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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Incredibly bad m.2 SSD performance

I have a new laptop (HP Omen) and have just, after great trials and tribulations, installed Kubuntu on it. The install is a dualboot install along with the factory Win8.1 installation using EFI mode. ...
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Can't change vm.dirty_ratio with /etc/sysctl.conf

I recently bought an 120GB SSD drive and I wanted to tweak my OS for it. I found some tutorial to do that and I followed it, but I've found some problems. I wanted to change vm.dirty_ratio value to ...
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Moving Linux from USB drive to internal sata drive

I presently am running WinXP from my primary internal SATA drive, and Ubuntu 14.04 from an external USB drive. I have installed a new internal SATA secondary hard drive. Is it possible to MOVE or COPY ...
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Dualbooting Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 on SSD with Data HDD

here's the deal My system currently has a 128gig SSD and a 2TB HDD. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 on the SSD and using the HDD as a data drive for most of my games/programs/data/video etc I'm ...
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My second hard drive isn't found

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 256GB Sandisk SSD, but I can't find my 1TB Western Digital that I have installed as well. It is recognized in the bios. cat /proc/partitions major minor ...
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my ubuntu installer doesn't see my hdd.

I have an old PC (dell optiplex gx 620, p4, 2gb ram, 160 gb hdd). I want to install the ubuntu 14.01 lts 32bit from a live dvd, but the installer doesn't see my hard drive. On the hdd is a windows 7 ...
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New HDD blocked in CDFS format [on hold]

HI I got a Western Digital Green Desktop 1TO for xmas and tried to install your ubuntu on it I am using XP pro on another drive, it never would go through with the instalation, I have spent hours ...
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Not given Windows Boot Manager option

Hello I have a minor problem that I cannot find a fix for. I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives with no problem running with an extra Hard drive for storing. The problem is that on ...
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SMART status: failure imminent - file system unknown and inaccessible

I am currently trying to back up data from a hard drive which is about to fail, according to SMART. So I hooked the disk up to my SATA USB adapter and sure enough windows wouldn't recognize the ...
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Best place(mount folder) to keep media files on hard drive

I would like to keep all my Movies and TVShow files in two separate folders and keep them on a separate partition/drive. Also integrating theme with XBMC. ALso having flexibility to remove the extra ...
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How do I add this extra partition to my installed Ubuntu system?

I started installing Ubuntu by watching a video tutorial about doing a disk partition installation, for that, inside windows' 7 own disk partitioning tool. After a defrag I cut 100gb that I pretended ...
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How To Format A Hard Drive To NTFS On Ubuntu 14.04

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop(up to date) and I want to switch to windows 7 X64 home premium. When I launch the windows disk and I try to rewrite the hard drive to install ...
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VMWare Shared Folder, host resources

I have a SSD running a ubuntu virtual machine. Shared folders is set up to a folder on another hard drive. Ubuntu constantly, 24/7 writes data to this shared folder. As SSD have a limited write ...
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How can I copy files from my external drive onto one of my partitions?

I would like to mention that I am completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I wanted to reinstall window 7 on my laptop but someone suggested Ubuntu since it's free, faster and safer. I let ...
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Second hard drive not detected after wake from sleep

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and think I have a pretty good understanding of how it works but I haven't used these sites much so I hope my terminology is correct when asking questions about this stuff. ...
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Permissions on a messed up OS X hard drive

I'm trying to help a mate recover some files from a failed hard drive from his Macbook Pro. This drive is only recognized using Ubuntu/Linux. I can go to his user folder open that but when I click on ...
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How do I fix this hard drive?

I recently bought a 2TB WD Black hard drive and installed it in an enclosure to use as media storage for my Micca Spect media player. The installation went well and I booted into Ubuntu (14.04 LTS ...
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Hard drive working fine on Ubuntu but not in Windows 8 [on hold]

I was doing some write operation on my hard disk but due to sudden electricity failure, it stopped in between and that file got corrupted. I cannot even cd to that folder where I was writing my file. ...
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How can my computer move information this fast?

So, I've got a 500gb 7200 rpm HDD that I'm transferring files to, to manually make a backup. But, the thing is, I'm moving them from a 750gb 7200 rpm hdd, and I don't see how I'm getting these write ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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HDD Partitioning on Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I tired to partition HDD but i could not. I used gparted and disk utility, and still I am unable to partition my HDD. I have 500gbp HDD. I used Disk ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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Recovering lost space due to PhotoRec

I accidentally deleted a important folder, and attempted to use testdisk (photorec) to recover the files. However, it kept taking longer and longer so I stopped it. It created 18 folders in home, ...
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Ubuntu can't read hard drive after booting in windows 8

I have a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows 8 system. My secondary hard drive I keep all my data, and I booted into windows, changed one file, shut down, booted back into Ubuntu, and now I can't access ...
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eSata “HotPlugged” Drive Not Recognized

So, I have an Optiplex 780 with esata on the back. Under windows, I'm able to hotplug any ol' hard drive using my Thermaltake eSata USB Docking Station. As soon as I plug in the eSata cable, it spins ...
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What is the best way to scan a hard drive/check health in Ubuntu?

I did a search beforehand and I don't think a similar question has been asked before. I have two hard disk drives - a 1TB Seagate and a 1TB Western Digital. My Seagate drive crashed a while back and ...
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No such device grub rescue, tried many solution

I have tried to bootrepair, which gave me error this: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda1 grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a HardDisk of 500GB and 350GB are used: WIch is the best ...
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Oscillating disk performance

I recently upgraded my server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. It used to run flawlessly for 2+ years, perfect in every way, but now I'm getting massive dropouts in the media streaming it provides. So ...
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Already dual booting windows and ubuntu but want to install latest ubuntu on another hard drive [duplicate]

so currently I'm already dual booting windows and ubuntu. I've bought a new hard drive where I want to install the latest ubuntu but I want to keep my current setup whilst I make the transition to my ...
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Input/output error on mounted usb disk

I have an external usb disk mounted to my machine, and everything works fine for hours or days, but eventually I cannot access the disk anymore. When I try to list the mounted directory, I get ls: ...
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how to check system config, that helps to buy new HDD

My laptop is 4-5yrs old with Core2Duo CPU. HDD is heating lot so probably going to brick. so which configuration i should check that will help me to know "Which HDD's are compatible with my laptop". ...
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Saving corrupted hard drive

Okay, here is the situation. Knowing for a few months now there was an issue with my hard drive, I ignored it. Problem was from power outages, was getting the error on boot, over rode the setting in ...
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Hard Drive Partition and Mount issue

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 seems everything is okay ( I believe ) but when I checked with the hard drive partition, it is not the way I want. I have two hard drive 500GB and 1TB. During the ...
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Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock after clonezilla image restoration

Recently, I tried to restore a clonezilla backup of my usb harddisk as the previous one crashed. The old disk is 320GB (about 100Gb in use) and the new one is 1TB It seems the the image is restored ...
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I have Ubuntu desktop installed and trying to set up Plex I want to put the media on a separate drive this is where I'm having trouble [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed, I originally only had an SSD to install the OS on, now I want to add 1 and later 2-3 more regular HDDs. I am not sure if I did the first try right, I connected it and ...
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how to remove windows if already combined with ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu next to windows how would I go about getting windows removed without deleting my ubuntu?
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How do I recover data from a Hard disk which is not recognised properly?

My windows won't start and in the windows repair my hard disk is not recognised. To retrieve my important info from hard disk, I have booted the PC in ubuntu with a UBS pendrive. I could see my hard ...
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How can I correct logical bad sectors in HDD in Ubuntu?

During boot time I found that my hard disk had logical errors in different sectors. I did my research and ran this command: sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda1 > bad-blocks-result This command created ...
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Mounting Extra Hard Disk in Ubuntu

I have bought a new 1TB hard disk and formatted in ext4 file system type and attached to my CPU(Already having a HD with Ubuntu installed). Following the answer given here, I tried mounting the ...
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Affecting HDD spindown time in Windows from Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Y50-70, the hard disk of which works fine in Ubuntu (well, the HDD does not spin down at all, but that's not a problem for me as I usually use it on AC). But in Windows, the hard disk ...
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Hard drive lock or bad drive?

I received a laptop that didn't have a charger or OS. It would try booting from the Hard Drive but it would through "Disk read error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. The bios was locked with a ...
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Strange USB Hard Drive Behavior

I'm currently experiencing strange behavior when using a new external usb hard drive that I believe that the behavior is related to a mount issue, a file system issue or actual hardware failure. It ...
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How do you mount a hard drive in RW mode?

I have an external HD that, when plugged in, is accessible at: /media/myusername/79039342-7793-4990-9eae-95ef3d4a9331. I figured out it's the drive called /dev/sdb (with a single partition in it ...
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Problem using mmls while recovering data from image

I am trying to recover some data using this tutorial. I managed to make an image file called rec and now I need to use the command $ mmls rec -b But it gives me this error: mmls: option requires ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS On Other HDD

Please Help Me Hello and Good Evening, 1st... I had a Computer With 80 GB SATA HDD. So I recently Upgrade to ubuntu 14.4LTS. But Somehow My PC is Going to be Shutdown. 2nd I bought a New Computer ...
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After my Disc partition, when i try to open my C: disc i get this message. Help please! [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/santiago/7E460D8D460D46FD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" ...
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How to partition bootable drive

I have installed Ubuntu in my computer and there is only one drive in my whole hard disk(only one drive which is bootable one ).I want to partition my hard disk in several drives without using live CD ...
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Unallocated space as unused space

I am using Windows 7 with a total of 500 GB hard drive space(distributed equally in the three drives ie. C drive, D drive and E drive and a 100MB system drive). I have nearly 150 GB unallocated space ...