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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Extremely slow hard drive problem

I'm pretty new to linux and my research doesn't find a solution for my specific problem. I don't believe I understand the whole situation well enough to know what to search for exactly so please ...
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How to get my raspberry pi to recognize my Ext4 formatted HDD

I'm trying to get my raspberry pi to function as a media center. Pretty much everything is working fine, but I can't seem to get it to recognize my ext4 formatted 1TB HDD. Whenever I go to ...
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Moving to an SSD

I'm moving from a 1tb HDD to a 500gb SSD. On the HDD I have a 600gb partition for Windows and a 400gb partition for Ubuntu. On the SSD I have a 150gb partition for Windows, and a 350gb partition for ...
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Backup - Backup to external drive is backing up that drive itself

I have little knowledge of Linux. I have a backup set to run everyday for the following folders: /home and / root. I have folders to ignore: Trash; ~/Downloads; /media/jsp/ScreenPlay [backup drive]. ...
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how to download youtube channel with more than 12,000 videos to external hard drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to download a youtube channel containing 12,676 to my external hard drive all thru the terminal. i run ubuntu 15 on my lenovo y50
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Issues mounting external FAT32 HDD in 14.04

I've looked through previous threads, as well as google, but haven't been able to find a working solution yet. I'm trying to connect an external HDD to my pc. I'm running ubuntu from a live USB, and ...
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Problems with docked hardrive. What's going on and how do I fix it?

I have an encrypted drive that I'm trying to copy my files across. I have cryptsetup installed and the passcode available. When I'm trying to mount the drive I'm getting the error: "Unable to mount ...
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mounting external exfat drive

trying to mount an external samsung 1TB HD formatted ExFat It works r/w on OSX and Windows 7. This is a fresh install on an old Dell Dimension 3000 with 70 gig HD and probably 512 ram. running ...
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“unable to mount location ”while click on my 750gb hdd linux mint

I cannot enter in my hard drive in mint Linux. whenever I click on my hard drive icon in computer, it shows the error message : unable to mount location, please help me.
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I cant open my HDD. please help [duplicate]

here is the error. Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/carloowwww/7CF83630F835E8D2: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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I have SATA 3 but get only 3 Gb/s?

Here's the output of dmesg | grep SATA: [ 1.244456] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: AHCI 0001.0300 32 slots 6 ports 6 Gbps 0x11 impl SATA mode [ 1.256512] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xc0817000 port ...
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Hard drive life time shortening bug

I am big fan of Ubuntu and using that on my desktop. I bought a new laptop and planning to use Ubuntu on it. I saw an article in 2007 saying about hard drive bug when laptop uses advanced power ...
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Hard Disk seems that doesn't auto mounted [duplicate]

First things first ! Please don't shout me, I am totally new on Linux, thus inexperienced, so please be patient with me :) Starting by saying I have installed the Ubuntu 15.04, and my computer has ...
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Unable to mount internal hard drive on startup. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced a secondary internal hard drive that died. The new one worked for several days and then suddenly I got an 'unable to mount hard drive' message when booting up. I wasn't able to ...
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How to recover an .ods file from a specific (missing) folder on a damaged hard disk

I store my work files on an external hard disk. I back up frecuently, and luckily I had to travel so the new files were saved in a laptop, so now there is only 1 or 2 files still missing, not ...
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How to use external hard drive for server storage? [duplicate]

Ok, so I am a n00b. Keep that in mind. My Ubuntu computer is running an Apache2 server for basic web hosting and file transfer. If I wanted to use an external hard drive for it, how would I go about ...
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smartctl shows hard disk problem

I face a problem concerning my hard disk drive. I have a Lenovo laptop z710 and I get an error message about bad sectors. I have re-installed several distros in case it is a bug, but the problem ...
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access external HDD to all user ubuntu

I have a machine running on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version. I need to connect a external HDD to the machine and have it setup such a way that all the available users -standard/administrator- could have ...
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smartctl gives errors on my new Hitachi 2TB SATA drive. Is it really a bad disk, or what else could it be?

I replaced an older 1 TB SATA drive in my Dell GX620 minitower (BIOS level A07) with a new Hitachi 2TB 7200rpm SATA drive with 64MB cache. I tried a lot of things to clone the old drive to the new, ...
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Ext4 to Ext4 file copy slows down whole system

When I try to copy big file/files >= 10 GB, my whole system slows down. Applications take long time to open. Even I can't type smoothly, video player starts frame drop. But everything goes normal ...
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The CRC for the main partition and back up partition table are invalid

I've been having problems with my HDD since I tried dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. When I was installing from the ubuntu installer I was receiving "input/output error during write on ...
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Understanding hard drive space

I am trying to understand how to see the total size of my hard drive & how much is left. It was recommended on various searches to use the command below df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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How to set up Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to backup an ext4 file system?

I just bought me a Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to back up data from my laptop running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried unison file synchronizer, but I got errors Failed to set ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on external HDD with Windows 8.1 UEFI

I recently bought a new laptop, Lenovo Essential B50-70 MCC39MB Azerty, and I had an external HDD lying around with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I thought it would be nice if I could use this HDD whenever I ...
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Created 5th hard partition [duplicate]

I have an hard disk with 4 primary partitions used to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, but I have 300 GB of unallocated space. How can I use it?
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Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready or present [duplicate]

Sometimes when I start my Ubuntu it says The disk drive for /tmp is yet not ready or present.Why am I getting such errors? And how to solve it?
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External Hard Drive Repeatedly Connecting

My external hard drive (Seagate 2 TB) keeps disconnecting momentarily and reconnecting. Since it causes nautilus to open each time it reconnects, leaving my computer on overnight has caused system ...
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Automatically eject HDD on suspend and re-mount on resume? (14.04)

I have an external Seagate HDD (/dev/sdb) with 2 partitions connected to my media center (Acer 3820TG laptop running 14.04) and it keeps the computer from suspending. Since I want my media center to ...
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A phantom partition after formatting hdd twice.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/EPlb1.png Help me out, guys! I wanted to try out kubuntu 15.04 and I didn't like it, so I formatted my hdd (whole) and installed ubuntu - now I have a phantom partition which ...
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Elementary OS on portable hard drive wont work [closed]

I Recently downloaded Elementary OS (Linux) onto a 1TB external hard drive (Seagate slim). Firstly I created a Live USB using 'Unetbootin' and a 32GB sandisk usb stick. I then plugged the hard drive ...
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do I still have to defrag my NTFS drive

so I know that my primary ext SSD doesn't need to be defragmented, but I have a storage HDD that is formatted as NTFS. Does this drive still need to be defragged? If so, what programs would you ...
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Installation Error - The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14 LTS on my external 1TB HDD, but I'm getting an error when I press "Install Now". Error Message My Partitions (Don't have enough reputation to post images) These are ...
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USB hard drive automatically turning back on after I turn it off

I have a SeaGate 1.5TB external travel USB HDD that I have movies and things stored on. When I'm done with it, I press "Safely Remove Drive" in Nautilus, and it turns off, then after a second or two, ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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Acronis Extended Capacity Disk

I have a Western Digital Black 4 TB Hard Drive in my PC running Windows 8.1. To get past my PC's 2 TB limit I have used Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to gain access to hard drive space beyond the ...
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Cannot read/write files from ubuntu hard drive plugged into another computer

Recently I tried to install the fglrx (AMD) graphics driver on my computer running Ubuntu 14.10. Long story short, it didn't work, and I messed up my computer pretty badly. Then I fixed it, and tried ...
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boots into initramfs ubuntu 14.04.2

First of all here are some explanations: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX301L around September 2014. At the time I removed Windows and installed the boot, swap, root(/) and a backup partitions ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of RAM. There are two drives: a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). I looked ...
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How do I remove raid make all three disks in my system separate and stand-alone without reinstalling?

I bought 3 solid state drives. I installed Windows 7 on one drive. I installed the 14:04 boot sector on this drive also. I wanted the second solid state drive to be stand-alone with the rest of ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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Hard drives not showing in nautilaus

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 server and after finding Samba to be unworkable with a single Windows 7 Pc in my home network, I purged Samba from my system and now i can only see 3 of my 5 Hard drives in ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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How to reuse a drive in which windows was installed before

I was using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. I just uninstalled windows completely. Windows was in sda2 (type:ext3). Now I can't use this drive (it's empty and not writeable). How I can use ...
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How do I mount my new 3TB hard drive?

I just bought a new Western Digital hard drive (3tb) off Amazon, which the reviews suggested I could use with Ubuntu as a secondary drive. sudo fdisk -l gives me: Disk /dev/sdc: 3000.6 GB, ...
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QEMU/KVM Physical Hard Drive

i need help to write a guest system (QEMU/KVM) on a physical disk. Actually i use a IMG File to installing my guest system with this command in my script: -drive ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from External HDD

My laptop has Windows 8.1 64-bit and since I have few space on my SSD, I wanted to install ubuntu in an external HDD. From the UEFI settings I disabled the safety boot, fast boot and so on, and I set ...
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recover filesystem from nuked hard drive

OK, I'll admit it, it was a dumb thing to do. I was using dd to copy a disk image onto an SD card for a Raspberry PI, but managed to copy the image onto /dev/sda instead of /dev/sdc. Problem now is, ...
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How to recover data from a thrice formatted HDD?

So, long story short... My brother wanted to play the pc technician and went on and formatted our main computer. I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a ext4 partition running there, hoping he wouldnt be so eager ...
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I have installed Ubuntu, but want to re-install windows Vista [duplicate]

I have found my experience of Ubuntu too demanding, and want to re-install Windows Vista. However, the installation disc says I need NTFS. When I then click the reformat option, I get an Error Message ...