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This is a rather silly. I forgotten I'd removed a harddrive and replaced it, exactly as it was, as a partition on another. I was baffled as to how Windows could see two different physical disks as one drive. Very much my bad.


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It probably is two different physical disks. In Windows 8+ dynamic disks can span multiple physical drives, yet still be addressed with one drive letter: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/what-are-basic-and-dynamic-disks Dynamic disks can contain a large number of dynamic volumes (approximately 2000) that function like the primary ...


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Often is read-write actuator trashing around. Never fun. If you're feeling keen you can compare sounds with those from this handy list: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php


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As Elliott stated, it is very likely going to die soon. You can check some things related to it's health using SpeedFan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php) Download, install and launch it then switch to the S.M.A.R.T. tab and select your drive from the Hard disk drop down. A summary will be shown and you can click the Perform an in-depth online analysis ...


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I strongly recommend that you back-up your data, and be prepared for that drive to fail. As you intuited, that is an indication of impending drive failure.


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You could get something like UBCD or Hiren's Boot CD (just google both) and run the disk utilities on the drive. I'd also check the SMART logs as well (again with one of the above tools). You'll need another computer to download and burn the ISO images to a CD. Then boot that computer with the CD and look at the various hard drive tools and tests.


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When you use the software Magician deliverd with some SSD's, there you can choose whether you want performance or a long lifetime span. This refers also to the internal use of TRIM. Windows itselfs has some same things when you change some settings in COMPUTER - PROPERTIES - PERFORMANCE. In reality, with a MTBF of over 100 years sometimes, do not worry ...


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Well, here is the long story :) Sorry for so many letters :) I returned the drive to the store and got a new one, though a little bit different model: HGST Travelstar 5K1000 [HTS541010A9E680] 5400rpm. This time I decided to check it right in the store, so I installed it into my notebook, run Crystal Disk Mark and got good results. Then I bring the new ...


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If the Motherboard has the same chipset then it will work. Otherwise, apparently Acronis TrueImage has a setting that makes things work for a different motherboard chipset. If you think about it philosophically, if two computers are identical, the hard drive won't know the difference will it. If you could put, even your heart, into an identical you, and ...


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This is server grade hardware. It will run loud and hot. This isn't like a normal desktop system. You will want to measure and ask to see if it will fit where you want it. Yes, you can use it with your normal desktop, but it is not a simple plug and play USB drive.


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Your HDD results look absolutely normal to me. I have similar results on my HDDs. For example here is my Seagate 500Gb 5400 rpm 2,5" results: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 ...


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It sounds like your new partition (if any) starts from a different sector than it was before. I have seen exactly such symptoms before and have also recovered. The safest thing, of course, is to clone the entire disk and experiment with an image (QEMU is very powerful and free, but there are also great commercial tools like WinHex). Even if you do not have ...


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You can use a defragmenting tool to defragment the drive you're trying to shrink to make the free space contiguous. There's: Defraggler (Has an option specifically for doing this) Auslogics Disk Defrag (Does this with the "Defrag and Optimize Option) The advantage of using this instead of partitioning tools is that this consolidates your free space ...


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If you have any doubts about a hard disk drive, start with the manufacturer's diagnostic utility. In this case, you want HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test.


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The reason why Windows won’t let you shrink the volume is because there are immovable system files at the very end of the volume. The immovable file is actually the MFT, or Master File Table for the volume. In other words, because it's a system partition. I suggest to use this program AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, it's free and simple to use. ...


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As long as you can unmount the /home and root partitions, you should be able to move things around to your liking (perhaps using GParted Live). I suggest deleting sda4 and sda5, moving the sda3 partition to the beginning of the disk, extending sda2 to the remaining amount of free space less 954MiB, then creating swap space from the leftover. If you do ...


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There is a performance difference in that with RAID 4 each change requires writing to the single parity disk, which means things can queue waiting to update the parity data on that disk. With RAID 5 you have a significant reduction in this because the parity update load is spread across multiple disks, so there's less chance if getting stuck in a queue. ...


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Short answer: YES, recovery is possible. Long answer: It depends on how you deleted the data. Programs that just overwrite some/all sectors will not delete all data. SSDs usually have a build-in deletion mechanism. If it is implemented properly it will secureley delete the data. The typical attack is to read the memory chips directly (without the SSD ...


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From what you describe, the first drive is defective. Read Error Rate and Re-allocated Sector Count are non-zero. Re-allocating sectors is exactly what happens when the drive can not read a sector. It will then re-allocate this sector on the next write operation. You can do several things to confirm this diagnosis: Simple but uncertain: use a tool like ...


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When I had an HP PC, if I recall, this area contains information for restoring a broken C: drive OS to the factory standard or running diags. This is something that both DELL and HP provide but is not standard. When you started using the system, I believe it asks if you want to make a recovery CD (you can make a maximum of 2, if I recall). This recovery ...


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It sounds like its hanging on initialising some hardware. Try unplugging every USB device except the ones you really need (read: keyboard and mouse). Boot the pc and see if the boot times improve. Optionally, try booting into safe mode, and see how fast it gets booted this way. Make sure you install your chipset drivers and graphics card drivers and all ...


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Unless you're mistaken on the original configuration, you couldn't possibly have set up your system in a RAID 0. From the Wikipedia page on RAID: A RAID 0 can be created with disks of differing sizes, but the storage space added to the array by each disk is limited to the size of the smallest disk. For example, if a 100 GB disk is striped together with a ...


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I was able to repurpose the machine with Windows 7. I created a startup disk USB in Kubuntu using the Startup Disk Creator and a Kubuntu ISO. I then reinstalled Kubuntu using that startup disk. I then created a Windows 7 startup disk USB using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and a Windows 7 ISO (on a separate windows machine). I was then able to boot ...


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This is typical behavior of a card-reader. Even while your edit says you do not have a card-reader, attaching a USB drive that has 4 partitions or a build-in card reader will show these. Like a printer with a card-reader hidden somewhere in the control interface. The best way to find this card-reader, is to unplug all USB drives, reboot the computer, and ...


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The inode numbers come from the NFS servers (the systems that contain the log files). The system your ruby application is running on is a NFS client. So, yes, there is the potential for inode number collisions.


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There are three things that come to mind: Hard Disk: Run a disk check, but I don't think this is it, I doubt any OS would boot off a disk making that noise, but since it is the worst of the possible scenarios I would check it first Fan: If a fan is stuck, bent or has a lot of dust stuck in it it might make that noise. Try using something like Temperature ...


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Like gronostaj has pointed out in a comment on the question, bad sectors (especially when you see more and more of them quickly) are a very good sign that your computer's hard drive is at the end of its life and is likely to fail in the very near future. Some of your data has likely already been irretrievably lost; hopefully the damage so far is in mostly ...


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it is not possible to access the drive through windows operating system directly ,but using Ubuntu for example. is a good solution and that what I had tried and work perfectly.


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Throw out the old one as it is incapable of RELIABLY storing data anymore. Buy a replacement one and restore your data from your backups. You do backups don't you...? PS. This is why I like NAS boxes. Once you've installed your NAS box you don't pick it up to plug it in to your laptop or your friend's or whatever, and hence there's a significant ...


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Sync Folders does the job. Started version is free on AppStore.


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I was trying to answer this question myself, so I think I just put here what I've got/discovered. $ sudo parted -l Model: ATA WDC WD3200BPVT-2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 320GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 211MB 210MB primary ntfs boot 2 ...


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Maybe partition still exists, but Debian can't mount it, or something was messed in MBR. Try booting from Windows LiveCD/DVD/USB, or plug your drive to another computer which runs Windows. Then use diskmgmt.msc on that computer (press Win+R -> discmgmt.msc), or partition tools (such as Partition Magic, Acronis tools) to find/recover/work with partitions. And ...


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It appears that the Icy Box website used to be icybox.de and that that URL now forwards to raidsonic.de . Did they get bought or have they renamed themselves? I don't know. The English page for that website is www.raidsonic.de/en/home.php . The web page for the IB-254U3 is http://www.raidsonic.de/en/products/details.php?we_objectID=9032 . The PDF for that ...


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Laptop purchases are always ridiculously complex these days, especially with hardware manufacturers making the push for thinner, lighter and cheaper. The sound you're hearing is either a co-processor kicking in or the hard drive spinning up to optimal speeds to meet the demands. For future reference, you need to look at a few things that generally ...


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The only thing that I do is browsing Internet. Javascript can be a CPU killer. If you have many tabs open, or the few tabs you have open are working with a lot of Javascript it could be a cause. Badly written Javascript can cause things to be slower over time. If you completely restart your browser and notice an improvement in speed, this could be ...


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Iv'e done it once without reinstalling the os (I think it was xp). I've used hirens boot cd and it did the trick. Take a look here (tutorial for doing that using hirens boot cd): http://errorsolutions.blogspot.co.il/2012/11/change-motherboard-without-reinstall.html?m=1


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Start afresh, In the given screen select option no 2


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About Windows XP, it will never boot, because all the hardware has been changed, and now windows has an incorrect drivers for all the hardware. About Ubuntu, i don't know! But, it looks like you have a hardware issue.


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Open regedit Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion 3 Right click on the value ProgramFilesDir and change default value C:\Program Files to D:\Program Files or whatever you like Regarding your second query. Some softwares need not be reinstalled after an OS reinstall, like firefox, chrome etc. But many other softwares need ...


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Quack Quixote is likely correct. I imagine your computer may be detecting them at just slightly different times leading to one being considered sda rather than what you expect (sdb). If this is the case, the fix is simple: don't use /dev/sdX references in your bootloader config or fstab. I prefer using the disk label, but some prefer using UUIDs. Can you ...


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Your IT department may be right. mSATA does not work in any given miniPCI slot. From wikipedia: The connector is similar in appearance to a PCI Express Mini Card interface,[43] and is electrically compatible; however, the data signals (TX±/RX± SATA, PETn0 PETp0 PERn0 PERp0 PCI Express) need a connection to the SATA host controller instead of the ...


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It is possible, and it's called software RAID. Follow: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36504/how-to-create-a-software-raid-array-in-windows-7/ Under *nix machines learn about LVM.


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You can`t predict the compression size. The only chance I see is to try this: 7z a -t7z -mx9 -o f:\outputDirectory e:\inputDirectory Compress all the files, and just wait if its finishes or abort due to the lack of spaaace. Note that 7z.exe needs to be in your path for this command. Alternativly you can specify the full path to the 7z.exe ...


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No, it even slows down the SSD dramatically: Without RAPID mode, the Samsung 840 EVO sits high in the standings. Enabling the DRAM cache drops the drive way down the list, though.


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After the initial install I believe Windows removes it's generic drivers to stop software bloat, your best bet is to either re-install windows OR do a system restore to the time when your system still had those generic drivers, system restore should not remove your files but it may remove installed programs. I suggest a backup before attempting system ...


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Firstly, you can try to take ownership of the folder with windows itself. You must be an administrator for this to work! So, here goes. Right-click on the folder and click on "Properties" Go to the "Security" tab. Click on the "Edit..." button Click on "Add..." and enter your username in the textbox Click on "Check Names", just to be on the safe side, ...


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OK, first of all, make sure you are able to access the correct directories. In Windows 7, in my user directory C:\users\[username]\, I see two "My Documents" but one is like a symlink or something and doesn't let even me "open" it. In the above screenshot, the selected "My Documents" is the directory that lets me get to all my files. The second one (with ...


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The simple answer is you can't. I have hard drives that have been on for 10 years and work great and drives that have last for days, weeks or months. With good S.M.A.R.T. reports the chances of the dying today are low, but present. Lasting another 1.5 years would be anyone's guess, but only realistically a guess. The best you could do to try and measure it ...


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If you clone an HDD 1:1 and the new HDD won't boot, you might need to fix the MBR because it didn't got cloned properly. In the Hirens Bood CD, there's a tool called mbrfix which will fix the master boot record of a harddrive. Use with care though. The command would be something like: mbrfix /listdrives to get the drivenumber, and then: mbrfix /drive:0 ...



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