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

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Veracrypt and long load of Pc before windows start

The situation is such. I have three Windows systems on one hard drive. The system partition of one or two of them is encrypted. There is one more partition. It is encrypted by Veracrypt also and is ...
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More space on disk taken than actual files Win 11 [duplicate]

Windows says that 207 GB of space is used, but when I sum it up, it amounts to 153 GB. This is an SSD disk, and Windows says it is optimised. Update: I deleted the recycle bin, and it freed 9 GB, but ...
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Optical Disks bigger than BDXL , write once Flash Drives or with hardware read/write switch [closed]

I'm wondering, in 2024 there are optical supports being developed bigger than the BDXL 128GB? By looking up at the internet in forums raging from 2015 to 2022 there are posts and news of upcoming ...
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Are those S.M.A.R.T. errors indicate some serious HDD health issues and should I suspect that those S.M.A.R.T. data are tampered?

I've just bought some used hard drive. Using smartctl tool, I found that the Device Error Count value is 16566. Displayed number of reallocated sectors is zero, but should I worry that someone ...
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Current rating of 2.5" SATA HDD

I have pulled out Seagate 2.5" 1 TB SATA HDD from my laptop. The specs on the label say +5V DC 1.0A So what am I wondering is how to interpret the current rating? There's no info on Wattage ...
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File showing permission denied

While changing Windows from HDD to SSD, I accidentally deleted the 500MB disk that contains some HDD Windows files. Now after installation of Windows onto a SSD. I tried to open some Word files, that ...
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Can I attach a 12 + 16 pin Mac SSD to an NVMe adaptor, and put that inside a USB enclosure?

I have an SSD drive from an old MacBook Air (A1465) and want to attach it to a 12 + 16 pin to NVMe adaptor, and put that inside a USB enclosure for use as an external hard drive, and to recover the ...
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Merging unallocated partition on a dynamic drive

So I have unallocated space on my drive, sandwiched between two recovery partitions of unknown provenance. I'm trying to merge it into my C: drive, but since they aren't adjacent I couldn't extend ...
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Is this SSD salvageble after power loss

While renovating my kitchen, a contractor pulled the breaker to safely work on electrics. However my PC was running at that point. After the power was turned back on, one of my SSDs (a Samsung 870 EVO ...
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Linux cannot see other hard drive after dual boot, also want to remove windows if possible

I wanted to switch to Linux and I did this by installing Kali onto my usb and and then booting from my usb. It then went through the process of installing on one of my two SSDs, it then installs fine ...
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Windows Drive Name Is Permanently Renamed?

When I plug in any external drive, the drive name keep showing as E: PANDORY, which I did rename one drive to in the past, but they used to show up as the blank name of the drive manufacturer, how do ...
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How to Solve the Issue between Google Drive sync and Windows Security ransomware protection feature?

New Windows has a feature called Ransomware Protection in Windows Settings >> Windows Security. I use this feature to protect the folder of Google Drive. However, it doesn't go well. At the ...
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How do I get my disk space back after uninstalling Ubuntu-24.04 from WSL2?

I'm using Ubuntu 24.04 on WSL2 on Windows 10 and I noticed that even after uninstalling the distro, I didn't get back my disk space. There was 15 GB free before installation and it's been 9.5 GB free ...
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Powershell script to show drive health only for drives with a drive letter

I'm made a powershell command that will give me info about physical drive health, in the following format: DeviceId : 0 FriendlyName : WDC WD84PURZ-85B2YY0 OperationalStatus : OK ...
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USB SSD drive connected doesn't load anymore. But when I unplug it, drive shows up for 1 second and disappears [closed]

I have regular no name brand 1TB SSD. It was working fine in the computer. Now I extracted it and plugged it into a USB to SSD adapter it never loads in the Windows drive manager. But when I unplug it,...
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I've suspicius of the mbr data on my drives got infected, it's possible to clean it completely and restore via windows dvd? [closed]

I have a machine with windows 10, I'm unsure if one of both the mbr of my drives got infected. The first has 2 ntfs partitions: c: d: The second has 1 ntfs partition: e: I'm wondering if it is ...
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How good is the long formatting of a hard disk of windows 11, from a security perspective?

I have an old hard disk that I want to completely format. I have found online that the windows quick format deletes the partition table and labels all the data as "Available Space", but the ...
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How can I tell whether an HDD uses CMR or SMR?

I've recently read about conventional vs shingled magnetic recording on HDDs, and noticed that HDD models offered by the popular HDD vendors (WD, Seagate, Toshiba) don't seem to indicate whether they'...
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Video game taking up 4TB of disk space

For context, I do own a 4TB HDD but this game is stored on my 512GB SSD and was running smoothly up until recently. Now my HDD is showing as almost full even though I am still able to store large ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu in E drive (status : 0xc0000225)

status: 0xc0000225 in Windows serverI’m in big trouble right now. I need Help. Recently I was attempting a Ubuntu installation on a Windows Server. The Windows Server have 3 drives C , D , E. After ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I use a ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 as daily driver for 1.5 years. One year ago I had the first blue screen with the INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. After the restart everything returned to normal, I thought ...
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1TB Samsung M.2 SSD drive (less than 2 years old) just died after the recent storms. Now it will not post. What can be done? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Samsung M.2 SSD drive in my machine. It serves as my c drive Windows 11 OS. It's less than 2 years old. After the recent storms in Dallas it suddenly will not even post! We eliminated all ...
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Can't boot VHD image after resizing in VirtualBox

I have a pretty big mess to sort. I have a 512GB VHD which I use to store private backups. It started running out of storage so I looked online how to make it bigger (as I assumed VHD's probably just ...
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Cloning windows to another partition in a different ssd drive [duplicate]

My windows 10 is installed on "Samsung SSD 750 EVO 120GB" and after checking crystaldiskinfo, it's health is at 1% with 38 tb written. since it's on such a low health I'm planning to clone ...
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Output disparity on Chkdsk and Drive Properties

I recently noticed that one of my drives is having issues and I suspect it may be failing. Apps on this drive are slow to load (sometimes wont load at all and freeze), and any game that is on this ...
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Storage space with 2 new SSD disks failure after 2 months, how to recover the data back?

I am not sure what happened but after simple reboot the P: drive was not there. At the beginning both disk where showing OK, but with the ERROR on the pool. I did some tests and after that one start ...
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New SSD speed tanks after writing a couple of GBs [duplicate]

My System: Windows 11 Pro Intel 13600K RTX 2080 TI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 Samsung NVME 980 Pro 1TB (Windows) SEAGATE 1.92TB BarraCuda SATA 3 2.5" ZA1920CV1A002 This brand new SSD - SEAGATE 1....
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Ubuntu freezes during I/O on external NTFS disks

I have external NTFS disks of 1TB, which I use to keep a backup of my data. This disk is plugged into the PC once a month or so. I noticed that my Ubuntu freezes while copying 300 GB of data from this ...
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Degraded four-drive RAID 5 with missing superblock on single drive

I'll start with the question: Based on the following information, is there a mdadm command I can make in the readyNAS to reassemble all four drives in the raid 5 in a working state where I can pull ...
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How to confirm ready state for an external USB disk before attempting other actions

[start of edit 1] Before I plug in my external USB backup drive, my computer is fully booted-up, and I am in my session as root. Because of its location, my USB cord is already plugged in, but I ...
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Recovered Files from Deleted Partition Are Empty, How Can I Fix This?

I accidentally deleted a partition on my hard drive and used a file recovery tool to restore the files. The recovery process seemed successful as the files were restored with the correct extensions ...
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GRUB and BIOS don't see the new Windows EFI partition

After installing Windows to an SSD, it for some weird reason put its EFI boot partition on HDD. So, I followed this forum and created a new EFI partition to the main Windows SSD. But neither BIOS nor ...
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Spilled milk over my laptop. Wiped it off quick, didn't shut down. Now only power on light is working. What to do? [duplicate]

So i dismantled it and found milk on harddrive. Cleaned whatever I could and gave it to a repairshop. I think I short circuited a few things because I tried to switch it on and even tried charging it. ...
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Unable to mount SSD after computer froze - Zorin OS

While I was watching a popout Youtube video in Firefox while moving about 81GB of files from my secondary SSD, which was a backup from when I had Windows 11, to my main drive into the documents folder,...
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When I use four drives, one operates very slowly

I’m experiencing unusual behavior with my system. When I attempt to write to four disks concurrently. In fact, the last disk (/dev/sdd) consistently operates at a speed ranging from 40MB/s to 5MB/s. ...
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My PSU no longer powers my HDDs after removing and replacing power supply twice [closed]

Long story short, I bought a much better PSU from Facebook Marketplace but it didn't come with any cables. Out of lack of forethought 2 separate times, I took my current power supply out first and ...
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Unidentified Hard Drive Noise

I bought HGST 4TB drives (HDN726040ALE614) a couple of years ago and put them in a NAS. Just pulled the drives after around 5 years of not using it and now they are all giving me this sound. It spins ...
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Virtual Hard Disk prevent overwrite from Google Drive

Since Google Drive for Desktop in Windows doesn't support one-way sync, is there idea that I can tricky that app by revoking permission to overwrite any changes in my local directory that mounted by ...
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Large NTFS disks are causing Ubuntu 24.04 to hang during I/O operations

I noticed that while performing I/O operations on large NTFS disks, (say 1TB, 2TB), Ubuntu is freezing. SSH and Ping do not return anything from remote PC, and this PC does not respond to keyboard, ...
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How do I reduce pending sector count as reported by SMART?

My 8TB Western Digital HDD is showing errors in SMART id 197: Current Pending Sector Count. (Value=416, normalized=100). How can I reduce this? (The SMART fields are readable in e.g. Ubuntu live CDs ...
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Building a NAS - cannot get HDDs to work, is there something I'm doing wrong?

I am trying to build a NAS, here are the specs of the system: - AMD Ryzen 9 7950x3D - 128GB DDR4 (3200MHz?) - RTX 4070 - 1TB 970 evo - 4 6TB WD Red Plus - Focus GX-1000 1000w PSU So whenever I plug ...
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Files and folders on shared drive created on Linux are not visible in Windows (dual-boot)

I have a dual-boot with Linux (Manjaro) and Windows installed on two separate SSDs, plus I have a shared ex-fat HDD which contains documents and the like. Problem is, very often, when I'm on Linux and ...
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Disk usage wrong after incorrect fstab mount and rsync to the mount

tl,dr; Something is using disk space after failed mount and rsync but I can't find out what it is and how to cleanup/free the space. Context: I was trying to add second disk to my RPi and given that ...
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How to interpret SMART Reallocated Sectors Count (WD Elements)

Update, 23 later: the drive failed, most data can't be read, even though the SMART values did not deteriorate a lot. I wanted to replace it in two weeks, since I was busy. Don't fall into a "this ...
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macOS incorrectly computing available SSD space

I noticed the other day that my M2 MacBook Air with 1TB of storage was showing less space available under System Settings than I expected I was using. After thoroughly combing through my files, and ...
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GUI file copy stalls to HDD Enclosure. ROBOCOPY fine

I have this 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD USB 3 enclosure. It’s just purchased in Mar-24. https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B0BG62HMDJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I tested it on my Toshiba ...
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fdisk assigns wrong partition sizes

I'm trying to install linux(using a usb) on a new SSD (WD blue of 2TB, 1.8TB usable). At the partition step I went with GPT table and these partitions: /boot 1GB /swap 4GB /root 60GB /home remaining ...
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Mounting drive with mount command and fstab do not work as intended

I have two external USB drives which I would like to be mounted to specific directories which are owned by my user. A script runs on startup which mounts all my drives in their specific locations ...
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Unable to read/write HDD

Recently got a hand me down 3.5 inch Samsung hard drive(hd103sj). When I tried to open the drive using an HDD dock it opened the drive but I can't read or write anything. Windows explorer shows that ...
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How to mount Luks disk with specific user?

Have a external disk with Lucks and EXT4 partition, the OS mount the disk using the first user by default but can not mount as secondary user: The first user is uid=1000 and gid=1000, but the ...
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