External hard drive

    I'm changing from my present external hard drive to a new one. Do I need to uninstall the old one first? Also, I don't want to transfer the old one to the new one.(make a fresh start) What's the best way to make the transition?
  4. linsjean

    Solved How do I scan my external hard drive

    I have a friend I have known for years that told me that my external hard drive made by Seagate called Free Agent is corrupted which caused my old computer to have severe issues. I sold that older computer. Now this friend is telling me I can never use it again. He suggested that I never open up...
  5. snickert

    Docking Station, Which One?

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20190627155516.000000-360 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9, CPU Count: 4 Total Physical RAM: 12 GB Graphics Card...
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    Need help choosing external hard drives

    Hello, I finally accepted that there is currently no 100% reliable external hard drive, so I am preparing to purchase two 2TB external hard drives (or 2 2TB SSDs, or one of each), so I can clear some space from my PC and have some peace of mind knowing it's highly unlikely both external hard...
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    External Hard Drive not working

    About a month ago, I was using my Maxtor M3 portable 1TB external hard drive, and accidentally knocked it down from the table why I was playing, and it disconnected. Ever since then, when I plug it in, it beeps, my notebook seems to recognize it, but I can't access any of the files. I have tried...
  8. K

    Solved External Hard Drive music distortion

    I recently wiped my computer clean and tried transferring a bunch of music using an external hard drive, but the music comes out distorted when I play it. I know file corruption is something that happens, but I thought that was a very rare occurrence. The music still plays normally without...
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    Solved Help with External hard drives

    I recently bought an external hard drive and it says it is specifically for Mac. If I only plan to use it for time machine backups and file backups on my Mac, do I need to format it or is it already in the correct format since it says it's for Macs? Sorry folks I'm clueless. Also if I want to...
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    External HDD not recognized,hampers reboot, disk mgmt blank

    My Silicon Power A80 worked fine on my Surface pro...until it didn't one moment to the next. First issue observed: couldn't safely remove, the icon appeared but it didn't show the action. The action would pop up as soon as I plugged out the HDD. Second issue: when trying to uninstall the driver...
  11. M

    how do i get my hard drive boot ready for free

    ive recently ran into a issue on my hp all in one im getting bootmrg missing so i seen where you can boot from an external hard drive im not a computer wiz but i cant pay anyone at the moment to fix this issue
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    Restore Windows 10 system image to external hard drive?

    Can I restore a Windows 10 system image to a larger internal hard drive? Can I restore Windows 10 system image to an external UBS hard drive?
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    My external Hard drive no longer powers on

    I bought an Iomega Prestige 500 GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34270 back in December 28, 2009. Worked fine all the way to this year. Last couple of weeks -- started to no longer be recognized by my Windows. Now the thing doesn't even power on. When I turn on the power switch -- No...
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    Lost Files transferring iphone to external hard drive

    Hello, I own an iphone 6s and Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive. I always transfer my photos/vids from iphone to my ext. drive I did NOT back up anything on icloud. Today I connected them both to my desktop per usual. I transferred Folder 135 (896 photos/vid) and Folder 136 (144 p/v)...
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    External Hard Drive Not Working Properly

    So I purchased a little 150 GB external hard drive for my HP Stream 14 (Windows 10 64 bit) 34 GB HD and 4 GB RAM. I Here is my problem I've only had it about 3 weeks and its not working properly. One day I plugged it in and my computer starts to lag pretty bad especially my File Explorer, but...
  16. warr1or2

    Bipra 320 GB External hard Drive Problem

    I've had this External Disk Drive for a year now, was working great till a month ago. It now won't read properly. On my Laptop it won't read unless i have the USB barely connected. Just now (8-3-2018 at 12:18pm) using the library's computer it read as Local Disk instead as Bipra 320 and i had...
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    Usb issues

    So I have a alienware steam machine alpha and it has 4 usb ports they work with keyboards, mice, controllers, but they do not work with my external hard drive nor my go pro. Just nothing happens on my computer. The hard drive works as I have tested it on another pc and I have tested the go pro...
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    How to password protect an external USB hard drive

    Please tell me any freeware, for windows7 which can password protect an external USB hard drive, from unauthorized use.
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    external hard drive not being recognized

    so i have about 1 and 1/2 months of work on this harddrive and its due in two days it gets power when plugged in and spins up and the light turns on has started to make noise is not recognized by windows when plugged in any help would be very nice Thanks
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    Chkdsk fails

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 4056 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express...