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

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Move a current debian installation to a new harddrive without re-installing

Forgive me if this has been answered but after a search at least I couldn't find one that handles my case. Feel free to link if it has been answered. I currently have a 750GB drive with the following ...
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Fujitsu LifeBook AH-532 compatible with 9.5mm HD?

My nephew has a Fujitsu LifeBook AH-532 laptop, purchased Oct-2013. His HD appears to have died, and we're taking the opportunity to upgrade to a better HD - faster, and also 1TB. We're thinking ...
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Knoppix only shows 2 out of 7 hdds

I'm trying to recover some data from a computer. The computer has 7 disks. When booting from the latest knoppix live cd I only see 2 hard drives. Why are the other ones not showing up? Anyone an ...
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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?

The ICH10R controller on my ASUS P6T SE board does support drives larger than 2 TB, however, the windows driver I can find doesn't. I am trying to use a 4 TB HDD, I am not trying to boot from that ...
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Why? - Win 8.1 chkdsk runs each bootup against hidden 450MB recovery partition

This problem won't be easy...be warned. Windows 8.1 x64 (installed as Windows 8.1, not as an upgrade) with ALL updates installed and working perfectly (as per event log viewer) ...two days ago. There ...
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Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
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Synology DS1010+ shows degraded under status

As the title says I've got an error on my friend's NAS this evening. Even when I check that disk, it said that it's "abnormal" under smart test but the status shows "Not initialized". Under the ...
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How does one add multiple HDDs to a server already at max?

How does one add multiple HDDs to a server already at max? I'm just trying to wrap my head around this without drawing extreme solutions. If I have a budget server that has 5 x 4TB HDDs and I add ...
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What is “2LUN” mode in connection with RAID?

I've came across RAID products that also list JBOD (just a bunch of disks) mode and 2LUN mode. What the heck is 2LUN mode? I could not find a description; the closest thing seems to be LUN 'logical ...
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debug commands for formating drive

I want to delete all the data on my hard drive, including partitions. What commands should I put in the command prompt for debugging the hard drive? I do not have any OS on my laptop. how to do it? ...
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deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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Hard drive caches too fast?

i got a problem with my hard drives, I think ;) Well I realized that flash videos and games are stucking/freezing for a short time. When I googled that problem I found a script changing some ...
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Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
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Windows 8.1 wont copy or move files to external HDD

I don't know what happened because it used to work perfectly but now I can't copy or move files TO the drive (can still copy them from it to windows) the drive is not corrupt or anything and can be ...
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Can windows 8 store apps be backed up on external HDD?

I'm a guy who lives in fear of HDD crashes and thus I like to make a nice backup of pretty much everything on an external HDD. I'm using Windows 8.1 on a desktop PC and windows store apps have me ...
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Massive slowdown in HDD

I was running a multi-threaded program that makes huge amount of I/O operations, Basically reading/writing Millions of files. I had some problems/bugs and I used to halt the program to fix something ...
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Laptop internal drive ejection

I've installed a secondary 750 GB WD Scorpio drive in my Thinkpad laptop and it was working fine for a while until recently when every time I wake from sleep there is a dialog box which pops up to ...
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Permissions Error, cannot access both my Ex-HDDs

I'm in quite some trouble now. I'm a photographer and I store all of my important RAW files and processed photographs on my external hard drives and have been doing so for quite a while. A few months ...
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Cannot access the User files in older Windows Partition

I have a single hard drive with two partitions - C:(187GB) and D:(30 GB). My laptop came with windows 7 pre-installed on C: drive. Recently something went wrong and the only solution was to reinstall ...
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My HDD is unallocated how to restore

I accidentally removed all partitions on my external USB HDD. All my pictures were on it, as this device was my Photo backup. Steps I took: I started with my WD Harddisk 1TB with 2 partitions, one ...
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What are the advantages of zeroing a hard drive?

I understand how zeroing a hard drive works, but what advantages does it provide to a computer other than more securely covering up data? Can zeroing a hard drive help with data transfer speeds, or ...
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is clonezilla really doing a copy of 1 to 1 of a harddisk ?! (regarding testdisk…)

When I want a clone of an harddisk and do this with Clonezilla - with the exactly same sectors and blocks - is it then possible to get the same results with testdisk of the cloned partition like the ...
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TrueCrypt Hidden Volumes: Can the outer volume be actively updated safely?

I have encrypted my hard drive using the TrueCrypt hidden volume option. Therefore, I have two volumes: An outer volume where I place some sensitive-looking data. A hidden volume where I place the ...
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Cannot boot from primary hard drive when second hard drive is installed

Firstly, a bit of background: My 7 year-old laptop recently died, and I have now bought myself a PC. I want to transfer my files from the old laptop hard drive to the new one inside the PC. To do ...
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Boot selection failed because a device is inaccessible, not the usual boot error though?? (0xc000000e)

I need some help fast please. I recently booted up my gaming rig after swapping out a 7970 graphics card and upon system boot up, as the Windows 7 logo appeared the system crashes and a BSOD appears ...
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trying to install 3 HDD

so I am trying to install 2 extra HDD drives into a windows XP computer and they install fine and work but when I add the 3rd HDD the CD drive will not show up in the My computer window. so the ...
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Linux raid questions: How to boot if one drive fails?

I am setting up a linux server with two drives in an mdadm created raid 1. All the online help I fine says to create your partitions and then create an md0 raid volume using something like sda1 and ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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HDD Current_Pending_Sector attribute going up and down

I have Western Digital Caviar Black drive (model WD2002FAEX-007BA0). System is running Linux Mint 14. Filesystem on drive ext4. Recently I've got some i/o errors on one of the files. Then I've ...
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dd MBR and one partition

I have 2 partitions on a drive and I need to use dd to create a new image of just the MBR and second partition. Here is the output of fdisk -l /dev/sda Device Start End Blocks ...
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Is it possible to create software Raid array with operating system partition included?

I know that software raid array can be created in the OS it self. But my question is, Is it possible to create a software raid array including partition which is having Operating System installed ? Or ...
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SMART attributes have large values

I have noticed the Reallocation Event Count with my internal hard drive with a data value and a warning about a year ago and it has been increasing ever since. I have also noticed the Raw read error ...
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Moving Win7 C:\ to another partition on same hdd

I would like to know about moving Win7:C\ to another partition on same hdd as it has 25GB (which moving from XP I thought was adequate). Is there a way that Win7 or some free tool allows to do it? ...
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Cloning HDD to SSD and using a HDD for Data Storage

First time poster with a possibly unique situation: I've been tapped by my company to setup several new computers with RHEL 6.4. These new machines have a 250gb SSD and a 3TB hdd, and previously came ...
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Hard drive failures on two home servers

I have two old PC's currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS at home and they both seem to have HDD failures every now and then. The issue is the same on both, system goes into read-only mode, ...
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Disk partition showing “Low Disk Space” but cannot delete Windows Backup files

Windows 7 desktop PC that has been using Windows Backup on a schedule. Unfortunately it has been backing up to the Recovery partition where the original factory software is located. Windows Backup has ...
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Why does a crucial m4 SATA SSD connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 dock achieve substantially less than the expected ~410MB/s?

I have an HP Elitebook 8470w connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Docking Station with a Crucial 64gb M4 SSD plugged into it. So why am I seeing un-cached sequential read speeds of only ~30MB/s? ...
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Harddrive stopping for a minute from time to time

I have a weird problem with harddrive on Windows 8.1 machine. Harddrive from time to time just stops all the operations - system does not freeze unless it needs to load some data from HDD for which ...
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cannot safely remove external hard drive

I am facing a similar situation with this here,the only 2 differences being that I am facing the problem with an external HDD and in win7. I tried this solution here-using Sysinternals Process ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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How to set up a shared drive for Windows, Ubuntu, and OS X?

I have a 13" Macbook Air 6,2, and I finally have it set up to triple boot Ubuntu 13.10, Mac OS X 10.9.1, and Windows 8. However, I'd like a shared partition that I can drop files on between the three ...
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Writing past the end of the drive with dd?

Suppose I have a drive with 10000 512b sectors. If I do sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk2 skip=99999 count=10 what will happen? When I tested this with a real drive, dd's output suggested that ...
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Setting up dual-boot on 1 drive and storage partitions for 2 drives

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux (Ubuntu) on the SSD, split it by 60gb each or however close to evenly as possible. Then the storage HDD I want to ...
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Virtualbox boot from external HDD

I do I boot from a External HDD from virtualbox in Windows 8 but seems that virtualbox couldn't find external HDD. The HDD has Windows 7 on it
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trying to format old drive, got “ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir”

I had what used to be an old NTFS hard drive. Something went wrong years ago with the drive, and it wouldn't boot into windows. I had an invalid windows key, all kinds of pirated software, and ...
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USB 3.0 ports don't recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bough a new PC. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only ONE problem. I own an Adata Nobility NH13 External HDD which is USB 3.0. When I plug it into any ...