Hard Drives

Forum discussion tagged with Hard Drives.
  1. kebabthief

    Question Will not power up with a SATA hard drive attached.

    Hi everyone. I have a problem with a PC where it will power on with no hard drives attached, but as soon as you connect a hard drive it gives you power (i.e. fans spinning) for about half a second. The PC usually has 3 hard drives attached. 1x HHD and 2x SSDs. All the hard drives, when...
  2. V

    Question Sata Ports

    Hi, I have an old system that I built in 2013. The system specs are as follows: Windows 10 Home 64bit Intel Core i7 4770k Asus Tuf Z87 SABERTOOTH PNY 250 GB SSD Corsair Platinum 16GB 1600mhz Dram Asus Dual OC RTX 2770 8GB Corsair 500w gold plus PSU Sama Mid Tower Case The system had been...
  3. consptheory77

    Question How many watts does a hard drive consume and how much heat does it produce?

    I am going to build a new desktop system this year to replace my rapidly aging Haswell build from 2015. The Haswell motherboard only has three SATA ports, but I use my desktop as media server, among other things, and I have five external USB drives attached, three inside the case. Now, with...
  4. T

    [SOLVED] Computer won't POST after adding two HDD?

    I have a computer in which I have 4 NAS hard drives installed. I've just added two more to the system and the computer won't POST. I hit the power button and I hear a brief click of the system starting to turn on then nothing. I disconnected the two new hard drives from the PSU and the computer...
  5. T

    Question HDD is shown in "This PC" but not in Disk Management ?

    I've got a system with 5 hard drives in it, 1 2TB, 3TBs and my boot drive, 120GB SSD - gotta swap it out at some point. So I did a clean install of windows the other day to clear up some issues I was having and I noticed one of the TBs had an unused OEM partition reserved bit on it, so I wanted...
  6. TheFlash1300

    Question How to reset the S.M.A.R.T stats in Windows 10?

    Hello. Is it possible to reset the S.M.A.R.T stats in Windows 10? I have an HDD that was misused, and reported many warnings and errors due to sudden unplugging of the SATA while working, unsafe shutdowns, logical errors, electric shocks, etc... The HDD is now used properly, works fine, and...
  7. MetaZero

    Question Could a bad SSD cause the monitors to randomly disconnect ?

    My monitors will randomly shut off and lose their signal. Almost like the computer has gone to sleep, but it's still active, except the net sorta disconnects too.. This is really weird, and I'm dumbfounded by it. My computer will boot and run just fine (sometimes for days) and then the...
  8. Zvikomborero Mugwara

    [SOLVED] System booting into wrong hard drive for windows

    My Specs: Athlon 220GE Asrock A320M HDV 8GB Hyperx DDR4 2666MHz ADATA XPG ASX6000 Lite 256GB Asrcok RX 560 2GB Raidmax RX 400 XT 400W PSU Whenever I add or swap a hard drive from one that's in my system, my motherboard boot priorities change to the drive that I just added. When I then change...
  9. M

    [SOLVED] Different Exos hard drives?

    The information might be buried somewhere on Seagate's site but I can't find it. I've tried any number of Internet searches, looked for YouTube videos for the information and have come up blank. Seagate doesn't seem too interested in answering questions so maybe someone here can help me. I'm...
  10. J

    [SOLVED] New PC doesn't recognize hard drive from a previous PC

    Hello, my newish PC doesn't recognize an older hard drive from a previous PC. The hard drive is a WD Blue 1TB drive. It's almost filled up. On my old PC, it works fine, it's not corrupted, but when I plugged it in to the current computer, Windows doesn't show it at all. If I go into Bios, same...
  11. consptheory77

    Question What, if any, is the best external hard drive to expand storage on consoles?

    I have both an Xbox One and a PS4. I've had the Xbox One since 2017, and in 2018 I went to add a desktop sized hard drive in a Sabrent Lay-Flat Docking Station, but there were always problems with it running too, running too loud, and losing the connectivity. The PS4 I got last year, at which...
  12. DF_

    Working remotely & synchronishing files across multiple HDDs

    Hello, I have a question concerning taking HDDs on the go, and consolidating files. Outline I work in VFX and CGI. I have a studio with two very well-specd Ryzen builds that I use on a daily basis, and at the moment one of those PCs has various HDDs within it that I use for projects; these...
  13. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Xubuntu Installer Not Detecting 1TB HDD

    Hello everyone. I recently tried to install Xubuntu 20.04 onto my system, but for some reason, the installer doesn't detect my 1TB hard drive at all. It only recognizes the flash drive that I'm using to install Xubuntu with. The same thing happens when I'm trying to install Mint as well, but...
  14. J

    [SOLVED] How to unscrew the middle of the platter?

    Hey guys How are you today?, Guys I was scrapping my old hard drives and getting the pieces but one of the platters is really hard to unscrew, whenever I use the torx screwdriver number 8, the platter spins, and when stopping the platter it doesnt unscrew. I dont care about the platter just...
  15. C

    [SOLVED] Looking for large, silent storage

    Hi all, Recently been building my new pc and so far very happy with the way I've managed to optimise the hardware to be quite quiet. One of the best things I did was swap out the 4tb Seagate Nas Ironwolf drive that came with the pc to a 240gb ssd, however this has left me with much less...
  16. sds20020024

    [SOLVED] How many 16TB hard drives can a Threadripper 3970x server with 256GB ram handle?

    Hi everyone, first timer here. The title pretty much says it all. I've been considering building a storage server myself, with these components: Server case: Norco RPC-4244 ( https://www.newegg.com/norco-rpc-4224/p/N82E16811219038 ) CPU: AMD Threadripper 3970x (32core/64thread) GPU: Gtx 1050 (...
  17. S

    [SOLVED] installing second ssd. Boot and system partitions are on separate drives. Not sure how to proceed

    I have just bought a 1TB SSD that I want to set up. I am a bit out of my depth in trying to set it up with what I have already going on my PC. I tried to install the new SSD the other day into one of the 2 available sata 3.0 ports on my mobo that were taken up by my old 64gb SSD and a 1TB HDD...
  18. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How Many Times Needed to Securely Erase An HDD?

    The title explains itself. I'm using Darik's Boot and Nuke to securely erase an HDD. I'm using the RCMP option, which involves 8 passes, and it seems good enough for that. I also saw an option called Gutmann Wipe, which involves 35 passes, but it seems overkill.
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. O

    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...
  22. i try and budget

    Question Shadowplay videos freezing/laggy/stuttering???

    Hello everyone. This honestly has me really frustrated I have so many recordings just like little one minutes clips of my highlights and the videos are coming out very laggy especially at the "best" part this is ridiculous.. I have a gtx 960ssc fully updated with an I7 cpu and 12gb of ram. And...
  23. N

    Question Pooling hard drives

    I have a need/want for all my data (images) to be accessible on a single drive. Right now I have 6+ tb and growing. I've just purchased 2 10tb drives that I intend to pool into a 20tb drive. I want to know the best way to "join" the drives. I know about and have used storage sense, but is...
  24. rexless

    Question No Post No Boot

    Computer just something odd that I have never seen been before. When the system powers on, it has red staggered vertical bars. The system won’t let me get into the BIOS. I suspect motherboard going bad. How about some advice? Attached a picture of the screen.Picture
  25. S

    Question Rate my System

    Eyo! Would appreciate if someone would check out my new system to fix/make something better. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mNfwsZ Thanks in advance!
  26. F

    Laptop CPU comparison and difference

    Hello everyone, I've recently started looking for a new laptop, and I'm stuck on choosing the right CPU, mainly for everyday use, university-level coding and university-level projects. As I've noticed, both core i3 and core i5 are 2C/4T processors (until the 8th generation), with a slight...
  27. E

    [SOLVED] Accidently broke two pins when bending them, is the cpú unusable?

    Hey, I'm selling my old computers' parts, and wanted to fix the pins on my cpu that were bent out of position, but when I got to the last two pins, I accidently broke them simultaneously. Is the cpu now busted? I don't want to sell a broken piece of hardware.
  28. K

    Question How do I set up two monitors, two keyboards and two mice in two different rooms to work with one computer?

    I live in a three story townhome. I would like to be able to access my computer from the 3rd floor room and from a room on the 1st floor. I will be the only one using the computer. So basically, I am hoping there is a gadget that allows me to have only a monitor, keyboard and mouse on one of...
  29. K

    Question Cpu cooler in zalman zm t3

    So im looking to buy a cpu cooler for my upcoming i5 9600k i was going for CM Hyper 212 evo but it seems it's not compatible with my matx case, so which cooler would fit the best for this cpu and case? The budget is about 30 euros I wanna buy it from www.skytech.lt thanks a lot!
  30. B

    Question Pc beeps once after gpu installation but no display

    After I installed an old Radeon hd 7790 to my pc and turn it on I get a single beep which I think is the way it says that it posted and all fans start spinning normally, but I get no signal on the monitor. My first try was with a dvi-a(connected to the gpu) to vga(connected to the monitor) cable...
  31. N

    Question Asus battery will not charge

    Asus says my laptop battery is not removable and I need to send to some far off state for a replacement battery. Is there a portable power source that I can use instead of sending off my laptop that I need to use every day?
  32. M

    [SOLVED] Problem with CPU?

    Hi So lately something in my PC has developed an issue, I suspect the CPU. So if there's any load on the CPU (if I'm opening web pages, loading program...) it will lag the whole pc: mouse lags, sound makes a static/laggy noise. There's one weird part which makes the CPU less suspicious, having...
  33. Seriumee

    Question Random PC shut downs

    Alright so I started experiencing random PC shutdowns while gaming, first I thought it was the PSU but it kept happening. I woke up today and saw my motherboard LEDs were off I had to take out at battery and put a new one in and it still shuts off I also replaced the PSU to the Corsair listed...
  34. MSYF27

    [SOLVED] USB 3.0 ports has power doesn't recognize device

    Specifically just my 3.0 ports are having the problem. They give my external hard drives power but don't recognize the device. In my device manager I have 2 USB controllers highlighted with exclamation points. I tried updating my drivers but still no luck. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling no...
  35. B

    Question Crossfire RX 470s

    hmm i have a 550w FSP psu and i'm really really want to increase my rig a little bit, i think i will crossfire 2 RX470, which i owned one and gonna buy 1 more btw but first, could anyone tell me that can my psu handle 2 RX470 ? my spec: i5 2500k 8gb of 1333 ram 1 hdd 220gb 7200rpm of wd 1 hdd...
  36. arjitsawhney

    Question Is 750 W psu is overkill on this build? I was thinking of cutting some cost.

    Here are the specs any help is appreciated, I am really confused whether 650w psu would be enough for this build if I plan on OCing later? Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI CPU: AMD YD2600BBAFBOX 3.9GHz Socket AM4 Processor CPU COOLER: CHIPTRONEX Diffuser X500 RGB CPU Cooler with 5...
  37. Holbrookgaming

    Question Pc wont display

    I upgraded my System last night changing the Motherboard from a Asus Z270-P to a MSI Z370 Carbon Pro as I've upgraded my CPU from a i5-7500 to a i7-8700, I've also added a M.2 SSD. I've tried most things from ensuring the RAM is in correctly, removing my GPU and just using the on board...
  38. B

    Question i7 9700K Air Cooler Advice

    Hello. I am looking for an air cooler for i7 9700K temporarily. I just tried my friend's Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 with its stock TIM but I feel like it's not a great air cooler even if I will use it temporarily. The temp is around 68-78 while playing Battlefield V, it was sometimes hiting...
  39. M

    Question Dual monitor connected to notebook, but second screen is black

    Haai everyone, I have two monitors and both of them works fine(i tried individual). Monitor 1: Specs Monitor 2: Specs They have both VGA input and my noteook have HDMI and VGA input. One is connected with VGA and the other one is connected from VGA to HDMI through a converter. The problem is...
  40. andrern2000

    Build Advice I want 400W PSU build. What component should I have?

    I'd like 9th generation Intel CPU and Turing graphic card that fits in 400W PSU. Could there be any build?