Questions about hard drives, configuring and formatting them. Hard drives typically provide stateful memory storage for computers, and are the primary location for the operating system and user files.

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Loading of applications in ubuntu freeze my system for a while

I have a very powerful ubuntu system with core i3 4370 processor and it works very fast, but it seems it's bottleneck is in harddrive. This log review loading of my hard drive when I try to open ...
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Identify failed drive from RAID 5 NAS

I have a NAS with 4 drives setup in RAID 5. It recently started making a lot of noise (not good) but I couldn't figure out how to get the NAS system (iomega storcentre) to tell me which drive was ...
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What is .Trash-0 and why does it act up every so often?

I noticed that despite deleting several large files from my hard drive my hard drive space wasn't opening up any, and remembered that every once in a while that .Trash-0 folder (no .Trash-1000 in my ...
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Replaced hard drive in a Windows 7 machine, Will not boot Ubuntu

Just picked up an Acer Aspire x1301 to refurbish. It came with no hard drive and origionally had Windows 7 home premium on it when it shipped. The goal with this piece is to load Ubuntu on this ...
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How to Bring HARD rive icons on the Launcher?

I Migrated fro Windows 7. I Partioned my Hard Disk (250 GB). I am not able to access all the Partitions simultaneously like I used to do in Windows. Please tell what should be done to get the ...
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ZFS with existing data on 1 HDD

I'm thinking about adding a ZFS Raid-5 to my Ubuntu Server (Home use only). Currently, I have 2 HDD, 1 is 120GB for OS and the other is 4TB for download and torrent. I will purchase an addition HDD ...
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Copy all files from my old hard drive to my new one

I'm changing my old hard drive (500GB full) with a new one (1TB). I use it to backup all my files, so I just need the best way to copy all files from old one to new one, but I don't want to use the ...
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WD Passport Not Detected On Any Computer

I have had a WD My Passport drive for a while, and today it just stopped working. I have looked around and nothing seems to solve the problem. When I plug the drive in, dmesg says this: ...
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Difference in copying files recursively from a drive using rsync

I've used the command below to copy files from Windows drive to an external HDD, using the command: rsync -azv --progress --exclude "/Windows" --exclude "/Program Files" --exclude "Program Files ...
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Can't add space to my Ubuntu partition

I have free space on the disk but I can't add that space to the ubuntu partition, gparted doesn't let me resize the ubuntu partition at all. I'm running the livecd 14.04 LTS, my ubuntu version is ...
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Help! One of my raid partitions has disappeared

First time posting but I can't solve this by my self, so pleas help me. I have a problem, I can't access one of my partitions. I have three 2 TB disks that are running "hardware/intel software ...
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Kubuntu 14 and a very old hardrive [migrated]

I recently installed Kubuntu on a very old hardrive (its 10 years old at least). It installed ok, but when I started the computer, I heard the hardrive making loud noises- sounds most like the ...
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Can't read 2TB Hard Disk , don't exist dispositive.

I have a new 2TB external USB HardDisk, and I can't open or format it. I'm gotting diferent kind of errors, for example: If i execute: sudo mount -a /dev/sdb sudo mount -a /dev/sdb1 The response ...
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Storing files and folders inside 'C:/Users/UserProfile' and accessing from Ubuntu from second hard drive [duplicate]

Windows8.1 is pre-installed in a 500GB HDD and then also installed Ubuntu14.04 in the second 256GB SSD for dual booting. Since planning to use Ubuntu as main OS, I want to store files in the larger ...
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Mistakenly encrypted partition while installing Ubuntu

My friend has tried to install Ubuntu on her USB (with live-usb) and used LMV encryption for the USB. Right now, it is not possible to load Windows normally. It seems she mistakenly encrypt her ...
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Moving to ssd: do a fresh install; or is “dd” of old hdd “good enough”?

our generous management considers handing out SSDs to replace the HDDs in our laptops. I am told that SSDs will have the same size as the HDDs; so I am now wondering: should I simply use "dd" to ...
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Slow startup every other boot, and can't access internal HDDs

I'm running 15.04 on a 250GB Samsung SSD. I have two HDD's (1 TB and 2 TB). I experience problems every other boot. Initially the system will boot lightning fast and my drives are immediately ...
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Is This The Right Way To Change Drives Using Terminal?

Well I am a newbie in Linux world. Everyday learning by working. I use dual booting and in one drive Windows 7 is installed and in another drive Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed. My first O/S was windows ...
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Moving / from SSD to HDD

My current installation of Ubuntu 14.04 is done partly on a SSD and a HDD. The file systems /home/ and /usr/share are on the HDD and the rest is on the SSD. But I am running out of space on the SSD ...
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How to tune HDD read cache? or alternative view on WD Green problem

Setup WD Green HDDs have a feature of parking themselves after 8 sec of inactivity. The timeout can be changed. My portable PC has WD Green HDD as well as another SSD. I have Ubuntu on SSD and use HDD ...
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Failure to Mount HDD after computer froze transfering files

Originally I had to use GPartedPariationEditor(and possibly some other steps) to even get my HDD to mount on Ubuntu. My HDD has been working fine but when I was doing a large transfer of files to ...
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Disable automounting of hard disks on ubuntu live

I have an ubuntu live USB. When I try to boot it on a computer with a SATA hard disk, it automounts the hard disk and that would seem to corrupt the windows 7 installation which is on the hard disk. ...
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Slow raid5 resync with WD Green drives

The Question Why is my initial resync so slow? Initially cat /proc/mdstat reported ~ 30000K/sec. I then increased /sys/block/md0/md/stripe_cache_size from 256 to 16384. That increased the speed to ...
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Pointing Local Folders in Kubuntu 15.04 Kmail to email messages stored on local Hard drive

I have Kmail messages stored in different folders on my local Hard drive. I would like to set up the Local Folders in the Kmail application of Kubuntu 15.04 so that it displays the messages stored on ...
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How to Mount secondary HDD for Virtual Box in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and I love it but I’m having one minor problem installing my VBox. See I'm running the Host OS on a 128GB SDD and and a 1TB HDD for storage. I have an additional 500GB HDD That I'm ...
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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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After Cloning my 80gb hdd to a 1tb hdd, ubunutu reads it as the 80gb. [duplicate]

The 80gb is not in the computer. How do I make it read and use the full tb?
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Ubuntu 14.04 not recognizing my 2nd SATA HDD

I just built a media server running ubuntu desktop 14.04.This is my first ubuntu experience, so bear with me. I have two 3 TB HDD's connected to the motherboard/PSU, but I just noticed that only one ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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Recovering Data from TOSHIBA MK4026GAX (0201)?

I have an Old TOSHIBA MK4026GAX (0201) that I have not used since 2009 and I have my pictures, videos and etc on it. I have tried to figure out whats wrong using dmesg and here is the output: [ ...
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How to recover an HDD after using it for SWAP

Last night I was working on my linux box using a CFD solver where I needed more than the 16 GB RAM that I already have installed. So I took one of my external HDDs (total of 360G capacity with about ...
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PC not working, Windows to Ubuntu [closed]

I have a custom PC with Windows on it. Sometimes it just is way too slow, I tried different version, a different HDD, reinstalling, nothing works. Then someone told me to try installing Ubuntu, if it ...
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After forcing shutdown during early startup, POST takes super long, and other problems

I recently tried Wake On Lan with my new phone and after it worked, used the power button to shut it down. This was after the POST beep. That was not a good idea... now, POST takes very long to ...
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Testdisk can't/won't recognise hard disk

After moving a number of hard drives from an Ubuntu desktop to dedicated Ubuntu server, I'm finding it hard to get Ubuntu server to recognise one of the drives. It's a 4tb WD green which was formatted ...
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suspended HDD spins up before system suspend

I'm booting Ubuntu 14.10 from the SSD ("sdb") in my notebook. As a second drive I have an HDD ("sda") which is kept on standby via entry in /etc/hdparm.conf: /dev/sda { poweron_standby = on ...
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How can I Mount Drive in Unsafe State? Operation not Permitted

I have a drive that is starting to fail. I'm using Ubuntu to try and recover files. Right now I am running into issues. I know the files are there as yesterday, on a boot usb, I managed to mount ...
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SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]

Ive been using my ubuntu 14.4 system for awhile now.Its just Ubuntu,i havent installed it along any other os.learning as I go. Ive been doing allot of updating removing and downloading. So much so ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a hard disk portable?

How can I install Ubuntu (14.10) portable on a hard disk/ssd and use it on multiple computers. Should be compatible with all BIOS versions (uefi etc.) And it should not be the live version of Ubuntu ...
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Noisy HDD in Ubuntu

I have dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04. I found that in Ubuntu in many cases,my HDD is noisy and my computer is freezing and really slow especially when I'm using JetBrains products (CLion, ...
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how to retrieve files when there is a problem with how the HDD treats the computer?

i have a problem with my SEAGATE EXPANSION PACK 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE(HDD). At first, it wasnt recognizable by the PC. Then we discovered that the pin was stuck so we fixed it and now it can ...
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Upgrade, unable to boot [closed]

I've just done a regular upgrade on my system. I restarted my computer and Ubuntu won't load. All I've got is a small blue window that says HDD has been blocked by the current security ...
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Ubuntu installation takes the whole hard disk space, leaving no space for other partitions to be created

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (now upgraded to 14.10) from a pen-drive. Accidentally, I chose the whole of my hard disk space as the installation space - even formatting (or deleting, I can't remember) ...
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Recovering Files from 2nd HDD on a Ubuntu Server

Been Long time, Ok So I have a Ubuntu 12 Server with 2 HDD's 1st HDD is Holding the OS and the 2nd HDD is Holding the Data. The users suddenly complained that there are no documents in the Share ...
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how to find hard drive brand name or model?

I am using xubuntu 14.04. I need to know the manufacturer name of the internal hard drive or similar information. For example when using windows we can see the manufacturer information of the hard ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

Ok, I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB; What I'm intending to do is have a fresh ubuntu installation on my SSD along with a spinning hard drive I previously owned. I read through a lot of ...
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Installing Ubuntu On a Seperate HDD

I was wondering if I could install ubuntu on a 500GB HDD while there are already 2 other HDDs in RAID 0 with windows 8 installed. Any help is appreciated.
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Fix corrupted mSATA boot drive

I was given an disk image for an embedded device. I connect the mSATA drive through a USB 3 enclosure. I did sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb instead of sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb1. This ...
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I have a computer running Ubuntu and I have a mac os x snow leopard disk, can I dual boot them on 1 hd?

I would really like to be able to dual boot Ubuntu and mac os x snow leopard on the same computer. Is it possible? and if so, HOW? Thanks James
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...