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

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Server is not responding and accessible

A long power cut happened and I have one server with a weird behavior. It's an HP DL145 G2 without warranty :/ Impossible to make work a vga port or any usb port, same with PS/2 port Impossible to ...
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Reallocated Sectors count above 300, Should i replace the hardisk

I have a toshiba laptop and facing many issues lately. I installed Crystaldiskinfo which is a S.M.A.R.T information reader and found out the drive status to be in Caution state. When i hover over the ...
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RAID 0 - what happens if mainboard changes?

I had an MSI z77a-g41 mainboard with Ocz vertex3 raid 0 configuration. Yesterday, my mainboard stopped booting. It seems something is wrong with the mainboard because there is no video, no BIOS ...
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Finding the source of a large amount of data added to hard drive

Basically, a few days ago a saw that my C drive randomly went from 17 GB free to 1 GB free and I'm trying to find the source of it. Windows search using datecreated or datemodified is quite cumbersome ...
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Reallocation sector count

my hard drive is working (copying files) very slow, However from this drive to external hdd copying speed is fine, but reverse is slow. after full format and repartitioning drive, result is same. i ...
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how to partitioning a laptop using both SSD?

I have recently bought a laptop with a 240 GB SSD and a 2T HDD drives. I want to install the OS(windows 10) on the SSD and the rest files on the HDD in order to speedup the machine. My questions are: ...
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Weird disk name after restart in Windows 7

Just hit a restart after 24-days-and-something uptime of my Windows 7 x64 based laptop and at boot time saw "Installing device driver software" systray message, then got "You must restart your ...
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2TB HDD - FAT32 Partition - full of *.dat files

I got an unusual one. I've connected my old HDD 2TB 3,5" HDD to my laptop running Windows 10 to check my old data. I was using this HDD before with a Windows XP machine. I can see that the HDD is ...
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windows 8.1 is too slow on my toshiba satellite c660 1el i want to downgrade to win7

my Toshiba satellite c660 1el hard disk crashed and I replaced it but I installed win8.1 instead of the preinstalled win7 64bit now my games are very slow and I can't downgrade to win7 without ...
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Why have multiple PNG files been transformed to glitches on the external hard drive?

Pictures have been made and edited using Adobe Photoshop and saved as PNG on a MacBook If the hard drive of the PC is almost full the edited pictures will be copied to an external hard drive in order ...
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TestDisk doesn't write partition table

I'm using TestDisk to try recover a disk with a single ext4 partition which I can see with TestDisk, but can't write (the partition table). I can browse files from TestDisk, but after writting I have ...
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How to get notes from Notes.app off hard drive and onto Mac

I recently wiped my mac's hard drive clean in order to reclaim a bunch of memory which I had no idea where it was being allocated. Before I wiped everything I backed it all up on my external hard ...
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6TB hard drive unrecognized by BIOS

I have a PC with an ASROCK FM2A88M EXTREME4+ motherboard, and a working OS on a 128GB SSD. I recently purchased a Western Digital Red (NAS) 6TB hard drive, and promptly tried hooking it up for added ...
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RAID 5 - Server having 5 SATA HDD of 750 GB and 1 SATA HDD of 1TB size , will this combination support for RAID 5 and will RAID 5 work?

RAID 5 Configured on IBM Server, having 6 SATA HDD of 750 GB each/7.2K. Now we have one 750GB disk failure and we have replaced it by new SATA HDD but of 1TB size/7.2K. Wanted to know will this ...
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Is it possible to remove hard drive without removing the cable?

Is it possible to remove a hard drive disk without removing the cable(s) (in my case, through UEFI) and without the operating system "trying" to display in "My PC" or something? If so, how can I do ...
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Bsod UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION

(Sorry for my bad english) I have a problem for months with my Windows 10. Firstly, my wireless card (Qualcomm AR922X/TP-Link WN951N) crashes frequently (probably because of the driver provided by ...
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I am trying to recover this hard drive. Attached are my diskpart results for list volume. Has it failed?

diskpart results: more diskpart results: For background: Putting it in an enclosure and plugging it into my machine got nothing and made weird noises. And my enclosure works because I just got ...
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Laptop HDD Sparky Crackling Sound

Recently my new laptop started producing this sparky, "electric" sound that is coming from hdd. It starts, I think, when the laptop warms a bit. Also my laptop becomes slow ( I guess, same reason). I'...
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Booting and Hard Disk Errors

Something wrong with my pc (as per linked images below). I have the following problems: The system shuts down frequently, my pc is very slow and often it freezes requiring a restart. Sometime the ...
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Is it possible to separate SSDs from HDDs in a RAID array?

Is it possible to make 2 SSDs work together separately from 2 HDDs in a RAID array? I have motherboard (ASUS Z170-A) that supports RAID and would like to have a configuration like this: RAID 0 ...
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Should I reformat from MBR to GPT? [closed]

I bought a Lenovo Y700 with FreeDOS on a 1 GB partition with 932 GB of unallocated space on the second partition. I wanted to be able to boot 3 systems on it - Windows 7/10, Debian/Xubuntu and ...
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Remove Main Partition (C:) and make other Parition (D:) the main

Basically I installed windows 8 and windows 10 on the same HDD. I created a partition on the HDD for each. I started with windows 8 on C: and then created a partition (D:) and installed windows 10 on ...
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Tool for writing zeroes to HDD that ignores write errors [closed]

I have a HDD which I need to overwrite completely at least once (zeros or random i dont care). While there are a lot of free windows tools for that, the ones I tried stop or even crash when ...
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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$Recycle.Bin folders inquiry

I've got one such folder on each drive. But on some drives it's named as "$Recycle.Bin" and on others it's "$RECYCLE.BIN" all capital letters. Is there any difference between these folders due to ...
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Prevent Windows and apps from using hard drive to increase battery life

I've recently found out that HDDs consume ~6 times less power when not spinning, and so I thought it would be interesting to see by how much my battery life would increase if I minimized hard drive ...
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On my Windows 7 PC The Free Space Is Going Up and Down

On my Windows 7 PC the free space on the local disk is increasing and decreasing automatically, and I haven't installed anything recently.The total space of my local disc is 39.00 GB.It is going up ...
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Hard Drive Not Accessible Access Denied [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to transfer files from an internal server to an external server based terminal. I have copied the files I need onto an external hard drive using the internal based server. ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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How to expand my main partition disk space?

I have a VPS (running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits) I can only access remotely through SSH. Now, my main partition has no more free space while there are around 50GB available on another partition. I'm trying ...
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M.2 (or NGFF) SSD cloning, how to clone to a M-key PCIe SSD using an external USB connection?

The usual way I do this is connect two drives to a computer using the USB interface and a cloning software like FarStone. Afterwards I would install the new cloned drive in the laptop/computer. I have ...
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PC Storage not adding up? [duplicate]

I have used around 350GB of my 1TB (930GB) storage device. The problem is it says I only have 65GB of space left on the storage and that does not add up. I know there is hidden files and I did all the ...
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Recover lost files on external hard drive after scan and repair

I have a Seagate 1 TB external harddrive. I plugged it into my laptop and it said there was an issue preventing it from running properly. I clicked on the notification and it gave me the option to "...
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Creating a parasitic Windows installation [closed]

Okay, I have recently revived an old computer of mine, and had an idea I wanted to explore. It's an old Gigabyte board with Intel Pentium 4 @3.0 GHz Prescott processor. I also have two IDE hard ...
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How to firmly secure hdd caddy in its bay?

My question is how to firmly secure a HDD Caddy in the ODD bay. I have an Asus X550VX which is sold both with and without a DVD drive. Mine is without but the bay and SATA is of course there so it ...
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How does R-Studio recover thousands of deleted/“lost” files from a SSD with no free space

I have a Samsung 850 EVO for a Windows 7 64-bit boot drive, with a single partition. There were 14,478 JPEGS (as well as thousands of other files) in approximately 180GB of free space on the SSD, ...
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Hard Drive malfunctioning

Here are some linux reports: smartctl 6.0 2012-10-10 r3643 [i686-linux-3.5.6-pmagic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-12, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF ...
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Clone HDD to SSD

I currently own two 1 TB HDDs. I would like to replace my primary HDD with a 500GB SSD due to the decrease in pricing. However, I would like to clone my primary HDD after removing some data so that ...
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How much can power surge damage hdd?

I have 2 hdds that started slowly dying (low speed, high response times, high activity time, racking up reallocated sector counts) in a period of week. Can it be because of power surge or faulty PSU? ...
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Two Different Hard Drives at 100% usage in my custom desktop

I recently had an issue where my computer was unusable, and hard drive was always at 100%, so I tested the hard drive, and sure enough, it said something along the lines of "too many failures", which ...
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getting replacement PCIe-NVMe SSDs

In the past when I bought laptop's I'd get the smallest / cheapest (SATA) HDD available and then swap it out with a better one from newegg.com. This one particular laptop I'm now looking at comes ...
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System drive takes more space

I have 185 GB System Drive Where Windows 10 is installed, now I tried to select all the folders and also the hidden folders then clicking on their properties. Now it show a size of 44.8 GB and a size ...
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Link different folders to different hard drives

I'm using a fusion set-up for new computers at work (e.g. 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD). The SSD is meant to be for the user profile only, and all applications should be installed on the HDD. However, ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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External HDD unrecognized in Win10 but works fine in Win8.1

An external drive (Seagate Freeagent Xtreme 1.5TB) has some issues: the filesystem cannot be recognized (1 NTFS partition but detected as RAW) the drive cannot be accessed - an error pops up saying "...
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Assign administrative access to all folders in a drive via CMD [duplicate]

MY primary hard drive broke down yesterday, which prompted me to have to buy a new HDD. I had a backup drive where I stored all of my files, however, I do not have administrative access to any folder ...
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No connectivity after changing the DNS entry in my WD3TB NAS Drive

Can any one please help me out. I have a WD 3TB NAS with IP configured: 10.5.100.3 255.x.x.x 10.5.100.1 Previous state: DNS - 10.5.100.21 (Old DNS Server IP) I change it to: DNS - 10.5.100.10 (...
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How to copy files off NTFS disk without getting Access Denied

I've upgraded to a new PC (Windows 10) and would like to make a complete backup of all files off my old PC's hard drive (also Windows 10) . I have plugged the old HD into the new PC, so it is not ...
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External Hard Drive Problems in Event Viewer

I'm using a Western Digital My Passport Ultra (2TB) 1.5 years ago and I've recently been seeing a lot of problems with this external drive in event viewer. So far, whenever I connect this to the ...
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Computer refuses to boot from any Windows live media?

I have a Dell Optiplex 760, which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I have been trying to install Windows 10 on my computer for days. I have written the Windows 10 ISO (downloaded directly from the ...