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Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large

Q: Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large

I was wondering what the best way to make sure your external drive is functioning as it should?

Also, how much damage is done if your drive loses power abruptly?

Also, why would someone want a larger drive that needs an additional power source compared to a portable drive?

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A: Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large

Ok mate try one of the hard drive testing tools Seatools SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

plus the disk surface test with the Partition Wizard Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
click on the drive you want to test click on surface test and then Apply at the top it might take some time to do with a large drive though.

Personally I don't like large drives for this very reason ls it and you lose a lot.

The power source is self explanatory really it is probably because the power required via the USB connection is not adequate to run the drive.

As for data loss in a power outage well once it is up and running just go through the data and see for yourself.

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I was wondering what the best way to make sure your external drive is functioning as it should?

Also, how much damage is done if your drive loses power abruptly?

Also, why would someone want a larger drive that needs an additional power source compared to a portable drive?
 

A:Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large external drives

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Could someone explain the difference between a portable and
regular version of software.
I tend to have alot of programs on my computer.
Will I be better off installing portable software?
Does portable software have less impact on resources ?
Thanks For your Help

A:Difference between Portable and Regular Software

Hello Ralph,

Regular software is where it must be installed on your computer for it to be able to run. This type will usually have more features or options.

Portable software doesn't install on your computer for it to run. It could run from a standalone .exe file say on your desktop, or from a USB flash drive. This makes it a portable/standalone program, thus the name. This allows you to easily run the program from any computer without it being installed on the computer.


It really just depends on your needs for which one may be best for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Just reformatted a (nominal) 250GB pocket HDD (NTFS) to wipe all data.
After formatting the used space is 97MB (without any intentional data on the drive)
Hidden "$RECYCLE.BIN" = 4KB
Hidden "System Volume Information":= 0 bytes

Why is there so much used space?

Is "$RECYCLE.BIN" auto resized during use.

Thank you

A:Reformatted portable HD has large used space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2


Just reformatted a (nominal) 250GB pocket HDD (NTFS) to wipe all data.
After formatting the used space is 97MB (without any intentional data on the drive)
Hidden "$RECYCLE.BIN" = 4KB
Hidden "System Volume Information":= 0 bytes

Why is there so much used space?

Is "$RECYCLE.BIN" auto resized during use.

Thank you


97 mb is about 1/25 of 1% of 250 GB. Maybe we have different standards, but I wouldn't call that "so much".

I'm not aware of recycle bin being auto-resized. I think of it as another folder for which you can set a maximum size.

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hello.
i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?

thanks

A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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Hi guys

I've got a mac g4 and a lacie 250 gig portable hard drive.

on my macs hd i've got a number of mpeg4 files which I want to move onto the portable drive, each file is in excess of 5 gigs.
Each time I try to copy a file over I get an error code 36 which states data cannot be read from or written to

the portable hard drive is running fat 32 as it needs to be viewable by a PC

Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how to get these files on the portable hard drive?

Many thanks!
 

A:Problems copying a large file from hard disk to portable drive

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I've been looking into this for a while, though was curious if anyone had more insight?

It seems that portable drives are hard to make over 1.5 TB because power over USB has a hard time powering more. Also, with the floods in Taiwan in 2011 it seems the HD market was hit hard.

What are your thoughts on 2 TB portables, and think we'll see them in 2012?
 

A:When will 2 TB portable drives come out?

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I would like to put my passwords etc on a portable usb drive but would obviously need some security in case it falls into the wrong hands. Can you advise me on this please ?
 

A:portable usb drives

You use a program designed to store passwords and run from a flash drive.
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/keepass_portable
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
 

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I need a portable hard drive to backup picures an movies & files ,Does any body no of a good one at lease 1 TB , i have 2.0 usb ports . Any help would be appreciated Thanks in advance

A:portable hard drives

I personally like to buy a regular 2.5" laptop drive and a case to go with it. Saves you about $20 compared to the factory made and takes about two minutes to put together.

Newegg.com - Vantec NexStar CX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure (Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD) - Model NST-200S2-BK

Pick a drive with the capacity you need. I wouldn't pay extra for a super fast drive since it's going to be running off a USB port anyway.

Newegg.com - Notebook Hard Drives, Laptop Hard Drives

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Hi There,

I have recently copied all my CDs on to my itunes.
I'm thinking now it would be a good idea to be able to quickly back up the itunes folder.
At present I have it all on an external hard drive.
Should anything happen to this I'd lost all my music - not good.

So I'm after a portable external hard drive, approx 20G.
Doesn't have to be particularly fast transfer, as I'd only be backing up about once a week.
Also, I'd rather it be USB power based as I can't really be bothered to scramble around behind the desk plugging things in.

Any suggestions?
 

A:portable hard drives

You have a huge pool to choose from and it keeps changing all the time.
I have a couple of little 40GB Smartdisk Firelite external drives which have worked without problems. They have both USB and Firewire versions, but I've never tried the Firewire. They run on a single USB cable but you can buy an optional mains adapter if you wish.
The only niggle was that they were both bought from Staples, a few months apart, yet they use different drivers for Windows 98SE.
 

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I use a few portable USB drives with my Zinwell media player. I safely remove the drive from the player. When I plug in back into the pc, I get a message asking if I want to scan for errors. It does this each time I plug it back into the pc. I had a Seagate player and the same thing happened.

Tried plugging the same drives into an XP pc and the check errors message did not appear. Is this just a Windows 7 thing?

A:Portable Hard Drives

Sounds like you have some security option enabled to scan removable drives. It's not inherent to Win7. Check your security suite for the setting.

And welcome to Seven forums.

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Gudday all
If I use the command

Code:
FOR %%d in (C D E F H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) do vol %%d:
I get the output in attachment one.
This is fine as far as it goes (not far I'll grant).

What for I wish to do next is
1. To check for the responses 'The devices is not ready' and 'The system cannot find the path specified' and ignore them i.e. display nothing and continue on
2. Then add the code (point 1) into the do of the code above if possible.
Are these achievable?

I know that if I were to use the commands

Code:
IF EXIST c: vol c:
IF EXIST d: vol d:
IF EXIST e: vol e:
IF EXIST f: vol f:
IF EXIST g: vol g:
IF EXIST h: vol h:
IF EXIST i: vol i:
IF EXIST j: vol j:
IF EXIST k: vol k:
IF EXIST l: vol l:
IF EXIST l: vol m:
IF EXIST l: vol n:
.....
IF EXIST l: vol z:
then it would give the output I desire. Why does the 2nd piece of code behave differently to the 1st piece of code?

A:Checking drives in DOS

Are you sure your command line is correct?

I did FOR /? to get a command-line list and I do not see exactly what you have.

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Hey,

I just wanted to know what software is good for use on a Portable Hard Drive?

Thanks

A:Software For Portable Hard Drives

You need to be more specific on what you mean by program. I can only guess you're talking about back-up software. The 2 more popular ones are Acronis Tru Image and Norton GhostAlso take a look at our Freeware Applications thread

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I run a computer repair business, and my customers really appreciate it when coming to their homes is an option. They simply dont want to bring the tower to my home shop. As such, I thought it would be a great idea to become completely mobile, where I could carry everything I normally would need or use in a single bag to solve or repair most computer problems. This has worked very successfully, until I decided to purchase a western digital portable hard drive from ebay. Everything was fine until a couple weeks ago, when it started emitting a general clicking sound, and continuous spin and stopping sound. I hadnt even had the hard drive for 2 months yet. Obviously the last thing I wanted to hear on a hard drive (I had just backed up a customers data after reformatting their system too). Did an RMA on the thing, sent it to western digital for replacement. So in the meantime, I still needed something to back up customers data with. I bought a seagate portable Freeagent go 250 gig from walmart. Pulled it out to back up a systems files, and wont even show up when I plug it in. Listened to the hard drive up close, and sure enough its doing the same thing as the western digital drive. Just not the clicking this time. I've only had this one for a little over a week. And so, I'm in a dilemma of sorts, as what I should do about this situation. Seems to me that although portable, which is very nice, packing these skimpy portable drives in with my other gear doesn... Read more

A:Portable hard drives unreliable?

I have had this happen with my WD Passport drive if it was not getting enough power from the USB port. My university has those Dell monitors with USB ports in them and whenever I connect the drive to those I get this. The USB ports in the chassis work fine though. The drive light is usually dim if it isn't getting enough power.

Tried another USB port or cable to see if that fixes the problem?
 

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For use with my laptop, which has a rather small hard drive, can I load programs such as Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, etc. to my portable hard drive and run them from there, like haveing 2 hard drives in my computer?
 

A:Programs on Portable Hard Drives?

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i bought a 200G portable hard drive so i could transfer files form my home pc to my work g4 apple mac. but i did the stupid thing of formatting it on my pc so now it refuses to work on the g4. is there any way to deformat the disk or install a new driver that enables use on both. please help me as i have to complete a contract in the next week and this is killing me.
 

A:unformatting portable hard drives

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What is the correct way to disconnect a USB portable drive from a Win7 system running Windows PE (during image capture/deployment)? Can I just pull out the USB connector or is there a safer method?

A:Disconnecting Portable USB drives in Windows PE

Hi,
 
Try to make your removal drive offline with diskpart tool then eject it.
 
DiskPart
 
Hope it helps.
 
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I sent in a WD1001FALS-00J7B1 for RMA, WD sent me WD1001FALS-00E8B0 back...
Are there any differences?

A:Is there a difference between these two drives?

From what I've read, they are essentially the same. They only have minor hardware differences/firmware revisions.

Essentially unless you notice anything wrong with the drive then I wouldn't worry, they likely sent you an updated revision of that model.

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These are both 160 GB, but they are $1 different, i don't see the difference?
I do however see that one is 8MB Cache, and the other one is 2MB cache. But why is the 8MB cache the cheaper one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152014 -->8MB Cache

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152011 -->2MB Cache
 

A:What's the difference between these two drives?

The cache size is the only difference.

See here:
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Har...HardDiskDrive_SpinPointPSeries_SP1614N_sp.htm
AND
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Har...HardDiskDrive_SpinPointPSeries_SP1604N_sp.htm

Why did Newegg choose to sell the 2MB for more is a question for them. Obvisously the 8MB drive is the better buy.
 

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I have always imaged my Windows 7 laptop using the in built Windows system image back up and it works great. A couple of times I have restored the image to get me out of a hole and it worked every time.

Anyway over the weekend I went to take an up to date image onto my USB 3.0 WD My Book Hard drive. I plugged the USB drive into the power strip and heard a loud bang like a balloon being burst. I quickly unplugged the USB drive. After a change of underwear I flipped the breaker back up to restore upstairs power. Everything came back to life indicating the problem must of been with the USB hard drive. But bizarrely when I tested the WD drive at another power strip it lit up and seemed to still be alive!!! So I put it down to one of those unexplained things and proceeded to start the windows image of the laptop. It took a while because it was backing up 650 gb of data and hadn't been done for nearly 6 months. After about 2 or 3 hours it was nearing the end of finishing the image backup when suddenly I got BSOD on Windows 7. Pretty annoying. I force powered off the laptop and rebooted windows. I decided to try and start the imaging off again but now the USB HD isn't detected by windows when I plug it into any of the USB ports. I tested the ports with a couple of small USB flash drives and they were detected just fine. So the problem obviously lies with the WD drive. I am just worried by the BSOD and whether that may of risked damage to my windows installation being disrupted dur... Read more

A:Are portable USB hard drives ok to use for Windows Image?

Yes, no problem. The external drives that require their own power supply are generally 3.5" drives while the smaller drives that can be powered via the USB port are generally 2.5" drives. Neither is "safer" or more reliable so it's simply a matter of personal preference which you use. As long as the smaller drive is large enough disk space wise to handle your backup needs then it is certainly much handier since there's no need to plug in for additional power.

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Hi there

IMO these portable USB3 self powered (passport) type drives are a total con with regard to performance -- I get SLOWER performance from these plugged into a proper USB3 port than I do from an older 7200 RPM Hitachi laptop drive connected to even a USB2 port via a SATA==>USB2 cable,

(Not talking about large mains powered external USB3 drives -- these work fine).

Am I alone in this or is this a general sentiment. Note the laptops I've been using have a genuine USB3 (blue) connector with two sockets on the disk end and am not using a hub.

I'm still happy to use these small drives as they are 2GB - quite a decent capacity for a portable pocket size drive - but the performance leaves me seriously "underwhelmed".

I know that 7200 RPM laptop HDD's are as rare as hens teeth these days but USB3 advertises itself as being capable of up to 10X USB 2 speed. My observation has been very different so far (apart from as I have said the full size non portable external MAINS powered USB3 drives which DO work as advertised).

Cheers
jimbo

A:Portable USB3 drives - appalling performance

The passport ones are probably those that get the 5V power from the USB port only. Bigger / 7200rpm drivers require external power supply providing the extra power mainly 12V (up to 2A) and we don't need to think twice which one of these drivers performs better.

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I've been receiving BSODs and after failing to resolve it, I am going to do a clean install, but I want to transfer all my files to an external which I am going to buy later today.

Regarding 1TB hard drives, are they more sensitive than devices that hold less storage space, more fragile? I have been looking at a toshiba brand and WD. Both are 1TB and have 2.0 and 3.0 capability. Despite my research and due to my indecisiveness it is hard to pick between the two. I just don't want a drive to fail on me.

Thinking more about it, would a smaller hard drive be more reliable? I am open to getting a seagate or WD at 250 or 320 gb.

I don't know too much about portable hard drives besides the obvious, so if you could help clear up my confusion, I will greatly appreciate.

Thanks!
 

A:Questions on portable hard drives (1TB and various brands)

There really is no difference in hard drive brands so I wouldn't get too hung up on which brand to buy. I don't think there is any benefit to getting a smaller drive now over a 1TB. 1TB drives have been out for a long time now, the only time you want to be a bit cautious on buying a big drive is if its the biggest that company offers at that point in time.

For example, a few years back someone (I forget who right now) made a 1.5TB drive and it released with bad firmware causing very early failures - that got 'fixed' with a firmware update, but drives still had an abnormally high failure rate so I think there was something really wrong with those drives initially. Later releases of the same drive were fine. So, don't buy the biggest you can find and things will be fine.
 

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I used to know of a security system for usb flash drives and pretty much any portable storage.

It used auto-run and a batch file to automatically send an email containing the IP address of any computer that it is plugged into(Except computers in witch you say are ok)

This way, if your flash drive is stolen and used on a foreign computer it will send you an email with the IP address of whoever stole it.

You can use their IP address to locate their location and/or report them to the police.

Unfouruanetly I cannot find the files anywhere on the internet.

If you know what im talking about and perhaps have a link to the files, please post it. Thank you.
 

A:USB Flash Drives and Other Portable Storage Security

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
I've seen such progs for laptops, for instance http://www.absolute.com/solutions-theft-recovery.asp but not flash drives. If you want to secure data on your flash drive (and keep a backup copy elsewhere) you could use the well regarded (free) TrueCrypt in 'traveller mode':
http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/

I hope this helps?

Richard.
 

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Hi there,

I have today downloaded and installed the Update Windows 10 Home 1903. It went pretty smoothly on the whole, although I had to change some of my settings and other bits and pieces I didn't like about the new set-up.

However, I have found that after the update, my portable USB hard drives and flash drives won't automatically open now. I have to find them in Windows Explorer and click on them myself. They used to open straightaway when I plugged them in. Has anyone any ideas on how to fix this.

Thanks in anticipation.

Gemma
 

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I have 2 USB powered portable hard drives (1 is a WD 2TB drive and the other is a WD 3TB drive. My problem is it will only let me transfer one video file at a time from the 2TB to the 3TB drive. When I click on multiple video files nothing happens. When I only try one it transfers over. Both drives are NTFS. Is there something I can change to allow it to move multiple files? Thanks in advance for everyone's help!!
 

A:Tansfer Files from portable Hard Drives

Might help if you told us the operating system you are running and how you are trying to transfer them? Are you trying to move them or copy them? Are your trying to drag the selected files from one open folder to another? Are you doing a copy and paste between folders?
 

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Hi, I have a WD My Passport Ultra portable drive which comes with password protection to secure the data in case of loss. But I also have a Seagate one which does NOT come with such a feature. Is there another method I could use to password-protect these drives, perhaps built-in to Windows 10? I would probably prefer that anyway because I don't like using the pre-installed software that comes on portable drives...

A:Is there any way to password-protect portable drives we connect?

If you have Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise you can use BitLocker.

This seems to be free:
https://www.timeatlas.com/password-protect-usb-drive/

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My computer is having trouble reading more than 1 portable external hard drive at the same time.

It will read my ac powered external hard drive (3.5') and 1 other portable hard drive(2.5') just fine, but when I try to plug in two portable hard drives, my computer only reads one of them. Both drives are powered on when they connect (Both light up and I can feel both of them running), but only one shows up in My Computer.

Note: Occasionally both drives show up when I plug them both in, but then eventually one of the drives becomes unreadable; All I see are bunch of empty folders (which are suppose to be filled with my stuff).

Note 2: Both drives are western digital. I've tried a toshiba one in the mix, but still get the same problem

Anybody know what's going on? Is this common with the new usb 3.0 portable hard drives? (i'm only using the usb 2.0 ports though)
 

A:Cannot read multiple portable hard drives

Have you tried different USB ports or tried a repeater. USB only gives out so much voltage. I still have USB DVD drives that have a double ended USB cable so it could pull power from two ports.
 

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Has anyone purchased a Western Digital Passport portable hard drive recently? The reviews I'm reading are saying that they ship with software installed that cannot be deleted and that mounds a virtual CD drive when connected. I'm wondering if perhaps these reviewers just aren't savvy in deleting partitions using 3rd party utilities or if there really is something in the firmware of the drive that causes this behavior.

Or does anyone recommend another brand for a portable drive? I need a portable drive because an external power source is not practical in this case.
 

A:Western Digital Passport Portable Drives

DoubleHelix said:


Has anyone purchased a Western Digital Passport portable hard drive recently? The reviews I'm reading are saying that they ship with software installed that cannot be deleted and that mounds a virtual CD drive when connected. I'm wondering if perhaps these reviewers just aren't savvy in deleting partitions using 3rd party utilities or if there really is something in the firmware of the drive that causes this behavior.

Or does anyone recommend another brand for a portable drive? I need a portable drive because an external power source is not practical in this case.Click to expand...

I dont know about that but.............they have changed the interface to where it plugs in though.
So basically you cant take it out of the case...pull off the usb adapter and toss it in PC...or just toss it in your old enclosure.
I remember reading about it here in the forums a few months ago.
IMO this is a big deal versatility is now taken away.
My next purchase will be a seagate......only after a little research ofcourse to make sure they havent done what WD has.

For whats its worth..My hdd in my laptop right now started out as a WD passport...I took the seagate out and put it in the WD enclosure..complete with Vista still on it as well as the recovery partition.
I still use it to back up files...I just copy them over to folders I created myself....works great.

Also to consider in regard to seagate is people like the backup software if you decide to... Read more

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I do not understand the way antivirus/antimalware/spyware products relate to being portable and existing on a USB flash drive when the main computer's hard drive would or could have some other security and protection product installed. Most or at least some products installed on the hard drive let you program to only scan the flash drive? Do you need to be sure that real-time protection for the portable one on the flash drive is turned off in order to even use this flash drive? Can real time protection for the portable security protection product on the usb flash drive be set to only monitor the flash drive and not touch other directories on the main or hosting computer?

Continuing - If we put a portable security protection program onto flash drive and try a scan with the host computer's main security & protection program, scanning the usb flash drive, would the portable av/antimalware be shown as a threat?

A:portable security&protection products on usb flash drives

Continuing - If we put a portable security protection program onto flash drive and try a scan with the host computer's main security & protection program, scanning the usb flash drive, would the portable av/antimalware be shown as a threat?Usually not, as the signatures that might trigger other AV are encoded and thus prevent this.

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Is there a better hard disk error checker than the one included with Windows Vista?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Checking HD for errors

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Simple question here guys,
Are there any differences between these two Pioneer OD DVR-219BK and DVR-219LBK?

I suppose one is Retail Box and the other OEM but that's just my thinking because I couldn't find any info about it so..

A:Is there any difference between these two Pioneer Optical drives?

Hi TheTemplai.
DVR-219LBK has LabelFlash: Allows users to create custom labels by utilizing the drive's laser to burn images onto blank CD or DVD LabelflashTM media RoHS Directive & WEEE Directive Compliant.
DVR-219BK doesn't.
Hope that helps!

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So I've been told of a raid striping set up, a Sata at 150mb/s running at 10k rpms is the best. How does that compare with a Sata at 300bm/s running at 7200 rpms. i know the transfer rate is faster but i was told the hard disk simply doesn't spin fast enough to achieve that type of transfer rate. is this true?
 

A:Solved: Difference i Hard drives.

Yes, thats true. The interface speed is not the slow part of any current drive, its always the internal data rate of the drives. So the 10,000 RPM drives are indeed faster then 7200 RPM drives, regardless of the interface.

An example of this are the WD Raptors, they're on the third generation of the drives but they still transfer at 1.5Gb/s rather then 3.0Gb/s. They are the faster retail drive out. They have however updated the drives to take use SATA 3Gb/s feature like Native Command Queuing but left the transfer speed at 1.5Gb/s.
 

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A- Western Digital Caviar GP 1TB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM

B- WD Caviar® Black 1TB 3,5", SATA, 32MB Cache, Dual Processor, 7200RPM

C- Western Digital Caviar® GreenPower™ 1TB , Sata 3 Gb/s, 32MB Cache
 

A:Whats the difference between the following three hard drives?

B will have have quicker access times than A because of the larger cache.
I have never heard of "green power" in a hard drive, I can only assume it uses less power.
 

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Hello All,
I am looking to buy a flash drive, I have USB3 on my pc and i have seen some flashdrives that are USB3, is there a major difference between USB2 and USB3?
Thank you for your help.
Jon
 

A:Major difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0 flash drives?

andoyan said:





Hello All,
I am looking to buy a flash drive, I have USB3 on my pc and i have seen some flashdrives that are USB3, is there a major difference between USB2 and USB3?
Thank you for your help.
JonClick to expand...

They're 10x faster it seems.
 

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I am in the process of ordering a new hard drive for my dad's laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite laptop. The hard drive that came out of it is a Toshiba MK3265GSX I found one for 76.59. I also found a Toshiba MK3276GSX hard drive that has the same stats as the other one, but it's 42.96. What's the difference between these two hard drives. It's obvious that I want to go with the one that's almost 30 bucks cheaper, but I don't want to get one that won't work with the computer. They
Here's the one that's the same as the one that came out of the laptop. http://www.amazon.com/MK3265GSX-HDD...=1419985884&sr=8-6&keywords=Toshiba+MK3265GSX
Here's the other one that's cheaper. http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-MK327...=1419985884&sr=8-2&keywords=Toshiba+MK3265GSX
 

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When I plug my hard drive in it is recognised however I have several problems.

1) If I start a large file transfer halfway through the drive 'disappears' and the transfer hasn't finished.
2) when I try to 'safely remove hardware' it tells me it is the volume cannot be stopped now and the drive 'disappears' from My Computer.
3) If I try to plug the hard drive in again it does not recognise it, usually I have to wait a bit and then plug it in again.

I have tried using Disk Management to format it but it is stuck to NTFS (is that a problem?) and it tells me it is healthy. Quick format works but normal format stops after a while and the drive disappears from My Computer again.

Any suggestions.
 

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I'm trying to get a portable version of photoshop to work on my computer. I'm running windows 7 64 bit. When I try to open the program it tells me i'm missing msvcp80.dll. So I tried downloading the dll file, placing it in windows\system 32, and tried registering it using regsvr32 and it failed telling me that the dll file might not be compatible with 64 bit windows. Next, I tried taking the dll file out of Windows\\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_0de06acd and placing it into windows\system32 and running the dll register again, and I got the same error. Now since this is a portable version of photoshop it contains no installer and therefore I cannot use it to restore msvcp80.dll again. What should I do?

edit: I also want to mention that I have had this version of the program working on 2 other computers. And yes, I realize that this may not be an "official" version of photoshop, but it looks and works just like it.

A:How to install a DLL file/photoshop portable dll errors

Can someone please help me install this dll file?

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When running chkdsk...what's the difference in the following three problems:
bad cluster
bad sector
bad block (surface scan)

Can any or all of these be "repaired" via Windows 7 Pro 64bit utilities ?

Also are there any issues/problems running say Seagate's dos iso untility on HDD's other than Seagate. Have a Hatachi Deskstar drive...will running Seagate's iso cd cause any issues with the Hatachi ( Hatachi apparently discontinured their own iso utility app according to their site)

Thanks...TR

A:HDD errors with Chkdsk - what's the difference

Welcome,

I have found this, hope it helps.
Sector, Boot Sector, Track, Cluster, Bad Sector, Lost Cluster

If you do a full error checking

and then

Defrag some of the problems should be resolved

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hello friends
this is kalyan...
im using XP operating system ,
i got big problem with my scan disk i e windows is checking my D drive and F drive everytime when i logged in , even though i did a proper shutdown.....
2day i formatted my C drive to solve that problem and to my surprise im facing the same problem even after.....
what can i do ............
HELP ME GUYS PLEASE
 

A:windows is checking drives everytime when i logged in

Hello Kalyan, welcome to the Forum

Are you sure that it is Windows that is checking the drives and not your Anti-Virus software ?

If you believe it is Windows that is checking the drives can you explain what evidence you have that makes you think this.

T.
 

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I have just installed a 250 gig hard drive in a CPU running Win 2000, The BIOS show the Capacity as 250, but when you go the properties for the C: dirve it only show it as 126.99. How do I get Win 2000 to recongnize the new Larger drive?
 

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Need help getting my comp, to see my 250 gig hd. Only sees it as 127 gig.
Running XP Home.
Motherboard MSI 845 Ultra-c
 

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A file on my portable hard drives says it requires system permission but when i give it system permission it still doesnt let me delete it, it bother me, ive scanned it with 3 virus programs and it's not a virus.

A:A file on my portable hard drives says it requires system permission

Have you tried right-clicking that file and choosing Take Ownership then afterwards, try to delete it? That's what I would do first.

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Hi everyone

I am trying to resolve an issue regarding opening ODT & ODS files from an exFAT portable SSD drive via a PC running Windows 7 Pro (64bit). The problem is that trying to subsequently access the file causes the program to lock (freeze) at the initial opening screen (it doesn't actually get as far as opening the file) with the only way to recover being to pull the power from the PC and reboot.

After that the SSD then has to be checked and the corrupted file system repaired. Once done the file can be accessed if it's moved or copied to the local disk (NTFS formatted).

I have tested the above on two separate PC's running Windows 7 Pro 64bit with exactly the same results. Testing on 2 x Windows 10 PCs works fine i.e. you can access and open the files without issue.

At first I thought that it was every type of file but it looks like it's only Open Office files that are affected with all other types (PDF's, JPEGs, MS Word documents*, etc, etc.) opening as they should.

*Open Office files are able to be opened with MS Office without issue.

I found this out the hard way after buying a 500 gig Samsung SSD formatted by default with exFAT. To eliminate this drive I also carried out the same tests on a 64GB memory stick with exactly the same (bad) results.

At the moment the only way around this is to reformat the drives using NTFS but I've had issues with this type of format in the past with regards to file permissions plus the exFAT format can be used ... Read more

A:Open Office 4.1.2 Files UNUSABLE on exFAT portable drives

I think that the problem is the Office you have on your PC. Witch office you have on the PC, MS office or Open Office?
You are trying to open by double click on explorer or by File open form inside office?

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I have I decided to run the sfc /scannow on my systems at home. They are Windows 7 Pro and Home 64-bit. But one of my systems came back with corrupted files; a Pro system.

Now the system does not exhibit any issues in the everyday work, but nonetheless errors. I tried looking at the log and I cannot make heads or tails of it other than there are some failures which I do not understand what they mean.

All the systems have the same Microsoft updates except this one system; this last October rounds had one missing while all my other systems had an update (which I will find out exactly which one).

Can someone see my log and see what's going on? I also attached a screenshot of the SFC error. Thanks

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Hi Friends, each time I check my hard drive for errors, which I do once in a month, I see a message scrolling at the end of didk check.The message scrolls so fast that I can make neither head nor tail of it and in a moment, it is gone.
Is there any way to make the message stay in the screen for a longer time? Alternatively, where else in the computer this message is stored, so that I can see it properly.
Any help is welcome. Thanks.
 

A:message after checking drive c;\ for errors

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Hello,

I have a 3 yr old Samsung laptop which I thought was behaving properly. Today, Outlook froze and then as I tried to open other programs, each thing froze as well. I left it alone and things eventually sorted themselves out and the computer became functional again.

I looked in Event Viewer and I am seeing a LOT of disk warnings and errors, going all the way back to March. That's as far back as it goes, to the date when I installed Windows 10. (Laptop came with Windows 8 installed, I upgraded to 8.1 and then to 10.) This is in Hard Disk 0, which contains Drive C and several recovery drives.

The errors are mentioning ominous things such as "bad block", so the first thing I would like to do is actually see if the physical hard drive itself is failing. In looking at Settings, I see no indication that it is, it says the drive is healthy.

I've seen reference to software called CrystalDisk, but I would like to be assured of a safe download site for that, or is there other software someone here can recommend?

Thanks.

A:Checking hard drive for errors

Originally Posted by Smiley1


Hello,

I have a 3 yr old Samsung laptop which I thought was behaving properly. Today, Outlook froze and then as I tried to open other programs, each thing froze as well. I left it alone and things eventually sorted themselves out and the computer became functional again.

I looked in Event Viewer and I am seeing a LOT of disk warnings and errors, going all the way back to March. That's as far back as it goes, to the date when I installed Windows 10. (Laptop came with Windows 8 installed, I upgraded to 8.1 and then to 10.) This is in Hard Disk 0, which contains Drive C and several recovery drives.

The errors are mentioning ominous things such as "bad block", so the first thing I would like to do is actually see if the physical hard drive itself is failing. In looking at Settings, I see no indication that it is, it says the drive is healthy.

I've seen reference to software called CrystalDisk, but I would like to be assured of a safe download site for that, or is there other software someone here can recommend?

Thanks.



Hi.
The first thing you should do is run CHKDSK on your drive.
Drive Error Checking in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Then you can download and install PassMark DiskCheckup, to see the values of the SMART attributes. Let it run for a bit so the numbers can settle in.

I've used Crystal Disk Info, and it's good, but it tends to install other garbage, so you have to be cautious.... Read more

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