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Questions tagged [hard-drive-failure]

Questions about hard drive mechanical failure.

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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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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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A disk error ocurred on Windows 10

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 ...
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Best way to try to recover a failed hard SATA 3.5" drive?

When I booted my desktop this morning it announced it was scanning and repairing one of my drives. When it finally booted into Windows, the drive showed up, but when I tried to right click it to ...
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Laptop HDD fail, Shows partition but can not copy data, testdisk MBR code fail

I use 2TB HDD in my laptop with 250 GB partition for windows 10 and rest for data storage. I switched my laptop so moved the HDD from old to new laptop and started the system. Windows logo came up but ...
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Blank screen before Windows login screen - is my SSD about to die?

I'm running a Windows 7 system with an ASRock H61M-HVS motherboard which boots from a 128GB Kingston SV200 SSD. The drive has been in use in this capacity since 2010, and until recently has had fast ...
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Are SMART Data Address Mark errors a concern on an SSD in particular?

I have a Crucial 500 GB SSD (CT500MX500SSD4) which is reporting a non-zero number of data address mark errors. Other parameters appear fine (wear leveling is occurring, there are currently no I/O ...
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HDD issue: Buffer I/O error on dev

One of my drives that's encrypted (LUKS + cryptsetup) ext4 seems to give strange errors when looking at dmesg / syslog: https://pastebin.com/RZdJK2qg And I can't ls into it (but I can cd into it) ...
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BTRFS RAID5 disk failed while balancing

If you clicked on the link to this topic: Thank you! I have the following setup: 6x 500GB HDD-Drives1x 32GB NVME-SSD (Intel Optane) I used bcache to setup up the SSD as caching device and all ...
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Can a PSU outage cause a Mechanical Start Failure on a S.M.A.R.T. drive?

Recently, my PSU crunched out on me and I had to replace it. The drive in question was running at the time, and during an attempt at start up afterwards (during which the PSU did not output enough ...
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WD MyBook World - Old drive cant let me connect and cant mount disk vol via SATA

I can see folders, but attempting to connect give me invalid users. Reset network settings, users are admin/admin defaults; but can't connect AS. FTP is blank Apple Mac connection can see the ...
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Is an intermittently beeping HDD normal? [closed]

I recently bought a 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 HDD from Amazon. All I've done so far is connect the drive and initialise it, but in the few months it's been connected to my computer I've noticed that it ...
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Lots of disk errors but no hardware alert. Is this hardware related or software?

Summary: Random disks on one datanode of an Hadoop cluster keeps getting read-only. Jobs fails but there is no hardware alert on server. Hello, I am administring an Hadoop cluster which runs on ...
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Raid 0 life expectancy and how to access 2 disks from Raid 0 outside of original computer

Two questions about Raid 0: My situation: My motherboard with RAID controller got sent in for an RMA (3 weeks turnaround). Asus sent me back a different motherboard that had way worse problems than ...
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Samsung ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD Bad Block/LBA Error

Since December 2017 i've had a lot of 100% Disk usage, Event Viewer showed "Disk has a bad block" errors. I used " chkdsk /r "earlier in the year which fixed the issue, however it then returned again....
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High amount of high fly writes on recently bought disk

I recently (about a week ago) bought a hard drive (Seagate ST3000VN007), and set up S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring. I also used badblocks on it to see if there was any important damage because of the shipping ...
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HDD shows up as “no data” on it and can't be initialized in Windows

I have a physically undamaged 2.5 inch HDD (Hitachi 5400RPM 320GB) when I connect it with an sata to usb convertor windows doesn't react on it. When I open the windows disk management software it ...
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I attempted to repair a hard drive and it doesn't show up anymore

I have a computer who's motherboard fried, and in the beginning the hard drive was detected by the computer but I couldn't access the files so I tried using the program TestDisk to fix it. From the ...
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Hard Drive Not Detected Error When Swapping Drives

I have a Dell Inspiron 660 computer that's running 32 bit windows 10 and the motherboard fried. I tried putting the hard drive which still works into a Dell optiplex 9020 and tried to start it up, ...
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Replacement drive failure during nas4free ZFS resilver

I'm running nas4free v. 10.3.0.3., using ZFS, with a four 2TB drive RaidZ1. Once a year, I do a complete backup, off-line the oldest drive, replace it with a new drive, and issue the "zpool replace ...
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Windows 10 Storage Spaces recover data from 2-way mirror

I got some serious problem with my backup: Due to faulty power supply, 3 out of my 4 HDDs died.... Since I did set up a storage pool with "2-way mirroring", I was quite optimistic to recover most of ...
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Hard Drive going to die ? (Read SMART report) [duplicate]

I'm running an old WD Green 3TB, SMART is Passed, however I`m trying to understand the expected lifespan left. the Load Cycle Count of 1 is worrying me. I saw the other posts, however is not clear if ...
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New HD has just died: any way to resurrect it?

I bought a brand new WD Blue 4TB hard drive, and decided to test it for a bit before actually starting to use it. I plugged it into an external USB3 dock, and ran HDDScan on it (the "read" test) for a ...
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Fedora just warned me hard drive might fail soon

So I bought a "Asus X540LA Laptop, Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD" in June this year. And today I got a warning that the HDD would fail in <24 hours. I ran smartctl to diagnose the ...
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HDD capacity not detected correctly Ubuntu 14.04

My WD3200BUCT (320 GB HDD) stopped working. It had Win 7 (64 bit) installed. The problem at hand is that there is still some important data on it that I would like to recover. When I plug it into my ...
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What could cause the power-on hours of a disk to reset?

I have three hard disks in my laptop, bought about 4½ years ago (March 2013). One 500 GB disk is from an older laptop (so 5+ years old), one 500 GB came with the laptop, and I added a 1 TB disk two ...
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Hard Drive suddenly became unresponsive, recovered on reboot. What to do next?

So I have a desktop PC with an SSD and an HDD. Windows 10 is installed on the SSD, all my data is on the HDD. Today while I was playing a game, it suddenly became unresponsive. At the same time, the ...
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RAID-1 corruption: Possible to apply catalog data from one disk to another?

More details can be provided, but here's the basis for the question. I just had a RAID-1 hardware failure which has resulted in an unusual situation: Disk A, containing the file catalog data, but no ...
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Random slow POST or no POST with harddrive

Has anyone experience random slow POST or no POST at all with a harddrive? I tested pluging and unplugging my hardware to see what is causing this issue. And when I got into unplugging the harddrive,...
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Troubleshooting failing disk hardware (no medium present) on Linux?

Ok, I was working on my Asus TX300CA, which has a tablet part with CPU and one hard drive in it (/dev/sda), and a keyboard dock with another hard drive (/dev/sdb). The partitions on the drives from ...
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StorageSpaces reports Media Failure and retired the drive, but the drive appears fine

A few days ago my computer started acting funny with mysterious errors and crashes, it felt like it maybe should have BSOD'ed "to prevent damage to my computer", but didn't. It took half an hour to ...
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Booted into black screen with a flashing under score

I am having a problem with my computer, a black screen with a flashing under score. I was updating my system yesterday, then I let it update for awhile to complete and then switch it off. After ...
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Widespread File Corruption - HDD failure, or other components corrupting drives?

Apologies in advance, this will be a long post as I figure explaining everything that's relevant is better than being vague and having a long back-and-forth. The main reason I'm asking here is because ...
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My RAID 10 Array has corrupted, how do I get back my data?

I have a server with 4 drives in a RAID 10 array. Recently my server was down with the Array not detecting the drives. Only a single drive is currently being seen by the RAID card while a second ...
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Hard Drive Failure - Next Steps and Process

I have a 2TB Barracuda that has some bad sectors (detected via CrystalDiskInfo). When I turned on my computer, I cannot detect my D:, E:, F:... which are all mapped to my failed disk. What I mean is ...
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S.M.A.R.T results telling me that both SSD and HDD are dying?

I have a question - are those S.M.A.R.T results showing that my both SSD and HDD dying? Did they fail? Pasted it on pastebin to not make a mess here https://pastebin.com/tXc3QsPu Windows S.M.A.R.T ...
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Barracuda 7200.12 making a very loud sound (squeak). Drive is not showing

I have a Barracuda 7200.12 1TB, the drive is not being detected by any OS, before i spin the platters myself that hard drive would make a click sound as if the heads are trying to move but the ...
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Seagate HDD failure: is it a controller board issue?

Wednesday, there were some issues with regards to my Seagate 3 TB HDD as it was having trouble reading the device. Windows had popped up a "reboot your computer to fix drive issues", which I did. It ...
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Advice on recovery of a failed WD SATA drive

My old internal WD 2TB drive (WD20EARX Jun 2011) which I mainly use for storage (not windows) failed yesterday while I was inside windows - the drive suddenly showed 100% utilisation and the ...
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How should I store a spare HDD for maximum lifetime, when the disks in use may not fail for years?

I've got about 12 large enterprise (5 yr warranty) HDDs across 3 computers. Their current ages are 4 disks @ 2-3 years and the rest 3-6 months, so they're all past their 3 month burn-in and no SMART ...
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chkdsk never completing - giving no feedback whatsoever

This was run from a command prompt on Windows 10: chkdsk /f /r /x f: f: is a hard drive out of a laptop, connected to the computer (running chkdsk) with an Apricorn Sata Wire USB cable. The command ...
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Computer doesn't boot up, shows PXE error and/or “operating system not found”, “no bootable device”, “insert boot media”, or other similar error

My computer no longer boots Windows or the installed operating system. Instead, I may get this error: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable -or- Check cable connection! PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. ...
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Windows doesnt recognize my hdd

I have one 250 GB SSD, one 1500 GB, and the last one is 4000 GB. But last time the cables get unplugged. I fixed today and only say Disco 1 is a 128 GB disk instead. BIOS also detect the disk but see ...
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Can't see hard disk after inserting it in again

I have inserted an old hard disk on my PC, but to do it, I took off the one that I usually use. After seeing that the old one was OK, I inserted again the one that was there before, but the computer ...
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Which of my hard drives are most likely to fail? [closed]

Hard Drive Test results, all so different: There are no words to describe this. Its a mess. All 4 software give me different results. You can tell third party are more alighned but they saying ...
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How do you manually recover a failed internal HDD? [duplicate]

See bottom of question for edits elaborating on original question A SATA hard drive suffered mechanical failure (a little while after percussive shock) and OSX declared it unreadable despite ...
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HDD S.M.A.R.T. information

Hello. Yesterday I was trying to install a program, when it got stuck. Afterwards, I saw a notice from Windows saying I should back up my data. I know if S.M.A.R.T. tells you something is wrong, then ...
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Reading data from a 23 year old IDE harddrive

I have a 200 MB Western Digital 2.5" IDE drive, originally from an Amiga 1200, that I would like to try to get an image file of, so I can keep the data that is on it. Since the drive is very old, and ...
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Failing hard drive or bad controller after hard shutdown

After nouveau freezing everything with dual monitor for the millionth time I had to cut power on my macbook pro (mid 2010, fedora 24, SAMSUNG HN-M500MBB hard drive). Wasn't doing anything IO heavy ...
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How likely is it that backups made against a failing hard drive will be corrupt?

I had the hard disk portion of a fusion drive fail, starting with slow access and culminating in unable to boot in a period of a day. I have regular Time Machine backups. I'd much rather restore the ...