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dead SATA drive
Smartmontools can help you continually monitor your drives and predict imminent failure.

Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Smartmontools helps you keep an eye on the health of your hard disk and SSD drives. SMART is the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology built-in to modern drives, and smartmontools reads the SMART data. It's not 100 percent accurate at predicting imminent drive failure, so, as you...
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hard drive
This tutorial shows how to use "parted" to format a USB flash drive. The procedure can be used on any storage device, external or internal.

How to Format Storage Devices in Linux

Managing storage devices -- whether they are internal hard drives, SSDs, PCIe SSDs, or external USB devices -- is always a tricky task. With a tiny mistake, you may lose data or wrongly format your drive in a way that can lead to data corruption. In this article, I will talk about some of the...
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Time is of the essence when rescuing your files from a dying hard drive.

GNU ddrescue – The Best Damaged Drive Rescue

When you rescue your data from a dying hard drive, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to copy your data, the more you risk losing. GNU ddrescue is the premium tool for copying dying hard drives, and any block device such as CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, Compact Flash, SD cards -- anything that is...
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