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  1. Dranzerr

    [SOLVED] Why is my external Seagate hard disk 1TB clicking when I add additional RAM?

    Specs SMPS 450W, i3 3220, H61 m s gigabyte board, Ram DDR3 slot1 slot2 4gb each. Peripherals including normal mouse, keyboard, WiFi adapter, and SSD 120GB as main storage.
  2. K

    Question Cpu powers on, but stuck at oem logo ( motherboard oem logo )

    I bought a custom built pc, everything was working fine, suddenly when i started my pc today the red light ( HDD LIGHT) keeps on and doesnt go past motherboard oem logo, after few minutes it says no bootable device found, and after restart it reads the hard disk, what i have tried:- cleaning...
  3. K

    Question How do I change Windows 10 from AHCI to AMD RAID?

    Emphasis on the AMD. I have found dozens of articles that state that you either need to boot into safe boot and let Windows install the driver or you enable the driver by altering a few registry entries from a '3' to a '0' (iaStor, iaStorSVC, ahciStor, etc), some articles state that you need to...
  4. [SOLVED] Diskpart Formatting stuck at 51%

    Hello, I have 128 GB SSD when I'm trying to format using diskpart in cmd then it's not move from 51%, what can I do? I tried several times and tried in different devices but I got same issue. Please help me!!!
  5. xslabs.sai

    [SOLVED] Will I be able to clone a hard drive if I just copy it's contents to another?

    I have a laptop with a 500gb 5400rpm drive. I got a new 500gb drive at 7200 rpm. I want to replace the slower one with the faster one. I have a PC to which I can connect both the hard drives and copy the data. Will copying the contents work in my laptop? Can I use it as a boot drive? (booting...
  6. Y

    [SOLVED] External Hard Disk

    I have a Seagate Skyhawk 2TB hard disk which contains:- C: D: Anime, movies, songs, softwares (1TB total space) E: personal documents and files I want to convert it into external hard disk (don't ask me why), so how will the process work? I mean I saw various videos to buy a case and we just...
  7. H

    [SOLVED] Western Digital 4TB HDD vs WB Blue 1TB 7200 RPM?

    Hi guys, I already have 2 HDDs in my PC, both of them Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200 RPM. Due to needs of more storage space, i decided to get myself Western Digital Blue 4TB HDD, will be used for gaming only. But there's speed differences between both types of HDDs (7200 RPM vs 5400 RPM). I...
  8. E

    [SOLVED] Can I change hdd in my laptop?

    I have a msi gs63 7rd-224 and I would like to upgrade it to 1 tb hard drive, is that possible?
  9. [SOLVED] Question about Molex to SATA cables

    I am aware of the old adage "Molex to SATA, lose all your data." but I don't have enough money for a good PSU at the moment, so I have no choice but to use one of these adapters. I understand that I should buy the punchdown-type cables instead of the molded ones since the latter always ends up...
  10. H

    [SOLVED] Broken Hard Drive?

    Some time ago I tried to install windows 7 on a HDD. Somehow I think i broke it. Now if I try to install windows 10 on it , it takes very long to load the instalation( preparation phase ) and now I see that the it doesn't even see the HDD when creating partitions, it says "We couldn’t find any...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] My Internal HDD keeps disconnecting and reconnecting after a few seconds.

    My internal Hard Disk Drive disconnects at times, and reconnects after a few seconds. I don't know why this is happening. HDD's health is still at 100%. I'm using a SSD for my OS boot and the HDD is for my files, games and other applications. I'm stuck and can't find solutions to this problem...
  12. L

    [SOLVED] Crackling sound from pc

    I heard a crackling sound from my pc. I think its coming from the hard disk area. It happens when I turn my pc on and lasts for about 2 or 3 seconds and after that its working fine. My hard disk is relatively new and I have had no problems with using my pc normally. But I have a fear whether...
  13. A

    [SOLVED] Sound From HDD

    Hi, I hear some strange sound while I use my external HDD Is the condition of the external HDD good or not good? The sound of a external HDD while doing nothing, The HDD is running and goes to sleep/off at the end The sound of a external HDD while copying files The fan like noise is not the...
  14. R

    Question Multilevel problems: PC turned off, undetected hard disk, no signal to monitor

    Here's a puzzler and also my first post here. I'm guessing I know the next step, but I thought I'd also try to get some input from you. 1. My PC had been turning itself off when I played games while having another video/music running in the background. Went on for some month. Temperature was...
  15. M

    [SOLVED] Do I need to replace my Hard Drive?

    This happened around a week ago, almost periodically. Around a week ago, I've noticed that windows will take around 3 to 4 minutes on the startup screen (The Win7 logo) before successfully booting and it will become super laggy before I restart it once. It doesn't matter if I clicked restart or...
  16. Arnoudtje

    [SOLVED] Hard drive not working after smoking pc.

    Hi all, Recently when putting in a new psu into my computer, my SATA cable started smoking when turning the pc on. I fixed this by replacing the SATA cable, but now I can’t boot my computer. It automatically opens to a screen that says map not found. When I fo into bios i put my hard drive as...
  17. K

    [SOLVED] installing new windows and a new start(clean wipe)

    So okay ,I'm finally gonna go from win7 to win 10 because i have like 10 years of junk accumulated on my PC. I have looked tutorials for installing and got everything but there us one thing i am not sure about. I want to delete everything from my hard drive, from tutorials i got that when i...
  18. A

    Question Laptop Freezes after couple minutes of use, but works ok on Safe Mode

    So I have this Acer Laptop, you could use it for like 5-10 mins and screen goes dark for just a split second and comeback and everything is frozen, no key nothing works. And when I listen to the hard drive I can hear a repetitive sound like its stuck, and trying to access something. But if I put...
  19. D

    [SOLVED] My 3 TB WD Blue HDD isn't being recognized after 2 years of use

    It was working fine up until today where in the morning I noticed my PC stutter a lot, which it doesn't usually do. So I did a little investigating and found out my HDD isn't recognized in the Windows Explorer. I rebooted the PC and it recognized it, I could access my files, but only for a...
  20. C

    Question Seagate Hard Disk Problem: Sudden disappears and re-appear after some time

    Hello all, In recent days I'm witnessing a strange problem in PC. The Hard disk drive (SATA) 1 TB suddenly gets undetected and system freezes, not even BIOS shows it. However, on keeping the system off for about 1 Hr to 2 hrs and booting again the Hard disk gets detected and works as normal...
  21. L

    [SOLVED] Docking Station for Portable USB HDD

    Hi All, I have many external Portable USB HDD, from Seagate, WD, etc. They are mostly USB 2.0, and some USB 3.0. Every time I need to use any of them, after remembering what is stored in which portable HDD, I need to plug them into a USB port in my machine to access them. Is there any...
  22. Zaylaa

    [SOLVED] C: Drive keeps filling up for no reason

    Hello, i have a C drive partition on my HDD which i set to 100Gb capacity, i recently did a reset windows 10 but keep my files, but for some reason, it keeps filling up till my C: drive is full! Before, i have my C: drive free and empty, but now it only has 15Mb left and i dont know whats going...
  23. [SOLVED] What adapter do I need for SSD?

    Hey, I removed my HDD in my laptop a while back and never got around to put in a new SSD. So now when I open it up I see that the connector is pointing upwards, I've been googling but cant find anything. I need some kind of 45 degree adaptor to SSD, what is it called? Thanks a ton /David
  24. [SOLVED] Two system drives while creating System Image

    I am replacing my old HDD as it's crashing a lot and so deciding to buy a SSD but when I'm trying to create a system image, the program is showing two system drives. Actually, I have two hard disks in my pc. I even tried to unplug the other hard disk(which is not crashing) and the OS still boots...
  25. ryszardsfy

    Question cant find any hard drive in my pc

    i formatted my drives while installing linux now i lost all my drives and just have one 320G storage can anyone help me to get back my drives?
  26. shmu26

    [SOLVED] hard disk with data needs initializing?

    I took the primary HDD out of an old Windows 7 desktop that died, and connected it internally by SATA to a computer that works. Windows Disk Management says that the disk needs to be initialized. This puzzles me, because it is supposed to have a functioning Win7 installation on it. If I...
  27. P

    Question When cloning from a HDD to SSD sector sizes differences help?

    Got a new SSD Samsung V-NAND 860 PRO 1TB when formatted and unformatted is incompatable due to the sector size, this has been on multiple different services e.g. Macrium Reflect and MiniTool. I really don't want to pay for other services. Anyone know how to fix this just ask for more specific...
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    Hi, I have a Core i5 9400k, Asus TUF B-365M Plus Gaming motherboard and a WD SSD Internal (240 GB). I am in need of a 2 TB Internal HDD. Is there any compatibility variables I need to be worried about when picking my HDD, like picking the same brand for eg. If not can anyone recommend me a good...
  29. X

    [SOLVED] Reading crystaldiskinfo

    Hello I'm working on a budget freenas build using raid5 and was thinking about buying 3 or 4 used 3TB drives i've found online. But I'm unsure how to read CrystalDiskinfo and tell if a disk may be going bad.. Here is some screenshots the seller provides: View: https://imgur.com/a/BDZYdMX...
  30. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Cannot Find Out Correct Partition Storage Size

    Hello, I noticed a discrepancy recently regarding a partition of mine that I installed Ubuntu Studio on. According to Gparted, it shows that the partition that it's installed on reads 652.71 GB total compared to what it shows on the desktop. On the desktop for that same partition, it reads...
  31. W

    Question hard disk 500 gb problem

    hi , i would share my problem with you guys maybe i got the solution , so i have a second hard disk western digital 500 gb when i put it in the first time it work normaly but when i try to delete some folder in the hard , the hard disk want work again it show me in the dsk management : disk...
  32. S

    [SOLVED] Hard disk not detected

    I have 2 hard disk one has windows 7 and other has windows 10 but my second hard disk is not been able to detect. I am only able to operate my windows 7. In my BIOS it is only showing one hard disk and in my computer it is still showing same hard disk drives. I have tried changing the cable...
  33. S

    Question MBR 2 GPT problem

    Hello. I was recently trying to update my bios on a Lenovo laptop. It didn't update coz the bios mode needs to be in UEFI. So i have to go through MBR 2 GPT so that i could switch to UEFI. My first attempt failed coz i had 4 mbr partitions on my only one installed hard disk. So i deleted the...
  34. W

    [SOLVED] Help, I deleted everything on my pc

    So I downloaded Eraser to permanantley delete files on my drive but being the idiot that I am I deleted EVERYTHING. When I start it up it'll do some process then switch and it says "Press any key to boot from the device" I'd press a key then it just shows the same thing. Really need some help...
  35. W

    [SOLVED] A way to make a SATA hdd idle.

    In my desktop PC I have two internal SATA hard drives; the first one is for OS and data, the second one is for data backup. The second drive is accessed only once a month by a program which does the back-up of data on first drive. Since the total volume of new data in one month compared to the...
  36. akaikisaki

    [SOLVED] Questions regarding Hard disk for gaming

    Hello All, To start right away, I have a strange PC build. It's: Mo/Bo: Gigabyte H110-MS2 CPU: Intel G4400 (6th) GPU: GTX 1050 2GB Ram: HyperX 8GB DDR4 The thing that makes it strange is the Hard disk, which is a Laptop Hard disk which I've been using for over a year. Please check the link...
  37. D

    [SOLVED] Transfering files from one hdd to another

    My Windows won't boot up, so I want to reinstall Windows, but keep all files I have, is there a way to just connect hdd that won't boot to another PC and just copy all the files I want to that PC's hdd?
  38. digitalkreation

    Question Internal 10TB NTFS drive not visible after moving to USB3 enclosure

    I have a Seagate 10TB 3.5" drive which I was using as a large single drive to copy the contents of my 8.5TB RAID5 volume, so I could back this single drive up to the cloud and get away from using a RAID array. I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on the machine. Drive is formatted NTFS and is...
  39. Lil’bertz

    [SOLVED] can i swap two working hard drives from one pc to another?

    Im going to swap the hard drive of the family PC (the PC that every family member uses) to my pc (lenovo) cus thay fam PC has a better CPU than my pc Family PC: i5 6400 My PC (old lenovo PC): i3 6100
  40. A

    Question A question on adding a new hard drive to my old Intel Motherboard!

    Hey! I want to install a 1 TB hard drive in my old PC that runs on a GIGABYTE H61M-S series motherboard. What should I look for in the online market when I'm shopping for HDDs for it? Thank you! My Specs: Windows 8.1 64 bit (will upgrade to Win 10) 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM...