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

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I need to move my entire file system to another hard drive in Fedora

I'm using a computer with two internal hard drives, one is 500GB and the other is 30GB. My file system is stored on the 30GB and now it's full ( I can't even install updates ). I have plenty of space ...
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Recover EFS Certificatate Dead MoBo

I created an encrypted file with Windows 7 32-bit on a NAS (mybooklive) and backed the file (not the certificate) up locally to the computer's hard drive. The original Win7 computer had a motherboard ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials shows wrong used space on SSD

I am runnin a Windows Server 2012 Essentials and have a 100 GB System Partition from an 128GB SSD drive. Yesterday I got a warning from the system, that the space on this drive is out, so I checked, ...
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NTFS file corruption when using drive with Windows and Linux Mint

I have two identical Seagate Barracuda drives in an IcyBox/Raidsonic dual HDD enclosure, one is formatted as NTFS the other is a TrueCrypt volume (both were created on Windows 7). I have always had ...
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Funny issue with external USB device interface

Just out of curiosity: A friend had a WD external case + SATA 2.5 disk, which fell on the floor and broke. The disk ended in trash (uprepairable). Out of the broken case, i took the PCB, a model of ...
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What does it mean if chkdsk runs for several days?

I ran into a problem where my Windows 8 computer all of a sudden ran really slowly. After opening up Task Manager, I noticed that 50% Disk Activity was being used, even though the total of all the ...
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In Command Prompt, chkdsk won't run at all

I am unable to boot into Windows 8 after restarting during when some mysterious process was using 50% Disk Activity. So, the first thing I'm trying is chkdsk, but it doesn't run at all. It simply says ...
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Windows 8 Loop Issue after disk partitioning

Hi I have some issue with my recently bought (few hours!) laptop. My laptop is a Sony Vaio running a Windows 8 64 bit. It has over 600GB disk size that I immediately decided to partition it into two. ...
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Installing Microsoft office 2010 across multiple drives [duplicate]

I've bought an ASUS TX300CA Windows 8 transformer tablet which has a detachable keyboard dock. The tablet has a neat feature that although the detachable tablet part has only a 128Gb SSD, when you ...
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Expand multiple partitions

I have a disk that is divided into several partitions, like the screenshot. And i nead add to partition C: the unallocated space(19.88GB). I try the normal way but not available, and try the ...
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Computer not booting when Hard disk is connected

I bought a new system with Seagate 2 TB internal hard disk about a week ago. I have Windows 7 running on my PC. Till yesterday my system working fine. Today when I tried to start my system, I see ...
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RAID 5 degraded performance

I'm currently rebuilding my fileserver, but because of SATA port limitations, I can only use 5 disks at a time. I've remove a drive from my original RAID, so I've been able to create a new degraded ...
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Windows 8 Storage Spaces Hard Drives Spinning Up

I'm having issues with my Storage Space in Windows 8. I've got a space set up as a two-way mirror, with about 5 non-equal sized drives in it. For the most part, it works just fine. I use it mainly ...
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External hard drive sounds like it's being scanned constantly [closed]

Recently my external hard drive sounds like it is being constantly scanned or indexed, and I cannot figure out why. I turned off Windows Search and disabled my antivirus software, but it doesn't make ...
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Modified Grub4dos to have format tool or command

i want my usb to boot with grub4dos and then using it to format hdd by just choose the number of menu with only 3-4 step and done example boot on usb then grub4dos run choose format or (delete ...
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OSX Reformat and Restore with Time Machine

After learning that Windows 32Bit limits Ram under 4GB, I decided to reformat the partition and install Windows 64Bit through Bootcamp. My goal now is to create a partition of 150GB. Here is what I ...
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Operating System Not Found, Media Test Failure Check Cable, BIOS Shows 10GB HDD Size

I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop. my harddisk partitions are not visible when i try to install OS. In the BIOS the HDD size is 10GB only. But my laptop had 320GB. on boot it shows: PXE ...
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Rebuilding a RAID 1 without data loss, recover from unallocated partition data

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-M/Pro Gen 3 RAM: 32GB (4 x 8GB) Power Supply: corsair HX850 HDDs:Configuration before the problem: 1 x 128GB SSD for Windows 7 professional 64-bit 2 x 3TB drives in RAID 1 on the ...
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TestDisk: The harddisk is reported as too small?

I am trying to restore partitions on an old hard drive. The drive has been formatted previously. I am using TestDisk 6.14. When I choose the option Deeper Search I think it finds something, because a ...
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Hard drive will not boot, does not show up in BIOS

When I turned on my computer today, I received the message "missing operating system." Since I have a backup of all my files, I don't care if they all get erased, so I put in my recovery disk, which ...
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SATA-II SSD Raid 0 slow on Windows-7

I have 2 SSDs and made a RAID 0 with the on-board controller of my mainboard. But i only get 130 megabyte/second average read/write speed which seems to be pretty slow for me even for SATA 2 which ...
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Long running chkdsk on Windows 7 1TB external hard drive

We had a lightning storm and power fluctuated. External hard drive lost some files. I thought I could run a chkdsk on the drive. It has been running over a week. I checked box, "Automatically fix ...
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What are the partitions for on my lenovo?

I have a lenovo ideapad y500 and just wanted to ask what the partitions are for apart from my C drive and another partition I've created I have the following drives D drive: "Lenovo" 25GB - (Only ...
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Windows 7 - Recuva unable to find files

My family computer had some important documents on the desktop. Not being the main user of the computer I am unable to know exactly what happened but a less advanced user imported photos onto the ...
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Trying to clone raid (striped) To USB Hard Drive

I am trying to clone a raid drive that was striped over to an external USB hard drive. I have tried Paragon in both clone and image and restore, EaseUS in both clone options, and Acronis. Nothing ...
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What values will the WMI Win32_DiskDrive call provide when PC is using hybrid drive?

When I call the Get-WMIOBject Win32_DiskDrive call I get the following response for a regular drive: Partitions : 5 DeviceID : \.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 Model : C400-MTFDDAT128MAM Size : 128034708480 Caption ...
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How can I free a drive letter having a drive type of 1 (“not root directory”)

I uninstalled the Ubuntu system that I was dual-booting with Windows 7 by deleting Ubuntu's partitions. After booting up and running bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot, I was able to boot back to ...
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CPU fan runs only after removing “12 V power supply connection from motherboard” or HDD power supply"

My PC config (4 years old): Motherboard: ASUS M2N 68 - AM Plus CPU: AMD PHENOM X2 545. HDD: WD 320 GB RAM: 2 GB DDR2 800Hz Power supply: Intext 450W switching PSU About a month ago my PSU was gone ...
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Second SATA harddrive not showing

I've been tasked with wiping the data of a ton of hard drives. To wipe I use DBAN from a System Rescue CD. The tower I'm using has multiple SATA connectors. I can wipe one hard drive no problem but if ...
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How much do spin-ups wear out a hard disk drive? [duplicate]

On a mechanical hard disk drive, roughly (orders of magnitude) how many hours of typical continuous operation (strictly/non-inclusive between spin-up and spin-down) is one spin-up equivalent to in ...
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Windows 7 install BSODs on two different hard drives on new computer

Computer: Asus CM1740 (newegg stats), no stock HDD (stock is a 1TB SATA 6.0 GB/s -- according to a topic I found on HelpOwl, it may be Seagate or Western Digital). It was hardware and stress-tested ...
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1TB ext4 Harddrive with 400GB NTFS MBR written by mistake

I was imaging my ext4 1tb storage disk that I had accidentally formatted to NTFS with testdisk and an external usb dock when I had to back out. Testdisk asked about writing the MBR and I clicked yes. ...
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Is there a way to verify the integrity of a rsnapshot backups?

I'm using rsnapshot to make daily backups to a second hdd. But how can I make sure, that no file in my backup is corrupted? If I use the checksum option from rsync, the whole backup will take much ...
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Can't Boot OS From 'Corrupt' Hard Drive; OS is not Windows/DOS/Linux

I am trying to boot an operating system called MS106, which is an operating system used for ultrasound machines; however, the during the boot process I get the prompt: "give root password for ...
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I mapped networked drives with GPO but users are not seeing networked drives?

I followed the instructions here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/01/07/using-group-policy-preferences-to-map-drives-based-on-group-membership.aspx I successfuly mapped drives but when ...
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Can’t get Seagate Seatools to do a thorough test of a 1TB SATA drive

I have a Seagate 1TB HD set up as my boot drive, and according to its SMART parameters, it’s starting to fail: the “Reallocated sectors count” is at 458 (and has been increasing for the last months), ...
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Restore semi-formatted hdd

I have problems with my HDD. I tried to reinstall OS but My Windows 7 installer alerted something like "cannot write on disk without driver" while it was deleting existing partitions. Since that my ...
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HDD Working very slow

I had an external HDD. It's USB connection socket along-with the microchip attached was damaged. I removed HDD case and found an Seagate Momentus 2.5" HDD. I then tried to use it as internal. It ...
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Ongoing computer lock up issue

My system is as follows Phenom II 945 stock Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 Windows 7 64bit 4GB Crucial DDR 2 4-4-12 Palit Geforce 460 GTX Samsung spinpoint F3 500gb HDD 3.5 inch floppy drive (yes...I ...
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sata to esata and back again using an old PC case

Simple question, will this work? I want to house hard drives in an old case and use the psu in the old case to power the drives. Then I want to use two of these: New Egg SATA to ESATA bracket One ...
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USB Drive is Read-Only, Impossible to Remove

I received a brand-less USB Thumb Drive during a function, those cheap made in China kind. When plugged in, it shows 2 drives, one 8GB and one 12MB drive(not partition). I am trying to remove the 12MB ...
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convert windows 7 to BIOS from EFI

So I got a new HDD, a larger one, and I want to transfer all my 7 stuff to that without having to reinstall. With doing my research I can do this by creating a system image. The only issue is my ...
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Windows 8 can't access second internal HDD

I have two HDD one of them is 500 GB (SYSTEM), other one is 1 TB (Entertainment). Sadly Windows 8 doesn't see my second HDD. I can see it on BIOS, Ubuntu Live CD but not on Windows 8 strange... Other ...
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windows 7 phantom space on hard drive

so i have a 1 tb hard drive that shows up as almost full in windows expolorer. when i ran windirstat to see whats taking up the space it showed that only ~450gb is taken up on the drive. how can i ...
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You need to format the disk in drive… a more mysterious case

This problem has almost drives me crazy. I DIY my first PC since 1993 and have never been facing such an unsolvable problem at all, without any clues!!!! I have a DIY PC running XEON E3-1230 and a ...
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Same folder/hdd is being shown 3 times in network. How to disable two of them

When I open my desktop from my laptop (both are on same homegroup) It shows me same HDD three times. In below screenscht marked folder's are same HDD. How to keep only one.
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Any way to get what is effectively a 4 drive mirror in Windows 7?

I know this doesn't serve that much practical purpose, but I would like to somehow set up a small 400mb partition that is mirrored across 4 drives. I partition using the Disk Management Console, and ...
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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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Format the disk, disk has no valid partition

I got a hard disk to recover data from. I pulled the hard disk from his laptop. It works fine on the laptop but when I plug with any other PC it fails to work, saying FORMAT THE DISK. I have searched ...
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Does this HDTune result indicate a bad/damaged HDD?

Recently, my laptop started slowing down a lot more than usual, where it took more than 5 minutes to load Visual Studio (Before, it only took at max 30 seconds). so I ran an HDTune Benchmark: This ...