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Seagate Expansion Portable drive

02 April 2017 - 01:34 AM

Hi all,

This drive was purchased to do the win10 backups. But win10 backups are not as easy as win7.

I was advised to do something, somewhere, by someone. Didn't go that road. Not worried about backups ATMO.


Part number is PN:1D6AP6-500 1 TB


Windows see it, and recognizes it. But kept saying Backup drive was disconnected. (It is connected)

I could not do a second backup so wiped and formatted the drive.

Tried again. But could only do an image of C:\

But then the drive says 27.2 GB free of 31.9 GB (Bit small for a 1 TB drive ??????????)

I have to remove the drive under normal circumstances as it tries to boot repair the computer.

I did a drive check and it says drive has errors. I try to fix errors and it says drive has no errors.


I really think this drive needs to be hung on a gun range. ( I'm not allowed to use)


Should I bin the drive?

Windows 10 Backup?

16 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Hi all,

Windows 10 has been good to me. So just been gaming my life away.

But ... I keep getting a message to re-connect my backup drive, Its a Seagate Expansion Portable drive. USB 1TB.


Windows recognizes it. I can read it and write to it.

In the meantime Win10 says it uses some other drive to do it's incremental backups. (Using space, I know not where)


I would prefer to do backups myself whenever I feel like it.

I did a windows image backup to the drive, and it is still on the drive. (dated 3rd/2/17)

This problem has been going on for almost a year.

The backup section tells me to do a win 7 restore or something. (I did a clean install from the free win 10 back when ...)

I suppose it is not a real clean install.

Anybody able to tell me what to do please?

Hello to everyone.

21 January 2017 - 02:18 PM

Gotta wish you all a Happy New Year.

I have been playing Elite Dangerous Horizons for the last year. I don't know what the average daily use is, but I have done 8 or 10 hours.

Recently I realized that since Windows 10, I have had no problems with the rig for over a year. This, plus gaming has made me forget all the helpful people in OC Club.

Just wanted to thank you all again for the cyber friendship and let you know I haven't dropped off the twig yet.

Regards from Mike.

New drivers from Geforce

30 October 2016 - 12:57 AM

Hello people, Long time no see!

I am wondering what is the best latest driver for an ASUS 980 strix.

I looked at the Geforce forums and there seems some issues being reported.

My driver is 369.09

It has been working fine. (Probably why you forget who I am) (Don't remember? That old guy from Australia)

New games might work better, but you guys have always worked things out very well.

The latest, 375.70 seems a fair way up the ladder. (Long as no rungs are busted)


If you can find the time, please give a bit of a heads up, please.

Regards from Mike.

Internet sharing over wireless (maybe)

25 May 2016 - 12:48 AM

NBN is rolling out in parts of Australia. When two users are in house there are costs, high or low.

My son, Dan is on the NBN as of now. Each building is only allowed one NBN connection.

I can use a cable to the other end of the house to connect to the NBN in-house part and pay 67 dollars a month.

I can use a wireless PCIE adaptor or a USB wireless dongle to connect to Dan's modem/router. (Share the 80 dollar cost)


The wifi has to pass through 3 walls. About 15 meters in a straight line. (Plaster walls, book case and maybe a bed in the line)

The wifi items are probably cheapest, and are for sharing.

The cable would need an electrician to do a decent job of joining the cable. It could be connected to Dan's modem/router for sharing his 80 dollar cost. (No wifi)

Dan's speedtest: 22.74 mbps = Download. 4.86 mbps = upload. Latency = 1ms. Jitter = 6ms (with NBN)

My speedtest: 8.53 mbps =Download.  0.80 mbps = upload.  Latency = 31ms.  Jitter = 2ms.  With ADSL2+}


There is dual band wireless items. 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands.


Will I need dual band with what information I have been able write here? (MoBo has no wifi. Will wifi be slower than ADSL2+?)

Will a fifteen to twenty meter cable be as slow as wifi?


I have just seen some adverts for powerline adapters. Do any memebers use these?