A permanent data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating discs (platters) coated with magnetic material in a rigid form factor (as opposed to floppy disks).

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HDD docking station not recognized if already switched on

I bought a HDD docking station for two HDD https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00LM5N78E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , but if it is already switched on before connecting to a PC or ...
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mount external drive on Open solaris

When I try to mount a Lacie Minimus hdd on Open Solaris, I get the error "mount point not determined". I have tried several variations for mounting and all fail. Any suggestions?
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Most efficient way to deploy an OS on multiple of the same machine?

I have learnt about the dd cmd, this does the job perfect as one can create an image of a HD(with an OS already installed) and write it to other HD's. The problem with this method is if you had a 2TB ...
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Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions

I tried to install Fedora 17 on the same disk I have Windows 7. First I got the message, that there are no free space to create partition, even in Windows part of disk was marked as unallocated. I ...
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How to prevent access to HDD during Live-CD operation?

I want to safely disable the harddrive / harddisc (HDD) of my computer with boot parameters. I can not physically unplug it. BIOS / UEFI does not provide me an option to disable it. Can I use the ...
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How to check integrity to HDD with UDF format

I'm having problem with a USB external drive, which seem to be formatted with UDF and was being used for MAC and Windows (or at least that is what told). When I attached the HDD to my Linux system ...
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Extend virtual hard disk for CentOS

I have extended a thick virtual hard disk to 80 GB under vSphere for a CentOS virtual server. I need to extend the logical volume to maximum allowed. Can someone please assist? The physical sda2 is ...
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GNU/Linux: how to detect hard disk mappings?

Let's suppose you have two hard-disks: one internal (boots GNU/Linux (Debian)); one external (USB). fdisk -l detects both, but will not tell you which is /dev/sda and which is /dev/sdb. lsusb will ...
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Convert image of a partition into image of a disk with partition table

I have an image of an existing partition generated with dd if=/dev/sdXN of=image.bin. Now I want to use this image as the basis for a virtual machine. I know how to convert the image into a format ...
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How to repair a 500GB HD showing itself as only 10MB?

I have a 500GB USB HD. I have been messing around with the dd cmd - erasing MBR data, copying my windows internal HD, eleting partitions, etc. fdisk -l returns Disk /dev/sdc: 10MiB, 10485760 bytes, ...
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dumpe2fs - lifetime writes - what is it

For example, if I run: sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda1 I get detailed information about the partition. I'm confused about this part, Lifetime writes, returns the following for my boot partition: Lifetime ...
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dd and cat both reporting no space left on device

I have a windows 8.1 Pro laptop with a 500GB HD and a 500GB portable USB HD. I boot up my laptop with a linux live CD so that I can use dd or cat. Testing cat: cat /dev/sda > /dev/sdc cat: write ...
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After dd completion, should records In = records out

I am using the following cmd where sda(500GB) is my laptop hd (unmounted) and sdc(500GB) is my external usb hd dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=4096 When complete this returns 122096647+0 records in ...
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Set GRUB `elevator=deadline` scheduling to a single device

I'd like to set my secondary drive to deadline. Is it possible to do it via GRUB, but leaving the primary drive as cfq? A script after booting would suffice in my case, but I'm interested in the GRUB ...
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Prevent a USB external hard drive from sleeping

Does anyone know if there is an elegant way to tell an external usb drive not to spin down after a period of inactivity? I've seen cron based solutions that write a file every minute, but nothing ...
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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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Can`t mount external hdd

I am using Debian and I`m using Windows as well (much longer). I loaded a external disk on Windows but when trying to mount on linux again I keep getting the same error: Error mounting: mount exited ...
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ioctl: invalid argument for HDIO_GET_IDENTITY

I wrote a program to get the details of hard disk drive using HDIO_ ioctl calls. For writing program, I'm referring Documentation/ioctl/hdio.txt in kernel source(2.6.32). Here is my main part of ...
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How to change hard disk spin-down time on my WD MyBook Live?

I have a 2TB Western Digital MyBook Live. It works quite well and provides a web-based administration interface. There is an option to either enable or disable power saving mode, which spins down the ...
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Copy a lot of files recursively leads to a heat problem on my external hard drive

The Situation: I want to copy a directory recursively to an external hard drive. The directory contains a lot of files (at least 100,000). The Problem: External hard drives tend to get quite hot ...
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/dev/root on CentOS7 is almost full?

i have used Linux for a number of years but usually on Ubuntu and haven't ever had this issue before. The other day all of our web sites on the NGINX VHosts stopped responding and after snooping ...
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CentOS web server move hdd to another computer [duplicate]

I have an web server with CentOS 6.7 installed. Now I aqquired a new computer and want to make it to run the web server but it is hard to fresh install and copy all the content (hundreds of websites). ...
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How to install Linux Mint 17 on SSD and have Home on HDD

I have Sony Vaio VGN-NW23NE Laptop and I'm using Linux Mint as my Operating System for about two years, I've currently Qiana. I bought a new 120 GB SSD to speed up my Laptop, but I'm confused about ...
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HDDs, outer track vs inner track performance benchmarks?

I am interested in relating the position of a file on disk and the I/O R/W performance characteristics associated with this position. I have been able to find two benchmarks, but they are both for ...
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Way to instantly fill up/use up lots of disk space?

On a Linux VM I would like to TEST the NAGIOS monitoring more deeply than just switching off the VM or disconnecting the virtual NIC; I would like to test or "enforce a disk space alarm" through ...
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How to know if a disk is an SSD or an HDD

I want to know whether a disk is a solid-state drive or hard disk. lshw is not installed. I do yum install lshw and it says there is no package named lshw. I do not know which version of http://pkgs....
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“Warning! Secondary partition overlaps the last partition by x blocks” in gdisk, is it safe to use gdisk here?

I'm trying to install convert my hard drive into GPT using gdisk, when I run sudo gdisk /deve/disk1s4 I get this: Warning! Secondary partition table overlaps the last partition by 2032668853 blocks! ...
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Why are there two different values for the size of a drive and how to reconcile them with device-mapper and LVM?

I have a 1 TB drive attached via USB. It contains an LVM physical volume filling the entire device (without any partition table). When I tried to extend a logical volume by using the entire PV, the ...
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Using File manager with Second Hard Drive

I am going to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a new hard drive and install my current HD as a second drive. (It will stay there until I can copy over my /home directory to the new drive.) My questions is, if ...
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How do I (re)build/create/assemble an IMSM RAID-0 array from disk images instead of disk drives using mdadm?

The question: Using Linux and mdadm, how can I read/copy data as files from disk images made from hard disks used in an Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID-0 array (formatted as NTFS, Windows 7 ...
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Removing failed disk from raid 1

my server (Debian Wheezy) has a failed disk. I have sda and sdb and according to the support of my hoster, sdb needs a replacement. I send them this information with the mdstat: http://pastebin.com/...
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How to increase size of /dev/sda2 in suse running on vmware

how to increase the partition /dev/sda2 partition. df -h : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 7.0G 3.7G 3.0G 56% / devtmpfs 432M 172K 432M 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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NTFS drive not mounting in Debian

This drive has been working fine for a while, but I recall having had some slight trouble getting it mounted in the past. Anyway, it was disconnected from the machine for some time and when I ...
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Mac Cannot Boot From External Hard Drive

So I recently purchased a Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017KE8OG0/ref=psdc_595048_t1_B00HXAV0X6) and decided to put linux on it. My steps were (on Windows): 1. Converted ...
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How to decrease the time the processes would wait (blocked) for disk reads (only to discover an error)?

Waiting too long when encountering an unreadable sector on a disk is really very annoying. (Especially if you are trying to read as much data as can be read from a disk with bad sectors, and do it ...
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set partition bootable with gdisk GPT

Using GPT, how do I set this disk: sda1 ext3 FUJITSUMHV2080B so that the partition is bootable? Or, do I need to reformat using the install disk?
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How to make Live CD store data in hard drive?

How can I configure a Live CD operating system (Specifically Lubuntu) to use the hard drive as its main storage, not storage simulated in the RAM?
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Install Chromium OS without USB Disk

You seem to need a 4GB USB disk or flash drive to install Chromium OS onto before you can install it to your hard drive. Is there a way to install Chromium OS onto your hard drive without a handy 4GB ...
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Automatic Mount at Boot For Xubuntu

I'm trying to follow these instruction to mount a second hard drive: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive For automatic boot at mount it says I need to enter this into the ...
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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Entire Harddrive to linux swap

I have an old hard drive that is less than 50Gb and a computer that only has about 4Gb of ram (and ~250Gb main HDD). I was thinking about using the second drive as an entire drive linux-swap partition....
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Stop HDD spin down when attached via USB adaptor

I got an HDD attached via dock station. Gentoo spins it down each ten minutes which leads to wearing out the disk spindle and moreover, waiting for the drive to spin up each time is inconvenient. I’ve ...
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Recover data after hard drive faliure

A couple of days ago I tried getting an old server of mine up and running. It was working initially, but after updating and rebooting the system a few times the system refused to boot, dying at GRUB ...
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/dev holds all partitions, so what holds /dev?

I'm a little confused (even after reading this) post, about how *nix partitions work. From my understanding, sda usually refers to the disk and sda1, sda2, etc, refer to the first, second, and so ...
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Can I clone a larger disk with lots of free space into a smaller disk

Is it possible to clone an OS disk with all its partitions into a smaller disk. The original disk has a lot of free space and the total used space is much smaller than the capacity of the new disk I ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Benchmark shared folder on Virtualbox?

I'm trying to benchmark what I can read and write from the shared folder on my Virtualbox machine is? From my local host machine I have a shared folder, and on the guest virtualized machine, I would ...
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Can't open External Hard drive on linux peppermint

I have seagate 1TB hard drive , yesterday I installed Linux peppermint on my PC. Now I couldn't open my hard drive, but the disk is listed under devices at menu>preferences>device. Kindly help me I ...
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How to determine whether hard drive uses SMR

So far I know that cat /sys/block/<devicename>/queue/rotational will tell me whether my drive is a SSD or HDD. Is there something similar to find out if it uses SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording)?...
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Recovering an ext4 filesystem with corrupt journal

I have a hard drive that seems to have developed some kind of hardware problem in the journal. This prevents the drive from being loaded. Running mount -r -t ext4 /dev/sda5 /mnt/root results in the ...