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Try booting the system in IDE mode, and see what happens. If the BIOS still hangs, it may be that your controller is shot, so yes your motherboard may be dying. However, if the system boots in IDE mode, try to run a hardware repair tool to see what's wrong. Another possibility is that you may have a bad hard drive. The same thing happened to my computer, ...


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The magic number right now is 2.1TB. The dock shouldn't care about this limit (it just passes instructions and data back and forth between the drive and the computer), but your operating system needs special support to handle individual drives over 2.1TB: The problem is that not every OS supports Long LBA, and Seagate says this includes any 32-bit ...


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I have run across compatibility issues when the hard drive model is new to the market. Like the customer review states, a 3TB is a newer storage size. Depending on the chipset on the HDD dock, it may or may not be compatible with that drive. Many retailers will just copy and paste the text from the manufacturer or distributor web site. Most do not test the ...


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It doesn't: A SATA/eSATA adapter does not have any say in what storage capacities are supported. It is in fact the operating system and the file system used that determines what capacities are supported.


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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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The truthfully problem is software you are using not supported for your HDD, it's only use to repair the IDE drive so won't recognize it. Try to make your HDD into IDE Compatible in BIOS if it's not available try to update your BIOS from manufacture website. If you can remove your HDD try to using converter kit that make your HDD like an IDE not a SATA ...


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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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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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Your laptop will be able to support a bigger HDD. The MOBO doesn't care how big your HDD is, the OS cares how big it is and Windows supports the biggest HDD you can find.


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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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Update your BIOS. Intel has been providing regular BIOS updates for your motherboard for the last 5 years. They document a long list of fixes including ones related to RAID and USB. If you're still having problems after updating, try disabling Fast Boot in the BIOS.


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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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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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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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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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I’m afraid that if the drive is no longer spinning up at all it's possible the drive itself may have failed. While troubleshooting, removing as many points of failure is the best bet to pin the problem down to a specific component. If available I would suggest checking the drive directly connected to a system rather than through an adapter / carrier, or ...


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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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The answer to your question may depend quite a bit on the software embedded/provided with that card (even changing from one revision/update to the next). I'd make sure to have a relevant number of SCRATCH DRIVES to play with, then try it out with them: build knowledge suitable for the situation at hand.


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Your hard drive might be out of alignment. If you have a drive with 4k sectors, but it is still using 512k sectors, you may experience slow downs. Check if the drive is a 4k drive (all drives manufactured since January 2011 will be), and verify it is formatted with 4k sectors. Here is additional information on how to investigate further. ...



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