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

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SSD vs HDD boot

I have a friend that has an Acer Aspire S3 laptop. After sending it for repair, the laptop came with the system (Windows 8) installed on SSD 18gb. The problem with such a small SSD is that it renders ...
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Upgrading laptop hard drive to ssd

I'm upgrading my old Asus Q200e laptop's hard drive to a PNY SSD http://www.pny.com/ssd-cs2111?sku=SSD7CS2111-240-RB , following this tutorial. (As an aside, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from ...
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Paused BitLocker encryption because no longer want to encrypt the hard drive - how do I get out of encrypting?

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not a techy and can't seem to find the same question already answered. I went to encrypt (using BitLocker) a Buffalo hard drive but after it took about 1 min to ...
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How to Expand this unallocated space?

From what I understand you can only have 4 partitions on a single disk. That's fine but how would I add the unallocated space to one of the other drives? I have heard you can use 3rd party tools but ...
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Will moving a computer's hard drive move the entire operating system as well?

My laptop caught a virus. So I tried to reinstall the whole OS. But it keeps failing, says Windows cannot copy files and the installation is cancelled. Now I can't even boot the computer. It keeps ...
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External (2.5" portable) drive randomly ejecting [Windows 10]

I have a Toshiba Alu 2TB external portable hard drive. Since the upgrade to Win 10 last year, this drive randomly ejects itself, almost always when I am copying large files around rather annoyingly. ...
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Windows Backup doesn't show Hard Drive

I am trying to get the Windows Backup working because the program that was delivered together with my Seagate Backup Drive is really stupid. I want to make incremental backups every hour. Something ...
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How to view hidden converted video file in C:\?

I transfered 2 video files to C:\ and combined them into a single video file like the following: copy /b "C:\File.mp4" + "C:\File1.mp4" CombinedFile.mp4 However, the converted CombinedFile.mp4 is ...
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Windows does not boot after HDD's UniqueID is changed

So, here is what happened: I accidentally changed the uniqueid of my main disk drive with with the diskpart utility and now my os wont boot past a bsod that gives a 0xc000000 error. Here is how it ...
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Merge recovery partition with the main one in ASUS T100T?

I have Asus T100T laptop. It has a 7 GB Recovery Partition. I'm trying to merge it with the 29 GB partition. But the Recovery Partition seems protected somehow. Steps I've tried but didn't work out: ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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No HDD in boot options on Asus Q500A

I have no boot options on my Asus Q500A I've done next steps: Resetted to bios options to default by f9 Disabled secure boot Enabled CSM (added DVD-ROM to boot options) Enabled PXE opROM (Added ...
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My Laptop became extremely slow and found error with hard disk

I am using Dell Inspiron N5010 (windows 8). It was working fine, suddenly it became extremely slow. So I had restored my laptop to a previous Restore Point. After restoring I got this error message. ...
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HDD error , critical process died windows 10

I know a lot of people asked this question but I am facing some different problems I have been getting BSOD errors like critical process died and in page error and many more.All because of my internal ...
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emulating an installed win10 on a raid0 volume from ubuntu

first of all setup: 2 ssd in raid0 set up from my motherboard (intel z97 + i5 4690k + amd r9 390); on this raid0 i have installed a copy of win10 64bit with his own bootloader 1 wd hdd with a copy ...
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Bitlocker force all drives to be unlocked at startup

I have multiple drives encrypted with Bitlocker on my computer, Whenever I start my computer I am prompted to unlock my SSD boot drive but none of the other drives. So when I start my computer I have ...
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Smart extended test fails on same LBA every time. Is my drive really dying?

I ran a smart extended test on my old laptop's hard disk, and got a read error. I ran it again, and it got the same LBA of the error. Does this mean the disk is really dying, or just that there is a ...
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Updating windows 8 “to go” to windows 10

I have an installation of windows 8 on an external hdd. When I try to update to windows 10 the update fails with the message that windows on usb drives cannot be updated. Is there a way to update this ...
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How should I partition the SSD and HDD drives for my dual-boot PC? [on hold]

I will have an 480 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to make a dual-boot machine, where both operating systems benefit from the SSD's speed. I will install Win10 for gaming and will use Linux Mint for ...
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Should I give as much C:/ space to Windows 10 as to Windows 7 if I have a system partition and a data partition?

I just bought a new laptop that has W10 on it and doing a clean install on it (my current computer dates back 2012 and has Windows 7). I usually have two partitions, one for system and one for data. ...
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Raid 0+1 on only 2 disks

Is it possible to configure 2 disk to have the redundancy of Raid 1 and the speed of Raid 0 ? In a way like this: Disk 1 Disk2 ---------------------- Data 1 Data 2 --> Raid 0 ...
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External SSD doesn't appear on my computer

I have an SSD and bought external enclosure USB 3.0 for it, but when I insert it in my Dell laptop (windows 10 os) it does not appear on my computer window although it was working fine with an older ...
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How to selectively sleep hard drives in Windows 10

I have a 1TB 850 EVO for my primary storage and a 2TB WD RE4 for cold storage. The WD hardly ever gets used, however for obvious reasons I never want my SSD to sleep. Is there a solution to configure ...
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Plugged HD power the wrong way, how to recover data?

A few years ago, I bought a kit to connect internal hard drives to computers via USB. Unfortunately, I plugged the power cable the wrong way and the circuit burnt and emanated smoke. I just found back ...
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Not enough free disk space, option for external HDD missing

I'm currently trying to install upgrade to Windows 10 on my computer which is running Windows 7 at the moment. As I want to install I'm running the x64 version, one requirement is to have at least 20 ...
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Shared Data drive between two OS drives

I am running a server that runs Windows Vista and Windows 10. Each OS is installed on a separate drive. These two drives share a Data drive (D:). The server boots up properly when I swap out the ...
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how to get information from HDD from DLINK DNS-323

Problem: After restarting DNS decided that on of 2 existing HDD (in Standard, not in RAID, etc.) is new and asked to format it. DNS indicated problem HDD by Purple LED instead of Blue LED. What I ...
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New SHDD suddently responding VERY slow - Seagate Desktop SSHD

I have a two months old: Seagate Desktop SSHD - 2TB Im running this SSHD as a secondary drive (have an SSD running as boot), being a "backup" drive. I've created two partitions with it: one with 1....
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2 drives down in a few months, What should i replace?

I've recently had 2 7200RPM SATA Disk Drives go in the span of about 2 months. The first i put down to an old drive so i removed it and took the hit. The second was not so old. After inspecting the ...
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Playing a video from RAM?

Is it possible to force a media player to load an entire video to my RAM before attempting to play it? I usually heavily multitask on my computer and sometimes run into the situation in which I'm ...
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desktop Computer stuck on intel boot screen

My desktop havingWin 7 and I tried to install Windows Vista but it was giving error 0x80070070 so I tried to delete C drive and try to create new partition. But when I press delete button it got ...
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Can win8.1 system image backup files be relocated to USB drive?

As per http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore, I tried twice to backup my win8.1 to my USB 3.0 WD Ultra My Passport 1TB Drive; both times the backup failed. For ...
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Make system partition C: bootable on system (wierdly) designed to boot from recovery boot files

For context I am attempting to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 before the deadline, and have already been trying for 3 days without success. It appears my problem may relate to my Dell XPS ...
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Windows 10 system and compressed memory DISK usage 99%

Windows 10 system and compressed memory DISK usage 99% the only thing that shown task manager from control panel. Any ideas on why and how to fix.
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Is SATA bus speed unique for each device despite advertised connection speed?

I'm trying to determine what is the maximum supported SATA version on my laptop. My laptop has: one mSATA SSD, one HD, one Optical Drive. Using HwInfo, I see: - Bus\Intel Panther Point-M PCH - SATA ...
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Failing hard drive. How to find out which one?

I have a "failing" hard drive that makes some noise once in a while(15 min or so).sound ex: search for: Samsung 40GB desktop hard drive with bad head knocks a few times. I have used "Seatools" and "...
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How to access unmount disk volume

i have dell inspiron 5520 laptop which have 500 hdd. i parted into to volume. in second volume i kept my personal file .i install my system to factory state . it installed well but i unable to see my ...
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IDE HDD not showing up after installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Okay, so that title is really messy and non-linear, as least to me, and that's because I don't know how to properly title it, but I can describe it. Essentially I have 3 hard drives in my machine. ...
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Time Machine drive can't be mounted

I have a "WD My Passport for Mac" external hard drive that I've used for over two years as a Time Machine disk. I have recently removed about 130GB of data from my internal drive (Macintosh HD) to ...
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Dynamic disk invalid

I try to install ubuntu in window 7 and I made wrong disk partion via ubuntu after that window cannot boot from disk . i try from other PC to diskpart but it show invalid & not able to change to ...
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Move ZFS HDD form one freenas server to another NO DATA LOSS

I have a FreeNAS Machine that has a 4TB drive formatted with the default ZFS for freenas. I am making a different server a FreeNAS Machine. I need to be able to unplug this HDD and plug it into the ...
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How to permently assign (reserve) drive letter to SATA Hard Disks which will be mostly turned off (offline)

I have following setup: C: System, programs and most frequently used data D: Optical Drive E: Virtual Drive four SATA disks which I turn off using HDD switcher. F: SATA Hard Disk - Data disk - ...
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Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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How can I recover my files from a broken partition with a negative amount of used space?

Scenario: I was flashing an IMG file onto my SD card for my Raspberry Pi. Or so I thought - it turns out I foolishly selected the wrong device path (D: instead of F:) and flashed the IMG to my WD My ...
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Is it possible to repair Win7 disk which is now seen as uninitialized by Windows?

After hibernation, which always worked without incident, the computer would not reboot. Instead it would flash the screen, go black, and repeat. When attached to another computer, the disk was seen as ...
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Replacing a Macintosh SE hard-drive

I have an old Macintosh SE (the one with the slotted grille in the front) that has been sitting in a closet for years which I would like to spruce up and get it working order. It is complete and did ...
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Hirens boot cd does not dectect hard drive

I want to reset my windows 8 password through Hirens boot cd mini windows xp. It does not detect my hard drive so i can not find the SAM file. How can i make it see my hard drive so i can fix this?
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Faster chkdsk alternative

I think at some point my laptop's (secondary) internal hard drive was disconnected, and it seems like there are a lot of bad sectors (though I don't think anything is inherently wrong with the drive?)....
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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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iCloud Drive taking up space on local drive?

My computer seems to be keeping a local copy of my iCloud Drive folder. Is there any way to disable this? I know this because in my "Library" folder, there is another folder called "Mobile Documents" ...