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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 would I flip every bit on my hard drive and what consequences would it have?

If I took a disk and connected it to my linux machine, then I'd do something like dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=1M | flip | dd of=/dev/sda1 where flip is a (to me) unknown utility that flips each bit in the ...
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Wiring an SSD to USB slot internally [on hold]

I've got a defective eMMC hard drive on an HP Stream 14-ax022nr which has the drive soldered to the motherboard. Removing it isn't an option. I'd like to buy a cheap internal replacement drive ...
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Ubuntu Stuck on Loading Screen

I prepared a Bootable USB drive (64GB) to install Ubuntu, but then I accidentally formatted my hard disk (with windows 10 on it) so I wanted to try to restore that, but after few commands in the ...
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Windows 10 CMD responds extremely slow

My command line is so slow. I mean even ruby -v takes 10-13 seconds to return version and more complex commands like running rails s is a pain. I tried chkdsk and no problem found. Tried to have ...
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Clone physical disk to VDI virtual disk (VirtualBox)?

I'm looking for a way to clone sector by sector of my physical disk to my VDI virtual disk. As I was reading, some do not recommend the use of dd for this. If I can not use dd to copy sector by ...
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Harddisk is almost full but i don't have anything

My free harddisk space is almost full but when i select all folder inside the C:/ drive(including unvisible folders) it shows only 70 GB. What is the problem ? https://imgur.com/EBhaSzc https://...
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Recovery from “0 size” sata hard disk [duplicate]

A 2015 3 Tb hard disk Western Digital Green SATA (WD30EZRX) has stopped functioning. It produces some repetitive noise (so it is rotating, I do not know if there is a mechanical problem but at least ...
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Stuck at “Verifying DMI Pool Data” After switching HDDs

. Hello, recently my old hard drive died on me (Didn't have any important data luckily) and I got a new WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200RPM drive. Unfortunately when I plug it and an 8GB USB 2.0 drive into ...
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I want to extend Local Disk C but I can't create unallocated space next to it so that i just simply extend it

I urgently need to extend my Local Disk C but when O shrink the other disk (E), the unallocated space appears after disk E so I'm unable to extend disk C to the unallocated space.
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Current Read-only State is stiil Yes afrer command: attributes disk clear readonly [duplicate]

I am trying to fix read only access, but it is still read only I tried by diskpart.exe, selecting usb flash device, select it, and clear readonly, but Current Read-only State Current Read-only State :...
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How to interpret recurring SMART read failure when file can be read/md5sum successfully? [on hold]

My full smartctl -a /dev/sdc is here. The relevant bits (as far as I'm aware) User Capacity: 3,000,559,428,096 bytes [3.00 TB] Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical SMART ...
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Can't repartition eMMC laptop drive [HP Stream]

For whatever reason, the eMMC drive on my HP Stream was wiped. All space is unallocated, and when I try to create a partition of any kind with Windows 8 or Windows 10 recovery environment, it fails. ...
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Can I clone the partition containing the OS to another partition so as to have two OS on separate partitions [on hold]

I have a PC with an OS on two partitions using a bootloader. One has become corrupt and my image is also faulty. I have tried to clone the good OS over to the other partition but windows will not boot....
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How can I change the location of ALL Google Drive File Stream files used including the DB?

I have been on a mission to look for a solution of how to change the location of every file Google DFS (Drive File Stream) uses (including the DB which gets accessed more than anything). I have two ...
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How to recover data from a faulty hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a HP laptop with windows 10 on it's hard disk. I clicked on a recently obtained file then: # windows explorer got stuck # tried opening task manager to kill windows explorer ; blue screen ...

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