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How do you auto mount hot swappable sata drives based on what sata port it is attached to?

I'm looking to auto mount hot swappable sata hdd's. There are multiple drives so identifying them via their UUID's is out of the question. I've searched but can't find a suitable option. The ...
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Clone a hard drive with ubuntu live?

My desktop hard drive is failing and I have to clone windows 8 and all my files asap! Was thinking that I could boot into ubuntu live and copy my failing drive to an external drive then swap it out ...
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How can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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External hard drive USB connector has broken, Ubuntu can't read it through SATA

I bought a WD My Book external hard drive in 2009 and used it for a few years so I have a lot of important data on it. One day I accidentally knocked it off a table. The table was not too high but ...
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How to add extra sata drives to desktop server

I have an ubuntu 12.04 machine with a raid using mdadm. The motherboard has 8 sata ports which are all being used, and I would like to add more hard drives to it. What's the easiest/best way to add a ...
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Sata port being reset every minute. Is it a faulty cable or the Port Multiplier Card (Silicon Image)?

My Ubuntu server has nine Silicon Image powered "5-to-1 Sata Port Multiplier" cards. I am getting the following messages in the syslog. These messages are being repeated every minute or so. From what ...
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Can't boot into fresh install of Ubuntu with AHCI enabled

I had previously a Windows XP installation on a RAID1 array (controlled via Intel Matrix Storage Manager). I decided to ditch it and install Ubuntu 12.04 (using "software RAID"). So first I reset both ...
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How to find SATA controller version on Ubuntu laptop. Do I have SATA 1, 2, or 3? I, II, or III?

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop and am shopping to upgrade to an SSD. Based on the specs for this drive for example, it seems like I should figure out what version of SATA my computer will support ...
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Which drive should i install the host operating system on Dell PowerEdge 2950

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and there are 3 SATA 7200 drives (2 x 1TB, 1 x 300GB) and one SAS 15k drive (1 x 300GB). I want to install Ubuntu as the host OS with several guest OSes. Should I ...
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How to find out if mainboard is SATA compatible

Do you know any commands to find out the machine's maindoard is compatible to SATA? If not how can I examine it physically? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 desktop.
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Hard Drive problem: is it the SATA controller or the HDD itself?

I have a Samsung 1.5TB hard drive hooked up to an ECS H55H-I mini-ITX motherboard. I have XBMC 10 (modified Ubuntu 10.04) installed for use as an HTPC. The hard drive encounters occasional errors ...
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Grub can see HDD, but Ubuntu can't

I have a problem. I have 2 Sata HDD's, I can boot Ubuntu, bet it can't see my other hdd. When i boot Grub it shows Mac OS (other hdd). What's the problem? Thanks.
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Software RAID on dual boot Windows and Ubuntu

Can I successfully implement a software RAID even when I use both Windows and Ubuntu? What software tools in both OSes that can help in this regard? I have 1TB sata on ASUS m4a78T-E and I wish to ...
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What Hard Drive do I use with this SATA Connector?

I am running Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, and I need to get new hard drive for it. This is the output from lspci showing my connector: 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on the second SATA hard drive? [closed]

How can I install Ubuntu on the second SATA hard drive?
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which SATA port maps to which /dev entry?

I have an ubuntu box with 8 SATA drives, 6 on the mobo and 2 on an add-in card. How do i determine which physical drive maps to which of the /dev/sd% entries? it doesnt appear to be port 0 is sda, 1 ...