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

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Can't mount a Windows 10 drive for ddrescue

I'm trying to run ddrescue for a drive containing a Windows 10 installation. I have shutdown the operating system with shutdown /t /s 0 to circumvent the hydrid shutdown issue. blkid shows the ...
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Windows 7 randomly moves folders on new HDD to recycle bin (maybe registry issue?)

I am encountering a very strange issue on my Windows 7 machine post installing a new HDD after the previous one failed. Essentially folders seem to be randomly getting deleted from the new drive.A ...
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Can a loud HDD damage my other drive in a NAS?

I am populating a 2-bay QNAP NAS on a budget, so I put a 2012' WD Green HDD in one slot, and I think of putting my 2008' WD Caviar SE next to it, but since the latter one is a really loud drive (27 dB ...
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Cloning an internal HDD to external one through USB

I need to clone an existing internal HDD; and I want to do this through a USB port on my laptop; is this feasible?
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Move a Dropbox subfolder

Here is my situation: I have a 1 To Dropbox account. So far, I use it to access to some documents I modified frequently from my laptop. These documents leave me a lot of space on the account, so I ...
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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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