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Low-level format of a WD external hdd

I am running Linux Mint 19, and have an external 1TB WD hard-drive, that I wish to reformat. What is a tool I can use to accomplish this. (Since this is for a hobby user, I do not wish to spend money ...
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Cannot create directories in mounted external drive although in the mountpoint

I don't know what happened, but I all of a sudden cannot write to my external drive anymore. It first said that $sudo touch Data_Files touch: cannot touch 'Data_Files': Read-only file system When I ...
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Install Linux for x86 on external HDD

I have hardware where I want to run Linux on. The hardware is a NAR-2091-547. I don't know how to get it to run, I tried to install on my standard desktop-pc and put the HDD back in the hardware. But ...
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Can't create files and directories

I am using Mint. Everything was fine until three days ago. I wanted to create a file but I discover that my external HDD has read-only mode (file system is NTFS). I didn't change anything before but ...
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No thumbnails on Linux Mint?

I have a VeraCrypt volume mounted from an external hard drive and the thumbnails for >90% of the files don't seem to load. Only the first few load then the rest show a clock icon. When I open the file,...
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How to install GRUB on an external HDD

I have an HDD with two partitions, one for files and photos (NTFS) and one for a Debian Is it possible to install GRUB somewhere on this drive so that I can plug it in any computer have the choice to ...
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Installing Debian on a USB hdd doesn't not prompt me where to install GRUB

I'm trying to install Debian to a partition (not the whole disk) on my external HDD. I'm choosing the "Manual partition" option where I select my 100GB partition as root "/" of my external hdd. The ...
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Refreshing SMART data on my external HDD boosts slow transfer speed

I'm working on Linux Mint 18.3, and I have a Seagate Backup Plus 2TB external HDD. I've had a few minor problems with the drive which I was able to fix, but I've hit a really problematic snag. ...
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Slow Maxtor/Seagate external HDD [closed]

Recently I bought a new Maxtor M3 Portable external HDD with USB 3.0. During file transfers it had very slow writing speed, starting at 75 MB/s and decaying fastly to <1 MB/s. What I tried: using ...
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How to boot from external HDD?

The laptop I'm using has Solus installed on it, but I accidentally bricked it while trying to get the right video driver. It's a MacBook Air. I have a HDD with a partition containing a live version of ...
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Unable to enable SMART support for external hard drive

I use my recently bought 1T Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard disk ID 0bc2:ab24 Seagate RSS LLC (NTFS filesystem) as a backup tool. I want to run the Smartmontools software on this disk, but when ...
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How can I tell my kernel not to place external drives before internal ones?

I have some internal drivers, which typically take the names /dev/sda ... /dev/sdc. However, if I plug in an external HDD and reboot, this gets reordered, with the external drive taking up /dev/sdb ...
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How to control the name of backups from Time Machine

Time Machine on my MacBook Pro names backup directories with paths like this by default: Volumes/My Backup Drive/Backups.backupdb/User’s MacBook Pro/2018-04-10-224116 I want to tell it a folder name ...
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Are external USB drives on separate USB buses faster?

Is there a speed difference between when lsusb shows that two external USB HDDs are on the same bus versus when they are on different buses?
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How exactly is ext2 upwards-compatible?

I read somewhere that an operating system which knows nothing about ext3 and ext4 (i.e. antique Linux version) is able to read/write to ext4, and it detects any ext4 file system as ext2. I am not ...
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Can't mount portable HDD - Cannot run commands on its partitions either

My Imation Apollo M100 portable disk is not mounting. One day I was copying a heavy file to it, the process got stuck and I unplugged it from the computer. When I connected it back to the PC and when ...
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Is it possible to write on a mounted hard-drive that has Apple HFS/HFS+ file system

Running the latest Tails I have attached my hard-drive that got automatically mounted. However it seems only to be read-only. Is there a way to mount it in read/write ? Or is this not possible since ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a modular hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with an internal HDD that dual boots Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 using the Windows bootloader. I also have a SATA modular bay with hot swappable drives. I currently have drives with ...
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Copied zeros to my external drive, errors reported, is it still safe for daily rsync and which filesystems are safer?

I had a corrupted file that I suspected to be caused by rsync to and from my aging external mechanical portable HDD. I made a backup and decided to write zeroes to see if there are writing errors. ...
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dd command writing to /dev/sdc changed size of disk

I used a dd command to write directly to /dev/sdc (an externally mounted hdd 1TB size) to test various writing speeds in a raw mode. (I don't care about any data on the disk). Now the size of the ...
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Mount external HDD with writing permissions

I'm using a 2.7T Porsche Design Desktop Drive (external HDD) at work and I need to mount it on a Proxmox 4.4-13 server. Currently I have several personal info but also have around 1TB free and the ...
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Can i list unmounted drives without fdisk or lsblk?

I have an Inteno dg200 Router running some Iopsys linux version (kernel 3.14 or so, I believe) I've had some trouble getting a fileshare running using the USB ports and my external harddrive. The ...
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External hard-drive's FAT32 partition not recognized by Windows after size increase with gparted

I had an external hard-drive with a fat32 partition (which I used for exchanging files between ubuntu and windows), some unallocated space, and a ext4 partition (which I used to backup my linux system)...
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use gddrescue to clone device into multiple image files

I try to rescue data from my 1TB external drive using ddrescue because I accidentally deleted everything from it. Practically I have to face exactly the same situation like posted here: How to split a ...
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Can i partition my external HD into half Fedora, half Storage?

I have an 1TB external HD that i use for storage only. But it could be more useful for me if it had fedora installed. But since this is my only external HD, i still want to use it as storage to manage ...
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Is there any way to perform fsck automatically after power failure?

I have a USB HDD with an ext3 file system, (it's a Plex server media drive), connected to my Raspberry Pi, and after power failure it is not mounting automatically and has a superblock reading problem....
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How do I format a write-protected external hdd?

I have a 1TB HDD drive that came with some encryption utility that is only available for windows machines. I primarily use mac and linux machines so I would like to reformat the drive. Some immediate ...
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dd, ddrescue, dd_rescue performance according to OS (Ubuntu, macOS)

I put this question: recover files from HSF+ USB External HD, test on CentOS 7 to diagnostic And this https://askubuntu.com/questions/955325/using-gpart-testdisk-to-recover-gpt-for-files-from-...
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Undeletable folders with random name keeps appearing in secondary drive

I have a NTFS drive used for storage in my system. Folders with names such as ==W0pCl%e+6l7JE=3tYSx.CN0511en9@pAKMQKST=G#LKuwgAo+T4hFlqa6GD=IVjuKnXqrIt62f_BKHmSDOkSJHdT+u@V+9gLRj=YqV4Fw9@...
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External HDD is extremely slow in Debian

Mounting, listing files, copying files is exceptionally slow. It's a new 1TB unit, formatted as ext4. I do not suspect any physical damage. Copying is at 64kB/s. No entry at /etc/fstab. When Nautilus ...
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External drive refuse to open debian 8 nautilus segfault at

henever I am trying to connect an external drive it show up in the file explorer but when I click on to open it, the whole explorer disappear and nothing open ! The error I can get from the terminal ...
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recover files from HSF+ USB External HD, test on CentOS 7 to diagnostic

Note: The result for my question are very different to How to repair a corrupted HFS+ partition from a damaged hard-disk? For another result with ubuntu: https://askubuntu.com/questions/955325/using-...
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Command line equivalent to “Safely remove drive”?

The file managers present in Linux Mint Cinnamon and MATE not only allow you to unmount external drives, but give you the option to "Safely remove" the drives as well, something not present in every ...
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external hard drive: “click”-noise when powering off

I run Linux/Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (64bit) from an external USB-drive (USB 2.0). This drive is a WD Elements 25A2 [ Device Model: WDC WD10JMVW-11AJGS4 ], [ serial-no.: WD-WXL1A56HU7XU ]. The WD-hard ...
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Seagate 4TB external HD not seen by Linux Mint 18

I've just bought a 4TB external HD from Seagate and want to use it as an extension to my laptop (Linux Mint 18). However it's not mounting automatically. Having searched several forums, I can't find a ...
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Trying to mount and recover data from a DVD/recorder HDD

I have a old DVD/HDD recorder (Panasonic DMR-EH58) with RCA inputs & outputs etc. I want to recover all the recordings off its HDD. The HDD is a 2008 ATA/IDE 7200RPM Hitachi deskstar Model no:...
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Am I getting my full harddisk capacity?

Writing # df -B1 I see my drive listed as /dev/mapper/hd 4961441058816 755834880 4710619553792 1% /media/externalhd I guess 4961441058816 is correct. It's listed as 5TB (and not TiB but I never ...
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How do I configure an Arch Linux system to automatic mount an external harddisk when it is plugged in?

I am wondering how I can configure an Arch Linux system to mount an external hard disk when it is plugged in (as opposed to have it plugged in at startup). In order to to that, I added /dev/sdb1 /...
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Portable USB HD No Bootable Device Elementary OS

Problem: I am trying to install Elementary OS Loki onto a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB portable USB HD, I don't think my problem is specific to the OS. The install completes successfully (using the ...
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Cannot delete directory on External drive

I was using Rsync to copy files from my laptop to external HDD (probably NTFS formatted since I can use it under another Windows machine). Somewhere in the middle the connection got interrupted and ...
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External Hard drive will only boot on one computer

I have an external drive with Linux Mint 18 on it. It boots to my desktop, which is where I used the live CD to install the OS onto the external drive. However, when I try to boot this external drive ...
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df fluctuates badly [closed]

I ran df -h several times in rapid succession, and I'm getting these results. Can somebody help me understand why? I'm not sure how much back-story you need. The disk in question is a Toshiba ...
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Disk with corrputed alternate GPT

I have a disk which has a corrputed alternate GPT and Linux doesn't want to read the primary one. I see all sorts of weird messages in the kernel logs. Here's what happens when I plug in the drive. [...
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KVM can't access qcow2 images storend on an external HDD

I'm running Deepin 15.3 x64 and i have an external HDD with EXT4 file system. whereat i store things like VM images. Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation Player works just fine with this config,...
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How to mount external usb hard drive Slackware

I can detect drives like this: cat /proc/partitions major minor #blocks name 8 0 2930266584 sda 8 1 512000 sda1 8 2 372669440 sda2 8 3 409600000 sda3 ...
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Understanding what ddrescue is telling me

Essentially what I want to know is, has ddrescue made any progress? Is my hdd pretty well dead? After executing sudo ddrescue -d -r3 /dev/sdb dos_pace.img dos_pace-ddrescue.log on a USB 2.0-...
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can “interchanging usb ports of expansion hdd disks when comp on suspension” damage them?

I have two seagate expansion drives, the first one is 3.5'' 1.5TB and the second one is 2.5'' 2TB. The latter is partitioned and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in it. The day before I booted up with the ...
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How to format a 4TB USB external drive to use on LINUX (Ubuntu) and Mac OSX?

I'm having a hard time getting a 4TB external USB drive to work on both LINUX (Ubuntu 14.04) as well as on my Mac OSX. The problems seem to be with inconsistent ability to read/write the USB drive. ...
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cmp or diff and then replace disk image

Supposing that I have two disk images (2TB) (one is copy of the other) and then I do changes in one. Surely I could use diff or cmp for see changes. Now I can apply the changes in the another. ...
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diff changes of disk image and restore in hdd

I guys, I have a diskimage.raw of all a hdd (/dev/sdd) 100gb. I've read image with: losetup /dev/loop0 diskimage.img Then I've do a modifications (like add 8gb in files) Could I restore the ...