Questions about hard disks' performance, issues, tips, and software.

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new hard drive on dell precision 490 not been detected

I have been give an old computer dell precision 490 to run some tests on it and a new hard drive to install on it. But after placing the new hard drive and turning on the computer I get" Drive 0 not ...
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Configuring external HDDs with RAID [on hold]

Quick question - and likely a very simple one. I'm new to advanced file management, and I cannot find a way to set it up. Here is my config. I have a MacBook Pro which is running OSX and Windows 7 ...
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NAS drive in a desktop system

I know that NAS drives are specifically designed for the constant usage. meaning a system that is on 100% of the time. Is it possible to install these drives in a desktop computer that needs a more ...
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JBOD server for ZFS without dedicated boot drive

I am looking at buying a cost-effective machine for using openAttic, which is simply Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with ZFS. The server I am looking at gives me 8 bays of 3.5", where I plan to put SAS 7.2k ...
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How to find which db/collection/query triggers disk read?

We're running a MongoDB 3.0 server with multiple users accessing it and we're experiencing very frequent disk reads by mongod process utilizing our SSD drives to 100% During these peaks the page ...
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LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i RAID1 disk expansion

I have a RAID1 setup with two 3TB disk, is it possible for me to buy two 4TB disk and expand my DiskGroup?
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Can't use unallocated space on a Win 2k8 R2 VM

I'm hoping someone can help me with this because after 2 days of googling I've come up with nothing. I have a file server that I have converted from a physical to a virtual on an ESXi 6 host. I have ...
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Massive performance degradation on sustained sequential write

I'm in the process of migrating data into LUKS partitions. Now that the operating system drive is running off LUKS, I tried to start migrating the data drives. Then the server stopped responding. ...
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Removing partitions from Chromebook (Chrome Recovery Utility not working) [migrated]

I dual installed GalliumOS and ChromeOS on my Lenovo 100S ChromeBook. I tried to uninstall GalliumOS but didn't manage to delete its partitions. Now I have ChromeOS installed, but it has under 1 GB ...
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When cloning a hard drive, does the new hard drive have to be the same model as the older one? [migrated]

I have a Samsung HD103SJ that's making weird noises when reading and I'd like to replace it. I'ts old, and this HDD costs around $130 on Amazon. I'd rather clone it to a Western Digital Black HDD, ...
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NFS drive full even though du says it's not [closed]

I am experiencing a very weird behaviour of my backup drive that I can neither explain nor get fixed. I have an external drive mounted via NFS. I regularly call rsync jobs that backup files from my ...
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Considerations on an archive HDD [migrated]

I need to buy a hard drive to store monthly backups of my in-home lab. I need an 8 TB disk and I've been looking at Seagate's Archive HDD's. From what I'm read, these drives are designed to run in ...
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BootDevice Not Found after swapping non-system HDD [migrated]

I have some odd behavior on an HP Elitebook 8570W that I cant quite explain. The laptop comes w/ a primary SSD and has an upgrade bay. This one had a 500GB 5400rpm drive. When I swap the upgrade bay ...
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ZFS mirror migrated to other system with dd -> zpool import fails

I'm pretty new to ZFS and this might be an easy problem (but I don't find any discussions about how to do this): I've messed up a FreeBSD installation on a Root-on-ZFS mirrored ZFS Pool on a ...
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Disk IO Errors when writing / Linux + Windows / HDD is OK

The problem: I have a lot of Disk IO errors on my server, these are causing multiple server failures. VMs are rebooting because of IO errors "task xyz/sdaX blocked for more than 120 seconds" Backup ...
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What incident may happen that stops a VM on Azure? [closed]

We were hosting a Website and a CMS at an external supplier. They told us that they host everything on Microsoft Azure. Yesterday I saw that my website was down and contacted them. Later that day they ...
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where is my disk space being used in Debian 5?, please advise [duplicate]

Untitled Document Hello i have a virtual server with a Debian disk of 13GB,3GB RAM, only 13% is free disk space. There is a Mysql database of 2GB I have executed a few of commands but it ...
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How to make data up to date on a shareable disk connected to KVM guest?

I have 2 KVM guests running. One guest (let's call it the writing guest) writes to a virtio hdd (it's a lvm logical volume) periodically. Another guest (reading guest) reads from this disk (it's ...
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Find number of unused disk bays on a dell server running windows or ESXi

I have a project kicking off to implement a new backup solution across our estate of 1500 physical servers. One of the bits of info I need to get is how many drive slots are free on each server (so we ...
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Useful to standby server hdd? [duplicate]

Is it useful to shut down HDDs with hdparm -y /dev/sd* via cronjob every ten minutes? I have a nas with a normal desktop and a nas hdd. Will the nas hdd get damaged, when it will be send to standby ...
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SAS / SATA max number of connected disks vs performance

I would like to understand following things: When I have a motherboard with SATA 6gb/s and 8 ports, does it mean that every single port is able to provide 6bg/s speed to disk that is connected over ...
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Forking loads disk

I have a prefork/fork daemon. By atop I see, that master-process often consumes disk: PID TID RDDSK WRDSK WCANCL DSK CMD 16830 - 7264K 48696K 18624K 10% our daemon From strace I see, that it ...
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Weird smartctl output. Is my disk in danger?

I have a disk, that gets me kinda weird smartctl output. I have never seen such large nubmbers on other disks. Does anyone now how to interpret these ? Is the disk likely to be faulty ? SMART ...
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Google compute engine - shrinking disks

I have a 5TB HD and I want to shrink it to 2TB. I use Google Compute Engine PaaS. How can I do that? Can you suggest any tools to perform this manually if this cannot be solved by Google's tools?
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Why there is a difference in size reported by lsblk, gdisk and parted

[anaconda root@861767 ~]# lsblk /dev/sda NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part └─sda2 8:2 0 ...
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Recovering Megaraid Storage Array After Power Outage

I suspect I know the answer to this (namely, that there is no hope whatsoever), but thought I'd take the liberty of asking the question in the unlikely event there may be some hope, however remote it ...
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Replace failed RAID 1 Drive on Intel Platform

Good afternoon, I have a Intel Server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. It has a RMS25PB080 Raid controller card in with. It has two logical drives, a RAID 1 and a RAID 5. The one harddrive on the ...
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CentOS df misreports free disk space (due to mounted volume?)

I have a server with an LVM volume mounted under /mnt. When running df -h to check free disk space, it appears to show the space consumed under /mnt as being used in /: [root@monitor spool]# df -h ...
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Hard disk reporting incorrect size in BIOS

I have a server with a software RAID system. There are 4 disk in the array: 4 x 4TB model WD40EFRX-68WT0N0 I noticed that the OS was reporting one of the disks to be 3TB, so I rebooted and ...
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RAID 10 - many slow disks vs fewer fast disks

I am looking to buy HDDs for a single server which will be used as development server. The server will use ESXi as hypervisor and will have some but not too many virtual machines (web server, database ...
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Root-causing vastly different performance on iozone O_SYNC benchmark for two HDD manufacturers

I have two servers A and B with the following configuration: A: 4TB HDDs, with RAID 1 (MegaRAID SAS 2008), 128MB cache, no BBU, write-through mode, 7.2k RPM, manufacturer A. B: 1.5TB HDDs, with RAID ...
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mdadm: replace disk in a 4-disk RAID5 while it resyncs

I'm preparing a server with 4 disks assembled into software RAID5 during Debian 8 installation. Shortly after the system was configured, SMART detected an Offline Uncorrectable Sector error, so I ...
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Can you have an MBR partition and a GPT partition on the same RAID 5 VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a Power Edge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID 5 Array, recently i posted a question about expanding the array with other drives and was able to use OMSA to add additional drives to the array and then ...
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Debian: USB HD Random Disconnect

I've a debian box (Sheevaplug) everything seems to be ok, however I've an external hard drive attached to the USB port and sometimes the drive seems to disconnect itself randomly... and connect, I get ...
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Azure VM change OS Disk

I've create an Azure VM in RM and have deleted the VM and Components expect the OSDisk in an Premium Storage Account (Blobs). Now i wouldd like to create an new VM and attach the OS Disk to the new ...
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sg_format 512e to 4096

We have Hitachi 8TB Helium drives, which come in Advanced Format or otherwise known as 512e (4096 native sector to 512 emulated). I want to see if our systems can fully cope with 4096 native sector ...
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Error while Expanding Disk Space of virtual machine in Hyper-V server

I have one Virtual machine running on my hyper-v server which has allotted the disk space of 100GB, i have only created C drive in this machine and C drive of this machine is fully consumed due to ...
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Full /usr directory, but can only account for 1/8th of space

Having trouble finding the files causing space issues on my server. Running the "df -h" command results in: /dev/xvda1 ext3 4.0G 693M 3.3G 18% / /dev/mapper/vg00-usr ext4 8.9G 8.9G ...
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Can't mount SATA drives when moved from USB enclosure to internal

I have had 4 external drives connected over USB to my Dell Precision 490 workstation. They are in /etc/fstab by uuid and formated as UUID. UUID=04c37bff-b93e-440e-acd0-3d984ddb2ec3 /mnt/drive0 ext4 ...
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What happens to GPT Partition after OS Reinstallation

I plan to reinstall a server 2008 OS, but i have other 4TB hard disks (G:,H:,I:)with GPT. Would i loose the GPT config and all the data on other drives after reinstalling the OS on C:?
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Which RAID configuration is better for hypervised Virtual Machines with three 300GB SAS drives [duplicate]

Probably a noob question, but I'd like some guidance on which RAID configuration is best in this server scenario. I am aware of and understand the different RAID configurations, but am after guidance ...
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Server 2008 R2 does not boot and won't restore

A Server 2008R2 machine was found restarted, asking to insert a bootable disk. I booted from a DVD and tried to restore from a backup image made a day before to a separate HDD (with repartitioning and ...
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CentOS 6: SATA link down when scanning for unused drives

I recently inherited a CentOS 6 server with 8 installed hard drives. 6 of these drives were going to be configured as an LVM, but never got that far. The drives are installed and, from what I can ...
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SMART vs badblocks, who is right?

I have and semi-old hdd (magnetic one, not ssd) and I intended to use it as system drive for my new NAS. So I've run SMART selftest on it and it ended with status "Completed: read failure". However, ...
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RAID 10 (2+2) and (4+4) - terminology or physical setup?

I understand what RAID10 (2+2) is (stripped mirror) whereby there are data are striped across 2 groups and each group have a pair of mirror devices (2 disks). This is how i have understand "2+2" For ...
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Mongodb, we can't go over 100 insert/sec on 200iops HDD

Thanks in advance for your help, we get a strange behaviour in mongodb. So we have a cluster of 20 shards, each composed of 1 master and 2 slaves. This database has a heavy load of write only. However ...
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why all hard drives in a HPC cluster must be of the same size and part number? [closed]

One of the hard drives of my HPCC is broken and I have to buy another one. I've heard it must be of the exactly same size and part number. Could anyone explain me why? Thanks
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How to list basic information about disks (cylinders, heads, sectors, sector size) on Windows 7 and 10

On Linux, fdisk supplies this information without any problems. I can't seem to do the same anywhere in Windows, nor (at a glance) in diskpart which is intended to succeed/replace fdisk. I need to ...
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Error on one of four drives, cannot format or read

I'm having weird problems with a small SSD drive, F: (120GB). C:\Users\Administrator>chkdsk f: The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. Server management ...
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Incorrect Disk space usage in Linux server [duplicate]

I can see the used disk quota on server is 81G for partition /dev/sda3 mounted to '/' as follows. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 106G 81G 20G 81% / tmpfs ...