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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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SMART test results show "Aborted by host"

I have run a long-form SMART test on a disk local to a Linux system, using the following command: sudo smartctl -t long -d sat /dev/sdc Once I was certain the test completed, I requested a report on ...
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My HDD making weird noise

My HDD Seagate desktop SM000T003 was making a weird noise like a deep noise (osculating hum it makes a crash hum and makes a spin up noise constantly this is 3 second long) And when I power it on it ...
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Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Motherboard -> Only 7 Sata Devices ( All HDDs / SSd ) recognized but 8 Ports

I have an Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Motherboard It has 8 physical SATA Slots: But it only recognizes 7 hard drives. When I fill all 8 physical slots only 7 get recognized. Am I correct that this Board ...
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SSD not showing up while installing Linux

[SOLVED, See my answer] In my Laptop, there are two Hard Drives. One is SSD and Another one is HDD. My windows in installed in SSD from the beginning and working fine. I am trying to install Linux on ...
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How to recover Mac OS 9 data off of a failed hard drive

A while ago I used Mac OS 9 and had an external hard drive which failed. I want to recover my data, but am unsure of the best way to do that. I got this cable: “SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter, FIDECO USB ...
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Is it possible to split a sata connection

I have a computer that I am using for testing custom windows images, and I have needed to access the physical ssd in it a lot, so I wanted to know if there was just a way to split the sata connection, ...
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New PSU not providing power to Hard Drives

I recently bought a new graphics card for my computer and a more powerful PSU to match the requirements. After installing the parts, when I tried starting the computer it didn't boot Windows and ...
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New custom PC refuses to boot (black screen) after I attach a (verified working) SATA drive

Here are the steps I'm able to reproduce every time (6 tries so far) Install Windows from USB drive onto M.2 drive in m2_1 port Shut down computer and attach one of my 6 SATA drives (that's verified ...
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New WD 6TB drives shows as 0MB in BIOS

I have a Shuttle XPC SX58J3 which came with a WD 1TB HDD. I bought it in about 2010. I'm trying to replace the HDD with a 250GB SSD (for the OS and applications) plus a WD 6TB HDD (for the home ...
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Can't change SATA mode from RAID to AHCI in Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10, but after many failed attempts I realized that I have to change SATA mode to AHCI. I have tried literally everything I have read online, ...
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Which connector does SAS use?

I have a Lenovo D30 workstation I'm using as a NAS. I recently got a few 3TB SAS drives and I'm trying to figure out how to install them. I'm pretty sure the computer supports SAS drives, but I can ...
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Periodic drops in SSD writing speed down to 20 MB/sec

Before yesterday I had extremely slow writing speeds on my SSD. My main SSD has capacity of 1.7 TB. I have another SSD but with smaller capacity of 960 GB. I decided to test the writing speed of both ...
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How to set the Extended Power Condition (EPC) timers of a hard-drive

I have a Ultrastar DC HC550 SATA disk that supports different idle and standby states (idle_a, idle_b, idle_c etc). They are described in the product manual along with the timers listed in chapter 10....
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Windows Server 2019 extremely slow lately, can't figure out why

Over the past few weeks my Windows 2019 Server has been getting slower and slower. It's a development machine and I'm the only one on it. It's an Intel i7-4790 3.6ghz, 16gb RAM, one WD 500gb and one ...
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Power surge killed PSU - advice for teoubleshooting?

Event: power surge and drop. Everything shut down for a couple seconds and came back up. Desktop did not. Home built. Would not restart from power button. Unplugged psu plugged back in, no dice. ...
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HDD turns off and on intermittently

I recently bought an internal Seagate HDD (ST1000DM010). Initially I plugged it in a secondary computer (Intel DH55HC motherboard, Q4'09) and then proceeded to install Windows 8 from an USB. During ...
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3.5 vs 2.5 SATA drive - physical positioning of connector

Some comments on Install 2.5" drive in 3.5" bay appear relevant but are not quite what I am asking. I am aware that the SATA interface on 3.5 and 2.5" drives is identical, and I am ...
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how to determine, by command line, whether my SATA sockets are connected or not to a device? [duplicate]

I'm far from office and I would need to buy a SATA Hard Disk for a PC. I can't ask anyone in office to open the case, then I thought to a command (wmic or powershel for example) to get if those SATA ...
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Why are the 44-pin connector in laptop IDE (PATA) drives male while the connector in industrial SSD are 44-pin female?

I'm working on an old PC-104 board with a 44-pin male connector (this is 44 metal pins) and I have a SSD drive with a 44-pin female connector (this is 44 holes) (One example on amazon). Now, I want to ...
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How to use an USB to IDE adapter to connect old hard drives to laptop through USB port?

I bought an USB / SATA / IDE combined adapter. The adapter can connect SATA and IDE hard drives through USB. Connecting SATA hard drives is not a problem. I have no clue how to place the jumper ...
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Is it best to shield/ground an SSD in a laptop when the HDD was shielded/grounded?

I recently replaced a 2.5" SATA HDD in a laptop with a 2.5" SATA SSD. The HDD had thin piece of flexible metallic foil attached to it via adhesive and 2 screws. The foil had a lead that ...
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INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE M.2 SATA

I'm absolutely at my wits' end with this issue: I'm getting INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE when cloning a M.2 SATA SSD to an NVMe one. I can always format and reinstall Windows but nevertheless, I would ...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR after SSD install, SATA to PCIe NVMe

I have a WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR after I installed a new SSD. I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7567. From factory it had a Toshiba M.2 SATA SSD Gen 3x4 2280 128GB as the main hard drive and a 500GB HDD. I ...
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Seagate enclosure HDD showing wrong partition when directly connected to PC with USB to SATA cable

I had one of these "Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0" Maybe it was 3TB version(HDD is showing ST4000DM) and the enclosure connector got broken and I disassembled ...
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SATA-Port not working on Asus Mainboard

I have a Asus Prime Z370-A Mainboard. 6 SATA ports: 5 SATA drives plugged on ports 2 - 5 2 M2 ports: 1 SSD installed on port 1 with Auto-Detection. The empty port is set to "half speed" X2 ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu server install after reinstallation

I have done a lot of work troubleshooting this issue. Here's what I have so far. The Problem I have an old lenovo desktop PC that I'm trying to run an ubuntu server on. It has worked fine using server ...
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HDD sata bad contact

i have upgraded my laptop with ssd and now i have old HDD. I've bought usb-sata adapter and connected it to my disk. System recognizes controller itself, but no disks are found in system. I tried to ...
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Is this PCIE x 4 connector of an NVMe SSD compatible with the connector of my current NVMe SSD (SATA)?

I want to upgrade my current stock NVMe to something like this Samsung NVMe. My laptop is an Asus FX553VE. However I am totally confused about what is compatible with my laptop and what isn't. The ...
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Computer suddenly stopped detecting disks in one slot

My laptop suddenly stopped detecting disks in one slot. Here's what I did right before this happened: After cloning my system to a new SSD (500GB Samsung 870 EVO), all was working fine for a few days, ...
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Windows 10 can not see HD SATA after ssd installation

I had a setup as below 1 SATA 160 gb Bootable (windows 7) 1 SATA 160 gb 1 SATA 350 gb 1 SATA 500 gb I decided to buy an Samsung evo 256 gb SSD in order to replace the bootable disk and i performed a ...
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What kind of tape should I use to tape the SSD in my system? And is it safe if cables touch heatsink/PCB board inside the system? Picture inside

Apologize for stupid question. I installed SSD into my firewall, the company that made it (Lanner FW-7551) sell separate HDD kit to mount HDD in it but it's a very old machine and I doubt they still ...
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How to connect a SATA III HDD to an M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 slot

My laptop has two M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, but I've only got an HDD with a SATA III connector. Question(s): How do I connect the two? Does a cable exist which connects an PCIe slot to a Sata III disk? ...
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Motherboard does not recognize PCI express card (Win7)

I have a Gigabyte GA-990fxa-ud3e main board (9 years old, still running strong). I just got a free NVME drive (Toshiba KXG50ZNV256G). The mobo has no support for NVME, so I purchased two different ...
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All SATA connected drives are generating errors in event log even after changing the motherboard

Background: I have three SATA connected drives besides my NVMe system drive: Old samsung 8** series SSD Old WD 3TB HDD New 1TB Crucial SSD For some time now i was experiencing audio shuttering and ...
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Unlocking Seagate Drive with forgotten ATA user password, "bad sense data" error?

I'm trying to unlock a hard drive that was given to me with an unknown user password. My research seems to suggest that this is possible with hdparm if one knows the master password. Resources online ...
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Can I connect an External SSD (USB) to a SATA/ESATA port (I know same thing)?

I really cannot afford an internal SSD drive, and just realized OS on USB is highly limited in recovery options for W10. Is there a way to connect my Micro B 10 pin USB SSD to a SATA port? I know with ...
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For SATA HDDs does write bandwidth grow linearly with the number of drives in parallel?

Consider a Seagate Exos 16TB SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with a write bandwidth of 250 MB/s. If I place 24 of those in a single server, does the write bandwidth grow linearly such that the total write ...
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8 TB Disk dying - or is it the Controller?

During the last copy operation of my Seagate 8 TB disk (connected via USB 3.0), the speed of my disk dropped dramatically (from 90 MB/s to 100 kB/s). So I took CrystalDiskInfo to check the SMART ...
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Connecting multiple hard drives through one sata input

There is a surveillance system with one sata input, there are several hard drives that I would like to connect through this port with that sata hub After a careful reading I came to the conclusion ...
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How can one know which portable external HDD cán be turned into an internal HDD ("shucked")?

If you open up the housing of most 2.5 inch external HDDs, (superfluous: those that don't need and extra power source) the disk inside can be used as an internal HDD, provided it has a SATA connection....
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nvme to sata adapter

Is there a m.2 nvme to sata 2.5" adapter? Or hasn't it been invented yet? I have an nvme SSD left over and I have a notebook that needs an SSD so I'd like to avoid buying another one. It is ...
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Windows HDD detection issue

I have recently tested a friend's 3,5" SATA HDD in my system. To do so I had unplugged my own two SATA 3,5" HDDs (WD BLUE 1TB & WD GREEN 1TB) before as well as my SSD drive. After done ...
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Hard Drives and SSDs only recognized sometimes

I have a very peculiar problem with my PC and feel like I've tried everything at this point. I have a PC with three different drives, a 250GB SSD, a 1TB SSD and a 4TB HDD (let's call them Drive 1 ...
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Will game performance suffer by moving OS from PCIe 3.0x4 to SATA III SSD?

I currently use a 1TB PCIe 3.0x4 (2300MB/s) NVMe SSD as both my OS boot drive and game storage drive. However, it's quickly filling up. I have a 500GB SATA III (560MB/s) SSD sitting in a drawer doing ...
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Installing a SAS drive (No SAS controller available on the motherboard)

I know that I can't connect the SAS drive (a Seagate Exos X16 ST12000NM002G) directly to the motherboard as the motherboard doesn't have a SAS controller so I'll need to get a PCIe SATA controller ...
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Cannot figure out how to add additional SATA port

On my Dell Optiplex 7020 Mini Tower, I only have on 6 pin motherboard power to SATA power port. It splits into four different SATA power ports. Unfortunately, one of the SATA power ends broke, so I'm ...
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Why is my SATA Harddrive not being detected by Windows?

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 PC to windows 10 which caused all sorts of problems. I've solved most of them, but my WD10EADS-00M2B0 Western Digital Caviar 1tb 7200rpm 3.5inch harddrive is not ...
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How to un-mark a SATA HDD “as spare” in Windows 10

I have a desktop computer with an extra HDD connected to it via SATA port, and I have done "mark as spare" to the drive, but I don't remember where I got to that setting, and I want to undo ...
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Bootloader does not ask for power-on password after having (un)plugged the hard drive and CD player

Normal situation The computer in point is an oldish but perfectly working HP. The BIOS set-up utility is Aptio Set-Up Utility 2.10.1208. The bootloader has worked for ages with a power-on password and ...
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Migrating Windows installation to NVME RAID

I had Windows 11 installed on an NVMe drive and I have another spare (identical) NVMe drive. My plan was to create a Windows system image of my installation, create a new NVMe RAID array in my BIOS ...
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