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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Incredibly bad M.2 SSD performance (HP OMEN with Samsung XP941)

I have a new laptop (HP Omen) and have just, after great trials and tribulations, installed Kubuntu on it. The install is a dualboot install along with the factory Win8.1 installation using EFI mode. ...
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Nonresponsive while copying files

I just switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.04 as my sole OS and it's pretty nice overall. But as the last time I tried using Linux I see I still have problems simply moving large files around and ...
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What are the consequences laptop running out power while GParted is running?

I was fixing my partition with GParted and it seemed to work well. But, my laptop suddenly ran out of power and I didn't realize it, then it turned off while GParted was still running which was at ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought almost one year ago). Initially it worked fine, but now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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Why are all hard drives slow on my Ubuntu system?

On my computer, which dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel 3.5) and Windows 7, the hard drive speed is very fast on Windows but very slow on Ubuntu. The slowness remains when I boot on an Ubuntu Live ...
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Shotwell: Storing part of library on external HDD

I am trying to sort out my Ubuntu photo workflow, and I wondered if anyone could offer some advice. I store my photo library on an external HDD, which is on my desk at home. I would like to be able ...
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Booting randomly changes device nodes of HDDs, problem with munin

I have an Ubuntu Server running 12.10 with an internal (Mainboard) SATA controller and an additional PCIe SATA controller and also external USB HDDs. My problem is that the links to the devices ...
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Ubuntu without a CD

I need a way to download Ubuntu without the "power to go". I don't have a DvD that is size able enough to fit Ubuntu, but I have an external hard drive or a flash drive that I can use to transfer the ...
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Is Ubuntu LVM a RAID?

I had a 4 disk LAMP system running Ubuntu 10 then upgraded to 12. The drives are managed by LVM since initial setup. Recently, one of the drive failed (the newest and largest of course, 3TB). I sent ...
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Disks utility says SMART is not supported, is there a workaround or aother way to troubleshoot?

I am using the Live USB to troubleshoot a troublesome hard drive. I want to run the self-test but as you can see in the image below that it says "SMART is not supported" and because of this I can't ...
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Recovering Thunderbird mail from HDD

I had a laptop failure running Ubuntu. Fortunately HDD was intact. I installed Ubuntu on another laptop and can see all files when I attach this HDD as USB drive. I could thus recover most of my files ...
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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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Mount External “My Passport for Mac” to VM Ubuntu 14

I am struggling trying to figure out how to mount my external mac drive to my virtual Ubuntu 14 Desktop. I am using VM Workstation 10 and have updated my Ubuntu desktop to the most current release. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and using my HDD

I have 500 GB of hard drive on my laptop and 24GB on SSD. After I install Ubuntu on the SSD, how can I make use of the hard drive? How do I make it so that only the operating system is on the SSD and ...
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Slow copy/move transfer rate on the same HD

I have a notebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and everytime I try to copy/move files (of any size) between to partitions of the same HD (both ext4) I get a transfer rate of ~ 3MB/s. What can I do? I ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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unable to install ubuntu on sata hard disk

I would like to install lubuntu in my old pc. I have a pci sata/raid from Syba sa3114 which connect 3 sata hard disk 1TB When I install and create the partition, I recive the following message: The ...
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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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How can I setup a shared second hard drive over LAN so that users have file edit permission?

I have a second hard drive setup on ubuntu. It is partitioned using ext3. I have set it up as shared over a network. When other members of our office add files to it using both Mac OSX and windows 7/8 ...
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HDD clicking when plugged in, hdparm didn't help (Lenovo L440)

I have a Lenovo L440 with DVD ROM replaced by SSD disk with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and Windows 8.1 dualboot. The problem is that under Ubuntu whenever I plug the power in (e.g. whenever it's charging) the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on seperated hard with Hdd power switch

dell inspiron 660 I5. I have two 1tb hard drives and a orico power switch that will let me select which hard drive functions. I have installed ubuntu on the 2nd drive with the windows drive not ...
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files copied in usb hard drive using rsync disappear

I use Ubuntu server 12.04 and using rsync I successfuly copied files using rsync from server to the external usb hard drive which is plugged to the server all the time. For some reasons I reinstalled ...
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Additional HD not recognized after turn on again

I put only the OS and programs in one drive. All the staff and archives goes in a different HD, when I try to work with those files after turning the machine on the next day they are not linked ...
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How to Remove Unmounted drive Folder?

I have a computer that i customized to have PATA external drive attached. These drives work normally when attached, like it is automounted and folders open. I am using Java calls to mount and unmount ...
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Dual boot drive question

I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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External hard drive error

DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending In English? All I am doing is trying to browse an external HDD (Western Digital)
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Why do I see permanent disk activity on my software raid partition (/home)

I installed Ubutu 14.04 server with this partitioning: / on an SSD /var and swap on a single SATA drive /home on a software raid1 consisting of 2 SATA drives. I switched all partitions to noatime. ...
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Error - Plasma Workspace

Once Kubuntu is open and I select the Quick Access icon>Hard Disc Device I receive this error message: Error - Plasma Workspace The desktop entry file /home/peter/Hard Disc Device is of type ...
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mount of 2 USB-3 hard disks

I got a harddisk Seagate 3TB which I plugged in and was recognized immediately. I got a second hard disk Seagete 3TB, which I cannot mount anymore. sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdc: 3000.6 GB, ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Western Digital External Hard Drive Crash: How to recover data using Ubuntu

My Western Digital 2.0 TB External Hard Drive stopped working all of a sudden. I see the light flashing but the hard drive is not being detected. So, I created a bootable Ubuntu USB drive and I tried ...
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What are these two 8.4 GB volume HDDs shown in tray, and how to access my hard disk?

I'm really new to Ubuntu 14.04, just installed it today. In the tray it shows two hard-disks, each saying "8.4 GB volume". What are those?. Also, my notebook has an internal drive of 500 GB. how can ...
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Slow read/write to harddrive after backup?

Here's the story; I decided to make a backup of some files from an internal hard drive to an external, about 100GB, at something like 5mb each. This started off fine, predicted time at 2/3 hours. ...
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Recover data from crashed mac hard-drive from Ubuntu live CD

I've seen this question already posted but it didn't work for me. I have and old iMac from mid 2007 (iMac 7,1 if I'm not wrong). I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then I made a complete ...
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Can't get Plex to find folders on External Drives

I just switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu since all I use is Firefox and Plex. Unfortunately, all my media is stored on two external drives but I can't get Plex to "see" anything on the drives. Any ...
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How ti install RockettRaid642L with Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.15. Getting reset errors

Installed a SansDigital box with a HighPoint rr642L controller. Originally I was told to go to the newest kernel, now they say no, 3.6 is as high as they go. I am on 3.15 and keeping getting the ...
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GParted very slow and stucky comparing to other softwares

I know this isn't really an Ubuntu-related question, but I don't know when to ask. I always used GParted to manage my disk and partitions. I have a 2TB external HDD, wich was parted as well: sdb1: ...
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Help fdisk 4 (near) identical 1TB drives

I have 4 drives to setup a Raid 5, but apparently they are not identical. I am not sure what steps to take next. It seems that I have (3) 512 and (1) 4096 sized drives. What should I do to format, ...
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Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have ...
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My Hard drive not detected by installer on an EEE PC 1000HE

I have a Eee PC 1000HE with a formatted clean hard drive. The installer can not see my hard drive and the partitioner is empty and there is no drives at all.
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Corrupt Harddrive opens but can't get anything off of it - btrfs

I have a corrupt harddrive which will let me see it but I can't access anything on it. I have windows 10 now but I am installing Ubantu also...Don't have any experience with Linux! Please help me ...
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how do i add a hard drive to my main partition?

I am going to make a small upgrade to my computer, one of my new components is a hard drive. I would like to know how to add this hard drive to my main partition so that when my original hard drive ...
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External HDD not being shown as an HDD

I want to install Ubuntu to an external USB connected HDD, but the HDD in question shows up as a disk drive so I can't install to it. How do I fix this? I'm now booting in with a disk of Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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My Windows 7 Hard disk drives got disappeared after installing ubuntu 15.04

I installed ubuntu 15.04 through portable usb and I lost my access to windows 7.When Finally I am able to access my window 7 then I am not able to see my hard disk drives D and E. Please tell me the ...
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Extra internal hard drive not showing after messing up

I installed Ubuntu on my 1TB internal HD instead of my SSD, I turned off my computer unplugged my 1TB internal HD, reinstalled on SSD, turned off computer and then plugged 1TB back in. Now it is not ...