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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Clone external e-sata drive to external e-sata

I have a pair of e-SATA II drives that have been corrupted in a Windows Media Server NAS device. Before I launch into system repair, I would like to clone both of these drives to ensure I can recover ...
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How can I enable AHCI on a SATA drive after installing Windows?

Can I enable AHCI after installing Windows 7 in a SATA drive that was on IDE mode?
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Sata III to Sata II Port

Lets see 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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Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II 60 gb SSD?

Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II SSD? I've unplugged all drives. I've systematically moved the SSD to SATA headers 1-6. I've also set the BIOS to use AHCI mode instead of IDE. ...
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SSD Update for Asus Zenbook UX32A

I'm looking for a new SSD replacement (to a stock Hitachi HDD) for my Asus UX32A (Core i5 modification, with 24 GB SSD, 500 GB hdd, 4 GB ram). My choice fell on Samsung 840 EVO, but then I've scanned ...
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Internal SATA HDD Always Hangs The Next Day On Any Write-Access

I have a 250GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD that worked fine on my Dell XPS400 running Windows XP. Now I use it as second internal HDD for my Lenovo M85 running Windows 7. The installation went smoothly ...
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Transferring IDE hard disk to SATA-only motherboard

I have an IDE hard disk and want to move it to a new computer. However, that computer only supports SATA and I doubt it will boot from a PCI IDE card. Using a connect that converts the IDE to SATA, ...
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Linux - prevent disks spinning up

On bootup all disks are spun up, but 4 are just backup (and pretty noisy too). Soo I'd rather prefer to never ever spin them up at all when booting. Is there a kernel option which tells the kernel ...
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Can't mount Linux usb disk. It just create /dev/sg device but no /dev/sd

I have a Corsair R60 ssd disk which is a disk with both sata and usb connectors. But the usb thing seems to be a bit non-standard, or maybe its just my fedora linux. When I insert the disk using a ...
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Do all SATA to USB converters need AC power?

I'm shopping for SATA to USB converters. It looks like most need AC power cable as well as the actual converter. I know that his one leeches the power off the host computer but also has two usb ...
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Trying to recover files from hard drive, password protection is causing problems

I have the password, but the computer it came from got fried. It is a SATA hard drive (Western Digital Scorpio Blue) from an Acer laptop. I have a SATA to USB connector, when I try to use that, the ...
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How to permently assign (reserve) drive letter to SATA Hard Disks which will be mostly turned off (offline)

I have following setup: C: System, programs and most frequently used data D: Optical Drive E: Virtual Drive four SATA disks which I turn off using HDD switcher. F: SATA Hard Disk - Data disk - ...
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Why would a SATA HDD be the only one unrecognized by a SATA dock?

I have 3 Western Digital Caviar Green hard drives. One 1TB, one 1.5tb, and one 2TB. I have a SATA dock (branded Kingwin ez-dock) and a 3.5" external enclosure from Acomdata. All 3 drives work ...
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Does /dev/disk/by-path correspond to SATA ports in linux

My /dev/sda is reporting a failure, so I need to swap it for a new one. I am trying to identify which physical port it is connected to (there are four of this drive type in the server, so I can't ...
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SATA Config not saved after shutdown

The problem is with a Lenovo laptop. When I startup, I find that the SATA config is changed, so it goes to blue screen. What I've learned to do is reboot and change the SATA config in the BIOS ...
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Does this HDTune result indicate a bad/damaged HDD?

Recently, my laptop started slowing down a lot more than usual, where it took more than 5 minutes to load Visual Studio (Before, it only took at max 30 seconds). so I ran an HDTune Benchmark: This ...
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RAID-1 causes far more noise than non-RAID?

After moving two 2 WD 1TB Black drives to a hardware RAID-1 system on my GA-Z87X-UD3H Gigabyte motherboard they started making a lot of noise and rattle. I've tested both of them separately in a ...
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Stress testing all SATA links

I have a few servers. Each has 9 backplanes, and each backplane has 5 hard drives. Once in a while, one of the cables connecting a backplane to the motherboard (actually a pci card on the motherboard) ...
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Software RAID-1 on Windows 7 doesn't work as expected

Because of problems with the RAID config on my motherboard, I've decided to go the "easy" way and use software RAID. So I made one big mirrored partition on my two identical hard drivers. I copies a ...
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SATA dvd writter for IDE only motherbord

I have recently purchased LG SATA DVD writer but when I have opened my desktop to connect to my motherboard I did not found any SATA port. I think my machine is old so does not have support for SATA ...
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SATA ports not working, do I need to update my motherboard BIOS?

SATA HDD not detected during POST, Is there a converter cable for IDE harddrive to be connected in a SATA port on a motherboard?
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How to duplicate an IDE drive as a SATA drive

I want to clone my old desktop IDE HDD, which contains legacy software that run on XP, and use old software on my new laptop. My laptop can accommodate SATA HDD only. Booting from USB port is not ...
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IDE to SATA convertor Motherboard Issue

I bought new motherboard Intel DH67GD which has not IDE interface to attach the DVD writer. It has 2 SATA with 6Gb/s, 3 SATA with 3Gb/s and 1 e-SATA with 3GB/s. Mmobo specs link. How can I connect my ...
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Trim on SSD on windows 7 with ide mode

I have an ssd on ide mode in windows 7. (its a clone of the hdd and that was in ide mode). I just turned on ahci mode (after using it 2 months in ide mode) and it works faster. I was wondering if ...
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Slow copying of files from Bricked NAS to computer via USB 3.0 to SATA

Unfortunately I bricked my "Western Digital MyBookLive 3TB" network hard drive. (Only had an ethernet port to access files via network) After realising it was not going to work again, I decided to ...
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Can I recover my 4TB SATA HDD accidentally re-initialized with MBR?

I changed my 4TB SATA HDD to a different 3.5 inch USB enclosure. When plugging the new enclosure's USB cable into my Windows 7 x64 PC, in the Disk Management MMC, it asked to be initialized with MBR, ...
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how to properly use sata to usb cable

I bought a sata to usb cable to connect the hard drive of my desktop to my laptop and be able to burn some discs. Now my question is how to properly use it. What I'm currently doing is connect the red ...
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How do i install Windows on SSD?

I've purchased this SSD: CRUCIAL M4 CT256M4SSD2, 256GB, SATA III. And i have a following MB: ASUS P8P67 EVO REV 3.0 MB and SSD are updated to the latest version of BIOS and firmware. When i start ...
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Accidentally Uninstalled SATA Driver from XP [duplicate]

I was uninstalling a VIA RAID/SATA utility and accidentally removed the SATA driver in the process. Once I restarted the computer and the uninstall took effect, XP no longer had the SATA driver in ...
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Repeated BSODs (0x7A) while Win 7 is running

I repeatedly encounter BSODs with this error code: 0x7A - KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR My computer is running Windows 7 (all the latest updates and service packs installed). I already looked up the ...
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Independence of SATA channels and ports

I'm working on setting up a simple RAID and am wondering about how independent my SATA ports really are. There are 4 ports on the motherboard, but lspci shows only two controllers 00:0e.0 IDE ...
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My motherboard doesn't support AHCI, is IDE mode + SATA 2 much slower for new SDD/HDD/SSHD?

My motherboard is Intel DG41TY and it does not support AHCI. How much would IDE mode + SATA 2 be slower comparing to ideal case AHCI+SATA 3? If it is much slower for SDD case, then would it be a good ...
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AHCI / RAID / Asmedia Controller

I'm fairly new to modding/ tweaking but not so bad with computers; long story short I have an msi bix bang x-power ii mb in my workstation/ gaming system cross platform machine and I'm using all the ...
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Can i use a pci express 1.0 card in a pci express 2.0 x16 slot?

I am runing out of sata connections and need to expand using a pci card, however, i only have a pci express 2.0 slot available, will a pcie 1.0 (pci express 1.0) expansion card work in a pci express ...
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Installed Lion via SATA - USB, not recognized when plugged internally

Hoping to get some help on this. I'm running Lion 10.7 on a Macbook unibody A1278 - I want to upgrade my 250GB HDD to a 1TB. I plugged in the 1TB using SATA-USB cables, formatted it and installed ...
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NVidia ION and /dev/mapper/nvidia_… issues

I have an NVidia ION board with 4 SATA ports and want to use that to run a Linux Server (CentOS 5.4). I first hooed up 3 HDs (that will be a RAID5 array) and a forth small boot HD. I first started to ...
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connect SATA hard drive

I have a Dell Studio 1535 laptop, I removed my HDD and added a SSD. If I connect my old HDD with an eSATA -> SATA cable, computer does not detect it. My cable: I used this eSATAp to SATA power ...
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SATA drivers for Lenovo 3000 Y500

I tried to install WindowsXP via USB drive as DVD ROM isn't working on my notebook anymore, but the setup stuck at copying files after partitioning the disk. I googled and found out that I must ...
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Getting data from linux partition on SATA drive from Windows or Linux

My laptop became unbootable today. Something popped when I plugged the power supply in and it wouldn't boot. Anyway, I took it to a hardware specialist shop to get them to open up the laptop and fetch ...
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Why SAS SSDs are better than SATA SSDs? Or…not really? [closed]

I read a lot about the differences between Serial ATA, Serial-Attached SCSI and Near-Line SAS. I understood that SATA drives are mainly used in client computers, enterprise archive storage arrays, ...
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How to copy files from an old PC to a new PC?

I do apologize if this question has been brought up before. In that case, please refer me to the answer of that other question. I did search for answers but most of them seem to deal with migrations, ...
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Can't install windows - setup can't see my hard disk (RAID1)

I am trying to install win8 x64 on my machine. The machine has two hard drives connected in RAID1 I have just created : image I have inserted the USB containing the Windows installation media and ...
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Possibly a dying hard drive, but reads, writes work - unsure about log entries

I recently received a Linux box having problems with Samba share - first off, couldn't connect, second ls -la showed some I/O error (close to what can be seen below) with no listing. Now, I've fully ...
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Gradual loss of RAM, CPU fan, HDDs. Possible suspect motherboard?

I've been having quite some unsettling issues with my desktop recently In the last 6 months up until now I've had an alarmingly growing rate of malfunctions. In chronological order: RAM started ...
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Motherboard: Intel S5520HCR s1366 SSI EEB

I'm building a storage server for online video streaming. I thought about adding two SSD drive for a OS. other 15*(12 SATA & 3 SSD) drives i want to build with aufs XFS and ethernet 4GB/sec ...
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ASRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 SATA Error

I have one old ASRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 type motherboard. All the things work fine on it except SATA connectors. If I connect (to any of the connectors) one SATA HDD the system can't boot. It stops ...
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Relocating a Hard Drive with shared folders from Windows XP to Windows 7

I have a secondary SATA HD in NTFS format that used to be a non-system HD for my Windows XP machine. I have folders that were shared in the network. The Windows XP has since gone out of commission, ...
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Connecting Internal SATA HDD to eSATA

I have these 3 things: (1) An internal 3.5 SATA HDD. (2) An independent power supply that provides a Molex style connector (i.e. 5V and 12V power) and an adapter to convert it into SATA (except that ...
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Windows Installation Process Not Detecting SSD

I've recently bought a OCZ Onyx Series SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive. I also bought a Kingston 7GB pendrive and made it into a bootable Windows device. When I look int the BIOS it shows that I've got ...
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Using an SSD as a portable external drive?

Is it possible to use an SSD as a larger-capacity flash drive? I know that some computer cases include external SATA ports, so would it be reasonable to assume that one could interface with the SSD ...