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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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Issues cloning MacOS drive into smaller one

I am trying to move my OS X install to a smaller disk because I plan to move to another OS, but this is taking much longer than planned so I hope someone can help me here. The SSD that now holds OS X ...
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Is “compress OS Drive” worth it on SSD?

My SSD is running out of disk space, and I see that "Compress your OS drive" is suggested as a means to save some disk space. My questions: I'm not sure whether there are any performance penalty ...
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Hard Disk Appear, Disappear and Reappear?

I just bought a brand new 8TB hard drive yesterday. I connected it directly to my motherboard, and ran gdisk to re-partitioned and created ext4 (mkfs.ext4). I saw it in my file manager, and I ...
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Hard disk put in External HDD casing does not contain one of the drives

My laptop recently died from a burnt motherboard and I got a new one, bought an external case for the hdd and started transferring stuff. The issue is that the (now) external hdd only contains my ...
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access denied / execute permission denied on new external harddrive on windows 10

i got new wd 4tb external hard drive for windows 10. i formatted it and create multiple partitions ( had to use admin privilege in diskmgmt. ) everytime install software from internet, i am forced to ...
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Multiple disk partition Windows 10

My laptop(Dell Inspiron series) has multiple partition and one them is image partition which is 11 GB (which has only 200MB free) and another DELLSUPPORT which is 1.11 GB (which has only 487MB free). ...
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Why Link Aggregation does not have a positive impact on the maximum transfer speed?

I have the following setup: A Synology DiskStation DS418 on which I used Seagate Skyhawk hard disks and then Kingston UV500 SSDs. An ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 wireless router with support for Link ...
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Unable to Detect Size of Brand new Hard Disk

I just purchased a 8TB hard drive today. I just put it in my USB enclosure. fdisk -l did see the device: Disk /dev/sdc: 1404.5 GB, 1404493455360 bytes, 2743151280 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 ...
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Is the boot sector really just the beginning of a drive?

First, I am assuming that drives and/or partitions have a linear address from start to finish. This must be the case, or else programs like dd would not be able to function as a copying mechanism. Is ...
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Stuck at Asus Logo

My laptop model is Asus p2540uv. It has Fedora 29 as my primary OS alongside with Linux Mint and Windows 10. I was using Fedora(I wasn't upgrading system at that moment) and suddenly the screen ...
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CentOS - Cannot install because there is no space on disk

I want to install CentOS and I already have Windows 10 installed. So I made some space As you can see on picture there is free space and the disk is basic not Windows Dynamic. And now when I go to ...
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Can't format my 16 gb USB Drive

I've tried to put a mac os dmg file with win32diskimager and it gave me an error, I can't remember the error but since then the USB drive it shows me: There is no media in the device (0 bytes). I've ...
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Computer takes 30-35 min to boot after storage resizing

My system drive had around 300 MB left, so I installed a partition management software called MiniTool and then went on to shift storage from the E drive to the D drive and then to the C drive. I ...
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Recovering files from old internal disk without windows authentication [duplicate]

So I have an old hard drive which ran Windows XP. The rest of the computer was scraped. I can't recall the login password for the user on that hard drive. I want to recover files from this hard drive. ...
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WD My Passport Ultra recovery & deep format

Accidentally I formatted my WD hard disc before saving all the necessary files that I need. Now I am trying to recover them using Recuva (by CCleaner developers). It will take day or two but when I ...

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