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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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Can Linux export disk images as ATA devices over Ethernet?

This is pretty much just plain curiosity. But there is a thing called ATA-over-Ethernet, which should be supported by Linux and which allows you to export raw disk access over Ethernet directly in ...
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SATA Drives Randomly not Recognized by PC

I have a PC with three SATA hard drives and a further two SSDs. Lately each time I start the computer, one or two of these drives (thankfully never the system SSD) "fails to load", i.e. it is not ...
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How do I shrink disk in safe mode? Error: “DiskPart has encountered an error: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode”

I have a Windows 7 computer that won't boot in regular mode, so I'm booting in Safe Mode to make a backup. This fails, wbadmin start backup does not work in Safe Mode (I have been unable to find ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 10 on source HDD or target SSD

A bit about my laptop. It is a Dell 5577, and it has three OSes on it. 2 Ubuntu, and Windows 10. Windows is on sda1. Boot mode is UEFI. I'm going to mention the things I did before I created this ...
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Remove HD from laptop to transfer data from it with usb cable

I have a laptop and a desktop computer, both run on Windows 7 Ultimate, they are in good case, not dead. I would to copy data from laptop to desktop, if I remove the hard drive from the laptop and ...
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Files copied to hard drive via USB adapter disappear when booting from the drive

I had a large amount of data on one laptop (A) that needed to be moved to another laptop (B). Both laptops are running Windows 10 x64. I removed the SATA hard drive from Laptop B and connected it to ...
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How do I install Ubuntu permanently on a thumb drive as if it were a hard disk?

I've heard about "live sticks" and even created one, however, all they apparently offer is a "demo" and an install program. Additionally, either the permanence thing doesn't work or it's because my ...
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New hard drives not detected when plugged in server

I currently am trying to add a few drives to my server. However, whenever I branch them, they do not appear in /dev. I checked, they are not listed in my BIOS either. Whenever I use gparted or fdisk ...
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Why isn't the directory size the same as the sum of its children for Windows 10

I have a directory that contains a ton of music that it showing weird file sizes in Windows 10. When I click on the directory containing all the music, it shows 809GB and over 164k files. When I ...
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Harddisk report low storage, but using only 25%

I bought a ultrabook in Q1 this year that has 256Gb SSD in it. After 9 months of use, Windows shows 50Gb free disk space, but used is only 67Gb as shown below... Where has all that free space gone? ...
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Copy files from Ubuntu Drive to Windows Drive [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 installation on a SSD drive (called drive A). Beside that I have a Win10 PC installed on a 1TB SDD with an additional NTFS formated 8T drive (called drive B). I want to copy ...
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Why are my 4K read Crystal Disk mark scores much lower after second windows install? [on hold]

TL:DR I have much lower 4kib read speeds than when I first installed the drive yesterday. I received a new 240gb Kingston SSD. I installed windows on it. My 4K read speeds were around 350mb/s and ...
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SSD(s) slower read and write after installing windows for a second time (Crystal disk mark) Possible damage to SATA contoller on Mobo?

I received a new 240gb Kingston SSD. I installed windows on it. My 4K read speeds were around 350mb/s and first sequential 560mb/s I had a problem where when installing windows (on the new Kingston) ...
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Windows 10: Can You Have a OS / Data Drive Separation?

I tried changing an HDD on my Alienware and it was not recognized by windows 10. I read somewhere you cannot change the drive unless you reinstall windows 10... I also just formatted the OS drive and ...
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Can the laptop hardware corrupt the HDD/SSD?

long version: Around 4-5 months ago, I replaced the HDD in my Asus x501a laptop with a SSD (ADATA Ultimate SU650 120GB SATA3), as it would freeze occasionally and the HDD made a nasty scratchy noise. ...

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