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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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