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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How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?

I just bought an ASUS Z97M Plus motherboard. It has an M.2 socket. Here's a pic of the socket: I want to install this M.2 SATA drive: The drive is held in the socket by a screw in a standoff, ...
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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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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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BIOS not detecting working SATA hard drive

Some time ago my power supply died. It's a long story from then till now, but the important bit is that I ended up with a new hard drive and a new power supply. I tested to see if my original hard ...
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3TB WD30EZRX is only recognized as an 1.8TB Disk - GPT formatted, UEFI-System - what can I do?

Searched through the net for about 3h now, tested anything that seemed promising - but still no 3TB! And I don't mean no 3TB partition - the drive is actually detected as 1.8TB by various programs! ...
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Can I use the controller of an external hard disk to connect a SSD to a USB port?

Can I use a 2.5" Intel SSD with the USB SATA adapter from a My Password external drive? The adapter looks like this: Has anyone tried it? Did it explode?
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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How to have SATA drives connected to an Intel RAID controller as removable drives

Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. ...
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Can I connect and disconnect a SATA harddrive while my computer is running?

I have a SATA hard drive that says it supports hot-plugging. Does that mean I can actually connect it to power and a SATA plug while my computer is running? Would be handy, but seems kind of scary... ...
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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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is it safe to power off SATA HDD?

I have an internal SATA Harddrive connected to USB through simple SATA to USB cable: ...
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Easist way to connect some SATA HDDs to a network without full PC

I have a few SATA HDDs in my big desktop PC. I store media and stuff on them, and access them from my other PCs over my home network. However, in order to access them, my big PC has to be on, which ...
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How can I determine the SATA controller version on Windows?

I have recently bought the ASUS N550JV-DB71 and am planning on replacing the Bluray Drive with an SSD. Is there any way that I can confirm whether the BD Drive is connected via a SATA 2 or a SATA 3 ...
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Which SATA port to use for Intel SSD with Dell Optiplex 990?

I just bought an Intel 520 Series SSD and I have 4 SATA ports on my Dell Optiplex 990. SATA0 - dark blue, SATA1 - black and SATA2 and SATA3 - white. On the datasheet of Dell Optiplex 990 I can not see ...
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what does sata port color means with Dell Inspiron 580?

I got a Dell Inspiron 580 at home. The 4 SATA ports on motherboard are coloured as blue, black, white, black. See table: Sata1, Sata2, Sata3, Sata4 Blue black white, black Does anyone by chance ...
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Internal SATA hard disk shows up as removable device on Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire M7720 with three internal SATA drives; drive #2 and #3 are on a removable HDD rack. Drive #3 (on the second removable HDD rack) shows up as removable device ...
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Why is my Seagate USB 3.0 drive showing corrupted data when plugged as an internal SATA drive?

I have a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop USB 3.0 drive, which works fine when in its enclosure, but when I get it off its enclosure and directly plug it as an internal SATA drive, it's just not ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 with PR03X Dock not recoginizing ext HD through eSATA port

I have a Samsung HD103SIf TB drive that originally came in an ext usb caddy. I used it with an older Dell Laptop running Windows XP. It worked fine until one day it would not power on. I pulled the ...
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Why boot fails with bios SATA Mode as AHCI?

In a nutshell, I am trying to figure out for some Jetway engineers and myself, why the custom bios they made me does not allow SATA devices to boot in AHCI mode. Obviously, this is difficult to ask ...
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What's the difference between the Adaptec Hybrid RAID and MaxCache Using SSDs? [closed]

From this line of controllers http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/products/controllers/hardware/ Explained further here http://www.adaptec.com/nr/pdfs/product_overview.pdf My interpretation is as ...
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Asus SATA drivers for Win XP repair

I need to run a repair install on Windows XP on a Seagate SATA drive. It's plugged into an ASUS motherboard. The repair doesn't recognize the partition (unknown) and from what I understand, that's ...
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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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HP Pavilion P6210Y [Pegatron M2N78-LA Motherboard] will NOT detect replacement Western Digital 640GB SATA Hard Drive

I'm working on an HP Pavilion P6210Y (Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard) that's hard drive has crashed. The issue that I'm running in to is that for some reason the computer absolutely REFUSES to detect ...
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SATA III SSD downward compatible?

I have two questions: I have an old motherboard with SATA I slots. Could I mount and SSD SATA III? Is the hard drive downward compatible with SATA I slot? I wouldn't buy an SSD just to find out the ...
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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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Computer 'clicking' and HDD's undetected

My homebuilt 2007 Intel Pentium E2180 system is having serious hard drive problems . This is the story ...... So , today , I opened my computer because one of the HDD's installed was not getting ...
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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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SATA HDD suddenly stops being detected by any computer

So I have a 500gb Seagate HDD that, after powering down my computer one day, stopped being read by ANYTHING. It's not a mechanical error that I could diagnose; it spins up and down quietly and makes ...
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R900 with Discs larger than 4TB

My Hardware Dell PowerEdge R900 with LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04) R900 Technical Specifications About Hard Drives it says maximum for 3.5” 2.0TB SATA. This is an older ...
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Is there any performance difference between M.2 and 2.5in SSD form factors?

I am currently looking at SSD options for a computer build. I have come across two identical drives that come in a traditional 2.5in laptop hard drive package and a M.2 board. Will there be any ...
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Can I reuse a SSD if I forgot the ATA password?

I want to use the hardware encryption of my Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I understood that I will have to set an ATA password in the BIOS. What happens if I forget the password (apart from the data loss) ? ...
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Hdd(s) not recognized after clean win7 install

Installed x86 version of windows 7 on two different hdd's via USB. After both times of successful installation, I've shut down the computer to enter the BIOS. After I restart my computer doesn't ...
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Connecting Desktop HDD to Laptop via SATA

I would like to connect my desktop HDD into my laptop. It does not need to fit inside, but it needs to be connected via SATA (meaning I do not want to connect a sata to USB adapter) I have removed ...
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How to unlock an ATA-password-locked hard drive?

Something caused my laptop's hard drive to lock itself with an ATA password. Now it asks for a password I don't know when I try to boot the PC. Even the UEFI setup is no longer accessible. It is a ...
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Asus Z-170 Deluxe - is M.2. entirely impractical or I don't understand the specs?

If you scroll down on the page to motherboard picture you will see 4x SATA 6Gb/s and Sata Express slots. Now when I go to manual page - to the section 3.6.8 Onboard Devices Configuration(3-41 next ...
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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 Driver for Acer Aspire One D257

i have a Acer Aspire One D257. In this netbook the hard disk is defect so i bought a new one. Now i want to reinstall Windows 7. Im using an external DVD Drive plugged into USB. The Windows 7 DVD is ...
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Get a Win 10 PC, booted with USB (Hirens), to recognize a hard disk. BIos only has AHCI and RAID for SATA options

This question is chained with this answer. I managed to boot a Win 10 PC with Hiren's BCD. But it does not recognize my hard disk (solid state, 256GB, in an ASUS K501U). According to (what I ...
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USB3 to SATA adapter performance?

Does anyone know how well one of these adapters performs? I want to connect a SATA SSD through a USB3 port but I'm afraid that an adapter will reduce the performance significantly... Also is there a ...
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Low speed on an 850 Pro RAID-0 array

I recently bought two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs in order to replace an old SSD and build a RAID-0 array on my PC. So, the configuration of the PC is the following: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X ...
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Windows 7 sata disk not recognized after wake up from sleep state

My windows 7 x64 PC/server worked fine until I installed a brand new seagate SATA hard disk (2 TB). My first disk was a IDE Maxtor (250 GB). I tried to use it as a secondary drive leaving the maxtor ...
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How do I get my seagate hard drive to show up in SeaTools using an USB to SATA adaptor?

Application Being Used: SeaTools For Windows Hard Drive Model: ST320005 42AS Interface: USB-To-SATA Adaptor I keep running into an issue when trying to use SeaTools from Seagate. I have a USB to ...
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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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Configuring RAID on Intel DX58SO CTRL+I does not enter RAID Config Utility

I have two 3TB HDD plugged into SATA 0 and SATA 1. I configured the drives for RAID in the BIOS and now when I boot I see the RAID config screen. The screen lists all my drives as it should and says ...
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Which channels to have a raid 5 array on the Intel ICH10R controller?

What is the best option to have a raid 5 array with 3 disks in the six channel Intel ICH10R controller? On channel 1, 3 and 5. Channel 1, 2 and 3 etc... Or doesnt this matter on the performance?
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Intel RAID controller failing to diagnose faulty disk

On my system (running Windows 7 x64) I have an Asus Z87 Deluxe motherboard, with a built-in Intel RAID controller; my config includes a Kingston 240GB SSD disk for the OS and two Western Digital 4TB ...
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What are the drawbacks of using SAS SFF instead of using direct SATA ports?

I am currently building my own SAN solution for at home. This box will contain around 15 disks. Of course I have a motherboard that does not contain that many SATA connections. So I am looking for a ...
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Is mixing software RAID disks across SATA and eSATA going to have any issues?

I have two eSATA drives running successfully in a software RAID on CentOS. I would like to make this a three disk mirror RAID by adding the third drive from the internal SATA drive. Are there any ...
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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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3TB Seagate Barracuda causing freezing

Hi I have bought a brand new 3TB Seagate hard drive. I tried to copy data from my older hard drives to the new one, but it always stops copying selected data set after some time and the file manager ...