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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Encrypt external harddrive connected to regular SOHO-router?

I want to connect an external HD to my router and then use the router's built in fileserver to share this disk to my network. However, I also want the disk to be encrypted. As far as I know - but I am ...
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Can installing an old HDD as a secondary hard disk just for making backup, effect your PC?

Last night, I found my super old computer in the basement. IDK Why but I wasn't able to boot the computer from HDD itself. I was about to do something but I was a bit worried about losing all of that ...
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Are SSD speeds reported in MB/s or MiB/s?

MB = (1000)^2 bytes, MiB = (1024)^2 bytes. When benchmarking array read speed, my SSD is greatly underperforming if interpreting array sizes as Win 10 reports in "GB", which is actually (...
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Windows 10 boot error after disk partition

I attempted to create an 18 GB partition (with 64 GB unused on a 231 GB SSD) with a disk management program (AOMEI Partition Assistant). I pressed Apply which was followed by a restart, which resulted ...
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What is a writer in a mount path?

In a statement that i have come across, which is as follows: if you have a disk library with two mount paths that have five writers each, a total of ten device streams can be written to the library. ...
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Encrypted hard drive with padlock: Are they reliable? [closed]

Are encrypted external hard drives that have a padlock for typing in your password reliable for storing large .mp4 video files? And is there a specific name for encrypted hard drives that look like ...
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Is there a way to recover a bad/broken USB hard disk (not the data, just the disk)?

I have an old USB hard drive that I use to make nightly backups (using rsync). But it seems to have "broken". I am running Ubuntu Server LTS (20.04) headless, and didn't notice until I had ...
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I have cloned my SSD to an HDD because the SSD needs reformatting. Do I just clone it back once the SSD is reformatted?

I was told I needed to reformat my SSD from exFAT to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to increase its performance speed. I use it to produce music and some of my plugins were running real slow. I have ...
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Writing to USB flash drive taking forever, unable to exit program using Ctrl + C

I am trying to write an ISO to a USB drive using the following command: sudo cp -v Downloads/archlinux-2021.02.01-x86_64.iso /dev/sdb My flash drive has a blinking red light, which I believe means ...
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How to clone a partition?

I'm looking for a good and easy way to clone a partition. Surprisingly, I haven't managed to find any suitable solutions, despite this being a seemingly easy and common task. Some general requirements,...
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Enable IT mode on HP Smart Array P410i RAID card on HP DL380 Gen7 servers

I am trying to run hpsahba on a Debian VM before I try to use the tool on my Debian server. Please tell me how to permanently patch the kernel linux 5.10 I am very new to linux please help me with ...
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Advice: External Drive FileSystem for Video files attached to Ubuntu Server, but compatible with Windows?

I want to run a Plex server that will serve video files off an external hard drive. The Plex server will run on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, because I primarily work on Windows, I feel the external ...
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Installing an ISO onto a local hard drive?

I just got an old 1997 Dell Dimension XPS Pro200n and I'm trying to figure out how to install an OS on it. Unfortunately, it does not have any USB's to boot from USB, and my previous experiences with ...
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GPT disk not recognized by firmware

My motherboard is BIOSTAR H81MHv3, its BIOS/UEFI/Firmware/Whatever is Aptio Setup Utility Version 2.15.1231 Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc. I have four disks, all Seagate Hard Disk Drives:...
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PC won't boot, takes me straight to BIOS and won't show boot options

PC SPECIALIST - Vortex GT Gaming PC - Intel® Core™ i5, GTX 1650, 1 TB HDD & 256 GB SSD I bought a PC just under two months ago but it froze yesterday and I had to power it down by holding the ...

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