hard drive – why is this happening to my HDDs with Win 10?

I am having a very strange problem with win 10 pro 2004.
I installed my OS and LOL folder in SSD drive. Also I have 3 HDDs seagate G drive, wd black 2tb D drive
I run calculator.exe => wd black makes reading noise, while seagate parks its head. Same thing as when I close calculator.exe (also happens with all of windows programs)
I run Lol game, my hdd again reads file (why idk) then after champion selection to loading screen, again my hdds sing their noise and park head.
I already disable superfetch, windows defender, pagefile, search index.
I really dont know why this is happening but the problems would be solved when I unplug all of my hdds.
Haha i am so mad!

partitioning – Ubuntu partitions on 1 ssd and 2 hdds

I need help.
I want to use my 120 gb ssd for the ubuntu os,and the other 2hdds of 1tb each, for the programs and applications I will install.
Which directories should I put on ssd and which on the hdds.And if is possible a way to use simultaneously for storage.Or at least when 1 is full the other.
Can you guide me?
Thank you for your time.

security – Why did the concept of “write-protecting” carry over from floppy disks to USB memsticks and especially external USB HDDs?

Many times, I’ve wished to plug in my backup hard disks into my PC without the risk of any of the data being deleted, overwritten, or modified in any manner. Purely for “inspection” and copying over certain files from it.

But, unlike on the old floppies, there’s just no hardware switch anywhere to enable “read-only” mode, or “write-protected mode”. Why?

This very simple, mechanical thing was a thing back then, but later, “we” decided that it was unnecessary?

physical – How long can I reasonably expect my external USB HDDs and memory sticks to last?

I have a number of external USB HDDs (nearly all of them 2.5″) in my fireproof safe. They are between 7 and 9 years old. (For a period of two years, I bought one almost every month until I had enough for me to feel as if it was not logically possible for all of them to die on me at the same time.)

There’s also a bunch of USB memsticks, not much younger than the HDDs.

I take them out on a rolling schedule and sync new data to a couple of them from my main computer, then put them back. It’s a chore, but I pride myself on not willingly uploading my data to some “cloud” storage. (One would have to be a fool to assume that they can’t, or won’t be able to later, break current encryption.)

For years now, I’ve had a nagging feeling in the back of my head that I should be replacing the old ones, or at least prepare a couple of new ones to take their place when they inevitably die on me.

Other than the purely practical problems of cost and getting them here (long story), it just feels weird to me. This might be a sign that I’m getting really old, but it feels like I just bought these disks. They certainly don’t feel almost a decade old! Furthermore, I’ve barely used them according to myself. They’ve mostly been resting in their cozy safe, only regularly getting any “action” in the form of I/O. It feels like I’ve not been “wearing and tearing” on them nearly as much as would be the case if I, for example, was some kind of GoPro action adventurer who has a backpack of HDDs with him on his wild trips into the mountains, where he constantly transfers large video files and exposes them to heavy impacts from rocks and the ground and whatnot.

I have seen and heard absolutely zero signs of them starting to die on me. I don’t remember how long the warranty was, but I suspect something ridiculous such as 2-3 years or something. I cannot imagine buying a hard disk which dies after 3 years. I frankly feel as if these are going to last for hundreds of years at this pace, but who knows? Maybe all of them die on me now, and there goes all my data… A frightening thought in many ways, given my empty existence.

On the other hand, if this were the year 2000 and I had a HDD from 1991 (-9 years), I would’ve seen that as ancient back then…

Is there a non-hard disk company-sponsored report or general advice for how long these things can be expected to last in reality?

There’s also the problem of barely any physical space left inside the safe to put any further disks, so I’d ideally have one of them die on me, then replace that, then another dies, and I replace that, etc. But what if they all go at once? Planned obsolescence?

Everything always comes down to money. I just cannot afford some kind of “tape system” for long-term proper archiving.

Dedicated Server: new (raid1 hdds) or old (cheaper, ssd with high hours)?

Hello from old Software Engineer, new to WHT.

I have to replace an low traffic, aging Ionos dedicated server which has had two drive fail… | Read the rest of https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1817645&goto=newpost

Windows Server 2012 R2 storage spaces: x2 HDDs Lost Comms, both have the same descriptive name


I have a server with x36 3TB installed, all are assigned to a single storage set with x3 virtual drives.
I have discovered that physical units x2 have failed and the operational state says Communication lost. Unfortunately, this has gone unnoticed for some time, however, I still have a relatively functional system, for now.
To solve this problem, I initially tried the Reset Disk option, but it was in vain.
Then I tried Remove Disk, this also failed.

My next step was to extract and replace only one of the failed units with an identical part. The new album was included in the Primordial Group, so I added it to Group 01 and set it to Automatic with the hope that something positive would happen, but nothing happened.
I noticed that when looking at the Physical Disks window, the failed x2 units and the new one do not show information in the Chassis field, however, all the units that work show the enclosure and the slot number.

For my next step, I am seeing the use of PowerShell to remove the disks and remove them. I have not tried this method yet because the descriptive names of the failed x2 units are identical, PhysicalDisk-1.

I don't have a HotSpare to play and now I'm in a hurry trying to solve this problem.
Any help would be highly appreciated.