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Something is using my external drive. How do I find out what?

Whenever I attach my external LUKS drive to my laptop, the drive head starts rattling like crazy, as if I am copying the entire thing. Every now and then it pauses. I've seen some tools like iostat ...
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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why booting using pendrive linux say 'Can't find live medium file'… What do I do?

It says it cant find a medium containing a live file. (I'm trying to boot alongside Windows XP) I've tried the PenDrive thing they suggest on the website, and I've tried the ubuntu installer on the ...
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1answer
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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Unable to mount external hard drive. NTFS signature missing

I'm having trouble mounting my external HDD. well I do manage to mount it BUT the thing is that it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to ...
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alternative ways of mounting USB NTFS external-hdd

I mount my Samsung hard disk through this command sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Samsung BUT it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to finish! ...
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1answer
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How can I hide mounted drives from Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

I red a lot of topics, but most of those are outdated or not too detailed. With dconf editor sometimes working, sometimes not. Most of the drives appears after remounting. How can I hide them ...
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1answer
53 views

Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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351 views

Determine if a USB HDD has bad sectors/blocks

How do I scan for bad sectors/blocks on a portable USB HDD using Ubuntu? The first thing I want to do is determine how many bad sectors/blocks the drive has (if any). The next thing I want to do is ...
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643 views

How do I remove a partition from elements external hard-drive?

The hard drive was partitioned to have a ubuntu ISO boot as we didn't have a 2GB USB at the time to just put ubuntu on (What a fail I know -.-'). This partition was made with backtrack 5 KDE R3 ...
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Detect and mount devices?

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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1answer
863 views

Install Ubuntu on a USB Hard Drive (not Live)

Some time ago I made a question asking How to install Ubuntu on a USB external Hard Drive without losing its external storage ability. They've closed my question and sent to this one. Today I did the ...
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1answer
695 views

What are the pros and cons of each USB disk format?

In DISK UTILITY when you choose format drive, there are four options. I would like to know what's best and fastest for USB flash drives, USB HDD and any differences between each format type. The ...
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1answer
783 views

1.5 TB USB Drive failed to mount

Seagate 1.5Tb FreeAgent USB Hard Drive. Formatted FAT32. I figure it is 75% full. Used to work fine in XUBUNTU it shows up in Cairo Dock but when I click on it I get "failed to mount drive'. Nautilus ...
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2answers
1k views

Slow transfer to external USB3 hard drive

Trying to backup data from hard drive before reloading windows following some issue with its load. Having trouble with the file transfer to a USB3/2 external hard drive NTFS. Getting transfer speed ...
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1answer
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Iso size versus Disk size

Hi guys I have a curiosity. Some days ago I installed an ubuntu on a flash disk. Then I took an image of its ext4 and swap area via dd. However, after a while I decided that I should move this ubuntu ...
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2answers
503 views

External USB hard drive makes noises when the computer is turned off [closed]

I have an external USB hard drive of 500GB. I can't tell what model it is exactly, as nothing specific is written on it and I don't have the box anymore. I use it as a backup disk. It works absolutely ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard disk using USB pendrive does not boot from hard disk

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB pendirve but it only boots if that USB is connected. It does not boot from the hard disk. Any solutions?
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1answer
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USB 3.0 hard drive not being mounted on some reboots

I have a problem with my external HDD (WD My Book Essential 1TB) working on USB 3.0 port. I'm using dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10, both 64 bit. While I'm running Windows and ...
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Why won't my 1 TB USB drive appear?

I've been having some problems with getting an USB drive to appear. First I connected it to my Ubuntu laptop and the drive appeared and I could format it with the ext file system. Then I moved the ...
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1answer
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External usb 3.0 hard drive is not recognised when plugged into usb 3 port

I have an Iomega Prestige Portable External Hard Drive 1TB USB 3.0. It works fine on windows 7 as a usb 3.0 drive. It isn't detected on ubuntu natty 64bit, 2.6.38-8-generic. fdisk -l cannot see it ...
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2answers
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External HDD shows up in /dev/, but inaccessible via [g]parted

I have an external 80G hard drive, connected with USB. I've used this for multiple things in the past, including running an Ubuntu OS off it (I know, bad idea). In any case, it came unplugged while I ...
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Can't access external hard drives or thumb drives

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my laptop. Everything is working great however USB devices such as thumb drives and external hard drives wont show up. I have been looking around a bit and when I ...