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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2020, 07:52:48 AM »
Nothing is gone yet, we need to go step by step.
just confirming, my hard drive has a micro b usb (the wire with a dent in the middle) will the wire you linked or from @YitzyS work or do i need to get a special one ?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2021, 08:41:28 AM »
He wants to do it himself, there is a chance that it's just the enclosure.
@Square do you think it's worth buying a cable just to diagnose? (Chances are it won't fix anything)
Hi,firstly thanx for your help till here,  i didnt get around to testing my hard drive till now.
i bought the sabrent sata drive, first time i plugged in the hard drive to test it, it showed up properly and worked for the few minutes i tried it, but now its not showing up anymore.
I tried through disk management and it shows up there but says disk not intialized,
Whats the next step should i intialize it or is that like formatting which will wipe the data ?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2021, 10:54:45 AM »
Hi,firstly thanx for your help till here,  i didnt get around to testing my hard drive till now.
i bought the sabrent sata drive, first time i plugged in the hard drive to test it, it showed up properly and worked for the few minutes i tried it, but now its not showing up anymore.
I tried through disk management and it shows up there but says disk not intialized,
Whats the next step should i intialize it or is that like formatting which will wipe the data ?
Do you need any data on the drive?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2021, 12:01:08 PM »
Hi,firstly thanx for your help till here,  i didnt get around to testing my hard drive till now.
i bought the sabrent sata drive, first time i plugged in the hard drive to test it, it showed up properly and worked for the few minutes i tried it, but now its not showing up anymore.
I tried through disk management and it shows up there but says disk not intialized,
Whats the next step should i intialize it or is that like formatting which will wipe the data ?
Plug in the hard drive and listen very carefully how it sounds, and describe it here, or maybe you can record it and attach it.

What is the exact model of the drive?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2021, 08:19:01 PM »
Do you need any data on the drive?
all of it is needed

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2021, 10:49:38 PM »
all of it is needed

Go to administrative tools > computer management > disk management (dunno what the equivalent in dumbed down Metro settings is called) and see if you can see the disk. Itís possible that all you need to do is assign a different drive letter and itíll work.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2021, 11:30:04 PM »
Go to administrative tools > computer management > disk management (dunno what the equivalent in dumbed down Metro settings is called) and see if you can see the disk. Itís possible that all you need to do is assign a different drive letter and itíll work.
I tried through disk management and it shows up there but says disk not intialized


FYI the shortcut is Windows key + X + K

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2021, 08:02:05 AM »
Plug in the hard drive and listen very carefully how it sounds, and describe it here, or maybe you can record it and attach it.

What is the exact model of the drive?
Sounds like the faint humming sound,(unless thats from my laptop).
Attached are pictures of the hard drive and screen shot of what pops up when i connect hard drive to my computer.








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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2021, 08:06:37 AM »
Sounds like the faint humming sound,(unless thats from my laptop).
Attached are pictures of the hard drive and screen shot of what pops up when i connect hard drive to my computer.


BTW Iím not seeing the attachments

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2021, 09:30:37 AM »
BTW Iím not seeing the attachments
fixed now

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2021, 11:59:36 PM »
fixed now
This drive doesn't make a faint sound when starting.

Put your ear to it before plugging it in, and listen to start sequence.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #71 on: August 16, 2021, 12:25:51 AM »
looking for an external SSD, in the 2TB range
what's good, what good deals are there now?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #72 on: August 16, 2021, 09:06:00 AM »
looking for an external SSD, in the 2TB range
what's good, what good deals are there now?
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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #73 on: August 16, 2021, 09:29:49 AM »
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Cheapest (if it can be called that way...) is probably the Crucial X6 for $187.99.

Newer/more popular/brtand name ones are SanDisk Extreme ($298.70), SAMSUNG T7 Portable ($299).

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2021, 11:01:32 AM »
What about for 1TB?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2021, 11:03:21 AM »
What about for 1TB?
Same idea, about half the price.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2021, 11:03:33 AM »
Cheapest (if it can be called that way...) is probably the Crucial X6 for $187.99.

Newer/more popular/brtand name ones are SanDisk Extreme ($298.70), SAMSUNG T7 Portable ($299).
thanks!

Would it be fair to say that the crucial compromises 'longevity' or durability?
(or is brand name =durability only on the smaller cards)?

Samsung T5 would be similar durability to the T7 but at slower read/write speed? (few bucks less)

(and for someone coming from a HDD, using it on an older /slower win7 computer, would that speed difference be relevant)?

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2021, 11:23:53 AM »
thanks!

Would it be fair to say that the crucial compromises 'longevity' or durability?
(or is brand name =durability only on the smaller cards)?

Samsung T5 would be similar durability to the T7 but at slower read/write speed? (few bucks less)

(and for someone coming from a HDD, using it on an older /slower win7 computer, would that speed difference be relevant)?
Unfortunately, I do not think your questions have definitive answers (I certainly do not know them.)

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2021, 01:36:57 PM »
Would it be fair to say that the crucial compromises 'longevity' or durability?
(or is brand name =durability only on the smaller cards)?

Crucial is a brand name too.

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Re: Looking for external hard drive 3-4 TB
« Reply #79 on: August 16, 2021, 01:44:12 PM »
Crucial is a brand name too.
so what would be the benefit of the S over crucial?