USB 3.0 External Drives | A quick alternative when disk reports errors

Hi guys

During last few years, majority of the external HDDs were introduced with USB 3.0 ports which were supposed to make the data transfer faster (& they are until everything is OK). However, these interfaces start wrecking the nerves as the disks become old & a user may come across unexplained errors in the long run. One of them being Windows/OS reporting the drive requires scan and repair to proceed. Most of the times this situation leaves the user panicked & repairing activities may error out without any positive results.

So, next time when you are hit with such an error reported by the OS, give the following a try.

Use a USB 2.0 data cable in the place of USB 3.0 data cable. Check the below images to identify the USB 2,3 portions


Connect your USB 2.0 data cable to the USB 2.0 portion. Check the below image for a USB 3.0 external HDD that is connected using a USB 2.0 cable for data access.


Give it a try, it may get back to your very important data!



Agent Ransack is here! Forget using Windows 7 Search

Quite an old topic, ain’t it? Windows 7 “enhanced” search always sucked and it is still! It sucks big time when you try to search for something from a USB connected external hard-disk or device as the indexing engine doesn’t have any information about the contect of the drive yet!

One extremely handy tool for such occassion is having Agent RanSack, light in weight, absolutely free Windows search utility and it does return results with an amazing speed. Why to waste your time for Windows 7 to do an indexing on your external HDD? Go ahead and search using Agent RanSack. Get it here