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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 to understand SMART linux ext4

I initially posted this on openmediavault Community forum and never got a response. I'm hoping to get some insight on S.M.A.R.T I purchased this drive off Amazon everything seemed to work good, so I ...
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Is there any advantages of using Defraggler over Windows 10 defrag?

I wonder if the performances are the same or not. I have a program which generates a lot of fragmentation and I need to defragment these files after.
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Remove virtual drive win10

After building a PC using drives ffrom my previous system I had to ditch my E: drive due to limited SATA power subbly. Programs on and reference to E: were obviously broken. To an extend where I ...
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What is the composition of the black coating on hard drive bodies? [on hold]

What is the black coating found on hard drive bodies made of? Are there any solvents that might remove it?
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Put Win10 drive in new achritecture. Seems to run fine, is it safe?

This might be a dublicate, I am not sure. I had read that hard drive migration of the Win 10 install drive to a new machine with different hardware is possible with the retail ver sion of Win 10. I, ...
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Hard drive spins for 1-2 sec's and stops and tickling sound is audible and drive not detecting

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500gb hard drive. It was making a tickling sound so I thought it was a HDD problem and opened the drive and remove the head and put it back it shows once in Device ...
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External SSD/HDD slowed down

I have an SSD and HDD in an external USB 3.0 dock. Just a few days I had 300~ Mb/sec read/ write speed on the SSD and 65~ Mb/sec on the HDD. Now, the SSD speed dropped to 40 and HDD went down to 10. ...
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How do I measure the time taken for Samsung's Intelligent TurboWrite buffer to be empty again?

I have a 1 TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD which is Samsung's QLC NAND SSD offering. It has an SLC cache used as a buffer during writes and I observed speeds of upto 520 MB/s for up to 10 gigabytes of ...
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Do all drives need to be SAS or can one RAID array be SATA?

We have a Dell PowerEdge T330 server. This machine has 8 hard drive bays which support either SAS or SATA drives. Currently, they're all SATA. We're looking to upgrade one of the RAID arrays to SAS ...
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Is this drive still recoverable?

May I ask expert on hdds here if this status of hard drive via CrystalDisk is still recoverable? I have this HDD Toshiba MK3252gsx from an old laptop. Plug it in via a HDD reader and it just doesn't ...
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Formatting drives to NTFS ubuntu

I have been having some trouble with formatting drives to NTFS on Kubuntu Terminal. For some reason it takes a lot of CPU power and time to do this operation. I am currently doing it on an external ...
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Will all programs run the same if moved to D drive?

My D drive has 931 GB and my C drive only has 221 GB and I'm running out of space. Will it be safe to use something like AOMEI Backupper and move everything to my D drive or are there programs I must ...
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What could cause a freshly formatted ext4 partitions to have wildly different used space?

I have four ext4 partitions on a newly formatted gpt disk. Eventhough I have no files in these partitions a lot of space is used up already. Highlighted in blue is a partition that has less used ...
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What is the block size of a WDS200T2B0A/WDS200T2B0B?

Does anyone know the write block size of a Western Digital Blue SATA SSD (model numbers WDS200T2B0A or WDS200T2B0B)? I contacted WD support and they're claiming it is 512B, but most information I've ...
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How can I fix Bad Sectors on my hard disk?

The following picture is CristalDiskInfo's output. As it shows my H.D.D has a bad sector. There is 3 item in warning level that I don't know the meaning of it. Relocated Sector Count. Current ...

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