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Your motherboard chipset is an Intel 3420, which despite being circa 2009, supports AHCI. I'm not very familiar with Linux, but the logs you posted seem to indicate you are using the legacy IDE or ATA mode. In your BIOS configuration, change the drive controller mode to AHCI. You might have to reinstall your operating system after you do this.


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The beginning (logical) sector for any disk is #0. The next one is #1, and then #2, and so on and so forth. That's about all that is certain. Everything else is either software dependent (the contents of that first sector depend upon the disk partitioning scheme and the purpose of the disk, and have nothing to do with the underlying disk technology), or ...


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Your motherboard only supports SATA II. You can find this out by doing a simple Google Search for the motherboard and following the link to the specification page on the ASUS website. It ways you have "6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s)" and SATA 3Gb/s is SATA II. (SATA differences)


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I have read reviews that this particular docking station does not work well with all HDDs. It may be that your WD works will with this but your Seagate's do not. You could try contacting the manufacture about supported HDD manufactures or if you have a friend who has a 4TB WD, plug it in and see how it handles it. If the 4TB WD works fine, you have your ...


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First start by testing your throughput Using the terminal, you can use: sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/sda (where /dev/sda is your disk) To do a write test: dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/yourdisk/output.tmp bs=8k count=100k (mount yourdisk at /mnt/yourdisk) And a read test: dd if=/mnt/yourdisk/output.tmp of=/dev/null bs=8k (first create the file using the write test and ...


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The Hard Might have a bad sector. This may be due to a number of reasons, but to the operating system all that matters is that it can no longer use that portion of the disk. If the disk has yet to be used, or is being reformatted, bad sectors are not really an issue. All recent operating systems map a drive's bad sectors and avoid them while formatting it ...


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badblocks is one more useful utility; it shows the amount and location of bad blocks on your drive: sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda


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Depending how you use your computer, you may cause tiny amounts of data to be transferred to or from the drive (actually the cache attached to the drive) many, many times per second, so if you are doing some task that does thousands of tiny transactions with the drive per second you will save fractions of a second many times per second. Over the course of a ...


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By enabling SATA mode to AHCI, you enable the onboard SATA controller. Any harddrives connected through SATA (small plugs) will have to be set into a RAID configuration. In order for this to happen, you have to configure the harddrives through the RAID controller's own BIOS. This "Detecting hard rives; No drives found" is the message done by the RAID ...



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