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This is completely normal to see such spikes on traditional (spinning) system drives. HD Tune's benchmark is designed to scan the drive outside-in (from beginning to end) so that it can draw the graph left-to-right. With this kind of scanning the header doesn't have to do long jumps and reliably measuring read/write speeds is possible. On your data drive ...


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No, the sd* names are assigned sequentially, based on which disk was detected first. If you need a persistent name, udev already provides them based on several properties such as filesystem labels / UUIDs; partition labels / UUIDs (GPT only); disk attachment paths; SCSI WWNs; and so on. Take a look at /dev/disk: ┌ rain ~ ┘ tree /dev/disk/ /dev/disk/ ├── ...


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The Delete Volume and Change Drive Letter and Paths... options for your drive D: are not available because there is a Page File on it. If you take a close look at your first picture, you can see that the text under IT World (D:) reads Healthy (Page File). Before you can delete that volume or change its letter, you will have to tell Windows not to put a page ...


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All PCIe SSDs support any number of PCIe lanes. Both devices and slots are intercompatible providing you can find a card that will fit. Most native PCIe SSDs are fairly expensive and require a larger slot, so you will need an open-ended x1 slot. M.2 SSDs don't fit into PCIe directly but you can get cheap, passive adapters like this one, though obviously you ...


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With the new Windows 10 coming out soon as a free upgrade, I'd like to know if and how I can install the upgrade on a new HDD. I assume the files needed for Windows 10 are only for upgrading an installed copy of Windows 7 or 8 and not a standalone installer to use on an empty disc. Or is this assumption wrong? You will be able to do this ...


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Apologies, but... your friends don't know what they're talking about. Your CPU speed does not directly limit disk transfer speed (not since we got away from PIO modes on Parallel ATA). This page shows that your machine has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. Every 550 MB/s SSD I can find also has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. So, your machine will not limit the SSD's ...


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It might be helpful to not think of the hard drive's platters as an arrangement of sectors and tracks. Imagine it like a grassy field wherein the individual bits are scattered about seemingly at random, rather than a crop field where everything is arranged into neat and tidy rows. The notion of "tracks" and "alignment" are outdated terms from a physical ...


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Still, price aside, is it a good idea to replace this data drive with a ssd? Whether it is "a good idea" is largely subjective, but there are some workloads that can benefit from the additional I/O speed of a SSD compared to a rotational HDD. Particularly, any seek-heavy workload will be helped by the SSD's much greater IOPS capability ("seek speed"; ...


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Explorer is for some reason configured by default to not show empty drives. To fix this, open Folder Options and switch to the View tab. (Folder Options itself is accessible by pressing the Options button at the far right of the View tab of the ribbon of Explorer if you're on Windows 8. It also appears in the Control Panel when not in Category view.) Find ...


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Yes. But you will require a previous qualified version I downloaded the .ISO file but I am being prompted to enter a product key when I start setup. Please note: The copy of Windows 10 you download must correspond with the edition of Windows you are upgrading from: Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 ...


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If you do not have a domain controller on your network then you may want to create local accounts on the machine with the external and have the other computers map to the drive using the "Connect using different Credentials" option. This may read for Windows 2000 but it is still true for Windows 7; https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/301281


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The maximum USB 2.0 can ever transfer data is at 60 mb/s. (Read and write) But in the case of your (2.5 inch) HDD the speed is likely to be 70-80 mb/s read or write. So if all you do is transfer files from the operating system (since all the drivers have been installed there) you shouldn't have any problems The only reason you would really want to use USB ...


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Are there PCIe x1 SSDs at all? Not that I know off, but a you can use the very expensive PCIe x8 SSDs in a X1 slot and it will (should) simply work. Is it indeed faster than SATA? Yes, but it is probabky not worth using a extremely expensive PCI-E SSD solution in a home computers. Buying a regular SATA or SAS SSD is much cheaper.


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You shouldn't have any issues with the windows key. The only time you would run into issues is if you swapped the motherboard on the computer. You should be able to activate online without issue, but if you do have problems with online activation, use phone activation. Using a different hard drive does not affect the validity of your license.


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The performance degradation is probably due to filesystem overhead since you have so many small files. Try replacing your 1TB of data comprised of 2.5 million files with 1TB of data comprised of only a few very large files and then run the same benchmark. As @Josh Vazquez mentioned, HDDs do lose performance as they fill up, but based on what I've seen it ...


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You can mount a 3.5 drive in a 5.25 space if you use adapters. Example


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I had this issue also (I'm on Windows 7, but the issue is identical). Many sources have found that KB2976978 has been re-released numerous times; it's likely that the version of the patch you have is an older release with glitchy behavior. Uninstall it from appwiz.cpl and reboot. Windows Update will re-offer it next time it checks for updates. I went ahead ...


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As a workaround, on Windows 7, if the "Windows Modules Installer" service is stopped, then starting it appears to trigger the log rotation process that creates a fresh cbs.log file and moves the old file into a compressed CbsPersist .cab archive. My 500mb log file got compressed down to 30mb. Note that it might take a few minutes to run. The service seems ...


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The solution is simple. Do a search on the hard drive for AUTOCHK.EXE and rename all instances of it to AUTOCHK1.EXE You will be able to boot up the computer, get access to your programs and data and email, and fix your problems. AUTOCHK.EXE looks like CHKDSK.EXE but is the version invoked by Windows on boot up.


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With your specific example you could install the 3TB disk, copy the entirety of the other 2 disks. Then remove the 1TB and just join the 2TB to an new spanned volume created off of the new 3TB. other than that I don't know of any controller or software that will do what you're asking.


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Since posting this question, I did quite a lot of research and testing. I could not find any solution for Windows, and Linux did not have that kind of feature by itself. The only thing I found was a file system called ZFS. But unfortunately, ZFS seemed to be a file system for Solaris, an OS I had never used before. It seemed there was a way to install ZFS ...


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You would have to add the user accounts from the other computers to your local computer. If there is still problems, add passwords to the accounts on the other PC's and make sure you have the same passwords entered for their accounts on your PC.


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From the description and images (great on both), it appears there are either a lot of bad sectors or a head is not reading. As @qasdfdsaq commented, it's possible the USB is hung up on one bad sector making the drive inaccessible. First you should clone the drive with ddrescue or similar if you want to work on it yourself. That prevents anything you try ...


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You almost have it with your awk invocation. A few small tweaks should be enough. awk '$1 ~ /^\/dev\// && $2 == "/" { print $1 }' /proc/self/mounts The $1 ~ /^\/dev\// part requires that any satisfying line names a device somewhere under /dev. Now all we need is a mapping from the device UUID name to the kernel-assigned name, which is easy since ...



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