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

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Non-System disk or disk error hp proliant ml350 g4

I have an hp proliant ml350 g4 (from 2004 i think) and when i start it up it gives me this error: " Attempting boot from CD-ROM Attempting boot from hard drive (c:) Non-System disk or disk error. ...
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I just rented a Kimisufi server, and I run a smartctl, is my hdd going to fail soon?

I just rented a kimisufi server and I wanted to check if the HDD was going to fail soon.... I run a smartcl --all and this are the result SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor ...
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Virtual disk on external drive — VDI or raw?

I plan to keep an Ubuntu work environment on an external SSD and take it back and forth with me between home and work. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox rather than boot directly into it on each ...
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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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Samsung Internal HDD - Getting SMART warning

My laptop has Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 5400 RPM HDD (Model: ST1000LM024, HDD P/N: H-M101MBB/D2), Seagate made. I ran some HDD diagnostic tools, but I didn't ran tests, just checked the SMART data: **HD ...
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If I reformat a partition will it invalidate all system restore points?

I have to reformat (or perhaps re-partition) at least one (possibly 2) of the partitions on my computer. (I have only 1 physical hard drive in the computer). The first partition (drive) I am ...
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Low level formatting of hard drives

Is it possible to alter low level formatting information in hard drives such as sector address markers using input/output communication with the drive? Are there other settings stored inside the drive ...
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Stuck at “Loading operating system…”

Today I got out an old PC from about 2011, running a Sandy Bridge i3. It had no ram or HDD in it, so I threw 4GB and a HDD in and attempted to install Ubuntu. After making sure the BIOS settings were ...
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How to change a dynamic disk to basic if its the only disk and windows is installed on it?

When trying to create additional partitions (to allow multiboot with Ubuntu), I accidantially changed my hard drive from basic to dynamic. Every description I found on the internet recommends to use ...
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Multiple Failed to read Sector - Unrecovered Read Error" when backing up dvd. Tried multiple copies of the same dvd

I've been backing up my dvd collection to external drives which are connected to a raspberry pi running kodi. I've literally backed up thousands of dvds without any issue but I'm having a real ...
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Security copy of my Mac Book Pro HDD failed “Cannot allocate memory”

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro 2011. It does not boot (the charging apple appears and stays there forever), so I am trying to make a security copy of the HDD through the Disk Utility of the ...
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Does cloning duplicate data fragments?

If I have a fragmented hard drive, will duplicating the drive recreate the data fragments? Or does the duplication process clean those up? Does it depend on the duplication tool?
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Would a log-structured file system on a SSD/HD mirror improve (write) performance and reliability in a virtualization environment?

I'm planning to get new Notebook as a host for several virtual machines. The host shall get a SSD drive for the sake of speed. However, I'm a bit concerned about the reliability of SSD drives for this ...
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External drive wrinting issues [closed]

I recently buy a used Toshiba HDD. When I write on it from the computer it works perfectly fine (100 MB/s), but if I try to write from the HDD to my computer the transfer rate is very low (under 1 ...
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Is it safe to mv files to and from two drives simultaneously?

I have two disks on my Synology DS215j. Disk 1 is /volume1 and disk 2 is /volume2. size of folder disk capacity free to move from ---- -------- ------ ...
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How can I find out if changing cluster size on a home Windows pc will improve anything?

I've read a few things here and there about hard drive cluster sizes and how it can help get more space out of a hard drive if the cluster size is set to maximum in case of very few very large files ...
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Is Firefox hang caused by disk slows?

I have a lot of users running Firefox on Remote Desktop Servers. The server resources of CPU and RAM are very light - definitely no problem and running at 20% capacity. However, a few times a ...
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How can I find SATA driver for LG 15U560-KA51K laptop?

I've got a LG laptop 15U560-KA51K which was made in December 2015. Originally Windows 10 was installed, but I'm trying to install Windows 7. I can't find a SATA driver on korean LG website, so I ...
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I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers [duplicate]

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. The solution is not really helping me as I don't have ...
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RAM backed File I/O

I have an HP laptop which parks its hard drive at the slightest bump, presumably detected by accelerometers. I'm glad it does this. I don't want horribly corrupted data. However, I have some pieces of ...
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Restore damage HDD with “live CD” Photorec

I have dropped my laptop accidentally. Its OS is Windows. So I try to learn how to restore the data. I took its damaged hdd(1), and connect it to my computer which has a normal hdd(2) with Win7, and ...
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Having trouble with my hard drive

I'm having some trouble with my internal hard drive and was hoping you smart people could help me. So, here's all that has happened so far: Thursday of last week, my Acer Win 7 (updated to Win 10) ...
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Centos graphical installer format old disk

In the Centos graphical installer, i would like to format the whole disk and start from scratch, but it still keeps a rescue version from the previous os on the disk, how can i disable that and ...
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Defrag: Does it really improve performance? Could physical file location be equally detrimental? [duplicate]

Over time, windows just runs slower. Fragmented files are often to blame, but time after time I feel like I see evidence that defragmenting the files doesn't help. I've been running defrag on each ...
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Is this performance usual of a SDD?

Please see the benchmark below: HD Tune Pro: Crucial_CT512MX100SSD1 Information Firmware version : MU01 Serial number : 14420D871481 Capacity : 512.1 gB (476.9 GB) Buffer size ...
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Files missing after CHKDSK [duplicate]

Last night I moved 220 GB of pictures to a 600 GB drive. It took a few hours to move the pictures. Once the pictures were moved, I put the harddrive in a computer with Windows 10 installed. When I did ...
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I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. My computer technician had unplugged from the socket ...
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Internal SDD disconnects from laptop motherboard

Recently my Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 laptop's internal SSHD broke, so with some help I replaced it and reinstall Windows 8.1 and everything else. Now the laptop works normally, except that sometimes the ...
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Windows boot to Mac harddrive

I have an mac hard drive which i salvaged from my old mac that broke down. Currently i have it installed on a new Windows computer (The drive is recognized and with the help of other programs, access ...
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Cannot connect remotely to Z: drive

I am trying to figure out why I can't connect to Z: Drive from home to school. I was able to connect to Z: drive on my laptop when I was connected to the schools secure connection, but now I am at ...
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Need advice. Is it safe to recover 4TB of data from a 4.5TB drive using the same drive to put the recovered files in? (Recuva) [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted my 5TB storage drive (I got so angry with myself that punched the wall and broke my right hand over it) but luckily all the important files are still in "excellent" ...
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Is there a safe way to delete unused partitions?

I had several copies of Windowses installed on my HDD. I have also dual booted the current copy of windows with Ubuntu. It seems, that there are many unused 200-500MB partitions left that I want to ...
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Consistently high disk usage hinders performance

I have a Asus quad-core Laptop running windows8.1, and it has high disk usage, for the entire time it is running. Its not like its doing anything, (that I know about) Just 100% disk usage, all the ...
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3 TB HDD shows as RAW due to disk misalignment

I have used gdisk and it says: Partition 1 doesn't begin on a 8-sector boundary. How do I fix this? I have tried using testdisk also but I am unsure how to proceed ?
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Cloning a Hard drive to avoid re-installing OS and other programs

I guess , its been a long time since I did this but I have a HDD whose S.M.A.R.T readings report a "imminent failure" . Its an Apple HDD so I thought it'd long lasting when I bought it but alas - not ...
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Lots of bad sectors on a new SSD drive

I have a two week old laptop with a 128GB SSD. After a week during (presumably) the first fsck job run on the machine, I got a load of short read errors. After allowing fsck to fix the errors, I ...
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Will this wear out my hard drive? [closed]

I am writing some unit tests for a class that does work on a Pandas HDFStore. Every test makes a 34Mb copy of a hdfstore to do stuff on. Will that wear out my hard drive if I do 100 tests a day? ...
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Expand disk space of a Windows 10 S.O. disk

I clone a 128GB disk to 256GB disk with clonezilla using disk to disk copy. The new disk works but I cannot expand volumes because the disk is recognized by OS as 128GB disk. How can use the other ...
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Can I remove this “SSD Partition” from my hard disk storage?

My disk partitions are like this: C is an SSD with the OS. D is an SSD with my User files on it, and H is a HHD for all other files that is, storage. C is the boot drive, installed a fresh copy of ...
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Many Transition from drive PhyRdy to PhyNRdy causing latencies in Windows 7?

My old Windows 7 pro sp1 laptop is becoming slow. It freezes randomly for between 1 and 3 seconds before displaying a context menu, or when switching between windows. After long searches, I suspect ...
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OS X How to recover modified partition

Situation I resized my partition from 1.9tb to 1.5tb so that I could use the leftover for a Time Machine. When doing this with the Mac HD it will resize the partition and leave everything else ...
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Is it possible to restore windows 10 from empty hard drive if plenty of system restore points saved? [duplicate]

Apparently my hard drive was wiped so I lost everything. I don't know if this is possible, but would the system restore points I had saved be in some other partition that I would be able to boot into? ...
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Performance benefit of defragging laptop hard drives [duplicate]

It seems like defragging is becoming much less important now that hard drives are faster and SSD and becoming popular. I'm curious: what kind of performance improvement does defragging have on laptop ...
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Cannot run BIOS with any SATA device connected to Mobo

Just built new PC but can't run the BIOS. I remain stuck on the splash screen. I have DVD-RW drive in SATA1, SSD in 2, hard disk in 3. If I disconnect them all from the motherboard then I can ...
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Mount external drive from command line just like in GUI?

When I connect my 3 TB drive to my laptop (running Kubuntu 14.04), I can see it with fdisk -l and can mount it with mount as root, but I end up seeing all the files as root:root with strange ...
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How to make hard disk space virtually unlimited? [closed]

We work with video editing. We produce about 30TB of raw footage every year and we are getting crazy. In fact, we keep buying hard drives and putting new projects into different hard drives every ...
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Windows 10 can not read a perfectly fine FAT32 partition

After some time using Ubuntu, I came back to Windows (keeping an Ubuntu partition whenever I need to make repairs), but was surprised to see that Windows wasn't recognizing my data partition (formated ...
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windows 7 desktop tries to boot with usb port

I have an HP Compaq 8300 MT 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 CPU 16GB RAM 1TB HDD Windows 7 Desktop. At first all was okay but now when starting the PC it tries to boot from a USB port, NOT the HD. If I unplug ...
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Recover data from partitions (HDD from broken NAS)

I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I ...
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ASUS RT-AC87U USB Server issue

i have a lot of issues with the file server options. And the USB 3.0 port does not work with my USB 3.0 harddisk. i am able to connect it to the USB 2.0 port i would like to integrate my harddisk ...