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comment High average response time from HDD
Either way it would be a useful data point.
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comment High average response time from HDD
No need to apologize, it takes a little while to get used to how we do things around these parts. The Q&A format is good for curating knowledge, however. Stick around a while and you'll get the hang of it soon enough; we all started out newcomers. As for the power-on hours, I misread; my apologies for that. A HDD shouldn't normally need several hundred milliseconds or more to complete a read, pretty much no matter its age. The only thing I can think of to try is to run a completely separate OS and try to read the files, to rule out software problems. Other than that, I'm running out of ideas.
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comment High average response time from HDD
In general, please edit your post to incorporate information requested in comments, and use a comment to ping the person who asked for the specific information (@ followed by their user name) to notify them of the edit. Also just edit the information in; don't bother with specific "EDIT:" tags. That helps keep the comments clean. Comments on Stack Exchange are supposed to be ephemeral, and can be deleted for almost any reason at all once they have served their purpose. Questions and answers remain.
Dec
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comment High average response time from HDD
I agree, that SMART data looks quite good. Those are both brand new disks? (I notice that they both have less than 100 power-on hours logged.) By properly spec'd PSU I do mean whether it is rated for the power draw of your system on the necessary rails. Honestly the best I can think of at this point is to run a SMART extended self-test as well as a SMART conveyance test and see what comes out. There's either something wrong with both drives, or there's something wrong with your system somewhere other than the HDDs.
Dec
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revised Windows command-line: create a file with the current date in its name
Improved formatting
Dec
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comment High average response time from HDD
Normally long delays in HDD response is indicative of the drive having trouble reading some portion of the disk. Check the SMART data, particularly reallocated sectors count, seek error rate, spin retry count, and the various uncorrected error counts; what are those? Though normally that's a problem with a single drive, so your second drive test should have eliminated that variable. Maybe a glitch with the HDD controller circuitry or cabling? Try new SATA cables and verify that all power cabling is secure and your PSU is properly spec'd. Failing that, try different SATA ports. Hope this helps.
Dec
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answered Monitor TCP Traffic on specific port
Nov
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comment Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker
A common problem is that the output channels are muted by default. If that were the case in your situation, you'd have had to go in and unmute them (taking care to unmute both the Master and for example PCM channels), and possibly reset the volume. I don't see immediately why muted channels would make a difference if it works when connecting headphones, but it's possible that your particular sound card treats those output channels as separate and the headphones jack was unmuted for some reason.
Nov
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comment Laptop won't start after BIOS update
Pulling the CMOS backup battery, or setting a reset jumper, clears the RTC and firmware settings memory but does not restore the firmware (BIOS, UEFI) binary image to some previous form.
Nov
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comment If else case for established connection
Hi Goro. I have tried to edit your question to be a bit more clear. If you feel my edit changed your intent, feel free to either roll back (click the "edited ... ago" link above my name, and "roll back" to the desired revision), or even better, edit further.
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revised If else case for established connection
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Nov
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comment Is there any hardware devices can do similar things similar to linux DRBD
This is wrong. Many Linux distributions ship generic kernels and a wide variety of drivers, with boot-time probing for relevant hardware, specifically so that the same OS can run on different systems. Yes, it's perfectly possible to build a custom kernel with exactly the hardware support you need for your particular system, but most people don't bother as the benefits don't outweigh the time cost of doing so. I was able to simply physically hook up the old hard disk to my new system when I rebuilt my PC from scratch a few years ago, and for all intents and purposes it just worked.
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reviewed Leave Open PXE booting standard images?
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reviewed Leave Closed How can a harddrive be “optimized for surveillance storage”?
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comment Is there any difference between computer speakers and a hi-fi?
As for the last bullet point; how about impedance?
Nov
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comment Is there any difference between computer speakers and a hi-fi?
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reviewed Leave Closed D-link router URL blocking
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reviewed Reject What is the maximum amount of ram a 64bit machine can theoretically address?
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reviewed Approve Is there a way to have “default” or “placeholder” values in Excel?