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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Can't boot Windows 10 after connecting second SATA drive with Windows 7 on it

My Windows 7 drive just crashed. Tried connecting it to my roommate’s PC (Windows 10) in order to look at the drive, but when I do Windows 10 fails to boot. It goes to this screen saying there is some ...
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Support for using >2TB HDD

Iam working on providing support for HDD morethan 2TB on TI8107 board. According to GPT header, at LBA1 with offset of 0x28 we get the first usable sector and LBA1 with offset of 0x30 we get the last ...
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BIOS won't boot Win7 Ultimate from SATA Drive

I recently installed windows 7 ultimate replacing windows 8.1 Pro (On another partition is Ubuntu) and after shutting down and rebooting with no difficulty, I after a while needed to hibernate and i ...
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SATA Port vs Using a USB hub in a SATA Port

I was wondering if there is any downside to using a USB hub on a single SATA port to add 2-3 more HDD's as opposed to adding more SATA Hubs via the PCI card? Background content: I'm currently pulling ...
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How can I make sure I buy a SATA-USB adapter compatible with my harddrive?

I'm planning on removing the hard drive from a laptop and connecting it to another computer via a USB adapter. I understand I need a SATA-USB adapter, but I don't want to buy one that isn't compatible ...
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Unable to locate or see a hard drive

I'm decent enough on the computer but have not encountered this problem before. I currently have one SSD and two SATA hard drives on my PC. The SSD is the C: drive. Then, I have a D: and J: drive. ...
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Areca SAS controller compatibility with SATA drives

With my controller drives randomly disconnect or become unresponsive, tested in both Linux (with Areca’s proprietary driver as the open-source one has been broken for years) and a clean install of ...
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Multi-channel SATA RAID card to RAID 4 Bay Enclosure

I have a Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure. The box only has one eSATA port and one USB 3.0 port on the back. According to the manual of this storage box I need to get a ...
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Floppy Disk to ??? Controller

I have a motherboard which has: SATA IDE Internal USB headers I need to attach a floppy disk drive, but there is no onboard floppy disk controller. I've looked for the following: Internal USB ...
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SATA 3 to usb 3 cable not being recognized as writable

Ive connected my ssd(ocz arc 100) to my computer with a sata 3 to usb 3 into my 2009 macbook, it says that its not readable. Im running the osx 10.12 el capita beta 2, any ideas?
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Hard drive shows corrupted/no partition table yet it boots normally on PC

I extracted this hard drive from a PC and connected it to my backup server through a SATA-to-USB 2.0 adapter and Windows promptly asked to format the hard drive. I proceeded to disconnect it and ...
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Virtualbox host io cache applying scenarios

Virtualbox docs says that using host io cache for sata controller may be a risk of system performance. At the same time, on my case I see advantage of using host io cache - DisckCrystalMark reports ...
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SATA devices not recognized by BIOS

I recently completed a build using an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. I booted the computer for the first time, went to intall Ubuntu from a USB drive, and my HDD was not shown in the menu for ...
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Reducing pre-boot time on a Windows 7 PC

I have recently replaced my HDD 'C:' drive with an SSD on my Win 7 PC. When the PC is running, it is definitely quicker, but there is an inordinate pre-boot wait time of 76 seconds whilst the PC ...
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Manipulating the HDD password via an SATA-USB adapter

This question is related to The master password of Transcend SSD. I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. When I boot my PC by a live CD with the SSD connected to the SATA port, ...
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Are there SSDs compatible with PCIe x1?

My internal hard drive is ticking. It's gonna be dead soon. I've backed up all my data, thanks for your concern. What I'm doubting is, I have an old computer, that I plan on replacing in a year or so....
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Can Storage Spaces drives be moved to a SAS controller without data loss?

I have an old file server with some 20 SATA drives attached to both mainboard and external controller cards. The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and using Storage Spaces to pool the drives. ...
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SSD (SATA) Disk along side RAID with 3 Disks

I have the P6T7 WS motherboard (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T7_WS_SuperComputer/) and wanted to install 4x 4TB drives as a RAID 10 on the ICH10R Serial ATA connectors (6 times) , I have also ...
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Changing SATA speed on HP Probook 6560b with Transcend SSD370

I have an HP Probook 6560b with updated BIOS version F.60 Rev.A (31 Mar 2015) and a Transcend SSD370 256GB SATA 3 SSD. On that I run Debian 8.1 with grub2 (not grub-efi). The default setting in BIOS ...
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Can a simple adapter connect a SATA device directly to the PCIe bus?

While looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add one more SATA connector in my computer I came across this PCI Express to SATA Adapter: It has no electronics on it, just PCB traces that ...
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OK to swap a SATA DVD for a SATA HD?

I'm considering picking up a used Lenovo M58 in its small form factor case to build a linux (ubuntu) server. The M58 has a standard 3.5-inch bay for an internal SATA HD and a 5.25-inch half-height bay ...
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SATA3 and Hotswap mainboard?

Currently I am on a budget and I want to buy a cheap Intel Pentium mainboard but I need Sata3 and Hotswap. I eyeballed the MSI H81M-P33 is this any good for hotswap?
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Sata Port failing?

I have a Samsung 350V5C laptop running Windows 8.1. About 1.5 years ago I replaced the main drive with an SSD (for the C: drive) and replaced the optical drive with a HDD caddy and a 1TB HDD (for data ...
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Is SATA 7 or 15 pins?

I'm doing A+ practice exams. One of the questions reads The SATA standard defines data cable connector consisting of: 40 pins 34 pins 15 pins 7 pins I chose 15 pins. It was wrong. The correct ...
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DVD drives keep failing

I built a new PC for myself about a year ago, i5, Asus MB, corsair power supply, MSI Nvidia GPU. I forget the full specs (I can post them if someone thinks they might be relevant). In that year I've ...
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How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity?

mSATA SSDs look much smaller than SATA SSDs. How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity? I.e. of of now Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD can't have more than 1 TB, just like the Samsung ...
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Will these parts be compatible together? [closed]

I am looking to build a PC that is meant just for gaming and programming. If I go through with it, it will be my first PC build ever. I've watched a few videos to learn how to build a computer and ...
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Which SATA port is my disk connected to?

We have a computer with multiple boot drives, all of which contain the same software. The selection of the boot disk is via multi-position switch on the front panel. If disk 1 is selected, the disk ...
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SATA drive bracket - blank screws

I just removed a SATA drive bracket from my PC, and the screws are blank! How do I go about removing these?
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what is a PATA power port doing on my 3.5" desktop SATA HDD?

am trying to recover data from my old 3.5" desktop HDD using a "usb to sata/ide" kit. youtube video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_26166&feature=iv&src_vid=...
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How to bypass the message “There is a pending reboot for this product” when trying to re-install Intel RST

I have to re-install my SATA driver, but I cannot run the setup application. Upon launch, it immediately fails with an error "There is a pending reboot for this product", yet no amount of rebooting ...
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Why is mSATA so expensive

I don't quite understand this. I have one mSATA port and one SATA port onboard my laptop. I have filled them both up, the mSATA port with a 512GB mSATA SSD and the SATA port with a 1TB SATA SSD. I ...
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Intel RST driver - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Drivers for VT6421A Controller Card

The hard disk controller on my motherboard went out, so I'm trying to install this VT6421A PCI controller card. Unfortunately, I've looked at a couple of posts on SuperUser and other forums, but I ...
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Windows 10 “media driver missing” on installation

[cross-post from MS Answers community as I doubt they will be able to help me there] [Update: I just tested the Windows8.1 Iso: It works. This seems to be a bug with the Win10 Build] Procedure: ...
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Raid drive cannot be detected

Only yesterday I bought two new 2GB Seagate drives and set them up as raid and installed lubuntu. It was working fine and there was no problem but today I made the very bad decision of swapping over ...
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What kind of M.2 logical interface does Plextor M6e SSD apply?

I'm buying a Plextor PX-AG128M6e SSD in hope that it can be used as VMware ESXi 6.0 datastore. And I have checked the Wikipedia M.2 page, who says there are three options available for the logical ...
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LGT-256M6G SSD enclosure/converter for SATA connection

I have this SSD that came from my Lenovo Yoga2 Pro notebook but it doesn't seem to be mSATA, which I originally thought it was. Here's a picture: As said in the title, I just want an enclosure ...
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How many HDD's off 1 Molex? PICOPSU

First question here. I saw some posts about powering 2 HDD's from one molex, but I want to power 3-4 drives. I want to use a single molex and use splitters for the rest of the drives. Below is an ...
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Windows 7 will not start with SSD

I have a Windows 7 Desktop, with a 320GB HDD. I recently found an old SSD in my garage, and out of curiosity tried to connect it to my PC to see if it still worked. After plugging in the SSD to SATA ...
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Can you attach a USB drive to the motherboard with SATA?

I want to attach a USB Drive to my motherboard with SATA. It is a liveUSB with Ubuntu Linux installed, but USB 2.0 is slow... So is there some kind of USB to SATA SATA (PC side interface) to USB (...
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Having trouble recovering data from an older Seagate HD

I am trying to recover files from an older HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500Gb). I am really just hoping to get some family pictures off of it. It was at one time running Windows (I'm not sure which ...
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Windows 8.1 refuses to recognize my extra HDDs

Alright, so I've been trying to install a few extra hard drives since my storage has been getting quite full recently. However, Windows 8.1 will not let me set the disks up for proper use, or do ...
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How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.04 (3.19.0-21-generic) and an external USB3.0 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure which claims that it supports UASP mode (this model by StarTech). I have no problems mounting ...
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How to make a cheap and speedy RAID 5 drive without case

I'd like to turn my several (four or five) old 80GB SATA hard drives into a RAID 5 drive. 4 to 5 bay NAS cases can be about $300. But I should not need one. What would it take to essentially build ...
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SSD SMART errors and strange dmesg errors, is this a dying disk?

I've started noticing weird things in my dmesg log, and my 4 months old SSD. For example: [ 9.647535] ata7.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x7ffffbff SErr 0x300000 action 0x6 frozen [ 9.647542] ...
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What are following sata raid drivers for?

I've been installing raid 1 based server and the first time i did it. I didn't know which one to choose to I chose at random (I think ICH7R/DH one). Everything worked, but disk access times were ...
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HDD on SATA I (1.5 Gbps)

I am planning to buy an SSD for my laptop, but my budget isn't high enough to afford something like a 1 TB SSD; the most I can get on my budget is 240 GB.  So I am planning to go for an SSD, which I ...
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Desmistifiying SATA hotplug

I have a BIOS that has an option to enable hot-plug on individual ports. I have a sliding enclosure for HDD and SSD (nothing more than a pass-trhu to power and a sata port) that allow me to cut power ...
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Unformatted Seagate SATA 3.5" internal hard disk external enclosure to recover data

I used to have a desktop which was running on a 160GB internal hard drive. I moved cities, so I ditched the desktop and took out just my internal to the new place. The disk has Ubuntu 12.04 installed ...