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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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Can I work on external hard disk until I have recovered all the deleted files from computer

I have a Dell laptop that have a single partition named "C drive" and I lost my whole data during reinstalling OS and I want to recover my whole data but I need some days to recover my data, So my ...
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network drive replaced by an external drive

I have an old software which needs access to a network drive, eg. \\nameofnetworkdrive but the problem is that the network drive has now been replaced by an external USB drive (eg. drive X). Is there ...
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NAS setup help w/ home

so I'm not super experienced with Networking, so I may have already committed some Faux-pas in my setup, so please bear with me; I have a HDD connected to my modem (TC8715) that I'd like to use as a ...
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Can I recover a single partition with ddrescue?

I have a failed hdd (seagate 1Tb) with bad sector. I want to make an image of it with ddrescue. The problem is that I don't have a 1tb hdd to put the image on. The files that I have to rescue are ...
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Cloning EXTERNAL hard drive to INTERNAL hard drive

The process of cloning an internal hard drive onto an external one is pretty well described by online guides but I can't seem to find any info on the opposide. I want to replace my internal ssd with ...
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Backing up/Retrieving Files from Corrupted but Accessible External Hard Drive

What's my best option here? The drive (1TB WD My Passport) isn't totally fried. Corrupted, for sure. Previously (before a drop to pavement) once plugged in, the files were immediately accessible as ...
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Difference between benchmark and windows copying in external HDD speed

I just got a new external USB 3.0 HDD (Seagate Expansion 6TB), formatted as NTFS. When writing large files to that HDD via the Windows 7 Professional explorer, I see very slow writing speeds according ...
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My files transfer sometimes at .5MBs sometimes at 100 MBs, Why? [duplicate]

This is not related to disk caching. I have to transfer terabytes of data often between Sata and usb and internal nvme drives. Sometimes the transfers are over 100MBps, and sometimes they are kbps. ...
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Decrypt files recovered from encrypted external hard drive

I am trying to recover the data from one of the external hard drives of my company. I ended up using DiskDrill to extract all the files into a new, non-encrypted hard drive. Unfortunately I made the ...
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HDD produces corrupted files, could it be the enclosure?

I've purchased a new HDD and installed it in old enclosure to make it an external drive for my media center. After not being able to see any movie from this disk, because there were pixelations and ...
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Recover data from harddisk after win32 disk image write a debian image [duplicate]

I wanted to copy a image to one of my SD cards using Win32DiskImager. But I clicked too fast and it written to one of my external harddrives instead of my SD drive, But it was too late,on my 1.5 Tb ...
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Harddrive Failure - Head attempts to read 4 times before giving up

I own a Seagate Barracude 8TB harddrive that failed recently. I thought it was a stuck head so I opened it, and the head is in the correct position when unpowered. I observed the HD upon powering ...
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I've used hdparm secure erase on a USB SATA drive. Is it beyond recovery now?

Acting on information in an outdated version of the ULSAH, I have tried to wipe out my old backup disk (a USB-connected SATA drive, not an SSD) using hdparm with the following options (rather the way ...
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Can I trust a WD Elements portable hard drive that lost its partition tables due to a possible shock? [on hold]

I have a WD Elements 500GB portable usb drive that was formatted with NTFS but used mainly for my primary backup on a CENTOS 7 machine. The drive stopped responding, although showing, after a house ...
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How to boot from two external hard drives in a specfic order?

I have two external hard drives.I want to keep one plugged into a usb port permanently (let us call this one A) and another plugged in every now and then (let us call this one B). Both have Linux ...

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