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How to operated an external Hard Drive for input and output using USB


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Dalan

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I have a Toshiba 1TB internal 3.5 inch Sata2 HD previously used with my DVR/CCTV system, which did not give any playback and resulted in my returning the DVR. I have installed it into a external enclosure, which has a cooling fan and an individual power source. Next I connected it to my Win7 Laptop via a USB port. The Driver software has been updated and the Device manager shows 'Initio Default Controller' which I have created a shortcut on the Desktop. I have tried opening the HD to view my previous recordings of the CCTV but without any thing happening. I would also like to use it to download my photos from a memory card but cannot find any means of doing so.
I would appreciate an easy solution if possible.
Looking forward to some replies. Thanks Divad.
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The first thing you need to determine is what type of filesystem it has on it. Some DVRs use Linux, which is a problem accessing from windoze. You can download the Knoppix LiveCD and take a look to see if you can see the files. If you use fdisk on Windoze, you might be able to see the filesystem type.

http://en.wikipedia..../Partition_type
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To Kemasa, thanks for your info. The DVR did have a Linux system. I have contacted Knoppix site which offers various downloads. Should I download it direct to my external HD or other. If to the Ex HD will I be able to open the files on it and use it for photo's etc via my Win7. Note I will possible do this on my XP pc which I will be upgrading to a Linux system shortly.
Regards.

Edited by Dalan, 11 March 2014 - 03:42 PM.

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http://knoppix.net/

There seems to be some drivers for windoze which allow you to access an ext2/3 Linux filesystem. I am not sure of how well it works though.

From a web search:

http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html

http://ext2read.blog...h-lvm2-and.html

http://www.askvg.com...al-boot-system/
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