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  1. Question Anyone know HDD this laptop use?

    Anyone know what drive this laptop use? Its a Sony Vaio PCG-4H1M Thanks
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    [SOLVED] Will having a hard drive only with Operating system increase speed?

    i have 4 hard drives (HDD) one of them has the operating system im not gonna lie its kinda full and makes it very very slow so im planing on doing some changes such as moving everything, apps, files, to other non-operating system hard drives ( please note i don't mean files like...
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    [SOLVED] Are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD?

    I’m currently planning a small long term data archive and I was wondering: are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD? No one has really compared these 2 configurations that I could find, so I was wondering if any of y’all have any insight on this. Thanks!
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    [SOLVED] Which HDD is better?

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM010 (1TB): https://www.ebuyer.com/758013-seagate-barracuda-1tb-3-5-hard-drive-at-ebuyer-com-st1000dm010 OR WD Blue WD10EZEX (1TB): https://www.ebuyer.com/393482-wd-blue-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-3-5-sata-iii-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-wd10ezex My use will be for homework and...
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    [SOLVED] Hard Drive 2021 - Where To Buy?

    Current HDD: ST2000DM005-2CW102 USE: School works and a bit of gaming; Stellaris, Total of War: Rome 2. GTA V etc. Hi, My hard drive (which was included with my PC when I bought it second-hand about 2 years ago) is keep making loud noises before crashing my computer. In fact, this has been...
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    Question Second Hard drive not showing in windows explorer

    Second Hard drive not showing in windows explorer Does anyone know how to get a 4 tb hard drive which I just installed and attached the data cable to it to show in Microsoft Vista Windows Explorer? It is a Western Digital Hard Drive ATA. It is however showing up in the Microsoft Device Manager...
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    Question Whats Wrong With Mp PSU

    So, there are three hard drive on my PC the first one is my SSD as my boot device and the other two of them are 1tb and 500gb WD blue hard disk. If I only plug the SSD it worked, it POST and I can get into the bios. But if I plugged the other 2 hard drive it just running but no display. On my...
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    Question How can I get my Hard Drive Bios Setting is Enable in the Bios Settings? I cannot get it to change. I am running two hard drives the old one is small

    How can I get my Hard Drive Bios Setting to Enable in the Bios Settings? I cannot get it to change. I try to hit the plus sign but it does not change it to enable. I am running two hard drives the old one is too small but is running windows Vista, but when I am in Vista it does dot regognize...
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    Question Intel hard drive drivers to ryzen drivers

    Ok so I have a pc with an i3-7100 and a new one that I built with a ryzen 5 2600. Everything is done but all I need to do is transfer my hard drive from the old pc to the new pc. My question is will I have to remove any current intel drivers on the HDD? And if so, what should I do? I don’t want...
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    Question Hdd makes noise and fails to boot os

    Note: drive is not the original one that came with the laptop , it's a replacement. The laptop is fine , the problem doesnt come from it. Hello. I have a western digital 120 gb 2.5 inch drive. After successfully installing and running windows 10 i shut down the laptop. Starting it back on made...
  11. Question Help with DDRescue

    Hi, I happen to have a 500GB HDD that won't open properly. It is detectable both under Windows and Ubuntu. So, I decided to follow the most common guide I found online, back it up. I use DDRescue to clone/copy whatever is possible to a 4TB HDD. After running it for 2d 22h 24m, the process...
  12. Meeks21

    Question Docking station advice for old internal drive

    Hi I have an old internal hard drive of my fathers would anyone know if it’s possible to get an external adaptor or docking station for it? It’s a WD2500js praying it’s possible. If anyone can send a link to a suitable option it would be greatly appreciated as there old photos I would love to...
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    How would I mount an SSD in this laptop?

    Planning on replacing an old 2.5 5400rpm hard drive in a HP 17z-ak000 with an ssd. My question is, the hard drive seems to have a compression fit (which probably means it stays there due to being squeezed) when I looked up a video of it. I'm not sure if the SSD will work since I believe its...
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    Question Hard drives not spinning

    I built a PC that just utilizes a 250GB SSD and wanted to add some extra storage to it. I purchased a BarraCuda 2 TB hard drive and installed it using the same SATA power cable that connects to the SSD (there are 3 heads on the cable). At first, the HDD light on my chassis would flicker when I...
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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...
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    Question WD Red NAS (WD60EFRX) not detected

    Hi, I have a spare drive from friend thought I'd use it as backup storage. I don't know much about fiddling around inside PCs but I watched a bunch of YT vids, got a anti-static wristband, plugged it in, and it didn't show up in my "This PC", I'm using Win10. So I tested it. WD Dashboard says...
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    Question Need Help - PC keeps crashing for a few seconds

    Hi, I recently needed more storage in my PC so I got a Barracude 2TB hard drive to put into my system, after putting it in my PC would randomly crash completely, I took the hard drive out and my PC started working perfectly again. I then went and got it exchanged, thinking maybe it was just a...
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    Question Help!!!

    Ignore the dumb title and please help me, I've been messing around with my hard drives since I've decided to fully upgrade my PC. I now own a 3060 and ryzen 5 3600 (an upgrade from a 1050 and a dead CPU) but now I've run into another issue, my new hard drive is awful, it runs slower than my...
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    [SOLVED] I can't find my folder

    Hi, so I was messing with my folders and I can't find one of my folders which contains all the files of my D: drive. The only way to access it is through Quick Access and finding a file located in the folder I made as backup containing all my stuff in. When I go on my D: drive the folder with...
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    [SOLVED] Need a spinning platter HDD recommendation.

    I've asked this on another thread a few years back, but once again I'm in need of a OG internal HDD and it's time for a refresh of the question. This time I'm considering a 5-6TB secondary/tertiary drive in my system. StorageReview.com seems to be defunct, so that sucks. I call this a gaming...