A hard disk drive (or HDD) is a non-volatile, random access device for storing digital data.

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Remove a drive from a 2-drive RAID 5 array using version 1.2 metadata?

My situation is nearly identical to "How to remove a drive from a non-standard 2-drive RAID 5 array?", except my 2 TB RAID5 is using mdadm super block version 1.2. According to the best answer, ...
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Can't install Windows 7 x64 on SSD drive

The title explains my whole problem, I had Windows 7 installed multiple times on the same SSD drive. But when I attempted to reinstall it last night it gives me this error(translated from dutch): We ...
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Installing Windows From Windows

So here is my issue. I'm looking to install my copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to a Secondary Hard Drive currently installed in my PC. I have partitioned my 3TB(MBR) into two separate Partitions one ...
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iMac crashes randomly : apple hardware test codes 4M0T/40000003:HDD-1325

My iMac(mid 2011 27 inch) is consistently crashing after 15-30 minutes, vertical lines flash and it goes to a grey or pink screen, then restarts after about 2 minutes. I have run the apple hardware ...
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How to know if the First Boot Device is the HDD?

I am working in a security check project(is an application that check the policy security of my university), and I need know things like if the first boot device is the HDD and if the BIOS is ...
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Gateway computer doesn't provide enough room to add a new harddrive

I opened my Gateway PC (Gateway DX4860-EF22P) to add a hard drive, but I was surprised to discover that the manufacturer did not provide enough room to put the new hard drive. As you can see in the ...
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PC does not boot detecting hard drive…but SeaTools passes the drive

Im having a difficult time trying to figure this out. I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit and on the next boot, it froze in the POST "detecting AHCI Port 0". I disconnected the drive and ...
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System went read-only suddenly

My web server (Linux, Debian Wheezy) has suddenly gone read-only, MySQL have crashed (but Apache didn't) - giving errors when pressing tab to complete file name as: bash: cannot create temp file ...
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How to achieve highest performance with multiple USB 3 drives but only one USB 3 port

If a computer has one USB 3 port, and one USB 2 port, and the user needs to connect two external USB 3 drives (backwards compatible to USB 2), will highest speeds be obtained if the user connects them ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Move HDD to another laptop, can't change Windows 7 product key

One of my clients returned to me a Dell Latitude laptop that runs Windows 7 Pro with an OEM product key (bad motherboard). Now, I have a laptop that is the same model (it is already set up with ...
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Add disk to (and increase size of) bitnami owncloud storage

I am using bitnami owncloud in a virtualbox environment and the installation is on a 2 TB disk. I would like to add another disk (1 TB) and have the actual storage of owncloud files on the secondary ...
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Unable to open PST recovered from formatted HDD

I'm trying to recover a pst from a formatted HDD using EaseUs as the recovering software. I do manage to recover the file named outlook.pst however it seems to be split into several other files; ...
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Can I replace the WD My Cloud 2TB HDD with a small SSD?

With regards to this NAS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Cloud-Personal-Storage-NAS/dp/B00FOKN7FG Can the internal 2 TB HDD be replaced with a 120 GB SSD drive? I don't care about the space reduction. ...
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My main HDD shows much more used storage [duplicate]

I have my computer for some time now and everything was fine my Local Disk at properties showed pretty much the used storage of everything inside in it(select all and right click properties for ...
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HDD extremely slow although SMART seems to be healthy

I've had this hard drive for over two years now. A week ago, it decides to slow down to a crawl in Windows - even after doing the usual things to fix it (disabling Superfetch, closing programs, etc.) ...
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File Allocation for VM

I'm running Kali Linux as a virtual machine inside Oracle's Virtualbox. I've allocated 40GB of hard drive space, file type: VirtualBox Disk Image; Dynamicallly Allocated. On the VM it is showing the ...
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How to ensure compatibility when upgrading hard disks? [duplicate]

I have an ASUS U36SG notebook with a Seagate Momentus ST9750423AS 750 GB hard drive. I want to upgrade my hard drive to a 1 TB SS+HD hybrid drive. What should I keep in mind in terms of compatibility ...
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Backing up multiple hard drives simultaneously

Is there a good way to use one machine to backup multiple hard drives (taken out of other computers) at the same time? Either through eSATA or USB3.0 docking stations or direct cabling to a board. 2-4 ...
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Missing Partition With Recovery Files

I have a 3TB internal hard drive. It was an MBR initialized disk (which doesn't support hard drives over 2TB. You can however use a scheme to make the 3rd Terabyte its own partition. I did so by using ...
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LaCie Cloudbox Dashboard tree Item instead of admin / Family in

I cant connect to my Lacie Cloudbox. When i use dashboard and files browser , i have in left column under LaCie-CloudBox: "Tree Item" instead of "Admin" and "Family" Directories. What can i do ? I ...
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Different SHA1 result every time I check, bad drive?

I was attempting to download and run the Windows 10 Insider Preview, but after a few failed boots and installation errors, I decided to test the SHA1 sum before committing. I noticed that every time ...
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How to read MFT on USB Hard Drive (NTFS, 1TB)?

I'm looking for a high-level method to read the MFT entries on an NTFS file system for a Seagate 1TB internal hard drive. The platform is Windows 7. I need to fetch the filename, block size and ...
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Installed Kubuntu on old hard drive and now it's making loud clicking noises

I recently installed Kubuntu on a very old hard drive (it's 10 years old at least). It installed OK, but when I started the computer, I heard the hard drive making loud noises – sounds most like the ...
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Why are 2.5" external drives cheaper than their internal counterparts? [on hold]

I was looking for a 2TB 2.5" hard drive for a family member, and was a bit surprised when I found out that external drives are about 20% cheaper than their internal counterparts. For example, an ...
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Does disk partitioning impact performance? [duplicate]

I will soon buy a 4 TB HDD and I am wondering if I should split it since it has so much space. My question is: will doing this affect my computer's performance? If I would keep everything in one disk, ...
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Linux partitioning with SSD and HDD

I bought a SSD to re-install Linux Mint on it and use my old HDD to store my personnal data...This way my computer might run faster. I will to partition the disks as follow. / on SSD /home on HDD ...
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Install Windows HDD into MacBook Pro and boot Windows 10 TP

I have two laptops. One is running Windows 10 Tech Preview and the other is a MacBook Pro. My question is if I were to remove the internal Hard-drives from both computers and install the Windows HDD ...
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Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port

My most recent laptop has broken beyond repair and I'm left with a large M.2 SSD (Crucial M500), which I'd like to reuse in the replacement laptop. The "new" laptop (say ThinkPad W520 or T430) ...
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My 1TB WD Caviar Green HDD is making a short high-pitched sound every half second

My 1TB WD Caviar Green HDD is making a short (about 0.1 second) high-pitched sound every half second. It is barely audible, but is enough to drive me crazy. I’ve noticed that the sound is synchronized ...
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Is is possible to recover files form a hard drive after it was “zeroed out”? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive, on which I had many important things that I don't have another copy of. Something was messed up with the partitioning of the hard drive, since it showed up as a 600 and ...
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Determine filename at an LBA (NTFS)

I ran Seagate's tools on my hard drive. It reports that there are errors and gives the LBA numbers. I would like to move the data at these locations to other locations on the drive. How do I find ...
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What happens to sectors marked as bad when HDD is repartitioned? [duplicate]

If I have an HDD with some bad sectors and I format the disk (from Windows) or re-partition the disk, will bad sectors still be marked as bad?
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When a sector of HDD is marked as bad, how to 'move' the data to a safest point? [duplicate]

I've used HDDScan and I found a LOT of bad sectors, but only on a specific portion of my disk. Probably the problem is isolated, I hope. I'd like to 'move' data from this sectors, because I know that ...
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Cannot boot after migrating my Windows 8.1 installation to a new drive

I want to migrate my Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)'s Windows 8.1 installation to a new 240GB PCIe 2.0 4x SSD. I figured that Clonezilla may work for that but cannot boot now. Turned off SecureBoot ...
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How to make partition in windows 8 hard disk? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB hard disk with windows 8.1 running on it. I want to create a partition(preferably of the size around 20 GB) from my C drive to install a linux Operating System along with windows(Dual ...
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Windows 8 black screen & “no such interface supported” after disk cloning

My HDD was in a bad condition so I've bought a new one and cloned all partitions from the last drive. The problem is, now when I boot Windows 8 (from the new drive ofc), that's how it looks: It ...
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Will A PCIe Sata Controller help me circumvent AHCI woes?

I have re-purposed an old machine to be a home server. The first thing I did was install Windows 7 to a spare C300 64gb Sata 3 SSD that I had. I realised after setting up, and updating windows, that ...
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How to tell if a PCB is bad on a Hard drive [closed]

Is there a way to tell whether a hard drive problem is the PCB? I recently sent a drive in to a firm to retrieve data from a drive that did spin up. they informed me that it was the circuit board and ...
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Why won't Windows boot from a new SSD?

I have an Windows 8.1 system with one volume. I want to upgrade the main drive to an SSD. I bought a Samsung 850 PRO. I physically installed it, then used the "Samsung Data Migration" utility that ...
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Hard disk drive (SATA) slowed down but SSD still works fine on Windows 7

I currently have two hard drives, one is SSD (in which my OS is installed) and the other a SATA connected hard drive. I recently travelled for a week and left my computer turned on. When I came back ...
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Will my hard drives be harmed if I hold down the power button for 5 seconds? [duplicate]

Sometimes I face the problems with my video card, so the system freezes. Reset button is broken, so the only way is to hold down power button for 5 secs. Guess that this action differs from power ...
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Compare the performance and reliability of two hard disk drives [on hold]

I currently have two basic hard disk drives from brands I don’t even recall. I just bought a new SSD to be the replacement of one of the two current ones. The two hard disk drives I currently ...
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Gateway NV5398U hard drive very slow to respond after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1

This old but fully functional notebook PC worked as expected with Windows 7, just as fast (or slow, rather) as it was when new. After installing Windows 8.1, the graphics drivers were manually ...
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RAID 0: how identical do the drives have to be?

I have a spare 1Tb. Seagate Barracuda HD, and I was planning on buying another one and creating a RAID 0 array using my motherboard's SATA controller... but I have a doubt: how "identical" do the two ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 installation error “Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141”

During the installation of Kubuntu 15.04, I get the error "Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141". I did some researcher on the topic and found that one popular reason for the problem is having ...
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Cloning Cloned HDD's

One thing I do for my job team is create master hard drives for a software platform that they develop for. We get these installer disks that are inserted into a machine (laptops in this case), which ...
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Pros and cons of creating a partition in Windows [closed]

Recently I got asked by my non-tech neighbour to "create D drive on his notebook". I asked why does he want to do that and got answered back, that it prevents viruses. OK, I explained him this case, ...
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can't boot any drive or efi interface/easyRe doesn't help/no obv. hardware failer

my computer isn't booting any of the drivers and has some inconsistent/odd behavior. asus g75gx 1000gb hdd 250gb ssd (win 8 running) windows was preinstalled on the hdd and i migrated it onto the ...
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How to install software on 2 in 1 Windows 8 computer

I'm looking at buying a 2 in 1 computer, which is a laptop with a dockable screen. When the screen is undocked it becomes a tablet and the keyboard isn't used. This device has 2 hard drives, a 32GB ...