Forum discussion tagged with drive.
  1. K

    Question D Drive Disappeared

    My D drive is a partition and suddenly disappeared when I force closed the epic games launcher. I can't find it in my disk manager even after rescanning. I personally know little to nothing about this whole thing so I have no idea how to fix it either. anyone know how to fix this?
  2. Desaxion

    Question Can't access external hard drive after the power went out

    TLDR; I thought I broke my hard drive but now it works again! Hello! I was transferring some data from an external hard drive to my (C:) drive. When I was moving data from the drive, the power in my house went out. When I tried to restart my computer again after the power went out it did not...
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    Question Stuttering in games even if I have plenty of resources

    I have had stuttering in games for a while. I think it started when I installed my new sshd, but everything seems fine with it. I tried reinstalling things directly to the drive rather than moving it there, didn't help. It also doesn't matter how demanding the game is. I play apex which takes...
  4. WQLFF

    Question External Bootcamp Drive not booting (blinking underscore)

    So when I try to boot my Windows 10 System Bootcamp on an external drive with my iMac as always it apparently just shows a blinking underscore after I tried to restart because of an iCloud Update. But booting the external drive from my MacBook works completely fine and when I try to boot it on...
  5. M

    Question System cannot detect pendrive

    I have 64GB pendrive, which for unknown reason works perfectly fine on my laptops and smartphone, but not on my PC. When i plug it in it shows device cannot be detected error. There is absolutely no sign of it in the system, it only shows in device manager as device that cannot be used. It...
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    Question I was able to migrate OS and boot successfully but what are in these other partitions on old HDD

    First I would like to say that this website and forums are awesome. You all have so much knowledge that you are willing to share. With your help I was able build a computer while blowing right past my budget by thousands.... I had a old HP PC and was going back to school. I already hated to even...
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    Info Recovering from PC Disaster

    Hey so earlier in the summer I moved across the country and had my PC shipped via a trucking company. Long story short, the truck ended up catching fire and destroying my PC. Luckily I had my doubts about the computer’s safety and removed the HDD and SSD prior to shipment so that my data would...
  8. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] 1/5 of reviews state early failure for HDD's..why?

    Just trying to find an HDD for mass storage in the range of 2 tb. Both the Seagate and WD BLue drives seem to have a large amount of 1 star "failed within a few months" reviews across Amazon and NewEgg. That seems pretty high.. Could this just be an effect of people with a bad product being...
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    Question NAS ssd caching vs drive caching

    Hi all, Just purchased a used QNAP TS-453BT3 for video editing and the original owner had installed two 256gb M.2 drives for caching. At the moment, I'm shopping for drives to populate the NAS and am wondering how much of a practical difference will exist between a drive that has 128mb vs 256mb...
  10. K

    Question Safe to use HDD docking station with two different laptops?

    Hey all! I have a HDD that I retrieved from a dead laptop, and I want to put it in a Hard drive docking station, to plug into my other working laptop to get files off. But my only concern is that this is a hard drive from a windows 7 laptop, whereas the files I'll be sending it to is a windows...
  11. Question Fried SSD Circuitry: Worth it to RMA or salvage?

    Hi all: Yes, it happened. I learned the hard way. After plugging in a power supply cable from another manufacturer and connecting my SSD, the drive fried. With a round of investigation, it looks like all of the voltages were moved around. Here are the two configs: The unfortunate part is the...
  12. M

    Question Drive not recognised, was fine 30 minutes ago

    I have a WD Scorpio Black hard drive, that I have in a case with a USB wire, so I can plug it in as an external drive. Been using this as a backup drive for some time without problems. Earlier today, I copied some files onto it, then when it had finished, unplugged it. I just tried it in my lap...
  13. [SOLVED] What is this device?

    So I brought a PC case, this thing is hard glued on it, the owner has no idea what it is and it’s basically impossible to take it off. I used heatgun/water and managed to take it off. ( slightly damaged both the case and the device while doing so) I dissembled it and found a 500GB drive, seems...
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    Question Have older drives question.

    So i have two old drives that i swapped out of my system when I upgraded. I realized later that I had some files I wanted to get off of said drives. However, I was concerned that loading up these drives would cause conflicts with my current drives as the newer drives have some of the same...
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    Question Pc randomly freezes

    Dear Tomshardware forum I'm having issues with my desktop as it started randomly freezing several weeks ago. This started happening after having had to replace my HDD that became corrupt, I then got an SSD. The pc freezes when using any program or even performing simple actions, from 2-15...
  16. Endre555

    Question Which SSD to choose?

    Here, the Kingston A400 2.5 240GB and the Western Digital Green 2.5 240GB SATA SSDs cost about the same, which is about 28-30 Euros, which is very cheap and it's a good upgrade over my HDD. Which one should I buy?
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    Question RAID setup on AsRock x399

    Hello i am trying to setup a raid on mobo asrock x399 - as manual said to switch SATA mode to RAID - but after that i cant boot from any hdd (i can only see a usb drives) even with that i cant see any array to create too (only see all drives in list without arrays) manual...
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    Question Need to swap Boot SSD for a new SSD but use the old SSD as storage

    So my computer has gotten a bit wonky so I backed up all my files and I plan on factory resetting my PC. However I got a new 500gb 860evo SSD to use as a boot drive and want to use my previous boot drive as a storage drive along with my old HDD. How can I do this if I want to wipe all my...
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    Question Intel optane benchmark error?

    My desktop dell 5680 inspiron came with a Intel Optane+931GBHDD 1TB whenever all of my components are above expectation but there seems to be a problem? after using user benchmark I receive this notice... Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected what does...
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    [SOLVED] "You don't have permission to save in this location" Fix

    So about a week ago my (D) drive's recycling bin was corrupted and refused to save anything. I had to find some command prompts that fixed it. I eventually fixed the corruption, but now it does not let me save ANYTHING to the drive, whenever I try, I get the "You don't have permission to save in...