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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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Laptop restarts/freezes during any OS installation

I'm trying to install ubuntu/deepin on my old laptop (Year - 2009). After fixing on a series of issues laptop finally booted. But now I'm not able to install any OS on it. Ubuntu freezes or restarts ...
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How can I copy Windows 7 authorization from one install to another?

A few years ago I put together a pc for my recording studio with both an HDD and an M.2 SSD. Windows 7 is the only OS in existence that is compatible with both my soundboard and recording software, ...
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If I install a clean copy of Windows 7, will it remove Bit Locker?

I have an old Laptop I had a very long time ago. When I turn on the Laptop, I am taken to the Bit Locker Encryption key. There is no way, that I am aware of, to by pass this. I do not want to data ...
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NVMe over QSFP+ to NVMe synchronized to a ZFS 7200RPM SAS array

NVMe (possibly RAID-0 if the bandwidth is available) over QSFP+ to an NVMe temporary pool, which is then synchronized to a ZFS NVMe -- then to Tier 2 7200RPM SAS array that could be 500TB. Basically,...
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How Can I Help AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition Find My Drive I Want To Migrate My OS To?

I'm trying to replace my failing SSD with a Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006). I've made sure that my motherboard is compatible and it is....
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Dual booting Linux Mint 19 and Windows 10, W10 not seeing repartioned drive

Alright, lemme explain my title so it actually makes sense. I'm dual booting LM 19 and Windows 10 on my laptop, and while everything works fine and boots up, there's a slight problem on the Windows 10 ...
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What is “launch efi shell from filesystem device” from the boot manager?

Im trying to boot my laptop from my USB Flash drive with its USB Legacy disabled and the internal Hard Drive has no Operating system (clean). After i entered the "launch efi shell from filesystem ...
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Copy Fedora 28 BTRFS from Single Drive to Motherboard RAID(1) and make bootable

I have a bootable Fedora 28 system running on a single drive (sdc), using BTRFS. I used to have F24 running on my Raid-1 mirror, now I would like to transfer the 28 to the Raid-1 mirror. The RAID-1 ...
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Hard Drive showing less Capacity

We have a 3TB Hitachi hard drive that is showing up as 746GB. It's in an enclosure (Ultimate II 3500 3.5inch dual enclosure). We have converted it to GPT, formatted it, changed the file system and ...
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How to properly ground dual PSUs for powering extra hard drives?

My project: I'm trying to build a small storage server with some old hardware I have lying around. The motherboard I am using has 4 SATA and 1 IDE connector, all of which I will be using to connect ...
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Partition holding temporary folder failed on Windows XP, how do I deal with it?

I have a Windows XP box and on boot it first complained that there was no bootable disk. After checking the power connections to the drives and they all checked out, I tried booting again and it did ...
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External HDD making clicking noise and not being recognized

I have WD Passport external HDD and yesterday, when I was transferring some photos to it, the transfer suddenly stopped. I thought nothing of it, retried a few times - nothing. So I restarted my PC ...
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Is it safe to connect different laptop hard-disks directly to the SMPS present in CPU?

I have one SMPS from which a bunch of wire come out for connecting 3 hard-disks maximum. I don't know whether it is in series or parallel connection. By looking at the wires it seems in series ...
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NEC LaVie LM750/H LAPTOP won't boot and only shows black screen with blinking line on top left of screen

Im trying to boot my laptop from a USB Flashdrive (SanDisk Cruzer Switch) so I can perform a clean installation of windows 10 pro x64 but it only shows a blank black screen and a blinking white ...
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How to copy boot sector from removable hard drive

I have an hard drive left from old computer. I bought a sata-usb cabel for this drive. In this disk I have WIn 8 but it don't want to work from usb. So I want to copy boot sector and disc "C" ...

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