harddrive

Forum discussion tagged with harddrive.
  1. Zonama

    Question Windows doesn't load up properly after building in a new SSD.

    Hello there, i bought a Samsung SSD and successfully installed it three Days ago. Everything went smooth, but my PC ran into a bluescreen like two or three times during this time. Today my PC froze up instead of bluescreenin' and i had to shut it off. Afterwards i was able to log into my...
  2. Janssenhidal

    [SOLVED] Windows on 256GB or 1TB

    Hello, I have a slight dilemma in regards to which approach I should take in this situation. My current setup is 256GB SSD which has windows installed on it and I have a normal 1TB HDD to store documents, games etc. Now I'm thinking to buy a new 1TB SSD which leads me to 3 options: Keep all 3...
  3. N

    Question No Windows detected after Bios update

    I recently updated my Bios, it appeared to work properly. However something changed, the BIOS update applied, but Windows wouldn't boot afterwards. The Bios settings appeared to have changed and the NVMe drive (C: Windows) was non-detectable. Windows Boot Manager was lost as an option. I...
  4. ak195

    [SOLVED] Can Windows be involved in corrupting game files and zip files?

    So I came to some weird issues, got some answers but still needs some suggestions as I didn't reached the exact cause of issue: 1- Two zip files without any issues (like download interrupted etc..) got corrupted, didn't check the others. 2- My Project C# files suddenly becomes a kind of special...
  5. E

    Question How to run/restore programs from secondary hard drive?

    Hey there, My computer recently got fixed since it's HDD had something corrupted in it, so they've given me a new SSD which windows boots from, and they left the 'secondary' hard drive in there so I can access my files still. I am still able to find my games on it, however when I launch them...
  6. petual1

    Question External hard drive does not work on any motherboard USB, only on the front of the case.

    I was using the computer normally, when the sound of unplugging some USB came. It was the external hard drive that I always used plugged into the motherboard that suddenly stopped. I restarted the pc to see if it came back, and continued the same thing. I tested other USB on the motherboard, and...
  7. C

    Question External Seagate Barracuda LP ST2000DL003 is not powering up

    I have an external Seagate Barracuda LP ST2000DL003 which I am using with a Windows 10 Laptop I am green with hardware The power-cord broke, and I may have overvolted it's enclosures with the wrong power adapter before I got the right one. I have removed the enclosure & attatched photos of...
  8. E

    Question Failing HDD, Failing backups. Help

    Hello all, I currently have an old machine which controls a CNC machine, it runs Windows 7 Pro and is set up in such a way that it's not entirely possible to replicate it and setting something up new would cost a lot of money i would rather avoid spending. It is currently experiencing regular...
  9. R

    Question No more storage space, upgrading case, no more space to add ssd/hdd

    Hi everyone, I have 4 hard drives and an SSD plugged into my SATA ports, and my current case could hold, 5 trays (HD store family videos, vlogs, photos and cant be deleted, SSD is my OS). There are two things with this question, first is I'm running out of storage with the hard drives, 2TB each...
  10. D

    Question HDD 100% Active 0 Read speed

    Hi all, My HDD (Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB) that I bought in the past year is having the same issue as the one I replaced it with - it's running at 100% active time consistently with read speeds often at 0 MB/s. This is happening constantly at start up. I've run into this issue before and I...
  11. jayplzno

    Question Old online schooling laptop can I take the 500GB HDD out and format it?

    Hey a few years ago i was in online schooling and they mailed me a laptop, i left the school and they didn't ask for it back, i found it in my garage, its been turned off for the past 3 ish years, i opened it up and took out nthe wifi chip, the 500gb hdd out and the single stick of laptop ram, i...
  12. A

    Question just installed os in m.2 old ssd is no longer there ?

    Idk what just happened I upgraded my pc to an m.2 SSD from the previous SSD I had. I initially wanted to just wanted the m.2 to have files on it but when I turned on my pc I booted into bios and the old SSD was on the boot list. So I just decided to install windows onto the m.2 the problem is...
  13. K-UMAR

    Question When I add an additional HDD my computer will not turn on

    Hi everyone, the issue I am having is when I add an additional 3.5" 1TB Seagate hard drive to my pc the pc will not turn on. The lights will flash for like half a second then nothing. My main storage is an SSD which has windows and documents etc. but wanted to add the additional hard drive as I...
  14. whyruabeach

    [SOLVED] first build for a noob

    So I want to make a full tower build or a build where I can take and replace parts with ease. I want to build a computer that can play games and edit videos and also use Photoshop and do animation. I don't want any fancy lighting or anything. So I was wondering if someone could just make me a...
  15. Tylergedd

    Question Overheating cpu causes PC to freeze and crash

    Hi, I have been having problems for around a year with my PC now. The Specs are: AMD FX 8350 Eight Core Processor 4.00GHz 16GB RAM Windows 10 Corsair CX750M PSU AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 4096MB It’s not great but has been able to run most games pretty well so it shouldn’t be crashing on most if...
  16. J

    [SOLVED] WD Harddrive spiking to 100% and bad sectors.

    Hi there! Yesterday one of my Western Digital internal harddrives ran into trouble. Therefore I reach out to you, the many wise members of this forum, for some help. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS It all started with the computer lagging, and filetransfers going really slow. I then noticed that the...
  17. burnin_motors

    [SOLVED] Why is my PC running slow ?

    Whatsup Guys! its been about 3 years since ive updated my cyberpowerpc sent WD green 120gb Sata, from my first cyberpowerpc build ive built the pc all the way up the only thing i didnt touch was the ssd, im currently running a 2700x and a rtx 2080 which is running awesome at games n everything i...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] Does this data transfer workflow on my Dell XPS 15 laptop seem logical? Need advice.

    I posted this in another forum just now so forgive me if you've seen this elsewhere but I'm in a bit of a predicament and need all the help I can get. So I recently got signed onto a gig doing data wrangling on a film shoot. I am working on a Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop which has 1 USB C...
  19. whyruabeach

    [SOLVED] Building my 1st computer for gaming and video editing/photoshop

    So I want to make a full tower build or a build where I can take and replace parts with ease. I want to build a computer that can play games and edit videos and also use Photoshop and do animation. I don't want any fancy lighting or anything. So I was wondering if someone could just make me a...
  20. Mr.Sarkar

    [SOLVED] Advice for adding a new HDD

    Guys I have an additional hard drive that i want to connect to my pc?? Please give me instructions on how to do so???
  21. K

    [SOLVED] Moving old windows drive to new Pc that has windows already installed

    So I am currently building a new system and have a 500gb 970 evo m.2 which i am going to fresh install windows on along with a new 1tb 860 evo ssd. In my old system I have a 500gb 850 evo which has windows installed and a 1tb wd mechanical drive. I want to move the 2 drives from the old system...
  22. G

    [SOLVED] I think my HDD just died, what can i do now?

    Hello everyone, Today my HDD (S: ) started to act strange. I realized that a Video i saved yesterday with Nvidea Shadow Play wasn´t there. Navigating through the folders of the HDD was a bit slow but nothing i worried about at that moment. I first expected a software problem with Shadow Play so...
  23. AyaanAhmad

    [SOLVED] a Seagate hard drive says "dell" on it, does it matter?

    I found a drive on eBay and I was thinking of buying it. it's a "dell" drive that was manufactured by Seagate. I was wondering if this drive would act differently from a normal Seagate drive. if it helps, the seller listed the drive as "Seagate ST8000NM0055 8TB 256MB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 7200RPM...
  24. S

    [SOLVED] Recording gameplay to HHD or SSD?

    Hello, I am wondering about which storage drive I should buy next to be able to record 1080p 60fps. I keep seeing mixed opinions about which one to use for strictly recording. GPU - 2070 super CPU - R5 3600 OC 4.2 RAM - 16gb 3200 STORAGE - SSD 240gb (for os and apps) HHD 1TB (for games) I will...
  25. brittneyy

    Question My hard drive isn't showing up in disk managment, but it does in bios

    So recently I have built a new pc and I have one Samsung SSD 120 GB, but I have also installed another 1TB hard drive through the SATA ports. However the hard drive would show up in my bios page and in the device manager under disk drives, but when I open up disk management I only see the...
  26. Grouchy66

    [SOLVED] My HDD keeps disappearing

    so my HDD keeps disappearing, I format it, it stays formatted for a couple of hours and then randomly disappears, i even bought a new hard drive and it still does it, I changed the SATA port on my motherboard too, might be the SATA cable but my SSD works and they use the same one i think? I have...
  27. M

    [SOLVED] SMART test failures on harddrive

    Hi all, i have probably problem on my system with SMART failures on my harddrive. There is used OS: SLES 11.2 i586. Problem is, that recently there appeared some errors in SMART print of status of my device (smartctl -a /dev/sda) i am attaching. I am interested what mean errors mentioned in...
  28. r_jackdaw

    Question problem ejecting

    my Bios is setup to .. AHCI:HOTPLUG Hard drive policy set to.. QUICK REMOVAL im using some kind of drive rack to insert/eject my hdd when doing backup my issue is I kept getting this message: Problem ejecting bla bla bla everything is close and all. im not sure what windows service is...
  29. hazardtyme

    [SOLVED] Transferring data off a Windows 7 HDD to be used on a Windows 10 HDD

    I have an old Windows 7 computer that collects dust in the closet, but it has a bunch of old files and programs that I don't want to get rid of. My girlfriend says it's an eyesore and has to go, so I'm now tasked with getting all my precious stuff off of it. Now, I would just go through...
  30. S

    Question HDD sometimes shortly freezing when accessing files

    My second drive, a Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM006 2 TB HDD is 2 years and 10 months old. Recently I started noticing that every now and then the HDD seems to freeze, or take a little while to access files. This happens when I am browsing file explorer, or when I want to scroll through a PDF...
  31. H

    [SOLVED] My continously only boots on SECOND attempt

    Hello I've had this problem for many years and have finally put myself together to see if theres a solution. MOBO: Msi z97 Harddrive: Samsung SSD The first time i boot my pc, it will always just freeze with the sign 9C. If i then press restart, it will display 9c, then 99 and then A2 or...
  32. foxfries

    [SOLVED] what kind of adapter to use for an old 2,5" IDE notebook harddrive?

    the problem is as follows: for quite some years i've had the intent to somehow gain access to my oldest hard drive, which i used in my first laptop until it broke about 10 years ago. now i've been occupied for a good while but i finally started looking into it again and it seems there are quite...
  33. E

    [SOLVED] Malware?

    Malware? On my previous thread https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/im-having-a-few-problems-not-sure-if-i-should-make-a-new-thread-for-each-one.3615133/ I shared some problems I had with my CPU Fx-8350 And I was told that the symptoms were Indicators of malware. 1 YouTube video started...
  34. P

    Question My Dell Laptop wont boot with a hard drive!

    Hey, I have this laptop, its a dell Inspiron 17 and it was having really bad loading times. It got to the point to where you couldnt load up windows, so I thought it would be good if I wiped the harddrive and put a new copy of windows on it. So I wiped it and loaded installed windows on it again...
  35. 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...
  36. J

    Question Seagate FireCuda (2To, 2.5") won't show up in disk management nor BIOS

    Hi, I recently bought a Seagate FireCuda (2To, 2.5"). The issue is that it won't show up in disk management nor BIOS. The drive is running as I can feel the vibration. I have tried three different SATA cables and tried two different SATA ports on the mobo. One thing to add is it was recognised...
  37. betakerfilip

    [SOLVED] M2 SSD with cloned OS wont boot when the old OS drive is connected. How do I wipe the old harddrive?

    Hey guys, I recently cloned my old OS harddrive to my new M2 970 EVO PLUS NVMe-SSD Problem is that id like to wipe my old harddrive so that i can use it for storage only. But, when i plug in the old drive, my pc boots with the old drive, even tho the m2 is prioritized in bios. I want to be...
  38. R

    [SOLVED] using HDD with games installed on new windows Install

    Hi there, I am about to rebuild my PC changing my CPU, motherboard and adding a 250gb nvme SSD. I currently have a 2tb Hard drive which is almost full with games. I intend to do a fresh install of windows to my SSD and then using my HDD for main storage. windows 10 is installed on my HDD but i...
  39. I

    [SOLVED] Upgraded my computer and now my old HDD/SSD does not show some applications

    I upgraded my PC today. I upgraded CPU, motherboard, ram, and added another SSD. My problem is that some applications on my old hard drives are not showing certain applications. For example, I had Geforce Experience installed but when I search for it nothing appears. I do see all devices listed...
  40. Gr3y7Sky

    [SOLVED] HDD is apparently fine, but cant download any games on it.

    i have a seagate 1tb hdd that is giving me some problems. After a couple of weeks i noticed 2 of my only games i have installed on there were acting up, lots of things would load slowly in the menus, i couldnt see in game charactors as quick and i was a taking a bit to load into matches as well...