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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Many Transition from drive PhyRdy to PhyNRdy causing latencies in Windows 7?

My old Windows 7 pro sp1 laptop is becoming slow. It freezes randomly for between 1 and 3 seconds before displaying a context menu, or when switching between windows. After long searches, I suspect ...
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Cannot run BIOS with any SATA device connected to Mobo

Just built new PC but can't run the BIOS. I remain stuck on the splash screen. I have DVD-RW drive in SATA1, SSD in 2, hard disk in 3. If I disconnect them all from the motherboard then I can ...
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Broken DVD drive sata port

I have a blue ray DVD drive, which uses sata to connect it to the mobo. On the DVD drive, contacts in the sata port broke off into the sata cable and now the drive has a few pins where I should plug ...
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HDD Guardian reports ATA error

I have just ran HDD Guardian on my Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 hard drive (2.5, 7200rpm) and noticed that the drive reported an ATA error. The error occurred 37 hours (of disk power-on time) ago, and ...
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Windows won't boot after adding new hard drives

I took two WD external drives, took them apart, and installed them inside my PC. They are attached with sata to a pci expansion card with sata ports. When they are connected the PC freezes at the ...
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Harddrive slows down, sata errors on boot

Full rundown: This is not a new drive, I've had it for a while as an ntfs drive and I decided to install it into my linux server and switch it to ext4 filesystem. I partitioned the 4tb drive using ...
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Fujitsu A514 notebook SSD runs on SATA II speeds even though SSD and motherboard supports SATA III

The problem is as in the title, I am getting lower speeds. My laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook A514 My SSD: Kingston UV300 120GB There is not much in the BIOS, just an option to turn SATA on or off. Here ...
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differences between Spinning down 3.5“ HDD vs. spinning down a 2.5” HDD?

I'm using a simple USB to Sata/IDE adapter to connect a sata drive to Raspberry Pi2 running OSMC. (the adapter you can get on ebay for a couple of dollars) When I have a 2.5" laptop HDD connected, I ...
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Windows 10 can't find 2nd hard disk

In my desktop machine there are two disk, an SSD and a 1 GB SATA hard disk. Everything worked fine on Windows 8.1. Then I've installed Windows 10 successfully with the hard disk unplugged. After ...
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External USB hard drive appears as USB to SATA device and won't automatically assign drive letter

I can assign it a letter every time i plug it in (which requires a restart, since the drive letter i assign it in diskmgmt stays occupied until i shut my pc down), and it will work fine from then on, ...
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HDD Failure, SATA failure or both?

After 3 years running a DELL T110 server with Linux Debian and ProxMox version 2.6.32 I started getting the following messages (Running dmesg shows tons of these messages): ata4.00: exception Emask ...
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How to access data on a password-protected SATA hard drive

My Lenovo S10-2 laptop died. I'd like to get the data off the hard drive. The problem is that there is a hard drive password applied to the drive. Of course I know the password, but I have no way of ...
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HDD or SATA controller issue?

Recently my system is showing high iowait after using it for 1-2 hour even if it stay idle in the mean time. I have looked into /var/log/syslog and the content is as follows: Jan 1 00:43:48 bolt ...
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1800MB/s sequential R/W on a SATA 3 SSD?

I ran CrystalDiskMark on my SATA 3 connected Samsung Evo 850 SSD, and it reported a 1839MB/s sequential read speed, and 1676MB/s write speed. SATA 3 has a maximum of 750MB/s and Samsung says at best ...
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GA-H170N-WIFI M.2 connector shared with SATA?

So I'm putting together a parts list for a new home server that also functions as the house's NAS. The MB I've been considering is the Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI but I'm getting confused about how many ...
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Why are there different lengths of contacts on SATA connectors?

I have looked around, but cannot seem to find out why. On SATA drives (2.5 and 3"), there are variable lengths to the copper contacts on both the data and power ports on the drives. These variations ...
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Can I connect my laptop's (VAIO VPCEB26FG) hard disk to my desktop's sata cable and to desktop's SMPS power supply and take data backup?

Can I connect my laptop's (VAIO model VPCEB26FG) hard disk to my desktop's SATA cable and to desktop's power cable supplied by SMPS and take data backup? Or does it cause voltage issues and damage the ...
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Hdd speed goes lower. 2 Internal HDD

hey i was using 320gb hdd today i install 1tb another hdd. after that 1tb hdd get 180mb/s but 320gb gets 99mb ? why? and isnt both should get 180mb/s? using both sata2 cable /dev/sdb: Timing ...
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Windows 7 Install SATA AHCI controller driver “could not be installed”

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from a USB flash drive on my new PC, but my SSD is not being recognized and the AHCI driver is failing. Whenever I boot into the Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 installer asks for CD DVD drivers, but need SATA driver and doesn't accept them

During the installation of Windows 7 via USB-Stick on a new PC, windows asks for driver: German text from windows. I have only german as installation language. Ein erforderlicher ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit : Cursor lag when mouse cursor changes?

I'm facing the exact same issue as mentioned in the link but on Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Problem Facing: Mouse pointer freezes for around 300 ms whenever the cursor icon changes: On hovering from ...
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Does the Acer E5 support Sata3?

I am considering getting an SSD for my Acer E5 machine. Looking at the machine's specs, I can't figure out if it has SATA3 and will support fast SSD speeds. The machine is a E5-573-55W1. Here are ...
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How can I protect a hard disk being read when drive is inserted into another computer without using encryption?

Besides using an encrypting-filesystem on-disk, what other options are there for password-protecting a hard disk, so that when it is removed from a computer's encasing or laptop its contents cannot be ...
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SATA hard drive issues

I'm trying to partition a SATA Hard Drive in DISKPART, but on executing the CLEAN command, I get this error message: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. The hard ...
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Windows 8 install problems on HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f221ea All-in-One Desktop PC

I'm attempting a fresh Windows 8 install on completely brand new SATA hard drive, purchased yesterday and with the official Recovery Disks that were sent to me by HP. I think I may have inadvertently ...
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Some questions regarding building a SSD (into my Fractal Design Define R5 Case)

I am looking to upgrade my build with a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I have never built in a hard drive, and I'm generally not really familiar with adding components to my computer. I know the routines, ...
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Find Hard Disk Information under Ubuntu

What's the reliable way to find out Hard Disk Information under Ubuntu, after having been booted for several days? $ uptime 21:18:59 up 15 days, 10:46, 11 users, load average: 1.01, 0.82, 0.65 ...
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Is this hard disk setup possible?

I'm trying to determine if this hard disk setup is possible with what I have. Goal: 1 SSD running OS(s) 2 (2TB 7200rpm) drives in raid 1 2 (6T 5900rpm) drives in raid 1 I currently have: ...
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How to prevent auto-mounting a specific SATA drive?

I'm trying to recover data from a laptop drive using ddrescue. After first getting slow speeds via an external USB case, I connected it directly via SATA inside the desktop computer. However, ...
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If my current HDD is a SATA 3Gb/s, does it mean a SATA 6Gb/s SSD may be redundant?

I'm looking into buying an SSD for my (fairly) old rig and I'm wondering if I'm doing this right. I tried looking at my mobo's specs (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01925486) and couldn't find ...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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SATA Hard Drive reading and writing at <1mb speeds [closed]

I just built a new PC, and it seemed to be doing great until I ran CrystalDiskMark on my disk drive. Here are the results: Run with 1GiB test SEQ, Q32t: R: 110.8 W: 89.48 4K, Q32T1: R: 0.926 W: ...
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Converting internal blu ray drive to external drive

So I have a LG Slim Blu-Ray Combo Drive - SATA CT40N that I'm trying to make work with usb. I have a SATA to usb 3 converter that I plugged into my surface pro 3. Drive seems to get sufficient power ...
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Are laptop hard drives and SSDs interchangeable?

I noticed that the sizes for laptop hard drives and SSDs seem to be identical in size. My laptop currently contains a SATA hard drive. Is it possible for me to just pop in an SSD drive in place of ...
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Win10 SATA disk drive disappears, but to knoppix it is ther with a “remove_hiberfile” mount

Tearing my hair out for about a month with this. Gigabyte mobo, win10 upgrade from win8. SATA WD 1TB drive (tho has happened with other SATA). Last time around, I got a win10 install restored to a ...
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Is it possible to use Seagate SATA 6G/s SSHD on HP-ZP800?

I purchased Seagate SATA 6G/s SSHD to replace the HDD on HP-Z800 But it only runs at SATA 3G/s because in Bios, i can only see SATA 1.5 and SATA3 configurations. According to : ...
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Difficulty Connecting To Hard Drive Via USB SATA Cable

I have a one year old 1TB Western Digital hard drive from which I am trying to recover some files. The drive had Windows 7 on it, installed from a factory disk. I am attempting to connect to my ...
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NCQ without AHCI support - will it work for SSD?

My motherboard is AsRock N68C-GS FX Specs says "4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD), NCQ and Hot Plug functions" BIOS shows no AHCI support. I have ...
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Windows Server 2012 stopped booting

I installed WS2012 and it was working. My problem was, when I plugged the hard drive into SATA0 and I plugged another bootable (Win Server 2008) hard drive into SATA1, WS2008 loaded. But I needed 2012 ...
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What is the physical location of data returned by ATA IDENTIFY DEVICE command?

I assume that this command is sent to disk and controller obtain required information somehow, according to specification T13/2015-D Revision 1a: Some devices may have to read the media in order ...
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SATA Hard Drives not found in Debian Jessie

The hard drives show up in BIOS: But not Jessie. Output from fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 232.9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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SSD causes UEFI to load very slow on reboot (~15 sec)

I've recently bought an ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128 GB M.2 . It works fine , it's fast , but I have one issue with it . When I start the laptop , UEFI loads fast in a second or so , goes to my ...
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SATA Backplane Interoperability

A few weeks ago I bought a used Intel server off of eBay for about $100. It was ten years old, came with everything except the hard drives, and seemed to be in good condition. My intention was to ...
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SATA3 RAID 0 vs. SSD

I'm going to buy a new computer, and I'd want to know (in terms of performance) which option is better. Obviously, the best idea is to combine them (SSD for the OS and RAID0 for the data). However, I ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 with 3x SSHD 2TB hard drives doesn't boot

Hardware: 1x Shuttle SZ87R6 with 500W power supply 1x Intel i7-4790 4x G.Skill 8GB, DDR3-1600, CL10-10-10-30 (F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL) 1x Samsung SSD 850 Evo 250 GB (With linux openSuSE 13.2) 3x Seagate ...
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Swapping SATA ports causes disk to click

I have a Dell XPS 8500. I swapped the drives that we're on SATA ports 0 & 1, and when I turned the computer on, the drive on port 0 made a clicking sound, and wasn't recognized by the BIOS. The ...
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Samsung 950 Pro on PCIe or SATA waiting for better motherboard

Recently Samsung has released the 950 Pro series SSDs. If I understand well they are only available with M.2/PCIe connectors which are supported only by new motherboards. Is it possible to use the ...
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I/O error new SSD w/ Windows 7

I searched around for this scenario, but couldn't seem to come across anything. I just bought a new 240gb SanDisk SSD, because my 128gb OCZ SSD died on me. I threw the new drive in, plopped a copy of ...
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Harddisk failing controller [duplicate]

My 2-year old Seagate 3TB hdd is failing. At first, Windows 7 was giving error id 11 (The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1), then the drive appears to work very slowly, with ...
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Is SATA III 6 GB/s a bottleneck to i7 4th Gen Laptop processor

Should I consider upgrading my Sata 2.5" inch SSD from SATA to Nvme m2 SSD.I have a 512 GB Samsung EVO 850 (I get around 450 MBps read / 350 MBps write). Now that the new Samsung PRO 950(2.5 GBps read ...