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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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External SSD/HDD slowed down

I have an SSD and HDD in an external USB 3.0 dock. Just a few days I had 300~ Mb/sec read/ write speed on the SSD and 65~ Mb/sec on the HDD. Now, the SSD speed dropped to 40 and HDD went down to 10. ...
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PCI Serial port Driver on windows 8

how to install PCI Serial port driver on my device . This PCI Serial port is External and 4 extra port is available. so how can i do it.
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How to defragment file folder index on Mac from the command line

I am in the situation where I have 1 folder with 10 million subfolders, each with 10 or so files. It is crawling in terms of performance (these folders are on an external hard drive). I'm on a Macbook ...
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My terminal and filesystem are hanging on MacOS

So I have had an external hard drive connected to my laptop, and have been writing millions of files to the external hard drive. One directory even has over 2 million folders at the first level deep. ...
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Allocation unit for exFAT on macOS

I've spent the last few days researching how to get exFAT formatted drives to work on macOS without finding any authoritative information on the subject. Many seem to throw their hands up and declare ...
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USB is shocking me for no reason

Yesterday, I plugged a metal USB into the computer case. When I tried to unplug the USB when the computer is powered on, it shocked me. I thought it's electricity from a malfunctioning part, so I ...
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External disk with encrypted Time Machine partition doesn't eject properly

I'm not sure when this started, maybe when I setup my Time Machine partition to be encrypted or maybe at a particular OS update, but the Time Machine drive no longer ejects properly. I'd love some ...
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Automatically execute backup script when external hard drive is plugged with systemd

I have a laptop, an external USB hard drive and a backup script. Laptop runs Arch Linux. External USB hard drive is encrypted with LUKS. Backup script backups on a given mount point (/media/backup). ...
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Seagate external drive case won't turn the LED on

A few weeks back I bought a Seagate external drive case, in order to turn my 2.5' internal disk into an external one. When first testing the case the status LED turned on and blinked, but in the ...
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Not sure if I screwd up my hard drive using New Simple Volume

I was trying to get an external hard drive to work on my windows which works on my Mac. However, the folder simply does not show up. Upon some googling, I used this link: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Accidentally deleted upperfilter in 4d36e967-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318 and now external hard drives wont register

One of my external hard drives wasn't working so I tried a bunch of things to fix it and one thing said to delete upperfilters and lowerfilters in 4d36e967-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318, so I did that. ...
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WD external drive difficult to eject

model: WDBYFT0040BBK WD 4TB Black My Passport Set up with 3 partitions Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version: 17134.706 Whether using WD's software or the Windows eject button, I can't eject the drive. I ...
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MariaDB won't work after moving database to external drive

Problem: MariaDB doesn't work after moving database to new location. Context: Connected external hard drive (NTFS) to Raspberry Pi and moved all MariaDB database files to folder on external drive, ...
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Disable powersaving features on a usb3 drive in Linux?

A friend lent me a 4TB external usb3 hdd to copy some files to it. However the drive switches to powersaving mode despite file transfers being active every few 100 GB which will corrupt any transfers ...
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external hdd does not get detected in front usb port

I Have a External HDD with two Usb cables . One usb cable is mini usb type and the other one is a standard usb cable. THE mini usb cable originally came with the toshibha externall hdd.My hdd is ...

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