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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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Mirror / realtime backup options for linux and SSD

I need to replace the HDD in my laptop as my Debian package manager is broken and I haven't been unable to unbreak it. (It's been like that for a couple of months and I haven't got around to sorting ...
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mechanical hard drive or ram?

Hi guys I hope I'm not repeating an already answered question. I'm planning to upgrade my 2gb laptop with a mechanical hard drive. I can run my softwares well like sony vegas, adobe illustrator, and ...
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“chkdsk /r” to confirm no error OR “chkdsk /f” to avoid heavy loading to HDD?

Recently I got "Reallocation Event Count" (C4) warning in SMART test for my notebook harddisk(HDD). I've cloned the whole HDD sector-by-sector to a brand new one using a external HDD docking. Then I ...
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Newly bought HDD scratching sound

I've recently bought new hard drive (WD Blue 2TB) and it worked just fine for about 400 hours now even though one application said that the HDD health is FAIL (it was some weird outdated app from 2013 ...
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Purchased Used HDD - Error in GSmartControl log interpretation

I purchased some 500GB 2.5in HDD's for use in a homelab I am building. I am in the process of testing the drives since they were bought used. This particular drive has an error that I cannot ...
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Laptop occasionaly turns restarts with blue screen and weird fan noise

I have a Lenovo G50 Laptop. For past few months , sometimes while using it, it restarts with a blue screen and then there's a weird noise from the laptop like a fan getting stuck. I checked the ...
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Are there any SSDs and hard drives available with “Respects Your Freedom” firmware?

Is any hard drive sold with “Respects your Freedom” firmware? Last time I checked, I couldn't find any around. However, I noticed that, even though the “Respects Your Freedom” certification doesn't ...
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WD Red SMART data reset itself

I have bought 4 used 6TB WD Red drives (WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN1) for use in my HP Microserver Gen8. The server is running Debian Linux 9. The disk controller is using AHCI, no hardware RAID. Initially I ...
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Old Drive in new PC starts failing

I just made a new PC build. I connected a storage drive from my old build. It is giving intermittent (once every 2 hours or so) Windows lockups, I hear it spin up, then everything unfreezes. I ...
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Issues cloning MacOS drive into smaller one

I am trying to move my OS X install to a smaller disk because I plan to move to another OS, but this is taking much longer than planned so I hope someone can help me here. The SSD that now holds OS X ...
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Is “compress OS Drive” worth it on SSD?

My SSD is running out of disk space, and I see that "Compress your OS drive" is suggested as a means to save some disk space. My questions: I'm not sure whether there are any performance penalty ...
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Hard Disk Appear, Disappear and Reappear?

I just bought a brand new 8TB hard drive yesterday. I connected it directly to my motherboard, and ran gdisk to re-partitioned and created ext4 (mkfs.ext4). I saw it in my file manager, and I ...
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Hard disk put in External HDD casing does not contain one of the drives [on hold]

My laptop recently died from a burnt motherboard and I got a new one, bought an external case for the hdd and started transferring stuff. The issue is that the (now) external hdd only contains my ...
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access denied / execute permission denied on new external harddrive on windows 10 [duplicate]

i got new wd 4tb external hard drive for windows 10. i formatted it and create multiple partitions ( had to use admin privilege in diskmgmt. ) everytime install software from internet, i am forced to ...
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Multiple disk partition Windows 10

My laptop(Dell Inspiron series) has multiple partition and one them is image partition which is 11 GB (which has only 200MB free) and another DELLSUPPORT which is 1.11 GB (which has only 487MB free). ...

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