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

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Elitebook 840 with new ssd will only boot on mains power

Having replaced the OEM hard drive on a number of elitebook 840s with origin inception 120 & 240 gb ssds they will now only boot when connected to mains power.When on mains power we don’t ...
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New SSD causes screen freezing on an old laptop

My father has a old laptop made by Lenovo. He wants me to replace the original HDD with a SSD so the laptop can run faster. So I bought Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB (SATA) and did replacement.But after ...
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Feasibility of using 2 separate hard drives to run Windows OR Linux on laptop

I have a Lenovo T430 running Windows 7 Pro, Core i7, integrated graphics, 500GB SSD.I am in school, an advanced beginner learning to program, and developing in multiple environments depending on the ...
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Dropped HDD - Any chance of data recovery

So a friend of mine dropped his HDD and now it is not recognised even in the BIOS.He told me he turned it on a few times after the incident, which is probably what killed it completely if the heads ...
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Can putting an SSD on a hard drive make it overheat?

So today I bought a 2 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD, and I have my old ( about ) 470 GB hard drive, since I had no bracket for the SSD I could only install my 2 TB hard drive in the slot, and so now ...
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Reinstalling any OS on Ideapad 100S

I've been given a Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11IBY.It doesn't boot and the drive is empty, completely blank, not even a recovery partition.I've tried making Windows 7 and Windows 10 USB boot disks but ...
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Does “chkdsk /r” harm your HDD?

I've ran "chkdsk /r" about once or twice on my HDD and I was wondering if it causes any overheating or extreme wear and tear.
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Does linux change the partition name on an external HDD? [on hold]

Soo I have this old laptop HDD that used to run Ubuntu Linux. It got broken, and I decided to salvage his HDD on an external case.I plugged in on a windows computer, and then booted up an VM to ...
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Cloning Drives (beginner wanting to learn)

To start off I'm newish to working on computers but i'm excited to learn more about itI recently was given 2 laptops by my parents so i took parts out to upgrade my current laptop.(there's had ...
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Is an HDD overwritten with zeroes faster?

I had a PC with two OSs installed, which hard drive I erased using Disks from UbuntuUSB. I chose quick erase. As I understand, it deleted partition table, but all files' ones and zeroes are still on ...
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DRDY err- I can solve this? [on hold]

I have a problem, I think hdd causing this problem but, when I boot ubuntu I get something like "drdy err" (after video driver update) only after video update and ubuntu boot after showing 5-6 times. ...
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Recover an unallocated disk [duplicate]

I recently cleaned up a few partitions, and everything was good but then I made a mistake that expanded the 3 partitions into one.When I expanded the green D drive to absorb the red F drive it ...
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External hard drive always in use, no apparent reason

I have used 3 approaches to try and find what's triggering the "Can't stop your drive because it's in use" error message with my new WD external hard drive.LockHunter found nothingNothing returns ...
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GUID partition table on imac messed up

I messed up my iMac 12.1 model, trying to uninstall Efi partition created from bootcamp(erasing the partition from disk utility without uninstalling windows first on bootcamp).So accidentally i ...
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SMART-status: Reallocated_Sector_Ct should I be worried?

I'm wondering if I should be woried about these SMART values on my harddrive:and statistics:

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