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

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WD Green (wd20earx) not reading

My hard drive was plugged into my blu ray player, I was watching a video and when I went to change the video to the next one, everything just froze. I tried turning my blu ray player off and on again ...
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my computer hard-locks up with heavily threaded disk access

short of reformatting, I don't know what to do. It passed both C: and D: NTFS disk error checking (chkdisk at boot). I recently transitioned my D: data drive from RAID AHCI (BIOS config, though not ...
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Unable to use unused free space in WIN 7 Disk Management

I want to add atleast 5 gb space to my win 7 drive [C]. The problem is I am unable to convert/format the contiguous free space for some reason into any type of partition [please see the screenshot ...
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How to setup Raid0 while having a ssd has main boot

i tried setuping this up. SSD with windows to boot on 2 x 2T Hard Drive When i switched my sata configuration in my bios to Raid to configure the other disks, my main boot ssd stoped working. It ...
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WesternDigital My Passport Ultra creates strange folders [duplicate]

I have bought WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA one year ago and didn't have any problems till now. Strangely named folders create automatic like: 21f6f6c95cd7485f8f1b fde4dbe0ee62bce74f96a9a6dde8 What to do ? ...
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Recovery D drive. Can I delete it?

Hi I've got a 5 year old Dell Precision T7500 - nice machine it has been too. It was getting all clogged up with software, and I need to do some video work, so figured it was a good time for an ...
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Best way to avoid HDD head parking under OSX via bash script

After replacing the optical drive of my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) with a SATA-II HDD, I'm having trouble with the HDD's annoying head parking after short intervals of usage. Since I'm using the MacBook ...
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External HDD gets recognized under Linux Mint but not under Windows 8

I have a system with Windows 8. I had the problem, that whenever I plugged in my external hard drive, the HDD booted up and then, after 5 seconds shut down again. At first I thought this would be a ...
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how to recover bitlocker encrypted partition

I had formatted my laptop and installed windows 8.1; it was previously Windows 8. After completion of installation, three drives were missing. I successfully recovered two drives but the third one, ...
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Does Windows 7 always report it is on C Drive? How can I make it say it is on another drive letter?

I am setting up a multi-boot windows 7 PC, and I have read things that seem to imply that whichever windows 7 OS partition I boot up, it will always say it is on C- Drive [by default]? Is this true? ...
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Computer bios boot slow

My computer is having a terrible time loading some bios info. I have 1 ssd as boot drive, and 2 hard disks for data storage. I came up with the conclusion that the additional hdds might be causing ...
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new laptop with 2 physical drives, one 128GB SDD, one 1TB HDD

Both laptops have Win7 64-bit. Old computer only has one physical drive. I want to move applications & data from old to new laptop. I've been trying to use PCMover Ultimate, but I keep getting a ...
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Trusthworth partition manager for resizing partitions and moving data

I am looking for a partition manager capable of moving, resizing partition with a very low risk of data loss. Is there any partition manager that can do this job for partitions in various formatting ...
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Harddrive connected in remote linux server?

Is it possible to detect the new Hard-drive connected in which slot of motherboard on remote linux server and details about the hard-drive using dmidecode command? If possible please share the ...
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What are the performance differences between SSD caching and native SSD usage?

I am looking at making some changes to my computer. I currently have a machine running on the X79 chipset and I am using a dedicated RAID controller. The controller is an LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i SAS / ...
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Upgrading internal hard drive to 2 terabyte on Windows 7, do I need GPT/UEFI?

I'm currently trying to upgrade my PC from a 1 TB hard drive to a 2 TB one. I've been through a lot of pain so far, but I hope I'm near the end of it. What I want: All of my data on my 1 TB moved to ...
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WD Passport Ultra Stops Working out of nowhere

My WD Passport Ultra has stopped showing up in device manager/windows explorer and anywhere really. I've tried it on a different computer and with a different USB 3.0 cable as well as plugging it ...
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Failing end-to-end-error on new drive

I have a 1tb HD that has been assessed as having a failing end-to-end-error. Its powered on time is 5 months and 24 days. This seems like a very short life for a hard disk. Am I correct? How is such a ...
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Recover “Press F11 for recovery” option in boot of windows 7 machine

I just Copied the contents of an old ssd to a new ssd, a larger one. I used gparted to copy the partions and change the size of the partitions. After this i use the windows boot disk to restore the ...
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Can't access to specific drive in windows 8

My laptop was working fine . But suddenly when I open my computer it was very slow , it took a long time to see the windows login screen . After It was opened my laptop was working extremely slow . ...
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Can't boot from my OEM partition Recovery [duplicate]

I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to use his Recovery partition Tools by typing F10. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my ...
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Why my new partition disappears?

I use windows 7 Pro. I shrink from Drive C for creating a new partition using Disk Management. After entering the amount of space and pressing Shrink button, the amount decreases from Partition C but ...
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Online Drive Replacement: BTRFS with RAID 6

on a testing machine I installed four HDDs and they are configured as RAID6. For a test I removed one of the drives (/dev/sdk) while the volume was mounted and data was written to it. This worked ...
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Is cloning a partially allocated 2 TB drive (src) to a 1TB drive (dst) possible? [duplicate]

I am thinking of trying to clone some clean installs of Windows OSes (dual-boot) from a (src) 2TB drive (1863 GB) to a (dst) 1TB drive (931.5 GB). The 2 OS partitions on (src) would only be 200 GB ...
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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How to manage this unallocated space?

That's how my whole drive looks like and the options that I can do with the Unallocated space. I have unallocated that space from the C:/ drive. I want to make it Free and add it to the Free space on ...
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Mounting /dev/sda on / and /dev/sdc on /usr

I want to know why you can do that kind of things? Why can you mount /dev/sda on / and /dev/sdc on /usr? Why don’t directory contents collide between /usr of /dev/sda and /usr of /dev/sdc? It ...
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Removing Master Hard Drive Password

I bought a second hand IBM T42 and discovered that it has a USER+ MASter Hard drive password. I know the USER PASSWORD so I can log-in. However I will like to alter the MASTEr password and I am ...
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External HDD on a Windows 8.1 HP

I have Win 8.1. First day in Windows. Just moving over from Mac. Can;t affored a new Mac. I have lots of data on an external HDD from my Mac. I want to access those files on the PC. When I plug the ...
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mac book pro slowing down with age [duplicate]

I have a mac book pro that's about 4 years old. It's been slowing down. I tried to defrag the hard drive, but that didn't really help. I am using about 70% of the hard drive, but I haven't had a lot ...
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TRIM on non-SSD RAID?

A server has been experiencing temporary lockups (1-8 minutes) for some time and I recently found they have been corresponding to VSS snapshots lately. Through event logs I was able to determine that ...
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What could cause the files to be replaced with null bytes, size and timestamp not modified?

Something has malformed a bunch of files on my hard drive. The malformed files: have theirs content replaced with NULL bytes, are exactly the same size as before the malform happen, modification ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop HDD Replacement/Install windows 7

Working on friends laptop PC. His Sony Vaio Laptop model VPCCA22FX displays a message on boot-up that says the drive in about to fail. He has no Recovery disks. I tried to create but was unable to get ...
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use two external hard drive as one

I am planning to purchase a second external hard drive and I am trying to figure out a minimalist setting to use two external drives at the same time (I don’t want to plug two drives into my computer, ...
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Using Clonezilla (or alternate) to make a *partial* full disk image of a multi-partition, multi-boot hdd

So I have a windows multi-boot system with XP installed first, then windows 7. I also have further partitions for user data, etc. I do not fully understand where (and what) data is stored on a pc ...
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How to recover deleted files with original filenames on FAT32 usb?

I have tried several products to recover the data. I have all of the original files thanks to photorec and foremost however, the images are useless without the correct filenames. I have all of the ...
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Looking for missing “My Pictures”

I was looking for files to delete to free up hard drive space (WIndows 7), and naturally was looking through my photos. Then all of a sudden I could no longer find them! I have the Pictures library ...
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How exactly do you hook up 16 drives to this RAID card?

http://www.lsi.com/products/raid-controllers/pages/megaraid-sas-9240-8i.aspx#tab/tab1 I'm utterly confused only because I'm not versed as well in enterprise storage capability and solutions. The ...
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How do I get an external USB hard drive recognized in Windows PE environment (WinPE running off disc)?

I'm running WinPE on a disc. I believe it's PE 2.0. It's being run on a laptop with USB 3.0 ports, as I'm sure that may matter. I want to connect either a USB thumb drive or USB hard drive but it's ...
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dban: How much of the data is erased with the “quick erase method” when canceled at 15% progress, and in which way?

I used dban to "erase" data off an hdd (200gb). I used the "quick erase method", but I canceled dban when the progress was at ~15%. Can someone tell me if it's more like "15% of the cake is gone, the ...
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How to Transfer Data From an External IDE HDD to a Windows 7 PC

I have a 50 GB Seagate IDE HDD from a 10+ year old Windows XP machine. I thought I could easily transfer all the important data from this HDD to a new maching running Windows 7 by pulling it from the ...
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Harddrive only works in windows after booting in uefi setup

My secondary harddrive, that i use for file storage only, only works in Windows if i enter UEFI setup first. So if i want to access the drive, i have to boot in Windows, restart Windows holding shift, ...
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Move System Drive to Another Drive

I bought a pre-built tower a few months ago and installed Windows 8.1 on it's built-in hdd. I installed many applications and games on it. Now I just noticed that my system is really slow, specially ...
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What does it mean when my HDD doesn't show any S.M.A.R.T attributes?

I have a Seagate 2TB HDD (about 3 years old) and I've started having strange issues since installing a new PSU (my previous one was on the blink as it kept intermittently restarting my PC). 1 day ...
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What do you call the place on a hard drive (or motherboard, or anywhere else) to place jumpers?

Most hard drives have a set of pins next to the pata or sata port to place jumpers to do things such as designating it a slave or master. What is the name of those set of other pins? Hard drives are a ...
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Do I need to connect the jumper pins in a SATA hard drive to anything?

I am looking at replacing the 16GB SSD on my Chromebook (C710-2856) with a bigger, maybe a little faster SSD so that my laptop has room for more Linux stuff and maybe Windows 8 if I can find the ...
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7mm drive in 9.5mm HDD bay - Causing loud humming noise?

Ive got a 7mm drive in a 9.5mm HDD bay and it appears to be causing loud humming noises when the drive is in operation. Ive narrowed it down to the bay as this occurs with two different HDDs. As you ...
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How to deny access from Windows 7 to a Windows 8.1 drive?

I have dual-boot with Windows 7 installed on one partition of my hard drive and Windows 8.1 installed on the other partition. How to deny Windows 7 users access to the Windows 8.1 partition?
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What happened to my computer, and what are my recovery chances?

Today I was just using my computer as normal when it froze. Restarting, it froze on the windows logo (As in startup). Restarting again brought me to the "Windows failed to start" screen, where I tried ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...