Question

i cant install any games on my external hard drive.

By nux2208 ·
Tags: Windows
everytime i install a video game on my external hard drive it just stops downloading. The Safely remove hardware and eject media icon pops up in the left corner. My file explorer pops up as well, and it shows me my hard drive. I have tried everything and nothing works!
I already formatted the hard drive.
I scanned it for any problems and everything is fine.
This is my second hard drive i got because the same problem happened to the old one that i had. That proves that its my pc and not the hard drive that isnt working.

Things to know:
I have windows 10.

Please help me, i have tried everything!
I even contacted seagate support, you guys are my last chance.

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/i-cant-install-any-games-on-my-external-hard-drive.3594314/#lg=_xfUid-1-1587168802&slide=0

this is how it looks when it fails the installation:

Please help me, i cant play any games!

I think theres something wrong with my new pc. It wont let any external drives work
I have checked the USB plug and its 3.0 port
I have thought about buying a real hard drive and installing it into the pc myself, but im scared that it wont work as the other ones

my pc specs:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 3.00GHz 54 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB
Motherboard
Acer Predator PO3-600 (U3E1) 44 °C
Graphics
DELL AW2518HF (1920x1080@240Hz)
VG245 (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 °C
Storage
476GB Western Digital WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G-1014 (RAID (SSD))
3726GB Seagate Expansion+ SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA) )


i managed to download call of duty warzone, and the exact same thing happened.
The video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm_aT1OeiXY
It makes the windows sound, and then it just crashes???
After that it opens up the file explorer with my external hard drive. The safely remove hardware and eject media icon pops up in the left corner as well.
I know that the hard drive isnt broken cause this is my second external harddrive this has happened to! (PLEASE HELP)
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