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To mount an NTFS drive we can also use a disk label only. We can safely change the label from Windows or by using ntfslabel . See Constant UUID on USB install how to rename partitions? Needless to say that by using ntfslabel we can also change a drive's UUID (aka serial number). To avoid negative effects on the UUID dependent Windows file allocation we ...
The USB drive probably was mounted in /media/bapi/<name_of_drive. We can browse to the root directory (/) with selecting .. twice then select media, bapi, <name>. If it is not present there try mounting from Nautilus to be able to write on that drive. For a guide to access and recover files on a system drive from an Ubuntu live session see How ...
Interesting! There is a way to modify the UUID of ntfs partition by modifying the superblock as documented here. It says that volume serial number is the eight bytes beginning at offset 0x48 in an ntfs formatted drive/partition so, altering it will change the serial number/UUID. To reproduce it: dd if=/dev/sda# of=my_block bs=512 count=1 ghexedite2 ...
If it's a brand new hard disk that came with an enclosure: return it to the store and get a new one under warranty. If you've mounted it yourself into an enclosure, use a different USB port/cable and if that doesn't help: same solution as above.
I personally do not know about this make and mode and its capability to Ubuntu. However, in the past I have never had any issues with any of the HDD's (new and old), that I have connected to my Ubuntu systems.
In addition to @Maythux excellent answer, you can also reformat one of the hard drives as the UUID gets set at the formatting stage. What you probably have is two identically factory-formatted drives (extremely rare nowadays but not impossible)… Copy all data to one of the drives before formatting as formatting will wipe the entire drive!
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