• Maxtor drive not detected on waking from sleep

    I have a Maxtor 1TB OneTouch4 external drive which is not reliably detected when my Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit machine wakes from sleep, when it has been asleep overnight almost never. The only way to make sure it is there is to reboot.

    wapanap5 pointsBadges:
  • Security setting on Mac

    External hard drive reads files on my Mac, but I can't write files to it. I can on my PC but I can't on my Mac, and it is compatible with both. I was able to read/write files to it on other Macs as new as mine in the past, but it won't let me write to it on my Mac. Where is the security setting to...

    blondred5 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up my own private dropbox system

    I'm trying to setup my own dropbox system (for private use). I know what I want, but I don't know how I can make it work. I'm 'comfortable' with some technical things, but I'm no tech-genius, so setting up linux servers etc. is not something I can do :) Would be lovely if you could help me out with...

    Janbracke10 pointsBadges:
  • best external hard drive

    easiest external hard drive for twice a year back-up on lots of photos.500-750GB

    Tommm5 pointsBadges:
  • Connecting external hard drive to VM software

    What external hard drives are compatible with VM software?

    Ricopersaud145 pointsBadges:
  • Will my secondary hard drive take over?

    will my slave hardrive take over when my master drive is full

    Monkeyhead5 pointsBadges:
  • USB Disk Initialization

    Can anyone give me some tips or software ideas of how to initialize an external hard drive attached by USB? I have had 2 occasions, one with a brand new HD and one with a HD taken out of an old computer where Disk Management will show the drive as "unknown, Not Initialized" and you get the error...

    ConFlicker210 pointsBadges:
  • Suse booting on external Hard drive problems

    I have a Dell 1520 w/ Vista home basic, also an external hard drive. I am trying to use the external HD to boot my Linux on. I installed Suse the first time, and it set up shop on the external, but put the boot section in my MBR on the internal HD on the laptop. Now, not a big deal, I reinstall...

    Securityn00b12850 pointsBadges:
  • Raid 0 Set up internal to external drive

    I have a Dell 420xps. It came with a 320gb sata drive. I have added a 500gb "internal" hard drive. I also added a 250gb USB "external" hard drive and a 500gb eSata "external" hard drive. I would like to run raid 0 on the 500gb internal and 500gb external and leave the other 2 as they are. Can this...

    Williamsson60 pointsBadges:
  • Partitioning an external hard drive.

    I have just bought a new 500gb external hard drive to back up all my files before having the internal hard drives looked at as one of the is overheating and cutting out all the time. How do I pertition the new external hard drive so that I have two drives, one of say 100gb and the other 400gb?

    Hmfceh125 pointsBadges:
  • My external HDD won’t show

    Hi My PC has suddenly stopped recognizing my WD5000h1U-00 External Hard Drive. I am running windows xp. It has been working perfectly up untill now. I have tried a different PC but the same thing applies. If someone could give me some help to resolve this issue that would be appreciated.

    Antomain5 pointsBadges:
  • Lost info on external drive

    I was using a sandisk 80G external drive. I was working on a word document saved on it. I saved many times while working on the document. When I tried to close it, I was prompted as asked if I wished to save the document before closing. I clicked on yes and the prompt went away but the document...

    Sandy40reading5 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for a good hard drive for backup

    Looking to backup 2 laptops..both are in gigabytes. How and what kind of hard drive would hold both? I want to backup boths laptops on it..

    Letsrock200125 pointsBadges:
  • I want to retrive my files , I can not get past safe mode.

    I have a windows xp, home edition, serv.pack 2 os that has been shutting down about every six mos. Ive been backing up on an external harddrive but, I have not for the last 3 mos. the comp. is down again and I can only get into save mode. I can not get my pictures the are save in my documents. what...

    Mtiller15 pointsBadges:
  • how can i install xp service pack 2 on external hard drive

    how can i install xp service pack 2 on external hard drive

    Tinterry15 pointsBadges:
  • Formatting an External HD on iMac

    I installed a "My Passport" (Western Digital) USB HD on my PC.  Then I tried to install it on my iMac G5, expecting to be able to format it to a Mac OS extended format.  I noted there is no "format" selection in the iMac Disk Utility.  I tried the "partition selection" and the system would not...

    Btcalif5 pointsBadges:
  • External USB hard drive keeps using the same drive letter as a mapped natwork share

    I have an XP Professional computer that I use to backup the contents of a network share (just for redundancy's sake). The problem I keep having is that when I connect the hard drive, it keeps assuming the drive letter of a network share that already is being used. This is a problem as I want to run...

    Ericfoulds5 pointsBadges:
  • External hard drive suddenly gone crazy

    I use a USB hub with my laptop, which has only two USB 1.0 ports. Until recently, I had a hub into which I had two USB plugs from a Seagate external 40 GB hard drive, a scanner, a printer, and an external floppy drive. I noticed the laptop suddenly didn't recognize the external drive. I got a new,...

    Chico5 pointsBadges:
  • External Hard Drive Repair

    I took apart a LaCie 2TB external hard drive because one of the drives was bad; it was clicking when I turned the hard drive encasement on. It has 4 500 GB hard drives set to RAID 0, and two hard drive controller cards so the hard drives are set in pairs as 1 master and 1 slave. I don't have a...

    mshen27,385 pointsBadges:
  • External Hard Drive for Workplace

    It's me. The 291 guy again.  Anyway. I work in a relatively small enviornement. And, over the last year, have been updating all the PCs there. I am actually the graphic designer at my company. But, about 30% of the time, I install software and troubleshoot LED signs that our company installs and...

    Woodrow2220 pointsBadges:

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