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Effect of HDD age on disk failure

I've got an old 1TB Seagate external drive I've been using to backup a laptop for years. The disk started making a periodic noise this morning approx. every second. It's softer than I'd describe as a ...
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How to stop unused dying hard drive from clicking

Since a week ago I have been getting a warning on start-up that my hard-drive is about to fail. It also makes an extremely annoying clicking sound. I have tried disabling it in device manager but when ...
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Recovering from “failure reading sector”

When I boot up my laptop (with only opensuse installed, no other OS on it), I'm greeted with error: failure reading sector 0x802 from 'hd0'. and get put into GRUB rescue prompt. I used the original ...
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Recovery of failing bitlocked HDD: RAW partition instead of NTFS

Short story: My new drive ended up having RAW partition instead of NTFS after running repair-bde command. Can't access any of files. Long story: Had a 2TB laptop HDD as my second drive for data ...
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I can't tell which one is faulty my PSU or HDD

I'm not much of a PC tech person but 2 days ago i bought an additional HDD for my PC, installed some games on it, so far it seemed to be doing great but when i launched one of those games installed in ...
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Seagate Backup Plus portable USB HDD beeps and won't mount

About two years ago, I bought me a Seagate "Backup Plus" Portable HDD, 2 TB capacity. Model: SRD00F1. And indeed, I filled it with some content. It's not critical material, but - it's the only copy I ...
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Black screen with only a cursor and security options when I plug my external hdd in

I recently dropped my external hard disk and it wouldn't spin after that and would only make some beeping sounds. So, I searched on YouTube on how to fix it and opened it up and did this. But, after ...
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Should I re-install Windows 10 on my failing hard drive?

I have dual-boot but i am unable to boot into windows. I booted into Ubuntu and it showed my hard disk is failing soon. The other partitions are now read-only. Would re-installing Windows 10 fix some ...
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Skipping unreadable files from damaged USB harddisk (Windows)

I have a USB connected harddisk of which many (1000s) files can not be read. The problem is, these files seem randomly distributed over the drive, and it takes a very long time (over an hour) before ...
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Power failure during ssd TRIM: did it break my SSD?

I was doing a TRIM of my new 480gb SSD with Piriform's Defraggler. It was taking some time so I let it run for some hours while AFK, but a storm happened and my home had a power-failure. All my ...
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NTFS seagate ST31000528AS drive can be accessed from various linux distributions but not from Windows

This a windows 7 NTFS system drive that stopped booting windows.When seen from a windows repair boot DVD it appears as RAW.Seagate diagnostics (Seatools) Fails at 10% of simple diagnostics.BUT various ...
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Should I back up the data on a RAID 5 that had one drive fail?

I have a CentOS server that uses a RAID 5 array for data storage. Recently, one of the four drives in the array failed, and I was wondering whether it makes more sense to back up everything on the ...
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New HDD is “clicking” HTS721010A9E630 1TB Windows 10

I have question related with my new HDD - is it normal that it "clicks"? I pickup my notebook from RMA (they changed old HDD), and I noticed that it make sometimes weird sound (mostly when I turn ...
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Ghost external HDD (OSX): nowhere to be seen

I need to retrieve a hard drive, which was used on Mac, but when connecting the drive it boots and lights-up, except that it doesn't mount, in fact it doesn't appear in my USB bus connection despite ...
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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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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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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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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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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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