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Questions tagged [portable-harddrive]

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My HDD is NOT logically visible in enclosure (portable HDD setup), but IS hardware-visible

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320 running Windows 10 and am using it to attempt to solve this issue. I have a physically undamaged 2.5 inch HDD (ST1000LM024 5400RPM 1000GB), I took it out of a broken ...
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Password protecting/Encrypting a 4TB Seagate portable HDD

I want to password protect a 4 tb portable hdd i frequently use and travel with. I've read how password protecting isn't safe, but I'm not concerned about someone tech savvy trying to break in and ...
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Wireless portable peripheral hub instead of wireless portable peripherals?

I'm having difficulty finding such a device, probably because I don't really have the right search term for them or they don't exist. I have tried: Wireless usb hub, Bluetooth usb hub, Portable usb ...
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How Can I Convert a 2.5" Hard Disk To a Portable External Hard Disk

I just removed the old hard drives from my laptop. I want to make my own External hard drives disk. How can I do it ? What do I look for to find a disk enclosure compatible with my external hard disk?...
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Recurring portable drive error: 'The sparse flag in standard information attribute in file _______ is not set.'

I have a portable drive that often slows Windows 10 boot. When performing an error check on this drive as recommended after booting (Properties->Tools->Error checking), it will say errors were found ...
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Grub doesn't show up when booting from usb

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a portable HD. Unfortunately, it's only being recognized by the computer I used to install the Ubuntu os and it doesn't show the Grub menu when connecting the hd to other ...
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How do I determine battery requirements to supply 5V USB power for an hour?

I need a USB battery that could power Intel® Compute Stick STK2mv64CC, which requires USB 10W. How can I determine the required battery specifications to keep it powered for one hour?
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Seagate STSHX-M401TCB(M) SATA interface

I'd wish to upgrade my laptop's internal drive, and put the original one in an external enclosure to use it via USB. I could buy an 2.5" HDD and a 2.5" tray separately to accomplish this. However, ...
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Is there any danger when connecting a USB Y cable?

I have been advised to use a USB Y cable to power a portable hard drive from 2 ports since it could not draw enough power from a single port. Is there any danger of overloading the drive this way?
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Portable applications Benchmark/speed

I am setting up a new PC and I was thinking of getting as many programs/applications as portables (so I can keep the PC "cleaner"). My main concern is, does portable make the application run "slower" ...
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Transcend Storeject portable HDD: what's the difference among 25A3, 25D3, 25M3 and 25H3P?

I'm looking for some portable hard disk, my friend recommended Transcend Storejet 2.5 inch models as they are shock resistance (or shock proof? i'm not sure about the term). However searching on ...
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External HDD not detected but shows up as USB device in taskbar

I have a seagate 1 TB external portable HDD which all of a sudden stopped working one day. If I connect it, it doesn't show in my computer or Disk management, but i get a usb device icon in taskbar. ...
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GPT Protective Partition

I’ve moved my 3TB hard drive to another USB enclosure, and it no longer works. Disk manager says “2794.52 GB Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)”. How to fix that? I don’t want to reformat, I need ...
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Files suddenly disappear (and reappear) on a NTFS USB drive used with Linux?

I recently bought a portable 1TB external USB drive which I intend to use mostly with my Ubuntu laptop, but I would like to be able to use it with other OS as well. It came formated as NTFS, and that ...
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Portable External vs External Desktop Hard Drives [closed]

What are the differences between a desktop(the bigger not so portable USB cases) and portable USB drives. Is it basically 2.5" vs 3.5" drives, or are there any other major benefits besides size and ...

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