Forum discussion tagged with harddisk.
  1. M

    Question Tool to scan HD - to detect if has something wrong.

    I have the opportunity to buy a laptop of second hand in well state from a member of my family. My unique concern is the HD. What is the best tool recommendation to install or mostly to load through a Live USB to scan quickly the HD to detect if has something wrong. For example bad cluster for...
  2. J

    Question Did I break $3000 worth of HDDs?

    I was moving around to talk to my cat (had to make a moment (new kitty)) and my knee smashed into the hard wood desk that contains 13 HDDs (external, stacked). The force was kind of large, I could have hit a kick ball around 20-30 feet. Is it possible that I damaged my HDDs? (I think I know...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    Question Trouble booting with WD 2.5" External Harddrive

    Hi. I am having trouble with my WD external hard drive. Whenever I used to plug it in, it would boot up just fine, and I could access its contents on Windows. However, now the only response I see is that I plug it in and my computer slows down to a halt for about 2.5 hours and in that time any...
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    Question ADATA HD680 temperature goes up to 55C when under heavy usage ?

    I have an ADATA 2TB External HDD from ADATA and I've been using it for a few months now. When I am checking HDD details from CrystalDiskInfo I have seen that when HDD is in heavy usage the temperature rises to 55C and in normal usage it's 44+ C like that. But my other HDDs from different brands...
  6. foxfries

    [SOLVED] New WD HDD can only run 1 process at a time without freezing up?

    hi! a couple weeks back i bought a new HDD since my old one started to make weird noises and i wanted to be safe. It's a WD Blue, 2 TB, this one (newegg link). it's intended purpose is to store steam (and other) games, but also some regular files. a problem i've noticed that i didn't have with...
  7. K

    [SOLVED] Data recovery on uninitialized disk with bitlocker encryption

    Hi I have a 2TB hard disk with a burned pcb. Specifically the motor control chip was completely fried. I ordered a replacement pcb for it and successfully replaced its bios chip with my original bios from the burned pcb. Now the drive appears in the device manager normally but in windows disk...
  8. B

    [SOLVED] Windows not detecting HDD bad sectors, but CrystalDiskInfo gives warning

    Hi, I live in an area with really unstable power so we have frequent cuts. Unfortunately, this led to my PS4 shutting down incorrectly a few times, and after a while it started to get slower and slower until it eventually stopped starting up due to corruption. I tried to format the hard drive...
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    [SOLVED] Resetting drives

    Hello everyone! So I’m new to PC stuff. I got a bunch of parts from my old junk removal job and these are my specs. CPU: AMD FX 9590 GPU: Gtx 970 gaming 4g Mother B: GA-990FXA-uD3 rev 4.1 2 8gb vengeance ram 750w gold standard power supply Water 3.0 by thermaltake my question. I have it using...
  10. G

    Question Is PCB replacement going to work if the drive is detected?

    I wan to check if it's possible to fix my drive by replacing the PCB. It's a Seagate ST1000LM035 and it's actually an external harddrive (Seagate Expansion). When I plug it in to my Linux Laptop, using USB, it says like this in dmesg [16433.285102] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 14...
  11. velocci

    [SOLVED] formatting a 14TB hardisk

    Hi all, I popped in my new Ironwolf 14TB hardrive into my win10 machine and the first thing it asks is to initialize it using either MBR or GPT. this HDD will store a backup of my data. Which of those should I choose?
  12. Z

    [SOLVED] Seagate 3tb hdd "Not initialized"

    I have a problem with a seagate 3tb HDD from an old computer and it was not working so i tried on my pc "Replacing it in place on my hdd cables(so cables are 100% working)" and it gives me the same error "a device which does not exist was specified". Sometimes i would start the windows and its...
  13. B

    [SOLVED] My Windows Keep Showing Blue Screen

    i recently installed windows 10(4 days ago), i have data in my hard disk that why i did not format whole hard disk. I only format my C drive and installed new windows. After doing this the blue screen was start popup. First it shows, 1.Memory_Management 2.Some WatchDog(not game) Issue 3.Page...
  14. hirusha.adikari

    [SOLVED] I need a pc casing for 6 hard drives

    hello! i can currently have 5 hard disks ( some of them are hanging ( not mounted properly ) ) . and i am out of space, so i'm gonna have to buy a new case. Can someone suggest a me a good pc case which can support up to 5 or 6 ( or more ) 3.5 hard disk bays and atleast 1 5.25 bay for under 60...
  15. A

    [SOLVED] Seagate Barracuda reading sector problem

    So suddenly I got this problem and I've been using this hard drive for about 1 year. Previously, about 3 weeks ago I did a surface test on a sentinel hard disk and there was no weak sector at all, but today I know this problem because when i do reading data, I hear strange sounds like beeping...
  16. N

    [SOLVED] What does this crystaldiskinfo report mean?

    Hi, I have been struggling to figure out why my external harddisk will not show up. someone suggested i try crystaldiskinfo to see if the harddisk is ok. the report says bad. But i am not able to understand what happened or why it is bad. Can someone please help me understand what this means...
  17. R

    Question Can't use, repair, or format anything on the hard disk

    I got 2 windows7 both shows blue screen upon starting, the "Repair your computer" option from f8 doesn't work ( shows an error on the 1st one, stucks forever on a black screen on the other), I used a bootable flash drive with win7 installation setup, the setup doesn't start and stucks at "Setup...
  18. okwiBoy

    [SOLVED] Seagate 8TB harddrive won't format / won't convert from RAW to NTFS: WINDOWS

    Hey Everyone, I bought an 8TB Seagate hard drive from Amazon (BarraCuda Hard Drive 8TB ST8000DM004) and I have plugged it in correctly and it shows up in my disk management as 8tb RAW Healthy (Primary Partition) after a few days of trying and failing. I have read that windows doesn't understand...
  19. M

    [SOLVED] after a big storm stuck at "starting windows" screen

    I had turned off my pc before the storm happened but still when i tried to turn my system on it gets stuck at ''starting windows". I have also tried to launch 'startup repair' but after the windows is loading files screen happens my moniter screen turns off for a second and it get stuck when it...
  20. M

    [SOLVED] Internal File Tranfer Bottlenecks

    Hello My problem is that I see low internal tranfer speeds between harddrives. The files vary in size, but they can be from 40 to 80 GB. The file transfers will start at maybe 170 MB/s, and then they slow down to 3-4 MB/s, sometimes 700 kb/s. And it seems to be one way sometimes. Like if I...
  21. Mr.NJ

    Question Computer automatically restart on HDD but not on portable OS ?

    can you please suggest me what to do ?
  22. K

    Question Hdd 2tb seagate is making noise

    I just bought this new drive to build a new pc and sometimes it makes these noises is the drive not good? I have checked smart health check and other drive check they say it is good.Except a userbenchmark wich puts its speed below average. Recording: https://voca.ro/idmPvPc4jnq HDD 3.5" 2TB...
  23. Solid_Snake11

    Question New 8TB hard disk not being initialized.

    Hey guys, I made my PC a year ago and it runs great. I had purchased a 4TB Toshiba X300 internal HDD for it and it works flawlessly. Recently I decided to add a new HDD in addition and went for 3.5'' Toshiba X300 8TB. But the problem is that my PC is not picking it up. It is being shown as...
  24. C

    Question Attach multiple hard disk to server

    I am having a Server with Xeon Processor and 8GB Ram and 1TB Harddisk. One more hard disk can be connected with my server. I am using it as a web server for my website. My clients will upload and store files on the web server. Say I can allocated 20GB per client. I am expecting around 2000...
  25. celikeray61

    Question Harddisk SUDDENLY dies.

    hello. its me again. i have a external harddisk with "hgst" brand. its 500gb and it was working fine until this evening. i got a new dvd drive and decided to install it to my computer. i closed my computer and installed the dvd drive and the next time i boot up my computer the harddisk was...
  26. R

    [SOLVED] Elementary OS will not detect my harddisk.

    Hello, Recently, I installed elementary OS. I have SSD and a HDD. I, obviously, installed this OS into my SSD. Now, it only shows my SSD in Applications>Devices>... It won't show my HDD. what should I do?
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    [SOLVED] Disk making noises all the time

    I have a mechanical disk and lately, I noticed that it's constantly making a noise like it's reading/writing something. The problem is it's really not doing anything (that I was able to find). It's a secondary mechanical disk, not system disk and all there is on it are user files (documents...
  28. C

    Question External Hard Drive Suddenly Stopped Working

    WD Elements 1TB drive suddenly stopped working. I had my games in it because computers own hdd is very small. I play games a lot so it was very actively used. I bought it not more than 2 years ago. At first suddenly some files became corrupted i think because Steam couldnt opened DOTA because...
  29. P

    [SOLVED] Bios boot to much slow in bootable OS else Software

    Hi legends.. my first experiance in BIOS bootable software to much slow in windows 7 OS installation else hiren boot.. i try both pendrive & CD.. its very very dead slow.. its take long time to next step... what can i do?? solution please legends.. System Configuration Intel i3 2GB Ram 500GB HDD
  30. Infidel 254

    [SOLVED] NAS HD Moved to Desktop Wont Display Data

    Hear ye! Hear ye! My fellow nerds, gather 'round and I shall tell you a tale, a tale of frustration and confusion. A tale filled with fraught and...alright I'll get to the point. I need some help with this one. I know some of you guys live for this stuff so hopefully you can help me get this...
  31. Varunraja

    Info TV not detecting the harddisk

    My new Seagate 2 TB harddisk not detecte in my TV.. I have changed the partion from GPT to MBR and found the issue is resolved .
  32. A

    Question Looking for a comprehensive course or book on harddisk repairing

    Hello, I would like to repair my harddrive by myself, and as is learn a lot about electronics and everything that make an harddrive work. So, I have been looking for a course online, and the only one I found was really pricy (5000$) and I cannot afford it. So, do you know any book, reference...
  33. A

    [SOLVED] Laptop hard disk giving low performance in desktop Pc

    I recently found bad sector in my 7200 rpm desktop hard disk so I replace it with my 5400 rpm laptop hard disk.After that Desktop is almost unusable.I take so much time to respond to mouse click,everything is laggy.Even it takes 5-10minutes to open file explorer.I know 7200rpm had better...
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    Question I want to move my HDD to a friend's pc to download and after move it back to mine.

    My internet speed is very slow (~500kbps) And his is about 20MBps. If i were to take my nearly empty HDD with only the Oculus app and Steam and either switch it with his HDD currently in his pc or place it inside with his HDD would this work and cause no issues or would we have some issues with...
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    Question Why I can't see my hard disk in UEFI.boot or insert boot media device and press a key

    Some days ago my pc broke showing this message continuously "boot or insert boot media device and press a key". If i press a key the message just repeats itself. I looked up on the internet and saw that I must change the booting order or reinstall the operating system. I tried to, but when I...
  36. [SOLVED] SOLVED! - 4TB HDD recognized as 1.63TB Windows 7

    Hello! I installed a new Seagate BarraCuda Pro 4 TB today. Problem is Windows does not see 4TB, but instead 1.63TB. I tried Seagate DiscWizard, but it seems to be missing a part of the application that allows me to extend capacity -__-' I even tried Asus Disk Unlocker, but it won’t even list...
  37. D

    Question External WD USB 3.0 4TB HDD formatted for Android use, shows now only 1,63TB.!

    I just bought an external 4 TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Harddisk, with the purpose of using it for Back-up PC and Smartphone Data. So when i plugged it in with my Samsung Galaxy S7 a message popped up that I have to format it to use it with Android. I own a 2TB WD Elements HDD i...