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

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How to replace HDD with SSD in laptop?

I want to replace HDD with SSD in my laptop. How to choose right type of SSD, which parameters of laptop should I know? I've found some similar questions, but they are too old and technologies could ...
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Cloud Drive alternatives (Bitcasa) [closed]

So I've been using a company called Bitcasa to store my data in the cloud. Recently got an email stating they are shutting down their personal packages and that I need to move my data. I had been ...
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SSD drive filled up in drive D - mysterious file usage

This is from my thinkpad t450s which has a Samsung 240GB SSD. It has been running fine (and still is). But I suddenly noticed one morning that my D: drive had filled up overnight. This is a surprise ...
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HDD not booting over SATA, only over USB

So today I finally restarted my computer after something like 20 days and upon booting it just froze on the Lenovo starting screen. Upon trying to fix the problem, I discovered that unplugging my ...
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How to make an USB connected, external Hard Drive (mechanical) to dual boot with Windows 10 Enterprise and Linux?

I have an USB 3 connected, 4Tb Segate Backup Plus Hard Disk. I want to create several partitions and dedicated two of them (≅126 Gb each), one for Windows 10 Enterprise (no home or pro), and other for ...
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Can I either find the fault data of a specific HDD model or predict it?

Background: In many occasions, I suffered a lot from HDD failure. I found that even reputable brands could faulty model. For example, all of my 1.5TB WD Green HDDs died within the 1st year. I ...
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Mechanical harddisk defect causing system troubles - SATA

So I hope this question won't get mark as too broad, as I really want to get familiar with the deeper related issues. Background: A friend of mine has troubles with a broken system harddisk, after ...
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What Filesystem or raid-like structure can I use for broken / dying hard drives?

Story: I have a 3TB Hard drive that is failing. I have recovered everything I want from it. Gradually, it is becoming more and more unusable as sectors on it become unstable (re-allocated sectors and ...
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How do you reset MS OneDrive so files will sync?

I have OneDrive on my desktop computer and on my tablet and phone. Everything was working great as far as files being sync and the retrieval was excellent no matter what device I was on. I uploaded ...
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Laptop gets very slow while copying/moving files

My laptop used to work great in every aspect on Windows 10 days ago. Two days ago I installed Linux Mint to give it a try and formatted the hard disk, but I couldn't acclimatise to the Linux OS. So I ...
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Is it common for a new HDD to have bad sectors? [duplicate]

I just bought a new HDD and found through windows event viewer that it has at least 1 bad sector. I'm still not pretty sure about how many does it have, because there are around five or six messages ...
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How bad is it to swap a hard-drive back and forth a few times?

I am currently running Fedora 19 on an SSD in my Lenovo x131e, and I am considering changing over to Mint (not dual booting). I am in the middle of doing a PhD, so I have a lot of stuff on the drive ...
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How connect two computer to one an external hard disk drive? [duplicate]

I have two computers running windows 10. I wanted to connect both of them at the same time to an external hard disk drive. Are there any hard disk drives that can accept two USB ports?
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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Low hdd IOPS - should I be worried?

I have been having issues with a pc that's randomly losing power. Ever since, I've been finding new ways to stresstest everything to try and find a way to force the power loss in order to be able to ...
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Computer not recognizing external Hd after extended period of time

First things. I have an almost 5 year old HP Pavilion G7-1260us 17in laptop computer. It is Intel Core i3-2330M @2.20Ghz with 4Gb of internal memory running Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.218. It ...
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DATA recovery from external hard disk

I have an external 4tb hard disk and some time now, in order to be recognized from my pc ,I had to connect the usb two or three times ,some times even more. Some time now the disk is seen unallocated ...
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Data not visible after unsafe removal

I have a little problem. I had a laptop with Ubuntu on it. I copied approximately 100gb of data to a external harddisk. Then when the copying was finished I removed the harddisk without fist ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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Cloned CentOS not booting up

I recently cloned a CentOS6 environment from 1TB HDD and intended to restore its image to a 4 TB space. I used Clonezilla for this. The clone went successful, but after that when I tried to restore ...
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What drive does a user profile gets stored in windows machine

On my Laptop I have two drives : C, D and Network drives. At any time i can log in to any desktop on the network and my data is on any of this computers. I would presume the user profile is stored on ...
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What damages can occur if flash drives are not safetly removed?

What damages can occur to my computer or my flash drive such as pendrive if I don't safety remove it before plugging it out after any read or write operation on my pendrive also if there is no read ...
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How to have SATA drives connected to an Intel RAID controller as removable drives

Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. ...
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Move OS from one drive to another

I have elementary OS(based on Ubuntu 14.04) installed on my Laptop. I wish to install Windows 10 on my laptop's primary hard disk. I have another external hard disk which I want to use for elementary ...
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How to fix a write protected NTFS type usb

Tried registry method and musb tools. But doesn't work. It's a 32GB Sandisk pendrive, and it's formatted in NTFS. The following write protection error appears:
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Apple hardware diagnostics freezes at 95%

Recently my Mid-2011 iMac (default specs except 2x 4GB RAM boards were added years ago, running latest OS X and most recently updated days ago) has been locking up during use - a single random app ...
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System and Compressed Memory: High Disk Usage

System and Compressed Memory is something I had for a long time Ever since I got this new computer, when starting up my computer, System and Compressed Memory (ntoskml.exe) has been using very high ...
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How risky is to install windows on external hard drive?

i have a hp laptop which currently has no HDD installed into it,so i decided to install windows to my Western Digital my passport 2TB external hard drive. i found two article on how to install ...
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What process is using my drive?

Environment : Windows 10 Pro x64, Desktop PC, fresh install. System installed on C: (SSD). Secondary SSD on D:. I have a third E: HDD in my PC (Actually a RAID-1 of WD drives). I want it (them) to ...
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New 4tb hard drive can't be accessed

My setup Windows 8.1 64 bit Motherboard ASUS H87I-PLUS The drive is Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB (bought from amazon) I have installed the SeagateDisc Wizard It is attached to the motherboard, with ...
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How to ddrescue from an image

I am trying to ddrescue from a .img file which contains image of my disposed HDD. So here are my lsblk of entire system right now: /media/Dummy/Image.img contains the target image that I want to ...
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Does booting from a LiveCD damage my files?

If I were to boot from my CD would it change my HDD OS or any data on my HDD? I am asking because I have a desktop on Windows 7 but I want to be able to boot on to Linux temporarily so I can test it ...
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I connected my usb hdd driver. CentOS7 don't mount it

Unfortunately, my usb driver don't detect on CentOS7. This is on message i got. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /run/media/root/f4786057-a556-4cc8-a465-9b066b12a15b: Command-line `mount -t "ext4" ...
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Increase in SSD performance?

I have a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO and I'd heard they had an issue with decreasing performance. So I re-ran CrystalDiskMark on the drive and compared it to the numbers I ran when I originally purchased ...
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Directory based virtual RAID1

The problem: I have video files for a project that require editing. Those files are larger than usual, therefore disk speed became an important obstacle during my work. The Idea: I know I could ...
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Endless or Inescapable SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk

Here is the situation: Whenever I start the laptop it says " Smart Hard Disk Error The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. To ensure not data loss. please backup the content ...
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error “windows could not display the images available for installation”

I am trying to install a new copy of windows 7 pro 64bit on the second partition of the HDD on my laptop but the windows setup throws an error "windows could not display the images available for ...
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Hard Drive Making Beeping Noise

My hard drive (Seagate) has been working perfectly up until this past Friday, when I upgraded to the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (16.04 LTS), when I did this I was having trouble watching movies off ...
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Clonezilla disk to image speed decreasing over time

I am actually backing my whole 2tb disk using Clonezilla disk-to-image option. I don't use any encryption or anything that I know that could slow down the process, and yet, Clonezilla tells me that ...
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“Missing operating system” when booting from external HDD with Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an internal laptop HDD using a live USB stick. I now want to boot it externally on different PCs using a USB adapter. This works on the laptop I installed it on, but ...
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Is there a way to toggle the Windows “compress this drive” command through a command prompt?

My friends laptop (a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium with 4GB RAM) was running slowly and she asked me to take a look at it. One of the things (besides that the disks had not been defragmented for a ...
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PS3 hard drive “not suitable for laptop computer use”?

I recently replaced my old 40 gb PS3 hard drive with a new one, and was expecting to be able to use the old HDD as an external drive. I'm currently using it with this purpose, but on the label of the ...
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OS X stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition when I created a new partition before it

I have a 2 TB USB drive that's using GPT, but OSX (10.11.4) on my macbook pro (early 2015) stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition after I inserted a partition before it on the disk. This is what I had ...
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unable to sign in to the Seagate Central web page

I am facing an issue since last 2 months, Seagate Central 2TB NAS is accessible through media app and DLNA. But when I try to access Seagate Central Manage Webpage through local IP it does NOT ...
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Can't boot to kali linux with windows 10

I just installed kali linux on an empty disk space, and it asked me if i wanted to install the grub boot-loader on the main boot-sector, i said yes, but when i booted up it still booted to win10. So i ...
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How do I use my 2TB Internal harddrive with my internal SSD?

Recently bought a new computer, custom build. I have two internal hard drives and one external. I have a Samsung Evo 850 500GB and a Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. ...
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Intel Raid1 \ “Fakeraid” Shows up as 2 Logical Drives in Windows server 2008 r2

As the title says. I have successfully raided 2x <250 gb drives in Bios as C:\ without any problem. However when i try to Raid the two WD RED 3TB they "show up correctly" in my bios and inside ...
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Is i3 540 compatable with foxconn 2abf [closed]

i am planning to buy i3-540, gt 730 2gb gdrr5 and 8 gb ddr3, i want to run-cod advanced warfare, naruto ultimate ninja storm 4,wwe2k15 and nfs rivals. well there are 2 ques- 1. will i be able to run ...
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Which harddrive would OS be installed on?

I recently bought a new computer, but I'm not very good at building so I ordered parts and got a Umart to make it for me, they said that they installed windows. I have two internal drives, one Samsung ...
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Partitioned Flash Drive - Only First Partition Can Be Seen in Windows

I now have a problem seeing and accessing some partitions on my flash disk after it has been repartitioned with the fdisk utility under the Debian Linux. I repartitioned my 16GB flash disk into two ...