Forum discussion tagged with Drives.
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    Question I want to restore one image of two drives to one drive

    I have a backup in Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16.5 Advanced. The single image includes two drives. I want to restore the images to one drive on another PC. When I'm done, I want Windows from the one drive and apps from the other drive from the one image to live on the one drive on the other PC...
  2. BraveTiger55

    Question No docking station I buy works with my drives anymore ?

    These are the docking stations I have bought and ended up returning for a refund:
  3. kwax

    Question Can't access BIOS with drives connected

    Hi, So I recently upgraded my CPU and motherboard along with it. My new motherboard is the ASUS Prime Z790-P WiFi. When I first started the PC after installing the components, my Windows boot drive was broken/corrupt or something so couldn't launch into Windows. I tried resetting the drive...
  4. TheFlash1300

    Question Will my USB drive be damaged/killed, if i install operating systems and games on it?

    Hello. Someone told me if i install an operating system on a USB drive, say, Linux Mint, i shouldn't expect more than 300-400 hours of work before the drive dies. The person told me that a lot of reading can damage the USB drive by causing read disturb errors. The same goes for video games too -...
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    Question External Drive Cabinet Suggestions.

    I am running Win 10 Pro on an Intel Core i7 4770K CPU. I have an external 5 bay SATA cabinet with about 40T (four 10s and some change) and need to expand. I do not need RAID or anything complicated or "stylish". A cabinet with maybe 10 or more bays, fan cooling, a power supply, a few LEDs for...
  6. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] SanDisk Cruzer Force - write/erase cycles

    Hello. Recently, i bought a USB drive, SanDisk Cruzer Force, with a storage amount of 64 gigabytes. Since USB drives don't support S.M.A.R.T, i can't see how many write/erase cycles my USB has. So, can someone, who is familiar with USBs and the technology SanDisk uses in their USBs, tell me how...
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    [SOLVED] I have windows 10 on both my hdd and ssd however I had some problems

    So a while back I wanted to transfer windows 10 from my hdd to my ssd. I did everything correctly however after I copied windows 10 I forgot to change over to boot on my ssd. (Now while I’m still booting on my hdd even though I thought that I was on my ssd. Keep that in mind. ) I thought that...
  8. oreeyoah

    [SOLVED] Can't Boot from PCIe M.2 2280?

    cpu: Ryzen 5 5600x motherboard: Asus ROG Strix B-450F Gaming Using the crucial m.2 2280 1 TB, I tried a fresh Windows 10 install from flash drive. I cleaned the drive in DISKPART and let Windows format the drive. After the install my bios shows the drive, but doesn't show it in the boot order...
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    Question I think i've ****** my OS somehow AHCI to RAID ( no drives )

    Ok so... Originally, my system was booted into AHCI and today i've purchased new NVME and wanted to combine one smaller with one bigger and went to BIOS, switched from AHCI to RAID and then found in options how to combine those 2. Once i've done that, i wanted to go to Windows but couldnt and...
  10. yoaverez

    [SOLVED] 4-bay HDD Enclosure doesn't reconnect automatically after restarting PC ?

    I'm having a weird issue after setting up a new machine, it has a 4 BAY Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 Enclosure connected to it with a USB 3.0 cable, I've used this drive on this same machine (before upgrading its motherboard / RAM/ CPU / NVMA drive). The Enclosure has 4 drives in it and works...
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    [SOLVED] Best way to transfer from old drives

    I have two old internal drives that I would like to transfer to a big external drive. I also have a WD external drive that died (shocking, eh?). Can I buy specialty cords and migrate the old internal drives using USB and something like Easeus? Or does it require special equipment and I should...
  12. Partitionmissing

    Question Partitions disappear from time to time

    So i've ran into a weird problem which causes that 2 of my 4 partitions keep disappearing randomly sometimes after the startup and sometimes under windows 10 running. I found some posts on the forum and also one on reddit the guy on reddit has the same motherboard as me and exactly the same...
  13. Dave_mercury89

    [SOLVED] Question about drives and reinstalling Windows

    Hello! I'm thinking in upgrading my Motherboard, CPU and Ram. I work in music production so I have several drives to store and stream virtual instruments (which are quite heavy). I have one 250GB SSD for Windows and applications and two 1TB SSD's along with a 2TB HDD. My question is: if I get a...
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    [SOLVED] Speed test says ssd is faster than new pcie nvme

    I have an older 512gb evo 840 ssd, today i just installed a XPG gamix 5 gen3/4 nvme. Everything is running good, but AS SSD benchmark says my sata 3 ssd is running at 5000mb/s SEQ. R/W while my nvme is running at 2000mbs. System: I5 6600k Asus z270 tuff mark 2 16gb ddr 4 512gb ssd 256gb nvme...
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    [SOLVED] AOEMI Partition Assistant OS migration new drives created?

    I successfully migrated my WIN10 from a SATA SSD to a NVMe M.2 SSD using AOEMI and I'm wondering why 2 extra drives were created afterwards. A Local Disk(599 MB), and a System Reserved(499MB). Can I delete these or merge them into another partition?
  16. Luisdent

    [SOLVED] backup storage solution

    I'm having an incredibly difficult time finding a safe and simple backup solution i can afford. can anyone offer any ideas for my situation? I'm running two systems that i use together. a windows 10 (latest version) pc and a macbook pro laptop (newest os and patches). i have external exfat...
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    [SOLVED] Is it possible to stop a secondary drive from spinning up until I tell it to?

    Hello Tom's Hardware, I finally ran out of storage on my ssd, and I would like to put my steam library on another drive. However, I rarely play video games, and the drive is extremely loud. How can I configure my computer to only turn on the drive when I tell it to? I don't mind the noise if I'm...
  18. X

    [SOLVED] My partitions aren't acting right?

    So I had a 500GB HDD and a 1TB HDD, I got an 1TB m.2 ssd, cloned my Windows OS and other stuff from my 500GB HDD onto my m.2. it all seems to work now, but there was like 480 GBs of unallocated storage. I made a new volume with it, and it works, but it seems to be showing up as another drive. Is...
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    Question One hard drive partitioned or 3 separate ones?

    Hi, I have a question- is it better to buy one m.2 1TB PCIe drive and divide it into partitions (1 for system, 1 for photos etc and 1 for games and programs) or separately 1 SSD 120GB for system, 1 HDD 500gb for photos etc and 1 SSD 512gb for games and programs? I'm wondering if separate...
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    Question Windows 10 backup and file history of multiple internal drives

    Hello, Windows 10 allows me to selet multiple internal and external drives for backup. After it backs up it's shown that it's backed up on the backup drive but file history only shows my C drive no other internal drives are visible in the file history. Is this the way it's intended for Windows...
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    Question Can i keep all of my drives the same, to use in a new pc.

    I have had my pc for 2 years now, and i am building a pc with a i7 8700k, asus prime z270 motherboard, corsair vengeance ram, and a 1080ti. i want to know if it is possible to just build the system and just use all of my old drives without wiping them or deleting anything. i dont want to delete...
  22. S

    Question New system, old drives

    Hey everyone I want to build a new system but use my old ssd and hdd. The ssd has the OS installed on it. Can i just plug them both in and the system will boot normally? (Games are on harddrive, do i have to reinstall everything or can i just start my game like i would now?)
  23. yeetusfried

    [SOLVED] What disk should I store things in?

    Hi! I have 2 drives on my computer as they list; Disk C: (306GB almost used) (HDD) Disk D: (390GB with 390GB free) (HDD) I decided to make a thread since my C: disk is almost used with 5.20GB free. I own 4 games located on Steam* and a couple of programs. I store some memes and a couple of...
  24. pmg225

    [SOLVED] Restore default icons for hard drives?

    Hello, I've installed an app called HDDLife and it changed my drives icons to these ugly things. I've also uninstalled that app to see if it fixed itself, but nothing is ever that easy, now i'm stuck with these icons. If someone would help, I'd be thankful! Thanks.
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    Question PC hangs when i turn it on

    I have had this issue ever since i did a windows 10 update i believe. It's been going on for 2 weeks now. Basically, my pc doesn't show a display on the monitor when i turn it on. It seems as if it crashes or something on the bootup. The only way to get it working is to do a hard shutdown or a...
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    Question Drive not detected.

    I recently downgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 10 1703, due to the fact that I recently added a WiFi card because the Ethernet wall adapted I had broke down and I didn't want a cable to stretch across my desk. It was also like $130. So I got a Asus PCE-AC56 WiFi Card. It wasn't working until I...
  27. J

    Moving work and home computer into one

    Hey all, I have been living abroad for a while and have had a cheap office computer, however it has a lot of important files on it, so I brought it's drive back with me when I came home. My plan was to move it into my gaming PC, and either be able to switch back and forth by choosing which...
  28. K

    My OEM not working after motherboard change. (Tried the troubleshooter)

    The troubleshooter didn't work. What do i do now ? I also formatted it recently. Dont know which one is the cause.
  29. D

    1050ti good build?

    Hi so I am selling my dirtbike for about 1000 and I was thinking about purchasing myself a pc from the help of my current build (GTX 1050 Ti 4gb SSC edition overclocked | AMD FX-8350). I am thinking of buying a i5 8600k. I was just wondering if this is a good combo below. LMK if I need to change...
  30. S

    Help with first pc build Are there any changes I can make for a cheaper build? Its my first one. Shooting for 1440p but Im now starting to think of going for 1080.
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    Will my Mobo support a m.2 drive

    Hey just built a pc, the mother board is an Asrock b250m pro4. I heard you should check if it supports using an m.2 drive as a boot drive. Here's the asrock website: Could i pickup any old m.2 drive and know it will work as a boot...
  32. J

    Getting better GoPro footage using adapters?

    Thanks in advance to anyone that help's out, I've recently invested into a drone that carries my GoPro Hero 4 Black on a 3-axis gimbal. It works great, footage is lovely and smooth without shakeynous but I want to 'Brighten' up the colours a little bit and get rid of the horrible fish eye...
  33. B

    New PC build having issues with SSD/HDD/Drivers.

    I recently built my first PC and am having issues with things. I am able to turn everything on and installed Win10 on my SSD (I have an SSD for a boot drive and a HDD for storage). I can successfully boot the OS, but it starts up in a low graphics compatibility mode ("until correct drivers are...
  34. redxmoonx

    2 monitos 2 graphics cards

    i have two monitors connected to my 2 gtx970s thru HDMI problem is, only way for both to be on is either "activate all displays" which seems to disable SLI or "surround" which i dont particularly like.. is there a way to have both monitors on AND SLI? or am i missing something?
  35. L

    Revamping my System

    Hi everyone. I have an itch to upgrade my system, and at the moment, my backing storage is the main bottleneck. I am relatively competent with PC systems, but would like a bit of guidance. I want to set up a RAID of SSDs to mount my OS and frequently used programs and games on, while keeping...
  36. C

    Why cant I play my games!

    I am using Playfire and I am having the same problem, it says I dont have d3dx9_42dll and isnt letting me play my games on there. I have tried clicking the repair button to repair the game, re-installing it as it recommends you do from the actual problem. Nothing seems to be working. I baught...
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    Acer Laptop will not boot from from disc or USB

    My father-in-law has an Acer E1-510P-2671 that he bought a few months ago. He has lost the Windows disc that came with it, assuming it even had one. He bought it at Walmart, preinstalled with Windows 8. He forgot his password. He did not use a Microsoft account to make the account, so he cannot...
  38. B

    FPS spikes low randomly - Need experienced advice!!

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the "building computers world" and came across this helpful website. I've been a computer gamer for many years and want to keep it that way. I've been having some issues with my FPS in games such as counter-strike Global Offensive. Here are my specs: OS - Windows 7 HP...
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    Is it worth the upgrade?

    So I have the MSI R9-270 GAMING 2GB D5 PCIE with full warranty, so I can get all of my money back for it anytime in the next two years.... I fully intend to take it back some day and get a better one. My question is, is it worth is to upgrade to the Sapphire Radeon R9 280/280x 3GB Dual-X right...
  40. G

    there is a red light in my motherboard

    Hello i recently purchased a Fatal1ty H87 Performance and when i was done installing it as i turned it on a steady red light popped out that's right next to BIOS_A_LED1 and i would like to if there is something wrong with my motherboard and if there is a way to fix it?