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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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How to prevent bad sectors?

I used to have bad sectors on my SSD about one month ago. I had fixed them through performing one level of zero formatting. However, after few days, when I was rechecking, I have found bad sectors ...
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Are SSDs better than HDDs for long term idle storage? [duplicate]

I want to back up some files on an external disk. I won't be accessing the files as often, but I want them to be secure and private. It goes without saying that I don't want to upload them on the ...
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windows 10 install not found hdd [duplicate]

im trying to install windows 10 but im keep getting this error https://lnv.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/77304i6A597C124E80E9D9/image-size/large?v=1.0&px=999 my notebook is Samsung ...
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Return to Windows from Ubuntu

I have no experience at Ubuntu or any other Linux OS. Yesterday I tried to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10 and some problems occurred. I couldn't install Windows 10 and I even lost my Windows 7 ...
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Can't see external usb drive in virtual box

I am using virtualbox for Mac. The VM is running Windows 10. I've added the drive in virtualbox settings > ports > usb > added my drive and hit OK then restarted the VM, but it will still not show ...
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How do you diagnose an external hard drive that shows zero byte size?

A few days ago my external HDD dropped from the shelf. It is ADATA HD710 1TB USB drive. Now, when I connect it to my PC, it doesn’t show up in Windows Explorer. I can see it in DiskPart, though. In ...
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Is it possible to place demanding package on ssd?

I'm planning to have dual-boot on my PC. Currently I have Windows and demanding programs (e.g. Photoshop, VS Code, so on...) on my SSD drive and games on my HDD. I want to split the SSD on 2 ...
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2007(?) iMac kernel panic, Apple hardware test detected no errors. Help troubleshooting verbose mode traceback

I recently inherited an 2007 (I believe) iMac from my parents. They stored it in the basement ever since 2010 after the computer refused to boot. I want to recover the old files for them and then keep ...
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EFI Partition System shrank to a length of 0 bytes

I used Partition Wizard on Windows to move the Windows Recovery Partition left to the unallocated place next to it, in order to do the same thing later to my Ubuntu partition, to give it more space. ...
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What exactly happens when I partition an SSD, mounted both, and ran simultaneous disk speed tests? [on hold]

What exactly happens when I partition an SSD, mounted both, and ran simultaneous disk speed tests? Example in MacOS: I currently have a 500GB SSD in an external enclosure connected by USB. It's ...
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how to understand SMART linux ext4

I initially posted this on openmediavault Community forum and never got a response. I'm hoping to get some insight on S.M.A.R.T I purchased this drive off Amazon everything seemed to work good, so I ...
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Is there any advantages of using Defraggler over Windows 10 defrag?

I wonder if the performances are the same or not. I have a program which generates a lot of fragmentation and I need to defragment these files after.
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Remove virtual drive win10

After building a PC using drives ffrom my previous system I had to ditch my E: drive due to limited SATA power subbly. Programs on and reference to E: were obviously broken. To an extend where I ...
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What is the composition of the black coating on hard drive bodies? [on hold]

What is the black coating found on hard drive bodies made of? Are there any solvents that might remove it?
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Put Win10 drive in new achritecture. Seems to run fine, is it safe?

This might be a dublicate, I am not sure. I had read that hard drive migration of the Win 10 install drive to a new machine with different hardware is possible with the retail ver sion of Win 10. I, ...

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