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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How to restrict write/read access to HDD for certain apps

I have an old secondary internal HDD installed in my desktop PC on which I primarily do backups. I noticed that while the drive is mounted it seems that the whole system's performance seems to drop ...
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Trying to Install Ubuntu 14.10 but will not boot from the hard drive

Okay, I've been at this for 3 days now. I am installing Ubuntu Via USB and I'm using the Universal USB installer and downloaded the Ubuntu 14.10 version. I tried two ways to install it to the hard ...
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How to Setup GPT for 3TB

I have a 3TB HDD that I want to run Ubuntu 14.10 server as a file server. How can I format the drive so it will work?
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Seagate HDD Error: Unable to mount and see the data inside it

While mounting my HDD on Ubuntu, it suddenly shows the following error: Unable to mount Seagate Backup Plus Drive- "DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already ...
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HDD backups are larger than physical disk size

So, I currently use Ubuntu mostly for backing up data on broken computers. Recently, though, I wanted to back up a system completely. The harddrive had 300GB of storage. I mounted the main partition ...
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What can I do with a cache SSD?

I have a Lenovo U410 with a 1TB HDD (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB) and a cache SSD (SanDisk SSD U100 24GB). I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system. I'm currently looking into the right ...
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Hard drive problem, very new to linux

I am very new at Ubuntu, actually, linux in all its entirety. I've installed Ubuntu to an old pc I had laying around so I can have something to keep myself occupied with, and I've noticed that I've ...
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ubuntu shows my partitions on the launcher but it cant find my hardrive while trying to install the OS

I formatted my (Hp Envy h8 PC series) into two partitions of fat32 500gb on a msdos boot table and changed my SATA emulation to AHCI. then turned off secure boot and enabled legacy support. Ubuntu ...
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mhddfs not working as expected

when I run df -h I get: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 74G 3.0G 67G 5% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K ...
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HDD makes tick noise every second

I just bought a SSD to replace the HDD in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3521). So I migrated the windows partition, root partition of Ubuntu, and make a bcache caching partition for /home which stays on ...
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Can't connect my external HDD to my PC

It's been quite a while that I am trying to connect my external HDD to my PC (this HDD is only for media content). I don't want to mount this HDD to my PC, I just want to view the content that has ...
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Copying files from hard drive to external hard drive, GPT Partition got in the way

I am trying to copy files off my laptop to an external hard drive because Windows is corrupt, and I need to reinstall it. I was going to use dd, but when I start the process ...
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Disks Utility Drive Settings – how does it work? (no documentation available)

The Disks Utility gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0 has a lot of neat functions, but I can not find a documentation, especially about the options at Drive Settings. There can be several like Standby Time, ...
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Why so slow, Ubuntu?

I've got a problem with Hard Drive on Ubuntu. In fact every operation on hard drive takes really long time and CPU's load is over 3.0 during this (4 cores). For example, packing files into zip file, ...
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Adding new hard drives to my pc

Currently I have Ubuntu installed on a 120gb SSD, however I also have 3 more hard drives installed in the computer, 2 x 640gb in a RAID array and a 60gb SSD What I am trying to achieve is to use the ...
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Mount Tivo Hard Drive

I would like to mount a drive from a series 2 Tivo hard drive model TCD130040 There are tools available once the drive is mounted. It is detected by both Mac and Windows operation systems I am ...
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Why can't I mount an f2fs partition on a HDD?

I want to mount a partition of a (large) HDD with an F2FS file system on it. I created a (large) primary partition on the HDD using parted, then created a file system on the partition using mkfs.f2fs. ...
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Read Internal HDD Data with USB Enclosure

Is it possible for me to put my internal HDD contain Ubuntu 14.04 into an USB enclosure and connect the USB enclosure with other Ubuntu 14.04 for transferring data from the USB enclosure?
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External Hard drive Mount-Problem

I need help with my external hard drive, I recently used it as a boot disk for my ubuntu 14.04, so now i can't access it, when i connect it, it shows that it is connected but it shows a message that ...
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Laptop Won't Recognize Working Hard Drive

The drive works. I plugged it into my brand new computer and it worked just fine. I installed Ubuntu while it was plugged into my desktop. I encrypted the OS and my home folder. After I took it out ...
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How to setup a set of disks like I want

I am very new with Linux. I have been using OS X and Windows for many, many years however. I decided to create an Ubuntu Server to handle my scalable file storage needs. I had a Buffalo Linkstation ...
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GPT PMBR size mismatch after dd clone

I am migrating my Ubuntu EFI boot system to a larger hdd. I used the command dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda I did not dismount the inputfile before copying and the outputfile was fresh unpartitioned ...
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Turn partition-less disk into partitioned

I have formatted the disk (/dev/sdb) instead of partiton(/dev/sdb1) and filled it with data. I have a remote backup of data, but no way to do a local backup, as it is 3Tb. Now my dual-boot Windows ...
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HDD usage difference [duplicate]

Strange situation I'm having here. I got notified that my HDD usage is about 75% (~200GB) but when I checked filesystem size using analyzer it shows only ~60GB. Below is a screenshot: Any idea ...
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backup compatibility

I have a PC with Windows 7 64 bit OS installed. I have backed up all data with Western Digital backup drive. Model is Passport Essential. I wish to restore this backup to other a Dell Inspiron laptop ...
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External HDD array prevents installing or running 14.04

I have a system which has the main purpose of running two RAID arrays, the drives for which are in an external array. The boot partition, linux system, and home directories are located on an internal ...
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ata driver issues in 14.04?

Is it possible that ata driver changes between 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS could make a specific hard drive model and integrated SATA motherboard controller incompatible with each other? I have 2 Western ...
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Ubuntu can't mount my NTFS external hard drive with Windows installed on it [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive with Windows 8 installed on it. Ubuntu cannot mount this drive. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb5': Operation not permittedThe NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please ...
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Monitor apps accessing HDD

I have SSD and HDD installed on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and all apps installed on SSD. But some apps are reading and/or writing data to/from HDD, so it makes OS freeze sometimes, since my HDD is ...
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Mounting hard drives problem

Why doesn't Ubuntu mount hard drives automatically when it's launching? Moreover, I cannot chmod +x to the files in the hard drives after mounting. They are formatted as NTFS. If NTFS is not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

I built a computer with Windows 7 about a year ago and I just tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a second hard drive. My Windows hard drive is 3tb and Ubuntu is 1tb. When I attempted to install Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu to a hard drive temporarily external and after that move it to internal?

I am replacing my internal hdd in my laptop with a new one. The new hdd hasn't been used before, and lshw can detect its capacity and no other information. I think of two ways. The first way: ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB HDD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive from my USB stick. So I went through a few similar questions on the website. However, I have a few special requirements. I don't want any changes ...
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Help with unmounting a drive

I'm recovering lost data off a hard drive using ddrescue and How to Recover Data Even When Hard Drive is Damaged I've got all the data transferred to my destination drive and so now its time to ...
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Unable to access/error mounting external hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have not previously had any issues using my external hard drive. The hard drive has two partitions - partition one is Linux, Ext3 (version 1.0) and partition ...
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Can detect external hard drive

I have a 14.04 laptop and it does not recognize external hard drivers. I have tried with two external hard drives, one USB and the other eSATA and when I plug them in it seems that the system does ...
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Mounting existing /home on a separate hard drive and share it with another distro [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on 1TB hard drive and would like to add a second 1TB hard drive to my PC. The latter is where /home would be mounted and the existing hard drive will be used to both run Ubuntu and ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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Is there software that can use my SSD and hard disk drive as a hybrid drive? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD. Now I have a 500 GB HDD and 256 GB SSD. Is there software that can move more used files/programs to the SSD?
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My external HD is not recognized at all [duplicate]

I was saving some docs in my HD when by accident my pc turned off. Of course, the data transfer was interrupted and since that moment I was unable to see the files in the HD. (I was using Windows 8.1) ...
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Inspiron 7537 HD beeps & HDAPS

This post is actually 2 questions, one linked to the other. First question: I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on an Inspiron 7537 bought in 2014. I'm dual booting with Windows 8.1 and one of the ...
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My laptop very slow, Is the problem with Hard Disk or RAM ( very low Timing cached reads value)

My laptop has been running very slow, I reinstalled Ubuntu and also tried Windows but didn’t find any difference. I thought this could be a problem with my HD. I tried the below tests with hdparm ...
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Is it possible to boot Ubuntu from a HDD with existing Windows Files?

I'm a little nervous, and asking a question never hurts, so what the hey. I have a 120GSSD I boot windows off of. I have another, 2TB HDD where mass files are stored. Is it possible to partition ...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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GRUB cannot find the ISO image on the hard-disk?

I have an old computer with Kubuntu version 10.10. I want to install the latest version and followed the instruction according the post Install Ubuntu from ISO image directly from hard disk of a ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize expanded storage in hard drive

I just expanded the storage of my hard drive for my Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal but I don't think the VM has realized that. I got a message saying Not enough free disk space: ...
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Repartition drive without caring what's on it

I've got a microSDHC which appears to have a broken partition table. When I plugged it in there where a lot of folders and I was able to copy some files of it. But most files had a filesize 0 and most ...
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How to delete the Windows partition and use it for Ubuntu's root?

My machine currently has Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate partitions. I want to get rid of the windows and have Ubuntu taking up the entire hard drive. How should I go about doing this?
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...