hard disk

Forum discussion tagged with hard disk.
  1. Z

    Question Docking station activity light constantly on

    I just bought a new 10tb internal hard disk, which I connect to my pc, by running a usb cable to an external docking station. For some reason, the docking station's activity light is constantly blinking, for this new hard disk. I would like to know why this is happening, and whether I should...
  2. Q

    [SOLVED] Notebook BIOS doesn't see "Boot Devices" ?

    If i boot from a usb drive, the system (linux) can see all hds (ssd+hd) perfectly, but then even if i install a new system from usb, bios doesn't see any boot devices, as well as SSD (which contains all OSs). This started to happen after i've fixed cooler. If the HDs wouldn't be accessible even...
  3. mzama.mzama

    Question what hdd should i buy

    hi i want to get a new hdd for storage my media files and some important stuff and maybe gaming there is wd red (nas) wd blue both of them has the same price , speed, size, cash and cmr red has 1 year more warranty so what should i buy for my desktop
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    Question SATA hard disks not detected after MoBo upgrade

    Hi y'all! I updated my mobo from Asus B350 Prime Plus to Asus TUF Gaming B550 Plus and since neither of my SATA disks are detected by BIOS or Windows. I have enabled CSM as many guides.. well, guide and every SATA port (?) individually in the BIOS. Tried a different power cable as a long...
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    Question How to replace my old HDD with a new HDD?

    Hi. I want to replace my old HDD with a new HDD (not SDD). How to do that? Thanks!
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    Question Record hard disk sound

    How can I record my hard disk noise . . . My PC detail: Optiplex 990 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40 GHz 3.4 GHz 8.00 GB RAM Windows 7 Professional - 64-bit Operating System I have installed Autodesk screencast "will this record my hard disk sound ?"
  7. InTakeYT1

    Question HDD shows up in BIOS but not in Windows ?

    I have my windows installed on my NVMe SSD and my HDD doesn't show up in Windows (disk management, device manager, etc) but does show in BIOS. To get my HDD to show in Windows I have to boot into BIOS and exit out and then my HDD shows in Windows (file explorer, etc). Normal boot up without...
  8. triangleBoi

    Question Throwing hard drive fixed it

    I have a 500 GB HDD, and was using it last night. I unplugged it and I slept. Today I tried to used it and plugged it. It was making a noise every 4-5 seconds or so. Then I thinked to myself, let me try throwing it. And I did, and it fixed it. It works now. Any idea why?
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    Question Hard disk health dropped after hard reboot

    So I was doing file transfer to from my computer to my external hard disk this morning and aside from doing that I was also opening up 3 instances of BlueStacks and then what happened is my computer freezed up and with no control over it I decided to do hard reboot by holding the power button...
  10. astromech76

    Question how good is a refurbished wd blue/black/green 500gb hard drive ?

    hello my hdd is about to die and now reached 133 reallocated sectors, it already got ejected by the system and would not load a few times so it does not have long and i may not be able to get a new and higher capacity hdd at the moment, i am looking at 500gb western digital blue/black/green hdds...
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    Question Computer saying there's less space on a drive than there actually is

    I'm in a bit of a pickle with my computer and idk if anybody else had this problem so I figured I'd ask. So my D drive (which is my storage) just suddenly started saying it has 100kb free despite me not adding anything to it, and last night it had like 40 or 50gb free. I tried deleting something...
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    [SOLVED] Need help choosing a Silent HDD for a 24/7 system

    Hi I got an M.2 NVME for C drive and another SSD for my projects and other works, I just need about 4 to 6TB of storage for Archive (mostly video) Speed is not important at all, I just want something that is SILENCE and works 24/7 (my current WD Greens both become clicky from 3 years ago, I did...
  13. shukyshuky

    Question Weird sound from brand new Western Digital Blue HDD ?

    Hi! I just bought a brand new WD blue this morning and when I was trying to install it, it made a weird noise that stopped when I moved the hard disk. Later when I continue with the installation I moved it a little bit and it made that noise again. Should I return it or is this normal? I have...
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    Question Toshiba Satellite laptop "no bootable device"

    Hello, wanted to write this to seek some possible help on a toshiba satellite c45, when turning on it didnt get past the loading toshiba screen it wouod just pop up the text with "no bootable device please insert..." i tried some toggling on the bios menu by pressing f12 but wasnt able to get...
  15. vikaskumar2299

    Question Does it mean my external hard disk is internally damaged/corrupted?

    I bought a new Seagate Expansion 2 TB hard disk yesterday. I used it and copied 200 GB data on it. Which copied successfully. Then I copied some more data but during that I lifted my laptop to place it somewhere else but I forgot that my hard disk is attached to it with USB. So the hard drive...
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    [SOLVED] Is my Hard Drive Dying???

    So I bought this SATA 1TB HDD few months back and all of a sudden it stop functioning properly today. Randomly started corrupting few of my files and I even got a S.M.A.R.T error during windows boot regarding the HDD. I even did chksdk /f which fixed some errors but corruption continued. I even...
  17. gdanbo

    [SOLVED] Black screen with cursor on Windows 7, even in Windows setup

    Hello, I have a problem with an older laptop, it's a HP ProBook 4545s. The problem started a couple of days ago. When I would turn on the laptop, Windows would start loading and it would boot to a black screen with the cursor. The first thing I tried were the advanced startup options, such as...
  18. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] When you copy data from a certain drive to another drive, which drive speed does the computer utilize?

    Greetings, Apologies if some of you might not understand the thread question since it's sounds a little bit gobbledygook, but recently a question popped out of my head. Here's an example so you people who are very well versed in computers can understand it to a greater degree. For example, if I...
  19. tanjin

    [SOLVED] Internal hard drive auto disconnect and reconnect while using

    My hard drive automatically disconnects and reconnects for 3-5 seconds while using. Already applied so many methods still couldn't find the solution. My config CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G Motherboard: AsRock B450M Steel Legend Ram: 2x8GB 2400Mhz GPU: Gigabyte 1660s 6GB STORAGE 1x SSD transcend 250GB...
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    [SOLVED] Failed HDD replacements ?

    Hello, I have been using my Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM008 ever since my old HDD died in 2019. However, today while gaming everything froze, I got the .... not responding message. I closed the game, checked file explorer and I saw the hard drive missing but my other 2 small storage ssd were...
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    Question is my bad hard disk responsible for "false" memory usage failures

    View: https://imgur.com/a/tvz5CTS hello there :) my understanding of these types of things are limited. so, try to explain things as simply as possible, if you can. around May 2021, i noticed my computer was unable to run video games like it always has. this was rather sudden, over the course...
  22. Z

    [SOLVED] Secondary slave hard disk error

    Disk- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB HDD I was having some troubles booting up my computer for a few past mornings and thia morning it slowly booted till the desktop but the desktop was unresponsive (i could use mouse and keyboard, but couldn't run anything. So i thought to try my spare 250 GB...
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    Question SSD PNY It doesn't want to work :(

    Help me please, I can't solve this problem! suddenly, while I was installing windows 8.1 there was an installation problem, towards the end of the windows installation setup (started from the bios). Now my drive has not assigned any letter and I am not able to use any access. I can't even...
  24. S

    [SOLVED] Windows StorPort or Storahci waking hdd every half an hour

    My hard disk (Seagate Barracuda 1Tb - ST1000DM010) has been waking every half an hour even if I don't use it. I didn't bother about it earlier, but now it is apparent and irritating. I don't get any errors while using it and no speed problems. I bought it a year ago. I checked the event log...
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    Question How do i know if my hard drive is 3.5 or 2.5

    Hey, i have two hard drives, 1 is installed on the pc the other is not, how do I know if they are 2.5 or 3.5? I think things will be easy with the installed one, but how about the other one, is there a way that I can know without installing it, is there anything written on it that can tell me...
  26. gordonmousedeer

    [SOLVED] Can a used hard disk drive carry viruses?

    I bought a used hard disk drive. The seller assured me that it has no bad sectors. I need to know something.. Even after a hard disk drive gets reformatted or gets all of its information wiped clean, can it still carry viruses from an older system?
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    Question My HDD doesn't appear in My Computer. Only in Disk Management. Need some help.

    Hey everyone. I'm having an issue with one of my HDDs. My secondary HDD doesn't show up in My Computer. It only shows up in Disk Management but only at the bottom and it appears as "not initialized" and "unallocated". This has happened a couple of times before as well but I fixed it by simply...
  28. D

    Question Bad sector help

    I did chkdsk f: /r and i found 412 kb bad sectors https://i.ibb.co/KqPMJLF/20210311-121939.jpg Any suggestions how can i fix it ?
  29. Skydaz

    Question Local Disk Keep disconnect and reconnect sometimes while producing a Buzz sound.

    Specs ; Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 Ryzen 5 2600 Zotac Rtx 2060 16GB XPG ram B450m asrock steel legend 120GB SSD Gigabyte GP-GSTFS31120GNTD Health 97% 1 TB HDD Seagate ST1000NM0033-9ZM173 Health 100% source hddsentinel* Hi, so my weird problem is, when ever im using my PC {not idle} ...
  30. pmz94

    Question Why my HDD has slow read/write speeds?

    My laptop's HDD has been slow for a while, I had it since 2016. I ran many tests with CrsytalDiskMark and it shows around 30 - 60 MB/s for reading and writing speeds, even after defrag it. I've checked many times with many methods and basically HDD is at full health. No physical damages either...
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    Question PC slow boot times on SSD

    Greetings, a year ago I got myself an 480GB SSD from Kingston. Boot times and overall responsiveness improved by a large margin and I was very happy with it. About a month ago, I noticed everything slowed down, boot times became slower than on my old failing hard drive and after finally getting...
  32. Lorenzo-Piazza

    Question System doesn't boot after adding an internal hard drive

    Hi, I just found an old computer that I no longer used and I wanted to put it back together to use it as a server. I, therefore, needed to disable the 'halt on' option from the bios to be able to boot without having attached any external device, like screen and keyboard. I also had the operating...
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    [SOLVED] Best deal on 4TB or larger hard drives?

    I want to buy some hard drives. I need at least two (the first for main use, the second as a backup for the first). Ideally, I'd like to pay $150 or less for each of them. I'm mainly looking at internal drives, but if there are some external ones that are as good, I'm open to suggestions. I'd...
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    [SOLVED] My Seagate HDD having health issue

    https://prnt.sc/weuq06 https://prnt.sc/weutce Plz, refer to these images. Showing caution on Crystal disk info and HDD sentinel but when I checked with cmd , seatools and repair test in HDD Sentinel no issues found. https://prnt.sc/weuqxw Please help me with this
  35. TheLesko

    [SOLVED] SSD upgrade; help with windows migration

    I'am currently using a 1tb hard disk and i would like to add a 240gb ssd to use as a boot device to load up windows faster. My question is, how to i migrate only the operating system? or the only solution is to do a fresh install of windows on the ssd, in that case do i keep all my previous data...
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    [SOLVED] Replacing Hard Drive Head (Only to Recover Data (One Time Run))

    Hello! I have an Internal HDD "Samsung Model: HD161GJ 160GB" with Serial: SATA & manufactured in 01/2011, suddenly stopped working as no boot device & not shown up in BIOS. It gives a sound like click, So I searched on internet about this concern, it shows that this type of problem related to...
  37. T

    [SOLVED] Hard Disk thrown on concrete floor by delivery person

    Hi, I'm new here, and I have a question about possible damage to an external hard drive. I ordered a 2tb WD hard drive online to give as a Christmas present. I wasn't home when the delivery person came, and they threw it over the wall surrounding my property, and it landed on the concrete floor...
  38. G

    [SOLVED] Surveillance hdd vs Normal desktop hdd in gaming

    So I'm thinking of buying a 1tb hdd and the surveillance one seems to have a faster transfer rate and the cost difference isn't as much. Can the surveillance hdd be used for gaming and other everyday activities in a PC? Does it perform them better than a normal desktop hdd? And in the end which...
  39. L

    [SOLVED] Installing Windows to new SSD

    Hi I am currently using a 1 tb hard disk and very recently got an ssd. I want to install a fresh copy of windows onto the ssd. I was initially going to clone but based on some of the advise I received here I decided to do a fresh install instead. However I have a few doubts. After installing...
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    Question How to format the disc drive?

    Hello, I have one disk drive of 80gb on my pc, want to format it to start again fresh, can it be formated to factory like condition? If formated do I need to re install a windows?