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Caching. Both the operating system and drive have caches that buffer recently used drive data. If data is in the cache then it does not need to go direct to the disk platter. Directory listing data will be quite likely to be buffered, especially if you have recently been to that directory. Modern spinning drives have caches up to 64MB, while your operating ...


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In addition to traditional caching, it could be a hybrid drive (SSHD). It looks like a normal spinning disk, but also contains a small SSD. The idea is to get the performance of an SSD for your most frequently accessed data at the price/size of a spinning disk. The SSD can get as large as 8 GB, for example the awkwardly named Seagate Firecuda. If the data is ...


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If you have an external drive to make an image and a Pendrive, Clonezilla is your way to go. With Clonezilla you can make a disk image that preserves all partitions an write it to the external drive. Then you only have to boot with the Clonezilla pendrive you create earlier to make an image and restore your Windows image in your new SSD. You always have your ...


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B is the SATA power cable. It powers the drive and provides some control over it, but doesn't carry data. F are SATA cables. They are used for data transfers, but can't power the drive. As @Tetsujin said in his answer, any of these can be disconnected to disable that particular drive without affecting the rest of the system. On a side note, SATA power cables ...


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If you're coming from a Mac world, then you'll quickly find generic PCs are full of this kind of loose cabling. They have no real coherent design principal, because they have no coherent single design team. Learn to live with it ;) B1 to B2 is a parallel power cable, coming from your computer's power supply. The power supply is capable of powering two (or ...


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Preliminary note Some SSDs appear as two. Maybe you have two physical SSDs that appear as four in total. What you see in the Disk Manager I cannot seem to see the SSDs. I only see the HDDs. You actually see everything you are supposed to see. All four SSDs in question are members of the RAID0 volume with ID 0 (this ID appears in parentheses after Member ...


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NVM PCIE SSD are power hungry, especialy faster ones. Regular SATA SSD use max 5V 0,5A. Typically about 2-3 times less than HDD.


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But does the Disk Management tool (diskmgmt.msc) do that too? Yes; The linked article applies to all versions of Windows 10. The change to formatting a disk applies to all methods of formatting a disk with the built-in tools contained within Windows. This is the case since all four methods are running the same underline mechanic to format a disk. Command ...


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The error code is Hard Drive failed during diagnostic. I have added the needed text. In the link you can also jump to solution. But all is below here. https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops-General-Read-Only/Hard-Drive-Failed-during-diagnostic-Error-Code-2000-0142/td-p/4010351 A PSA/ePSA diagnostic code of 2000-0142 indicates the the HDD (hard disk drive) ...


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How does the cable supply 12 VDC at 0.55 A from a USB 3.0 or 3.1 port? That's 6.6 W, or, with an 85% efficient power supply in the cable, it would draw 1.6 A from the 5 VDC USB 3.0 port alone, with another 0.7 A needed for the 5 VDC HDD supply. USB 3.0 power specifications were originally far less, 0.15 to 0.5 A at 5 VDC, not 2.3 A minimum that would be ...


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Seems like the disk is dead and should be replaced. The only place it is shown, in the Device Manager, it appears under a very generic name. The USB disk controller interface is identified, but no disk is found on it. Some circuit on the disk was fried, or the firmware of the disk was damaged. You could get in touch with Seagate to ask for a utility that ...


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So, to answer the question of why it drags everything to hell. So "on paper", everything seems to look great. However, when I'm trying to move files from my HDD to the SSD, I'm only getting about 50-70 MB/s. I assumed that the bottleneck here is the speed limit of the HDD read access... That’s exactly right. What I don't understand is why this ...


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As long as you don’t paste the files on the hard disk, they don’t get written there. When you “copy” files (in the sense of copy and paste), only the file names get written to the clipboard. (I’m not sure where the clipboard is stored; as long as the contents are small enough, it’s probably in memory.)  Then, when you “paste” them onto the second USB drive, ...


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If the drive is encrypted, you're out of luck, sadly. I do not know the specifics of the filesystem on the drive or how encryption works on it, but if it works anything like any other encryption you MUST have the authentication information in order to decrypt and access the files. While it is theoretically possible to run a super computer against the ...


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I have tried the various Linux variants (i.e Clonezilla, Partimage), however, for what you have described the easiest / fastest solution is the Apricorn EZGig Solution. It will provide you exactly the results you have requested: everything is the same, except the hard drive is bigger. https://apricorn.com/ezgig When you factor in the cost of your time and ...


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