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  1. Generally pleased with this drive, BUT. I can create directories but there is no way, as far as I can see, of specifying one of these to which the backups are sent.All you can do is select things to backup, but not where to put the files. There are standard folders on the drive, but that's all you can backup to. Disappointing!
  2. Hello friends! Recenttly I've bougt an external USB 3.0 HDD - Samsung 3TB D3 Station (model: STSHX-D301TDB). This device has a 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 (Barracuda 7200.14 series) inside. Because I don't need so much storage space on an external drive i want to swap the HDD inside with a 1TB from my desktop and install the 3TB drive inside my desktop, where it's needed and it's more secure. I found this step by step guide for the disassembly of the external drive, and i managed to remove the HDD from the plastic case without any damage to the case, so I still can reassemble the drive in case of waranty issues . So far so good, but after I installed the 3TB HDD inside my computer over SATA 3, I found that the System doesn't recognize the format on the drive and I get a notification that the dive is unformatted and I need to format the drive. And this is how it looks in Disk Management: It seems like there is a special formatting on the drive (I guess related to the 2.2+TB drive problem and GPT paritioning???) that it's SATA 3 to USB controller is also meant to understand and manage... but I don't have enough knowledge to understand what happens behind the scenes.... If I replace the HDD in it's case and use it's SATA 3 to USB 3.0 controller and connect it over usb, I get access to the entire storage space ~2,72TB, and I can see the data stored on it: My biggest concern is what would happen if I install a different HDD (1TB) in this external drive case? I don't want to lose data. Will that controller mess with the partitions of the smaller drive? It's not a problem to format the 3TB drive to use it in the desktop pc, because I havent't stored any data on it, besides it's 500MB of preloaded software. But will it be possible then to acces it using the sata to usb controller if i want to restore the drive back in it's original case?