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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External Solid State Hard Disk is not recognized in a time

My problem iS: I have Ubuntu 15.04, when I connect an hdd (solid state) it is recognized, but only for a time, 1hr, etc, but after a time then is not more recognized, it is hide from my pc, and it ...
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Unable to mount hard disk even after disabling fast boot

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 preview build. I have two hard disks, one on which Ubuntu and Windows are installed and the other containing all the data. I am not able to ...
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ubuntu wont acces 1 TB hdd

I cannot acces my 1 TB hdd and keep getting this message : Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb2: Command-line `mount "/media/Big_Data"' exited with non-zero exit status 12: NTFS signature ...
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Unable to Mount External USB SSD

I bought a 1TB external USB SSD (Shadow). I want to copy files from an old disk and use it with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 7 (so NTFS). But it won't automount. The internal drive is SSD as well and ...
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Formatting Hard Disk Drives

I've just installed the OS on a SSD with no other hdd's connected. I've just attached an extra 5 HDD's which were previously running in a RAID volume on Windows. I want to wipe the hard drives and use ...
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Problem with booting

I have next problem. I had PC with two hard drives. First one (sda) was with WinXP, second one (sdb) - with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I took second hard disk and installed it in another PC (it has the same ...
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How to download ubuntu to harddisk?

My USB ports are not working, cannot use DVD nor flash. How to install ubuntu directly to HD?
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Encrypted Install of Ubuntu on a SSD and SSD Support for Encryption / Performance

I am looking to purchase a SSD to use as the primary drive on my computer, with the goal of installing Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) with an encrypted hard drive install for security purposes. There's a ...
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Additional hard and flash drives not detected/mounted automatically in bookmarks/computer

I restored a copy of my Ubuntu partitions that was made yesterday. Everything is OK, except that I cannot see my additional hard drives from the launcher (they were showing when the disk image was ...
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How do I change my boot drive from disk to the hard drive?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 on an old ASUS K-50 with 489 GB of hard disk space, however, when I attempt to install updates I get this answer: Not enough free disk space. Updates require 74.9 MB ...
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Cannot perform SMART data and Self-Test on external hard drive

Right now my external drive does not has any errors but I just want to check manually to make sure. As seen from image below, the option for SMART data and Self-Test is greyed out. Also see the ...
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Why is cp -ax /media/hdd /media/ssd creating a hhd folder in media/ssd instead of copying files there?

I am using liveCD to clone the file system from one drive (hdd) to an ssd (I am trying to migrate my system to use SSD) I mounted /dev/sdb1 (my former hdd) to /media/hdd I mounted /dev/sda1 (my ...
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Is it possible to access to the files from a hard disk connected as external?

Is it possible to access to the files from a hard disk connected as external? I mean, without logging in. Im scared about someone at work to take out the hard disk from my computer, then make a copy, ...
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Clone single partition to empty disk

I would like to clone a single partition off of my current HDD to a newer, larger SSHD. The partition that I would like to clone is running Linux Mint 17.1. Using a bootable Clonezilla USB, I have ...
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Partitioning advice with SSD/HDD combination

I'm building a PC with a 128GB SSD and a 4TB HDD. I want to move my media collection from smaller external HDDs (NTFS) back into my PC (ext4). There's two formatting options and I tend to prefer the ...
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Install from ISO image on the same hard drive

I am working with the assumption I have a computer with a single hard drive, no USB connectivity and no access to external disks (no optical, diskette or network drives). No PXE either, of course. ...
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Using failed hard drive as storage [closed]

Situation: Hard drive failed to boot could not be fixed with my level of knowledge Action I took : Bought new Hard drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (had a copy handy) on it. I then used "Nautilus" ...
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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, ...