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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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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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Windows - Hard drive not visible (Second Windows installation)

I installed Windows 10 to my new SSD while my old hard drive was disconnected. I did this because I wanted Windows to install everything (Bootloader, Rescue partition, etc) to the new SSD. Afterwards ...
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Windows WriteFile performance (SSD vs HDD)?

This question is tied to the following observation: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/09dd046e-8127-4550-8e26-5fba7a5a0743/performance-flaw-in-file-system-decreases-writefile-...
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Ruined Windows partition by formatting different partition

I just wanted this easy, humble setup: SSD with dual boot (Ubuntu 18 + Windows 10) HDD with one data NTFS partition for double access from ubuntu and windows I had my HDD with a triple boot in ...
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How to find driver for hard drive (Model: Samsung ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB)

Windows 10 has decided to use a generic driver for this hard drive. Unfortunately, I am unable to find where to get a driver. Maybe it's just an old drive that doesn't have a Win10 driver, but I can't ...
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What are the are these parts called in my tower PC case?

I want to put another hard drive in my Cooler Master case, but it came with only two hard drive screws that are holding it in the hard drive bay as shown in the picture. What are they exactly called ...
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How to partclone an NTFS partition to a smaller disk without having space for the full image

Every now and then I have got the following problem: A disk fails and the replacement disk is smaller. The data often easily fits the smaller disk, but partclone simply does not shrink the ...
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How do I stop my C drive appearing also as D on Windows 10 file explorer?

Am running Windows 10 Pro v1803. At some point a mysterious clone of my C drive showed up as D. This is an SSD. The drive letter doesn't appear in DISKPART. Nor does it show in Disk management console....
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Calculate Disk Latency and IOPS [on hold]

I am doing a data storage class and I am having some issues with IOPSs and Response time. Average seek time is 5ms, disk rotation speed is 15000rpm, internal data transfer is 40MB/S and I/O block size ...
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How do I setup dual boot for two existing installations?

My Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is working well on a RAID array that uses HDDs. I've added an old SSD to the system and see that it has WinXP installed. There's one piece of legacy software that I would ...
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Disk full for unknown reason - BTRFS partition filled up with garbage data

On my Debian Linux laptop a couple of days ago I got my 23GB root EXT4 partition full (probably I installed more software than I expected). Since I have plenty of space in my BTRFS home partition, ...

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