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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BIOS doesn't recognize internal HDD connected through a SATA to USB adapter

Family member moved away and gifted me an old computer of theirs. I took it apart for spare parts. I removed the internal HDD (3,5 inch) from the tower. The HDD has a Windows 10 install on it and is ...
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Hibernation doesn’t work when it is booted from external SSD drive

I have an external SSD drive connected to my laptop through a USB C port. I can start Windows flawlessly from the SSD. Windows was installed when the laptop was directly connected to the motherboard ...
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Hard drive raw and aftermath

My hard drive was working fine, when all of a sudden I couldn't open my hard drive at all. I looked at the disk section and it appeared my hard drive had become raw and inaccessible. So I restarted my ...
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Creating a hidden password protected volume on an external harddrive [closed]

I have a Samsung External HDD and it got a portable software inside of it called "Secret Zone" (Belongs to Samsung) which you able to split amount of storage you want and protect with ...
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Can a power outage cause bad sectors on an HDD?

I've tried the Google-verse and can't find the specific answer I need. A friend of mine asked me to look at her laptop which only boots to a non-responsive desktop after a power issue. I booted to a ...
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Hard drive shows as "uninitialized" in my NAS (Linux) but is fine in Windows7

My NAS (QNAP) has had issues with seeing / not seeing 2nd disk of the RAID which I have located to a dodgy SATA cable. I have replaced the cable and the disk appears to be fine and recognized etc but ...
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Is there any way to fix undeleted files? [duplicate]

I accidently formatted a hard drive and then I used a recovery software to undelete the files. I managed to get most of the files back, they're all with their respective sizes and folder structure, ...
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fix showing DiskPart has encountered an error: The device is not ready. See the System Event Log for more information

I am trying to make a internal hdd to a external hard dive. I have a usb to sata cable. when i try to connect the disk management shows Disk 1 unknown not initialized and a popup massage the device is ...
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Fix Segate's SeaTools' bad GUI scaling on Gnome desktop?

I am using Gnome 42.3 and 200% display scaling (4K screen). I have some Seagate disks, so I guess I have to use SeaTools to check/fix disk errors (is there any alternative tool?). The problem is that ...
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Recover an NTFS filesystem accidentally over-formatted with FAT - getting the filesystem back?

I accidentally FAT formatted a NTFS partition, and now it shows up as an empty FAT-partition. I'm thinking much should be recoverable, since AFAIK NTFS puts much of the important stuff towards the ...
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Hot Swapped Hard Drives in Windows, Now Windows Reports the Drive as RAW

I have a quick release hard drive bay in my W10 PC so I can easily swap hard drives. When swapping them out, Windows will never seem to recognize the new replacement hdd. I have to open Computer ...
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Weird interposer cable for Alienware 18 HDDs. How can I use my HDDs on a normal PC?

Sooo I'm trying to recover my HDDs from my fried Alienware 18 laptop. Since my warranty expired the manufacturer has disowned me and has been absolutely no help. I took the computer apart and pulled ...
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HDD not detected by mainboard anymore, checked cables, checked hdd functionality - all work well, but the HDD is not detected

I've exchanged my power supply and reconnected all of my SATA-drives. Now all drives are detected by the mainboard, but one - of course I checked all cables, and I use working cables and a working ...
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Transferring data between two hard drives fluctuates between fast and slow

I'm trying to copy about 1TB of data (data split up in, on average, 1GB files) from one 4TB Seagate Barracuda to another 4TB Seagate barracuda using rsync. I have rsync showing the transfer speeds ...
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Why does rsync give different output between rsyncing to a USB flash drive versus a hard disk?

How come rsync gives different outputs when there are no files for rsync to transfer, meaning (xfr#0) with rsync from hard disk to hard disk versus rsync from USB flash drive to hard disk? Using: ...
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