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

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Hard drive won't initialize (I/O device error)

I dont't know what happened to this drive. Here are some screenshots: How can I resolve this?
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fio: correct usage of group_reporting

I am trying to benchmark disks using fio. Since I suspected the test to be compute bound (around 8.2% utilization in top on a six core machine (12 virtual cores)), I started using numjobs. However ...
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Bad Sectored HDD - Need(ed) ideas

So, I'm running CHKDSK on my single-partitioned 450-ishGB HDD using Shift+F10 with Win7 repair disk. I got about 2300 bad sectors, some affecting Windows/system32 directory. It's been running about ...
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My hard disc makes a clicking noise while I'm working, I sent it to a service which found nothing

He said that there was no problem with the hdd. He checked it out with crystalnfo and it worked. But before I took it there,the pc wasn't turning on. He said that there was a problem with the system ...
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Recovered files from a damaged hard drive using dd. How to check all files for errors?

Lost a 2TB hard drive two weeks ago. It still mounted, but slowly, and copying files off it was a pain. It copied a few MB for a few seconds, then nothing for a few minutes, then repeat. I've ...
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How do I move a windows installation hdd to a new computer?

This always happens to me. Every time I try to move a hard drive to a new computer, I always get boot errors. So I go on my windows recovery dvd and do bootrec.exe /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr and ...
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Raid mode 5+ has collapsed on my Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2, how to get data back?

I have this: Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2 I set it up with 4x 4tb drives that were meant for NAS, all WD drives. Now when I plug in the Mediasonic HFR2-ASU3S2 I get a warning pop up asking me if I want to ...
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No dislpay, BIOS, HDD LED activity in Acer 5742G

When I power on my laptop (Acer 5742G) I found there is no HDD LED activity, no BIOS message, Nothing is on the display. But the Power LED is continuously on. Exhaust fan was running. Dont know ...
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Internal hard drive connected by usb no longer displays in Disk Management. How to get the drive to show without deleting it's data?

I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RORMF6 3TB internal hard drive to back-up data across multiple computers. When I connected the sata cable to USB, the hard-drive did not ...
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Cloning USBoot prepared USB stick to internal hard drive

Is is possible to clone an installation of Windows XP, prepared with USBoot and put on a usb flash drive, to an internal IDE hard drive?
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Diagnosing disk i/o errors, failing disk controllers

My PC has been constantly crashing with disk i/o errors recently and I'm trying to diagnose what the cause is before I order any new parts. I have windows 7 installed on a ssd (with truecrypt) and I ...
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OS vs “Code Base” on SSD vs HDD

I have a HDD and also a SSD in my Windows computer. Also I have a C++ code base that spend nearly one hour to compile. I'm keeping the code base in my HDD and installed the OS in SSD. But I have seen ...
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Understanding Dell Nautilus Driver

On an old Dell PC (Precision T7400), a 4TB drive is only recognized as a 2TB drive. I found this driver on the Dell Support website: ...
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Apache Webserver High Disk Usage Windows 2012 R2

I'm using Apache packaged through WAMP to host a forum for my small gaming community and also to host some installers for free to play games. When downloading files larger than 2 GB from the ...
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Clonezilla can't restore a partition image on a virtual disk

I have an external USB HD with two partitions. First partition is OS, second partiotion is IMG. On the latter partion I wrote a Clonezilla image of the first partition. Then on my laptop I have ...
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How do I efficiently redistribute massive amounts of data spread across multiple drives with almost no space on them?

My problem is simple but severe. I have a huge amount of data (many files in many folders) on multiple drives (4 external HDD). Each drive is at least 1TB in size and the overall size of this "pool" ...
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Virus hides files, shrinks total capacity

A virus infected my hard drive. The drive's capacity is 1 TB and has different type of files on it, 400 GB+ in total. Suddenly all the files disappear, and I tried to show hidden files, but ...
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Connect notebook HDD using USB kit

I am currently trying to connect the 2.5" SATA drive of my broken notebook to my desktop computer. I have a USB kit that has cables that seem to fit (data cable and power supply). However, on the HDD ...
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Install GDrive on Seagate Central Linux

Is there a way to install Google Drive for MontaVista Linux 6? I have Seagate Central NAS and it does not have option to sync with GDrive through the standard interface. It has embedded Linux ...
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Windows drive unallocated after moving drive to external on USB 3.0

I have swapped the HDD in my laptop with an SSD and reinstalled Windows. I was hoping to put the old HDD into a USB 3.0 enclosure and transfering some files over, but the drive shows up as ...
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Harddrive won't mount in windows 7

I've got an external hard drive, that doesn't seem to want to mount in Windows 7. The drive was working but unfortunately Windows froze (I even got a windows has stopped responding - do you want to ...
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Using Samsung Magician to Secure Erase an 840 EVO

I've wiped HDDs using Active Kill Disk and it takes quite some time. I ran Samsung Magician "Secure Erase" on my SSD and it completed almost instantaneously. Is this normal? Do they just change a key ...
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How To Move The Windows Folder To A Different Drive?

I have two small hard drives. However, i store all my files on the boot drive. This makes the boot drive very slow. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make ...
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Windows didn't recognize my External HDD properly, should I replace it?

Some details: External HDD: WD Elements Portable 1TB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, SP1 The External HDD was working fine except sometimes when I eject it, windows says the device is in use. the ...
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PC Started getting very slow, stopped booting

On Thursday I was using my PC like normal, bit of work, bit of gaming, no performance issues. About 7PM I went to load a game I'd played earlier in the day and it wouldn't load. I tried a couple of ...
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My system is not listing boot-able USB device in BIOS boot device list

I have a ASUS S56C ultrabook and i was trying to install the windows 8.1 through a pendrive. First the device was listed but it gave me error of GPT partition.. so i have converted my ssd disk to MBR. ...
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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Laptop started to crash on low memory conditions

I have a Lenovo T420s that has recently been freezing and then crashing with a blue screen (Windows 7). It has 8GB RAM and a SSD hard disk. I frequently max out memory so hitting the pagefile a lot. ...
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Intel RST driver - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Fast disk encryption on Raspberry Pi

I need to have a trivially encrypted disk on my Raspberry-based server. As far as I know, Raspberry Pi doesn't have any hardware AES encryption. That means, the standard disk encryptions are awfully ...
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Changing Connectivity of Windows Storage Spaces Drives

I plan to have 2 identical SATA drives attached via SATA configured in a 2-way mirror Windows storage space created in Windows 8.1 or later. If I were to unplug those drives later, put them in a ...
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windows 7, UEFI, and GPT woes [duplicate]

This might end up being a bit of a long question, but here it goes. I have a desktop PC that runs windows 7. A couple of years ago, I had my main drive die (C drive). I bought a brand new disk and ...
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Shrinking NTFS partition: numerical result out of range error

I have a NTFS partition on my 2TB hard disk. Currently it is 1.7TB big, and there's some unallocated space to the right of it of about 100GB. There are no other partitions on the disk. I would like ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging of failing hard drive is extremely slow

My friend has a (nearly full) failing 1 TB Western Digital My Passport. It will only occasionally mount on my MacBook, and refuses outright to mount on my Ubuntu box. I'm trying to use GNU ddrescue ...
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Software/Hardware RAID vs Windows Storage Spaces for DAS

I plan to upgrade my Intel RST Software RAID1 setup with 2 internal SATA drives to something more versatile: Drives need to be external (they have to reside in an enclosure connected to PC via eSATA ...
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how to connect internal hard disk to laptop via usb? [closed]

I have a seagate internal sata hard disk as well as an external sata hard disk.Can i connect the internal hard disk via the external hard disk USB cable ? this is the cable i have with me
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Moving a Folder with Content from SSD (C:\) to HDD (D:\) Windows 8.1

I was wondering if there are any issues I should be aware of when moving a folder (in my case it is Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn) from my "Program Files" on my C:\ (SSD) to my HDD (D:) on my ...
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Unable to refresh Windows 8.1, Location is locked

I have a problem trying to refresh my Windows 8.1 laptop. Whenever I try, it tells me that the location my Windows is located is locked. I searched around on the internet, but everyone else has hard ...
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VirtualBox: How much disk i/o speed gain will I gain if I have fixed-size hdd image?

I am running virtualbox on win7 with a dynamically allocated hard disk image. It seems to consume a lot of CPU and be slow on hdd activity. I've heard that not choosing a dynamically sized virtual ...
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Windows 7 HDD with a BSOD on boot, not detected when connected as non-boot drive

I've just installed a new SSD into a Dell Vostro - I first tried cloning the old HDD onto the new SSD, then switched the boot priority but it wouldn't boot from the SSD and fell back to the HDD. So I ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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External USB hard drive and risk of internal condensation?

Apparently you can kill a USB hard drive by moving it from a cold to warm environment and powering it up. The killer being internal condensation. Q1: How real is the risk? What kind of temperatures ...
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Raid drive cannot be detected

Only yesterday I bought two new 2GB Seagate drives and set them up as raid and installed lubuntu. It was working fine and there was no problem but today I made the very bad decision of swapping over ...
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fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?

i read about fdisk being able to creation partition / which is to break down a physical disk into several logical partitions. If i intend to utilize the whole disk as a whole, is it still necessary ...
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hdparm and wrong serial number for disk drive

On my Ubuntu 12 system when I execute: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdc | grep Serial I get: Serial Number: W4J04797 But the actual drive serial number is different. Using this command: sudo ...
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I can't start my computer into windows vista

a few days ago, my HP A1709N had to be restored back to HP defaults. When I tried to install SP1 on it, the system said the update failed, then, upon reboot, I got a Blue Screen of death, and can't ...
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Data security during laptop repair

Recently bought a new laptop with an extended warranty. Wondering if when a laptop needs to be sent in to the manufacturer for a repair (specifically a hardware repair), is it ok to remove the hard ...
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Fastest way to duplicate encrypted hard drives?

I used hard drive duplicator to do the sector-by-sector duplication of hard drives. I think it took about 5 hours. Pros: easy unattended, computer-free operation Cons: hard drive size ...
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Understanding fdisk -l output and calculating storage

I have basic understanding of disk. (Please correct me if i am wrong) I understand on 1 platter, there are 2 heads, 1 on top, and 1 on bottom. Both side of the platter is able to provide storage ? On ...
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Hardware RAID10 HPA recovery

I have a hardware RAID 1+0 based on external CFI-B8253JDGG DAS. It was connected to PC with eSATA and contains 4x1TB HDD (Total capacity is 1.82TB in RAID10). Some days ago I tried to connect the DAS ...