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Files size changed after copying them between external hard drives

I just copied ~120G worth of data from one hard drive to another one (I have both mounted at the same time while copying the files). But what caught my attention was that some files are taking more ...
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Umount + hdparm setting for an external hd

How can I obtain that in umount state but connected to usb port my external hd don't work to preserve it? It's possible to re-mount it any time? I would like to keep it on for just an hour a day to do ...
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Power Outage Has Subtly Corrupted External Hard Disk

Added a 3rd Addendum to respond to the question/comment of Archemar. Added a 2nd Addendum to give a more complete response to the question/comment of sina bala. I use a USB cable and an external ...
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Recovering "invisible" files from external HDD

My external HDD (WD Elements) just went into a strange state and I am asking this question to see if anyone can make sense of this. I was running a long job overnight which reads some large files from ...
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500gb external hard drive listed with 512b only

Has anyone experienced this problem? I have a 500GB Seagate external hard drive that recently had some problems. Due to these problems I tried to format but unfortunately the formatting shows an error ...
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Erase external SSD completely, including SWAP

I have an external SSD which I need completely wiped. I had Mint installed on it, with SWAP and some root dir. Those I somehow cannot get rid off. I tried sudo dd but that just wipes sdc and those ...
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LUKS on LVM – how to manage suspend/resume on external hdd?

I've just set up LUKS on top of LVM on my external hard drive. However, when I leave the hdd idle for an hour, I am getting I/O errors in dmesg when the drive spins up again: [170969.546887] usb-...
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How to give Transmission permissions to write on external HD on Raspbian Raspberry Pi media server?

I've installed Transmission on my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian on. Want to download torrents (legally of course) to an external hard drive. Permission is denied. root is owner and group for the drive I'...
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Windows 11 Pro laptop does not boot an external SSD with LinuxMint on it

I have a Windows 11 Pro laptop and I created an external SSD with LinuxMint 21.2 on it. The external SSD has the full Grub bootloader on it as well. I tested the external SSD on two other laptops, one ...
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Hard drive issue on Linux

I'v recently bought some old hard drives from a company that barely used them and wanted to use them to create a RAID 1 array. When I connect them to my linux desktop it doesn't reconise the drives at ...
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Manjaro Linux HDD Cloning/Backup to External Storage

I have Manjaro XFCE in my Laptop with Windows 8.1 in a dual-boot format. Now, the issue is when Manjaro Linux is accessed, there is a Continuous "Stroking"/"Screeching" Sound or ...
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Formatting the same drive with gparted: original NTFS=232.28MB used | Ext4= 1.92 GB used Why?

I'm formatting an external hard drive with gparted. The original NTFS read 232.28 MB used. Now, with Ext4, it reads 1.92 GB used. Questions: Why? Is there a better file system I should use for ...
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LuckyBackup with network drive, rsync errors 95 and 23

I installed samba on my Raspberry PI (Raspian OS Lite, latest version) to mount an external hdd (ext4, luks) connected via usb to my pi which is mounted and unlocked on boot. I then mounted the ...
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Can Flatpak's apps installed in external drive and used on different Linux distribution?

I was thinking to create a workstation drive that contain all development apps and file and use it (plug & run) across many device with different Linux distribution. Is that possible?
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Why would the firefox of my running system automatically open files from an external USB drive that used to be the boot-drive of another system?

I have an SSD that another laptop was booting from (before the other hardware in that laptop failed) but now I'm using it in one of those little SATA enclosure shell adapter things in order to access ...
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Unable to Format my HDD

A Few Days Back i was using my PC it had a decent Startup Everything was Just Fine, But Suddenly Screen Glitched & all Sort of went downhill afterwards. I, as i'm a normie when it comes to ...
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How to fix external drive in Linux the way Windows does automatically

I have unplugged an older 500 GB HD NTFS external drive without unmounting it first and then it couldn't be mounted in Linux. I have tried on different machines but the same error occurred. I was ...
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USB Mass Storage device detected but no /dev/sdX?

I have a HDD that want to mount using a USB+power cable. When connecting, I see the message: usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1f75, idProduct=0621, bcdDevice= 0.36 usb 1-2: New USB device ...
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What storage/device type are HDD/SSD when shared with Linux on ChromeOS?

On Linux, I'm used to accessing e.g. HDD data through lsblk. However, sharing my WD HDD external drive with Linux on my chromebook (appears under /mnt/chromeos/externals/) lsblk or lshw will not yield ...
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Can I install linux apps on external drive and use it on different machines with different linux distro?

I was thinking to upgrade my laptop with 500GB nvme drive and I want to multiboot different linux distros (also windows and macOS for software testing) in it. So in order save space, can I install ...
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How to properly poweroff external HDD in HDD rack

I got Pi4 4Gb running rasbian (similar to Debian) and Orico 4bay HDD rack connected with USB3. Earlier with same host and one HDD in separate enclosure I was able to power off disk using: sudo ...
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Can't boot from SSD after it was moved into an external case

I used a SSD in an ASMT 2105 harddrive docking station connected to my Pi4 for installation (Raspbian Pi OS). After moving the SSD into a smaller external SSD case, the Pi won't boot anymore (no ssh ...
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Hard Drive not showing

I've got an external hard drive, formatted as NTFS and showing fine on a Windows PC. When I plug it into my Arch Linux laptop, it doesn't show with fdisk or lsblk. If running dmesg, I've got this : [...
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External HDD......is this beyond repair?

Problem:WD external hard drive will not mount. I have no access to the driver. It will show up in files under other locations and in disks after about 20 mins of being plugged into the laptop. Output ...
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External HDD not working, not showing any partition to mount

HDD model: Western Digital My Passport 25E2 4TB filesystem NTFS Yesterday it was working, now when I plug it in lsblk doesn't show any partition to mount, just this: sdb 8:16 0 3....
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how to force debian to wait till the external usb HDD has synced before turning off

I think that my debian box (debian testing, rather updated) is powering off before completely syncing the external USB HDD (where I am holding my home partition at the moment). I see that when it is ...
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LaCie 2big RAID linux support

I have a LaCie 2big in RAID 1 on their side. There is no official Linux support available. Is there a way to check the drives and raid health under Linux via third-party tools?
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Unable to access or safely remove encrypted device

Details: I have a bootable encrypted HDD (running Linux mint). I have cryptsetup (2:2.4.3-1ubuntu1.1) installed on my main machine. I can access the unencrypted partition of the 1TB HDD. The system ...
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Unplugged External Drive During Write Operation, Now Spins Up But Can not Mount

I have a 2 TB external USB HDD backup drive. While I was copying some files with nautilus (GUI file explorer) the cord got pulled, but did not come completely out. However, communication was ...
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blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sdx. Disk fails after boot

I'm trying to create a personal home media server using Raspberry Pi 4 model B with OMV. I'm connecting four external hard drives through a single USB hub with a dedicated power source. At first, when ...
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Unable to boot up Debian from external SSD on T430 but works on old Acer notebook

I synced my Debian bullseye (Bios install) on an external SSD with rsync. fdisk -l /dev/sdc Festplatte /dev/sdc: 476,94 GiB, 512110190592 Bytes, 1000215216 Sektoren Festplattenmodell: Portable SSD ...
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I have a linux installation on an external drive. How can I plug it into a desktop and have it boot?

Hardware: Laptop [ Daily driver ] Desktop [ Server - Normally has Windows installed ] USB Thumb Drive [ Linux Installation Medium ] External Drive [ Linux Installation Destination ] Situation: ...
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External HDD disconnects when formating. Disk or SATA-to-USB adapter problem?

My SATA HD used as an external disk connected to a USB port is not working. When I try to format it using sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdj1, I get: "Input/output error while writing out and closing file ...
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Luks2 does not accept unlock password after fixing efi boot

I have 2 usb's of different brands and capacities encrypted with Luks2 using Kali's disk tool. After correcting a problem with the boot and correcting the path I was able to access the disks, but ...
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Do I need to reformat my drive?

Learning the hard way that you can't change the permissions of an exfat volume.... I need to be able to scp from Windows to an external hard drive on my Ubuntu Server without using an intermediary ...
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Freshly formatted LUKS+ext4 external HDD keeps blinking

After having formatted a USB-connected external HDD with LUKS+ext4 a short while ago, the LED on it keeps blinking when the drive is mounted, and only stops blinking when it's unmounted (LUKS still ...
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External SSD with Linux Mint installed not booting

I managed to install Linux Mint on my external SSD from a bootable USB on a friend's laptop. On my friends laptop (which is a Lenovo) it worked well, but on my Latop for some reason it doesn't boot up....
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Ubuntu folder not showing in external hard drive

I backed up 2 folders (containing .py files) from my Ubuntu 20 OS to the external hard drive. While trying to see the files on the external hard drive from Windows 10, I can't find those. Please ...
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Debian Permissions denied in docker volumes for external HD

Docker in Raspberry PI 4 with external HD (NTFS type) connected. There are some docker containers running with volumes mapped to the external HD such a: - /media/myExternalHD/docker_config/app1:/...
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Is it possible to run e2fsck in a way that'll give false results?

I have this 6 months old 5TB external hard drive. I started to experience a lot of I/O errors recently, so I backed up my data then used gparted to create a new partition table, a new main partition. ...
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Cannot connect to an external drive attached to my routers USB

I have been trying to connect to an external WD My Book connected via USB to my TP-Link Archer C9 router and formatted ex-FAT. I've been trying from a terminal on my Ubuntu 20.04 web-server. I always ...
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How to mount customised NTFS external disk in Ubuntu?

A few years ago, I customised my external hard disk partitions using a Windows PC. All of them are NTFS. For one partition where I plan to have my collections of old movies, I remember changing the ...
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Access home folder in external hard drive

I recently changed from an HDD to SSD on my machine. The HDD had a dual boot with Windows and openSUSE. The Windows system had no password, the openSUSE had a password. When putting the HDD in an ...
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Looking for a checksum-based, poor-man's solution to fighting silent data corruption in long term storage of family video files

Secure storage of my collection of family video is becoming problematic after a dramatic increase in size in the last years. I am using a set of 3 copies of the same collection stored in 2.5 USB thin ...
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Backup NAS to an external drive on a connected computer

I found some options to backup the Synology NAS to an external drive, that is directly connected to the NAS. But is it possible to backup to a computer's external harddisk? For example, userX starts ...
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Erasing the boot disk on an external hard drive

I recently had my original computer stolen so I bought a second hand one and created a boot disk for Bullseye using dd in a linux VM on the original windows OS. This worked perfectly fine and bullseye ...
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Why must I provide authentication to mount SATA HDDs? Why are they in read-only mode?

I am running Fedora 36, and have two or three HDDs connected via SATA (including the drive that Fedora on). When I attempt to access the drives in the file manager for the first time since power-on, ...
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ntfs-3g and different USB 3.0 chipsets

I am using an external USB 3.0 4TB HDD, formatted on Windows with NTFS. When connecting it to Debian 11 with the Intel 8 Series/C220 Series USB 3.0 chipset I have read and write speeds of about 126MB/...
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How to unmount all other drives at boot

So, I got an Ubuntu running from an external drive, which I am using at different laptops. I got one with Windows, and one with a Lubuntu (this laptop has only got 16 gb internal storage). What I am ...
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How to share an fstab'd external HDD between users "www-data" and "pi"?

I've been working through these two tutorials, in the hopes of setting up a Raspberry Pi to run Owncloud and Resilio Sync in tandem. First, I installed Owncloud and gave it access to a mounted ...
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