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Did one of hard drives die, or something else?

I have a laptop Dell XPS 15 (L502x) with two hard drives, 750GB mechanical drive in the primary drive slot and 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD in a DVD-drive replacement bracket. I had Windows 8.1 installed ...
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What is using up my C drive and why is it automatically restarting?

I'm facing two major problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop(Windows 7, 4GB Ram) 1) Free space in my C drive is gradually decreasing. 2) My system is automatically restarting. Its happening even ...
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What damage can vibration cause on hard-drive?

My laptop's hard-drive completely died last week. It started with a boot-up failure, so I started up a live USB to inspect the drive. This didn't really work as it seemed to freeze the system up, but ...
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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB3.0 Spins up and then beeps?

Well, today, I unplugged my WD external HDD from my laptop so that I could move it to a different port. I was not using any program that would be accessing the drive at the time. However, when I ...
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Recovering data from failing hard-drive using ddrescue

Lately my hard-drive have failed me. I'm trying to rescue some important data from it and right now im stuck doing this... I've read about ddrescue data recovery tool and it seems like it's doing its ...
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How to determine which drive in a firmware RAID is failing

I have two drives in an Intel ICH10 RAID 1. They are not enterprise-level drives; just regular WD Caviar Black drives. Recently, reading/writing to the mirrored volume has become extremely slow and ...
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What is the fastest way to force hdd to reallocate bad sectors and discard the data?

I either own or am in charge of (at work) a lot of HDDs that are either part of raid arrays, or there are backups of the data elsewhere. When a disk is starting to fail and going slow because it's ...
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How to save data from a dying hard drive?

I have three drives installed, 1 SSD and 2 HDD. While the system is in the SSD, many program are installed in one of the the HDD. But I think that HDD is failing. I can hardly even boot the computer. ...
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Hard drive SMART values - failure prediction

I recently went through my pile of computer components (dusty garbage) and found that I got a lot of 5~7 years old sata drives lying around. I found a couple of 400gb sata drives are from around 2007 ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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SSD stopped working suddenly. Any chance of data recovery?

I have been using a Corsair Force 3 (120GB) SSD since last 1.5 years. Yesterday, the laptop freezed suddenly and I had to hard reset it. Then it refused to boot as if no HDD was installed. This has ...
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What happens to a RAID 0 array if some of the constituent drives are unavailable?

If I have three drives in a RAID 0 array containing a file system, and I happen to disconnect two of the drives, then what would I see on the only connected drive? Would I see nothing? Would I get an ...
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Second Harddrive is failing. Due to Hibernation?

About a year ago my WD Green drive started failing. I started getting BSOD (disk related) and freezes, until it was not readable anymore. It was still recognized in the bios, but it was not mountable ...
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Hard disk ticks when laptop is idle

I have an about 3 years old laptop, but very well maintained, and it stared a few weeks ago making a quit tick when it's idle. It sounds like an hard disk tick. It's really rare, it happens 3-4, max 5 ...
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Are there any possibilities to recover data from dead hard disc [duplicate]

I have an Sea-gate 500gb hard disc that is completely dead, i mean when i connect hard disc to my system it is not getting detected. But i had so much of important data in it, i need those data now. ...
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Reinstalling OEM Windows 7 Without Original Disc?

My grandfathers 2 year old Dell laptop recently suffered a hard drive failure. I purchased a replacement hard drive and installed it for him. Unfortunately no Windows disc was provided with the ...
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Does copying for hours wear the hard-drive?

I got a new harddrive where I want to backup a lot of my old files. Is it a bad idea to copy (rsync) all files in one chunk and let it run for a day. Or is it better to copy in smaller bursts. Does ...
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Power outage during disk wipe. What do I do now?

I was using Roadkil Diskwipe on an external hard drive and the power went out. I had removed it from any outlet connection by the time power was restored to prevent power-spike damage (it's on a surge ...
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How do I set a DCO on a hard drive over USB?

I dropped my hard drive (a 320 GB WD Scorpio Blue, model number WD3200BEVT) and I want to create a Device Configuration Overlay over the bad sectors. The highest LBA on the drive is 6xxxxxxxx , and ...
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Passing trains causing damage to hard drives? [closed]

In my 1.5 years at a fairly small company, I've dealt with 3-4 damaged hard drives (bad blocks mostly). Out of the 4-5 servers and 8 desktops, that's a very large percentage. Many of the drives were ...
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Old HD not botting, now external drive, can't get files

SO my old hard drive wouldn't boot anymore, I think the error had something to do with MUI not being full or something? So I bought a new computer and pulled the drive from my old computer and put it ...
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SSD – smartctl – Status

I have a SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series SSD in my MacBook Pro. In my work, I need to analyse huges amounts of data. I have php scripts that extract the data, build csv sheets, then gnuplot generates hundreds ...
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Potential hard-drive failure [duplicate]

About a week ago my Windows 7 PC got progressively slower over a day or two before it got the point where it was unusable. Everything would pretty much freeze when trying to even carry out the most ...
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What is the simplest free physical solution to backing up files from multiple computers? [closed]

I don't want to consider cloud, as none are free beyond a certain amount of gig, and I have put files on bitcasa before that have just infinitely gone missing. I have also been bitten by physical ...
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Is it true that a hard drive need to be used once in a while to stay alive?

I have heard someone saying that someone else said hard-disks need to be "moved" once in a while, meaning it has to spin or data has to read or written to once in a while or something like that. I am ...
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Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 1AI with Vista

I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 1AI laptop which has been getting slow to boot over time. Issue has occured where after a 10 minute startup into Vista, it freezes (including action bar ...
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Windows 7 not showing disks

After a few minutes of turning on my pc, I go to access "computer" to show my disks and it just sits there refreshing. I go to "computer>manage" and then click "disk management" and again it just sits ...
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WD My Book 2 TB hard drive can't access it

From within the Device and Printers in Windows 7 it can see the external hard drive. When I click on Properties it states it working properly but there is no information in the Volumes tab. When I go ...
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Difference between bad block, bad sector and bad cluster? repairing

So recently my system (win7 64) started running strange. Open file dialog broken, random service crashes, . Throughout the day the system was getting less and less stable until continuous blue screens ...
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Are External Harddrives more prone to failure than Internal drives? [closed]

In ten years, across several different machines, different companies, and different operating systems I've noticed a trend that External Harddrives die long before their internal counterparts. What's ...
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Is old Hard-disk have anything usable for me ? (Anything at-least) [duplicate]

MY hard-disk was stop working at last saturday Seagate 500 HB HARDISK INTERNAL HARD DRIVER failed to work. Now What I do? I lost the data. it's out of Warranty. The product is Barracuda 500 GB HDD ...
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Damaged disk, what are my options

I think I have a damaged hard drive, with lots of PRECIOUS data on it. I always had a backup drive somewhere of it, but I needed it so I ordered more hard drives (should be here tomorrow or so) abd ...
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hard drive failure: logical or physical?

The hard drive of my ThinkPad T42 finally failed after seven and a half years. I can't say I'm surprised, given that it had over 20,000 hours of use. However, I'd like to know whether it was a logical ...
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Damaged disk recovery

I have a damaged hard drive. It works well until it reads a specific sector - it then shuts down and the only way to make it work again is to plug it in again. On the Error scan screenshot from HD ...
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Do 3TB hard drives have a high failure rate? [closed]

I just picked up a couple new Western Digital 3TB hard drives, and I was having some minor issues with one of them that is causing it to randomly un-mount. So I was Googling a bit and there seems to ...
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HDD Raw Read Error Rate over limit

I've been trying to make a clone of this HDD for a day now, but it's been horribly slow. Someone recommended doing a chkdsk on the drive and then rebooting, but chkdsk was going way too slow as ...
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Behavior of a failing SSD Drive [duplicate]

I have a windows based computer with a SSD that I use for work (software development). The computer was issued to me by my employer and it's close to three years old now. As time has gone on in the ...
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Get number of reallocated sectors on harddrive without S.M.A.R.T

Is that possible? There is no S.M.A.R.T. information retrievable (used HD Tune to check that). The background is that I want to check if the number of reallocated sectors on the harddrive changes ...
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Failing hard drive false positive?

Upon booting a computer I get an error "AHCI Port 1 Error, press F1 to continue." Ok, everything goes fine, I can perfectly boot into Windows (7). There I get a S.M.A.R.T. warning that my hard drive ...
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Whole working Windows 7 partition (on SSD) suddenly became “Unallocated Disk Space”

I have an HP 2540p with Windows 7 installed on a Plextor M3 SSD that sits in the upgrade drive bay (that used to house a DVD drive). The system has been working fine for months until this morning when ...
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Windows detected a hard disk issue, but scandisk detects nothing

It's an old Toshiba M200, and I'm wondering whether to buy a cheap new HD to give it a new lease of life, but hesitating in case the problem is not the hard disk but the controller or something. Is ...
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Repeated Hard drive failure in Dell Inspiron N5010 [closed]

I have bought my lap Inspiron n5010 on October 2010. I encountered windows startup failure Within one month of purchase itself. Dell service center people said it was hd failure and replaced the hd. ...
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Is my Hard Drive repairable OR can I get my data back (Picture)?

I have an old 80GB Seagate Baracuda Harddisk. It fell on my toe. That time it was working fine. But today as I turned my pc on and this happened. Can replacing the circuit board will help me ...
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No disk drive after moving Ubuntu to windows 7 and disabled raid 0 rom

This morning I used my hp envy ultrabook(win7) and left locked for 1 hour. When I came back it gave me a dll problem. Then I tried to restart system and it gave BSOD. I could not make recovery and ...
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Windows does not detect my hard drive

my hard drive (WD Scorpio Blue 1TB) is not recognized by my Windows 7. The hard drive spins but it clicks every 2-3 minutes and is not recognized by windows using sata to usb cable and sata only. I ...
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What software to use to recover data from Samsung HD103UJ HDD?

I have a Samsung HD103UJ 1TB SATA HDD which is malfunctioning, but not a complete brick. If I try to boot off it, the boot takes forever and there is slow ticking sound. If I hot-plug it into a ...
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Repairing hard disk when Windows installation disk won't boot

I'm trying to recover some data from a faulty hard disk with Windows installed on it (on which Windows won't even boot). I have tried so far: Booting to Ubuntu live USB stick and running ntfsfix ...
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SATA HDD suddenly stops being detected by any computer

So I have a 500gb Seagate HDD that, after powering down my computer one day, stopped being read by ANYTHING. It's not a mechanical error that I could diagnose; it spins up and down quietly and makes ...
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Hard drive trouble trying to recover data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover data from my presumably dead hard disk How to get my information off my old hard drive to my new one So I wanna know can anyone help me Laptop stop ...
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Recover data from one PV of an LVM mirror

A 1TB disk containing one partition which was the only PV in a VG containing one LV was failing by becoming intolerably slow without reporting any errors. My first thought was to attempt to use LVM ...