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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Can motherboard be bottleneck for ssd speed on sata?

I have a computer: ASRock A320M-DVS R4.0 motherboard AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16 GB RAM 2 x Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB SSD I'm testing SSD write speed on newly installed Ubuntu ...
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Changed from AHCI to RAID and now Windows won't boot

I've got 2 SSDs, one for Windows and one for Linux Mint. I have another 4 HDDs I turned into a RAID 0 array via my BIOS. Mobo is ASUS TUF X570. I had the 4 HDDs in a Microsoft storage pool but started ...
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Possible to hot mount a SATA HD on Linux without BIOS interfering?

We need to hot swap a SATA HD on a server machine with defective BIOS. Thus, we don't want to reboot. OS is Debian Linux. Is it possible for Debian to recognize the new HD without BIOS intervention?...
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WD Blue HDD is making strange noises

I recently purchased a WD Blue WD20EZBX HDD. I already have a 1TB 7200 RPM WD Blue in my PC, and I never heard any annoying noises from it, so I hoped this would be the same. However, the new HDD is ...
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What does “Connectors with shared bandwidth” mean on a motherboard?

I have a z590-E with the following in the manual... The problem is there is no context given to the "configurations" and I am not sure what it is trying to tell me. I seem to not be able to ...
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Choosing RAID mode rather than AHCI/SATA mode?

Currently studying how computers work, I came across the last paragraph of the answer of this link: Many SATA controllers can enable AHCI separately or in conjunction with RAID support. Intel ...
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SAS/SATA 6G Raid Controller (Mini SAS 8087) and a 12G (Mini SAS HD 8643) SAS/SATA Backplane

I want to know if I can use a SAS/SATA 6G (Mini SAS 8087) Controller with a 12G Backplane (Mini SAS HD 8643) using a SFF-8643 TO SFF-8087 Mini SAS Server Data Transmission Cable 1M. Below is pictures ...
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How to properly insert/eject a drive from a hotswap bay?

I have a SATA disk I want to use into an ICYDOCK bay (hotswap capable and hotswap enabled into the BIOS) that has a power button for the disk. When I want to insert the disk on a running windows 10 : ...
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Windows 10 setup won't recognize HDD in Travelmate laptop

Just bought my new laptop, it came without an OS, so I went about installing Win 10 on it from USB. Everything is fine until I have to choose where I want the OS installed, and the list is empty. I've ...
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Is it normal that Quick S.M.A.R.T test fails after successful repair?

I have two HDD WD7500BPKT and testing them using WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows . Both of them had bad sectors. Both were successfully "repaired" (with WD Data Lifeguard proposed ...
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mix SATA 3 and SATA 2 HDD in RAID 0

I have MegaRAID 6Gb/s RAID controller (LSI 9261-8i). Now I have an RAID 0 array that consists from 4 reliable enterprise server HDDs (WD Re) that support SATA 3. I need to extend this array (to ...
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What is the pinout of this Toshiba SATA drive and does an adapter exist?

I have a small Toshiba SATA drive from a laptop that uses a modified power connector. Does anyone know the proper pinout of this, whether it has a name for the connector that I can reference, and ...
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M.2 SATA SSD not recognized by anything - any chance of data recovery?

A couple days ago my mom's laptop's SSD became unbootable. I thought maybe this was just a corruption of the boot partition, but when I checked the BIOS the disk wasn't listed anywhere. I tried ...
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How to connect AC adapter to SATA power cable

I suspect that my PSU is not providing enough power to my internal 3.5" hard drive, so in order to find out if that's the case, I'd like to use my 3.5" external HDD's AC adapter which ...
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Does spinning harddrive not showing up in BIOS suggest logic board failure?

My 2 TB 3.5" SATA harddrive failed while being used in an USB enclosure. I'm trying to determine the cause based on the symptoms. The drive fails to work in two working SATA-USB enclosures on ...
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External HDD Plugged into SATA shows uninitialized

I checked my Seagate external drive, or tried to, but it just wouldn't open up in Windows Explorer. (It had been plugged into the PC's USB for months, but I had not bothered to access it in this ...
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How to recover an ext4 partition with a bad superblock on a dubious 500GB internal hard drive?

I bought this hard drive 6 months ago and it shouldn't be failing like this. It's a 500 GB sata III internal seagate that I have being using on an old ECS G31T-M9 computer with archlinux installed. I ...
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M.2 M-key SSD but Sata Slot?

M.2 Slot 1x 2280 SATA M.2 (M key) slot This is the listed spec for my laptop model. When I open my laptop, the slot is also a pure m key slot. I did some research and it mentioned m-key slots are ...
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Corsair lighting hubs are disabling my SSDs

I have a new PC build that I've been having some issues with regarding my SSDs not being recognized. Here are my PC specs for reference: Chassis: Phanteks Eclipse P360A Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 ...
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Trying to Clone Hard Drive to SSD Using a Third Hard Drive

I've recently purchased a Samsung 870 EVO SSD to replace the HDD inside my laptop. To clone the drive inside my laptop to the SSD, I found that I can purchase a SATA to USB cable to facilitate the ...
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Max read/write speed of a SATA 3.0 HDD rated at 6.0Gb/s?

What is the actual max read/write speed for a SATA III 6.0Gb/s Hard Disk Drive realistically? I know what 6.0gb/s means, it means six gigabit per second, the giga- prefix uses SI decimal definition, ...
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Is NVMe over/via SATA possible?

After reading the related wiki articles, I realize that: "Layer" Examples Interface/Protocol NVMe, AHCI, IDE Bus PCI-E, SATA The first generation of PCI SSD uses AHCI, just like normal &...
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Can I use an external AC/DC power supply to power 4 SATA HDD?

I would like to power 4 SATA HDD enclosed in this bay with an external AC/DC power supply like this. I am looking at the IronWolf 3TB ST3000VN007 (data sheet, and user manual) whose power specs are: ...
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Does my motherboard supports NVME SSD or SATA ssd

I plan to purchase onboard SSD, but I am not sure whether my board supports M.2 SSD 6Gbps SATA or NVME logical intefaces. Below is the specification of my motherboard. Board Name: Gigabyte GA-A320M-...
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After Resuming from Sleep, Second SATA HDD Visible, But Not Accessible

Second SATA HDD is Visible, But Not Accessible after Resume from Sleep. Dell 15r 7520 Windows 8.1x64 - Fully Updated C Drive - OS Drive. Kingston mSATA SSD D Drive - 2nd Drive: WD Blue 1TB SATA The WD ...
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Is my SSD or my SATA Controller failing?

I am having sporadic disk read errors. Ordinarily, I would assume the SSD is dying, but there's a history to these problems: Spring 2017: I purchased a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro (so it was barely 2 ...
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Can I replace my laptop's old 1TB hard regular hard drive with a 1TB SSD?

I have a great Asus G751J laptop that is a few years old. So I am starting to get hard drive errors and bad sectors, etc., and I need to replace the 1TB regular hard drive. I checked with Asus support ...
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What does serial really mean? Isn't USB3/SATA actually parallel? [duplicate]

As far as I understand. Serial means data is being sent one by one instead of parallel where multiple bits of data are streamed simultanously. Howewer connections like SATA and USB 3 actually have ...
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Does my computer have isses with a SATA port?

My laptop came with both an SSD and an HDD. The SSD was connected through a PCI port, and the HDD was connected through a SATA port. After a while, it started crashing every few minutes to a BSOD, and ...
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Booting from CD or Second HDD Caddy on a lenovo laptop

So here is how it started. I have a Lenovo (ideapad 300 15isk) laptop. I have a 5400 RPM 1 TB HDD in it and I decided to clone Windows from HDD to SSD and put SSD into the SATA III port and the HDD ...
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Asus P5Q Pro - hard drive shows up in BIOS but not in Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed on an SSD connected to one of the two SATA 6G ports. All SATA 3G ports are used up by hard drives. I'd like to add another hard drive, but when I plug it into the remaining ...
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NVMe SSD is slower for 512, 1024, 2048 byte blocks than SATA 3, is this normal, or should I do something?

I have two WD 1T SSDs in my system a SATA 3 and a PCI Express adapter card hosted NVMe. Using 19041 x64 Windows 10, all driver is the default Windows 10. The NVMe SDD is working properly in NVMe ...
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How to rescan a SATA hard disk devices in a RAID array remotely from the main server it is connected to?

I have the RAID 5 system in 4bay-hdd-case with a SATA cable connected to main server. Cach drive is registered like these /dev/sdj3 /dev/sdk3 /dev/sdl3 /dev/sdm However suddenly, /dev/sdj3 seems to ...
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What happends if i change the hard drive form HDD to SSD and then again to HDD on an old pc?

I have a 2010 Lenovo PC sitting around, I dont use it because it is extremly slow It has a Seagate 160GB 5k RPM SATA HDD, the question is, what if i put an SSD to see what happens, and then i put back ...
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Any way to erase and use password locked (ATA secure) SSD? (bought used)

So I bought a Kingston HyperX 240gb SATA SSD on Facebook marketplace. When I got home I found out that it's password locked using ATA secure from what I have gathered. The seller promptly blocked me, ...
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What drive characteristics might be causing errors in my program?

I have some computers running Windows NT which collect data for an external emulator computer and writes it on a GUI. I was doing this because onsite the computers were experiencing issues like gaps ...
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SSD performance on Windows better than on Linux?

I hope someone can give me a hint about where to look for. My Crucial MX300 750MB is performing a lot better on Windows than on Linux and I can't find out why. These are the results: Windows: 533 MB/...
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What is the difference between Slimline SATA, Slim SATA, and Micro SATA?

What is the difference between Slimline SATA, Slim SATA, and Micro SATA? e.g. are there differences in connector?
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Replacing an NVMe SSD with a M.2 SATA drive in an Alienware Aurora R8

I bought a 2TB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA SSD to replace a 512GB NVMe drive in my Dell Alienware Aurora R8 to get larger storage capacity. Will it work properly?
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How to troubleshoot sata problems?

I got this issue where when the computer boots, sometimes it waits up to 30 seconds detecting the one sata drive, and sometimes after this period it just says that the sata drives are empty. At first ...
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Are these two connectors that look very different, both mSATA?

Are these two connectors that look very different, both mSATA? The advert on amazon says mSATA for the smaller one in the picture. But I wonder then if the 2.5" laptop drive is an mSATA. 'cos ...
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Installing SATA3 SSD in HDD or SATA Optical drive

I have Dell Inspiron 5458 and want to replace my storage with SSD. The HDD is 6Gbps SATA 3 interface which is perfect for my new 6Gbps SATA 3 SSD. But my question is will I get same performance/speed ...
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SSD no longer recognized after attempted Ubuntu installation

I have attempted to install a dual boot of Linux (and my existing windows 10), but since the last attempt, one of the hard drive has disappeared. The original setup was two drives, the first of which ...
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Upgrade old laptop with SSD and DDR3 [closed]

I have this old laptop HP Probook 450 G0 - I want to buy a new SSD. This screenshot indicates that my laptop supports 1.5 and 3Gb/s speeds. New SSD all go at 6 GB/s, does that work with my laptop? Or ...
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Sata showing as ACASI SCSI drive

I have a western digital blue 500gb 2.5inch in an external USB 3 case. it's showing as an ACASI SCSI drive in win 10 disk management (all other drives are showing as sata). All is fine when using it ...
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Hard or Solid state disk for a 10-years-old motherboard

I have M4N68T-M LE V2 ASUS motherboard with 4x Serial ATA 3Gb/s. The MB is ten years old. Its old 300GB SATA disk just died and I would like to buy a new 1TB SATA HD or even a 480 GB SSD. Any way to ...
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Check sas disk using this connector

Hi gyus so i have 2 SAS disk at home (IBM AND DELL IN THE IMAGE)and in my work i found this sas to sata connector enter image description here I want to check if this 2 SAS work or no so i did connect ...
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Windows 10 very long SessionInit phase

I have recently upgraded my cpu (ryzen 1600 -> ryzen 3600) and added a 3tb hard drive to my PC. First couple of boots were normal, but now I am getting 10-20 minute boot times and I can't find the ...
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HDD connected without a SATA power connector

I was adding a second hard drive to my PC while I spotted that my other, 7 years in usage 3.5 hard drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200.12) was not connected to the PSU through the power connector, meaning ...
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How do I build the openSeaChest hard drive tools for Cygwin?

As detailed here, the hdparm tool hasn't been actively maintained on Cygwin for some time. This results in a situation in which there is no current tool that can perform the firmware-level Secure ...

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