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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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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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Use red drive as external hd

I've recently expanded the capacity of my NAS so I have a couple of 1TB drives lying around that I want to use as external HD. Here's what I did: formatted both drives within QNAP. Purchased a sata ...
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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 ...
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Connecting SATA drives after the computer is booted up

I'm trying to clone an HDD, that's the end goal here. I tried to boot up my PC with all the HDDs involved connected (host drive, drive A and drive B to be formatted and copied over; all drives have an ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize HDD in caddy

I bought my father a laptop, moved the original HDD in a caddy in place of the DVD drive, and replaced it with an SSD. Unfortunately the caddy could not be fastened in the laptop, but for the first 3 ...
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6tb hard drive only showing 1.49tb of unallocated space

I'm not sure if this is a bios thing or what, It dosn't matter if the drive is using MBR or GPT. It always gives me only 1.49tb of unallocated space while in my system. For some reason if I hook up ...
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Laptop stuck on HP logo screen after BIOS update

I recently got notified about a new BIOS update for my laptop, which I successfully downloaded and installed, only to discover that my computer won't boot after restarting. It gets stuck at the HP ...
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Why my Hyper-V converts the disk to SCSI

I have a SATA disk, and I installed Windows 10 on it. After I enabled Hyper-V, I created some virtual machines. However the VM all see an SCSI disk, and I can't find out how to change it. Even the ...
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HDD Issues: SMART, Self Test & Extended test point to Ultra DMA Connector / SATA cable connection issues - Accurate Diagnoisis & Solution?

I know the default line being please back up your data - done that and will attemp doing again if this "connection" allows it. That would be stating the obvious to someone who has played with ...
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Computer won't start on SATA mode AHCI

I had a computer with windows 8.1 installed but the HDD died. So I bought a new one and installed windows 8.1 with SATA mode IDE. Everything was fine untill I shut it down. When I tired to open it ...
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Connecting IDE HDDs to SATA boards

Got 2 HDDs: 80 gigs and 250 gigs. Both have IDE for data transfer and molex for power. I made the move to laptops years ago but I keep an old PC tower just in case I need to rummage through an old HDD ...
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Windows can't start from internal HDD but can if attached via an USB adapter

Hi I have the problem that Windows10 cant boot from my internal hard drive. Windows always displays that it was not shutdown properly and I have the option to trouble shoot in an advanced boot menu (...
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Is a Laptop able to boot from a dual M.2 SATA SSD Adapter or does the BIOS have to support it?

I would like to buy a Dual M.2 SATA SSD Adapter for my laptop. The Laptop is a Panasonic CF-53 MK1. Would the Laptop be able to boot from both M.2 SSDs then or does the BIOS have to support this dual ...
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Installation of slipstreamed Windows XP fails with on AHCI-only sytem

I am stuck on Windows XP installation on an AHCI-only SATA-controller system, and ask therefore for help. VM is also not an option because of performance issues. I have a newer laptop with Windows 10 ...
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Trying to identify this cable name. Hard drive cable

Trying to identify this cable connector name. Specifically, the part that is circled. I know what the whole cable is called, but I am trying to buy some circuit board and I want to search "Circuit ...
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Internal Hard Drive SATA Connector “Fins” Causing Misalignment?

I'm re-purposing an internal hard drive to an external one. The only problem is that my SATA connector that is supposed to go onto the SATA pins doesn't fit due to having some kind of connector fins ...
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Suggest slot for SDD

I have Lenovo K410. User guide (see model k410!): https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/ideacentre_k4_ug_v2.0_aug_2012_english.pdf?linkTrack=PSP:ProductInfo:UserGuide Images of MB: ...
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Sata or CD drive port? Which one better for SSD boot drive [duplicate]

I've hp 15 au004tx laptop. Intel i7 6500u Nvidia 940MX 4GB 8 GB DDR4 RAM 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. I want to upgrade my laptop with an SSD. I want to use SSD for OS installation and HDD for data ...
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Windows setup unable to install windows 10 on new hard drive - total size 0 - free space 0

I am trying to replace the hard drive on a Lenovo Ideapad 100s. The new disk is a WD3200BUCT and is seen in BIOS, however when starting install, windows set up shows Drive 0 Unallocated space Total ...
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Changes to Windows System Disk to Be Able to Boot from USB

I have a regular Windows system disk connected via SATA and booting as drive C, no issues, everything normal, on a regular whatever (desktop, laptop, etc.). If I disconnect the drive from the ...
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Non-standard usb connector?

I bought an external 2,5' sata SSD/HDD enclosure. Manufacturer says it's USB 3.0 but the connectors at the enclosure side are rather strange to me... It look like an USB 2.0 Mini Type B but with pins ...
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Wide SATA? connector with no break in the middle

I need to connect my hard drive from my Lenovo T470p to my desktop, but it uses this wierd connector. It looks like the standard wide SATA, but there's no break in the middle. What's this called, ...
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Why does my PC suddenly no longer work with SSD drives, but works fine with HDD drives?

I've had my main desktop PC for years, running Windows on a 250GB Samsung Evo SSD. A couple of months ago, all of a sudden I get lots of bluescreens at completely random moments. Mostly ...
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why wmic class gives wrong information?

I typed at my command line: wmic diskdrive get InterfaceType, Model I got the following: InterfaceType Model IDE TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 IDE Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB IDE ...
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Can I (and should I) keep Windows on a now-spare SATA drive? [closed]

Not sure how to best proceed with a spare drive I have. Here's the situation: I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a mid range Dell laptop. I recently replaced my spinning 2.5" SATA drive by cloning to a new ...