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Questions tagged [hard-drive]

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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Install Ubuntu on an External HDD and use it on my mac

I want to install Ubuntu on my external hard drive and boot it up on my mac using startup manager. I have read lots of tutorials but I still couldn't understand how to make it work. Here's what I have ...
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Setup ubuntu 18.04 repository on hard drive

I have installed xubuntu 18.04 in my laptop. I have copied the repositories of ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop's hard drive. How can I set my ubuntu system to access this repository on my hard drive? How ...
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Accidentally installed LiriOS onto my Hard Drive [on hold]

I made a silly mistake. I was trying to create a LiriOS live USB for a friend with Unetbootin, and I accidentally selected the wrong drive. This drive happened to be my Hard Drive. Anyways, thankfully ...
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Ubuntu Installer can't find any HDDs

I recently bought a Dell Poweredge r610, and I created a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu Server. It was bought used, and I do not know if someone had already installed some other OS on it. When I ...
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How to exclude slow disk sectors region from usage without splitting the partition?

THE PROBLEM I have an old HDD that I use for torrents. I don't care about data safety. It has a lot of slow and/or bad blocks in a couple of regions. I. e. it is fast in some parts and is slow/...
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Unable to mount External hardisk

Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/fctbth/TOSHIBA EXT 2: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/fctbth/TOSHIBA EXT 2"' exited with non-...
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Help figuring out what's taking up disk space

I've tried a number of different ways of tracking down what's using the space on my SSD drive. I apologize in advance as I don't totally understand Linux and filesystems. I have three drives. The SSD ...
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How to properly configure the SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage drive for Centos 7.5 [closed]

I'm gonna installing centos 7.5 on my laptop lenovo Y50, where I'm having two hard drive. first is SSD which i want to boot from it and the second is HDD which i want to use it for storage. I don't ...
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formatting secondary hard drive

So, I have a computer with two hard drives. One of them has windows installed, and on the other one I installed Ubuntu and set is as my primary. Now I'm trying to format the one with windows so that I ...
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Why emulate SCSI to use SATA?

When I run lshw on my laptop with SATA disk on Ubuntu 18 I see for my disk: *-scsi:1 physical id: 2 logical name: scsi2 capabilities: emulated *-disk ...
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grsync run time problem

UBUNTU 16.04 I started "Grsync" 3 days ago, on a 500+ GB back up. It's still running! The file list does change, but very slowly! I bought a Seagate Back Up Plus Hub, it's formatted NTFS. It's been ...
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Can't change permissions of a drive in an external hard disk?

I have to say I have never had problems with changing permissions before this, but I have just freshly installed 18.04 and for whatever reason I can't change my permissions on any file within the ...
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Program stopped working and system complains about low disk space [on hold]

I'm kind of new with Ubuntu... I ran df -h --total to see what's going on with my system but I'm not sure if I see anything standing out or maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for with all the ...
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unable to view/access HDD

Last night I installed 18.04 on a new computer with a 250GB SSD at sda and a 6TB HDD at sdb. I formatted the SSD as 35MB EFI, 3.1GB for /boot. 133GB for /home, 72GB as /, 38GB as /var. The HDD ...
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I'm thinking of using btrfs but I have few questions

Does btrfs make multiple devices appear as one device? (eg. Would 2 3TB and an 8TB drive appear as a single 14TB volume) Assuming btrfs mkes multiple devices appear as a single device, how would it ...
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Unable to access an ext4 partition on external HD

I'm in trouble with a large 4 TB drive, which passes SMART Test and whose partitioning is as follows : fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors Units: ...
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Why is Ubuntu 18.10 running slower than Windows 10? [closed]

Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on a secondary drive from my Windows 10 installation. So far, I've noticed that it runs significantly slower than Windows 10 does. For example, on Windows 10, I ...
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Checking the whole disk health from Linux, including the Windows partitions

I have both Ubuntu and Windows installed. I was using Windows today and suddenly it crashed, so I rebooted and got a Reboot and select proper Boot Device message. I rebooted and finally got to ...
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USB Drive mount problem

I have installed Ubuntu Server on a small PC box with only one SATA port and 3 USB3 ports. The Os is installed on the SATA drive, that was initially identified as /dev/sda Now I've attached another ...
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Unable to start the system after plugging a formatted ext4 4TB USB3 disk drive

I have an Ubuntu Server 18.04 with only a snap of NextCloud installed. I have added today a 4TB Hard Disk, I've created a unique partition with gdisk with a GPT partition table and then formatted ...
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Ubuntu's Bad HDD management - freezes when running browser + Jetbrains IDE

I am having a hard time with ubuntu's HDD management and its reactions to high HDD usage from applications. I have a 2TB Lenovo IdeaPad 320 with an i7 8th generation processor and 8GB Of RAM DDR4. ...
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Cannot Get Windows Shares To Work Via Samba On Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 And New Drive; Cannot Change Owner

I have a file server running 1TB HDD (sdb) with a single partition and two directories shared via Samba that are accessible by our Windows, Mac and Ubuntu computers. This setup works perfectly. I ...
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Move ubutnu partition to another drive and resize?

So somehow, the Ubuntu installer messed up and my Ubuntu partition is now 50GB and on /dev/sdc. I want it to be the 230GB free space on /dev/sda. I'm a bit worried about this since I don't want to ...
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print_req_error: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 882159520

After some time I came back to my esxi server where my ubuntu nas is hosted and clicked to see the terminal window and found several messages like the one in the title for random sectors on random ...
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“Warning, had trouble writing out superblocks” when creating partition. Is my disk FUBAR?

I am using Gparted to create partitions in order to set up a RAID5 between 4x4TB drives. I managed to set up 3 of the drives using gparted with no problem, but I have had a lot of issues with this ...
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S.M.A.R.T. prevents HDD disk going into Standby

I use the Disks application (preinstaled in Ubuntu 18.04) to configure standby timeout of my HDD disk. By using the Drive settings... -> Standby menu I've configured Standby Timeout to 15min. The disk ...
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Setting permissions in disk partitions

I am new to Linux in general and am presently using Ubuntu 16.04 distro. Recently, I have been fiddling around with disk partitioning with the aim of putting all my documents on HDD disk and keep all ...
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Partition on hard drive after installing Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu by selecting the option 'Erase disk and Install Ubuntu'. Now I want to make partition by resizing the 500 GB hard disk into another 2 partitions only for store random data (one ...
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Filesystem corruption on shutdown/reboot

I have a system which dual boots between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.10. This system contains an SSD (both OSes are there) a couple of internal disks, one of which is formatted in NTFS and the other one ...
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Drive fails to boot about half the time

I recently replaced my CMOS battery and my ram and have run into a strange problem. I am using a single m.2 drive to boot 18.04 and around half the time when I boot my computer it hard locks and I get ...
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Second HDD not recognized

I had this issue which was previously fixed by editing the etc/fstab file and adding the entry UUID=DRIVE_UUID MOUNT_POINT FILESYSTEM ARGUMENTS 0 1. I did a clean install of OS and now the problem ...
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how to mount WD Mybook Studio II?

Hello I have 2TB WD Mybook Studio II, formated NTFS. I need it to use on Windows and on Linux and I need to store files bigger than 4GB. sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: LABEL="2TERRA USB2" UUID="...
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Can't access SMART on an external HDD from gnome-disk-utility

I have a 2TB HDD connected by USB (WD Elements 25A2 (1014)) that I use to store my photos and as a Plex server on Ubuntu 16.04. I have been noticing it unmounting overnight recently for no particular ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD if I have a computer with no OS and also HDD [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Ubuntu installation: I've bought a new computer which has no OS and has a 512GB SDD and 512GB HDD. I want to have Ubuntu as the only OS in this computer and I want it ...
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Secondary SSD with data files, programs not able to Read/Write from this disk

I migrated my W10 laptop (Asus Zenbook UX310ua) to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, everything works in terms of driver support. But I'm having issues reading/writing from the files I had on a secondary SSD from ...
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Trouble booting to Windows when 2nd drive attached with Ubuntu server

I've look high and low at similar questions but I've not been able to find any answer that matches my situation. Here goes. Dell Inspiron 530: (Old machine but still usable for learning purposes). ...
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Cannot create folders on external hdd drive although in the directory and owner

I don't know what happened, but I all of a sudden cannot write to my external drive anymore. It first said that $sudo touch Data_Files touch: cannot touch 'Data_Files': Read-only file system When I ...
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Second HDD not recognized until clicked

As an example, whenever I try to download something on the hard drive, my pc wont even recognize having a second HDD plugged in until I go to Files and click on the hard drive in "Other Locations"
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How to ensure RAID1 is set during format and installation of 18.04 server on HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 and how to switch between the RAID1 when needed?

I am given a HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 that I intend to install ubuntu 18.04 headless server edition on. I was told ( but I am not sure how to confirm ) that this server has 2 pieces of 1TB harddisk. I ...
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Can't create partition table on SSD

This happens on Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu_18.04_Server + LXDE and Orange Pi Prime (arm64 architecture) using Armbian_5.59 (built on Debian_stretch_server + LXDE). I have a 240 GB SSD drive ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 takes lots of cpu for every copying procedure

I have worked with ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 18.04 (x64) on my laptop and I had the same problem in each one of them. The problem is copying takes CPU and it takes a lot of it. It doesn't matter the ...
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Load_Cycle_Count has risen (temporarily)

I´m using a WD Elements 25A2 harddrive as my system-HDD. Over a year ago I learned about the problem of high Load_Cycle_Count with certain WD-HDDs. I fixed it by using hdparm sudo hdparm -B 254 /...
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Cannot copy files in Seagate portable Hard disks (Ownership problem)

I have recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus portable hard disk (2TB), I am mostly using it in Ubuntu system hence I formatted it with the following command sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb where /dev/sdb ...
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Upgrde HDD to SSD [duplicate]

My laptop is running Ubunto V18. I would like to replace the HDD with an SSD. What is the best way to clone my HDD to the SSD. PC Clone works well on MAC. Is there a similar product for Ubuntu?
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How can I change the settings of read only pendrive?

pm@pm-desktop:~$ sudo lsblk -f NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT sdb └─sdb1 ntfs ...
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Internal SATA Data drive is suddenly Unallocated. Recovery or Partition?

It is hard to describe my problem when so many issues are involved, so let me start with the issue I need help with first. Links to pre-existing posts are MOST welcome. A SATA internal hard drive, ...
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Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary - cli methods

I have followed the procedures in other AskUbuntu question, however, it did not solve my issue. I have a 6T hard drive with the following info: Disk /dev/sdb: 6001.2 GB, 6001175126016 bytes 255 heads,...
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wifi driver problem in asus vivobook X405u

lspci -vnn Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter [10ec:b822] iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. need the PCI.ID and the ...
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Help figuring the issue with this external hard drive

I am trying to mount a HFS+ device on Ubuntu Live, did install hfsprogs, but the device refuses to show up as /dev/sd* so I ran $ sudo lsusb Bus 002 Device 009: ID 1058:0748 Western Digital ...
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Very slow HDD on completly new acer predator helios 500?

Two days ago I bought a new Acer predator helios 500, with 256 SSD and 2tb HDD. I installed Ubuntu 18.04, did some tweaks for wifi drivers and Nvidia GTX 1070 with insecure boot and secure boot on ...