Issues With External Hard Drive

July 8, 2018

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An external hard drive can be described in simple terms as a hard drive that is portable, or one that can be transported around. Although this is a very simple definition of what an external drive is, the truth is that, it is pretty much the same as it is described above. However, we can be more specific by describing it as the portable version of the fixed hard disk, which comes with a USB casing that enables it to be used on various computers with the help of an USB cable. Other than the above given differences, there is no noticeable difference between a fixed hard drive and an external hard disk. We can confirm this due to the presence of various moving parts that are present both in a fixed disk and an external disk.

The main purpose for which the external hard disk is used is also pretty much the same, which is data storage. However, in this case, the stored data can be transported along with the user and accessed on the computer of his choice. Some of the most common uses of the external disk are for storage of data, which usually eat up a lot of disk space on the hard disk. Some such data include movies, entire playlists, large number of photos, etc. However, the device is also used by many as a primary hard disk, which consist of the operating system. This is an advantage and a disadvantage of some sorts.

The problem with making the external hard disk, the primary drive, is that situations may arise when usage of the external hard disk in such a manner results in the secondary hard drive getting affected, and the user is unable to access the data on this drive . In such a scenario, the system boots in the right manner, but the data present on the secondary drives is inaccessible, which may sometimes lead to loss of data. A data recovery software is the only solution in such a situation, if the user needs to retrieve the lost data.

The user however, has to choose the external hard drive data recovery software based on the file system that has been used in the external hard drive. The user needs to determine whether NTFS or FAT file system has been used for formatting the external hard drive, and download the appropriate software to salvage the lost data.

18 Comments

  • Ted Sweetland July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Nice video. Go Pack Go!

  • Ed Macfarlane July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    awesome video. i have an older white macbook, it turns on but just flashes an image of a file with a ? in the center would there be a way to get my files of that or is that destroyed ? thanks

  • HankHillDoesWork July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    or will my hdd just say on it what it is?

  • HankHillDoesWork July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    If I buy an enclosure, will i need a 2.5 or 3.5 inch? I have the 15" macbook pro. Thanks!

  • Shane Davis July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Great video, thanks for sharing

  • skyes86 July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    awesome video, extremely useful. thanks!

  • Houzi888 July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    If I bought that toaster and did what you did but plug that toaster into my windows can I still get the mac information? So if it's a mac harddrive is in the toaster that is plugged into a windows computer can I still retrieve the files?

  • cspace1234nz July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Cool Videao, very useful, thanks very much.

  • THEKNNTV July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    plz can u tell me which program you use for record screen many thanx 4u

  • xoSapna July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    My harddrive is making noise and the screen pops up with a "?" Mark. Would the Voyager help in retrieving information from the dead harddrive?

  • xoSapna July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    My harddrive is making noise and the screen pops up with a "?" Mark. Would the Voyager help in retrieving information from it?

  • Yerlan Sagymbayev July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I don't have a toaster. What's the alternative? Can I use FireWire to USB cable. Plug one side of cable to hard drive and another side to computer. Will that work? Please help and thanks for the video

  • EVCF - East County July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I have a USB SATA Wire hooking up my water damaged HD to my new MACbook pro but the drive is not showing up in disk utility or finder. Do you have any suggestions?

  • DJAJ101 July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Yeah, just a bit. FireWire is faster in my experiences.

  • DJAJ101 July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    No, I don't believe so. Sorry.

  • DJAJ101 July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    It's called the Voyager. It runs around $80 and you can find it from macsales(dot)com. Hope that helps. Good luck!

  • DJAJ101 July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    @justinwithajay It's the NewerTech Voyager Q.

  • justin withajay July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    What is that thing you're using to read the drive? That toaster thing?

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