Hello, I currently have a RedHat Linux version 6.4 running on a physical server (HP). However, recently it has started to show a failing disk problem, with some failures at software level as well like the terminal not opening properly, and while waiting for a new replacement disk to be made available, I would like to be able to backup a whole image of the server, and eventually run it on VirtualBox or VMWare should the disk fail completely. Any tool (free preferably) or manual steps which can be useful in my case? Thanks.

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I just installed a new WD HDD. All I did was physicaly place the HDD in the computer and turn it on, now I'm getting this error. Imaged attached, any ideas? Thanks.

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I just purchased an 240 GB SSD for my older Toshiba Satellite. I would rather not go through trying to save the files from the HDD and install the Linux Mint Debian Edition and then move all the files back, I would like to just be able to clone the HDD to the SSD. Can anyone give me any direction on that? Thanks. ALso, I'd like to maybe get some new memory for the laptop and if possible maybe a CPU as well but I know that's less likely. Here's my laptop -> https://www.cnet.com/products/toshiba-satellite-l355d/specs/ After looking over the specs it …

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Installing Debian 8 in an SSD RAID1 envorionment fails at grub install, yet the same environment, same hardware using HDD's completes successfully. How can this be? ECS H110-C3D MB Startech Marvell 88SE92XX PCIe controller Have tried both Sandisk and ADATA SSD's, both fail at GRUB install. Using WD traditional (spindal) HDD's works successful.

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Is it possible to run to run photorec such a way not to recover all photos on a drive just those with specific EXIF data? If photorec cannot solve this request itself, is it possible to do this with a script which can filter the results online?

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Hello, I have a problem with a 500GB SATA HDD, it is a western digital. I have the following problem: This HDD has high writing and reading speeds. Smart Status is ok. But the problem is formatting, it takes ages. Installing windows takes ages too. But what is weird is that if I copy 4 GB to it, it copies with 45 MB/Ps and the files can be read. What do you think is wrong? Can you help me? Best wishes, Jeannot Thewissen

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so... last night I was working on transferring files from the drive and all... I shut down, removed the HDD this morning to take a .img from 2 other HDDs that went RAW, but when I inserted the drive into my brothers compy (the only compy that supports both IDE AND SATA), the HDD comes up as RAW. how can an HDD go RAW with no power... o_0 anyways... I can't recover cause I don't have 300GB to recover to... how can I go about repairing the RAW partition back to the way it was before?? (perhapse doing a scan …

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Hi friends, Im newbie here and I dont know if this thread suppose to be in this cat sorry for that...so here is my problem, my laptop was broke last week and wont boot anymore. Now, the only thing that I could recover files is by extracting my hard disk and put it into hdd enclosure but the problem is that I could not access some localdisk. It was actually 3 drive partition c,d,e,f the two of them were fine while the other are not accessible(drive c and f) and right clicking them will only result crushing my desktop(win8). Is …

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i want to delete the deleted items from hdd permanently. CMD commands if any ?

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Hi I meet a problem I bought a **WD HDD** (WD2500AAKX) with **SATA3** connection but my **motherboard chipset** only supports **SATA1**. The question is: how to set **jumpers** and to slow down speed at 1.5 Gbps? On the HDD is saying that Jumper on Pin 5-6 slow down to 3 Gbps. When i connect the HDD, the BIOS doesn't see it. And all over the internet it saying that SATA3 is **compatible** with SATA1 chipset **thanks in advance** :)

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Hi. I had 2 HDD in my pc. Today I installed a new HDD in my pc with other two HDD connected. I booted with my default HDD in order to format the new HDD with Win XP format utility. XP isn't showing the actual size of the new drive i connected. More over it is showing only 1 partition of new HDD however, i created 2 partitions in new HDD while installing a new copy of windows in it. What should i do? Please help someone. The size of new HDD is 120 GB but windows is showing only …

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I have tried to clone a HDD to a new one and neither Ghost or Acronis will finish the job. Ghost gets to 98% and just stays there for hours. Acronis gets to 75% and says error on sector .... The HDD that I am cloning is a 1.5GB going to a 2GB WD Black. All the info on the older HDD is there and works fine but there must be some type of error that won't let me finish. I have done a check disk already too. Anyone ever experienced this? What can I do?

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Ok, here's the history of the problem. I have 80GB Hard drive "Samsung sp0411c" and I am using it since two years with my old desktop system with this S.M.A.R.T error at the startup (BIOS). **TWO YEARS BACK** I think there are some bad sectors involved at the last part of the HDD space. There were 4 partitions initially i.e. (C, D, E, & F). The problem started with partition F with following issues; ? Always took so long copying files into F ? System got stuck up when some file(s), folder(s) from F drive were opened and then automatic …

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Got another one for you guys:) Sorry if this seems like a silly/simple question to ask but I have a SATA Hard Drive plugged in to my windows 7 Pro and I'm unable to view it in "My Computer" as a drive. when I look on Disk Management it shows it as "Disk 2" and "Unallocated" I don't seem to have the option to set a drive letter to it. To connect the hard disk to my computer I'm using a [Wnstars Communicator C2 Docking Station](http://www.maplin.co.uk/sata-and-ide-hdd-docking-station-with-hub-and-cardreader-388318) Thanks again in advance=D Blake

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ok i have acer aspire 0ne 721 series with an hitachi 160 gig hdd i have taken it out to reformat it on my computer because it has a password protected and i have forgotten the password the problum is that is showing up in the device manager but not in my computer ive tryed to manage it through the computer but dose not show up and when i restart my computer it dose not show in the start up eather ive tryed to go in to the bios but dont want to touch anything in there with knowing what …

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Hello everyone. Hopefully somebody can help me. I have an old 250 GB external HDD which I used to use for data storage. It's a fairly old model (bought it in 2005) and the USB port on the caddy seems to be broken. At first, I could have the HDD connrcted if the USB cable was in a specific position but that no longer works. I was wondering if someone could tell me if this particular external HDD is, like most, an internal drive in a shell or an actual drive. Unfortunately, I don't have the model number but it's …

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hello everyone, I own one laptop repair shop in Brugnera and recently I got many dead hard drives from Italy, especially Seagate and Western Digital, none of them are detected in the PC. I have over 200 hard disks each month asking for repair and data recovery. I am therefore decided to buy some good data recovery hardware to repair these dead hard drives. I searched long and find in my city one company who is providing those stuff. The company is one reseller of [URL="http://www.salvationdata.com/data-recovery-equipment/index.htm"]SalvationDATA technology[/URL] and they suggested to buy three tools: HD HPE PRO, HD doctor suite …

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I added a second Hard Drive to the extra bay in a HP Pavilion Notebook and it disappers after a few minutes. It then comes back if you reboot and fades out again. Sometimes it will come back and ask you if you want to do something to the new drive. What is happening?

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Hi. Today I bought a used Hard disk. Now I want to format it completely and check for any bad sectors which HDD may have. How can i do this? Tell me the best way to do it. I am Windows user. Hard disk is IDE (not SATA)..

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HELLO DaniWeb, it's been a couple years, sorry for that. Anyways,so here's the story.I was attempting to backup a client's SATA HD by hooking it up to my PC, which uses an IDE HD for the master, and after hooking it up it took an usually long time to boot, after several minutes it gave me an error in which it prompted me to run the diagnostic program that comes with Windows 7 Ultimate. I ran the program and all seemed fine after it did its repair thing, I could see my client's files and what not but regrettably I …

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hi, i m having a problem with my computer. I m using windows 7 professional with sp1 (64-bit). here is my pc configuration: [COLOR="Green"]intel core-i5 (2.8 GHz) (LGA 1155) Gigabyte H67-D2H 2GB RAM 1TB HDD No ext. Graphics Card.[/COLOR] my problem is very weird. Every time i install a new game My computer slows down very much, hangs continuously and after some time it can't boot up properly. It doesn't happen when i have few games like- fifa 11, pes 11. but when i tried to play Singularity or Resident Evil 5 the same thing happens. I think it has …

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Hi everyone, I have on original xbox v1.6 but the hard drive is broken , the program HDDRegenerator says the complete disk has bad sectors. I have an new harddisk, but how can I read the eeprom without eeprom reader. I have no materials for it, and I have no money for it. I still go to school. how can I unlock the broken harddisk to get the hdd info from liveinfo Beta 3 by joshihiro. Gr Jeannot PS: sorry if the english is bad/not good. I'm from the Netherlands

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hi, i m using windows 7(64-bit). I have external hdd-100GB. But it [COLOR="Red"]doesn't show up[/COLOR] in my windows. I have tried it in another pc(& in my desktop before i installed this windows) and it works fine, so it must be a [COLOR="red"]problem with my windows[/COLOR]. I have changed from [COLOR="red"]IDE mode to AHCI mode[/COLOR] to check but it's still same. It isn't working. It doesn't show up in [COLOR="Green"]Device manager or anywhere[/COLOR] , windows simply doesn't catch it. I have tried [COLOR="Red"]different usb ports[/COLOR]. please help me!!! i m in big trouble because of this. thanks in Advance.

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PC - Dell Dimension 8200 - Pentium 4 - 2.8GHz - WinXP SP3 - "born" 2002 I have previously added an extra HDD from a Sky TV PVR. For several years I have had no problem with this 250GB drive. Maxtor DiamondMax 10 - 6L250RO 250GB - PATA133 Jumpered to "Cable Select" I am trying to swap this for a newer drive. Western Digital Caviar Blue - WD5000AAKB 500GB - PATA /16MB Cache Jumpered to "Cable Select" I first put the new HDD in a USB caddy, deleted the existing partition, created a new one (NTFS) and let the PC …

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Hello, As a Mac user and minor maintenance man on XP machines for friends and family, pardon my ignorance on this Windows 7 issue. I bought my father an Iomega portable 320GB HDD for Father's Day For his new HP machine with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. He wants to deny access to all but himself. Easy for me on a Mac. Been searching and all I can find is command line stuff that is well beyond his capabilities and I won't be here to take this into my own hands after a week. Nor do I want to …

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Hi Everyone I am having a problem with a server that is running windows server 2008. I just started working at a company and we were having a vpn connection issue, however before I even got a chance to look at it one of the guys went in and restarted the server. upon coming back up it asked to go to safe mode due to an incomplete shut down then when it started it kept doing this repetitive beeping from the internal speaker, like beeeeeeeeeep.....beeeeeeeep etc. I did a restart to see what the post had actually said and I …

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I have this problem since 3 months. When I turn on my laptop (toshiba A215 s4807) only cooler starts and nthing more (no display, hdd etc.) so I have to wait like 10 minutes with laptop turned on like that and than turn it of an turn on again and it works perfectly. It is a little annoying to wait so long time. Could anyone help me please?

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]19662[/ATTACH]In an [URL="http://www.wdc.com/en/company/pressroom/releases.aspx?release=ba433e4b-bff8-4d99-b60f-7f02aa42f444"]announcement made today, Western Digital (WD) agreed to acquire Hitachi[/URL]’s Global Storage Technologies division for roughly $4.3 billion. With this acquisition, WD, an industry leader in consumer and entertainment-class storage solutions that recently ventured into the solid-state drive market, no-doubt aims to become a major player in the enterprise storage market. Steve Miligan, president and CEO of Hitachi GST said "Together we can provide customers worldwide with the industry's most compelling and diverse set of products and services, from innovative personal storage to solid state drives for the enterprise," Mr. Miligan will join WD as president, reporting to …

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This isn't the first time I've had this problem and the last time I had it, I didn't note down how I fixed it. I just spent the last hour or so looking for solutions to this online and to my surprise, nowhere actually has an answer. My external hard drive would randomly disconnect for just under a second then reconnect. When searching online, I found someone suggesting that the USB port doesn't have enough power to it to power the hard drive and suggested unplugging all non-essential USB devices. I didn't think it would solve it but I tried …

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Hello everyone, I have one friend who works in port richey, Florida and he dropped his laptop with Seagate momentus drive, now his drive is not detected, no response, no clicking, it seems completely dead...Who can recommends one good data recovery company there equipped with clean room and good data recovery tools? The most important is to have good prices for crashed drives...

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