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

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Some computers running very slow and when restarted the OS doesn't load

In my company the last two days were a chaos. 4 computers of our team had the same problem, exactly the same problem: All of them begin to being slow, very very slow, and when the owners restarted ...
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HDD suddenly became blank

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 installed. And I have two hard drives. SSD (With both OS installed on it) and old-school HD (with only one 450Gb partition and 1Gb unallocated space before it) ...
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Preparing a new physical system with VMWare

I need to create a new installation of Windows, but at the same time I need this computer. So I decided to create a new physical disk from within VMWare, install windows/drivers/software and then just ...
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Restore Windows 7 Image to different hard disk

I have an issue which has been driving me mad. I am trying to restore an image of a Windows 7 partition made with Windows Backup to a different hard disk drive (the original drive is failing) but in ...
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How to move a primary partition into an extended one?

My installation is Fedora 18 and Windows 8, and I need room for another system. I have a very delicate task: I need to move my primary /boot partition inside an extended partition which contains all ...
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C Drive Only Shows Recovery Folder

My mother's laptop recently upgraded to Windows 10 by itself. Machine is a Dell Studio 1558, which previously had Windows 7 Home on it. She's been running into some issues with the fan running hard ...
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How to format old PC?

I have to format an old IBM PC to give it away, before I leave tomorrow. There is no installation CD. I tried to plug a bootable USB drive, but since this is an old system the BIOS won't let me boot ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Why does backup stop at 4 gig?

Win 7 - 64 Comodo AV Comodo Backup ADATAHV420 I have a Win 7 laptop with a 500 gig HDD. I recently purchased an ADATA 2 TB HDD for backup purposes. I downloaded Comodo Backup, installed it and ...
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Updating the RAM and HDD for my Dell OptiPlex GX280

I'm looking to upgrade my Dell OptiPlex GX280, but can't figure out what type of DDR2 RAM to get, and I also can't seem to figure out if I am supposed to get an SATA, SATA-II, or SATA-III hard drive? ...
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GX280 SATA or SATA-III [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? I have a GX280, and want to upgrade the harddrive. Can I use SATA-II and/or SATA-III harddrives with this ...
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Laptop doesn't recognize operating system after being punched

My laptop was annoying me and I punched it. My mistake. Now, when I turn it on, it enters in something called "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc." It's a blue and ...
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Operating System Doesnt boot after swapping harddisk

let me say i have a Desktop pc[lets say pc a] with windows 7 installed at my hard disk ,I just brought another desktop pc[lets say pc b] wuth hardisk without operating system. Now i am transferring ...
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Theoretically(!) is it possible to write analog signal (sound) to HDD, like on magnet tape?

I mean, with hardware modifications of HDD, for example, by connecting directly to heads to record signal, and then play it back.
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Internal hard drives showing as removable in Windows 10

My internal drives are showing for some reason as removable in windows (one is SSD and the other is an HDD) in Windows 10 Pro. I read somewhere this can affect performance. Why is this? Is this ...
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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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Lenovo G505s and “Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.”

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop, and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM ...
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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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External HDD formatted to ZFS, another external HDD as (offline) backup. How do I protect my data against silent corruption?

I am an amateur photographer using a base model MacBook Air (128 GB SSD) with a macOS/Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot. Because the SSD is too small to store my photo library on, I used to store it on a 500 GB ...
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Hardware: Brand new Samsung M3 Portable Not working

i have a new Samsung M3 Portable... It shows up in device manager /w it's name, it doesn't show up in my PC neither disk management, included some screenshots. [][]
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Virtualized OSX : Hard drive not appear

Using VMWare Workstation Pro (12.1.1) I already install Mac OSX (El Captain) the same way witout any problem. But now I try to install the latest release the same way. The problem is after select the ...
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Can't mount my external hard drive

After a repair task with disk utility I can't mount my external hard drive on my mac. I have tried to mount it on terminal mount /dev/disk1s1 but I receive this eror mount: /dev/disk1s1: unknown ...
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Delete Old Moved Backup?

I'm having quite the dilemma. I recently decided to wipe my computer but decided to back it up first. When I came to my Backup Hard Drive, I saw some old backups I didn't need. So, I put all of the ...
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New Seagate 2TB hard drive not recognized in Windows 10

Added a new Seagate 2TB SATA internal drive to my Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard system with two current drives, a 2TB SATA used as C: drive, and an old 200GB drive used for miscellaneous backup. The BIOS ...
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New to installing SSD

First time installing SSD so I have bunch of questions I want to have Ubuntu on HDD and Windows 10 on SSD I only have Windows 8.1 on HDD right now. Should I install Windows 10 then migrate to SSD or ...
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Laptop freezing constantly; sometimes no operation system found

It's a few years old Acer. It was used with Win7 for many years, and the user always complained how "everything freezes", or how it says "Operation system not found" when trying to power-up, etc etc. ...
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How can I use a USB Flash drive as a HDD harddrive?

As you see in the picture below, Windows knows which devices are USB's and which devices are hard drives. How can I make this USB into a hard drive? Can I format it or something? I need to do this ...
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How to get OSX to recognize a disk's full size after cloning onto a larger drive?

I have taken a 250G hard drive from my MacBook pro and cloned it sector-by-sector (using Acronis True image; which would be equivalent to running something like dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb) onto a ...
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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 syntax....
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Repair/install Windows 7 without USB or CD

I have encountered the following situation today: I have a computer with one physical hard drive divided into two partitions. On drive C there were Windows 7 installed, and I wanted to re-...
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File-based dynamically-allocated hard-disk on Linux

I can create a regular file on an existing file-system (say, ext4), make it into a block device (via losetup), and format it with an ext4 file-system of its own. But the above hard-disk is of a fixed ...
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Is 3.5 inch HDD in laptop less reliable than 2.5 inch one?

I have Asus K95VJ laptop where the original internal 3.5 inch drive died on me. It was 3TB Seagate Baracuda ST3000DM001. I have read that those drives had have huge failure rates and this is actually ...
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Creating a “virtual” RAID 0 on top of two drives in Windows?

I would like a very fast area for large files to be stored quickly across multiple drives (preferably temporarily). It would be like how a RAM disk takes up memory until you disable it, but across two ...
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non-persistence in VMware Fusion

I am trying to configure a VMware VM to have a non-persistent disk. This is as simple as making the disk independent f the VM, and selecting the non-persisent option. How do I do this in VMWare ...
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“XZ-compressed data is corrupt” when booting linux from hdd

Occasinally I get this error message when booting my debian7 from hdd. After I have pressed reset-button several times check disk is started and after it finishes PC boots normally. > uname -a ...
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I stopped downloading a movie on Mega, but I still have filled storage

First of all, I'm not a computer expert and english isn't my native language, anyway, I was downloading a 12 GB movie on Mega, around 83% it told me, that i dont have any space left in c drive, so I ...
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Clonezilla not able to mount drive?

I have a machine where I want to create a clone of the primary disk and save it on a secondary (internal) disk. After a little reading, I decided to try Clonezilla Live, but I'm running into the ...
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SATA disks boot order?

I have a computer with 4 SATA disks connected, 2 to the motherboard and 2 to a PCI-card. I've moved all the disks from other computers so 2 of them already has windows installed, the other 2 has just ...
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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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BIOS not detecting working SATA hard drive

Some time ago my power supply died. It's a long story from then till now, but the important bit is that I ended up with a new hard drive and a new power supply. I tested to see if my original hard ...
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Extensive use of HDD after VmWare Player virtual machine is closed

Each time I close virtual machine in VmWare Player I see extensive use of HDD in my system. Basically, whole system becomes unresponsive for about 5-7 minutes. Host system is Windows 7 Utimate x64 ...
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How to mount a .vmdk VMWare virtual harddisk outside of the virtual machine

I've got the virtual harddisk (VMWare .vmdk file) of an old (crashed) virtual machine. How can I open this to extract files without booting from it or attaching it to a virtual machine? I know ...
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How do I extend the size of an NTFS partition?

I'm absolutely blown away by how impossible this task appearing to be. I've been through probably a hundred separate Google search results, every single one explaining how to "right click the volume ...
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Improving Sequential Writes on RAID5 - Write back to SSD?

I have a RAID 5 array consisting of 3x 5TB WD Red NAS drives. RAID 5 is done via a Dell H710 HW RAID card (LSI 2208 I believe). This is a home setup, and the pool is only really used to save ...
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Why does enabling write caching on a disk drive sometimes requires restarting Microsoft Windows?

I wonder why enabling write caching on a disk drive sometimes requires restarting Microsoft Windows.
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I/0 error on external hard drive (owncloud server)

I have an owncloud server setup on a raspberry pi with debian. As a mass storage I use a Intenso 500 GB USB drive which is plugged into a LogiLink USB hub because the Raspberry pi can't power the USB ...
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How can I convert/merge a primary partition into the extended?

I don't know if I am the only fool out here but I want to have only one partition as a primary and other(s) under extended. Currently I have disk state as: Is there any way I can merge the RAW ...
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Seagate Momentus 7200 4 250GB HDD is not working anymore [closed]

I got the hard drive and when I plugged it in I heard it spinning and clicking but it won't work! In the past I tried the Acer laptop and it detected and booted to unsupported windows which was just ...
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Google drive many files having same name

I have a folder of photos on my pc and also have uploaded that folder to google drive. When I've added some new photos to folder and then drag and drop all photos on google drive to upload new photos, ...
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Windows XP Won't Start

I have with me a machine with Windows XP. It starts, but after a few moment, it will restart itself again. I tried booting via safe mode, and other options but to no avail. It always stops on mup....