external hard drive

  1. Sk8masta88

    External hard drive Mac to PC

    Hello, I am switching from Mac over to PC. I have an external hard drive which holds all of my DVDs that I have ripped over the years. Will I be able to watch them on this new PC? Do I have to do some sort of reformatting?
  2. G

    Problems running game using an external hard drive

    so i installed call of duty cold war using an external hard drive since my lap top memory is full. After installation to the external hard drive, i go to run the game, and it says i do not meet the memory requirements. i know i have plenty of memory on the external hard drive.
  3. B

    External Hard Drive advice please?

    Hi, just signed up to TSG so here's my first question from a not very tech minded member so please be gentle? 🙂 Ok so, we've had desktops and laptops for years but naively have never backed up our pics or other docs to any other storage devices other than the odd USB stick for a particular...
  4. afaithu

    How much space do I need?

    Hello. I would like to download around 80 hours of video (preferably 720p quality), so how much space would I need? Would 128gb be enough?
  5. Dbfstl77

    External hard drive - General question

    Thank you for your service! I have a MacBook Pro 1TB laptop and it's brand new. I am connected to iCloud. I understand that the cloud is a mirror copy of what I have on my computer. I'm currently recording videos that I will edit and upload to a video server. I also purchased an external 1TB...
  6. natalieh0934

    Toshiba External Hard drive not opening

    I'm having some trouble getting my toshiba external hard drive to show itself on anything other than the Disk Management on my PC running Windows 10 (I think). It isn't showing up in the File Folders and I can't figure out how to open it, but it says it's working fine. I've tried turning the...
  7. U

    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...
  8. T

    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)...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. D

    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...
  13. N

    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...
  14. 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...
  15. M

    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...
  16. C

    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...
  17. 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
  18. D

    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?
  19. L

    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...
  20. J

    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)...