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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I lost my raid…(it won't load)

After plugging in an extra drive I lost my raid drives. In the drives GUI it shows all of the raid drives as connected but when I go to start the raid it says: /dev/md/Storage assembled from 1 ...
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Add SCSI drive support in Ubuntu

I need to attach an old SCSI drive (HP Model ST373454LW, 73 GB) to an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I'm attaching the drive through the forensic bridge UltraBay II. While the bridge recognizes the SCSI drive ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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1 SSD windows, 1 SSD ext4, 1 NTFS Data mutual Drive?

I am trying to use a mutual Data hard drive (NTFS) to run my files between both windows and linux. I am new to linux and having trouble with identifying the 3rd HD, which is NTFS. On the sidebar, ...
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Ubuntu/Gparted won't show all my hard drive capacity

My Asus Laptop's main, internal hard drive has a total 621.4 GB of space, however, Gparted is only showing a total of 332.06 GB of total data space among my partitions. Its pretty much telling me ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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PC no longer boots after partitioning second hard disk

I have a PC with two identical disks. Initially I completely ignored the second disk (/dev/sda), setting up the full system on the first one (/dev/sda). I got as far as a fully operational system. ...
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System hangs, mountall fails

I'm really new to Ubuntu, Please excuse me if my question sounds stupid (also my bad English). To save disk space, I had formatted my windows installation, and somehow I was able to install Ubuntu ...
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Unable to Access my Hard Disks

I'm new to Ubuntu and still figuring out the whole OS. Tried accessing my hard drives and this is what keeps showing up! Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/hellzvenom/WORKDESK: Command-line `mount ...
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Drive unmounts when I try to scan it for viruses

I have an old hard drive from a friend that I'm trying to get data off of to transfer to a new computer. First, thought, I wanted to scan it for viruses. So I connected it to my Lubuntu computer with ...
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How to use SD card as primary drive without corrupting superblock?

I have a netbook which I would like to use with a Linux-based distro. The hard drive has been replaced with a SD to SATA Converter Adapter so that I can run everything off of an SD card similar to a ...
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P2V Failed (Error message attached)

I want to convert physical Ubuntu 12.04 to a virtual server using VMware converter 5.5.2 you can see in the following image the hard disk settings for the physical server in the conversion wizard ...
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accessing hard drive - have been trying for days

I have spent days reading everything I came across in the attempt to Access files from my internal hard drive on a Windows 7 Computer that no longer works. I don't know what the Problem is. I ...
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Managing rights to Hard drives

I have a 500 GB HDD divided in to five partitions and an 3TB HD. Ubuntu is installed one of the partitions on 500 GB HDD. I updated my Ubuntu from Ver 11 to Ver 14 but after that I lost permissions ...
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how do i setup raid on my harddrives

yes hello I have 5 2tb hard drives in my computer I use it to record TV as a DVR for my TV one 2tb section has Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I would like to use all the hard drives for TV show. how do I do this ...
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format/build raid 5 with one 4k drive, three 512b

I have 4 WD 1TB drives which I want to 4x1TB Raid5. I am not sure what course of action to take next. How do I configure my 4th drive (sde) to align with the rest? Will this affect performance? I ...
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How to use multiple Hard drives in Ubuntu linux?

I have a desktop computer and in it there are two hard drives, one SSD and one HDD. I use the SSD for boot that works fine but I want to use the HDD for my files how can I do that. Thanks
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How to disable file indexing in Lubuntu 14.04?

I use Lubuntu on an old XP laptop, and it works like a charm. In XP I was able to turn off indexing of the hard disk and it would increase performance a bit and I found out how to do it Ubuntu as well ...
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External hard drive [closed]

I have an internal hard drive that was a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to use it as an external hard drive, but if I mount it using ubuntu machine I can see different folders ...
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Very slow write access to SSD disks on some Asus P8Z77 motherboards

I have Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard, that ran Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) just perfectly, but recently I've tried to install Mint 17 and noticed abysmal write performance. Write speed on SSD disk ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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How to install Ubuntu on 2 internal hard drives?

My computer has two internal hard drives: sda is 80gb and sdb is 500gb. I want to install Ubuntu on both drives with system files on sda and home directory on sdb. I need step by step instructions.
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How do you Image Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 installations for restoration?

I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu and then create an image that I can use to restore the system to a clean state after I've tested the installation and use of an app within Ubuntu. But all I'm ...
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Is there a way to back up a whole hard disk (which holds the OS) and use it for a reinstall?

I've built my own system and the ssd i'm using has failed twice already. It's always been during boot up and it just says operating system missing. I've checked and made sure that it was definitely ...
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ntfs mount problem + ntfsfix problem

I install ubuntu and now my windows can't boot and ubuntu too! ubuntu error message is same to this! and windows error is "A disk read error occurred" I cant install windows but windows 7 ...
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Trying to mount drive /dev/sdc: TYPE=“nvidia_raid_member”

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 this weekend. Here is my setup: 128GB SSD = Win7 128GB SSD = Ubuntu 14.04 500GB Seagate Barracuda = Files, music, photos, etc For some reason the SSD with Win7 is ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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Error creating partition

I am trying to create a new partition in a free slot of an hard drive using the Gnome Disk utility (on 14.04). I always get the message below: Error creating partition on /dev/sda: Command-line ...
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I can't open my hard drives [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu two days ago along with windows 8 but I found two problems the first is that ubuntu give me an error when I try to open any of the hard drives rather than the one which I installed ...
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Unable to mount My Passport 1TB hardisk in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I attach my harddisk, it gives the following message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/gunnar/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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I can't access an external hard drive (it has Windows 8) through my USB cable

I know this problem can be solved by restarting with Windows 8 in an normal mode, but I don't have Windows 8 any more. I'm trying to rescue the files that I had on a laptop on which the motherboard ...
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“Safely remove” doesn't seem to spin down the external hard drive

I have a USB HDD attached to the computer, and I've noticed that, when using "Safely remove" from the launcher, the drive continues producing noise and its LED is on continually. However, if I first ...
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Recovery of formatted hard drive!

i had accidentally erase everything option while switching to ubuntu. can you please help me to tell me how recover that drive please as there are many important documents and photos. please if i can ...
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Does system encryption encrypt /home if it is on a separate HDD?

This question is similar but it seems to deal with a /home partition on same drive as / partition so not sure if answer would be the same as setup I am proposing. I am hoping to set up my new laptop ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user 4

I boot the computer from Ubuntu live usb hdd and created two new ext4 partitions by moving space from main hdd with gparted partition editor. but finally after rebooting I tired to move and create ...
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Use CapsLock/FnLock LED as HDD LED

My Samsung np370r4v notebook doesn't come with a built-in HDD indicator LED. My Fn-Lock or Caps-Lock LEDs are pretty much unused (I don't really need them). Is there any way to make either of them ...
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HDD shutting down?

I've got an SSD where Ubuntu (the newest, fully updated, 64bit) is installed. Additionally I've got an HDD where I store some things e.g. steam games or images for VirtualBox. If I start Steam or ...
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Installing Ubuntu across multiple hard drives

I am building a new PC and I want to only have Ubuntu on it. It has two hard drives, one being a 180gb ssd drive and the other a 2tb hdd. I want to use this system mainly for work(software ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Drive failure in Raid1. Can't replace

I have a software raid1 and mdadm emailed me that a drive failed. Following steps I found online, I marked as failed and removed the drive from the raid. I replaced the drive with an exact make and ...
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ubuntu Installation does Not detect second hard drive

I Have 2 sata Hard drives 1 TB and a 500 GB i created another partition on 500gb hard drive but in ubuntu installation i cant see the partition i made only the hard drive and detects it like this : ...
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External hard drive + Google drive (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Besides of default hard drive, I got also external hard drive on which I would like to install Google Drive. How can I do it? I've read Is there a Google Drive ...
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Installing a Hard Drive to access existing files

All I want to do is get access to a hard drive to remove the files but the drive is not recognised by Ubuntu. I have no idea of what version but I have just downloaded the OS from what was stated as ...
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How strong is a HDD [closed]

I got a new hdd, I ended up scratching it (my case has alot of holes that are sharp) I'm not sure if i messed up anything, do you guys think it damaged the outlet? What does the outlet do anyway? I ...
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cp fails to copy with errors “cp: error reading 'file': Input/output error” and "cp: failed to extend 'file': Input/output error

I'm a user of Oracle Virtualbox on Ubuntu. And I used to copy vdi files as a kind of backup. Previously I did this (copying vdi file and then copying it back) many times without any problem. But ...
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How to securely erase solid state drive in netbook running ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to sell (or donate) my HP Mini 1000 netbook, but I am concerned about identity theft and securing personal information with the transition to a new user. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The ...
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How to remove stale hard drive entries from Cairo dock 'Shortcuts' desklet?

The machine is running Ubuntu 14.04 after multiple distribution upgrades during last 4 years. I use XFCE but also have KDE installed and have had some other desktop environments installed in the past. ...
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RAID 0 Superblock recovery?

Cool, I have a Synology Diskstation 212j, with 2x3TB drives in RAID 0 (I know, I know, I was very naive; never had a drive failure before). About a month back the volume crashed, I recovered the ...
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MAC Hard Drive in Ubuntu

How to mount a MAC OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) Hard Drive in Ubuntu? I use this HD as Time machine for my mac book backup, also I have some other files in it. But when I connected to my Dell ...