hard drive

Forum discussion tagged with hard drive.
  1. H

    Question Replaced Hard Drive in Asus ROG now its no longer showing splash screen on boot.

    So I have an Asus Rog G750JW. Couple weeks ago the hard drive died in it, I came to this conclusion because upon booting it was stuck doing disc error checking. So I went out AMD bought a new hard drive and popped open the bottom and easily replaced it. However now it doesn't show any bios...
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    Question Hard disk reader scratching the disk!

    Hi. My external hard drive wasn't working, so I looked online and followed a very suspicious tutorial, openned it and the disk had some marks, like if the reader head was "scratching" the surface. I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol 99,8% pure, closed it and tried again, but the sound was still...
  3. Sandywich999

    [SOLVED] Which HDD to go with?

    So I've decided to replace my dying Seagate Pipeline HDD, and this is something I didnt think I'd encounter, but the HDD space has left me in confusion. I'm looking at 2TB drives on a tight budget, and primarily gonna use it for gaming/media storage. Already using an SSD for boot. Reliability is...
  4. advancedmixedgaming

    [SOLVED] Will I need to repurchase Windows?

    I have a copy of Windows 10 Pro from an upgrade from a previous Windows 7. I just purchased a new motherboard and processor. I have the windows digital key linked to a Microsoft Account. Will I need to nuke a drive prior to installing the new board or anything, or should it be plug and play for...
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    Question Secondary Hard Drive Not Showing in Windows or BIOS after Windows update

    Hello friends, A friend of mine's laptop, an MSi gaming laptop, has two drives, one SSD for Windows OS, and a HDD for storage purposes. They said their laptop had a Windows update last night, and this morning turned it on to find out that the secondary hard drive, the storage drive, is no...
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    Question Hard drive spinning but not detected in bios?

    Suddenly when i turn on my pc , something poped up reboot and select proper boot device , insert boot media in selected boot device. I went to bios and hard drive not detected ! I tried to unplug the cable plug it again and same , hard drive is spinning ! I tried to to replace the cable but same...
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    Question Ryzen 5 3600 Bios Flash X470 Board

    I ordered my Ryzen 5 3600 cpu and my X470 Crosshair VII Hero (Non wifi) along with a flash drive knowing I would need it. I have my ram, cpu, monitor, and I’m buying my power supply and hard drive next. In order for the motherboard to be able to support the processor, I will need to flash the...
  8. rushrage

    Question PC slows down when multiple programs are running - Trying to figure out what's causing the slow down

    Hi guys! I build a pc a few years ago and it's ran great! But a few months ago it has started to experience slow down. This is mostly a problem when there are multiple programs or things run - like really big pdf's, lots of tabs on chrome, etc. I'm trying to diagnose what the issue is. The...
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    Question Why is my SSD not showing up?

    So I had installed a Kingston SSD into my computer but for some reason, under the USB options, it said I could eject this SSD. One day I was trying to eject a usb and I accidentally selected the Kingston SSD to eject and now it's not appearing on my drives. It's not even appearing in my disk...
  10. D

    Question All USB Devices randomly disconnect at the same time.

    Hello, I've seen tons of threads already asking this same question but I feel like I should post this anyway because I have some details with my specific issue that I do not see in the other posts (which is probably bad) My USB devices will all disconnect randomly, usually while playing games...
  11. K

    [SOLVED] New graphics card cant get it to work:(

    So I went and bought a graphics card today, the ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DIRECTCU2 OC 4GB. Went home to install it. I had uninstalled the drivers for my previous GPU which i read you should. But stupid me forgot to check dimensions so I quickly realized that the card was too big for my case. Luckily I...
  12. G

    [SOLVED] Do all external hard drives turn off automatically?

    I'm looking forward to buying an external hard drive to download my games on, so I was wondering if the external hard drive turns off Automatically while im not using it.
  13. J

    Question Not getting all drives to be recognized using esata drive bay

    I have a startech 2 port esata PEXESAT32 PCIE controller card. I have tried on both Windows 7 and Windows 10 with same results. I run a startech 8 bay hard drive via the esata. Only 7 drives will ever pick up in Windows. I can never get all 8 drives. I have moved the drives around, I have...
  14. orbitingful

    Question Will a 3.5 inch hard drive mounted behind the motherboard get too hot?

    For my micro ATX build, I am using a 3.5 inch hard drive. I would like a budget case with good airflow. I initially decided to get the Cooler Master Masterbox Q300L but then I read a review on Amazon which talked about the 3.5 inch hard drive mount being behind the motherboard. My question is...
  15. jlandi

    Question RAID 10 Size Question

    Hello, I just want to verify that I am doing Maths correctly when it comes to RAID 10. I have 4 - 2.5 TB SSD hard drives I am looking to run in a hardware level RAID 10 that I believe should total 5 TB as seen by the OS. Is this correct? Thank you!
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    Question format a hard drive

    Hi, this case its kinda long to explain, I will be thankfull for any help anyone can provide. So I recently bought a new PC because my old PC wasn't working as intended nymore (It was running really slow and its really old anyways). I got all the parts I needed for the NEW PC (MB, CPU, RAM...
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    Question Help pls

    SO i recently have been planning to build a pc. IF anyone knows of some ddr4 Rgb Ram in the price range to 50-75? tight squeeze but worth a try. also if anyone knows of a good hard drive in the range of 50 dollars? thanks
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    Question Laptop Hard Drive upgrade Question

    Alright, so I have a 200gb hard drive that is pre-installed in my laptop. Now I have a 1tb that I haven't put in yet due to a issue I think I will run into. If I take out that 200gb, I know I will lose all my games, pictures, music, but will I have to buy a new copy of windows 10? Or will it...
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    Question First, blue screen crash. Then, both internal hard drives acting strange. Why? Please help.

    Hi! I hope I'm posting this to the right place. Sorry if not. Anyways, so I was gaming a couple days ago and my PC crashed to blue screen. When it booted back up, my HDD was not showing up. Seeing as how the HDD's about six years old now, I wasn't too terribly surprised and ordered a new 1TB...
  20. Wheel in the Sky

    [SOLVED] If I put a cloned HDD in a different system, what will happen?

    I have 2 systems: "Old Computer" and "Older Prebuilt Computer." They each have only 1 hard drive disk as the storage. They each have their own Windows. Older Prebuilt Computer was a bought at Best Buy in '09, and still runs the original Windows 7. Old Computer is one I built in 2013, and has...