Tag: hard-drive

973 What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for? 2011-01-10T09:34:29.353

252 Why is Google so much faster than a hard-drive search? 2013-04-03T18:44:59.993

218 Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD? 2014-11-01T03:18:40.020

209 What is the purpose of the holes marked "Do Not Cover" on hard drives? 2011-12-16T20:49:46.023

173 What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? 2009-08-29T21:53:59.537

155 How can I read my hard drive’s SMART status in Windows 7? 2009-08-25T07:43:21.597

153 Windows Disk I/O 100% at boot for 20 Minutes 2015-07-22T23:18:58.360

129 How to check the health of a hard drive 2010-08-02T23:23:20.817

129 Why is CBS.log file size 20 GB 2014-08-27T18:16:54.297

129 Why do damaged hard drives freeze the entire system? 2015-08-09T12:35:46.990

110 How much space to leave free on HDD or SSD? 2017-10-04T11:43:23.607

101 How can I move the page file to another physical disk location? 2011-01-25T21:58:13.800

97 What does it mean when my new HDD reports errors at a time that shouldn't exist? 2019-01-01T13:50:42.937

90 How is the capacity of a harddisk faked? 2011-04-13T05:23:52.680

89 How can I wipe a broken hard disk drive before sending it back to the manufacturer for maintenance? 2012-02-01T20:04:09.703

84 Is CRT degaussing really dangerous for nearby laptops? 2014-11-15T17:51:49.740

79 Why does performance of a regular hard drive decrease over the duration of a benchmark while SSD doesn't? 2012-06-22T18:15:03.237

78 How can I shrink a Windows 10 partition? 2015-12-24T22:59:40.657

74 Why are smaller capacity SSDs slower? 2016-04-02T16:26:55.120

71 Does vertical position affect the lifespan or integrity of a hard drive? 2009-10-03T15:17:51.860

71 Is there a reason to keep Windows' primary partition / drive C: small? 2018-07-18T06:53:48.823

65 Free way to clone HDD to SSD? 2010-01-22T11:22:28.817

63 Is there a way to make my hard drive inaccessible to everyone but me? 2012-04-26T09:35:36.673

63 Extremely high disk activity without any real usage 2012-09-05T13:18:39.387

63 Use physical harddisk in Virtual Box 2012-10-28T23:12:30.123

60 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Disk Usage 100% 2014-05-27T06:31:52.317

59 How can I use my small SSD as a cache for a larger hard disk? 2012-02-15T05:22:55.407

59 How does NTFS compression affect performance? 2012-04-12T17:12:10.953

59 How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows 8? 2014-11-15T08:14:48.277

56 What does "LFF SATA" mean? 2011-03-09T19:27:19.687

56 Why does the partition start on sector 2048 instead of 63? 2011-10-31T22:28:05.450

55 **How** harmful is a hard disk spin cycle? 2010-10-10T12:11:56.900

55 What is the purpose of this 4-pin interface on SATA HDDs and why doesn't it exist on SSDs? 2012-06-26T17:07:04.653

55 Commuting with a laptop that is powered on 2014-01-15T12:26:22.743

54 Why are they putting "processors" on hard drives? 2014-08-20T04:14:44.583

53 Is turning off hard disks harmful? 2009-08-02T14:21:20.857

53 How much time until an unused hard drive loses its data? 2011-05-16T21:25:52.893

52 Is an HDD overwritten with zeroes faster? 2018-04-15T13:36:53.957

48 How do I find out what processes are accessing the hard disk in a GNU/Linux-based system? 2009-10-02T16:20:39.890

48 Good block size for disk-cloning with diskdump (dd) 2011-01-17T09:44:34.790

48 Why does my SSD internally encrypt data, even without a password set? 2015-10-14T04:28:37.753

48 Why does Linux list NVMe drives as /dev/nvme0 instead of /dev/sda? 2019-06-17T04:47:30.757

47 How Do I Find The Hardware Block Read Size for My Hard Drive? 2010-03-18T05:35:34.347

47 Destroy a hard drive without proper equipment 2011-10-05T11:46:05.247

47 Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive? 2014-04-17T04:15:07.167

46 Which kind of hard disk is this? (7 cm × 9,5 cm, 48 pins) 2017-05-24T20:29:04.147

46 Why is my HDD so slow on the "4K" speed tests? 2017-12-11T04:48:23.787

44 Easiest way to move my Windows installation to an SSD? 2011-03-03T13:33:26.547

44 Reset file and folder permissions of external hard drive data to default in Windows 7 2013-10-14T16:29:03.817

44 scp copy has error "ambiguous target" 2016-01-07T09:16:03.747

43 Why should I choose (or not) AHCI over IDE in my PC's BIOS settings? 2009-07-15T22:39:19.093

42 How badly do SSDs degrade without TRIM? 2010-09-15T16:32:50.727

42 What are the differences between 2.5" and 3.5" hard disks? 2011-05-10T16:10:26.463

40 When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply? 2010-06-27T09:06:00.347

40 How vibration sensitive are hard disk drives? 2013-01-02T03:13:12.577

39 Linux is to mount as Windows is to _______? 2012-05-14T15:46:24.790

39 How to detect if a USB port is 3.0 or 2.0? 2014-05-20T18:04:09.407

38 How to mount an LVM volume? 2010-03-05T17:54:29.533

38 What are the differences between primary and logical partition? 2011-09-18T20:53:59.007

38 What happens when an SSD wears out? 2011-10-13T00:34:31.917

38 How to force a remap of sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T C5 (Current Pending Sector Count)? 2012-01-30T20:59:25.527

38 I plugged in a molex cable the wrong way and the power supply exploded. Did it kill my hard drive? 2017-02-10T14:17:22.537

35 Is flash drive wear a significant issue? 2009-08-28T13:05:50.810

35 Why do HDDs mostly have the same speed as 5400, 7200, 10000 RPM? 2011-11-12T21:49:05.700

35 How much power does a hard drive use? 2013-03-14T03:47:37.483

35 Why is my computer really slow despite having a considerable amount of free memory? 2013-06-13T16:30:41.293

34 How do I determine what file occupies a given sector? 2010-01-19T15:04:45.710

34 Does hard drive buffer size matter? 2010-02-11T10:43:55.910

33 How can I log my hard drive activity by program? 2009-11-12T03:45:40.413

33 Why is my USB drive showing corrupted data when plugged as an internal SATA drive? 2015-10-12T00:21:21.597

33 How to prevent bad sectors? 2019-05-26T07:17:58.213

32 How to prevent hard drive from spinning down Windows 7? 2011-01-23T17:32:07.527

32 Resizing partition in Windows 7: how long does it take? 2012-11-08T20:59:02.643

32 What actually is "unallocated space"? 2019-10-09T19:18:43.757

31 Can I trust a hard drive that has had to reallocate sectors? 2009-08-20T23:30:47.237

31 What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C? 2009-09-17T10:11:38.597

31 What is the origin of the hard drive light? 2010-09-08T07:17:33.323

31 Why is my /dev/random so slow when using dd? 2011-11-20T23:58:23.537

31 How can I force an internal hard drive to power on or off when I want? 2011-12-06T18:54:32.330

31 Can I set up a RAID 5 with a bunch of drives of different sizes? 2012-01-19T12:54:49.307

31 Why is FAT32 limited to just under 2^28 clusters? 2015-10-06T20:26:49.390

31 Hard Drive suddenly became unresponsive, recovered on reboot. What to do next? 2017-11-12T19:09:57.680

31 Is the boot sector really just the beginning of a drive? 2019-02-14T23:59:42.417

30 What is the lifespan of an SSD drive? 2009-09-11T14:55:37.497

30 Do harddrives slow down with age? 2010-08-18T09:33:51.203

30 Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it? 2011-07-18T07:02:16.733

30 Old VAX machine crashed need to recover files 2014-03-12T21:58:08.983

30 Do hard drives really have open cases now? 2014-10-21T05:00:04.067

30 Can data on a hard disk degrade without Windows warning me that this has happened when I attempt to access the data? 2016-05-11T21:58:26.563

30 Can a USB hub be used to access a drive from two devices? 2019-07-02T17:38:51.477

30 Copying files: does Windows write to disk if files are identical? 2019-10-13T21:37:34.937

29 Why create many partitions? 2009-08-26T19:49:35.663

29 How to assign permanent drive letters to removable USB hard drives 2010-02-12T20:58:50.750

29 Chkdsk Questions 2011-06-03T02:44:53.527

29 Why are there different lengths of contacts on SATA connectors? 2015-12-31T16:47:25.563

28 How should I interpret the specifications of a SSD? 2009-07-15T11:54:04.287

28 Why erase file with random patterns instead of all 0's or 1's? 2010-08-11T21:30:52.303

28 Encrypted HDD 100% safe? 2011-06-23T12:44:23.933

28 Is my hard drive failing? 2011-11-05T11:36:05.950