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The easiest way to handle it would be when you install Windows 10 you can delete the existing partitions and let windows repartition the drive to use all of the space.


As it is a brand new drive, use the warranty to get a replacement. Otherwise here is how to trigger a reallocation of a bad block: Find the physical sector(s) causing trouble, here it is shown as being sector 42016280 in this dmesg line: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 42016280 Confirm it is the one by attempting to read it with hdparm: hdparm ...


That’s the “Type” column. It doesn’t indicate a status of any kind, but instead whether degradation of an attribute is normal (from old age) or an indicator of impending failure. That being said, your HDD is clearly just about gone. It has a large amount of reallocated sectors, indicating surface damage.


All modules listed on ASRock’s page have AHCI controllers. That’s because initially, this board did not support booting natively from NVMe drives. According to the firmware changelogs, this support has been added and refined in versions 1.80 and 1.90. So if you aren’t running these versions yet, update first. Next, some reports on an Intel PCIe SSD say that ...


One of the best ways to idenfify whether your hardware will work as expceted with software is to compare the device's specs against the recommended specification for the software you plan on installing. You can find the minimum requirements for Ubuntu here:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements and openSUSE ...


The easiest and simplest way to do this is to purchase a USB 2.5 inch HDD caddy to help do the copy, and use acronis or macrium reflect to do a block to block copy (this ensures that both operating systems on both partitions are copied fully). To move one of the operating systems to another disk is also possible, but problems may occur with booting unless ...

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