SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is one of the most common bus interfaces for connecting mass storage devices to a computer system.

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Sata Drive in IDE Motherboard

I have an old Dell desktop computer that I'm trying to turn into an Home Media Server. The original hard drive is only 80GB so I recently bought a second Hitachi 1TB Sata drive. I also bought a ...
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SAS or SATA-> Does SAS offer better random IO over SATA?

I am pondering a difficult question. Should I choose SAS or SATA? I ask, because I building an IO intensive application, and would like to know if the benefits of SAS outweigh those of SATA (enough to ...
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How can I get or make a USB to SATA-power cable?

I have a 2.5 inch SATA SSD that I want to power from an internal USB port. The SSD requires 5 volts, so I see this as being possible. I already have the data connection for the SSD, I just need to ...
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Linux detects only 4 of my 6 SATA drives

The issue I'm having is that only the first 4 of my 6 drives are showing up - sda through sdd. No sde+sdf in udev, no sde+sdf in /sys/block. I have an MSI 760GM-P23FX motherboard, and as near as I ...
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Where do I connect the two red SATA cables on my motherboard? [closed]

I have a Compaq Presario PC SR5110NX. The Processor is AMD Athlon 64 3800+. It has 512 MB of RAM and a 40GB Hard Drive. I'm running Windows XP Professional on it. I have 2 SATA drives, one is black ...
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How to diagnose disk errors when disk appears to be ok?

I have a six-month-old 1TB Seagate drive formatted into 2 NTFS partitions, and the disk appeared to be failing with Windows dropping down from UDMA to PIO mode, reporting Delayed Write Errors, and ...
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Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Stas BAD, Back up and replace

I have an laptop top hard drive I was trying to use to my new media computer. The case is small and can accommodate for 2 2.5" drives, no 3.5" drives. I had been using the hard drive as storage hard ...
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Determining if motherboard has SAS compatibility and SAS software RAID compatibility?

What specs are you supposed to look for in a motherboard to determine if it has SAS compatibility and SAS software RAID compatibility built into it? I'm looking under the details of this: ...
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FreeNAS ZFS questions about CPU, Ram, & HD speed

I'd like to build the most energy efficient NAS possible but still be able to run FreeNAS with ZFS. I've been looking at Atom processors, but haven't found any that could support more than 4gb of ...
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How can I mount this hard drive?

I pulled this hard drive out of an old HP laptop. I thought I could mount it because the label on the hard drive says it's a SATA: Does anyone recognize what type of SATA interface is on this hard ...
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Does it affect performance if I re-use IDE Hard Drives with a SATA convertor?

I'm planning to assemble my PC.. but want to re-use a little from the old one. I just want to know if it will hamper the performance. I have two 250GB IDE hard drives. Will it drastically affect the ...
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Software to perform RAID on different drive technology (IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD)

May I know if there is any software (in Windows) that can perform RAID on different type of drive technology in a single computer? From my understanding, Hardware RAID card is needed to perform RAID ...
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How do I enable SATA 3 on my computer or check if it is enabled?

My HDD is a WD5000AAKX, the Shop keeper told me that it is 6gb/s meaning SATA III right ? How would I know if its working at SATA 3 6.0gb/s? My system: Intel Corei7 920 Gigabyte X58A UD7 AMD ...
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SATA III SSD drive on IDE controller - Runs in UDMA 6 is OK but slow transfers 80MB/s - expect 133MB/s

I have bought a OCZ Agility 3 SSD drive to build into my ASUS laptop. Because the drive is a SATA (III) drive and the laptop has only IDE connectors, i use a Fevi/Apple Second drive Caddy to put it ...
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Connected my sata II SSD using an esata cable, is that correct?

I connected my osz vertex 2 using a cable that says eSata on it. Is this cable correct in terms of giving me the correct amount of throughput? Is should be able to support 3 GB/s I believe.
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Adding SATA III via expansion card

Booting (Window7 64bt) off an SSD (cruicial's SATAIII model) though the mobo is only SATAII. It's time to replace my secondary drive with a new 1T+ spindle model and expect that to be SATAIII as well ...
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Running Ubuntu off a USB drive?

I was wondering if a USB 2.0 Thumb drive has enough bandwidth to act as a primary system drive in an Ubuntu Linux server. More specifically an SAN server. I am running an iSCSI target, ZFS and ...
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My external HD turned to RAW - How to recover my data?

I have an external HD (WD MyBook Essentials) with all of my backups (1TB) for some unknown reason, when I try to connect the drive (Tried several interfaces: eSATA/plugged it into my PC/USB) I get ...
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Why have SATAs replaced PATAs these days?

It seems to me that the general trend in computers is going towards parallel architectures wherever you go. But I've noticed that the term 'SATA' appears much more often than 'PATA' these days... ...
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In BIOS, what does “SATA Controller” with the ability to select either IDE or RAID mean?

In my BIOS, I've got a setting called "SATA Controller" that can select either IDE or RAID. It's currently set to IDE. What does this setting mean, and will bad things happen if I change it? My ...
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WD20EARS 2TB Compatibility Issues

I have a system that runs the Asus P5Q Pro mother board and I recently added the 2TB WD Green HDD (WD20EARS). I formatted it NTFS with MBR. The system has been running for a week now without any ...
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Is there a reliable IDE to SATA converter?

I got a cheap PATA to SATA converter on eBay because my box doesn't have any SATA ports left for the SATA Blu-ray writer I recently purchased. It only half works, which of course is worse than a ...
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What could be blocking my cloned drive to boot?

I just finished cloning my disk to a new SATA drive of the exact same model using xxclone. I used the copy volume Id and created boot record info using the options in xxclone. However, now that I ...
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Does anyone know the exact symptoms of the Intel 6 SATA bug? [closed]

There has been a bug discovered http://www.anandtech.com/show/4142/intel-discovers-bug-in-6series-chipset-begins-recall It was acknowledged by Intel and recalls have been ordered. However, since ...
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Does a longer SATA-II cable have an effect on the system's performance?

I have a full tower case. I put my DVD-RW on top of the case. Therefore a regular cable won't reach it and I bought a longer cable (100 cm). In the future, I will buy longer cables for my two hard ...
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How to determine which revision of the SATA is supported by the chipset?

I've got a laptop Asus K50IN that, according to the specification, uses NVIDIA MCP75L chipset. How do I determine which revision of the SATA interface is supported by my laptop?
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SATA drives: What is the difference b/w IDE mode and AHCI?

I just built a PC for the first time. My Gigabyte motherboard notifies me after the POST that I have SATA drives operating in "IDE MODE". It asks me if I want to switch to AHCI mode to allow hot ...
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How do I create a RAID 0 volume on Dell Optiplex ICH7R?

I just bought a second-hand Dell Optiplex 330, Core2Duo 2.2GHz with G31 & ICH7R, which has a fresh installed Windows 7 Home Premium. The specifications sheet from Intel said ICH7R supports both ...
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Result of raid 0 with these two HDD

I'm new to raid arrays, and I'm trying to figure out what I would gain by combining this hdd: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=9d373f15020b0210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD which is a ...
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SATA port confusion help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting Internal SATA HDD to eSATA On my CPU (i7 920 2.66ghz) I have 6 ports for hooking up hard drive cd/dvd etc. I believe they are referred to as or RAID eSATA ...
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What could cause a computer to boot from a secondary SATA drive instead of the primary?

I have an SSD with Windows 7 on it as a primary drive, and a secondary HDD with an old Windows XP install still on it. This system has been working fine for a few weeks, but suddenly the computer ...
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Changing SATA mode To IDE mode to solve Ntldr Is Missing Error after installing XP on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my machine and want to install Windows XP as well. When I run through the Windows XP installation, it copies all the required files and restarts - I then get an NTLDR ...
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Why is my Crucial m4 SSD Harddrive so slow on an Asrock SATAIII 6GB/s Controller?

I bought a new SSD, the Crucial 128GB m4. According to AS SSD Benchmark it can have 415 MB/s read and about 175 MB/s write. I have an Asrock X58 Extreme Mainboard with 6 onboard SATAII connectors. So ...
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External USB Hard drive detected but not assigned a drive letter

I have a USB HD connected using SATA to USB connection to the a PC with XP, before it used to be recognised fine and assigned a drive letter but since some malware issues with my PC, I had to repair ...
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Can I replace a Lenovo Thinkpad's DVD drive with a SATA hard drive?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. Currently I have a SSD 125GB hard drive in it, but that is too small for me. Is it possible to replace my DVD drive with another SATA Hard Drive?
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Is it worth buying a SATA III SSD while my mobo supports only SATA II? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth to get a SATA-3 controller to max my SSD out? After multiple thoughts I decided to buy my first SSD drive, and after some research i've found theese: OCZ ...
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How do I make use of the eSATA port on my laptop with normal SATA drives?

On my laptop I have an eSATA port. And I also have a SATA → eSATA cable. I know that simply using that cable would never work as the SATA disks require an additional power cable. The question ...
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Testing motherboard SATA controller

I have an eVGA 680i SLI motherboard that has sat around for a while after I stopped using it because it seemed to be "killing" hard drives left and right. Is there anyway I can test the SATA ...
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How to install ESXi 4.1 with an Intel SRCS28X?

I have a Dell 2850 rack server and just purchased an Intel SRCS28X 8 port SATA card for it. Previously I ran VMware's ESXi server with no issues, but it wont recognize the new card. I read that the ...
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Will a 2010 MacBook Pro without SATA III benefit from a 6 Gbps SSD?

I currently have a 2010 Macbook Pro 13" with a 60GB Vertex2 (sandforce) SSD as a boot/apps drive and a 750GB spinning platter for my home directory (lots of VMs, photos, music, etc). I've been ...
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Why is my 3.5" SATA hard drive not spinning up via USB?

I'm having issues connecting a 3.5 inch WD Caviar SE (WD3200AAJS) via a SATA to USB adapter. The drive is recognized, but it doesn't spin, so it just shows up with a capacity of 0 bytes. Note that ...
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Why does my motherboard not pick up PATA HDD using a SATA adaptor?

I've connected the adapter to the PATA drive (40 pin). Powered the PATA drive using standard Molex. Slotted the small 4 pin cable (branches off the Molex cable) into the adapter - I believe this ...
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Are there any SATA HDD to PATA Docks?

I have an oldish laptop (Acer Aspire 4710) with a SATA HDD. I wanted to extend the life of the laptop by adding an SSD drive. But I don't want to keep my data on the SDD (since it will wear out the ...
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Maximum Bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 x8 6Gbps RAID Card

I have a quick question regarding what I'm seeing as an obstacle in getting the proper performance out of a RAID card... I'm interested in setting up two RAID arrays (a RAID0 of 2 disks, and a RAID1 ...
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Powering a SATA drive from a seperate PSU to the computer it's connected to

My problem is thus: I have an old SATA drive I want to retrieve data from, but the only desktop I have left working in the house doesn't have SATA connectors from the PSU, but does support SATA on the ...
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Why is transfer between two SATA HDDs so slow?

I have plugged in my Macbook Pro's SATA hard drive into my PC, and downloaded MacDrive in order to access it. I'm trying to copy about 100GB onto my PC's hard drive which is also SATA, the slowest ...
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Do PCI-E SATA RAID controllers work with DVD/Blu-ray drives?

I'm building a new PC in an old case. The motherboard is slightly oversize and I can't access most of the onboard SATA ports, so I want to attach my two optical drives to an expansion card. All the ...
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Windows cannot boot after configuring sata to RAID mode

I have recently set up a new PC System, and still have issues configuring the harddisc raid. Here is the detailed description of my problem: The relevant components are an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Sockel ...
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Linux distinguish between SATA and eSATA

In Linux is there a way to distinguish between two connected hard drives and tell which one is eSATA through shell or anyother way?
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Which SATA operation mode for SATA III SSD in laptop?

Which is the best setting in BIOS for SATA operation mode for a laptop to connect SATA III based fast SSD drive, and why? ATA AHCI RAID On (Intel Rapid Storage) There will be no RAID set in system ...