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Can 97 reallocated sectors (stable for months) cause freezes on the system via disk read/write delays?

I heard that reallocated sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T. data can cause delays in operation; is it true? I get freezes (temporarily) of videos and games for seconds while the hard drive led appears to ...
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Wndows IDE port error

I am getting the following error in Windows 7 log: Event 11, atapi: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2. How can I find out which controller and drive that corresponds ...
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Disk corrupting over and over

I have re-installed windows, both the Vista Home Premium x86 that came on it and Win7 Pro x64. I am using Gateway GT5674 with an AMD Phenom quad core CPU. Everything is stock except the GeForce GT ...
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How is it possible in this `cat` process that more bytes are being written than read?

I ran the following bash command to merge several big files cat file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt > merged.txt The process is very long as the files make about 12 GB each. On the activity ...
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SATA III PCI-E controller card hangs installers / live CD

This is a long shot, but figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has a solution to my problem. I was wanting to put together an inexpensive file server, so I picked up an ECS motherboard that has an on ...
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Which disk is \Devide\HarddiskX\drX?

I'm randomly getting errors in the System Log about a "Controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3"; this may be of course a driver error, a NTFS error, or, more seriously, a failing disk. But I have ...
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Why can't a RAID controller mimic a drive controllers actions on a URE?

There is a fact: a URE renders an entire member of a RAID array as bad, but a URE DOES NOT render an entire drive as bad outside of an array. What is the technical difference that causes this? They ...
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External Hard Drive Problems in Event Viewer

I'm using a Western Digital My Passport Ultra (2TB) 1.5 years ago and I've recently been seeing a lot of problems with this external drive in event viewer. So far, whenever I connect this to the ...
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Disk I/O controller performance

I am building an home server with an old HP media center m8125x (link for all specs : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=23238&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&...