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

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Do empty folders take up space?

Folders have metadata such as name, date modified, permissions, etc. Is it possible to fill up a whole drive with only empty folders?
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Is an intermittently beeping HDD normal?

I recently bought a 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 HDD from Amazon. All I've done so far is connect the drive and initialise it, but in the few months it's been connected to my computer I've noticed that it ...
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Connecting SATA drives after the computer is booted up

I'm trying to clone an HDD, that's the end goal here. I tried to boot up my PC with all the HDDs involved connected (host drive, drive A and drive B to be formatted and copied over; all drives have an ...
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Why does EaseUS Todo give Linux Emergency Disk error?

I'm using EaseUS ToDo Backup to clone an HDD to an SSD. Partway throught the Disk/Partition Clone process, I get this error:Linux emergency disk cannot support GPT disk. Please create WinPE ...
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Is it possible to make the OS reroute from C:/path to D:/path?

I lack space on a drive. I cannot simply split the data I store between two drives or the applications using it will fail.Is there a way to split the data and have the OS (Windows 10) take care of ...
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Why does copying 2.46TB to my new 6TB uses 4.26TB?

I bought a 6TB (5.45TB usable) to transfer my 3TB drive.I used robocopy source destination /MIR /R:0 /W:0 /xoRobocopy reports that 2.228TB were copied, but I only have 1.18TB left available out of ...
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Is there any benefit of having duplicates of a file, in case the HDD crashes?

I have a very important folder (around 200 MB) that I want to back up pretty much every week. I simply copy it to the same external HDD (with a different folder name).So I will end up with mostly the ...
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When I format a 4TB WD external drive, it holds ~1TB less amount of files. Why?

I have an external 4TB WD Element Desktop drive. This is the product:https://www.wdc.com/products/external-storage/wd-elements-desktop.htmlI was fine with the original disk format it came with, ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize HDD in caddy

I bought my father a laptop, moved the original HDD in a caddy in place of the DVD drive, and replaced it with an SSD.Unfortunately the caddy could not be fastened in the laptop, but for the first 3 ...
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How can I see the unallocated space for dual boot?

I have an amd64 pc, I have shrinken 25GBs of free unallocated space on my HDDI want to install linux mint or debian to that. I have prepared the boot pendrive as it is needed. When I have to choose ...
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Is there a way to customize how partitions are labeled in BIOS boot sequence?

I have an external hard drive with several partitions, each containing a different bootable program (recovery media, gparted, etc.). If I want to boot from one of them, I can go into BIOS and change ...
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Why does my hard drive take a long time to show the contents of folders for the first time only?

I have a 7200RPM 3.5" hard drive (SATA 6Gb/s, NTFS filesystem), running 64-bit Windows 10.When I open explorer for the first time after a restart, it shows all the folders in the root directory ...
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RAID disk capacity upgrade

I currently have a WD My Cloud Mirror NAS which is set up with 2 4TB drives configured to RAID 1 and i have just over 1TB of free space so i am stating to think i may need to do a upgrade sometime in ...
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Storage device sizes [on hold]

It's a few years since I noticed (after flooding up factories for hard disks), the rate of introduction of larger capacity has slowed.I think if that did not happen, we already have 16TB hard drives ...
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Blinking cursor but no OS

I wanted to install linux as my main OS and did some wrong configurations with the partions via windows i think...I tried to install debian but i didn't know it was without gui and i chose to erase ...

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