Why can my external hard drive open on my laptop and not my computer?
Last Answer : Hard to answer when you don't mention which operating system you are using. If you're using Windows it's probably a network problem. Everything that is external to your computer needs to be ... settings in Control Panel. Click the diagnose problems link, it may be enough to solve your problem.
Lost external hard drive files due to "partition"?
Last Answer : Well, I'm sure you know, that reformatting' is what did you in. Don't do ANYTHING to it right now, and get professional help recovering the lost data. It may not be as expensive as you think. ... or it may be relatively easy for some but I'm sure its a common occurrence they've dealt with before
Can I use the same external hard drive for my iPad and laptop?
Last Answer : I don’t know of any external hard drives that you can attach to an ipad. You’ll have to use a regular computer as a data shuttle. Other than that there is not really anything to know. They’ll work like a big ass thumb drive.
How do I format an external hard drive for resale?
Last Answer : Of course it’s true. I don’t re-sale my hard drives for that reason. I think I remember a member (Jerv) on here explaining how the software works on recovery of these things, there should be a program that also infinitely reformats the hard drive as well. It’s been a couple years.
Can I set external hard drive as default for music downloads?
Last Answer : what browser do you use to download? How are you downloading? I’m pretty sure it’s possible, but I need to know that first
What's the best way to fix a mini-usb port on an external hard drive enclosure?
Last Answer : I do have a spare WD hardrive enclosure that may be the same physical size, but I can’t figure out how to open it as it has no visible screws.
How do I erase password protection on an external hard drive?
Last Answer : I will have to double-check how Lacie does things, but I know that there are certain security things that Linux ignores, especially if you use a distro that is geared specifically for intrusion testing.
How to fix external hard drive?
Last Answer : External hard drives are notoriously vulnerable to failure in the USB/disk-controller electronics. Usually the hard drive inside is okay. You can test this theory by taking it apart, remove the hard drive ... . Four out of four failed external hard drives that I've tried worked when I tried that.
External hard drive is supposed to pick up connection to computer wirelessly. what am I doing wrong?
Last Answer : answer:Huh? Why is the hard drive plugged into the modem? You might plug a HD into a router, but never into a modem. THe modem doesn’t have the disk management software. You need to be more informative here. WHAT hard drive, and what modem/router/computer do you have?
Can I unplug my external usb drive when not in use?
Last Answer : You can unplug it when not in use without any problem.
Can you play a 3D movie from a usb stick/external hard drive on a 3D TV?
Last Answer : If you get the right copy why not? Your TV is 3D obviously it can play 3D movies
Why is it better to render video data from my computer into an external hard drive?
Last Answer : Do you mean if you rip a video from a dvd? The only reason I know of is to save space on your internal hard drive. I keep a separate external hd for movies because if you keep the quality of the video, they are huge files and take up too much space.
External hard drive advice?
Last Answer : answer:Hi @AuditoryHaven it's simple. Pick up any Seagate, and Mac has software built in you can use to reformat it to work on your Mac. Don't buy a drive that has the Mac compatible sticker on it ... , and they charge you a 100 dollar premium for it. Look at how extremely easy it is! Good luck.
What is the simplest way to transfer songs from my CD collection to an external hard drive?
Last Answer : answer:Yes, you need to copy the songs from each CD to your computer using a program like Window Media Player (assuming you have Windows). Then transfer them to the external hard drive. You could probably just ... you want as well. Just set the files to go to the drive instead of your C:\ drive.
How should I choose the right external hard drive to store my books, songs and movies?
Last Answer : answer:There are a lot of external hard-drives out there that you can lay your hands on! It all depends on you and I think you should just get one external hard-drive for everything. Don't get ... digital is really good but Iomega works like charm for me. Check out the link up there! Good luck!
External hard drive fault?
Last Answer : answer:I did a Google search & couldn't find anything about an access hole or a lock feature. Anyhow, there's lots of advice (some of it contradictory!) on how to open the drive's case, should you care to ... case. If it's not then the hard disk itself is dead and you need a new external USB HD.
How can I solve my external hard drive problem?
Last Answer : answer:It’s not uncommon for computers to not recognize more than 1 external drive of that size. That is why I have four 1TB drives instead of two 2TB ones. Unplug the first one, then plug in the new one. I bet it will recognize it.
What kind of hard drive is this and what do I need to make it external (details)?
Last Answer : 2.5” SATA drive. This will make it USB 2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
Why is my external hard drive not recognized by Windows?
Last Answer : answer:Although unlikely, you may need a driver. What does device manager show? Also is your external formatted with the same partition type as your Win 7? IE NTFS? Did you get a pop up asking to run with administrative credentials. Win 7 will do that.
How can I get back my data in my external hard disk drive?
Last Answer : answer:I believe that your hard drive has crashed, and crashed hard. Whether you can get back some or most your data depends, really, on what it's worth to you. You can find places to do hard ... cost you on a per-megabyte basis. And you may not be entirely thrilled with the results. Good luck.
What is a quality external 1TB drive that I can get for my iMac?
Last Answer : Thank you for assisting me in searching Amazon, but I have spent the last half hour looking over pages of different hard drives and I figured Fluther could suggest a certain drive out of personal experience not pages of statistics.
Does anybody know of a good external hard drive that is compatible with both Windows XP and Windows 7?
Last Answer : Most of them. External drives work like giant flash drives, with respect to the interface.
Why won't my computer let me eject my external hard drive?
Last Answer : Are you getting a prompt asking you if you’ve finished transferring files, or if you have any more to transfer, before you try to eject the external drive?
Uninstalling an external hard drive? (details inside)
Last Answer : Thats it you have done right! I dont understand that Question you want to remove the ext. hd? Greets Pupsdruese
Why is my external drive not being recognized by my computer?
Last Answer : It could be a cable problem, it might be a missing driver, or your WD may not be as fine as you think. They are known to fail.
Firewire or usb for external hard drive?
Last Answer : Firewire
Why doesn't my computer recognize my WD External Hard Drive, and how can I get it to?
Last Answer : Can you go to the control panel and under hardware, select add new device. Let the computer try to search for the external hard drive.
How do I boot from an external USB drive (not a thumb drive)?
Last Answer : You’ll need to go into your BIOS and tell it which drive to boot from.
Why won't my external hard drive connect?
Last Answer : The first thing to try is a different cable. If that doesn’t work, you may have a failed hard drive. If you do, I’m sure you have a backup – you will have to purchase a new external drive and restore the backup. If you have no backup, I’m willing to bet you will from now on.
I bought a Hitachi 500 gig external hard drive. I've backed up my photos but it won't allow me to access imovie (mac) so I can back them up.
Last Answer : Could you explain a little more of what exactly you are trying to do? My first question with any External HD/Mac problem is, did you format the hard drive first?
My external hard drive seems to be empty. I need help figuring out where all my pics are.
Last Answer : Fat32 will work with both. It seems as though one or the other of the computers has “initialised” the drive. It will sometime suggest that immediately after connection. You will need to run a file recovery app. The one that comes with many SD cards will often do when used on an external drive,
My WD MyBook external hard drive is not working, what can I do?
Last Answer : First make sure that you aren't just having cable trouble. Swap out the cable, and use a different port on the computer. Also make sure the power supply to the external drive is properly plugged ... drive will eventually fail. That is why you must always have a backup of your data someplace else.
My Computer Randomly Stopped Recognizing My External Hard Drive, HELP!
Last Answer : I don’t know anything about your specific hard drive, but if it won’t start back up contact a computer repair store in your area. They can recover all of the data from your hard drive for a fee.
How do I install Mac Osx on Acer Aspire one without a external cd/dvd drive?
Last Answer : If both computers have firewire you could try FireWire target disk mode. I really doubt that would even work. You are probably screwed. Well, not screwed. You are probably using a copy you downloaded and are violating the EULA. You can get a external drive for 30 bucks.
What is a good quality external hard drive for my iMac?
Last Answer : If you have an old laptop HD you can buy a cheap kit that turns it into a USB HD that would suit your purposes.
My external hard drive is making some sound, what's wrong with it?
Last Answer : If I had to make a wager I would say the drive will die soon. There is nothing you can do to fix this. But You need to back-up what is on that drive ASAP.
Verification of external hard drive stops on $Bitmap. Ideas?
Last Answer : that is incredibly unhelpful. reformatting=last resort
Is it okay if I constantly have my external drive connected to my computer?
Last Answer : It’s fine.I know people who leave theirs in 24/7. I’ve never heard of anything bad about doing so. I mean, it’s what their for, so I wouldn’t see why it would shorten the lifespan.
Once i move itunes from my c drive to my external hard drive, can i then erase it from my c drive to save memory on my pc?
Last Answer : just moving iTunes does not necessarily move your iTunes library. You have to make sure you do that as well.
Do you know a music in player for a Mac that doesn't copy the mp3 files from your external harddrive to the local drive?
Last Answer : iTunes—> Preferences—> Advanced Change the settings in there. It should be fairly obvious.
What's the best external hard drive for gameing?
Last Answer : brand I like seagate.. connection wise, if the lab computers have E-Sata connections use that, or Firewire 800. I don't think playing games through a USB connection would be that great (thought I've never ... can. For performance reasons I'd assume. I've never tried to play a game over USB before.
I've been using Backup on my Mac to back up my home folder. It has been putting these backups on my hard drive. Now I want to put all my backups on my Seagate external drive. Can I safely delete the backups that are on my hard drive since they're taking up 80 GB of space?
Last Answer : Plug the seagate in and it will ask you if you want to use the drive for time machine. Say yes, wait until it does a backup then delete the backups on your hard drive.
How can I import Address Book info that was stored on an external hard drive back into the Address book program on my Mac?
Last Answer : What format was the data stored in? If it is an Address Book Archive, exported from Address Book, you can just Import it from the File menu. If you dragged the AddressBook folder out of ~/Library/ ... first File>Export it to an archive, and re-import it after the old data is brought back in.
Whats a good and reliable external hard drive?
Last Answer : Western Digital seem to be the safest. Simpletech/maxtor are terrible. I've had close to 10 of theirs fail on me. WD tend to be better. If it was dead in the box, you probably had a dud and should ... new one, odds are it'd work. If you get two dead ones, then you start looking for other ones.
External Hard Drive Troubles?
Last Answer : How is your friend’s hard drive formatted? If it is Mac formatted, you won’t be able to read it without 3rd party software.
Can I delete all the windows software and whatnot that came on my portable external hard drive?
Last Answer : Yes. All that stuff is just proprietary junk. SOme of it is of okay intention, but if you know what you are doing with you computer, you don’t need any of it, especially with a mac machine.
What are some good external hard drive/media centre combos?
Last Answer : Apple TV is nice but has a smallish hard drive (160GB).
Anyone have experience with putting your iTunes library on an external drive, mainly with video?
Last Answer : I've had my entire video and music library on a 500Gb Western Digital My Book via USB2 for over a year and had no problems with video playback. I've even played back HD content via the ... noting USB2 is faster than the older Firewire 400 standard so best go for that if thats the only option.
How do I migrate data on my Macbook Pro to an external hard drive?
Last Answer : The best external drive I know is the Western Digital MyBook 1TB. I wouldn't boot from the external, too many opportunities for weirdness. Leave System, Library, Applications, and Users on the ... documents). You can put aliases of the external folders on your internal User folders if you like.
Besides buying an external hard drive, what's the best way to back up my photos and documents?
Last Answer : DVDs are an option, but they're not as infallible as we like to think they are. They tend to corrode after a period of time (maybe someone else knows how long - I think it's a few ... REALLY important things in two places. Maybe one DVD of the really important things as well as a small external?