A hard disk drive (or HDD) is a non-volatile, random access device for storing digital data.

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Will SSD silent my computer?

Do you think my computer will be silent if I replace my HDD with a SSD? Actually, I realise thanks to Task Manager that only my HD is (most of time) 100% used when CPU and memory are only 10 to 15%. I ...
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SSD vs Hard drive secure erase

I know that when files are deleted they aren't really completely erased. The drive just says hey this space is free and you can overwrite it. With programs like Boot and Nuke and Eraser .etc. you can ...
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clone hard drive through USB port [on hold]

have done this before but been some years - never did it thru a usb port.using win 10 pro.I just want to clone an existing internal drive (250 gig) to a new one (500gig). I have a USB interface ...
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How to access data on raid 0 drives where Windows XP is corrupt?

Have an old computer where I set up two 80GB HDDs using raid 0 on Windows XP. It's been dormant for several years and decided to see if it still worked but I'm unable to load OS (stuck on windows logo ...
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Need help installing extra hard drives in a Norco 4224 [on hold]

I don't have any expertise in this, so I was hoping to get some help here.What I know about the server:Norco 4224 with 8 SATA hard drives in two rowsBackplane has 2 SAS connections for the two ...
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USB pen drive show “no media” in the disk manager and titled “ 2303 PRAM USB device ”

I have a kingston usb drive 16 giga and suddenly the windows doesn't recognise it at all and gives me " 2303 PRAM USB device " and it shows "no media" as shown here:and the usb driver details shows: ...
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Why did turning my harddrive upside down make it unbootable, and how did I fix it? [on hold]

For the last few days I've been using an old 200GB Maxtor IDE HDD externally with a USB-to-IDE adapter. A few moments ago, I had a scary issue where this drive wouldn't power on with the power adapter,...
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New HDD's (x3) disk write errors!! Please help I've tried MANY things. I suspect its down to consistent high bittrate usage

So I have now bought 3 different hard drives. 2x 1tb and 1x 2tb. Over the course of the last 12 months or so. The first one lasted no time at all, and I got a refund for it. The second one did ...
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UUID fstab configuration in virtual machine ( VMware )

we have physical machines as HP or IBM blade machine and we set UUID in fstab on these physical machinesbut in case we use VM ( virtual machine , )is it necessary to defines UUID in fstab on ...
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Firefox crash recovery started writing much data to disk, after cleaning the Firefox local cache

I recently cleared the Firefox local cache on Windows (Cache resides in AppData/Local), using the Firefox "clear cache" option in Settings.My cache was exceeding 300MB, so I thought I should clear ...
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Mirrored Drives both failed after windows reinstall

Basically what it says on the tin. I was using three drives; one ssd for windows and games etc, and two mirrored hdds for file storage. I had set them up initially using the windows disk management ...
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Advice on HDD upgrading for iMac

I want to upgrade the HDD in my iMac 21.5" mid 2010 ( EMC 2389 , core i3 3.06 GHz, original HDD 500GB SATA/16MB cache , WD5000AAKS).I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me whether HDD with SATA ...
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Saved file become full of nulls after restart

We've encountered weird situtaion, at work, several times in the last few months. After restarting the computer - some of the latest saved files became full of nulls. The size is correct and ...
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Fresh SSD whilst keeping HDD for storage

I am planning on updating from an HDD only system to a SSD (OS + Applications) + HDD (Larger storage of files and some Applications).I currently have an HDD with Windows 7 on it, but am going to ...
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Can connecting multiple SATA HDDs increase throughput?

AFAIK, SATA HDDs are limited due to the rpm of the discs.A typical 5400 rpm HDD gives you about 100 MB/s read/write but a SATA II supports 375 MB/s read/write speed. Assuming all the power supply ...
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Disadvantages of internal SSD as external storage

Hello everybody out there using SSDs,Although there are some manufacturers offering external SSDs, they have the disadvantage that they can't later be used in a NAS, for example.My idea would be to ...
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Is it possible to add HDD with existing content to Synology DiskStation without loosing data?

I have an existing HDD (ext4) that already has some data and a Synology DiskStation device (DS218play), which has no disks at the moment. I would like to add this HDD to the NAS device, but need for ...
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Strange HDD sound

Windows 7 x64 on SDD, second disk is Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD for storage. While there is no known usage of HDD by me I could hear the sound of "dhak-dhak-dhak-dhak...", about 10 "dhak's" during 1 ...
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How to count files using find command in external hard disk?

I am trying to get a count of files in various folders using Applescript and terminal. This works great on volumes on my main Macbook Pro:tell application "Finder"if exists window 1 then...
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Is it possible to upgrade the Solid State Drive on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series?

Please keep in mind that I have little knowledge on computer components, hardware, software etc. My laptop came with 128gb of solid state drive storage with just over 100gb of it usable. I bought it ...
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Can my Windows 7 computer read a Windows 10 HDD as external storage?

I'm creating a new computer and intend to go back to Windows 7. My current computer is Windows 10. Is there a solution so that I can access files from my old computer on my new one by attaching it ...
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One drive, two computers, but wireless

Looking to share the data from an external Lacie hard drive with both my Windows machine and my Mac machine. The issue here is that I need the drive to be accessed by one of the machine via wireless ...
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How susceptible are spinning disks to vibrations?

I have a man cave that has to hold all my toys, so my large collection of computers with spinning hard drives is about 10 feet from my drum set. The drum set is largely idle, but my kid is now old ...
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Can I use a power cord with lower input amperage?

My hard drive power cord recently broke (power to wall, with a different cord for USB), and I found one from an older version of the device that I'm thinking about using to replace it. It has most of ...
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Windows 7 Disk Cleanup deleted 30GB of temp files but only recovered 10GB of disk space?

Windows 7 was reporting I had 9.49 GB space free on my primary C: (SSD) drive:Windows Disk Cleanup reported I had 28.1 GB of "Temporary files" that could be deleted to get this space back (together ...
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HDD fried, advice on board repair

I swapped out my corsair 850 for a EVGA 1000w P2 PSU yesterday but left the original sata power cable on all my HDDs(I know i'm stupid), I plugged it in and puff went all my storage HDDs. According to ...
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How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

my laptop has freezed, I restart it with power button but now, at start up, BitLocker said that:You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot has been disabled. Either Secure Boot must ...
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Launching Pinnacle software makes hdd clic

When I launch the tv software Pinnacle, the two 10Tb hdds (seagate ironwolf nas) start to clic. The head seems to come back at its resting position approximatively every 2 seconds.Originally i used ...
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Reinstalling Programs from secondary drive after reinstalling Windows

I have two hard drives, one SSD which has Windows and a secondary HDD where I usually install most programs. Now, I recently clean installed windows on my SSD due to some issues I was having with ...
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Reusing raid1 disks by wiping them (Windows)

I had a raid 1 desktop system with 2 1tb drives. The motherboard died.I bought a motherboard without Raid capability (ASUS B250-Plus)When I put the old drives in the new system, it seems the ...

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