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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ubuntu 15.04 Freezes Frequently on new hard drive

I just bought a new 1TB - Seagate 7200.14 Family Drive ( ST1000DM003) - and I'm experiencing a weird behavior after installing ubuntu 15.04 and copying my files to new drive. Ubuntu started to ...
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How to install ubuntu on ssd?

I'm building my very first home server for store media (music, photo etc),documents, backup and print. Also like to access from ouside my home. My computer setup is like this; 16gb memory 256gb m2 ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS with dual boot system(other O/S windows 10). I had one hard drive and now i added another hard drive. Allocated around 840GB for Linux. In the past I just mounted ...
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My external harddisk never sleeps

Although my external HDD is running idle all the time, it never sleeps (I run it 24/7 and didn't use it for at least the last 5 days). Is there some way to handle that? It's kinda hot, as if it was ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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How can I force a format of an external HDD that Gparted and Disk Utility can't see?

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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Raid controller question “hardware RAID Array Maximum size: 2.3TB”

I am looking to get a raid controller for my ubuntu server (used as a media server with plex) I am looking to ger this http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=530 however, I am new to raid, and the ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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Hard Drive Dying

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on my older desktop. Sometimes when booting up, I get a message that "/" or "/tmp" could not be mounted, or else a disk error was detected and a disk check will start ...
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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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AM1 Kabini 5350 Sata Controller

I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer but I can't see the drives connected to the AM1 sata controller. My motherboard is a AM1H-ITX with a AM1 socket controller and a ASMedia ASM1061 ...
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How can I hide a computer's internal hard drive from a live ubuntu system on a usb stick?

After messing around with Ubuntu I figured out , after multiple attempts and a re-install or two to run a live Ubuntu 14.04 system completely on a usb stick. Problem is that I am wanting to give it to ...
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How to change permission external hard drive in ubuntu 12.04

I want to copy any file to my external hard drive. But always when I tried to do this I have next output: cp: cannot create regular file /media/NameOfCard/[file]' : Read only file system I also ...
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Is Ubuntu destroying my internal HDD?

I have an Inspiron 3521 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and it was working good. But, when using Ubuntu, I heard a lot of noise from my laptop ...
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Three Drives. First with Windows 10, Second with Ubuntu, and Third of storage. Storage Driver visible from Windows but not from Ubuntu

I'm having trouble with a 3TB hard drive. Thing is complicated, so I'll explain as detailed as I can. This computer has 3 disc drives. 1 SSD and 2 HDD. -The SSD has Windows 10 installed (Legacy Bios) ...
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Moved Windows from my HDD to my new SSD - Can't boot on Ubuntu anymore

I'm right now a bit disapointed. I recently installed a new SSD in my laptop, on which I had Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (dualboot). Both were so on my HDD: I allocated a partition to Ubuntu. The thing is ...
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What application displays disk details?

Does anyone know a software like Crystalmark where can I see all the information about my disk? Crystalmark, unfortunately, is only available for Windows.
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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How disable second disk on laptop?

I have Kubuntu on SSD (first) disk and also HDD (second, instead DVD-ROM) disk on my laptop. The second disc I use rarely. When my laptop is turned on, it does not emit any sound, but HDD peeps ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Can't detect my M.2 SSD second drive

Hello I have dell 7510 with two hard drives : SSD 512 GB & M.2 SSD 512 GB. When I want to install or just use ubuntu without install, ubuntu can't detect my second hard drive (image ubuntu), but ...
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How to avoid HDD spin up at system start? (Ubuntu from SSD)

Thanks to hdparm -B1 /dev/sdb my HDD does no longer spin up when powered up on boot. But after completing the BIOS POST messages and starting Ubuntu the HDD gets a signal over the SATA data cable and ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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Can I transfer my mdadm Software raid to a new system in case of hardware failure?

I have minimal experience with mdadm and software RAID, but I have a Dell Poweredge T110 II with two separate RAID 0 arrays, a total of two drives each array. I'm anxious that the software setup ...
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Shrink linux space to install windows

I want to install windows while I have Ubuntu, but I can't figure out how to unmount ext4 (the drive that contains linux) in order to shrink its space. Any ideas? I've been looking all around the ...
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Auto-installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should ...
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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on XPS 15 with 32GB cahce?

I should preface this by saying that I am pretty tech savvy but haven't worked with Linux a lot and am installing to become more adept at using and tweaking the operating system. The more detailed ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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How do i access my secondary HDD when I didn't shutdown windows correctly before installing (l)ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to go right into using Lunbuntu, so I just cut the power to my PC (which has a 180GB SSD main and 160GB HDD secondary) and installed Lubuntu to main drive. Everything is working fine, until I ...
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System locks up when disk I/O is saturated

When I do a large file transfer from my external USB3 hard drive to my internal hard drive (or vice versa), be it via Nautilus or via terminal, Ubuntu (Unity) will almost completely lock up. Things ...
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Not detect HDD for USB

I have a problem with detecting hdd on USB 2.0. Model Seagate ST1000LM014. Hdd is connected to JM20329 SATA Bridge. Can someone help? I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 dmesg | grep sd [ 1.689401] sd ...
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How to mount an external HDD?

I have Ubuntu Linux 12.04 version the latest right now.I want to mount an external HDD NTFS 1TB.I have followed many guides but still no success.The error I'm getting is this: Failed to read last ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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How can I check the SMART status of a drive on Ubuntu 14.04 through 15.10?

How can I check the SMART status of a drive under 14.04? I've seen Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install but it doesn't seem to apply under 14.04.
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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Harddisk spinning when plugging/unplugging laptop

Im setting power management on my linux as I'm using laptop. I found on the internet that one good software is TLP, which helps power management. I have Acer Aspire V15 Nitro which have combination of ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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How to confirm the file integrity of data recovered using TestDisk undelete?

First of all, I take full responsibility for this screw-up. On the step-by-step wiki for Undelete file from NTFS using TestDisk, the very last line after all the instructions tells you NOT to copy ...
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new drive in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I am using a new hard drive(non SSD, plain old hard drive) which is already ext4 formatted and mounted at /media/mynewdrive after following this article But i want to mount it at /opt as most of the ...
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How to add a second hard drive to an already installed Xubuntu 14.04?

I want to know how to install a second hard drive in Xubuntu 14.04. Taking in mind that I already installed Xubuntu in another hard drive. I just want to add more storage to it. Also the other hard ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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What is eating up my disk space?

I have very recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. I have been watching the available amount of memory over two days, and i noticed that the free memory goes on decreasing at a slow rate. Initially the used ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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VirtualBox: Increase Storage SATA port size

see image please. I Have UBUNTU DESKTOP installed on the computer, and I have VirtualBox with UBUNTU Server. When I created the computer I assigned about 25GB of Hard Disk and I am needing more. ...