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require external hard drive case which can take 3 4 drives

Q: require external hard drive case which can take 3 4 drives

hi all.
i have 3 or 4 2.5 inch drives laying around.
the drives are of different capacity starting from 250gb to 1tb.
there is 1 250gb ssd also in the lot.
is there such a solution which will take all the 3 to 4 drives and make them as 1 big external drive?

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I have 3 extra hard drives that I want to use with my computer, but I do not have any expansion slots left to put the drives in my case.

1 is an 80GB 7200rpm, 2 is a 40GB 7200rpm, and 3rd is a SCSI 18GB 10K rpm.

I previously had purchased a computer case that is just that -- a plain computer case (no cables, power supply, nothing). It has LOTS of slots for hard drives. I am wondering if I can put the extra 3 drives in the empty case and connect them to my computer that I regularly use (via usb or firewire) as if the drives were in a regular external case?

If I did this, would my computer I am using get overheated or too much power needed from it?
-- (if so, how can i correct this)?

If I were to do this, would I need a power supply in the other case?
-- (what strength?)

Any other helpful information would be appreciated!!

A:External Hard Drives -- in an extra computer case?

Your best bet would be external drive enclosures and hook them up USB/Firewire. Look here:

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Looking to buy an external hard drive for backup. This will be used only to backup data periodically. This is certainly a good price ($140):


I've never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with that brand?

A:Opinions on BeyondMicro External Hard Drive?-or recommendations on External Case?

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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I have an extra Maxtor 30GB HDD and am considering using it in a case but that is dependent upon what I may learn here.
My AMD system is described below. I think I may want to use this as an additional means of a backup for my PC.
I am hoping to see some replies giving the pros/cons and the type case and link to it that I may consider buying.
As usual, TIA.
Happy and SAFE July 4th to all.

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What is better to get for an external hard drive: a 3.5" case or a 5.25" case which may include a fan in the back? The reason I ask is that I am looking at the two cases below:



and was wondering which was better when it comes to heat.


A:External Hard Drive Case

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In my computer, my 250 gig works great, but once I put it into my external enclosure, when I go to it in My Computer it says that it isn't formatted and needs to be before I can use it (PLUS, in disk management it says that it is limited to 31.50 gig) Someone please help ASAP, i spent all last night trying to get this thing working! thanks-


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A:Moving Hard Drive to External USB Case

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I read an old post that said you can get a case for a hard drive (from a desktop, not laptop) and be able to access files (but not software) and a link to Newegg.com was included. I went to that site and am not sure how to choose the right one - do I need an AC adapter? And how do I know which internal interface I need?

The hard drive is in an emachines T3828 and is 80 GB, if that helps. My daughter had stories she had written stored on it - getting them off and ditching the rest is the goal. (The power switch seems to have died)


A:Choosing the right external case for a hard drive

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I would like to open the case of a Western Digital media center combo without destroying it. It appears to be designed with tabs and slots to snap together. There are no visible screws or rivets. I'm sure a knowledgeable service tech could pop it open easily given a few hints. WD tech support is unhelpful. Does anyone in this forum know the trick?

A:Open WD external hard drive case

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Does anyone know where I can find an external SATA hard drive case with SATA internal connection and USB and SATA external and if possible, firewire external connection. I have a SATA hard drive and would like to make it portable but would like to keep the SATA speeds when possible.


A:SATA External Hard Drive Case

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I purchased a Sabrent 3.5 IDE external drive case so I can put in a Western Digital 500gb PATA drive. When we plug it into the USB port, it starts to recognize the drive and Windows 7 says that it is installing the driver and then we get the message driver installed failed. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make this recognized?

The manufactures website says the drive is recognized up to a 3tb and supports Standard Desktop 3.5″ IDE/PATA Desktop Hard Drives. It is a model ECS-U35K


Paul DiModica

A:External Drive case not recognizing hard drive

Hello dimodical,

Try opening up Disk Management with the external drive connected. See if Disk Management see the drive or not. If it sees the drive right click on the drive and try to initialize\format the drive.

Hope this helps

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I am looking into purchasing an external hard drive case for a hard drive for extra storage and portability. While looking at them, I see that some are made with aluminum so that the drive stays cool while others have fans. Does an aluminum case keep the drive cool enough?

A:External Hard Drive Case Heat Concern

Yes, the heat dissipation will probably be better than it would be internally fitted.

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So I have 2 of these: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momen...nternal/dp/tech-data/B00194EQZG/ref=de_a_smtd

and one of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204018

I have 3 spots left in my case to mount HDDs. How can I do this? I have searched through Google with no luck and I'm basically a hardware noob. Or, probably the best option, would be to just mount the terabyte drive and access the other harddrives via USB in a very inexpensive way. (Bottom line is to access the seagate drives as inexpensively as possible, then to mount the fantom drive if possible)

Thanks for your time,

A:Mounting an external hard drive in a desktop case help

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So I want to buy the following item from eBay.
It says that the max size it supports is 300GB.
My hard-drive is 320GB

a) the external hard-drive CASE recognize the HDD as 300GB and function normally?
b) the external hard-drive CASE not recognise the HDD at all due to it being too big.

Thanks for your speedy help!

A:Question about 2.5" external hard drive case

A 320GB hard drive actually works out to be about 298GB. I believe the only way to know if the drive will work is to try it.

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I use an WD external hard drive (1TB) for additional storage and it was working fine with no issues. The small USB connector broke off the board yesterday and I purchased a new enclosure and installed it. Now my computer does not recognize it as a storage device. I have all the data still on the HD and really do not want to loose it. Any advice on how to get the computer to recognize the external hard drive?

I tried adding a letter for the drive, but it does not show up to change the letter of the drive.

The PC is an HP that is about 4 months old. Windows 7, 64 bit.

Thanks for the assistance.

A:Existing external hard drive installed in new case, does not recognize

if the Hard drive is a SATA varient and not a IDE (which unless its ollld it wont be)

then you can simply open up your new pc case, and connect the drive directly to your motherboard using a SATA lead, and a serial power connection from your power supply.

If you dont have a spare SATA cable, then for now you can just use the power cable and lead from your DVD drive. This will allow you to back up your data for now, and will determine if the drive still works or not.

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I have an external hard drive that used to be associated with my computers J drive for the longest. One day I turned my EHD off and when I turned it back on it had switched to being the F drive. This is mainly a big problem because all of my Itunes music was backed up to the J drive and now my Itunes can't find my music because the drives switched. How can I switch my EHD from F back to J?

PS. I already tried Googleing the answer and I tried this one:

Using the Windows interface

1. Open Computer Management (Local).
2. In the console tree, click Computer Management (Local), click Storage, and then click Disk Management.
3. Right-click a partition, logical drive, or volume, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
4. Do one of the following:
* To assign a drive letter, click Add, click the drive letter you want to use, and then click OK.

Unfortunately there was no J drive available in the drop down when I tried this. I'm also using Windows Vista and any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:External hard drive changed drives

You are on the right track. You only need to remove the drive letter J from the the drive that it is currently assigned to by clicking remove. Then assign your external the drive letter J. Then go back to drive that you removed it from and assign any letter (F) that is now available.

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Today I bought a usb external hard drive (ComStar USB 2.0 Hard Drive) to use to back up my system. I plugged it in, Vista automatically installed its drivers and it works fine. The only problem is that since I did that neither my CD or DVD drivers work. Why? I have no idea and can't figure it out.

Looking at the Device Manager this is the info I get for the two drivers:

Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max ATA Device--Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E ATA Device--Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

and this one, too although I don't know what it is:

Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface--Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

Both drives worked fine before I installed the external drive. I have tried to uninstall the new one but every time I restart the computer it automatically reinstalls its drivers even though it's no longer plugged in. I've also tried uninstalling the CD & DVD drivers but when Vista tries to reinstall them I get the same failure errors.

I have looked everywhere and can't find a solution--if anyone is able to help I would be most grateful


A:Lost CD & DVD Drives After Installing External Hard Drive

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New to the site and hoping to get some help. I am trying to set up an external HDD on Network Drives in my office. I have selected the tab to share the file on the network and all that. I notice it comes up as "E:" and that is not an option to choose from when I select Map Network Drive. Where it asks for the folder I put in \\Server\name of new drive. It keeps saying "Network path can not be found". I have tried to put the ip in and then the name of the new drive, like so: \\\name of new drive. Still can't be found. I have the hand also showing under the drive indicating that it CAN be shared. I formated the drive to NTFS as are the drives on the network.

I'm not a pro when it comes to networking and I don't know if I'm asking a stupid question here but any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Can't set up new My Book External Hard Drive On Network Drives

Try this simple guide: (One of MS better guides I believe)

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Hi I'm having a helluva time with getting my Lenovo Y510P to recognize any USB flash drives or external HD. Laptop is virtually new. Came with Win 8 but I installed Windows 7 Pro 64 Service Pack 1. Immediately downloaded and installed all Windows updates. From Lenovo I installed all of the latest drivers and updates, including BIOS, Genesys USB mass storage device, Intel chipset driver and Intel rapid storage technology.
Laptop works great except for this issue.
I can see the flash drive in device manager but nothing in Computer folder. Same goes for Disk Management... no flash drive appears. I have no virtual drives installed so currently no Daemon Tools or similar.
When I plug the drive into any of the 3 USB ports (2 are 3.0, 1 is 2.0) the laptop makes the typical sound that you've connected something. These flash drives and external HD work fine in my other 3 computers here at home (2 laptops and 1 desktop). Some run Win 7... the other Win 8.1.
I tried going to Device Manager and uninstalling all USB controllers and hubs (including drivers), then restarting. My OS reinstalled everything (as soon as I plugged in my mouse and/or flash drive, if I recall correctly), but same issue persists.
I also ran DriveCleanup (claims to be "command app that helps to remove orphaned entries of various drives from the device tree of your system"). Same issue persists.
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A:can't access flash drives or external hard drive

FYI here are pix of BIOS main page and configuration info (USB legacy is enabled).

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after searching for some answers on the forums, i've been moved to post a separate thread. i have an external hard drive that disappears for some seconds only to reappear again on my list of drives. my computer alerts as if the external drive were dismounting then remounting. i have run various checks and nothing is presenting as abnormal or of issue. has anybody else experience this, what effect is it having on my computer and what can be done about it? thank you for any help/info. raze

A:external hard drive disappears and reappears on drives list

Quote: Originally Posted by rkainne

i have run various checks and nothing is presenting as abnormal or of issue.

Describe these various checks.

Have you run the hard drive manufacturer's disk utility?

Does this happen if you use another set of drive cables?

Does this happen if the hard drive is connected to some other USB port?

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I installed a Z turbo drive on my new HP Z440 as a data drive. After installation my WD My book external USB 3.0 hard drives either disapeared or would not read/write. I uninstalled the external hard drives, then reinstalled and have the same problem. I removed the Z Turbo drive and the external hard drives are working normally again. There is obviously a coflict somewhere. How do I resovle?

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Pretty much what the title says.
I have a few hard drives (E, F, G), with a lot of data and programs installed on them, connected to my computer right now. Would I have to format them if I decide to re-install Windows on the system?

A:Would reinstalling Windows 7 require formatting of additional hard drives?


In Short- No. However, it is always recommended to physically disconnect all other drives besides the one you are installing on. Also, if the drive that you are reinstalling on has multiple partitions, MAKE SURE that you choose the right one when reinstalling windows.

Also, just so you know, to do a full reinstall, choose "custom install" in the menu from the windows install disk. Also note that a reinstall will mean that you have to reinstall all programs that you currently have.



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If this is in the wrong forum, please move it to the right place, thanks.
Alright so this all started a lot of months ago but now it's getting really annoying. At first I noticed my laptop acting up with my Sandisk flash drive that I've had for years. It'd take a while to connect then after it did whenever I'd eject it through the devices panel it'd say that the flash drive needed to be troubleshooted? It could never find what the problem was. Plugged in my newer flash drive and it acted the same. Finally tried my Seagate Slim Portable and the same thing happened.

Then after a while whenever I'd plug in one of them my laptop fan would kick up on high and my cpu would start to spike pretty high. It wouldn't happen immediately but after at least a minute of having it plugged in this would happen. Once I ejected it the cpu would still be spiking and I'd have to restart the computer to get it to stop. Also sometimes when plugging one in my cursor would really slow down or freeze for a bit then be normal again.

This happens no matter what usb port I try. Just recently when I decided to plug in my external hard drive into a different port the screen literally FROZE even my cursor disappeared and no keyboard input so I had to force it off.

I've tried checking if the ports needed driver updates but they're supposedly up to date. I've scanned my computer but nothings there. My computer has the latest updates too. I've even checked my settings to high performance. Is there a... Read more

A:External hard drive/flash drives causing high cpu and slowdown

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How long have you been using Trend Micro
Not a good sign imho
Often to correct problems a system needs to be clean installed.
Use Panda instead.

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I have two PC’s using XP Home SP3 and networked through a BT Home hub. Both of the PC’s have external hard drives attached and each of those external drives along with its folders have been visible to the other via Windows Explorer. I have just installed a new hard drive on PC1 and restored an image created the day before. Each of those external drives can still be seen from their OWN Windows Explorer. If I try to access the others external drive I receive “Not enough server storage is available to process this command”. I also now find that internal drive that holds my data on PC1 that was shared and accessed without a problem now also produces “Not enough server storage is available to process this command”
I have selected an external drive and removed sharing from it, and then allowed it to be shared under a different name so that I could ensure that the other PC could see the new name. The other PC was immediately able to see the newly named external drive. The content of that newly named folder cannot be accessed “The network path was not found”
Can anyone help?

A:Solved: New hard drive - lost network connection to other PC's drives/external

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I just purchased a 320gb seagate hard disk with casing X-craft cooler master a month ago. I made two partition. I already used up 60% space of the hard disk.

Now, when i plug in my external hdd, the hdd not detected. But after try plug in and out for a few times. Windows require me to format in order to use the disk drive.

i. What should i do now?
ii. is the hard disk spoilt?
iii. should i (re)format the hard disk?

NOW my laptop no longer detect my external hard disk. THE BLUE LED AND SOUND from casing is PRESENT, but nothing detected in My Computer.

A:Formatted external hard disk require format?

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Greetings group.
I have a 2 month old hard drive that failed on my desktop PC, taking My Documents with 7 years worth of data. I had just moved the folder to the new drive and hadn't gotten a chance to backup yet.
I'm trying to check Recycle bins on my External hard drives to see if I ever had even a partial Documents folder on one of them..
Problem: All 3 of my external hard drives have multiple recycle bins. All of the recycle bins show the same content as my local C Drive on my laptop. I am attaching 2 screenshots for your review. One shot is of the recycle bins on external drive, the other shot is a screenshot of the recycle bins on my C drive on laptop.
I'm logged in as Administrator because my normal login cannot access any of these recycle bins. And my normal login is in the Admin group. Using Windows Explorer as Administrator, I'm unable to see the Recycle bins. I can see them with my regular login. Very odd.

I'm so desperate for help. Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for any help.

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I've spent the past few days tryng to help a friend sort out a mysterious case of dissapearing USB3 external drives, but it has me stumped.

LGA1155 Gigabyte GAZ68A-D3H-B3 Rev 1.0 motherboard with latest F13 BIOS
Etron EJ168 USB3.0 chip with 2nd from latest driver (version
Antec NEO ECO 620W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 fully updated

USB 3.0 External Drives:

Both devices are less than 4 months old, purchased new a few weeks part from the same store (OfficeWorks).

Typical sequence of events/symptoms:
Both USB devices are displaying fine in both Explorer and Disk Manager, and work exactly as expected. Absolutely no trouble with the devices at all. The LED light on the disks are lit up.

After an indeterminate time (typically somewhere between 1 to 3 hours), the devices dissapear (no longer show) from Explorer, as if they have been physically removed from the USB 3.0 ports - there is no disconnect sound (ding-dong) played. The LED lights on the devices stay lit as normal. Opening Disk Management, the devices are NOT shown. The disks appear to be disconnected from the computer, but they are definately plugged in and powered.

If I physically unplug one of these devices, I immediately get the the disconnect sound (ding-dong). If I then plug the device back in, the connect sound (ding-dong) plays, and after a second or two, th... Read more

A:The mysterious case of the dissapearing USB3 external drives ...

I had a similar problem at one point. You may want to try disabling and then enabling the automount feature in diskpart. Sometimes this will reset the automount feature if it is not working properly.

Open an Elevated Command Prompt. The commands are:diskpart
automount disable
automount enable

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i am going home for winter break and i wanted to take over some videos i had on my hard drive, but the problem is that it is an internal hard drive, and i want to be able to transfer the data to a laptop. Is there a way that you can turn an internal hard drive into an external hard drive? Or is there a piece of hardware that will alow me to do this?

A:Turn internal hard drives into external hard drives

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Yesterday I discovered my computer will no longer read my flash drives, external hard drives or SD cards.  If I plug in any of them, they don’t even show up in Disk Management.  In Device Manager they will show up, but will have a yellow flag and under Properties it says the driver for this device is not installed even though they’ve been used before on the computer.  Clicking “Update Driver” doesn’t help because it searches and says there are no drivers for this device.  If I go to the “Events” tab, it gives the  date and “Device configured (null)”.
I restarted my computer today, hoping it might correct this problem, but when restarting I ended up with a message about an inaccessible boot drive.  After going into a loop several times where it told me about the inaccessible boot drive and then restarted again, I finally ended up with a screen that gave me more options for troubleshooting such as doing a system restore point.  I had the computer perform a system restore and finally it took me to the welcome screen and then desktop.  Anyway, rebooting did not correct the problem about my computer not reading my flash drives, external hard drives or SD card.  Any ideas?  Maybe the problems I’m having are related to a recent Windows update (computer seemed to be working fine before the update), but don’t know for sure. 
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A:Computer no longer reads flash drives, external hard drives.

What you want to do is to go to the HP wesite's support page, find your computer and you should be able to download the current drivers. Here is a link to the page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers

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I was thinking about getting a new computer and was wondering what the best case would be to fit multiple hard drives. I have a scorpio midtower that can hold about 6, and a Dell that can only hold 2. Do full tower cases hold more than midtower?

A:Best case for multiple hard drives

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I am running Windows XP SP3 right now on a Lenovo 7650-ELU and experiencing some odd problems. For some reason, the laptop I have will not recognize USB Flash Drives that I put into it or External Hard Drives. I know that the USB ports work correctly, because I have plugged in optical mouses and keyboards that work. I searched the forums and didn't see anything like this.

It's odd how when I first insert them, it makes the sound and shows the icon in the taskbar that would allow me to safely remove the device, but nothing else. So far, I have gone into the device manager and uninstalled all the USB ports and restarted hoping this would solve my problem, but it continues to do the same thing.

If anyone has some helpful advise, please post. I appreciate all the help.


A:USB Ports Don't Recognize Flash Drives or External Hard Drives

Has it ever worked before?

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I volunteer for a Charity in the main role of IT admin. Part of what I want to do is ensure the Laptops, External Drives and Memory sticks are encrypted, but I am worried if I (try to) encrypt a drive with files already on, they will get messed up. I am not an expert, so would appreciate any advice and guidance anyone can give. Any favourite products? We are a charity so want to pay little or nothing for this. The intention is to ensure any personal information we hold is secure if it falls into the wrong hands. I am clearly looking at making sure no-one uses Laptops/Ext drives/memory sticks that do not belong to the charity when working (self included), but am a little uncertain where to start with this and do not want to make things worse. Any input gratefully received. Probably a simple question for lots of you, but not for me!!

A:Encryption of hard drives, external drives and Memory sticks

All the encryption programs I know of support encrypting drives with data. BitLocker and Vercrypt(TrueCrypt port) absolutely do. BitLocker absolutely requires the use of strong Windows passwords as it only protects the drive if its removed or accessed via another boot device. VeraCrypt has the added benefit of having a pre-boot password so you cannot even boot to the operating system without entering the password. You should still of course have strong passwords and automatic locking of the system after a set time of inactivity.

You may also want to re-evaluate the need for USB drives and sticks, not only are they bad for data security but also easy to lose, have stolen, or just fail. Central storage and VPN access may be preferred to a giant pile of external devices that some places end up relying on.

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My MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2012) model has recently stopped working. It was showing a folder with a question mark as it couldn?t locate the hard drive. I?ve tried everything and is hasn?t worked, so I took it the Apple store an they said the hard dive needs replacing but will cost £200. I?d rather do it myself for far cheaper. My question is can someone tell me what hard drive I require, which hard drive will meet performance needs and where I can buy this hard drive. Thank you

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x
Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get:

Location Not Available
H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

If I go into the properties to the ?security? tab, it says ?you do not have permission to view or edit this object?s permission settings?

If I go into the ?owner? tab of Advanced Security Settings, current owner says ?Unable to display current owner?
This is on every flash drive and portable hard drive on all 4 usb ports.
I am logged in as the administrator and there is not even another user account on the computer
I?ve run sfc /scannow

I?m absolutely stumped. I?ve never had this happen on any computer where I couldn?t use an external device.

This is not my computer so I?ll have to do whatever remotely.

Thank you for the help.

A:All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?

Sometimes when I plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive I get a message about "this device can perform faster if plugged into a USB 2 port" so I shut the computer down and pull the power cord and USB devices from the back of it. After waiting a bit I put everything back and all is good.

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I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
Thanks for any advise!

A:External Hard drives and flash drives security


You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..

Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.

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I have several old hard drives, taken from previouse CPU's. Is there anyway in which I can use them as external hard drives or be able to read what is stored on them, without hooking up INSIDE my CPU ?

A:Old hard drives, can I make them external drives ?

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I have windows 7 pro and recently I have not been able to open up a new folder on any external hard drive or flash drive that I use with my computer. When I use these same flash and external hard drives in another computer it works fine, my initial thought is, there is something disabled in my system or some program is blocking me when I try to create a new folder in my drives. need advice and help.

A:Flash drives and external hard drives

It may be your explorer. Run a sfc /scannow in Command Prompt

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I already found out the hard way that flash drives don't have a registry in which I can install a program to it, and run it on other computers, unless the program is a lite program. Is there a way to make it more flexible in the sense of creating a registry for it?

Next question; Do external hard drives have a registry? Could I install games and or programs to an external and run them directly from it? Is there a way to create a registry for it if it does not have one?
Anyone that has anything else to possibly add, I'm more than happy to explore any and all options, so don't be shy!

Help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:External hard drives / flash drives.

i do not know the particulars of it but yes it is possible to copy/paste a programme file from c drive ,programme files, onto flash drive and run it, i do it myself

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Hi there,

I won't get too deeply into the harrowing saga of how two external hard drives of mine died within days of each other. Rather, I'll just say that I would like to do a virus scan on several external hard drives (including/especially the one I just got to replace the others). In other words, I want to find out if there was a virus or something in the material that I'm putting on the hard drives that makes them die. Could this be possible? If so, how can I conduct a virus scan specifically on the external drives?


A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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Hope one of you can help.

I recently bought a hard drive case as I had two hard drives (an old PC one and a old PS3 one)that I wasn't using and thought that they may come in useful for storage. The first hard drive (an old PC hard drive) was fine and worked for a short while until my PC (and my sons PC) stopped recognising it was plugged in. I then exchanged that hard drive for the other spare that I had. This only worked for an hour-or-so until that 'died'.

I now seem to have two dead hard drives within a short space of time that both used the same external case to connect to my PC. Woould it be possible that the case I'm using could be killing the drives? The case uses a 'Y' lead and I have tried the single connection and both at the same time but the hard drivres aren't detected by my PC.

What would my options be here?


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Have you tried hooking Hard drive direct to the PC if possible?

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Sure, the drives in an external case are bog-standard CD/DVD drives. I've put a bunch of them together.

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I want to put this hard disk into an external hard disk case and connect it by USB v3.0 to my computer.
Later I want to use case and hard disk as backup storage.

Now I doubt that the case supports really SATA III. My guess is that it supports only SATA II.

Ok, I assume the hard disk itself is working with SATA II too.
But I want to use the full speed und feature set of SATA III.

So how can I check the supported SATA versions of the case from Win 7?


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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

A:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells

Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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