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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Mounting NTFS drives previous in NAS

I have 2x 3TB hard drives that were previously in a Buffalo NAS and formatted in NTFS. I want to get rid of the NAS and move the drives into an Ubuntu machine, but I'm having trouble mounting. Steps I'...
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ICY BOX IB-3810U3 10-Bay External - Compatibility

Could anyone confirm whether ICY BOX IB-3810U3 10-Bay External SINGLE System for 10x SATA 3.5" I/II/III HDD with external USB 3.0 interface and UASP support works with Ubuntu (or even any other ...
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I cant seem to see my internal hd via my running installation on my ext hd

How/Can I see/view/repair my Internal HDD from my current, up and running External HDD (20.04)... Ubuntu 20.04 running on my ext drive cannot seem to see my internal drive(s). The installation on the ...
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Why internal hard-disk is showing twice? Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

When I run sudo fdisk -l command, it's shows my internal hard-disk twice (sda2 & sda5). What could be the reason?. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. Please tell me, if I need to share output of any other ...
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Formated drives instantly 87.8% full

probably again a very noob question but again I cannot for the life of me find any information out there on this. I have 2 HDD linked to my raid card via sas cable and they were out of the box new. I ...
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Multiple HDD's, Single volume, Windows to Ubuntu issues

I replaced Windows 10 with Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer's SSD. I have 2 additional HDD's (a 1TB & a 2TB) that I set up in windows as a single volume. I get I/O errors for only some files from the ...
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Cannot eject hdd from files tab even when forced through cmd

Hi all Im very new to linux and have just bult my first linux based computer and having some issues with my internal storage hdds. I have one 18tb seagate connected to my adeptec pcie card via sas, ...
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Reuse Ubuntu Partition from internal HDD, which is connected to another PC as external HDD

I had internal HDD connected to my pc with dual boot on it (Windows 7 + Ubuntu). Then, I bough new SDD, installed Windows 10. Now, I have connected HDD with SATA to USB enclosure (Transcend StoreJet 2....
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Seagate IronWolf drive periodic clicking sound under Ubuntu 20.04

I have three new Seagate IronWolf Pro HDDs. They are working fine: I can write and read from them They are passing all the tests The one issue I have is a worrying sound they emit when idle. The ...
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Partitioning a drive in Ubuntu for use in a USB dock on a windows system

I am having some issues with a 5TB internal drive I am trying to use on my windows Laptop (attached Via USB in a HDD Docking station). at first It was having issues detecting the whole drive So I have ...
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New machine: 256GB PCIe for OS + 2TB SATA SSD for home, or 2TB PCIe for OS+home together

I'm setting up a new desktop (i7 10700) that originally came with a 256GB PCIe disk and 3 SATA ports. Not sure if it's better to install the Ubuntu OS on that disk, and add another disk for my home ...
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encrypted space problem in my system storage

I am using double boot in my PC , so whenever i switch on my Ubuntu system my windows is off , but i cant acccess my file that was present in windows , Ubuntu have limited space , please suggest me ...
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Upgrade SSD 1TB to 2TB: pv, vg, lv, and fdisk OK. df says no change

I'm upgrading a 20.04 server SSD from 1TB to 2TB. The transfer went fine but I seem to be stuck at the last step trying to get the new space to appear. pvdisplay, vgdisplay, lvdisplay, and fdisk all ...
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How to delete a partition for a dual-boot Ubuntu 20.04?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my PC with dual boot alongside Windows 10. However, I noticed that there are two partitions for Windows 10 when I start my PC. Screenshot of Start Screen How ...
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Disk Image (made from DD) is Corrupted

Recently I made a complete backup of my computer (the entire /dev/sdb drive), which had Windows 7 on it (along with Lenovo Recovery & some other partitions), using a Ubuntu Live USB (21.04), on a ...
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Just 200 GB of my 1TB Disk can be found on Ubuntu Server 20.04

Recently; I did my first steps concerning Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server. For other Problems, there were good ways of trobleshooting but in this case I found nothing. I installed Ubuntu Server on an old PC ...
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Hard drive not showing a partition or any files after Windows install on another drive, it correctly shows only 34GB/TB available though

I used to have two drives in my all Ubuntu computer, a 500GB NVME drive that I used for the OS and software and a second 2TB HDD that was to store larger files and backups. I added a third drive and ...
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Can't mount my external hard drive, PC is showing unknown error but it work properly with my TV

fdisk -l output fdisk: cannot open /dev/loop0: Permission denied fdisk: cannot open /dev/loop1: Permission denied fdisk: cannot open /dev/loop2: Permission denied fdisk: cannot open /dev/loop3: ...
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When i enter ls /dev/ | grep sd shows Empty output

I was trying to mount my external hard drive disk connected on USB port. I wanted to try to mount with : sudo fdisk -l sudo mount /dev/sd** /mnt But I didn't see my hard drive on the list so I try to ...
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How to select drive to format

I found these instructions (below) so I can convert my ext4 file system in ubuntu to fat32. I have formatted the second harddrive (sdb) as ext4 but now I want to change it. The instructions that ...
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Help writing a Bash script for intelligently moving files from one SSD to multiple HDDs

I’m new to Ubuntu and looking to write a script that does the following: I have an ssd (ssd0) and six HDDs (hdd1-6). Files are coming into the SSD and need to be moved to the hdds as fast as possible ...
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I am receiving blk_update_request: critical medium error, dev sdb, sector. What does it mean and what can I do to avoid it?

This is the error shown after I shutdown: I am new at using linux, and I am currently using Ubuntu 20.04. I use Ubuntu via a external HDD(WD 1TB). The HDD is two years old. Recently this error has ...
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Ubuntu running slow: buying another storage device for HP Zbook Studio G3 to create some extra memory

I am new to Ubuntu Linux and for my full-year project, I just installed version 20.04 on my computer alongside Windows in dual-boot mode, which I need for ROS. However, I have faced many problems so ...
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usb - Ubuntu 18.04.3 doesn't recognize WD external hard drive on TOSHIBA SATTELITE

erik@erik-SATELLITE-C70D-B:~$ dmesg | tail -n 10 [28631.854016] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD 10EAVS External 1.75 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 [28631.856857] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 ...
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ubuntu 20.04 login loop after adding HDD

I have had ubuntu 20.04 running for ages and there have been few issues. Today I tried to add a new HDD to my system and it goes into a login loop. I remove the SATA cable from the HDD and reboot, ...
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Unable to reformat partition booted from Ubuntu Live USB

On Ubuntu 16, after attempting to resize a partition I rebooted and received this error on boot: error: failure writing sector 0xf579808 to 'hd0' So I booted Ubuntu 20 Live from a USB. Here is what I'...
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What Should I Consider When Running Ubuntu From a Portable Hard Drive

I'm borrowing someone's Windows machine, because my own box crashed and burned a while back -- back when Spotify was downloading and erasing a crapton of resources to its users' computers with every ...
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hard disk free space not increase after delete files from ZFS file system(Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS)

I'm new user to Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on my laptop.I deleted some video files to free my hard disk space but after that hard disk space not increase(i also deleted files from trash)....
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lost data while changing os .i tried to recover using test disk …i am not getting what should b done after this

I am using Ubuntu for the first time .i wiped my HDD mistakenly during changing OS .i tried recovering it from test disk but my partitions are like this Ubuntu ,swap and extended partition with no ...
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Make Ubuntu open a window in files when plugging in an external drive

When I plug in an external hard drive, or a USB Drive, I get a notification that tells me it has been plugged in. If I hover over it with the mouse, it shows me a prompt to 'Open with Files' (aka ...
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Makeing a bootable internal hard drive

So i wanted to get another machine but with Ubuntu on it, but the problem is that it doesn't have a hard drive. so i grabbed by external had drive made it bootable on my windows machine then that's ...
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Can't figure out why is my root is running out of space

I installed Ubuntu on dual boot with my Windows. I allocated a 80GB of my nvdme 1TB SSD for a partition that I installed Linux on. Then I launched my PC with a USB that got the ISO of Ubuntu on and ...
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Can't mount replacement hdd to same spot?

I replaced my media hdd with a larger size and now I cant mount it to the same location as the old one /mnt/ultron I have deleted the ultron directory and recreated it, I have tried using the disks ...
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An HDD is fast when read by dd, slow otherwise

After updating Ubuntu, I found that my non-root HDD become too slow. Just see the numbers: pv /dev/sda > /dev/null gives 200kb/s. Mounting it (takes a minute) and running rsync -r /mnt/hdd2/ /tmp/...
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Hardware failure symptoms

I believe I have encountered an hardware failure, but would like to be sure of what component/s is causing the problem. I'm running a raspberry pi zero. When I have experienced this error, I was ...
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Disks mixed up (SSD & SD are mixed up)

I haven't been able to find this question already answered. Used Ubuntu in other machines, working okay. Am new to Ubuntu. This might be a silly question but I hope someone can answer it. Installed ...
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Harddisk access problem

My laptops' hard drive has been giving me problems for some time. I wanted to run disks utility while ago but it didn't launch. Instead, I am hearing the spinning sound of the hard drive on and off ...
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SSD does not mount to designated directory

I have 4 SSDs and I was able to mount all 4 of them with commands on Terminal: sudo mkfs.xfs /dev/nvme0n1p1 sudo mount -t xfs -o discard /dev/nvme0n1p1 /mnt/SSD_1 However since early this week, 1 of ...
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My hard drive has bad sectors or what happens?

My disk is 80Gb I had 35Gb free but I could only partition 3Gb. I wanted to make a partition for linux but it wouldn't let me, so I used the minitool partition wizard, and did the whole process, when ...
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Input/Output error of text file after specific line number

Brief description of my work flow: I have a removable USB drive that has classwork on it so I can go between my laptop (Ubuntu) and desktop (Windows) easily. As of about an hour ago, one file on this ...
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How to access hard drive with ubuntu installed from another computer as external drive?

Answer: The drive was formatted as LVM2 (no encryption) and that requires some extra steps. A tutorial for lvm is available here cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-mount-an-lvm-volume-partition-command. See ...
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I deleted the grub partition and can't install a new one

I swapped a new HDD and wanted the old one as an external one. I deleted all partitions on the old drive. Then I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu. I boot to the old HDD. It booted after the ...
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usb3.1 ssd doesn't work on 20.04 but works fine on 18.04

For some reason, probably unattended updates, HP-Omen laptop running 20.04 gives input/output error on 480GB Kingston SSD, it doesn't mattter if it's on a dock or akasa usb3.1 enclosure. Sometimes the ...
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Trouble mounting older IDE drive on 16.04 - list as FreeBSD(?)

I'm cleaning out some drives and trying to verify nothing is needed before tossing them. One drive, a 160 Gbyte Seagate IDE/PATA is refusing to mount using an external IDE-2-USB cable that I've used ...
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No bootable devices … after lost partitions

This is an issue I've been working on for days. After attempting to access and external HDD from a Dell Lattitude E6420, the machine will not boot. My guess is that I inadvertently applied a change ...
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Unmounting USB drive takes a lot of time

Whenever I transfer some data to my USB drive (even 200MB) and try unmounting it after the completion of the transfer. Ubuntu says Writing data to a USB drive, the device should not be unplugged, and ...
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How would you combine a 1TB nvme with a 1TB HDD?

My computed had a small 120GB sata SSD and a 1TB HDD, I used to use a partition of the SSD for the / mountpoint, and the HDD cached with bcache by another partition of the SSD for /home Now I have a ...
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After badblocks found read error, the Reallocated Sector Count wasn't updated

My HD had a few corrupted files so I wanted to check all the sectors and have the HD controllers mark the failing one. Following the advices from this answer, I have run a badblocks on my external HD. ...
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TestDisk Recovery - image.dd couldn't open LVM System

I am using xubuntu 20.04. I am using dual boot with windows 10 & xubuntu 20.04(LVM Luks crypted). I was writing an essay with one-day full work in libre office. Then i deleted it mistakenly, after ...
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Can't decide which drive to choose to install Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu on my PC. I am using Windows 10. I have two identical NVME SSDs installed (both 1 TB - Western Digital), one of them is newly installed and completely ...

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