1. G

    External Hard Drive issue maybe

    I had an old laptop, was very slow many problems with it. When trying to move files onto a external hard drive, the laptop would freeze and not work until I pull the cable out from the external drive. I'd love to check the external drive but I'm scared to plug it into my good computer. Any advice?
  2. StevenMal

    4TB External HDD Recommendations

    I'm looking for a 4TB External HDD. What brands or models are currently recommended? What subpar brands or models should I avoid and ignore? Seagate and Western Digital seem to be the BIG brands but what's the difference? Thank you.
  3. crcook84

    External hard drive enclosure randomly disconnects

    I have a Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 external enclosure. Most of the time, it works perfectly find. However, every now and then, it randomly disconnects from the USB port. Now, I got this specifically so that, if an external hard drive disconnected from my computer, it wouldn't loose power and I might...
  4. Y

    Blu Ray reader/writer question...

    HI, I Have used an ASUS external Blu-Ray burner to back up files from my computer on disc. That particular Blu-Ray player died, and I replaced it with the Newer Asus external Blu-Ray drive BW-16D1X-U. It works just like the old one, however, when I tried to access a very large AVI file from one...
  5. Skumbag

    I need advice for recovering a hard-drive

    About half a year ago I realized that my external hard-drive that I bought on amazon was malfunctioning, I had noticed there was a connection problem even before that, it would connect and disconnect rapidly sometimes, but I didn't think much of it cause my files were still there. then 1 day I...
  6. E

    USB 3.0 Ports Slow Transfer Speed to Ext. Hard Drive

    I am having an issue with my USB 3.0 Ports. I am trying to back up a lot of my files onto a Kesu External Hard Drive, but I am getting abysmally low transfer speeds. They start at around 10-15 mb/sec, then drop to as little as 500 kb/sec over the course of an hour. I have already changed the...
  7. R

    building an external m.2 SSD need help with compatibility

    Hi, I want to build a external m.2 device but i'm not sure if they are compatible, can someone confirm if they will work please. WDS500G2B0B TS-CM80S Also my laptop has USB 3.1 Gen 2 and thunderbolt 3, Was wondering if i should get a thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C to Type-C cable or will the USB...
  8. openreel

    External enclosure issue

    I have a TOSHIBA 1TB USB 2.0 external HDD. The plastic shell is removed and the HDD is assembled into a good quality all-metal USB 3.0 enclosure. Its connected thru a good-quality USB 3.0 hub with its own power supply. The cable has good quality too. Normally, it works without problems with...
  9. M

    Delay on mouse click after keyboard key has been pressed

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 8114 Mb Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: 92 GB (26...
  10. A

    Reset PC, backed up hard drive not working

    Hi, I backed up my PC to a Seagate external hard drive before I wiped the PC clean. I then tried to restore the files from the external drive but they do not appear in file explorer. I've gone into disk management and the primary partition is visible, but ""drive letters and paths" as an option...
  11. W

    Help! Making & controling ext.-HD with WIN OS for work

    I'm looking to control a separate hard-drive from our two PC laptops. I would like for this hard- drive to essentially be it's "Own separate PC" with windows OS, files, programs etc. I have always had issues with work files between computers. I don't like to send and share files because we end...
  12. D

    External hard drive not registering after dropping

    Our external ard drive was dropped today from about 2ft. After connecting it to the computer it does not register, or if it does, a window appears saying that it has to be formatted before we can use it, and we see the folders but can't get in them. I have opened up the casing and made sure...
  13. Brokeniguana

    Monitor linked to laptop keeps going blank

    I have an older Dell ST2420L monitor linked to a newer Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 via a VGA cable (I don't think the screen supports HDMI) using the option to transfer the screen output to the monitor for an easier-to-see output. However the monitor keeps going blank with varying frequency...
  14. I

    Apps installation in External storage in MI devices

    Is there any way the apps can be installed in the external storage of MI devices. i have a MI note 4g.
  15. C

    Out of range...external monitor asus vg248qe

    Im not really sure what is going on, it happened while playing a game. once i changed the res the monitor went black and says out of range. Ive been working all day and night trying to get it back but nothing seems to help. Any ideas?
  16. A

    Western Digital external hard drive not working and flashing

    Hi, My Western Digital external hard drive just stopped working. There was no fall or energy issues as far as I know. It was perfect until yesterday, but today it keeps flashing a white light in front of it very quickly (each 1 or 2 seconds). Every blinking is accompanied by an intern spinning...
  17. D

    WD My Book Essential external hard drive not recognized

    My WD My Book essential external hard drive suddenly won't get recognized by the computer. It's about 2-3 years old. When I plug it in, I hear the machine inside starting up and the white light starts to blink for a few seconds then it stops. When I connect it to the PC, sometimes the PC reads...
  18. XPUser1991

    External HDD not being recognized by macbook pro

    i have a WD My Passport Ultra 2TB that i use for time machine, i tried plugging it into may early 2011 macbook pro 13" this morning and it won't mount and causes disk utility to take an awful amount of time to open, but, when i mount the drive to say an Ubuntu VM or a Linux PC it shows up and is...