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Software that interacts with a physical disk on a computer.

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Software for NBD files

I have a Seagate External Hard Drive on which I had backed up everything from my previous computer. Now I have a new HP Envy Windows 10 computer. When I try to open the Seagate HD files (mostly NBD) ...
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Software to clean unnecessary memory from my PC without making any kind of damage?

I do have a lot of unnecessary data in my C-drive, some of them are from previously installed software and some are just some temporary files... Can you suggest me some good software to clean them ...
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What sofware to encrypt whole drives, Google drive folder, keeping access on Android and good performances?

I would like to encrypt my drives and data on Windows 10, but I need some recommendation to use the appropriate software(s). On my system drive, I have the "Backup and sync" Google software and the ...
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How to get Win 9X OEMSetup working from same C:\ USB stick as the Boot Disk

Dear Community of the Superuser forums, For information:I got Windows ME Boot Disk to run on a USB-Stick just like Win98 Boot Disk can by using a hex editor and changing 2 hex values from 75 to EB, ...
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disk monitoring by process with full details (advanced diskmon)

is there any software i can use to track or monitor full disk activity of a process? like "diskmon", but the problem is, it doesnt show: 1_file paths (instead of disk sectors) 2_which process trying ...
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is there any encryption software for HDD servers?

I am working in a company which they want to encrypt they entire hard disk if someone wants to pulls it out from server. I searched a lot about windows bit-locker or some alternative software's but ...
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HDD healthcheck tool bootable from USB stick

I found a few old SATA HDDs that I would like to use as NAS. Since I haven't been using them for a while I would like to make sure they are healthy (no bad sectors, etc.). I have an old laptop with ...
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What Windows tools can access and decrypt Mac hard drives?

In my project, I have some encrypted Mac hard drives (apfs), and I am required to access the data from some Windows 10 machine. I tried to use HFSexplorer to extract all possible partitions. But most ...
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Data recovery software able to use healthy samples

Please, does exist this kind of files recovery software? Actualy I would need: the software which will search 1TB ISO (the copy of the bad 1TB external NTFS harddrive). And will recover the files. ...
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Looking for a tool to check Hard Drive health for multiple computers

Looking for a tool that can check Hard Drive health using S.M.A.R.T. Ideally it will be able to detect any bad hard drives and gives us a notification. I want to install this on multiple computers so ...
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Software for syncing two external hard disks regularly

I'm trying to find a reliable and user friendly software that can be used to sync between two external hard drives (one way) in order to keep them in sync and have the data
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Recovering data from RAW image of a dying hard disk

My 1TB Seagate hard disk stopped working few days ago. I was trying to backup the data as much as possible. But after copying nearly 100GB, the NTFS drives become RAW drives. I tried many software (...
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How to make HDD to be a lazy copy of SSD?

I want to build a Windows 10 PC with 500GB SSD and 500GB HDD (and other disks, but they are not important in this question). How to make that HDD to be a silent copy of the SSD? I mean all data on ...
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What cost effective alternatives are there to Jetico BestCrypt?

I'm currently assessing alternatives to Truecrypt, Veracypt and others (as discussed in the post here). Jetico BestCrypt appears to be a viable paid competitor to options such as Bitlocker. It isn't ...
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What, preferably open-source, program allows me to full format a secondary HDD on Windows 10 without creating a file system?

I've been using the built-in full format feature on Windows 10 However - after the full format - I feel uneasy when I see files displayed on a HDD in the Windows file Explorer that Windows ...
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Gratis Windows software to check hard drive

Please recommend gratis Windows software to check every sector on a hard drive. I just want read verification for each sector; I don't need write verification. Can be a GUI app, or run from the ...
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Disk cloning for failing disk

I have a failing disk with thousands of relocated sectors, and a few pending ones. This disk need to be cloned to an SSD of equal size. However, cloning tools fail with a permission denied error ...
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Cache popular files on a local SSD from a large repository of files on a local/LAN spin drive

A friend of mine has a relatively small SSD as his primary drive and he likes to store, in addition to the OS and applications, all his CAD data and other documents. Currently, he saving up for a ...
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Photo management system for NAS

We are operating a Synology 1517+ NAS which is responsible for storing images (PNG, JPEG etc.), however there are other non-photo/video files stored as well. We are looking for an organisational tool ...
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Software to Freeze Changes to a Windows PC

Years ago I was told someone got software installed on their Windows XP workstation that essentially froze the current state of the drive. While it was turned on, I'm guessing all writes were ...
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Is there an alternative for active tools for formatting and creating partition?

I'm trying to format my usb pendrive with one of those low level options like Gutmann, DoD or filling with zeros to wipe all data. I used Active DVD tools on Windows XP SP3 for years, but I always ...
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Secure delete disks with Raspberry (delete station)

I'm about to backup files from various hard disks and I need to securely delete the hard disks before I get rid of them. At the moment I'm using my PC and SysInternals SDelete. Deleting a disk via ...
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SMART monitoring apps recommendations, and can Windows 10 monitor it on its own?

Sometimes SMART parameters can be useful for predicting HDD level of wear. After a recent HDD crash, I've looked at apps like CrystalInfo and HDD Sentinel, but can you recommend one that is best at ...
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macOS application for showing external HDD usage?

I'm planning on selling a used external HDD on eBay. Are there any applications for macOS out there (preferably free) that can show me the usage statistics for the drive so that I can let potential ...
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Generate partial Disk Images

I have a external HDD that produces random read failures (and it would after that show errors for all subsequent read access until I switch it off/on again) S.M.A.R.T information shows that the ...
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Raw partitioning software for Windows 10

Almost all partitioning software that I've seen does mandatory filesystem checking and data moving before actually changing the partition table. I'm looking for a software that does raw partitioning (...
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Linux hard drive speed test

I would like a lhard drive speed test software. I have tried black magic but it doesn't appear to support Linux. What are my options?
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Recommendation for a hard drive panic button to securely erase hard drive in case of emergency

I work with some folks who do disaster relief in different parts of the world. One concern that they have is that unfriendly governments or local officials might come into their offices at anytime and ...
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Syncing cloud storage with external hard drive

I basically want to have a clone of my External HDD uploaded to a cloud service. I need a way to execute a 2-way sync every time the External HDD is plugged in. So, the changes made to the cloud (new ...
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Disk wipe/erase tools

I have a large number of HDDs which I have the intention to sell. So I need to erase them. I was thinking to buy tool from Blancco or White Canyon. Which tool you advise me to buy? Maybe some other ...
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Cloning a bitlocked HDD to SSD

I would like to upgrade my corporate laptop to an SSD drive without going through the tedious process of getting our IT team to do it. Can I make an exact copy of my bitlocked system and trick my ...
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Encrypted external disk, with no need to enter password each time

There are many solutions to encrypt an external disk. Unfortunately, they require me to type my long password every time I plug the disk, which is several times per day. My special need: I don't want ...
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Windows utility to spin-down unused HDDs (alternative to RevoSleep)?

I have a decent Core i7 PC, running Windows 10, and due to amounts of raw data I'm working with every other day, I have 5 SATA HDDs installed in addition to system SSD drive. Well, the thing is that I ...
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Alternative to Disk Utility mac

So i'm trying to resize a partition on my backup drive without erasing my data (see here). I have been talking to some of my friends about this since my other question currently has no responses, ...
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Tool to replicate a computer with Windows/Linux dual boot

I have 6 identical laptops with nothing installed on them. I want to install OS, application software and drivers into all of them. How can I achieve that with minimum efforts and time. I have tried ...
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Measure disk writes

I'm looking for software to monitor/count running apps disk usage, not like Windows TaskManager and ResourcesMonitor do. I need some kind of summary: | app | disk usage (summary from start) | I'm ...
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Easy util for formatting hard drive with GPT and grub2?

Is there a util to easily format an empty hard drive (or convert an existing set of partitions) so the drive afterwards has: GPT partitions, and... is grub2 ready, and... can still boot "legacy" OS ...
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Encrypt my external hard disk (Linux + OS X + Windows)

I have some external hard disks. I have encrypted them with the default encryption utility that comes with OS X, so I get encrypted HFS+ disks. Now I need to encrypt the same disks, but I need to be ...
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In place recovery of 6 TB external hard drive (repair File Allocation Table)

I have a 6 TB external hard drive which suddenly does not show up in the Windows Explorer (so, I can't run Chkdsk on it). Disk Manager doesn't give me many options, other than to format. I could run ...
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Extend system drive (C:) partition in windows 10

After installing Windows 10 on C: drive with other programs that partition is getting too close to full. I want to increase C: drive size, I checked third party software but all are payable. EASEUS ...
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On-the-fly encryption solution for external drive

I am looking to create an external drive with important information and would like to encrypt this drive as well. I would need to have a software that would allow me to view and run files inside the ...
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Disc cloning tool with the option to exclude folders

I am looking for a disc cloning tool that can create and restore a bootable disk image of a windows PC with boot sector, MBR, recovery partition, etc. However the disk image should be as small as ...
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Convert NTFS volume to exFAT

Is there a tool/utility under any operating system, or standalone bootable disk image that can convert a filesystem/partition/volume from NTFS to exFAT? NTFS is the native filesystem of modern ...
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Software to copy Windows 10 onto a virtual hard disk for Virtual PC or VMWare

My IOmega hard drive used to come with software named V Clone, with which I could create images of the whole system. It could also clone a system onto a virtual hard drive. Unfortunately this company ...
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Cross-platform virtual disk or volume

Basically I need some software that can mount a virtual disk file as a disk or a volume file as a volume, that works for both Windows and Linux. For example, Windows' built-in support for VHD files ...
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NTFS driver for MacBook Pro (OS X)

I plugged in an external drive I have been using in my Windows computer to my MacBook Pro and I do not have write access to it. When going to the info pane, it says "read only access". What is the ...
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What is a good alternative to spinrite for OS X?

Currently, SpinRite does not support OS X...or only supports it through a VM which means much of it's functionality will not work. In short, SpinRite offers repair and recovery and preventative ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Alert on desktop on full local disk

I am looking for a desktop program that will monitor my local filesystems and pop up an alert once the usage reaches a certain threshold. I know lots of solutions for the server environment, but that ...
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Benchmark disks on Linux

I am looking for a program to benchmark whole disk and show access time for different sectors on a disk. (I use HD Tune for that purpose on Microsoft Windows)
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Whole disk encryption on a tablet (that has no pre-boot keyboard)

I am researching methods to encrypt whole disk on tablet. I would like to encrypt my tablet that comes with Dual Boot OS, with pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1. Let's start with what ...