Windows 10: Is there a limit in GB/TB external drive to be used on a Laptoop

Discus and support Is there a limit in GB/TB external drive to be used on a Laptoop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; On a laptop there is one USB C-port, two USB 3 ports and a normal USB port. I got external drives such as 1, 2 TB, 2, 500 GB x2, 3. 250 GB x2 all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Ari94, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Ari94 Win User

    Is there a limit in GB/TB external drive to be used on a Laptoop


    On a laptop there is one USB C-port, two USB 3 ports and a normal USB port.
    I got external drives such as
    1, 2 TB,
    2, 500 GB x2,
    3. 250 GB x2
    all these use some kind of power right? I wonder if there is any limit in Bytes MB/GB/TB I can use on one laptop?
    Or using more (I mean in Bytes) External hard drives will slow down computer,

    Any explanation in this regard will be much appreciated.
    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Ari94, Nov 20, 2018
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  2. USB3 problem with 3 TB external hard drive.

    I've just experienced the problem I've seen others are posting re USB3 external hard drives. It happens with drives formatted GPT on USB3 ports. I'm running Windows 10 1607 build 14393.187.

    I have two external hard drives, both USB3, one is 3 TB formatted GPT, the other 2 TB formatted
    MBR. The 2 TB drive works with both my USB3 port and my USB2 ports, but the
    3 TB one only works with the USB2 ports. My Windows 7 Pro system doesn't have this problem.

    Edit: I should add that I have a 64 GB USB3 flash drive that when plugged into the USB3 port, is immediately recognized, assigned a drive letter, and works just fine.

    Edit: l mistakenly said 2 GB and 3 GB when I should've said 2 TB and 3 TB. Error corrected above Sept. 17.
     
    Hula_Baloo, Nov 20, 2018
    #2
  3. LPoch Win User
    External HDD 1.0 TB

    I have a Toshiba External 1 TB HDD. It only recognizes 7 GB available memory. Many attempts to format

    are not successful. What is the correct procedure to properly format for the full capacity of the drive??
     
    LPoch, Nov 20, 2018
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  4. mac_user Win User

    Is there a limit in GB/TB external drive to be used on a Laptoop

    Reliable 1TB External Drive

    I would suggest this one. WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB Externe Festplatte - WDBBKD0020BWT - USB 3.0
     
    mac_user, Nov 20, 2018
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