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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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My new Western Digital Blue 2TB shows “Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot Device and Press a Key” error

I just got my new Western Digital Blue 2TB 3D NANDA SATA 3.0 SSD but whenever I tried to run the PC into the Windows login screen, it always shows the terminal which reads "Reboot and Select Proper ...
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Is it possible to use a SATA DOM drive as a recovery boot device, while also using the SATA DOM to house recovery VM OVA files?

For some background, I have loaded oVirt (similar to CentOS) v4.2.2 on a SuperMicro server. The server is utilizing a RAID10 on qty 4 2TB drives -- however, the important part has to do with the ...
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Server takes 13 (!) minutes to boot when PCIe SATA card is plugged in

I've purchased a PCIe 4-port SATA card (model SA3004) on Amazon because I ran out of ports on a computer I'm using as a server (HP EliteDesk 800 G2, only has 3 ports OOTB). Currently, one drive is ...
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Confusion: What's the difference between SATA, NVMe, M.2, and PCIe?

What's the difference between SATA, mSATA, eSATA, SATA Express, SATA III, NVMe, M.2, and PCIe? I have looked for the answer, and while many website explain the difference between some of these terms, ...
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Hardware shopping: Can all M Key Slot work with NVMe?

I have a NP500R5H-XD3BR (Expert X50) Notebook from Samsung. It's the 2015 model, with I7 5500. I didn't get this information from Samsung, however I know that it has a Key M slot for SSD M.2. My ...
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Different HDD data saving via USB and SATA [closed]

i trying to build my own server, but i stuck on HDD reading and writing. I saved data through SATA connection on HDD and try read them on another PC via USB station, but i wasnt able to see them. So ...
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SATA power connector Pin 6 3V3 on Intel server board

I have an Intel SR2625URBRPR server with a passive midplane and backplane for SAS/SATA drives. Here is the pinout for the SATA data/power connections (note the PX power connections) on the backplane: ...
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HDD on SATA I and SSD on SATA II

Recently my laptop has gone slower and I'm planning to buy a SSD. I don't have that much money to buy a 1TB. So I'm looking for a 120GB SSD and keep my old HDD. So here are the questions: I need to ...
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How does loss of single drive influence 4k random performance of RAID 1 array?

Here is one explanation of the benefits of RAID 1: "As different disks can seek on different data, it [RAID 1] has up to 2x the random read IOPS but the same 1x (or slightly lower, due to overhead) ...
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If sff PC has 1 SATA 2 connector for hard drive will other for CD-ROM also be SATA 2? [closed]

I have this PC and I'm planning to use additional SSD instead of CD-ROM. Will SATA assigned for CD-ROM also be SATA 2?
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Which SD Card spec satisfies Sata 2?

So I have this old MacBook from 2010 whose internal HDD can be swapped. Because the old HDD died, I bought a cheap 1TB SSD and threw it in there. Not even a brand I know or anything but I really just ...
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Can the two branches SATA disk power line connect to two SATA disk?

There is SATA power line: In my computer: the line have two interface which can connect to SATA disk: In there I have a question: the line have two branches, one is short and the other is long, I ...
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12v from Notebook Mainboard to attach 3.5 inch HDD

I plan to build a low-budget low-power home server, mainly as a NAS. My first Idea was to simply use a RPI 4, it has USB 3.0 and Gbit Ethernet, but I think the hardware is too slow to be fun. For ...
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Boot from something other than original hard drive

I have a Dell Precision T7400 running Windows 7, BIOS version A02. Windows 7 is stored between 2 1TB SATA hard drives. I recently obtained some SATA drives with another OS, but I cannot boot from ...
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Would a HDD gain from SATA3 vs SATA2 [duplicate]

Since we are talking about mechanical drives that are below the 300MBps SATA2 can provide I suspect there would be no difference, but I was just wondering of other differences...
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How to connect a SATA III port to a SAS hard drive?

On my motherboard, the ASUS Z9PA-D8, it says that it has a row of 8 SAS ports for connecting to SAS hard drives. I'm talking about the line of blue things running horizontally in the bottom right of ...
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How does BIOS exactly read the first sector

I need to know if the ATA command Read Sector still in use. I read in SATA Storage Technology book that this command and in general PIO read-in commands are used only in the booting process. So I ...
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Wanted: SATA SSD cable to m.2 slot

As a Christmas present, I received two Samsung Evo SSDs that plug into SATA ports. Due to them being Samsung, if I was to want to clone data from one drive to another, I must clone the data on my ...
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Vagrant VirtualBox add additional disks and controller properly, i couldn't find this anywhere on the internet

I added this for the next person.. v.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", "1300"] v.name = ceph_node0 v.gui = true #controller in a separate loop unless File.exist?(controller_name) v.customize ["...
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How to connect Dell mSATA drive to USB hard drive adapter

I removed a working mSATA hard drive from a Dell Latitude E7450. It appears to have an SATA connector, and I can replace it with a full SATA drive and the computer can see that new drive. But when I ...
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Is it possible to use an internal SATA DVD/CD reader?

I found an old internal SATA DVD/CD reader and I connected it to my computer via a SATA-to-USB cable. While I didn't expect it to work, it was able to open/eject but the disk didn't spin. I am ...
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Ability to selectively boot Windows 10 from two separate drives on same PC

I have an ASUS Maximus XI Hero Wifi Motherboard with three drives attached: a m.2 Samsung 970 EVO, a SATA Samsung 860 EVO, and a big SATA WD Red old fashioned spinner. The m.2 970 EVO has my Win 10 ...
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SATA drivers install on MSI motherboard

I'm running Windows 10 x64 on a MSI B450M MORTAR MAX motherboard with a Crucial MX500 SSD 2TB drive. On the support page, I can see that there is a "AM4 RAID Driver 9.2.0.127", placed into a "On-Board ...
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HP Proliant ML110 G7 Spare SATA ports

I'm attempting to add a single 256GB SSD drive as my server system and OS drive. I intend to install WSE 2019 with 4x1TB HDD's in RAID 0 in the existing 4 bay drive cage. Two things I have noticed is ...
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How do I know if my SSD is compatible with my motherboard?

So I want to install a Samsung SSD (860 Evo 1TB 2.5 inch SATA III MZ-76E1T0B/AM) into my MSI motherboard (Z170A Gaming M5). My motherboard has SATA III and the SSD is SATA III. Am I all good? Or are ...
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“ICRC, ABRT” errors with IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology, imsm): Could it be software?

I have a system with two IRST RAID1: sda+sdb (2TB), sdc+sdd (1TB) (in Linux-speech) Each pair of disks was bought in one order, i.e. they are the same disk drives of the same age. The 2TB RAID ...
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Turn SATA Hard drive on/off

I have 6 SATA disks. I need to put one on/off switch for each disk. When I don't use the disk, I want to turn it off instead of each time removing the SATA power cable. So my question is, The on/off ...
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Do cheap SATA expansion cards work?

I work in a soft-and hardware company. We started cleaning up and I found about 16 harddrives that are together about 4.5TB. I want to use them all and make a sort of file server in my home. But I ...
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Why does the SATA data cable have 3 pins for ground

Why does the SATA data cable have 3 pins for ground? I understand it has 2 data wires for every direction which are twisted to encounter noise. But what is the purpose of having 3 different ground ...
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Solution for mounting hard drive better on desk to prevent SATA cable wear

For the next few months, I'm going to be zeroing out a lot of disks. I managed to get hold of a Host Bus Adapter (i.e. a PCIe to SATA expansion card) to give me an extra SATA controller in my tiny mid-...
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Possible to get 10Gbit/s acess to NAS storing data?

I'm storing my data (pictures and 4k video files) on a NAS using SATA II HDDs. In my opinion SSDs are not a good choice for just data storing as they are more expensive and with the time SSD could ...
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Replacing a damaged SATA cable on a Lenovo Thinkpad T560

I am interested in buying a Lenovo Thinkpad T560. However, the product I am interested in is listed as having a damaged SATA cable. I found this product on ebay. I am wondering how risky or difficult ...
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Continuous beep on motherboard

I got 2 "ssd" on my PC.. it run so smooth. I decided to add 1 piece of 2 Terabyte "hdd". when I inserted it and turn my System unit on. It makes a continuous beep while my system unit turn on. It ...
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Can a HDD cause damage to the MoBo?

After a few years since I built my PC it started to freeze and the diagnostic from the Tech Service was a malfunctioning MoBo (SATA related issue). When replacing the MoBo I noticed some damage/...
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Will my motherboard be compatible with the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM)?

I'm new to computers and was wondering If this Samsung SSD will be compatible with my current motherboard. MotherBoard Model: GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0 Graphics Card: GTX 1060 CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 And ...
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Desktop Internal Drive Disconnecting

After installing a secondary hard drive, it randomly disconnects under heavy read/write stress. By this i mean, the drive would disappear (no longer visible on Windows Explorer or Disk Management). ...
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Re-use NAS-backplate with Raspberry Pi?

I have a Synology DS1511+ with a broken motherboard. What remains is a nice box with power supply, fans and a backplate for 5 SATA disks. The backplate (P/N:08-04DX5BP14) has two power connectors and ...
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Odd “Non System Disk…” Error

I found a number of similar questions covering this, but didn't find anything that was a very close match. If I missed something, I'm sorry, and I'm more than happy to check that out. I have an HP ...
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Windows 10 hangs and SATA SSD (temporarily) disappears from BIOS

I have a system dual booting Linux and Windows 10. After about 10-15 minutes of using Windows 10 the system hangs (no BSOD, just a completely unresponsive desktop.) After a soft reboot, the main SSD (/...
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Is it possible to disable FBS in HBA?

I am designing a SATA port multiplier that only supports command-based switching (CBS). I couldn't find any option in the SATA specification to control that. I checked the Device Identity packet but ...
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Converting IDE optical drives to SATA with an adapter - not recognised in BIOS or OS

My wife's 10 year old desktop computer failed some months ago, which necessitated the purchase of a more modern motherboard. The original m'board had both IDE and SATA ports and the computer has a ...
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Cannot access disk through SATA card after Debian system suspension

I have set up a software RAID1 array in Debian using two HDD drives (/dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1). Both drives are connected to a Marvell 88SE9230 controller. The array works perfectly and I can have it ...
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SSD - Exceed manufacturer maximum capacity

My Laptop has an unused M.2 slot. I contacted the manufacturer of my laptop and they said it supports up to 512 GB of SATA type SSD (actually they said just 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB) for expansion of ...
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How do I get these ports enabled?

I have a qNine 6 port data pcie controller card that will not enable ports 5 and 6. Or rather the card at boot does not display the HDDs attached. The card, however, does indicate there is some thing ...
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M.2 NVMe SSD on 10-year old computer?

I have an aging motherboard in my computer which I built in 2010. The mobo is Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 (rev2). It has only one PCIe slot that is revision 2 and the graphics card occupies that slot. The ...
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Samsung drives not detected through adapter

I've got a strange case that I just can't wrap my head around. I had 4 internal HDDs in my pc, 1 Seagate, 1 Toshiba and 2 Samsungs. I wanted to start using these drives as externals (to use with a ...
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On motherboard with SATA3, which circumstances would make the disk-light to stay on continuously?

On a motherboard with a SATA3 controller, which circumstances[1] would make the disk-light stay on without a flicker? [1] At that stage - the computer is completely unresponsive, and only ...
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SATA to USB Hard Drive Not Being Detected

So my old desktop computer crashed and I removed the hard drive and bought a SATA to USB adapter to plug into my MacBook to get the data off of my hard drive but I am on my second wire and it still is ...
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SATA to USB 3.5'' hard drive using only usb power

I have purchased a SATA to USB 3.0 with two USB cables and it works great with 2.5'' hard drives. But apparently 3.5'' drives require not only 5 volts but also 12 volts. Nowadays there are a lot of ...
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4 SATA to mini sas back to 4 SATA

Recently I have been building my own server and the chassis I got had a backplane with SATA ports that are connected to a "4 SATA to mini-sas". I think that is the name of the cable, but my ...

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