Forum discussion tagged with data.
  1. D

    Question I'm looking for a program that can scan drives and find exact folders (with same content) with different names ?

    hello i i have lot of folders and many duplicate folders on few hard drives, i wanted to know is there any progream that can scan all hard drives at once and show me folders that have the *exact* same content inside? i want them to be marked or something so i can delete some duplicates folders...
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    Question I need RAID advice and help to sort massive piles of data (with lots of HDDs and SSDs) ?

    hello so i dont know exactly how to start it so i will start by saying the equimpent i have (im normal home user) and after that i will tell the story behind it.. ok so: QNAP TR 002 SYNOLOGY DS220J and some orico raid enclosure HP ELITE DESK 800 G2 SFF and a gaming pc that can support 4 hdds...
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    Question getting rid of a old printer, is there any sensitive data or stuff that has to be deleted?

    hi, I am new to this forum so sorry if this question is not valid in this section I have a old printer that I want to get rid off, but I want to know if there is any sensitive data in the printer that has to be deleted first the printer its a canon pixma mp495, I plugged it into the PC and it...
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    Question Need help for retrieving old internal SSD data

    Hey everyone, I recently encountered an issue with my old laptop, which seems to have a problem with either the graphics card or the motherboard. In order to retrieve my data, I removed the ADATA XNS381E-128GM-B SSD that contained all my files, including Windows 10. Now, I'm attempting to...
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    Question How to retrieve data from internal SSD (ADATA AXNS381E-128GM-B)?

    Hey everyone, I recently encountered an issue with my old laptop, which seems to have a problem with either the graphics card or the motherboard. In order to retrieve my data, I removed the ADATA XNS381E-128GM-B SSD that contained all my files, including Windows. Now, I'm attempting to...
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    Question Drive permissions issue causing lost files and access issues

    On Win11 after doing a windows update (1 security update installed) I restarted my computer to find my main external storage drive was not accessible and the icon was a white sheet of paper instead of the drive icon. I could not eject it at first - it said it was in use by something. After...
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    Question corrupted M.2 ssd sandisk not formattable

    Hi, i have an issue, the ssd drive sandiskZ400s M.2 128 GB was on a laptop and it stops to work. So I bought an external M2. flash drive and I'm tryng to check or making a diagnostic of the drive from windows. I'm not able to format the unit fort the partition tool of windows. I tried chkdsk E...
  8. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] Converting RAID 5 to RAID 10 Using Intel RSTCLI Tool

    Hi All, I am currently running 4x 4TB WD Gold Re HDDs in my HP Z640 workstation/server. These drives are in a RAID 5 array using the built in Intel(R) C600+/C220+ series chipset sSATA RAID Controller. My goal is to convert the current array from its RAID 5 level to a RAID 10 level. I have...
  9. Leonniar

    [SOLVED] Destination Folder Access Denied

    Hello guys, Recently Windows <Mod Edit> up my computer and now after a format of my C drive, I copied all its contents using ubuntu and now I am copying them over. 99% of the files get the "Destination Folder Access Denied" error so pretty much out of the 40GB of files about 500MB get copied...
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    Question Intel Raid 0

    Hi, I just got a new ASUS laptop. Supposed to have two 1TB drives. Technically it does, but my storage is Intel Raid 0. I plan on upgrading my NVMe's to 2TB each in the future. If I'm going to lose my data to change from Intel RAID 0, I'd rather do it now before I install anything. I plan...
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    [SOLVED] Moving Data from Old HDD to a new PC with a SSD

    My parent's old PC that they bought in 2013 has stopped booting, its old and really slow so instead of trying to fix it, I want to get them a brand new PC with an SSD. They have important files on the HDD of the old PC and would want to transfer all the data from there to the new PC. How would I...
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    Question Slow Data Transfer Speeds

    Hi, I've bought two pro grade v90 sd cards and their dual sd slot reader(USB 3.2 gen 2 reader) and I have a dedicated USB 3.1 and type C PCIe card (Vantec 2-Port USB 3.1 Gen II Type-A/C PCIe Host Card). Yet I am seeing speeds of 42mb/sec. Can you please help me with this bottle neck?
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    Question Seagate 8TB One touch with HUB (USB 3.0 and UCB C) extremely slow write speeds

    updated on: 07/07/2022 I am using a brand new Seagate 8TB One touch with HUB (USB 3.0 and UCB C) with extremely slow write speeds I have observed extremely slow data access write speeds. I am importing and processing image files from 5 MB to about 30 MB. The speeds are very slow unlike my...
  14. wooziefub

    Question Fastest way to transfer files from pc to pc

    Hey, i've got a question. I really need to transfer 200GB of data from one pc to another, and was thinking what would be the fastest way to do that. I thought about transfering through an app like teamviewer or just straight up transfer via LAN, but would that be fast? Thank you!
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    Question Excel data type changed by itself when using Pivot?

    Hey! So I have an excel datasheet which uses PowerPivot to import data from a plain txt file. One of the columns is just dates. I have set the date format in the Pivot editor interface, but for some reason every new entry added to the txt file (same format as all the other ones), the dates...
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  17. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] Is NetShare safe, secure, and encrypted?

    Hello. I would like to use my tablet as a Hot Spot to give internet access to all my devices, without connecting my devices to unsecured Wi-Fi, and risking getting viruses. So, this is what i did: I downloaded NetShare+ on my tablet. I connected my tablet to a Wi-Fi network that isn't secured...
  18. J

    [SOLVED] Did I break $3000 worth of HDDs?

    I was moving around to talk to my cat (had to make a moment (new kitty)) and my knee smashed into the hard wood desk that contains 13 HDDs (external, stacked). The force was kind of large, I could have hit a kick ball around 20-30 feet. Is it possible that I damaged my HDDs? (I think I know...
  19. TheFlash1300

    Is it safe to use the laptop while copy/paste is active?

    Hello. I often make large transfers from one device to another, as well as from one folder to another within the laptop's SSD, and from the SSD to the USB flash drive. Most of the time, i run Topaz programs, and other heavy programs, leading to the point where the CPU usage of my CPU is 85-100%...
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    Question USB3 Data transfer throttling to 40mbps?!

    Hey everyone, Please help! This issue only seems to affect USBA-C cables. Its the change from A-C or C-A which is the issue. So this is on multiple windows 10 machines (a desktop and laptop), same issue. I have tried transferring from/to SSD drives, CFExpress cards, internal Nvme drives...
  21. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] SanDisk Cruzer Force - write/erase cycles

    Hello. Recently, i bought a USB drive, SanDisk Cruzer Force, with a storage amount of 64 gigabytes. Since USB drives don't support S.M.A.R.T, i can't see how many write/erase cycles my USB has. So, can someone, who is familiar with USBs and the technology SanDisk uses in their USBs, tell me how...
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    [SOLVED] Will windows allow me to format a drive that has data in it?

    So I have a new computer, and I had an old computer that stopped working recently and nothing can be done about it so I decided to use the 1 terabyte nvme ssd in it to put it in my new pc, for more storage and for more faster storage than my hard drive. However, the old ssd has the old computers...
  23. R

    [SOLVED] Need help migrating data from one drive to google drive

    i basically need to make a copy of all the data on one drive to gdrive. I use good sync currently but it is very,very,very slow. I tried cyberduck but it crashes randomly and is not reliable at all. The data I have to transfer is around 4.5tb. I have tried mover but the task just gets queued...
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    Question Can a PNG file with defective bit still be opened ?

    Dear all If a PNG file has 1 or more bit, that is either unreadable, corrupt or broken. What happens, if the file is opened in MS Paint or another software? Would an error message appear saying something / file uable to open? Would the software try to repair or fill the gap? Is it the same for...
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    [SOLVED] Recover data from accidentally formatted hard drive

    Hi. I have a M.2 Sata with Windows 10 and a HDD 1 TB for data. I replaced the M.2 Sata with a NVMe. In the section of the Windows 10 installer (USB) where you select the partition you want to install de OS, there was the NVMe and the HDD. Accidentally I formatted the HDD (I had tons of data)...
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    [SOLVED] is there a secure way to back up a HHD?

    Hello guys! Here I am asking a dumb question, but here me out... I kinda have a reason for this... So, I build my first PC in 2017, nothing fancy, its an 7th Gen i5 with a NVIDIA 710 Graphics, I'm old school, so I bought a DVD/Blu-Ray optic unit, just to have it there, Anyway... I had an non...
  27. J

    [SOLVED] Does the router matter when using wired connection ?

    Hello, I have a Question regarding routers, as I am considering to buy a new one. I currently have my ISP's router which is a HUAWEI B528s-23a. The router is a Plug&Play kinda model, where i just insert the SIM-Card and plug it into the Power outlet of my wall. My current Data Plan is 40Mbit/s...
  28. Sereck132

    [SOLVED] Laptop Destroyed, SSD intact. How to recover data?

    My Dad dropped my laptop, resulting in the computer completely being snapped in two. I’m unsure how to recover the data, as I have no experience with SSD’s.
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    [SOLVED] Safest and best way to transfer HDD data to SSD

    I just got an external SSD for my laptop and I'm trying to transfer all HDD data from the laptop, into the new SSD so windows will be faster. What is the easiest and best way to do this, because downloading shady programs to help worries me, and I want to have the most safe and secure way to...
  30. itsMHmoon

    [SOLVED] Can't connect my PC to the internet through the LAN port.

    Hi, Recently my pc couldn't connect to the internet through the LAN connection to my router (Archer C6). Then I troubleshoot this problem, later it shows me that there is no driver! Later I went to the device manager to check if the driver issue. But I couldn't find the driver I had to...
  31. FurriestFerret

    [SOLVED] Local Storage and Backup Solution to Avoid Data Corruption

    Hello, For years I have improvised my own backup "system" to protect my data. I would rather my car fall into a volcano than loose the 700ish GB of data on my main SSD. Can you answer my questions about how data works and give me some advice? For some background, I exclusively use a laptop and...
  32. J

    [SOLVED] How to transfer Windows and should you partition SDD?

    I'm sorry if this is a wrong forum but I can't google anymore. Please help me. I need explanation for dummies. I'm probably smart enough (IQ-wise) to follow detailed instructions, but I don't understand anything about how anything works. I have a 5 years old laptop with a HDD disk. I never used...
  33. K

    Question Help with DDRescue

    Hi, I happen to have a 500GB HDD that won't open properly. It is detectable both under Windows and Ubuntu. So, I decided to follow the most common guide I found online, back it up. I use DDRescue to clone/copy whatever is possible to a 4TB HDD. After running it for 2d 22h 24m, the process...
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    Question Google Sheets Help - Countif Function not working with Data Validation

    Hi all, I am creating an absent tracker for my department and have stumbled across an issue. I would like to keep track of the total amount of sick leave, dependency leave and compassionate leave days for the year. I would also like to include half days (AM/PM). I have tried the following...
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    Question SSD won't boot and unrecognised

    My SSD became very slow one day then after a few days stopped working all together. Now when I try boot I am forever taken to the bios. My disk does not show under the bios however other drives do. I have tried other sata cables to no avail. If I boot the pc using another drive that has windows...
  36. jayplzno

    [SOLVED] Is USB tethering using my 5gb of hotspot or my "unlimited" data?

    Hey so im in a <Mod Edit> house rn and my parents took the wifi away. So i went out and upgraded my data plan to an "unlimited" data plan + 5gb of hotspot from net10/tracfone, and it gets the job done for 50$ a month and im happy, thing is, i have a laptop as well and today i found out about the...
  37. P

    [SOLVED] 0x80042453 error when installing windows

    Hello there , While I was working with my laptop , It suddenly turned off then I tried to turn it on , I realize that windows cannot be loaded and it keeps saying "no boot sector on internal hard drive" , I tried to install windows but it was unsuccessful at selecting and making new partition ...
  38. P

    [SOLVED] Cloned Drive Data Missing

    I used Aomei Backupper Standard 6.4 Free version to clone my XPG M.2 PCIE SSD 1TB to my external Seagate Hard drive 7 TB. Once cloning was complete, I noticed an issue with partition 3. The data size of partition 3 for the source is 653.97 GB, whereas the data size of partition 3 for the clone...
  39. antonis mark

    [SOLVED] transferring my installation to a new PC

    hi, I am building my new PC after many years but I would like to know if I can move my whole installation of windows to this new PC (of course I don't care if windows get deactivated) I also know that I can just do a clean installation but I have a lot of unused software, old games and their...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] Internal HDD unallocated after installion in new PC

    I recently upgraded my PC and with this did a fresh install of windows. I wanted to temporarly connect my old HDD's to transfer the data over to the new m.2 that I have, but the HDD isn't showing in the file explorer. It is however showing up in disk management but as "unallocated". I have...