Toshiba 1tb External Drive Not Recognised By Ubuntu

“Is your Toshiba 1TB external hard drive not recognized by Ubuntu?” If yes, scroll down this page to know why and how to fix it.

The Toshiba 1TB external hard drive is one of the reliable, high-speed, and high-capacity EHDs. It comes in both internal and external types, and they are designed to work with almost all operating systems. Like any other typical hard drive, you can use this drive to securely save your data and expand the storage capacity of your device.

Drive not recognized by Ubuntu

In most cases, these kinds of problems occur due to OS version compatibility issues.

The Toshiba 1TB (Canvio- Basic, Ready, and Advanced) external hard drive might not be supported by some versions of Ubuntu.

So, as the first step of troubleshooting the “Toshiba 1TB external hard drive not recognized” problem, check whether your drive is compatible with your version of Ubuntu OS. If not, use a drive that is compatible with your OS version. Otherwise, perform the simple troubleshooting instructions given below to fix the problem.

  • Ensure that the Toshiba drive is plugged securely into your Ubuntu computer.
  • Next, check if the drive is formatted in NTFS or exFAT.

*Important Note: The Ubuntu OS automatically reads the hard drive formatted in NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT.

  • The NTFS package is pre-installed on the Ubuntu OS. However, if you have accidentally uninstalled NTFS, reinstall it using the Terminal window.
  • Open Terminal.
  • Run “sudo apt install ntfs-3g”
  • To format the drive in exFAT, check if the exFAT package is installed on your computer. If not, install it using the Terminal window. To do so:
  • Run “sudo apt install exfat-fuse” in the window.
  • After formatting the drive properly, check if it is recognized by your Ubuntu computer.

Contact us if the Toshiba 1TB external hard drive is not recognized by your Ubuntu computer even after performing the above troubleshooting methods.

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