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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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Lenovo Thinkpad X270 / Toshiba KXG50ZNV1T02: system freezes under heavy disk I/O under Linux

I have a problem with a Thinkpad X270 that has a Toshiba KXG50ZNV1T02 NVME drive installed. Whenever my system does heavy disk operations, the laptop completely freezes. Most of the times, it doesn't ...
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Recover data from a raid 1 disk

i would like to recover some data from a disk which was part of a MD RAID 1 Array in an old fileserver. Drive 1 had a HW issue and it seems that drive 2 stuck in a Rebuilding State. My idea was to get ...
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Cannot mount WD Elements external drive, unsure if corrupted or fixable

I finished doing regular backup of data via borg into my WD Elements external hard drive, and left it plugged in. The spinning sound persisted for a while, then suddenly stopped. Tried to access drive,...
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Shred a bad HDD

Here is my situation, I am running a NAS with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) which I believe to be similar to RAID 1. One of the HDDs stopped working, I replaced it, everything's working and I did not ...
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What's the difference between SMART "long" and "offline" tests?

What's the difference between the two below? What exactly is tested by each test? smartctl -t offline /dev/sda smartctl -t long /dev/sda According to the smartctl documentation: offline - [ATA] ...
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Does Linux Log Unreadable/Unrecoverable Sectors from Drives?

Occasionally a drive sector is so corrupted that even the controller cannot fix it, and the data is lost. It may then be marked as a bad sector. Does Linux make a log of such lost data in journald or ...
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How to set HDD/SSD core settings without hdparm? [closed]

I'd like to set the idle timeout of a hybrid-SSD/HDD and am surprised to read the Arch Wiki saying to install hdparm as the starting point to set disk software settings. Does that mean some ...
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SAS drive read-only (write protect on)

I have never had any SAS drive until now and have recently purchased an Fusion-MPT 2 controller: 04:00.0 SCSI storage controller: Broadcom / LSI SAS2008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2 [Falcon] (rev 03) ...
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/dev/sda is present but /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 are missing

I have a file.img file which was obtained by running dd if=/dev/sda of=file.img. This was done on a device with two partitions, /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. In order to flash a new device with the same ...
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Is there a way to immediately shut down without "sd X: Stopping Disk" on Linux

The sysrq+o is known to immediately shut down a Linux machine, and known for being similar to physically removing power source. It actually does so on small setups where there are not many ATA devices....
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Why error "Could not paste files" in copying directory to external hardrive?

I get this after tying to copy directory to the external usb disk Samsung T7 Shield: I by accident removed the harddrive without unmounting correctly. After it, it do not allow me to copy directories ...
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Debian installation from USB: "the logical volume vm-sys-net-private on qubes_dom0 could not be deleted"

I tried Qubes OS and found out that it is too heavy and complicated for me. So I tried to install Debian from a flashed USB. However, the installer gives the following error: the logical volume vm-sys-...
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How do I fix a corrupted file system?

My NAS went offline today. I could not even boot up. I have extracted the OS drive (Debian Bookworm) and plugged it into my laptop via an adapter. I failed mounting it, with the error: unknown ...
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Mounting (potentially faulty) harddisks

I have had a Lacie 2Big Triple RAID harddrive ages ago, and there are some family photos I didn't copy before the case broke. I tried to put the old hard disks into a reader, but the disk cannot be ...
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Boot Linux into RAM from ISO file on hard drive and do a clean Linux reinstallation

I have the following case: A Ubuntu 14.04 installation should be upgraded to version 22.04. The hard drive needs to be repartitioned and the old 14.04 installation should be wiped completely. Ubuntu ...
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Why does my hdd copy files when I intend to move them? Using Gnome Files GUI

I have an extra HDD that I am trying to move files from to my main ssd and when I drag the files from one window to the other it copies them over, rather than moving them. Why is this? How can I get ...
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Docking station activity light constantly on

I just bought a new 10tb internal hard disk, which I connect to my pc, by running a usb cable to an external docking station. For some reason, the docking station's activity light is constantly ...
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Ubuntu issue with external HDDs unmounting

I'm running into an issue with my media server running Ubuntu 22.04.2. I'm running Plex in a docker container with a few other containers on the server. I have two HDDs that stay permanently connected ...
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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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Hard disk shows by BIOS, not on Linux (lsblk, fdisk...)

I have a rather old Seagate hard disk (ST3500320NS 500G) which has been working for years and today it is no longer seen by Linux. The BIOS sees it though. It is well possible that the disk is dead, ...
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Is my brand new USB SSD defective?

I've had a few times this problem in the past few days (but not in the previous weeks and I haven't changed anything besiders package updates) in a Debian 12 system (kernel 6.1 - haven't tried 6.6) ...
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Is virtualization or dual booting better for the longevity of my hard drive?

I've been using Linux Mint (MATE 21.2) via Oracle Virtualbox and I've actually taken to it more than my host system (Windows 11). I would switch to Mint as my host system since all my important files ...
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Does the drive need to be replaced?

Got a warning due the FAILED! state from SmartCTL check. === START OF SMART DATA SECTION === SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: FAILED! - NVM subsystem reliability has been degraded ...
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How can a different controller explain this I/O?

My new NAS has 5 disks. They are all same model. sde is connected to the controller on the motherboard. sda-sdd is on the raid controller. Run 'pv /dev/sd[cde]' in parallel: Device rkB/s wkB/...
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Is there a tool that will allow me to read/write test a drive?

Meaning test writing to every single byte on the drive even on a drive with data on it while preserving the data. Something that supports a nvme ssd. Something I can run from a linux bootable usb. I ...
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How to extend existing /root parition (ssd sata) with nvme ssd

I'm on /root which is filling up fast it uses ssd/sata based i want to expand with new ssd (nvme) is it a good idea to extend based upon two different hardware specs but one logical volume using ...
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rsync cronjob succeeds during the day but always fails to find the destination at night. Might my external hard-drive "go to sleep"?

NOTE: there is an easy solution to this problem (i.e., just backup your data during the day!), so this is not an urgent problem. But I have searched extensively on stack exchange and askubuntu and ...
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Are there any benefits in setting a HDD's logical sector size to 4Kn?

Modern HDDs all are "Advanced Format" ones, e.g. by default they report a logical/physical sector size of 512/4096. By default, most Linux formatting tools use a block size of 4096 bytes (at ...
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Is it safe to delete an EFI partition that is likely a residual one left behind by Ubuntu

I have two disks on my computer: an SSD on which my windows is installed and a HDD which had my ubuntu. I recently deleted Ubuntu and now have the space left as unallocated space on my disk. I am ...
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`smartctl` and `smartd` commands not working

I have been receiving hard disk warnings from the smartd daemon for a while now (every 24 hours), saying that my error logs have increased. I have been trying to examine this by checking my log files, ...
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My PC is producing a mystery tone on occasion. I think my HDD is beeping?

I am using Fedora 38 spin Plasma. I have a Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD that I've been using for some time as bulk storage, though I got it new a couple years ago. Just recently, I started hearing ...
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Unable to remount/import ZFS Pool drive

I have got a 3TB WD HDD which I used zfs to create a pool using proxmox. I was copying data to the drive before a power failure occurred. Now i am unable to remount or import the drive at all on my ...
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Is there a way to predict corrupted orphan inodes before the filesystem becomes read-only?

A few servers with 6 months old SSDs are going read-only. Some are going to rescue shell with the error Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. I know I can run fsck and fix the ...
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FileSystem becomes read-only on Samsung HDD

I have a issue with my btrfs filesystem it boots fine, but some time during usage while running some programs it suddenly gives this error in the terminal. I/O error brfs unable to open /dev/sda5 read ...
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Searching a 1T block device for a specific byte sequence at a specified offset

I'm performing data recovery after an accident with dd. In the longer term, I'll need to use some recovery tools to try and repair the file system In the meantime, there's an image on the system that ...
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HDD keeps locking to read-only; Cannot isolate cause of disk errors

The problem: After running with no issues for several months, one of my HDDs will lock into read-only mode seemingly at-random when in use. This can often be fixed by cycling power to the hard drives. ...
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Interpret the output of smartctl for SSD and hard drive

I have dropped my external hard drive on the floor recently and wanted to know if the electronic parts and mechanical parts were damaged. I have no idea how to find this out from the output of ...
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Seagate Pipeline HD hard-drive not found in Asus UEFI bios

Seagate Pipeline HD hard-drive not found in Asus UEFI bios. Though when the machine is booted into Arch Linux with a live usb on the same machine it shows up. Hard-Drive Model Name: Pipeline HD Model:...
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Unable to mount Full "md3" System Partition on CentOS Server, preventing Boot

I'm facing an issue with my server running CentOS. The system partition "md3" (raid1) is full due to a backup script error that failed to delete old data. As a result, my CentOS system has ...
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CPU IDLE low as results of bad disks is it the case here

Low CPU IDLE can be caused by a variety of factors, including:Insufficient RAM or slow Hard Disk Drive but in our RHEL server RAM memory have enough RAM but from dmesg we found couple errors about the ...
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Dmesg reports a lot of "Unrecovered read errors" and yet rsync copies just fine. Why?

I've been copying moderately valuable data (nice to have, not the end of the world if it is lost) from a bunch of old HDDs to my new NAS with more reliable storage. During reading I get a bunch or ...
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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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Does snapper (creating btrfs snapshots) spin up or keep spun up my hdd?

I am concerned that: snapper (when creating snapshots) might prevent my drive to go sleep or when the drives are sleeping that snapper might wake them up? If yes, how can I prevent that? My goal is ...
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Moving hard disk from one laptop to the other: how to update OS drivers?

I have moved a hard disk containing openSUSE Leap 15.5 from one laptop to the other. The two laptops are from two different manufacturers. The OS runs fine on the new laptop. But there are some ...
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How to debug missing drive slowing systemd boot process?

After swapping an HDD for an SSD, I realized that my headless NAS system was booting slower... much much slower! I could not find anything in systemd-analyze blame, systemd-analyze critical-chain, or ...
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my usb hard drive is only showing up in lsusb

I have a 500GB WD My Passport Hard Drive And it doesn't show up on my computer, Which is running arch linux. i've tried searching for solutions, however most of them are only if the drive dosen't show ...
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Meaning of Smartctl output

I'd like to use smartctl to see how long each of my external hard drives has been running (for planned replacement) though I don't understand the man page. I can't see what command I should be ...
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Diagnosing unwriteable HDD

I am currently dealing with an HDD, which I cannot write to, but I do not understand the reason for it. Here is what I have observed about the problem: Running a read-only benchmark works fine; read ...
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How to check if ssd/nvme/flashdrive/external-disks is fake

Since there's a lot of counterfeit disks lately (external disks that claim to be normal 500GB/1TB/2TB/4TB but inside it's only 16GB flashdisk and heavy iron, or nvme but it's just small microsd ...
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SMART error (CurrentPendingSector) and (OfflineUncorrectableSector)

I have been receiving the following error messages every day for several months now, and I do not know how to stop receiving these messages. CurrentPendingSector This message was generated by the ...
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