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

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2nd Hard Drive appearing as BD Drive in Windows 8.1

I just installed a 2nd hard drive, in a caddy, in my Lenovo Y510p. When I boot back into Windows 8.1, Windows recognizes it as a DVD Drive. Any Ideas?
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Raid 5 Degraded

I have a dell PowerEdge T110 with a raid 5 array that says it is degraded. This uses a perc s100 controller. I am using 4 74gb raptor drives for the array. The computer tries to boot but it hangs on ...
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If I buy a Surface Pro 3 from best buy in the US and ship it to the UK via UPS, will I still have the 1 year warranty? [on hold]

I can't afford to buy the Surface in the UK and I want to buy it from the US so I can get it a bit earlier, and a bit cheaper (like £160 cheaper). I will use UPS to ship it from best buy in the US to ...
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Mounting disk(s) from RAID 1 array for data recovery

I'm having some problems with a Debian 7.5 stable (Wheezy) server. It is currently running at Rescue Mode. It has a 2 x 2000 GB HDD running in a RAID 1 array. My immediate priority is to be able to ...
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Inaccessible partition

I am using desktop running Windows XP. My PC has an 80GB hard disk with 4 partitions: C, D, E & F Partitions C,D & F open easily but when I double click on "E" drive in my computer then it ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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unable to open one of my drive e in xp os [on hold]

When I open one of my E drive in my computer then it immediate disappears and screen goes off for few seconds then comes to normal mode.So, I'm unable to see and read the contents of that drive. I am ...
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File recovery from phone went wrong, seems to have damaged laptop drive

I decided to recover some files I had recently deleted from a micro SD card in an old Nokia. I connected the phone to my laptop, downloaded TestDisk, and for some reason or another I selected all ...
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I am looking to buy Western Digital Internal 2.5 HDD in bulk. Where can i get these? [on hold]

I am looking to buy a bulk amount of Western Digital Internal HDD. 2 TB. I'm not as concerned about the "color". Does anyone know where I can buy these? Or of a dealer/seller I can work with?
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Unable to recover data from the damaged hard disk

I have accidentally dropped the unit and now I am unable to read the files. It is showing error: hd0 out of disk grub rescue> Now I am not able to boot into system. How do I solve this problem? ...
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Investigating linux server slow down

We have a code build server, fedora 13, which was working at medium speed for 4 users. Speed means building a code branch took 1.5 hrs max duration. It was having one quad core, 8gb ram, 200gb hdd. ...
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My WD My Book World (blue rings) is not accessable

My drive shows up under the network devices. When I click on it a windows security pop-up shows asking for my network username and password to connect to the drive. I have tried I am running windows ...
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PC with SSD VERY Slow after Power Outage

I am on a HP Pavilion PC with a SSD drive for the main/OS drive, and runnning windows 7. Typically a book takes < 15 seconds from power on to login to arriving at desktop. After a power outage / ...
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Boot Hp Pavilion from SSD

I just bought a brand new Pavilion 17-F050ND. I changed the dvd drive for an SSD. I cloned the HHD to the SSD. Now I want to use my SSD as a startup drive. Have tried various boot settings. But at the ...
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Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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Install C++ compiler on old MS-DOS computer with floppies

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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Reverse the chain of VHDs - Undo the merging

Virtual hard drives are great tool. Especially the possibility to boot VHDs with windows and the possibility to boot differencing VHDs is great. One of my use scenarios is as follows: I install ...
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Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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HDD rhythmic clicking when in use [on hold]

I recently got a new, very cheap HDD and it has a rhythmic clicking when it is accessed. I'm wondering if this is normal among cheaply made HDDs, or if this particular HDD is defective. Some people ...
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Hard drive no longer works in Windows works fine in Linux

I have a Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB hard drive which was installed in an external drive enclosure. The enclosure held two hard drives. The other is another WD 500GB. The 1TB drive was used as ...
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How to redirect calls from one hard drive to another in Windows 7?

I'm sharing a database that an app runs on in my dropbox and have symlinked the database from the roaming folder location to the dropbox location. Everything is working great but one thing. The ...
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Expand system partition on my system disc C (Windows 7)

I have a system disc C: (Windows 7 is installed) and all installation program files (installed programs) on D: because of poor space on C:. Now I'm stuck with this question: how to increase the space ...
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Cannot repair file in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64 bit running Windows Update continuously. Suddenly I had significant problem getting the laptop started. Refresh, recovery, reset, restore did not work. Recovery would not recognize the ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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How to get the SATA 6Gb/sec transfer rate

I recently bought a 1TB WD drive which said "Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s" but when copying/transferring files the speed is 35MB/s. do you need special cables to get that rate?
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Is there a SATA cable which can connect to multiple disks?

I have a motherboard with just few SATA slots but have to put quite few hard disks in the box, so naturally I easily ran out of free slots. I wonder if there are forked cables (I have no idea what ...
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Creating an additional partition on MBR partitioned drive with data on it

I have an external 500GB HDD which already has data on it, there is currently one partition on the drive but I need to create a new one on this drive with at least 10GB of space. I've already used ...
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How is old info gotten off an HDD [closed]

I know that in general, an HDD could just be plugged in, but lets say that for example somebody trying to get info off of one was pushed to a point where cat /dev/sdX was the method they were using. ...
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80GB HDD recently stopped appearing in “My Computer”, appears in Disk Manager as unformattable 330GB HDD

My PC recently shut down from overheating, and when I turned it back on I was told Windows couldn't boot because a device was missing. Upon installing windows on a different HDD (Which I'll refer to ...
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External Seagate does not working anymore

A Seagate (500 GB) hard drive was working very well some days ago, I went to my friend and tried to transfer a 23-gigabyte game but while the transformation process the first 200-300 MB went well then ...
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Unable to Format new HDD after cancelling Format

I had a 1TB Samsung HD103SJ HDD that I hadn't ever used and just recently got the means to hook it up to my computer. I went through Disk Management and was running a NTFS full format (I did not opt ...
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Does it make sense to install a SATA3 SSD in a notebook with SATA2?

I have a notebook with SATA2 interface. Most of the SSD drives have SATA3 and performance about 500 MBps (while SATA2 handles up to 300 MBps). Does it mean it makes little sense to install an SSD ...
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ECS Elitegroup KV2 lite 1.0 Motherboard doesn't detect SATA drive and takes forever to load BIOS

my problem is as follows: I was connecting a (bootable) SATA hard drive to the 'ECS Elitegroup KV 2 lite 1.0' in my friends rig, which already had two IDE hard drives (one with bootable Windows XP) ...
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How can I install Windows through an ASUS P5Q's orange and white SATA ports?

I have an ASUS P5Q motherboard, which apparently has two SATA controllers - the standard Intel one (red ports), and a Marvell controller (orange and white ports). I need the Intel controller to be in ...
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What happens during initialization of a bare brand new hard disk?

Do Operating systems handle it differently? Can you tell if a hard disk was first initialized by Windows or Linux on later abduction? Like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_aZwQ_p4w After ...
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Cloning my 1 TB HD to my 250 GB SSD

I have bought the Samsung 840 EVO SSD of 250 GB. I have put the SSD in my laptop in stead of my DVD player using a HHD Caddy. Now the samsung SSD comes with a data migration tool. Have numerous times ...
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Recovering data from possibly corrupted Truecrypt volume

I have an external hard drive (no system files on it) which has been encrypted using truecrypt. Suddenly today when i tried to mount the hard drive, I got the following error: Incorrect password or ...
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How can I bring back my lost folder?

I have an external HDD. I moved my C:\Users\MyUser\Videos folder to my HDD. Today I tried to rename a folder in Video folder then I found out that the hard is not listed in Computer so I detached it ...
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Completely format and remove a hardrive

As seen in image disk1 is paritioned in 3 parts (C,E&F) I have nothing to do with it. All I need to do is format and remove all partitions from disk2 that is partitioned as D and other two ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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Can't access or format my pendrive [closed]

I can't access my pen drive. When I try to access it I get a message "Format the disk now?" When I try to format it it displays the following message
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Linux HDD partition shows full. If live booted, contents add upto 13GB, but 235GB shows used by Gparted

I am using Debian Wheezy, I get constant notifications: 0 bytes left (i cannot download anything, so notifications are not erraneous). Disk Usage Analyzer shows only 13.2GB of files. Gparted shows ...
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Will copying to an identically sized disk cause issues if the output disk has bad sectors?

I just made a copy from one 160gb disk to another, identical 160gb disk, using the command sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb (run on a live Ubuntu CD) However, the SMART test on /dev/sdb shows 20 ...
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Why can't I copy this iTunes folder on Windows XP?: “Cannot copy file or folder: Cannot copy file:”

I'm moving an iTunes library for a friend from a XP computer to a new Dell. I've made sure to consolidate the library and make sure that nothing is read only (suggested online, don't know why that ...
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Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
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I'm thinking of purchasing a Supermicro 6017R-TDF 1U 4 Bay for a Domain Controller is this a sufficent solution for a small business [closed]

I'm thinking of purchasing a Supermicro 6017R-TDF 1U with 2 Xeon 6 core 2.6GHz, 15mb, and 4 SATA's in a RAID 1 config for a Domain Controller. The server HDD will only be used for OS. The Raid ...
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How to install seprate OSs on different partitions [duplicate]

I know its a newbie question but I have a VAIO VGN-CR353 running linux openSuSE 12.2. The Hard-disk has only one partition (under IDE there is only home/sda1). I want to install Windows on a separate ...
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How can I format an external hard drive with low-level user permissions? [on hold]

I recently purchased a Toshiba 2TB HDTB120AK3BA and had the following problems: After plugging it in and trying to copy files it stopped at 60 of 150Gb with an error message. When I took it out ...
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How to power off a secondary internal hard drive using software?

Sometimes, there is a need to shut down a secondary internal hard drive (for example, due to the noise it produces while it's running). I would like to do this without physically disconnecting the ...
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How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...