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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Hardware Failure or maybe ata driver issue?

My 14.04 system has an older WDC WD1600 ATA hard drive. I frequently see ata errors but the system seems to run just fine - not sure if it just retries and works or what. This is a link to a very ...
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Same HDD shows twice in /media folder?

Noob here... THE BACK STORY So I was working at trying to mount some secondary HDDs in fstab. Both volumes are labeled with names that have spaces. Fstab didn't like me leaving spaces in the names I ...
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Proper way to mount a hfs+ dive for read and write

So I have this drive from my old Mac Pro which contains a lot of data (about 1.5TB). I switched to a Linux box (running Ubuntu 15.10) and now I need r/w access to it. I got it working using this ...
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remove Ubuntu. install on full disk, Windows on seperate disk

First off I do like Ubuntu. However on a dual boot system Ubuntu seems to corrupt Windows file by the dozen. What I propose to do (or get done for me) is to remove Ubuntu and Windows from the ...
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Corrupted Hard drive(when connected as external hard disk) not showing up in gparted, fdisk or ls

Namaste, My hard disk corrupted 8 months back while taking a backup & so I use an external hard disk now to boot(both hard disk & external hard disk has ubuntu 12.04). I have important data in ...
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Replaced Media HDD but don't know how to remove old UUID

I'm getting a prompt at startup asking about a HDD I replaced. Honestly, I just don't know what to do without breaking Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so I present for your consideration my fstab log and my blkid ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - RAID 5 volume vs capacity discrepancies

I currently have a RAID 5 setup on an Ubuntu 14.14 RAID setup includes (3) 2TB disks. The RAID /dev/md127 is showing 4.0 TB in size. Which would be correct I believe on a RAID 5 setup with 6.0 TB in ...
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Can I resize or join these partitions to only two or three partitions?

Can I rearrange these partitions? I want only a few; only one or two. I am very new to Ubuntu and almost know nothing about it. I will be highly thankful to you.
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Mount hackintosh fusion drive in ubuntu to recover data

I followed this guide http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/12/how-to-set-up-fusion-drive-on-hackintosh.html to create a fusion drive from an SSD and a HDD to speed up the pc. Something happened to the PC ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 8.1 with ssd (30 GB) and HDD (500 GB)

I've been trying to start working with UBUNTU recently and I have trouble installing it on my Dell 15Z laptop. I tried installing dual boot using the bootable Ubuntu USB. On installation, It was not ...
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Unable to access HDD only SSD which has Ubuntu 14 loaded

Just setting up a brand new unit have loaded Ubuntu 14 on to the SSD (128GB) but I do not seem to be able to access the HDD (2TB) both drives show in the drive application but the HDD is not visible ...
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ubuntu for battery life without TLP like decrese spin of hdd

I use an ASUS X55-CA with ubuntu 14.04 and inspite of using TLP i don't find a much change in battery drain. I like to configure mine by manually tweaking like decrese spin of hdd. Disabling some ...
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Cache a (non-root) hdd which already has data on it with bcache - possible?

Could not find any recent info on this subject, so here goes! I have a small home server with 2 disks: SSD (120 gb), formatted as /ext4 which has an Ubuntu Server 15.10 install (including /home, /...
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Problems with WD external HDD

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14 on a Raspberry Pi 2. Everything works so far except for my Western Digital 1TB Pasport (External USB HDD) which is connected by a powered usb hub ( so it has enough power )...
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ubuntu won't load from HDD. How to solve it?

I had issues with my OS and so I pulled HDD out of old PC, connected it through USB to another PC and installed ubuntu. It worked fine. Now I moved the HDD over to the old PC and It won't boot. All I ...
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HD doens't turn on again after suspending

After Ubuntu suspend and I press a key or move the mousepad, the HD doenst not wake up. So I believe because que HD led doesn't blink, but the screen is on, mouse pointer is moving. How can I track ...
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Secondary HDD (4TB) does not detect in Ubuntu

I have connected 4TB HDD as secondary drive on MY PC running Ubuntu. I have tried to configure using below command and received errors. vishnu@vishnu-pc:~$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/fuseext2_0.4-1....
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Does hdparm -Y suffice to stop IO on my hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two hard drives in my laptop. The first contains my root partition and my home partition. The second one is used for backups only. I know that hard drives break down after ...
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If I have created an LVM on one server can i move it to another?

Alright, so 2 questions here really. 1) I have already created an LVM uaing only 1 disk, if i remove this disk and put it into a new server will my data be lost or can I tranfer / create the LVM ...
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“An error occurred while mounting 0” after rebuilding computer

Ubuntu Server 14.04, installed recently with no swap partition. I was running this system just fine and was ready for "final installation" - that is, putting the components in the case, removing the ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Uses 97% of Disk

I have two disks, a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the following configuration: 7GB linux-swap on SSD / on remainder of SSD /home on HDD but I got this error: There ...
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Apache/PHP cannot write to external harddrive

I have a 2 tb external harddrive that i mounted. The drive is NTFS and is mounted at /media/server/storage The problem is, i have a script on my website that uploads files to that harddrive, ...
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how to force ubuntu to use 4k sector size

last week my HDD died and i bought a new one 500 GB Toshiba HDD it supports AF ,i installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it with LVM enabled and i made it format the HDD automatically.later when the installation ...
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How do I transfer a 32 bit installation from internal to external USB HDD and install a 64 bit system on internal

I had a 32 bit ubuntu (14.04) on my macbook pro (2010) along with the MacOsX using REFit as a boot loader. My hard drive began to be too small and some of the programs I would like to use now exists ...
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MDADM Superblock can't be read - raid 1 mirror

I have a ubuntu linux box, with a raid mirror, 2x3TB using mdadm It's not the system disk, but a raid 1 mirror that contains my files. After power cut, restarted and now getting "can't read ...
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Unknown FAT for HDD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and I'm not sure how to configure computer systems yet (although I really want to learn how it all works). I'm trying to enter into my external HDD through GUI (I don't ...
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I am having trouble mounting an internal hard disk partition and another hard disk partition doesn't shows files in it

I am using Ubuntu and Windows 7 in my computer, but lately I can't access Windows 7 since it shows a disk read error. I am able to access Ubuntu, but I can't mount or access the C: drive partition ...
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Unable to boot into ubuntu/mint on 500gb Seagate SATA drive

I assure you I have searched and this is not a duplicate; after searching I am now confused that if I should post it to superuser instead. Please suggest. I am unable to boot into my computer, ...
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Can't mount external hard drive USB

It's NTFS. It's USB3. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried the following commands: sudo fdisk -l sudo fdisk -l sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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extend drive on a vm qnap?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS in my QNAP TVS-463 as a virtual machine. I had set it to 30 GB drive, but want to extend the drive to 60 GB, and I followed the steps in this guide here: ...
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Hardrive Permission

So I added a second drive for to use for back-ups. I changed the ownership, when I try to use the partition, it says that I do not have permission. Here is what mount is showing. /dev/sdb3 on /media/...
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Which HDD attribute should I trust? (SMART test)

In Ubuntu 15.10, I got different temperature for my SDD. Which one should I trust?
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Hard drive not detected in BIOS

I had dual booted Ubuntu / Win 8 in my Dell Inspiron N5110, I am not sure what started all of this, I think I ran BitBleach as root and it got hung and had to force close it. But I am not sure if ...
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not able to automatically mount HD

I'm facing a weird issue that's really driving me crazy :/ I use Samba to share some folders over my WiFi, however, whenever I reboot my machine the shared folders become un-shared. After doing some ...
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Installing Kubuntu erased drive designation

I installed an unused, formatted SSD just to install Kubuntu on it. I did manage to install Kubuntu; however, somehow in the process, the drive designation was deleted, and now my computer can't ...
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No write option in TestDisk after analysing the disk

I corrupted my partition table by accident. This is the current structure of the disk as shown by ubuntu's disk utility. So I booted my laptop with a live usb having ubuntu. I installed TestDisk and ...
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Ps2 Hdd not recognized

I'm trying to access the files on my ps2 hdd, however; I cannot access the drive because it doesn't show up. I've tried to to use devmapper but every time I try to install it, it fails. Any ideas?
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Disk Utility Error: Input/output error during write

I can't format my flash drive any more I tried different things: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32945228/usb-flash-drive-input-output-error-during-write I've also tried to scan the flash drive ...
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Hard disk partition -Root has low space

Hard disk partition in my Ubuntu 14.04 was not logical and now am getting message box saying that root has insufficient space. I have installed several lab software and am not confident enough for ...
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Windows partition drive Block on disk

Im new on ubuntu/linux OS, i've installed ubuntu on drive C: using USB, where my old windows OS installed.. after successful installation. i was trying to view/access the drive D: all my files was ...
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Is there a files system that alows you to chnge the partion size without unmounting the disk?

I am looking to have a Ubuntu setup that has a HDD and SSD. My HDD will have four or more (extended partition) that contain the /home and other mount points with the programs that come from the ...
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Cannot fsck or e2fsck to repair disk. dumpe2fs returns “Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.”

I've been dealing with this hard disk problem all day. External Seagate disk I've foolishly failed to back up still is recognized by PC but cannot be read. When I try to follow the steps here, it ...
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Unable to mount my external disk

I am unable to mount my external usb disk, here is my error message and please help me to solve this problem. Thanks. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount "/media/Anang"...
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Cannot access secondary hard drive on ubuntu 14.04

I just formatted my primary hard drive with windows 7 to install Ubuntu 14.04, I also had a secondary 1tb hard drive where i have a lot of information. After installing Ubuntu I cannot access my ...
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I've lost usable access to internal drive: i/o errors

I've lost usable access to a critical internal drive, getting i/o errors. This is not OS drive. Yesterday I was setting up a VPS and file sharing, all of which worked fine. (I don't know that this ...
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Ubuntu AND Computer not recognizing extra SATA hard disks

Just so you know, I'm going old school 9.10 Karmic on an old computer I have attached two 250GB SATA hard disks to my computer for a file server... and none of them work. The main 120GB Hard disk ...
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Unable to read data from external drive

After I've mounted external HDD drive few times I receive window with below message Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/rafal/TOSHIBA EXT: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,...
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Why I can not format Samsung NB530UB Ultrabook 16gb SSD to install Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ultrabook from Samsung model NB530UB. It has 16 Gb SSD. Here is list of harddrives: Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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External HDD won't work after using cipher/encrypting files

It's the second time with another HDD and I can't explain why it's happening this. I used gpg --cipher-algo AES256 -c file to encrypt some files directly on the external drive and after I unplug it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hd1/Hd2 Win10. I'm having some issues access to the drive with Ubuntu on it

my first post, hi all by the way, its my first edit too ;D So, i got a pc with two hard disk. One with Ubuntu, One with Windows. My problem with the first hard disk with ubuntu is that i can t walk ...