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 III to Sata II Port

After looking at all of the information that I have from the web. I find that it is okay to hookup a SATA III device to a SATA II port or vice versa. The only thing that I have not being able to ...
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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 it safe to use an IDE to SATA power adapter for an extended period of time?

I just bought a computer from HP and they failed to include SATA power connectors with the power supply other then the one HD and DVD drive. Meanwhile I have two IDE to SATA power adapters that came ...
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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: 890GXM-...
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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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Seagate ST1000DM003 and USB-SATA bridge

I can't get that disk to work with my external case (bridge). Disk is spinning and recognized by Windows, but it doesn't recognize data on it, it can see only one big RAW partition when there are 2. I ...
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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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Bios won't boot my HDD (but he can see it)

I have a laptop ASUS A56CA moderboard model K56CA. I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and everything was working then I updated to a new Bios version flashed using Asus FlashUtility. The ...
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What is meant by “Single Driver Per channel”? SATA

In the following context SATA only supports a single driver per channel? What is a channel?
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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: 0....
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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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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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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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How to find SATA controller version on Ubuntu laptop. Do I have SATA 1, 2, or 3? I, II, or III?

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop and am shopping to upgrade to an SSD. Based on the specs for this drive for example, it seems like I should figure out what version of SATA my computer will support ...
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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 : http://h20565.www2.hp....
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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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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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IDE to SATA Connector issue

I have an old computer I'm repurposing into a NAS (with FreeNAS 8) I've got a 4-port Sata RAID card, with 4x2TB sata drives, and a 40GB laptop-sized Sata drive (which originally came out of my PS3) (...
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Computer does not boot with a 3rd hard drive plugged in

I recently bought a Western Digital 2 TB drive to install on my system for additional storage and once it was installed my computer refused to boot. Thinking that it might be a problem with the ...
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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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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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Determining Physical drive corresponding to Event Log atapi error on “IdePort1”

I'm seeing Error 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1" in the event log of a Windows 7 machine. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA P35 DS4 v2. It has 6 SATA ports ...
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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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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 ...
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M.2 SSD Raid with PCI-E or SATA

I have recently bought Intel i7 6700k, Asus Maximus VIII Hero and Samsung EVO 850 M.2 SSD. I want to use SSD as a cache drive. So, I enabled RAID mode from AHCI. In BIOS there's this option: M.2 ...
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Harddrive disappearing intermittenly

Thanks in advance for helping I am currently facing a problem with my hard drive that I had for over two years now. It is a WD green 3TB running on windows 7 as a secondary to a Samsung SSD that have ...
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SATA Hard Disk Not Detected Through SATA to USB Adapter

I have this converter which allows to connect IDE or SATA to a PC through a USB port. I have connected a SATA hard disk without supplying power but the PC didn't detected it. Is the power through the ...
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Why would a 2TB Hitachi hard disk drive sporadically shut down ever 1 to 2 hours?

I got a Dell server from a giveaway at my school (Optiplex something). The Server came with a 2TB hard disk drive (Hitachi HDS723020BLA642), and a 250GB SSD. The SSD is now my main OS disk in my ...
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Does it make sense to install a SATA3 SSD in a notebook with SATA2?

I have a notebook with SATA2 interface. Most of the SSD drives have SATA3 and performance about 500 MBps (while SATA2 handles up to 300 MBps). Does it mean it makes little sense to install an SSD ...
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Is it safe to use a SATA to USB enclosure with a Blu-ray drive?

I have an ASUS N56JR laptop, and I’ve just replaced the optical drive (Blu-ray reader/DVD writer combo) with an HDD caddy. This allowed me to install an SSD into the primary hard disk drive slot, and ...
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SSD not detected after 2 days of power off

I have big problem with Plextor SSD M6S 128 MB (firmware 1.07). Last Friday I've shut down my computer and turned off the power strip. Yesterday evening, I tried to turn on the computer. When there ...
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Order SATA ports on mobo

I have a Dell T3500 with one (1) hard drive. I want to add a 2nd SATA hard drive. I'm running Win 7 64-bit in a non RAID configuration. My C:\ drive is connected to the SATA-2 port on the mobo. I ...
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Windows XP doesn't find second physical sata HDD but is detected in BIOS and Hiren's

On my motherboard there are two SATA ports. First is HDD 80 GB with system. I connected 250 GB HDD to the second. This is detected by BIOS and also under Hiren's Boot CD but not under Windows XP. How ...
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Calculating Hard Disk Size

I have a Seagate 1000GB SATA hard drive. The logical geometry of the hard drive is 16,383 cylinders, 16 heads and 63 sectors per track. To my knowledge, Capacity = Number of cylinders × number of ...
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Is it safe to connect an SSD to a PC via a SATA-USB adapter?

Due to a motherboard short, I’m concerned about the health of my SSD. I want to read the contents of the SSD via an SATA-USB adapter on my laptop. I have already verified my mechanical hard disk ...
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Hard drive (SATA) making trouble when connecting via USB

I have a hard drive from Western Digital (model: WD2500BEVS-75UST0) that is running without visible problems inside my laptop connected with SATA. However, once I connect it with an external case that ...
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How to Add Additional SATA Power Connectors?

I need to add additional SATA power connectors to a new machine. I am used to adapters using a Molex connector but the one I have on hand (Christmas eve) isn't familiar to me at all (please see ...
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How can I set SATA controller mode in my PC?

I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ43 notebook. But I haven't found there SATA controller mode in my PC's BIOS setup. Now what should I do?
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Windows XP Windows Installer pops up every time I right-click any folder icon

I am using Windows XP with SP3 on Intel SATA Desktop Board and an SMPS that has only SATA Connectors; moreso, my new PC cabinet does not have a Floppy Drive. I needed to REPAIR my OS. But my old ...
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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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Sony Vaio VPCYB and 4k AF hdd extremely slow, 100% disk usage

I know that there are plenty of similar topics, but I think I went trough all of them without success... Please help if you have any idea what to do with it : Patient: Sony Vaio netbook VPCYB2M1E (...