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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Can I access my 2nd Hard Disk?

I've installed Ubuntu over Windows 7 on my laptop, and didn't think about the second hard disk that it had, which I want to use for storage. Now I can't find a way to access it. Is it possible to add ...
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How to check the disk activity of my hard-drive?

I had a problem in Windows 8 where my hard-drive activity was reaching 100% all the time and the system was very slow. Now I've switched to Ubuntu Gnome and want to check if this is still a problem on ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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How can i skip bad sector on my hard Drive?

I have one external hard drive which i plug to my linux machine. It causes read and write operation problems. When i check it with fdisk -l it wait for information to display for while. After few ...
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On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hard drive says i can't save stuff to my drive? [duplicate]

Looking at the Disk Utility its says DISK FAILTURE IS IMMIMENT ON THE SMART STATUS....? I still have 21 GBs left, its does say something about the swap data?
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Internal HDs that don't contain the OS aren't accessable unless I try to manually browse them

So I have 4 internal hard drives, one that contains the OS (Ubuntu 12.04), all ext4. After starting the computer up, and without having tried to access the drives (File manager, terminal etc) it seems ...
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Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...
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ubuntu12.04 disk write delays much

here is my dd test: 10240+0 records in 10240+0 records out 83886080 bytes (84 MB) copied, 0.136335 s, 615 MB/s previously I used a HDD, now using the SSD. In the Python idle or Geany, I found that ...
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Hard drive indicator is slightly flashing all the time

My laptop's hard drive indicator is slightly flashing, even when idle. How do I figure out which process is causing the hard drive activity and stop it? I believe there shouldn't be any hard drive ...
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hdparm -B of SAMSUNG HN-M500MBB

My notebook hard disk is SAMSUNG HN-M500MBB, 500G. When I set 'hdparm -B 253 /dev/sda', Load_Cycle_Count increases as 4/minute, so fast! When I set 'hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda', Load_Cycle_Count halts. ...
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Read contents of a previous Fedora hard drive

I have this Fedora 18, Spherical Cow OS which has not been very stable. So I am migrating to Ubuntu 11.10 I need to read the contents of the disk, so I can copy all my development files there. How ...
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I can't see my IDE hard drives in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu to replace my Windows system. I have 5 HDD in my pc, the main 3 Ubuntu picks up, the SATA ones, but the two connected by the IDE cables I cannot see. I am new and this is ...
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How to let ubuntu ignore a internal hard-drive when start up?

I am dual-booting Ubuntu(12.10) and Windows on different hard drives in my laptop. For battery life and noise issue, it is possible for me to ignore the Windows drive and prevent it from being ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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Why does my root filesystem keep becoming read-only?

I've lately been having an issue with my root filesystem becoming readonly. It happens some amount of time after boot. I don't know exactly when it happens, as I don't usually notice it until ...
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raid advice with SSD and two HDD

I have a new machine with one 128GB SSD and two 1TB HDD. On the SSD is the OS and my initial thought was to put the two HDD in RAID 1 for user data. After some more thought I came up with two other ...
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Whats wrong with my hard drive?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire one D225, and recently replaced my hard drive to a 60gb SSD. The first day I did, I got a kernal panic error about an I/O error to a superblock. It only ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu after remove failed data disk (system on different disk)

Our Ubuntu server has four hard disks, but we didn't make them a RAID. Yesterday, one of the disk was reported to be failing, and this disk was /dev/sdb and was mounted as /data (was used to store ...
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pros and cons for hard drive partition solutions [closed]

I just bought a new 1T hard drive to replace the dead one for my desktop. I use it mainly for number crunching, doing higher performance computations that consume lots of memory and CPU, and also read ...
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Why is `df -h` not showing the whole disk space?

I recently formatted my hdd to increase the partition size for Ubuntu. Despite the actual 170 GB free space (sda5), Ubuntu shows only 27 GB when prompted via properties. Here is my df-h output: ...
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Problem accessing second hard disk with Squeezebox server

I have recently re-purposed my old desktop PC as a 'server' running Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I want to use the machine as my primary squeezebox server in place of my HTPC MacMini (to reduce the strain on the ...
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How can I overwrite Windows 7 with Ubuntu?

Windows 7 runs unreasonably slow, so I decided to install Ubuntu instead. I clicked Install but it says that I do not have at least 4. 4GB of disk space. But my hard disk's capacity is is 320 GB. ...
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What should the total space be for 4 3TB Drives in RAID10 configuration?

I just configured 4 3TB drives in a RAID-10 configuration but the total disk space in the RAID is 4TB. I used the following guide to setup the RAID-10, RAID-10 Intall. Shouldn't the size if the ...
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How can I check how much space there is left on WUBI versus how much space it takes on my HDD?

Using 11.10 for the record. It would be easiest to do it on the Terminal.
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Repair whole NTFS filesystem

I'm searching for useful tools for repairing a whole NTFS partition / drive, not only specific files. My usecase: I'm trying to clone a netbook drive via partimage. Unfortunately the NTFS partition ...
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Unmounted disk still spins up regularly

I just added a disk, with partitions but none of them are mounted. The disk will still spin up every now and then. it goes like this: ### disk spins up hdparm -Y /dev/sdb;date /dev/sdb: issuing ...
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Enable external HD after remote reboot

Ran into this one tonight: Was on my laptop, and ssh'd into my desktop to access files on my desktop's external HD. So far, so good. However, after remotely rebooting the desktop, the external HD ...
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Importance of Swap Partition

What is the purpose of a swap partition? How do I know I have just enough swap partition? Not too much/little. My Ubuntu PC is used for typical stuff: Web (email, facebook, etc.) Some movies ...
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Hard drive overheating badly

My laptop's hard drive heats up quite badly. The regular operating range hovers around 42-44 Centigrade. It gets even worse when the screen is locked with temperatures shooting up to 50C. The casing ...