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How to Make Your External Hard Drive Bootable I would sometimes work on a certain project using a powerful machine. What I mean by powerful is that it can ...


The hard drive is an important component of any computer because it acts as the internal storage media. However, certain problems may occur, and when they do, ...


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In this era where HD quality photos and 4K videos are the norm, you can normally see your storage space filled faster than before. While you have the option of ...


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Just like regular equipment, your external drive also wears out and depreciates over time. When this happens, you’ll slowly notice that your external drive ...


An external hard disk drive is an excellent storage device. You can basically take almost all of your files from your computer and carry it anywhere. However, ...


Most internal and external hard drives are single partition drives. This means that there is only one drive (e.g. Drive C) that appears on the computer. ...


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There are times when we actually need to wipe out our computer’s drives and return them back to their original states. Fortunately for us, most computers have ...

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Try using cloud services like Dropbox. Sometimes it would be much cheaper than purchasing new hard drive

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Every drive have warranty period. Just ask for replacement.

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    Elliott January 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    you’re welcome, Todd

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    Elliott October 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    There are also Seagate drives with Thunderbolt connection… You need to compare specific drives, not brand vs interface type

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    Elliott September 17, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Watch out for Thunderbolt version, because newer versions are much faster…

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    Elliott September 17, 2018 at 10:04 am

    You can use any of these drives on any machine as long it has thunderbolt connection. Usually PC don’t have it… And re-formatting is really easy to do.

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    Elliott February 17, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Thank you very much for your comment – worth knowing such things…

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    Elliott September 21, 2017 at 6:36 am

    It’s all depends on your location, for me – Amazon is most obvious place, but you can search internet for other places too…

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    Elliott September 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

    You know the old saying: “don’t store all eggs in one basket”. So I do not recommend using hard drives with 8TB and above. If you need to store important files, better to use several drives of 2TB / 4TB. 

    But of course it’s also depends on how you gonna use your drive and there…

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    Elliott September 15, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Thanks a lot 🙂

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    Elliott September 11, 2017 at 6:22 am

    In some cases I’m totally agree… but let’s not forget about thunderbolt daisy chain ability

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    Elliott September 11, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Don’t forget about thunderbolt daisy chain ability…

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    Elliott September 11, 2017 at 6:18 am

    It’s all depends on your needs…

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    Elliott September 4, 2017 at 7:10 am

    If we are taking in consideration Thunderbolt 2 vs Gigabit switch (hope you are using it), than yes – thunderbolt 2 is much faster. But in data centers currently used switches which allow speeds up to Ten Gigabit and even some 40/100 Gbps.  

    Of course there are many factors why your NAS could be slow, such as:

    Drivers / Wi-Fi router firmware / The NAS may be configured incorrectly

    So it’s all relative…

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    Elliott September 4, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hey Dave,

    No need to pay the money for re-formatting. On Windows computer it’s really easy to do in a couple of clicks:

    Type Control Panel in the search box.Click Control Panel – View by – small iconsClick Administrative Tools.Click Computer Management.Click Disk Management.Right-click on the drive or partition to format and click on Format.Select the file system – NTFS – and set the cluster size(better leave it as is).

    Do not afraid – re-formatting won’t do any harm to the disk…

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    Elliott September 4, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Hey Elbert, yep there are definitely larger hard drives on the market than 8TB, but I don’t recommend using them. Remember the old saying: “don’t put all your eggs in a basket”.  

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    Elliott May 15, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Hey Will, check out this article: and pay attention to WD My Book Duo. It is much more convinient than storing SD cards 😉

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Prices for hard drives changing continually, so it’s better to compare drives in store. So here i can’t help you, but I’m sure every drive is Windows 10 compatible

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    before re-formatting, read TV manual, which drives it supports

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Your laptop could support USB 3.0, but may be you are still using external drive with USB 2.0 support. Or if your laptop drive is full enough and needs de-fragmentation.

    Better to run couple of hard drive speed tests

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Can’t predict the future, but in your case i suggest using ssd drives, really fast transfer speed…

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    Elliott February 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    If you have viruses on your computer, than it does not matter which drive you are using, new one or old one. In this case on both drives files could be corrupted.

    Regarding the disk size, i would suggest you to buy any Desktop Drive which have capacity starting from 4TB

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    Elliott February 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I think there is no point of waiting, of course prices will go down, but not so quick. There are no actual prerequisites for this.

    Regarding your request, it depends on your needs and budget. If the budget allows go for Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 1TB ssd drive: , if not check out Lacie hdd series. These portable drives are scratch and waterproof…

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    admin November 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Jessica,

    I think 4-5 years is really good period for electronics to work, especially if you are using your drives extensively. About drives for Windows os – just check out home page and main table on it. If you drag and drop drive in column you will notice with which operation system it is compatible.

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    admin November 20, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Hey Michael. If you will install Sandisk software called – iXpand sync app, which comes with this drive, then yes – photos and videos will be automatically synced on connect.

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    admin November 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Hope you will find something for your husband, Kerri. If you will have any questions, let me know – will try to help

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    admin November 20, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Hey Simon, thanks for asking…

    Because your 1st priority is speed, than you have done right choice – ssd drive. Next step would be defining where do you gonna use it: only at home/office or you will be carrying it around. So you have 2 options:

    – external desktop ssd

    – or external portable ssd.

    Desktop ones are much more expensive, but with their’s speed there are no competitors at all. Read my reviews:

    They are both suitable for working with audio/video production

    If your goal is just fast portable ssd than take a look at these options:

    – Monster digital:

    – or take a look at Samsung T3

    Other options will cost much higher.

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    admin November 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    About loosing data is same thing as with flash drive which is attached to computer: try to start copying process and then pull it out. You can get 2 results:

    – if you were copying large file – for example video – than it will not be saved

    – if you were saving bunch of small files, than some of them will be saved and will not disappear and another part will not be saved.

    What’s it.