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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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udev rule to make certain ports always correspond to certain devices

Basically my problem is that I am on a server which constantly switches around hdd's. what I want to achieve is have having devices tied to the physical ports on the hardware. like /dev/sda is port 0 ...
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154 views

How does Windows tell if a drive plugged into a PC is a hard disk drive, a solid state drive or a flash disk drive?

I know that this may be a stupid question, but can someone explain technically on how Windows identify the type of drive plugged into a computer? Edit: I'm asking this question because I'm about to ...
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Is it possible to create individual power settings for each hard drive?

I have a number of different drives that I use for different purposes but I only use two of them frequently. I would like for the others to enter sleep mode when not in use, but never my main two. Is ...
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Long life storage devices [closed]

Which is the best storage device for long life(to preserve the data for more time)? Is it pen-drive or DVD or Hard disk? Or is it any other than these three? I also want to know why one is better ...
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No access via cygwin to USB connected device (Samsung Galaxy tab II)

In Cygwin, I am used to being able to have access to a USB-connected device via a drive letter. For example, my Droid X2 appeared as E://, so I could do: $ cd E:/<something>/ and get access ...
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Which disk is \Devide\HarddiskX\drX?

I'm randomly getting errors in the System Log about a "Controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3"; this may be of course a driver error, a NTFS error, or, more seriously, a failing disk. But I have ...
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How to fix Windows 7 device removal notification loop

Bit of an odd one this. One of our PCs is getting caught in a loop some time after being turned on, usually after a USB storage device has been attached - sometimes an iPod, sometimes a GPS. ...
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626 views

If you uninstall the primary Windows hard drive drivers, are these reinstalled during next boot?

I'm having a problem with some partitions in Windows, and I read that reinstalling the drivers may solve the problem, but this is the disk where Windows is installed. If I uninstall the drivers ...
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Storage driver difficulties stop me installing Windows 7

Hiya, I'm having a driver problem. When I try to install Windows 7 over Vista it says my storage driver isn't compatible and I should get a better driver before upgrading. The storage driver is called ...
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How do I associate linux scsi device names with disk devices?

I have a CentOS 4.x server running software raid. The server has two scsi disks in hot-swap trays. mdadm reports that the raid has failed, and so I would like to replace it. I examine /proc/mdstat, ...