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Questions tagged [hard-drive]

A hard disk drive (or HDD) is a non-volatile, random access device for storing digital data.

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Unable to start desktop

When I try to start my desktop cpu fan spins everything seems to be OK. But I don't hear any beep sound. I tried starting desktop without RAM still I didn't get any beep sound. The problem I see is ...
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Why is Windows 10 telling me that I have 0 free space on my D: drive, when I actually have > 10 GB?

Title is pretty straight forward I think. This happens all the time, especially when I'm running a long-running process that uses a lot of RAM. The process will get half way through then crash and ...
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RAID and corrupted installation of Windows

I have problem with installing Windows 10 when RAID is enabled. I thing, that when RAID is enabled, some installed files are corrupted. I have: ASUS ROG STRIX X399 Samsung Evo 860 500GB 2x WD blue ...
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Linux Disk Write-Speed varies with dd command

Why there is so much of disk-write difference while checking with dd command without bs and with bs dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test.log count=100000000 100000000+0 records in 100000000+0 records out ...
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cannot boot windows and hard disk locked after chkdsk

i did a chkdsk /f /r it was stucked at 18% so i left it run over night. next morning it showed File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe Error code: 0xc000000f i tried to refresh with windows 8 ...
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USB Flash Drive won't format

So I have a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G4 USB Flash Drive and I used Rufus to make it bootable (I used GPT). Now, if I want to format it. It will unmount and leave me with an error saying that it can'...
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cannot mount 8tb disk in centos

I'm trying to format and mount a 8TB external as an ext4 and it doesn't seem to work right. I can create my partition using gdisk: sdc 8:32 0 7.3T 0 disk └─sdc1 8:33 0 ...
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Windows is removing random files/directories from my hard drive

I started to encounter a weird issues with my HDD recently. Random objects (files and/or directories) on my disk are vanishing/being corrupted on a boot time. I have noticed objects disappearing only ...
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How to use a computer hard disk for another computer through the Internet in Ubuntu environment? [on hold]

I have an account on a HPC in our university which I access through the Internet using PuTTY. Unfortunately the hard disk I can use is about 5GB which is less for my job (molecular modelling using ...
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Why is my 500gb external harddisk showing only 93gb?

I got this old laptop which wasn't functioning, so I decided to use its 500gb hard disk as external hard disk for my computer. But in my computer the harddisk is divided into 2 partitions 39gb and ...
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Should System Protection be enabled on all O.S. partitions together?

I have 2 HDDs, both GPT, HDD1 has w10-64 in one partition, HDD2 has w8.1.1-64 in one partition, all other partitions are data (meaning, without any o.s. on those partitions). When I am in w10, I ...
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Synology can't use second disk

I got new Synology NAS server with 2 HDD. First one is 2 TB and second 6 TB. It automatically set everything and I just created user. Then I logged in and noticed that I can store my data only to the ...
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After HD added, computer now freezes or shuts off intermittently, no syslog entries

Computer hardware question: I installed an extra SATA hard drive in my Ubuntu 16.04 server a few days ago, to serve as a place to hold large datasets. It’s not configured as a boot drive, and it “...
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Windows Storage space disappeared?

On my computer, I have 5 drives that I set up as a Storage Space in 'Two-way mirror'. The other day, I had the brilliant idea to test out unplugging one of the drives to see what would happen. Turns ...
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safecopy creates huge image with more block than exist

I had an hdd crash and want to recover data using safecopy. The hdd is of 2TB size and I started safecopy with this command: safecopy --stage1 /media/ubuntu/086ACF266ACF0F7E /media/ubuntu/...
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Installed old HDD in my PC for more storage but Crystaldiskinfo shows Caution

I've recently found my over 10 years old HDD that I've threw away years ago and decided to put it back into my computer to get more storage. Computer is working just fine, it's fast as it was before ...
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ACER aspire 5750g new SSD not detected in Bios

I just installed a new SSD in the DVD slot and everything is fine, I just initialized and all, then I tried to install a Linux Distro that went ok. But when I tried to boot, my ssd is not recognized ...
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HDD “unknown”, “not initialized”, no capacity, no nothing. But physically working and showing up in the device manager

It's a WD hard disk. I'm using its original PCB and the disk turns on, is physically running, and the WD software diagnostic shows "PASS". It appears in the device manager, but in the disk ...
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instantaneous backup to external drive

I have an external hard drive, and I want to use it as a backup drive. So my question is "how to update a backup folder when the original folder gets updated?", I'm talking about an instant backup. As ...
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How to fix SATA drive hanging during file copy [duplicate]

I have an old laptop SATA hard drive with bad sectors that I'm trying to recover data from. I have it connected to a SATA-to-USB adapter, and I'm able to mount and browse it from Ubuntu 16. The ...
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my seagate barracuda is showing different model numbers in disk manager

this is the imgur link of my pictures https://imgur.com/a/fvn8uVN for some reason my seagate barracuda 4tb hardrive (ST4000DM004) is showing as a Microsoft storage space device with only 3.8 mgbs. i ...
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How can i convert software RAID 1 to non RAID?

I'm new to software RAID 1, hope I can seek some assistance in this forum. My superior wish to have backup rather than soft RAID1. How can I convert soft RAID 1 back to non RAID without any data lost ...
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any windows xp i installed hdd speed it's 4mb

I come here because i have a weird problem, i install xp but ever i run updates even cloudy or locally the system disk and network transfer lock in 3 to 4MBps. if ran hiren's minixp the transfer of ...
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Disk Size and Partition Deception Possibilities

While looking at the data on my local storage, using Active Killdisks hex editing software,I noticed there was data in a grayed out area beyond what Killdisk recognized as the end of the disk and I ...
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How can I have more than five concurrent torrent downloading with transmission WD MyCloud?

How can I have more than five concurrent torrent downloading with transmission WD MyCloud? I've seen an article where I can edit the .json (How to have more than five torrents downloading concurrently ...
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Finding the physical sector size of USB / SOLID STATE DRIVE fdisk & stat

Currently trying to find a BULLET proof way to find the sector size of a FLASH based device (testing with USB thumb drive), not getting a convincing reply anywhere else using stat gives me the size = ...
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Location of files checked by chkdsk

When i ran a chkdsk, it made logs with file name with hex code "\example\filename.file <0x5,0x26>" and shown it is fixed. so i could find which file is damaged. But some file name is lost in logs ...
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Why the different arc length sector have the same size data capacity?

The sector-A and sector-B, the arc length are different, but they representing data capacity are same, such as 512KB. you see, whether the different cylinder sector's density is different? and if we ...
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How to load a other VM's disk as a VM's disk in VMWare Workstation?

I have a CentOS7.2 named test-CentOS7_64, which only have one disk(sda). and now I have another VM which also have sda, I want to use the VM to load the test-CentOS7_64's disk sda to sdb, how to do ...
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Linux hdparm security erase never ends?

I'm trying to wipe a mechanical, 10 TB / 9.09 TiB, 7.200 SATA hard drive manufactured by Toshiba from Lubuntu 18.04 LTS with hdparm 9.54. I followed the procedure here: the drive is connected to a ...
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ASUS Z87m/G30AB motherboard won't recognize WD Red 8TB HDD

I recently bought an 8TB WB MyBook and shucked the case to use the WD Red drive inside a PC. I test the drive in the enclosure befre shucking. I can't get 1 of my systems to recognize this drive. I ...
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How May I Get WD Backup Working Again?

I'm using the My Passport Ultra 2TB external hard drive as a backup. I checked on it today and found that it hasn't been backing things up for the last 3 1/2 weeks. I've tried opening the settings ...
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Hard Drive Keeps Corrupting Important Files, Need New Hard Drive?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE and fairly frequently I will try to boot my computer only to be faced by some "rescue mode" or failure screen from which I follow online guides which direct me into updating and ...
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how to restore softwares in linux from an old hard drive

I recently removed my old harddrive from my linux machine, as the linux was corrupted due to accidental deletion of /bin folder. I have inserted a new harddisk and installed a new linux system (which ...
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How to check the application i/o type

I want to check my NFS performance. Here I am trying to launch the application and I want to check the IO latency. Here I am using ioping to check the IO latency. As ioping has a different I/O type, ...
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Read data from Advanced Format disk over USB adapter

I have a WD Green 6TB HDD with data on it. When I plug it into either macOS or Windows, it always shows as 18TB empty. I'm using a SATA to USB 3 adapter to connect it, and it seems that it's lacking ...
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Possible causes for Write / Read Race condition - Windows 7 - Access 2013 [closed]

This is one of those I have seen it happen often enough to know it happens issues but is intermittent enough to lose sight of it and impossible to "prove". I am in a big corporate environment using ...
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Windows 10 won't install on GPT partition, WD 6TB

I have a new WD 6TB drive, I boot from Windows10 USB, It originally partitioned the drive as MBR, Windows installed, however I could only use 2TB of the 6TB drive and it would not let me create more ...
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Changing boot sequence for an Orange Pi

My Orange pi boots from a 32 GBs memory card on which I've set up a Raspbian OS. But, the problem is that when I attach my 2 TB external hard disk to the USB slot, it starts looking for the OS on my ...
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Windows 10 - Slow shutdown and restart / how to read Windows Performance Analyzer results

In trying to revive an old laptop (Asus N56VZ) so my brother can use it for school, I installed an SSD where the HDD used to be, to speed it up. True enough, the general speed of the laptop increased ...
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What is the maximum size of hard-drive used MBR partitioning?

I am getting conflicting information about this ... At one place I read The MBR on the other hand supports partitioning hard-disks of space which is up to ONLY 2 Terabytes (TB). If you use a ...
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My Hitachi HDD cannot be read or written to, but SMART results & others are OK. Why?

I do not care about any data on the drive and I do not intend to store important data on the drive in future - this is purely an academic exercise! Attempting to read or write results in a failure: ...
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How important is NTFS Allocation Unit Size really, in terms of read/write performance and fragmentation? [duplicate]

Specifically on large media drives. I'm interested in this subject because I just purchased a 8TB external hard drive (WD White Label) that is specifically going to be used to store hi-res images, ...
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Hard drives have different amperages

I got a IDE to USB adapter so I could see what's on these old hard drives. The adapter takes the form of a USB adapter for the data, and a wall-to-powerbrick-to-molex adapter for the power. The ...
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typeperf disk write log interpretation

When running typeperf utility to get total disk write. typeperf -si 2 "\LogicalDisk(_Total)\Disk write Bytes/sec" I get results in the format "01/11/2019 01:29:40.674","58066.696363" what is the ...
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converted internal hdd to external , it is reading as RAW filesystem

I have internal hdd 500GB from laptop, it has grub loader for dual boot, Windows partition, Linux in ext4 partition, swap partition, and other ntfs partition, I have turned this internal hdd to be ...
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iostat + how to solve latency on disks

we use iostat -x and check for the await column - per device it shows the total time spent waiting plus the actual handling of the request by the disk iostat -yzx 5 Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s ...
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Is there any way to transfer programs between laptops?

My old laptop that I do a lot of work on is starting to die. I have a lot of really important programs on there that would suck to lose. Is there a way to perhaps copy these programs and allow them ...
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How do I create a bootable copy of an internal hard drive?

I have an old laptop that is starting to die. I have really important programs and files on that laptop, and I'm worried that the hard drive will soon fail. Is there a way to create an exact copy of ...
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A disk error ocurred on Windows 10 [closed]

So I'm running into plethora of problems since I got this desktop. First issue I had: I couldn't go through with the Windows installation initially when I got this computer. The installation would ...