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Portable Drive Questions ....

Post by AZpops » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:58 am

Hi Guys, have a couple of questions regarding the following external drives.

First; not sure if needed, but this is my computer / Toshiba Tecra A50-C1543 / it has 4 3.0 USB ports

https://www.cnet.com/products/toshiba-t ... 56-gb-ssd/


Drives i'm considering, may be in the next few weeks or so.

First (really like this one if it's any good; for it's size and I guess like a Toughbook sort of thing);

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HGGVCJC/?c ... _lig_dp_it

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ADATA needs, I think either one or the other adapter (not sure which will work best);

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q81GD5G/?c ... _lig_dp_it

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or ...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MMTJL1N/?c ... _lig_dp_it


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Second;

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SWJ3CF/?c ... _lig_dp_it


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As always, thanks in advance fur the help! .... :cheers:
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Re: Portable Drive Questions ....

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm

Unless you are storing a ton of movies I do not see why you would need and external drive. Do you have large files on your pc?

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Post by HapaHapa » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm

We bought the last option, the Sandisk, for our kid because his computer hard drive is getting bogged down with game files. Thought he could try running games off the external drive. Didn’t turn out quite that simple. I need to trouble shoot how to install a game to an external drive.
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Post by Ryeguy » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:46 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Unless you are storing a ton of movies I do not see why you would need and external drive. Do you have large files on your pc?
I use external drives to backup my laptop. The external drive stays in my office while I run around with the laptop. If I break or lose the PC, at least my data is easily replaceable.

That said, I’m not certain keeping your external drive with your PC makes a lot of sense unless, like Terry states, you are working with really large files.

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Post by AZpops » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:06 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Unless you are storing a ton of movies I do not see why you would need and external drive. Do you have large files on your pc?
HapaHapa wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm
We bought the last option, the Sandisk, for our kid because his computer hard drive is getting bogged down with game files. Thought he could try running games off the external drive. Didn’t turn out quite that simple. I need to trouble shoot how to install a game to an external drive.
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:46 am

I use external drives to backup my laptop. The external drive stays in my office while I run around with the laptop. If I break or lose the PC, at least my data is easily replaceable.

That said, I’m not certain keeping your external drive with your PC makes a lot of sense unless, like Terry states, you are working with really large files.
Thanks guys! I've been using thumb drives to back up my files (more importantly, invoices and reports), and photos, but thought I'd use something more substantial (?). My old computer is on Windows 7, and I'll be upgrading to Toshiba to Windows 10, so I'm backing everything that is on the old computer.

Would the ADATA work with the Toshiba? If yes, which adapter would I need? I'm considering the 256GB priced at $70.00 bucks.

I sent a thumb drive to a data recovery company, if I remember correctly (was a while back), it cost around $65.00.


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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:01 pm

AZpops wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:06 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Unless you are storing a ton of movies I do not see why you would need and external drive. Do you have large files on your pc?
HapaHapa wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm
We bought the last option, the Sandisk, for our kid because his computer hard drive is getting bogged down with game files. Thought he could try running games off the external drive. Didn’t turn out quite that simple. I need to trouble shoot how to install a game to an external drive.
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:46 am

I use external drives to backup my laptop. The external drive stays in my office while I run around with the laptop. If I break or lose the PC, at least my data is easily replaceable.

That said, I’m not certain keeping your external drive with your PC makes a lot of sense unless, like Terry states, you are working with really large files.
Thanks guys! I've been using thumb drives to back up my files (more importantly, invoices and reports), and photos, but thought I'd use something more substantial (?). My old computer is on Windows 7, and I'll be upgrading to Toshiba to Windows 10, so I'm backing everything that is on the old computer.

Would the ADATA work with the Toshiba? If yes, which adapter would I need? I'm considering the 256GB priced at $70.00 bucks.

I sent a thumb drive to a data recovery company, if I remember correctly (was a while back), it cost around $65.00.


Thanks again!
You can back your files up on the cloud that way you have it anywhere you are. Check out onedrive bro.

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Post by nweash » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:16 pm

Does it have to be SSD? I’ve been using WD Passports for years to store all my hd/4K movies.

I do however not leave them plugged in when not in use fwiw.

96 bucks for a 4tb is pretty damn good.


WD 4TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black - WDBPKJ0040BBK-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VTW2LPX/re ... pEb33ZCEE6

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:34 pm

nweash wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Does it have to be SSD? I’ve been using WD Passports for years to store all my hd/4K movies.

I do however not leave them plugged in when not in use fwiw.

96 bucks for a 4tb is pretty damn good.


WD 4TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black - WDBPKJ0040BBK-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VTW2LPX/re ... pEb33ZCEE6
I use this same version also. It took me forever to locate a used card for them. Once I did the drive had dumped everything and only about 4gigs was usable. :crybaby:

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Re: Portable Drive Questions ....

Post by AZpops » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:58 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:01 pm
AZpops wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:06 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Unless you are storing a ton of movies I do not see why you would need and external drive. Do you have large files on your pc?
HapaHapa wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm
We bought the last option, the Sandisk, for our kid because his computer hard drive is getting bogged down with game files. Thought he could try running games off the external drive. Didn’t turn out quite that simple. I need to trouble shoot how to install a game to an external drive.
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:46 am

I use external drives to backup my laptop. The external drive stays in my office while I run around with the laptop. If I break or lose the PC, at least my data is easily replaceable.

That said, I’m not certain keeping your external drive with your PC makes a lot of sense unless, like Terry states, you are working with really large files.
Thanks guys! I've been using thumb drives to back up my files (more importantly, invoices and reports), and photos, but thought I'd use something more substantial (?). My old computer is on Windows 7, and I'll be upgrading to Toshiba to Windows 10, so I'm backing everything that is on the old computer.

Would the ADATA work with the Toshiba? If yes, which adapter would I need? I'm considering the 256GB priced at $70.00 bucks.

I sent a thumb drive to a data recovery company, if I remember correctly (was a while back), it cost around $65.00.


Thanks again!
You can back your files up on the cloud that way you have it anywhere you are. Check out onedrive bro.
Thanks T! Now I got more learning to do! ... :lol:
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Re: Portable Drive Questions ....

Post by AZpops » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:59 am

nweash wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Does it have to be SSD? I’ve been using WD Passports for years to store all my hd/4K movies.

I do however not leave them plugged in when not in use fwiw.

96 bucks for a 4tb is pretty damn good.


WD 4TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black - WDBPKJ0040BBK-WESN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VTW2LPX/re ... pEb33ZCEE6
Yes, the Toshiba has the SSD. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Post by AZpops » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm

Figured, I give an update: After a few days of looking at YouTube review vids. This is what my eyes gotta look like. ... :shock: ... :lol: ... I ordered a Samsung T5 500GB in Blue, and a Samsung BAR Plus 64GB flash drive, as well.

Now, I gotta figure out how to upgade the Toshiba from Windows 7 to 10. Instructions on the disk says to do two things in the BIOS, but the computer only allows me to do one. So, shit! ... :lol:

Thanks again for the help! ... :thumbsup:
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm

AZpops wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Now, I gotta figure out how to upgade the Toshiba from Windows 7 to 10. Instructions on the disk says to do two things in the BIOS, but the computer only allows me to do one. So, shit! ... :lol:

Thanks again for the help! ... :thumbsup:
Lance try this. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... zpwuwqmu00

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Post by AZpops » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:24 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm
AZpops wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Now, I gotta figure out how to upgade the Toshiba from Windows 7 to 10. Instructions on the disk says to do two things in the BIOS, but the computer only allows me to do one. So, shit! ... :lol:

Thanks again for the help! ... :thumbsup:
Lance try this. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... zpwuwqmu00
Thanks T! The Toshiba came with discs for windows 10, or used to recover Windows 7. I was also looking in Amazon, re. Microsoft Office. Found this one "Office Professional 2016 1 PC (Lifetime Download)" for $59.99, in the event I can't install my Microsoft Works after upgrading to 10.

https://www.amazon.com/Office-Professio ... 173&sr=8-8
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 pm

AZpops wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:24 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm
AZpops wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Now, I gotta figure out how to upgade the Toshiba from Windows 7 to 10. Instructions on the disk says to do two things in the BIOS, but the computer only allows me to do one. So, shit! ... :lol:

Thanks again for the help! ... :thumbsup:
Lance try this. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... zpwuwqmu00
Thanks T! The Toshiba came with discs for windows 10, or used to recover Windows 7. I was also looking in Amazon, re. Microsoft Office. Found this one "Office Professional 2016 1 PC (Lifetime Download)" for $59.99, in the event I can't install my Microsoft Works after upgrading to 10.

https://www.amazon.com/Office-Professio ... 173&sr=8-8
Do you need Office? That link I posted is a direct download of W10. Super easy to use.

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Post by AZpops » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:46 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 pm
AZpops wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:24 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm
AZpops wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Now, I gotta figure out how to upgade the Toshiba from Windows 7 to 10. Instructions on the disk says to do two things in the BIOS, but the computer only allows me to do one. So, shit! ... :lol:

Thanks again for the help! ... :thumbsup:
Lance try this. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... zpwuwqmu00
Thanks T! The Toshiba came with discs for windows 10, or used to recover Windows 7. I was also looking in Amazon, re. Microsoft Office. Found this one "Office Professional 2016 1 PC (Lifetime Download)" for $59.99, in the event I can't install my Microsoft Works after upgrading to 10.

https://www.amazon.com/Office-Professio ... 173&sr=8-8
Do you need Office? That link I posted is a direct download of W10. Super easy to use.
Thanks T. Office was sort of a back up. All of my documents / invoices are on Microsoft Works. It's installed on my 64-bit OS, so I'm hoping I can install it on 10, but not certain, so this is the reason for thinking about office. I won't need it right away as I still have the old computer on 7, but if time came to use 10. I figured it best that I have 10 set up now, instead of later, kind of sort a thing. This way, if I open a MSW file, I was hoping office will open it. If so, it should make an easy transition.

Is using your link better then the discs that came with the Toshiba? Is there a difference? I watched a vid, where you can change the privacy settings during the install, but thought it was an install using a disc. Once the install is done, the chance to make these privacy changes are gone.

This is the vid by a guy who worked for Microsoft. He talks about the disc install at the one minute plus mark;

Awh heck, can't get the vid to embed. Here's the link if interested; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw&t=1460s
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