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    external HD & win8


    Hi,

    I just bought a "Toshiba HDTB105EK3AA 500GB Stor.E Basics USB 3.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive", which they say is for win8 as well but, I took it out of the box & connected its USB cable to my win8 PC with no luck. It does not show on the win. explorer.

    It does not show in the Vista laptop either but, shows in the small Acer XP Netbook.

    It boasts that uses both 3 & 2 USB.

    Can you help please before I return it? ....thanx ....nick

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Nichos,

    Does it show up in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc)?

    If so, please post a screenshot showing what it shows for the drive to see what the issue may be.

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Have you tried in another USB port and does it show in Disk Management?
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    Cannot find Disk Management in win8, where is it please?



    EDIT EDIT EDIT:-

    PLEASE IGNORE ALL ABOVE.

    I TRIED 3 PORTS & IT WORKED IN THE 4TH ????.

    The first one I tried is the handiest & use it all the time, why not on this ext.HD? ...........nick
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Glad it's working
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad to hear that you got it sorted Nick.
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    Thanx again,

    When I clicked on "Toshiba HDD" it opened the programs in it, please see attached. None looks like is a backup program. Is there a good free external one to download? ............nick

    PS. sorry for the misty foto.
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    When I clicked on "Toshiba HDD" it opened the programs in it, please see attached. None looks like is a backup program. Is there a good free external one to download? ............nick
    With new external HD, I always re-format it to get rid of all crapware they put in there. If you wish, right click on it then select format.
    In addition to the above:
    You can also download:Macrium Reflect Free , Macrium User Manual:
    1. Install Macrium.
    2. Create a USB/DVD Macrium Rescue disk.
    3. Backup your Windows OS, Data to the Toshiba external HD.
    4. When you need to restore. Boot up your PC using the USB/DVD in step 2 then restore the image from step 3.
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    Thanx all,

    hope I can manage it & not bother you again. .........nick
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