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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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Is a 5400 RPM drive suitable in a dual-drive system? [on hold]

I’m looking to replace a six-year-old computer that was great when I got it with its 320 Gb 5400 RPM hard drive. I’m now looking for a dual-drive system (solid state storage plus spinning hard drive) ...
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Extending HDD in Ubuntu 18 Server

I am running ubuntu server 18 in hyper-v, I need to extend HDD. When i use fdisk -l I see that /dev/sda2/ have 1TB: Disk /dev/sda: 1 TiB, 1105954078720 bytes, 2160066560 sectors Units: sectors of ...
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My computer doesn't boot after a disk erase [on hold]

today, like everyday i've open my Asus laptop. But, without asking me anything it appeared in the screen a green bar that said "erasing disk hardrive". Immediately, i pressed the shutdown button ...
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Is there a way to fixing my slow computer without SSD, Lightweight Linux. and RAM and CPU upgrade?

I start a my old acer veriton m420 computer. and now open chrome on windows 7 computer. it slow for 1 minutes. and then page unresponsive. I have tried: Uninstall unused programs. (AP) Delete ...
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How to fix a corrupted pendrive [duplicate]

I just (a couple hours ago) took a pendrive out of my laptop (after ejecting it wan waiting a bit). After I removed it the computer said something like: "Error. Could not properly eject drive." Now, ...
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Is there any reason to not install minor programs and games on my secondary (D:\) drive? [on hold]

I don't have a lot of room to spare on my C: drive (80GB free out of 300GB), and supposedly it helps the drive stay alive longer if I reserve about 25% of the space, so I have begun installing most ...
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Type of drive for continual and extensive random writes

Which type of drive, NAS or surveillance, is intended for continual and extensive random writes (i.e. extensive torrenting)? Does it even matter whether it's consumer or enterprise? I read somewhere ...
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Is it safe to save virtual machine state between host reboots if VM uses external drive?

I now use the following setup: SATA hard drive -> SATA-USB Bridge -> laptop running Ubuntu Host and VirtualBox -> Debian-based network share server (OMV) Guest External USB drive is passed through ...
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Mac Error Code -50

been tinkering with an old Mac Mini I received (2010.... I guess it’s not that old but still... thought would be a nice idea to just dump Linux on it; not a knock on Mac since I do have a mbp and it ...
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Exact files (Copied) have a different size on disk on the same drive?

Recently I've run across something odd. An exact copy of a folder full of files has a different Size on Disk than the original. I could understand how this could happen between drives with different ...
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What type of RAID/NAS configuration is this?

I'm trying to install Debian stable on a server with fedora 18 server. According to fdisk it has two 2TB RAID HDDs and one standar configured hdd of 60GB configured with device-mapper. I'm finding ...
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Recovering an external HDD [duplicate]

I have a Samsung external HDD my wife used to store some data, at the time we only used Windows. A while ago it crashed and I was unable to recover. Now I have got back do Linux and decided to try ...
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Transferring operating system (Windows 10) to bigger hard drive

I have a lenovo T530 laptop. It currently has 2 SSDs: one in the easily accessible CD/DVD/HD bay, and one somewhere else inside the case which has the operating system installed. "My computer" ...
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How can I convert a batch file for Daemon Tools to Virtual Clone Drive?

I would like to convert a batch file I used for Daemon Tool Lite for use with Virtual Clone Drive instead. It's important that the drive is loaded properly before the program starts. I have tried ...
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Size on disk vs size? This doesn't make sense [on hold]

How can the size and size on disk be so different? I tried to post a photo but it wouldn't let me. It says in a folder I have on my laptop that 120tb for 2003 photos for size but size on disk is 108mb?...

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