SCSI Read10 vs Read16?

Which case would be considered correct? Doing reads with a Read 16 command no matter if the LBA's are 32 or 64 bit...

Python causing: IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device: '../results/32766.html' on disk with lots of space?

I am running a Python script that is causing the above error. The unusual thing is this script is running on a diff...

Does cloning a hard drive also copy over errors like bad sectors??

For example, I have Windows 7 on a hard drive where SMART reports "many bad sectors". If I buy a new hard drive, and...

Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument??

I'm trying to delete a partition on a UFD using Diskpart. I am running it through an elevated CMD prompt. But the pr...

Is my OS installed onto my SSD??

I ordered a new laptop that came with a 500 GB HDD, so I added a 128 GB SSD. I kind of assumed they would install th...

What is a bare or OEM hard drive??

I am looking for a new internal hard drive for laptop and found the terms like Bare drive and OEM drive. I searche...

How to connect Western Digital “My passport” using other means??

I have a Western Digital My Passport 500Gb external Harddrive where the USB connection on the drive seems to have wo...

Immediately spin down a HDD on Windows?

I have 2 non-system SATA HDDs which are not mapped to a dir and normally kept 'offline' on my Windows 7 OS. Even thi...

What does NOEXEC flag mean when mounting directories on RHEL??

I am trying to understand the NOEXEC flag when mounting. I am having an execution issue within the /tmp directory o...

What do the current, worst, and threshold SMART values mean??

I have a 2TB internal hard drive that might be failing. It spends several minutes at 100% usage when I first turn it...

No CoreStorage logical volume groups found?

I ran the following command on my Mac diskutil corestorage revert BE18BCE1-9DEA-494F-84F0-9EFC34AFB9AE And now ru...

My PC slows down when downloading?

I have a very strange issue, my PC seems to slow down when I get to download something fast. The mouse moves slow an...

CHS to LBA mapping - (Disk Storage)?

Before LBA you simply had the physical mapping of a disk, which originally disk access with the BIOS on an old a IBM...

How much slower is a RAID 1 hard drive compared to no RAID??

How much slower is RAID 1 than no RAID at all? I have heard that RAID 1 provides peace of mind (because of mirrorin...