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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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Use sata III ssd in multiple sata II ports

I was wondering if it is possible to spit an SSD to multiple SATA II connectors to be combined via RAID for faster performance. This may well be completely impossible in which case I will promptly ...
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What do I need to connect an LTO 6 Ultrium Internal Drive to a PC?

I bought an internal IBM LTO 6-H SAS Tape Drive to back up my data (I have many TBs). I don't have a server, only a Windows 10 and Windows 7 PC. Which wires/card/adapters/enclosures do I need so it ...
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PC won't work if new SSD is inserted

[Please pardon my English. I might not know the proper names of some HW things in English, sorry] Today I got a new SSD! Yay! Twice as big as my old, 120gb SSD... Well I wish I had my 240gb of space ...
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Are SATA power switches safe?

Those 4-port power switches that connect or disconnect power to SATA drives seem to only switch the 5 volt line on or off and the 12 volt line is left on regardless. Is this safe to do? Is the drive ...
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Installing Ubuntu to SATA drive on Device that doens't support UUI's or boot CD's

Question is sort of related to a similar issue but for Linux - I want to install Ubuntu onto an old machine that doesn't support UUI's or boot CD's, and I want to avoid a network install. However, ...
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SATA/SAS HDD Connector [closed]

Coming here out of relative inexperience. I have recently bought a hard drive on eBay advertised as a 2TB SATA II 7.2K RPM HDD. Most of this seems to check out upon receiving it, except for one thing. ...
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My DVD RW isn't visible when connected with two more sata devices

I used to install a HDD and DVD on my Gigabyte G41 Motherboard using two SATA connectors, few days ago I added a new SSD to my PC and connected it to my motherboard (Now 3 devices connected), but now ...
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Ssd in 945 chipset motherboard

I am thinking of buying a ssd for my old desktop. The ssd I will be buying is Gigabyte 120gb internal ssd. I have a 945chipset motherboard with SATA II support. I would like to know if the ssd will ...
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cannot unlock Hitachi hard drive lock, after removing BIOS-user which created the password

I created a BIOS-user on an HP Pro laptop, then with this user I created a hard drive lock on my Hitachi HDD 7K500-320. Afterwards I deleted the BIOS-user (hoping that it will remove the hard drive ...
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The IO operation at logical block was retried and CRC errors in S.M.A.R.T

I have a Samsung 850 Evo (250GB) SSD since December 2016 (2+years). In February this year my system started to lag and while digging in Event Viewer I saw Event 153 + CRC error count in SMART go up. ...
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ata exception Emask and system failure when using VGA

I'm running Debian Buster ( 4.18.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.20-2 (2018-11-23) x86_64 GNU/Linux ) on a Dell Latitude 5480 laptop When I connect a VGA screen to the laptop and activate it using ...
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Can I “secure erase” a Samsung SSD without installing it?

I sometimes replace SSDs in our office PCs with bigger and faster ones. A few days after doing that, I want to wipe the old SSDs because they might contain sensitive company data. Back in the old ...
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Clarification regarding SATA vs NVMe on M.2 SSD drives

I have a question regarding SATA and NVMe SSD drives, on M.2 interface. Giving that they have the same hardware connector (that is, M.2), are they compatible from functional point if view? I mean, ...
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Prepare Windows 10 for detach and re-attach of second internal SATA-HD after shutdown?

What is the best way to prepare Windows 10 if I want to detach and re-attach a second internal SATA-HD after shutdown without giving W10 a headache? It worked before but it always involves some ...
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Dell XPS 15 (9550) dual SSD

I recently opened up my Dell XPS 15 9550 to blow out some of the dust, and was surprised by the presence of an empty SATA bay next to the smaller 56 Whr battery. I only opted for the 256GB M.2 drive ...

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