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

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Encrypt Linux using Veracrypt dual-booted machine

My Hard-Disk is of 465 GB, I am running Linux at /dev/sd4 partition & Windows 8 on /dev/sd3 (C Drive) & /dev/sd1 (D Drive). I want to use veracrypt to crypt my Linux Section at /dev/sd4 which ...
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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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How damaged is my SSD disc

It is known that after exceeding write procedure to particular SSD sector count this sector dies and is replaced with another one from reserved ones. Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I suppose it ...
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I'm confused about what a driver exactly is

Alright, so from what I know so far a disk drive is a common type of secondary storage memory. In my book, it says a disk drive stores data by magnetically encoding it onto a circular disk. There are ...
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Old computer, new SATA drive with PATA converter adapter

My Windows XP, formatted SATA drive to NTFS. Got most of my programs loaded, however it tells me "not enough memory" when I try to load the rest of my software. It's a 2TB drive. Why is it telling me ...
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Can't access bios (even though I can access windows repair)

I have two HDD in my MSI laptop. In one of them Windows 10 (with its own efi partition) is installed. In the other one I tried installing Fedora (again, with its own efi partition in said hdd). After ...
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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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Lenovo 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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Advanced System Care 9.3 showing hard-drive error in Windows 10 but

I have a weird problem Advanced System Care shows me that you have a Hard Drive Error but when I check it using Windows chkdsk command in Windows 10 CMD (using all parameters) it says fine no errors. ...
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Windows 10 Cannot Access Programs folder

As you can see, I cannot access the above folder. Why is that? The user I am using right now is ADMINISTRATOR. When I try running chkdsk /r which some sites suggest to try running, as an administrator,...
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Does combination of SSD and HDD require special Hardware?

I'm looking to buy laptop with i5 quad-core and 8GB RAM that has SSD and HDD. I found Lenovo that has all of this except HDD. The model that do have SSD and HDD comes with i7 and 16GB RAM. You can ...
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trying to repair laptop hard drive - Disk unknown not initialized

My buddy's laptop went on the fritz and I am repair detail. I loaded the laptop drive in a Sabrent hard drive enclosure and tried to read it from another machine but in drive management it is saying "...
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HDD does not work from lying in a drawer

Please let me know if anyone has met with such a situation, that fit the hard drive HDD after a period of lying in the closet (without electricity) broke down - ie. He stopped working permanently.
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Linux: WD USB not seen via df command from cli - also not automount (only from graphical itf)

Situation: on linux (Mint): new external WD usb disk (after plug-in autodetected, accesible via /media/user, also visible via df cmd) formated to the ext4 (I know, my stupid step :( - but I had a ...
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Fix a drive that contains XENIX bad blocks?

I recently bought a 64GB Samsung microSD card formatted in ExFAT. I also tried to format it to NTFS but never succeeded. At first I tried to copy a 40GB file back and forth and the file checksums ...
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Resume interrupted file transfer to harddrive

I was copying my whole user folder over to a harddrive for backup, but I had to plug out the disk because I had to leave. I got about 160 of 220gigs transferred, and now the file is sitting on 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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Error notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
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Self-encrypting disk with no ATA password

I'm currently investigating self-encrypting disks (SED) and was wondering what would happen if I don't set an authentication key (AK) to protect the disk's data encryption key (DEK). Would it be ...
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How Do I Find The Hardware Block Read Size for My Hard Drive?

I'm trying to figure out the optimal size for a large copy from my hard drive using dd. I'm trying to figure out what the best blocksize to use it, which I would assume is the hardware block size for ...
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Transfer Windows 10 boot disk to another computer

I’ve had a laptop fail (CPU failure according to the blinking LED) and was wondering what steps I could take to transfer its hard drive to a new machine and have it boot. It currently has Windows 10 ...
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Hard Drive Reallocated Sector / Event Count and Current Pending Sector

So I pulled this hard drive out of a unit that was un-formated on of no where and re-formated it just fine in windows. Decided to run some test on it and got these errors. Errors Reallocated ...
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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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how do i shrink or reduce my raid array size

i have raid array md0 which is close to 5TB. i need to shrink this size so as to overcome the rebuild times when i test fail the drives. is there a tool/command that can help me to reduce the array ...
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Reinstall Windows: OS on SSD, programs on HDD

I want to reinstall Windows on my PC. At the moment only the OS is installed on my SSD. Most programs and data are on my HDD. Is there a way to reinstall Windows without reinstall ing all programs? ...
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systemd can't mount partition

I use a ssh tunnel at work to browse the internet. Yesterday I realize that my terminal is very slow responding to commands, I inspect htop, iotop, netop and see nothing in particular, only the ...
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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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Boot from old hard drive

The motherboard of my old computer died suddenly and so I bought a new computer. It has two 1TB HDDs on RAID 0 and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. I wanted my computer to boot from my old ...
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mSata 32GB is not recognized by Windows 10

So this is odd. I have a 32GB SSD connected into my motherboard through a mSata port. This device is recognized by the BIOS, but Windows 10 will not list it as one of my drives. When I run the tool ...
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How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10? [duplicate]

I often talk with naive users who have no idea what's in their system, and less interest, and who use Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10. Some maintenance processes for the software I support differ if ...
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Corrupted data showing full size but no data

Recently I recovered my data and one partition got damaged.Every kind of file on it shows its size and covers it on disk but when I open files in HxD it shows all bits as 0.Someone suggested its kind ...
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How do I manually “shut down” an hard drive without plugging it out?

I am connecting 1-2 hard drives via E-SATA. Using Windows, is there an option to force "shutting down" that hard drive (until it is needed again)?
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HDD without drive letter, cannot assign either

I have just migrated from Ubuntu to Windows. I formatted and installed Windows on my SSD. But I had another HDD running for storage when I ran Ubuntu. Now with that drive connected as usual, it's not ...
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Cannot Access External Hard Drive From Windows 8

So basically whenever I try to copy something into the hard drive, the "You need permission screen will pop up." I will click continue, and it will copy for a few seconds, then it will abort telling ...
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New hard drive on Dell Precision 490 not being detected

I have been given an old computer dell precision 490 to run some tests on it and a new hard drive to install. But after placing the new hard drive and turning on the computer I get" Drive 0 not found: ...
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Massive GNU ddrescue slowdown

I have a 500GB disk I'm trying to recover; I ran the following command: sudo ddrescue -r3 -n /dev/sda /dev/sdb recovery.log. This ran fine for the first couple days, grinding out about 120GB a day. ...
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When I boot my computer using an ISO image, will it make changes to my hard drive? [closed]

I am using windows 7. When I boot my computer using an ISO image, will it make changes to or wipe my hard drive? Will I be able to restart and boot to windows 7 and still have all of my data? For ...
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How to create a single (virtual) partition from the multiple partitions of my 4TB HD?

Is that possible? I currently have two 1.64TB and one 0.36TB partition for my 4TB hard drive and would like them to show up and behave as if it was a single one. I'd also like to keep my data on the ...
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File transfer 1 Tera Byte Bim file

So I have been tasked to look for or create a service that allows file transfers into the Tera Byte. That's 1 file that could be as large as a Tera Byte. At first I scoffed but from what I understand ...
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Multiple operating systems on the same PC and Large Drives

I've always had multiple OS on my Computer. Using MBR and Boot managers i was able to do this until now. But today i've replaced my Pc with a new one that have a large HDD , 5TB. Reading on internet i'...
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Clonezilla complaints that the disk is too small by 3 sectors

I made an image of my whole drive last night now I need to restore it back. However CZ complaints that the drive is too small by a crazy tiny margin Destination disk is too small! Destination disk ...
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Can't mount recently formated external hard drive

Linux doesn't seem to recognize my drive at all. It doesn't show up in mount or lsblk but can be found in /dev/. While trying to mount it manually I get the following messege: mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc ...
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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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Windows 10 Stuck At Spinning Circles

My computer will not boot, it gets to the Win10 loading screen and the circles just spin and windows never fully loads. I connected the drive via USB and ran diskpart to get some basic info off the ...
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Attempting to get data from old hdd that is recognized but wont open

I've had an old laptop that I haven't in over 10 years and I'm curious to what I had on it. When I try to start the laptop, it starts to load windows but then BSODs with an unmountable_boot_volume ...
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Change path of Hard drive

Chances are that this question is already answered, however, I am unsure if the tutorials available actually solve my problem. Let me explain: I have a HDD in my system with the following path: /...
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Dual Boot Fedora 23 and windows 10..windows 10 not booting

I am a newbie and recently installed fedora 23 on my windows 10 through partition. After installing fedora 23, I get 3 options in the menu to select the Os i want to boot. 2 options for Fedora 23 and ...
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Windows chkdsk replaced bad cluster - are files now corrupted?

I ran chkdsk on a drive and when it got to stage 4 (verifying file data), this message appeared for some files: Windows replaced bad clusters in file ###### of name \path\filename.ext Does this ...
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Samsung PRO 950 SSD recognized as SATA instead of PCIe inWindows 10

I have a new ASUS G752VL-DH71 laptop and I installed a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD in it. The hard drive is totally usable in Windows (as drive G:) but there are three issues: ...