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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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Why does disabling ATA fix “run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config” in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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Virtualbox host io cache applying scenarios

Virtualbox docs says that using host io cache for sata controller may be a risk of system performance. At the same time, on my case I see advantage of using host io cache - DisckCrystalMark reports ...
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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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Windows 10 - SATA Hard drive keeps disappearing

I have only recently upgraded my machine to Windows 10. This was a clean build with Windows 10 Pro, not an upgrade from 7 or 8. My C drive is a 500 GB SSD. My D drive is a brand new 3 TB standard ...
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SSD: real read speed is half the specified one. Any idea why?

A few days ago, I bought a Toshiba Q300 SSD drive. I partitioned it (aligning partitions to multiples of 2048 sectors) and installed Ubuntu Mate. According to this page, the "Sequencial Read" is up ...
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Testing if SATA DRDY errors are from the controller or the drive - without swapping drives

I have a six year old desktop system where the hard drive has recently started throwing these errors (running in Linux - Debian Jessie): [12222.788128] ata3.00: status: { DRDY ERR } [12222.788129] ...
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Intel RST driver - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VR52ZZ0?psc=1&...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...
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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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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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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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Why does copying speed constantly drop while copying in Windows 7's Explorer?

I've been using Windows 7 for several years now, and always noticed that the copying speeds can be consistently relied on to drop throughout the task of copying files or folders. Today, I decided to ...
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Plugging 3.5" SATA drives into SAS ports on Proliant G6 DL360 Server

So I've got an HP Proliant G6 Dl360 that I'm hoping to run Freenas on from a VM. Has plenty of RAM (32GB), Processing Power, etc. Problem is storage. I have 5 WD 4TB 3.5" Hard drives I could use but I ...
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LSI HBA Enable Partial or Slumber Low Power Mode

I have a SATA disc connected to a LSI 9207-8i HBA which uses the LSI SAS2308 controller. I am trying to put this disc in slumber by enabling device initiated power management. Disk sends a PMREQ_P / ...
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What is the meaning of COMRESET failed?

Laptop's internal WD SATA HDD of 1 TB is not being detected from any OS. It does not have any physical damage. However while booting to linux from another disk, log is printed [ 6.397803] ata5: ...
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Failing hard drive or bad controller after hard shutdown

After nouveau freezing everything with dual monitor for the millionth time I had to cut power on my macbook pro (mid 2010, fedora 24, SAMSUNG HN-M500MBB hard drive). Wasn't doing anything IO heavy ...
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Silicon Image 3114 SATA PCI card modifies boot order and prevents from booting from CD

I have an old spare machine (P4 2,8 GHz, 2 GiB RAM) which I'd like to reuse as a small home media/archive server with a few SATA disks. I do have an Asus P4PE with BIOS version 1007 and obtained a ...
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Mark entire SATA disk as read-only on the disk itself

Is there a way to mark an entire SATA disk (a Samsung SSD in my case) as read-only on the drive itself, such that it will be write-protected no matter which computer I will put it in? I know there is ...
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SSD causes UEFI to load very slow on reboot (~15 sec)

I've recently bought an ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128 GB M.2 . It works fine , it's fast , but I have one issue with it . When I start the laptop , UEFI loads fast in a second or so , goes to my ...
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SATA HDD detected in BIOS but not in Windows 8.1

I have a 500GB hard drive that is detected by Windows after boot when connected by USB 3.0 but when I attempt to connect it by SATA, it is not detected by Windows. The SATA power and data cables ...
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Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive only working with own sata/usb adapter

I opened up my Seagate Expansion Drive (3TB) to get to the hard drive itself. I wanted to use it in my PC and access it through SATA. But I cant mount the drive on linux. If I try to access it through ...
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How do you auto mount hot swappable sata drives based on what sata port it is attached to?

I'm looking to auto mount hot swappable sata hdd's. There are multiple drives so identifying them via their UUID's is out of the question. I've searched but can't find a suitable option. The ...
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Weird HDD Slowdown Issue

I'm experiencing a strange issue with one of my SATA HDDs. Basically I have two internal HDDs that I am connecting to the PC through a SATA-to-USB adapter. I am not keeping them inside the PC since ...
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Long response time from HDD

I've faced weird issue with my HDD. I bought it new on august, the model is: WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 After 10 minutes it starts to freezing every time i make any request to HDD. At first i thought it ...
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sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboard or changing SATA mode

This is my first post here and was looking for a possible solution to my question. I have been using sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboards, or switching SATA mode operations from IDE - AHCI ...
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Adding Serial ATA driver Windows 7 clean install for Dell Inspiron n5110

I want to try format my Dell notebook with Windows 7 Ultimate. But my ISO pack doesn't have any HDD driver in it. When I come to step 2 for installing Windows 7 the system says "You should have to ...
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Windows removes its own drive from bios, but appears in Linux

I'm having a strange problem. Some background: I have two sata drives in this computer. The first one has a boot partition and two NTFS partitions (one Windows 7, one storage). The second drive has ...
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SATA drive order get scrambled on reboot; Windows 7 / Asus P5Q MB

I've noticed that the drive order (when viewing through computer management) on my Windows 7 box is not consistent between reboots. More often than not, the drive order is maintained across a reboot, ...
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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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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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Is there any way to control which disk is hd0 and which is hd1 and so on?

I have an ASUS H110M-K mobo. It has 4 SATA ports labeled 1-4. I put my OS disk into the SATA port labeled "SATA 1". I got all my GRUB2 multi-booting working referring to hd0. Then when I put a big ...
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Hard disk errors as when operating in battery mode (no power cable connected)

So i recently bought a second hand notebook because i could not resist the offer. ASUS 15.6" Notebook, Motherboard K53SK, Intel i7-2670qm, 6gb ddr3 (can upgrade to 16gb), sata-3, dvd drive, usb3.0 for ...
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Why does a SATA-to-USB adapter freeze data transfers?

My VE633E SATA-USB adapter has one SATA light and one other IDE light. They blink if the computer accesses the drive, but not if the drive sends data (e.g. C1/C2 scans) to PCs. But they are close to ...
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How to disable forgotten Master password in frozen Samsung Evo 850?

This is hdparm > Security section result : Security: Master password revision code = 22616 supported enabled not locked frozen not expired: security ...
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Access old laptop HDD from PC

Background; Laptop HDD was designated C, is at least 10 years old and runs XP (I believe), password protected at login (not boot) My computer is very new, runs windows 10 I am attempting to recover ...
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Intel Rapid Storage RAID10 volume fails after GPU installation

So, after I successfully installed a GPU in my server and started the server again, the RAID volume failed to initialize. I have 4 HDD's (2TB each, same model) in RAID10 and this RAID has been ...
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Can I mark a hard drive as removable (storahci service)?

Basically, I need the opposite of last time: I have an internal SATA Port that is connected to a "dock" which allows removing the drive. I would like the drive to show up in the "Safely remove ...
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Hard drive in a notebook doesn't seem to work inside an adapter (optical drive replacement)

I have bought an SSD for my notebook (Aspire E5-571G, 2014 model), but because I didn't need a disc drive, I bought a cheap adapter/caddy (it didn't have a package or model number) where I could put ...
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Internal SATA vs. PCIe-NVMe: Any compatibility?

I'm looking at the Lenovo T470p laptop that allows either a SATA storage drive or a PCIe-NVMe drive. Thing is, I already have a SATA SSD I'd want to use internally for now, but I want to be able to ...
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How do I connect a video card which requires 6 pin PCIE, using a 8pin PCIE port on my PSU?

I bought a second hand pc recently with fairly decent specs, except for the video card, I have a bunch of spare SATA cables dangling(well,tucked away) in my PC but no Molex or PCIE 6 pin plugs. My ...
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Windows 10 refuses to install on certain drive

A couple days ago I bought new notebook without OS. At first I installed Windows 10 on stock HDD drive - everything went ok. Then I decided to replace it with with SSD from my old laptop which is ...
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SSD is not detected if inserted after bootup in redhat Linux

I am working on redhat linux system and it is not detecting Solid state disk(not working as hot plugging) if i insert it after boot up. If the SSD's are present before booting up of system then those ...
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Windows 7 installer asks for disk drivers even though C: is available (disk already detected)

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a Lenovo Legion Y520. It uses the Intel 100 Series C230 SATA controller. During the install, Windows 7 produces an error that it is missing the disk drivers. ...
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Send Raw Signals Over Sata Data Cable

Question From inside Windows, is there a way send raw signals down a sata data cable? Does Windows even that kind of access, or is it dependent on the sata controller? Background A buddy's ...
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SATA Connections Fried - MB or PSU to blame?

Question: How can one test whether a motherboard's SATA connections are faulty vs a PSU's SATA output? Context: A couple days ago, I was replacing my old PSU (Corsair CXM 750W 80+ Bronze) with a new ...
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Boot From SATA ODD

I have a Dell Vostro 3350 and the cable that connects the main drive is broken so I purchased a 2nd harddrive caddy from Amazon. When I went to install a few copy of windows on the 2nd drive which ...
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PUIS - Power Up In Standby - correct useage for HDD windows 10

I am currently reconfiging a windows 10 pc. Some of the drives have jumpers for PUIS This would work great for me to keep power and heat down when not needed and to stop all the drives booting up at ...
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NVMe + RAID: How to Optimize Lanes?

I have a Samsung 960 Pro, a RAID 1 with 2 Seagate (ST2000dx001) disks and a Blu-ray device (ASUS BW-16D1HT) on Asus H170Pro USB 3.1 with W10/64. I run the 960 with the Bios option “Not RST Controlled” ...
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Adding SATA port to laptop motherboard

I've got Acer Aspire ES 14 ES1-431-C3QT and it has only 32GB eMMC storage but when I dissassembled it I noticed there is space for 2.5'' HDD and something like a port for SATA connection (pic here). ...