I have some problem using the harddriv e coz i cannot transfer any data onto it. when i try to transfer some data it gives an error message sayin that the disk is not write-protected or full..but the disk actually is almost empty. please help me with this problem.this is a new hard drive.
thanks in advance.
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Re: problwm using my external hard drive
Hey mate only thing i can think of is, on some external hard drives theres a switch on the side that write protects the data, you usually just have to change the switch over and it will work fine :-)
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Install the hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter case the plug this USB hard drive into the USB port in your laptop. The laptop will see it as an external storage device, open the various folders and copy the files to your laptop. You can delete any unwanted files off this external USB hard disk and use it for backups and file transfer.
There are essentially two types of data that are written to a harddrive.
1. Programs (such as Microsoft Excel)
2. Data that are created by the Programs (XLS files)
In order to "move" PROGRAMS, they have to be first uninstalled from the original harddrive; then reinstalled onto your external harddrive.
In order to move DATA, simply do a copy and paste from the original drive to the new drive.
First, you need to choose all the files you want to back up and put that into a folder then plug in your external harddrive click "my computer and double click your external hard drive and it will open another window. just drag all the folders that you want to backup and paste that to the new open windows which is your hard drive then thats it. just remove the external harddrive correctly and wait for the file to be complete transferred.
need to connect both computers with firewire cable. But an external hard drive is easiest for this, just put all files etc you want to transfer on it then simply unplug from one and plug into other computer and copy straight onto drive and i cannot recommend having external harddrive enough
Some of the externals have mapping issues in Windows. Although the TB shows in devices, you may need to remap it (right click on My Computer for mapping options) and in some cases, changing the drive letter will fix your problem. There's really no 1 definitive solution for these. If you're unable to fix the problem by remapping or changing the drive letter, you can partition the drive to recover your data. As far as the slow transfer rate goes, almost all externals are formatted in FAT. This has issues of its own with safely removing devices and slow transfer rates. I prefer to format my externals and flash drives in NTSF for more reliability. Best of luck.
Inside the case is a regular laptop size harddrive. Laptop harddrives are 2.5 inches across. (2-1/2 inches. Desktop harddrives are 3.5 inches)
I would suggest the external enclosure the harddrive is in, is defunct. I would suggest buying a new external enclosure, and putting this harddrive in it. Then just plug the USB cable in, (As you did before), and download your data, to be ready to transfer.
You need an external enclosure that is Sata, and is for a 2.5 inch harddrive. These are relatively inexpensive. Let me show you some examples: 1.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=2783&name=2.5-eSATA-Hard-Drive-Enclosure&Nav=|c:2781|&Sort=0&Recs=10