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Questions tagged [sata]

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 to fix SATA drive hanging during file copy [duplicate]

I have an old laptop SATA hard drive with bad sectors that I'm trying to recover data from. I have it connected to a SATA-to-USB adapter, and I'm able to mount and browse it from Ubuntu 16. The ...
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ASUS Z87m/G30AB motherboard won't recognize WD Red 8TB HDD

I recently bought an 8TB WB MyBook and shucked the case to use the WD Red drive inside a PC. I test the drive in the enclosure befre shucking. I can't get 1 of my systems to recognize this drive. I ...
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Read data from Advanced Format disk over USB adapter

I have a WD Green 6TB HDD with data on it. When I plug it into either macOS or Windows, it always shows as 18TB empty. I'm using a SATA to USB 3 adapter to connect it, and it seems that it's lacking ...
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Supermicro backplane failure LED flashing

I have a Supermicro server with the SAS-833TQ backplane. The last 2 of the total 8 drives have a flashing failure (this is what the manual suggests anyways) LED. I am not convinced that those drives ...
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Why doesn't CrystalDiskInfo see my HBA-connected SSD?

I recently bought a PCIe-based HBA (Host Bus Adapter) (i.e. a PCIe-to-SATA card) to add an additional two SATA ports to my current system. The HBA has been working fine, and shows up in Device Manager ...
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M.2 SATA SSD not found by ASrock B450m pro

For the life of me I can't get my motherboard to recognize that there is a SATA stick in the M.2 slot of my ASRock B450m Pro4. This is an entirely fresh build, I'm unsure if there are special steps ...
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Why physically split SATA data cable?

Recently I've bought a SATA data cable that looks like that: Judging from Wikipedia article these two cables are probably the two pairs of the two data lines. From the manufacturer's website I found ...
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How motherboard identify hard disks list?

Happy Holidays :) . Today I bought a new internal hard disk , so now I have two working and connected hard disks at the same time , back then before I bought it , the hard disk was identified as "...
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diagnose and improve external hard drive performance

I have an external hard drive (Western Digital Red 3 TB, WDC WD30EFRX-68EUZN0) in a USB enclosure. Both the drive and the enclosure support SATA at 6 Gbit/s, and the enclosure is connected via USB ...
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HDD randomly reconnects

So my hdd started to reconnect itself randomly once in a minute or so. I decided, that its time has come, and bought another one. 2 months passed, and this all started again with a new one. My OS is ...
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Accessing files on a hard drive without booting

I have a Windows 10 HP laptop. I want to access the files on the hard drive without actually booting the OS. Now the most common answer to this I have seen is booting from a Live CD or USB. However, ...
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How do I set up a raid configuration in a separate case from my computer?

I want to set up a RAID 5 configuration with a bunch of drives but my current case has no hot swap bays and doesn't have enough bays or sata ports to connect them all in the same case. I want to put ...
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Do SSD's die when plugged in PSU with different SATA Cable?

Me and my roommate both plugged an SSD into an Corsair 650W PSU using a SATA Cable that was shipped with EVGA's 500W Bronze PSU. It did not boot once, everytime we try to start the PC the PSU (doesnt ...
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Connecting a USB 3.0 connector to USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector

My Asus ROG Strix x470F has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector. My multicard reader has only a USB 3.0 (internal) connector. I found this product: “CY USB 3.1 Front Panel Header to USB 3.0 20Pin ...
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Best way to try to recover a failed hard SATA 3.5" drive?

When I booted my desktop this morning it announced it was scanning and repairing one of my drives. When it finally booted into Windows, the drive showed up, but when I tried to right click it to ...
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Recovery from “0 size” sata hard disk [duplicate]

A 2015 3 Tb hard disk Western Digital Green SATA (WD30EZRX) has stopped functioning. It produces some repetitive noise (so it is rotating, I do not know if there is a mechanical problem but at least ...
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Can I wipe a Samsung 850 Evo SSD by plugging it into another computer through an enclosure and using erase software?

I'm soon sending my computer to a repair shop and I want to wipe my SSD first before sending it in. I detatched the 850 Evo SSD from my computer and was wondering if I could connect it to a laptop ...
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Only 60 MB/s transfer rate from WD Green hard disk?

My Windows 10 x64 PC (Intel Core i5-3570K, 32 GB DDR3, GA-Z77M-D3H, multiple SSD as main drives) also has a WD Green hard 2 TB hard drive (WD20EARX). I know this is not a speed monster, but I was ...
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How to isolate a drive?

Question At Linux boot, is there an option I can add to the “vmlinuz…” line that will prevent the OS from ever (at least in that session) being able to see or access NVMe SSDs - while keeping all ...
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Bootable PCIe slot options on older computers?

On everything I have researched, everyone has said they have had success and it is no problem to get a PCIe SATA controller and boot from it on an older computer. 3-in-1 PCIe controller example. 2 ...
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How to mount “extra” SSD

I recently bought a new SSD to replace an older one that's been in use for almost 10 years and that I strongly suspected was failing due to an error I got during the boot process. It turns out that ...
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Is there a way to check the actual SATA II/III connection of your drives?

I have an Acer Aspire M3985 with a B75 chipset, IPIMB-AR rev 1.02A MoBo, which is supposed to have one SATA 3 and five SATA 2 ports. I tried using CrystalDiskInfo, HD Tune and AIDA64 to understand if ...
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How do PCIe to SATA expansion cards work, and does my PC support them?

I've recently been looking into getting a PCIe to SATA expansion card, which I think is otherwise known as a port multiplier (which was the first result in Google when I searched for such an adapter). ...
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Is 30MB/s Normal For a 7200RPM 320GB HDD

I recently started noticing some texture loading issues in a couple of games. I had noticed these problems long ago and have now realized that from that time I have replaced every component in my PC ...
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Why won't Mac recognize Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD removed from GoFlex Home FreeAgent Case via SATA/USB

I purchased a Seagate Goflex home 3TB NAS system in 2012 that I now need to remove files from. I have forgotten the password sadly so after much research decided to remove the drive from the Goflex ...
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New SATA expansion card 'bootmgr is missing'

I recently installed a new IO Crest 4 Port PCIe SATA III expansion card, because I was out of sata slots, and hooked up an older 100gig SSD I had as a third storage drive. Installation went OK, I ...
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Can a SATA-to-USB cable run a SATA hard-disk off a USB port?

Can a SATA-to-USB cable (like this one on Amazon) connect a SATA hard-disk to a USB port and supply the hard-disk enough power to spin? If not, how can I augment this cable to actually give the disk ...
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Unable to read contents on an Advanced Format disk when using some USB docking stations

I have Linux Mint 17.3 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) with 4.4.0 kernel. I own a Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX hard drive with 1TB capacity. The label on this drive says it is an "Advanced Format" ...
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USB to SATA adapter recognize disk only when i plug first USB and then SATA

I have AXAGO EE25-XA3 USB 3.0 ALINE box USB/SATA adapter SanDisk SDSSDHII-480G When I plug HHD to adapter (SATA port) and then USB cabel to my PC, no disk recognized. Windows disk manager says not ...
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Sata ports 1 and2 damaged is there a workaround?

I decided to blow the cobwebs off my old pc however whilst putting a graphics card back in i damage sata ports 1&2, I then tried connecting the 2xhdd to ports 3&4 but they only come up as ...
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SATA drive not spinning, but powers on with USB adapter

I've bought a new 10 TB internal SATA HDD. It does not power on when connected with SATA power + data cables and does not show up in BIOS. Another drive in the same PC works fine, and the drive did ...
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New hard drives not detected when plugged in server

I currently am trying to add a few drives to my server. However, whenever I branch them, they do not appear in /dev. I checked, they are not listed in my BIOS either. Whenever I use gparted or fdisk ...
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How can I reliably find out, if a Computer supports SATA Port Multiplier or not?

How can I reliably find out, if a Computer supports SATA Port Multiplier or not? Is it booting a live linux and issuing dmesg?
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700MB/s Write on SSHD? FreeNAS and $20 SATA Controler

Host: Proliant Ml350 G5 2X Xeon Quad-Cores @ 2.55Ghz 32Gb DDR2 ECC Storage Controller cheap $20 4 SATA port PCIe controller SERBIA I think Disk Seagate Iron Wolf 1TB SSHD Freenas 11.1 Ran a DD ...
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How do I make M.2 PCIe SSD drives non-removeable in Windows 10?

For the first time, I've built my own computer. I bought a M.2 SSD (specifically the ADATA XPG SX6000 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x2 SSD - 512GB) and slipped it into the Ultra M.2 slot on the back side of my ...
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Electric shocks from laptop case after connecting SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 converter to use a 3.5" HDD

I bought a Chinese SATA/IDE to USB converter that has no brand name. Specs for the power adapter are: Model: SY-002-5-12 Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 0.8A Output: 12V and 5V both 2A After connecting ...
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Is the M.2 B+M, B and M key electrically identical for SATA?

I'm buying an adapter for a MacBook Air (2012) to be able to use an M.2 SSD in it. I'm assuming that the (very niche) slot in the MacBook itself only supports SATA and nothing else. My question is, ...
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When and where to determine if a USB 3.0 HDD enclosure can actually work at USB 3.0 speeds?

I have recently bought a SATA 2.5 hard disk enclosure to externally connect my old Laptop SATA hard disk drive. The old hard disk drive is SATA II. On the hard disk drive external enclosure that I ...
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows Vista [duplicate]

Background Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a technical standard defined by Intel that specifies the operation of Serial ATA (SATA) disk controllers. When it is supported by your ...
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HDD becoming extremely slow after fresh Windows10 install

Context: i have installed a fresh version of Windows10 on existing hardware that previously run Windows7. There have also been some hardware changes, like new graphics card and another HDD added. ...
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How to tell which SATA controller a drive is using?

My motherboard has three separate SATA controllers each in their own IOMMU group. Two ASMedia controllers and the one in the Intel PCH. I want to make sure my main drives are using the Intel ...
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GPT PMBR Size Mismatch will be corrected by w(rite)

Linux gives error "GPT PMBR size mismatch will be corrected by w(rite)." The error message is far from self-explanatory. Does this mean that Linux will (attempt to) resize the GPT partition ...
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Sata Connection HP Envy 14

i have a hp ENVY 14 sleekbook beats audio and i cannot for the life of me figure out where the sata cable for a hard drive connects to the motherboard, can anybody point me to the right direction?
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What Cable Do I Need To Connect My New Hard Drive To My Motherboard & Power Supply Unit?

My new drive is a Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006). My motherboard is an MSI B85M-G43 (MS-7823). I'm assuming my power supply unit uses ...
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What is the use of female to female SATA cable with power?

The other day I accidentally bought a female to female SATA cable with power cable next to it. Since the power and SATA itself is right next to each other and there is no way to separate them unless ...
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How Can I Help AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition Find My Drive I Want To Migrate My OS To?

I'm trying to replace my failing SSD with a Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006). I've made sure that my motherboard is compatible and it is....
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Intel S5520UR SSD compatibility

I trying to chose SSD for Intel S5520UR serverboard. I know that this serverboard does not support SATA III interface and I'am finding something with higher performance than supported SATA II. I'am ...
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Disk drives interface

It is often said that the disk drive interface is a bottleneck in data transfer. Eg. in the case of hard drives, the data is transferred from hard drive buffer to hard drive memory module. And since ...
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SSD only booting when connected with USB, not with SATA

I'm trying to connect a SSD to my Windows 10 IoT device via SATA but when I try to boot I get a BSOD during startup saying Incompatible boot device. One or two times I also got the error saying that ...
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HDD not booting or (consistently) showing up in BIOS

I have an Asus X555DA laptop that hadn't been booting. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what caused this previous problem. In an attempt to fix it I tried to install Ubuntu. Although the ...