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I use a variety of hard drives from different manufacturers and the SMART data labelling seems to change between manufactures. Some call it power cycles and some the number of power on's or even boot or load count When talking about MTBF "Mean time between failures" for normal mechanical hard drives there are a few areas that you should look at. Power on ...


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AFAIK there is no full replacement for chkdsk. You basically have two options use ntfsfix ntfsfix is part of ntfs-3g and should be pre-installed on your Ubuntu LiveMedium. It can fix only some fundamental issues with NTFS, but it always triggers a chkdsk on next Windows-startup. In some cases this can be enough to get it back to a usable state ...


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Try out the Western Digital Data Lifeguard tool or the Seagate SeaTools, free depending on the manufacturer of the drives. These will do hardware-level testing on the drive, and report if the drive is even usable. They will also run over a USB, so you can download and run on the other computer you have. Windows won't install to a disk it knows to be bad, as ...


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That's not how partitions work. What happens if you're copying from a Linux ext3 partition to a Windows-based NTFS? You can't just change the index, you need to physically move the data. This is also why partitions do not dynamically expand by default. Data is laid out, ideally, in a single stream for each file, within the bounds of the partition. Just like ...


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The SMART counters measure the physical/electrical performance of the disk. They're supposed to alert you when the disk is about to experience a failure (or, in your case, already has). You ask if there anything you can do except replace the disk. No, it's a hardware failure. You could replace whatever components have failed (best case that'd mean ...


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Try downloading ccleaner portable edition. No installer so can run with any permissions, and then check that it is not going to delete something you may want to keep (the 'recent items' folder, for example) - then click 'clean'. Also try WinDirStat to examine the hard disk and then display the largest files in a bar chart format. WinDirStat does have a ...


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A storage controller as you are describing is a PCI or PCIe device, so the maximum number, type, and firmware behavior of the PCI/e in devices your system will control the maximum number of drives you can use with your system. The other physical limiting factor will be the power supply you'll need to power each drive. Just a brief look on newegg.com I'm ...


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0x8007045d = ERROR_IO_DEVICE: "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." Which is saying there was an I/O error while trying to access the drive. This means it's either a malfunctioning drive, or a malfunctioning drive controller. Since you tried the drive with another computer and experienced similar problems (CRC errors), then ...


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There's a few things I can think of, but its multiple factors rather than one, and some of these are easily tested. Firstly Its probably a good idea to replace your observations with hard data - you may want to add something that tests drive speeds like HDtune or crystal disk info. As for factors affecting disk speeds Fragmentation: A less full disk has ...


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You cannot mount virtual disk images from external media into computer management in Windows. It's a limitation and there is no workaround.


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So I eventually solved it like this: Open windows command prompt with administrator privileges Type diskpart and press enter list disk and then select disk 0 (or relevant number) to select the disk list volume and then select volume 2 (or relevant number) to select the volume Then simply extend and this extended the D drive to fill the available space to ...


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Any portion of the disk that has been overwritten, by any method will not be recoverable. The portion that has not been overwritten still exists. Changing partition tables still does not delete the data on the sectors. Quick Formatting does not delete the data. Full formatting in win7 does zero out all the data. Different simple hard disk recovery softwares ...


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I mainly do data recovery from physically failing drives, but the tools are the same and about twice a year I get a client who has accidentally fornatted a drive with important data and I need to recover all that wasn't overwritten. From experience, I can state: -- Yes, there is software that can help you and others in similar predicaments. -- Your data in ...


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Not surprisingly, mechanical hard drives do fail. The Annualized Failure Rate is, very roughly speaking, around 2% in the first year of a hard drive's life. Mechanical hard drives are sensitive to shock, and yes poor handling during shipping can damage a hard drive or reduce it's life expectancy even when well packed. Having said that, 2.5-inch drives are ...


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Well you can try this method: Put the windows DVD in to your machine, and restart it, and press f11 or f12 (so you must be enter to boot mode) After you can enter repair mode and you can select the command mode like in this picture: And as the image is saided, type this command in to command prompt: bootrec /fixmbr (I'm feel so lucky for this image on ...


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You probably haven't lost any data yet, so I don't think there's a point in figuring out which specific files were stored in the bad sectors. When a hard drive detects an anomaly in a sector (read/write speed slower than usual, for example), it will immediately move any data stored there to a sector in a special "reserve" pool. Then, it will mark the problem ...


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You can use the turn off hard disc after x time option. There is no actual need to have a separate option for the SSD simply because it has no moving parts. HDDs have moving parts inside of them that usually spin with 5400 or 7200RPM. So when you spin the drive down it needs a few seconds to spin up. SSDs on the other hand don't have any moving parts and ...


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after checking the dmp with Windbg I can see that the crash is caused by an old Realtek LAN driver from 2013 for your Ethernet chip (PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136) ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck ...


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This issue would occur with two major reasons One is because of adapter. please change the adapter and check the drive Other reason is the drive may get corrupted due to virus. You can use recovery tool to get recover your data and then you can format your drive. Hope this helps!


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This is nothing to worry about. Sometimes slow reads are due to small shocks or vibrations to the chassis of the drive, and not something wrong with drive itself. If you run the test again, I bet you'll get a completely different number of blocks that are slow. And, as the commenters above me said, the amount of space that is slow is extremely small.



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