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

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Share internal hdd through usb

I would like to make a NAS on my single-board pc with capability to connect my smart TV to this HDD through USB to watch movies. Actually I need this -> internal HDD with usb2sata adapter ---> ...
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RAID 10 “failure” after changing BIOS setting

I have been using a RAID10 setup for quite some time and today, after loading a saved BIOS configuration (for overclocking), it set my SATA mode to AHCI rather than RAID. I didn't notice this and ...
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Windows 7: Keyboard is not working for several seconds on loginscreen

i have this problem now for like a few months. Its not a "huge" problem, but I'd like to solve it anyway. Every time i start up my computer and want to type in my password on the Log in screen, my ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting on big files upload with seafile

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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Hard Drive Manufacturer Serial Numbers on a Network

I am working on a network of over 300 laptops and I need to get all the hard drive manufacturer serial numbers connected to my network. Is there a way to retrieve that data from the server without ...
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External HDD is not working on Mac notebook

I have this extenal HDD drive that connects to computer via cable with blue USB port (USB 3.0). It's working perfectly fine with my new ASUS laptop, but it's not working with an old MacBook (OS X ...
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External hard disk not detected in windows, though working fine in Ubuntu

Device is getting listed in the disk management in the lower panel, and showing the status as following: 2048 GB unallocated 746.52 GB unallocated But the device is not listed in the my computer ...
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Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
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Can I use a hard drive PCB from a lower-capacity model?

I sold an old 640GB 2.5" SATA hard drive on eBay, only to accidentally pull too hard on the data cable and ripping out the data connector. I've cancelled the eBay listing, and have been browsing for ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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Does dd care when cloning from smaller hdd to bigger hdd?

Does DD care about hard drive size? I currently have a smaller 500GB HDD that i want cloned to a 1TB SSD. Will it clone without a problem relating to size? will there be non partitioned space? was ...
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how do i fix drive permissions

Recently i resized, shrunk, merged and partitioned my drives using aomei partition manager. After this i made a clean install of win 7. Now the scenario is that when i try to save anything on (non C:) ...
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CCleaner Driver Wiper completely removed Bitlocker property

I use a Bitlocker drive with my Win7-64 Ultimate. So just to get rid of data in there, I wanted to use CCleaner Driver Wiper feature. I selected "erase drive" instead of free space wiping. And next ...
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Windows 8 Dell Computer Disk errors

I own a "Dell XPS 8700 Desktop | Intel Core i7 | 1GB Graphics" Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1); I bought it on December 1st, 2013. Recently, it stopped working... Almost ever since I got the computer, it ...
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Unable to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100 netbook

I am trying to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100. Atom processor, 1GB RAM. Whenever I try to install Windows XP (via CD-ROM or bootable USB) I keep getting an error(see below) I even ...
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Adding a ssd to Asus N71JQ

I have had a Asus N71JQ for a few years. I was thinking of putting in an ssd drive in the hopes of speeding it up. Does anyone know if this laptop supports sata? I ask this because I googled for ...
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What is the cause of multiple Security ID replacements?

I ran a check disk as requested by a users machine and literally thousands of messages appeared towards the end stating "Replacing Invalid Security ID with Default ID for File 20****" and so on. ...
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How can I make a hard drive be recognized by my desktop PC BIOS?

I have a quite old desktop PC which I want to get it back working. I had took away its hard drive, formated it and used it was external storage using a SATA-USB adapter. Now I want to use it again ...
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Hard disk average transfer time [on hold]

You have a hard disk that has 512bytes/sector, 1024 sectors/track, 20 tracks, and a rotation rate of 7200 RPM. The track-to-track seek time is 2 msec. Compute the average transfer time for ...
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Resolve Hard Disk Issues [on hold]

This question might be off topic but I have alot of Important Data so Please help me. What happened? I was trying to install ubuntu on a partition that was shrunk from an existing hard disk using ...
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How can I identify bad sectors on a hard drive to check if files are affected?

Last week a six year old Vista desktop blue screened with a registry error. Rebooting, it loaded fine. I ran SeaTools on the drive (Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB) and it said that I should replace the ...
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How can I correct a disk drive showing the wrong capacity

I've been given a Buffalo Ministation (HD-PC320U2/BK-EU), it's a 320GB USB2 drive, but whenever I plug it into any machine (I've tried a Mac, Linux and even Windows as a last resort) it reports that ...
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Are USB hard disks less reliable for backups?

A colleague told me that it is not recommended to use USB hard disks due to the lack of inherent integrity checking of copied files. I am looking for details on that. In what respect is copying to a ...
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Are USB hard disks less reliable for backups? [duplicate]

A colleague told me that it is not recommended to use USB hard disks due to the lack of inherent integrity checking of copied files. I am looking for details on that. In what respect is copying to a ...
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WD Black 2.5 sata drive slow on windows 8. Sector size is 4k. What gives? 40MBps write

WD Black 2.5 sata drive slow on windows 8. Sector size is 4k. What gives? 40MBps write. This is a brand new WD black scorpion 500gb drive, on a brand new Zotac Zbox Nano CI320, quad core with 4gb of ...
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Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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What should I be looking for in a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

I am looking to buy a solid state hybrid drives for its balance between price and performance. I can only have one drive on my laptop. My two main uses will be to run applications and to archive our ...
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Network drive free space equal to local disk [duplicate]

I have a local drive C: on a SSD formatted as NTFS with ~100 GB and 2.74 GB free. There is a network drive mapped as drive S: (FAT) and it reports exactly the same used and free space. As you can ...
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External USB drive box for Macbook Core 2 Duo A1181 Santa Rosa SuperDrive

I'm thinking of replacing my Macbook Core 2 Duo A1181 Santa Rosa SuperDrive with a SSD Drive, but I want to give a future practical use for my SuperDrive. I know that on the Macbook Pro's you can buy ...
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Linux Disk Usage and Disk Size don't agree [Fedora 11]

I'm having an issue on a Xen VM where (running as root) df and baobab agree that 94% of my disk is used (25G out of 28G), but du only counts a fraction of total disk utilization (3.3G). The server ...
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Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?

Some time ago I got an Apple authorised reseller to replace the SSD in my early-2011 model MBP with a Samsung 512GB 840-series disk. About three months later, booting failed with this error: Please ...
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Why is size on disk so large for a single file?

I've read a couple posts explaining that when you have many small files, the "size on disk" reported by windows can be much larger than the reported "size". This makes good sense to me, but from what ...
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Getting HDD serial number

I'm trying to get the serial number of the hard disks in my PC, i.e. the number printed on a label on the hard disk itself. I found that I can do that using wmic diskdrive get serialnumber, but I see ...
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Install SSD on a Dell Inspiron 5721 Laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 and I want to add a SSD and then move the operating system (Windows 8.1) and everything else over to it. Will these items work… ...
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Can't access BIOS setup. Erased all data on hard drive

I was trying to do a factory reset on my HP Compaq laptop, but at the end of the process, it says it is incomplete, and it seems like the hard drive got completely erased. I can't even access the BIOS ...
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How to copy file from Network drive to local drive?

Is there a batch file or utility to copy file from this network drive location: 192.168.0.10\prereq\wu\Certif\LRH9\ALB0642\AHS6 to my local drive C:\user ?
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External HDD not detected but shows up as USB device in taskbar

I have a seagate 1 TB external portable HDD which all of a sudden stopped working one day. If I connect it, it doesn't show in my computer or Disk management, but i get a usb device icon in taskbar. ...
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Problems will Dell Poweredge 2900

My buddy is an IT professional who ended up with an extra PowerEdge 2900 server with a valid key for SBS 2003. He gifted it to me in return since he knew I wanted a personal home media server. I got 4 ...
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Computer does not see a new hard drive

I have Windows 7 and Windows Vista ultimate both 64 bit. Tried both. So my hard drive went out and I picked up a Hitachi 2 TB drive. I have an old small drive from my laptop with Windows 7 on it which ...
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Dos - write bits on HDD in dos. (low format etc) [closed]

How can i write bit by bit on an HDD at a low level. In order to create my own program in DOS mode (bootable usb key). I would try something like: *get all bits adresses for example on a list/array ...
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Computer Freeze during Game Update/Installation

I am currently having an extreme strange problem on my computer. My Computer is having full freezes. So no freezes where I still can move the mouse, no freezes where everything is blocked. And when I ...
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What connector is this?

The drive was pulled from my old ibm laptop (thinkpad variant) I dont remember the model number because i had to pitch it when i was packing to move. So i have a couple questions: 1) What connector ...
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LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3 drive not mounting properly on Windows 8.1

I have a 2011 LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3 drive that I use with two computers: my Windows 8.1 PC and my MacBook Air. What is working / other facts: Drive has two partitions: one NTFS, one HFS+ USB ...
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How is hardware encrypted? [closed]

We know how software ("files" or blocks of bytes with a reference) can be encrypted, such as I write, "Hello the sun sings to me every march", to a text file and that is stored as follows: 000000 - ...
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Can I use the second choice in the boot sequence by disabling the hard drive?

I was advised to transfer this question from Stack Overflow to this forum. I bought a used acer laptop to install ubuntu on. And I forgot to check if the bios was protected by a password. It is. (an ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
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Mysterious and frequent activity on secondary disk, event when offline in Disk Management

Update 2 I take the disk offline using Disk Management and it still clicks as before. Doers this mean it's solely a hardware issue? If it's offline how could the OS be triggering any access? Some sort ...
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Google cloud compute - access attached disk

I have been trying to access an attached disk, but can't. I would be fine just using my boot disk, but it seems that whenever i do this I end up in a raid style formation, with all my data being ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...