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

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SSD drive keeps filling up

For some reason my 120GB SSD keeps filling up dramatically, sometimes so much so I only have 7GB left. Currently I have 17GB left which is still a low amount. I've only installed the OS and a few ...
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Programs installed on the second hard drive freeze

Since I made a clean install of Windows 10 I've a weird behaviour. I have one SSD & one Hard-Drive. During the installation I formatted both and installed the system on the SSD. Later I installed ...
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Windows 10 upgrade - Windows on SSD, programs and files on HDD

I'm trying to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 but I want to be sure to do it properly because all my work is on this pc. I have a installation of Windows 7 on a SSD (C:) which contains only ...
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Can't unhide folders on secondary drive1?

I remember I used the attrib command on cmd to hide it, and I always use to the address bar to access it in explorer. But now I can't unhide it. Since I used cmd to hide it, it's no surprise that ...
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Laptop starting up to BIOS everytime. OS boots after exiting from BIOS

Toshiba Satellite L850 is always booting to the BIOS, not the OS. Always I have to manually exit the BIOS to boot the OS. The HDD is the first priority in the BIOS. Some disk error check is also ...
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GPT disk created in Windows 7 not properly recognised by Windows 10

I have an internal 3 terabyte WD Black disk that was set up as GPT (presumably?) and formatted with one NTFS partition spanning the entire disk under Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10, the ...
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Can problems with accessing a secondary hard drive be related to linking my user account to my microsoft account?

I'm working on a PC with windows 8.1 and while installing OneNote 3 months I linked my user account with my Microsoft ID. I'm using a secondary hard drive (d:) to store project files and data from ...
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Hard Disk info required, attached to IBM System x3650 M4

I need to get the details of a hard disk attached to an IBM System x3650 M4 server machine. One thing I did is to search for model number shown on Device Manager under Disk Drives, but this search ...
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My Hard disk crashed? While Installing windows in VM ware? [on hold]

I have Installed Vm ware 11 on My Pc. So here when I am trying to install Windows on VM ware, over there at Instillation I have selected Custom(Insted Of Typical), and At the Part of installation I ...
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Laptop secondary HDD turning off after second

I have some trouble issues with my secondary HDD in laptop Asus x550v. Since I installed SSD disk as a primary hard drive, my second HDD is still turning off after a few seconds. I can hear the ...
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Can I use mSATA partly for OS and partly for Intel rapid?

I have the following setup now: Dell XPS 15 with 32 GB mSATA SSD and 1 TB HDD 2"4 standard disk Atm, my pc is set up with Intel Rapid to use SSD as some kind of cache (do i get this right?) But ...
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Can't enable BitLocker auto-unlock on drive (“invalid function”)

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 by doing a clean install after formatting my boot drive. My boot drive is an SSD, and all my files are on an HDD that I didn't erase. I have all my volumes ...
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Disk intermittently goes to 100% actviity - system pauses

Windows 8.1 system. Sometimes the disk suddenly go 100% highest active time for 1 or 2 seconds, and at the same time CPU usage goes down. During these period, screen processing does not work any ...
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Custom built server array

I have a pc that i have dedicated as a file server. It currently had 5 sata drives in it and has room for maybe one more. In the near future i am going to be building a new house. I would like to ...
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SATA devices not recognized by BIOS

I recently completed a build using an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. I booted the computer for the first time, went to intall Ubuntu from a USB drive, and my HDD was not shown in the menu for ...
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Should HD be used “evenly”

I have a 1 TB drive and my OS resides on the first partition, which is 300 GB. I never use the other ~700 GB. Because of this, only the sectors corresponding to the first 300 GB are used. I have a ...
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hdd recognized as ssd after windows 10 update

Received the windows 10 update and installed it without any problems to a lenova computer running windows 7. So far, everything works fine except: when i go to defrag the drive, the media type of C: ...
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Windows Backup got interrupted, how can I find and delete the backup files created during the interrupted session?

I tried to create a backup on my external hard drive, but unfortunately that got interrupted. Before I ran the backup program, the external hard drive had 860 GB free. Now, it says it has 660 GB free. ...
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Why I can't format 500 GB drive as FAT32 under Windows 7? [duplicate]

What can cause Windows 7 to prevent me from formatting 500 GB (actually 465 GB) external USB disk as FAT32? No matter, what I did (Windows Explorer, Disk Management), the only options I was presented ...
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Instead of Disk, may just BURN my computer

I have an old HP Compaq 6710B laptop which ran XP-PRO-SP3 32bit (x86) as sole OS. It has an un-bootable 160gb HDD and a HP (2008) Model No.UJ-861 HHC-A DVD=RW Drive. I also have a Dell Latitude E6430 ...
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Synology Rs812 and WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB - The volume size must be under 16TB

I'va got a synology Rs812 and 4 x WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB, now I want those drives in raid-5 or raid-6, but the DSM gives me the message 'The volume size must be under 16TB'. I'd like to have 24TB.. On ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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What makes Hitachi harddrives thrash their heads on their own?

I have a pair of Toshiba DT Series PA4293E-1HN0 3TB drives (which are really Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000). Often, after I've written a lot of data onto them, they continue trashing their heads for quite a ...
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Faulty hard drive - want to recover

I have a hard drive that will cause the page fault in non paged area BSOD at bootup; there is a partition in there that i want to retrieve but am unable to because it gets into the blue screen - am ...
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Huge performance differences between i5 i7 SSD/non SSD…which makes more of a difference?

I have 2 pcs both running Windows 8.1 and each with 8b of ram. The differences are one has a solid state drive the other one is 7200rpm and also an i7 vs i5 Running the same application one query ...
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Y580 DIsk idle activity

I have problem with strange disk activity. Windows 8.1 + drivers only. Disk read/write something every 30sec. Here is screen of HDTune:
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Dynamic Disk (software RAID) not accessible after windows 10 upgrade

I have two 2TB drives set up as a single volume in Windows. In Disk Management these physical drives are listed as Dynamic. I set them up in Windows 7, and they continued to function fine when ...
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Can malware spread between parititions on a hard drive? [on hold]

Let's say I have a computer that dual-boots from two partitions on the same hard drive. If I get infected with malware while using one of the partitions, how likely is it that it will spread to the ...
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HDD does not show up in Explorer is still accessable

I have 2 drives in my computer: an SSD and a HDD (Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003). The HDD was assigned the drive letter G. If I go into Explorer and type G: in the address bar, I can see all the ...
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largest capacity 15000rpm hd? mfg? [on hold]

i need larger capacity 15k RPM hard drives allowing me to mirror rather than use RAID 5 with 600GB 15K drives. what is largest storage capacity 15000rpm hard drive? mfg?
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Linux: get the current boot disk's device name

When booting a machine by USB stick, sudo fdisk -l outputs you two devices marked with an asterisk, and you'll never know which was the boot device. I need a list of all disks attached to the ...
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Disable win7 harddisk ram for a specific software

Sometimes when you ask matlab to create a very large array, it exceed actual ram and tries to go into harddisk, which slows down the computer so much that it becomes impossible to close matlab, only ...
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Is it ok to replace the hdd with a ssd for data drive?

Nowadays everyone has windows and softwares installed on a ssd. But most people still have HDDs for their personnal data (movies, music, work related data etc), usually on large hdds (1to and more). ...
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Precise physical layout/geometry of the hard disk drives

The question is how is the physical layout of the hard disk? Any academic or OS level documentation only has logical diagrams (with perfectly shaped sectors), however, the real-world physical-layout ...
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PC hard locks on motherboard splash screen

So I recently suffered a nasty computer crash after trying to remove a theme pack I was using, and nothing would get me back to accessible windows (not safe mode, system restore, etc.) so I backed up ...
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Can't get fsck to run on my macbook (checking external drive)

I have a 3TB Seagate GoFlex drive which shows up in Disk Utility but not on the desktop. Disk utility can't repair it so I wanted to try fsck. Last login: Fri Jul 31 00:22:20 on ttys000 $ DISKUTIL ...
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Move partitions from pen drive to unallocated space in hard drive

I have built and installed Chromium OS on a pen drive following the instructions on this page. I can boot into the pen drive and use Chromium OS as if it were installed on my computer, I'm able to ...
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Does CPU matters in disk read/write speed

I thinking to buy my old Mac an SSD, but after asking around to some friends, and looking to different disks, some of my friends said that the SSD's read/write speed won't matter because my CPU won't ...
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How to partition a hard drive for cloning? Clonezilla

I am running windows 8.1 on my desktop PC, which has two-3TB hard drives installed. The first drive is where windows is installed. It has one NTFS partition labeled "System Reserved", another NTFS ...
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Unetbootin can't find Hard Drive?

I am trying to use Unetbootin to download the new Windows 10 iso directly to my secondary Hard Drive. I formatted and partitioned the drive as so: Allotment: 100GB Drive letter: A File System: NTFS ...
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Install Windows two times, each one thinks it is on “C”?

I'm having two SSD drives in my machine (let's call them SSD A and SSD B) I run Win 8.1 on SSD A, SSD B is empty. From the view of Win 8.1 SSD A has the drive letter C, and SSD B has the drive ...
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How to Change/Remove UEFI Hard Disk Password

I am using an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 and have forgot a UEFI password. The password isn't essential to startup, for I have a user password and a master password. I know the user one, but I've ...
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Can a Disk Image (Disk Utility) be opened by two users on separate machines at the same time?

I have created a Disk Image to place confidential information into that myself and another colleague will be working on. problem is, we have just discovered that we both can't access the disk image at ...
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Installed windows 10 and Linux, how to safely remove the Lenovo recovery partitions without messing up the boot?

Please look at the following screenshots. Is /dev/sda1 useful at all (Windows says it is a Recovery Partition)? Can I remove it? It is only 1000MB and removing it seems no use, so the best I can do ...
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Upon booting an Arch Linux installation media, how do I know which drive is which?

So let's say I have a 5 disks. How do I know which one is /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc and so on?
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USB 3.0 hard drive docking station does not work unless using USB 2.0 port

I have a Sharkoon SATA QuickPort with USB 3.0 connection (http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/sata-quickport-xt-usb30-v2). Whenever I connect this device to a USB 3.0 port on my computer with a hard ...
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What are the posible solutions for maximum partitions achieved

Good day to you first. After solving a problem with rercieveing a file from my problem at this topic - Extracting files from windows to linux on a same partition i formated my C: (dev6) partition ...
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External hard drive does not show up on Windows 7 - Disk Management says 'You must initialize a disk before logical manager can access it'

I recently plugged in an external hard drive of mine and noticed that it doesn't show up on the list of drives in Computer. I opened Disk Management (dskmgmt.msc) to check and it said that 'You must ...
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Manually controlling hdd sleep

My question is about controlling and getting info about HDD sleep (or HDD hibernation) in Windows 8.1. I am not referring to system hybernation. How to manually put hdd into sleep How to check, if ...