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

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Server drives gives input/output error when formatting in Fedora

I am at a total loss as to why this is happening. I have tried everything I can think of. I am trying to format a drive in Fedora to use in the server. Every time I try to format it I get a ...
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Would software RAID 1 be broken if I move both drives to a new PC?

Does a RAID 1 setup by software (win) break once you move both drives to another Win PC? Is there any way to bind the drives together so that the RAID setup stays, even after changing motherboard/cpu? ...
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Windows 8.1 boot stuck

Booting system (Windows 8.1) on my laptop (ThinkPad T400) often stuck on screen with Windows logo. I can't do anything but "hard shutdown" by holding start button. Then I start it again and Windows ...
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Boot issues and choppy PC

Yesterday, when turning on my PC, it got stuck on a black screen while booting. So I pressed the reset button to restart it and then it gave me some error telling me to insert system drive and ...
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External HD Damaged During File Transfer

A friend was exporting a project from Final Cut Pro when his external drive containing this HD was disconnected and is no longer accessible. He was using a mac and the drive is formatted for Extended ...
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Manually flushing write cache on Windows

On *nix systems, a user can use the sync command to force any pending writes in the kernel's disk cache to be flushed to disk. Does Windows have a similar command?
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I have 2 internal HDD that were partitioned into a single logical drive how to remount

I lost my PC over the weekend, but I recovered both disks, they are both fine, but due to the way they were partitioned together into a single drive I am unable to access them anymore via Windows and ...
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Error notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
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Hard Disk head stack trouble

P.S: it's maybe stupid, and maybe duplicate question. If it's so sorry. I have a problem with my Hard Drive (SATA III). Shortly and simply I explained my problem in this link. I searched this on ...
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Creating Backup of Drive

Don't say it's duplicate before reading. I bought a new laptop and it has installed with drivers and operating system and stuff. And I don't want to search for them in the future and use the ...
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How to setup RAID for data and AHCI for OS

I just bought 4 hard drives containing 4 TB each which I hope to set up in a RAID 10 setup, giving an apparent continuous 8 TB hard drive that is backed up. I also have a 256 GB SSD and a 1TB Hard ...
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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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Improvement of transfer speed over afp shares

I was performing speed tests on my upgraded network, and i'm not getting all the speed i thought i could get across network shares. The tests i did between machines A and B (both running OSX Yosemite, ...
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Rebuild laptop and specify Windows 8.1 should use small SSD

My question is whether it's possible to rebuild a laptop with a 32GB SSD and 500GB HDD with Windows 8.1 making use of the 32GB SSD in some way to improve performance. For example: I've read about ...
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Kernel panic appearing when cloning discs from Ubuntu live USB

This PC has been working properly since built in 2009. It has got Ubuntu 14.04 and never appeared to have any kernel panic situation in the past. One day I decided to boot from Live USB, replace the ...
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Do Hard Drives Inexplicably Begin To Spin And Whir At Unusual Times Due to The Cache?

My friend recently asked me why the hard drive on his Windows 7 (x64) computer would start to rev up and make loud noises when he was doing seemingly innocuous tasks like browsing the web, but was ...
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SSD gone bad suddenly

Problem: A few days ago I had a crash in Windows 8. It was just freezing content by a little bit until the only thing that could move was the mouse pointer. I instantly got an idea it was something ...
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Install windows on slave HD, then remove Master HD and boot from slave

My master HD has developed bad sectors and I should eventually move the windows to my currently slave HD. Is it possible to: Install a 2nd windows 8.1 on Slave. Still use the old windows 8.1 ...
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Cant boot MacBook Pro - HDD File System is Read-Only

I have a big problem - I think. The problem seems to be that my HDD is Read-Only so I cant boot and can not erase the HDD to reinstall the system. But here is the whole story. I bougth a used ...
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How to know, which process had accessed the harddrive last time and when?

How to know, which process had accessed the harddrive last time and when? Like ntopng with "last seen", but in local? The question is about Linux.
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Is it possible to clone previous boot disk to new imsm raid array?

A PC with a hard drive 750GB. The hard drive has one partition with Vista and several partitions with Ubuntu 14.04. I mainly work with Ubuntu but occasionaly I boot Vista. Recently, the drive's smart ...
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understanding CPU,RAM,and Hard Disk Drive

I'm currently reading about how the computer works, specifically how the CPU, RAM, hard disk drive work together simultaneously. According to what I have read, the CPU uses what is called a control ...
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CHKDSK doesn't complete, can't clear dirty bit

At some unknown point, the dirty bit on my C: was set (verified with fsutil), and now chkdsk runs on every boot. However, it always aborts at ~51%, preventing the dirty bit from being turned off. I ...
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I have two internal hard drives but disc manager sees them as 1

I have a Sony VAIO RT1SU which comes with two separate 500GB internal drives. I've opened up the back and this is definitely true. When I open BIOS is also confirms that there are 2 drives. Now, when ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Faulty hard drive: does cold help or it is my imagination?

My Seagate HDD failed last week. It has 3 partitions: 1 Linux, 1 windows, and 1 for data. I was working in Linux and suddenly when I was saving a text file the system complained saying the filesystem ...
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Unusable HDD and wrong 'Power-On hours' of S.M.A.R.T

Recently (last month) I bought a 120GB Maxtor (Model: 6L120P0) Hard disk drive and and now, I can not even format or re-partition it and I understood that there are some bad sectors on the disk. So I ...
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I have many partitions, which are safe to delete?

I have a Dell inspiron 15R with 1TB drive. The problem is that I only have 903.21 GB of 1TB (I get how drives are formatted less). I have a few partitions that take up too much space and I am ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Bad hard drive recovery, odd drive recognition issue

I have a 1GB hard drive that's decided to die on me. Nothing unusual there. However, when I hook it up via, say, USB dock it shows up in fdisk along with the correct partition table for a minute... ...
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Installing a secondary drive in an HP Envy 17 laptop

I'm thinking about buying an HP Envy 17. I like its specs but unfortunately it doesn't come pre-equipped with an SSD. If I'm reading this HP manual correctly, it has a secondary SATA drive slot that's ...
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Router capable of sharing files/ streaming media from External Harddisk [closed]

I am planning to buy a new router and was wondering is there are technologies available which would allow me to plug in an External Hard Disk / SSD / SD / USB Drive and seamlessly allow me to stream ...
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How to identify drive device from log?

I have a messages about drive errors in log, like this: Bad Block On Device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 I have 2 harrdrives in the system. How to know, which one causes these errors? I see nowhere the ...
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contradictory messages after having created a system image on windows 7

I have created a "system image" of my C: hard drive on an external hard drive. At the end of the system image creation I got a successful message in the popup where the blue progress bar was. But on ...
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Delete a Dynamic Partition

I want to delete my dynamic partition to install windows 7. I have 5 dynamic partitions currently on my hard disk. I don't want a single chunk of HD to be created. I just want one of the dynamic ...
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Clonezilla: weird error about destination being smaller, though disks are identical

I want to clone a 1Tb disk which has some issues with the Win7 boot manager. I want to clone it so I can try some remedies on the cloned disk. The destination disk is also a 1Tb, empty disk. (Though ...
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ASUS E8709: after installing CentOS7 with Windows 8, HDD boot option is missing

I bought a new ASUS E8709. It is shipped with Windows 8.1.  I wanted to install CentOS 7 along with it. What I did is as follows (as suggested by this video): left some unallocated drive space under ...
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Bootable RAID1 instead of extra SATA drive

Here's the deal as a web developer I am total rookie in the hardware stuff, but since we make more money now and tried to experiment some stuff. I got this Raid1 (4 SAS Drives) and extra 3TB Sata ...
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Service Host: Local system (network restricted) is thrashing hard disk

I am having windows 8.1 with update 1 installed and all release updates of windows till the date i am posting this questions. System is laptop, Core i3 with 6 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. When ever i ...
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Hard drive management and replacement

How do I switch between partitions on my hard drive without restarting? I got a new SSD that I want to put my OS on. I don't want to image my old hard drive because I want to leave behind any ...
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What do I do after directly copying an NTFS volume from one device to another with ddrescue?

I used ddrescue in a Ubuntu Live boot to rescue data from a failing 3TB external HDD formatted as NTFS. I had it copy the data directly to a new physical device, i.e. I didn't create an intermediate ...
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How can I get access to a hard drive's contents on a dead laptop?

Is there any way possible to get data off my laptop HDD without removing it from the laptop? It has problems possibly with the CPU or RAM and can't load the OS but it does turn on. I don't want to ...
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Hard Drive - Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage Whenever Running Any Program [duplicate]

I have a AMD four core processor, a very old hard drive of very low capacity below 200GB and 2GB DDR3 RAM. I am facing a serious issue from the last 2 weeks. Before I had a old AMD processor which has ...
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MacBook Pro shutting off and not able to wake up

I see there are others with this problem. My computer kept turning off until finally I couldn't turn it back on. It was giving me a message "the Start Up disk was full" and suggesting I rid of some ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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My hdd doesn't show up in windows explorer

I have a HDD with a linux installation (ubuntu). I simply plugged it into my windows machine and foolishly expected it to show up in windows explorer. It didn't show up. I started the command prompt ...
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Linux how to move space from one partition to another

I am not familiar with Linux OS configuration. I need you help to move more space from one partition to another. I have this disk usage right now: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Does my hard drive has a bad sector?

I ran Windows drive error check and got this message: Windows replaced bad clusters in file ###### Does this mean that my hard drive now has a bad sector and it needs to be replaced? Or is this ...
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Creating a RAMDisk on Windows to cache HDD

In short I am looking for something to be able to mimic Intel RST but at a software level for Windows VM's on a Windows 8.1 host. I am using Hyper-V. Issue I have a few VM's that are bottle-necking ...
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Seagate st3000dm001-9yn1 smart attribute [b8]

Seagate st3000dm001-9yn1 smart attribute [b8] The status of this smart attribute is showing: failed b8 Unknown Attribute 99 30 30 FAILED Where can I find more info about the 'unknown' [b8] ...