harddrive

Forum discussion tagged with harddrive.
  1. S

    Question Are spinning HDD better than Sata SSD for at-home surveillance camera storage?

    Hello all, This is the main storage machine for my at-home wifi security cameras: https://us.eufy.com/products/t80301d1 Its called the HomeBase3 and it supports up to 16TB of "Any 5V 2.5" storage drive (HDD or SSD) with a SATA interface.Note: 12V storage drives are not supported. " 1. I dont...
  2. D

    Question WD black HDD or Seagate Exos HDD

    Okay I’m looking at getting a new HDD to store games on and I’m torn between getting another Exos HDD or getting a WD Black HDD Currently have a Exos HDD for my main storage and a Samsung 970 evo M.2 for OS and frequently used programs Is there any advantages over one or the other? The WD...
  3. M

    [SOLVED] Hdd issues

    Hello! I only have Seagate 1TB HDD, so lately I cleaned my pc inside out from dust and it all started after that i guess, So after cleaning and plugging everything back in and my pc first started giving me bluescreens, '' innacessible boot drive'' errors, well after that i went to connect...
  4. ditrate

    Question Is it safe cancelling bad blocks HDD scan.

    Is it safe to cancel a surface scan of a HDD, at the middle (after couple of hours). It's is basically just self reading, or not?
  5. P

    [SOLVED] Can't copy, zip, upload or ffmpeg a video file

    Hiya peeps. So, I record gameplay videos with OBS in .mkv format. And 99.9% of all my recordings have been without problems but in the past week I've had 2 recordings that have had the exact same issue. When I try to copy the .mkv file to the same drive (different folder) or to a different...
  6. M

    Question Hot Swapped Hard Drives in Windows, Now Windows Reports the Drive as RAW

    I have a quick-release hard drive bay in my W10 PC so I can easily swap hard drives. When swapping them out, Windows will never seem to recognize the new replacement hdd. I have to open Computer Management and rescan the drives, then it will show the correct hdd in File Explorer. If I don't...
  7. M

    Question Issue with HDD not being recognised ?

    Hi, So i recently ran into a big problem, where 1 of my 3 drives wasn't being recognised. It happened suddenly. I have 3 outputs from the power supply that can be used for drives., but whenever I try to connect my SEAGATE BARRACUDA ST2000DM008 the PC turns on extremely slow and the harddrive...
  8. Question Seagate 8TB One touch with HUB (USB 3.0 and UCB C) extremely slow write speeds

    updated on: 07/07/2022 I am using a brand new Seagate 8TB One touch with HUB (USB 3.0 and UCB C) with extremely slow write speeds I have observed extremely slow data access write speeds. I am importing and processing image files from 5 MB to about 30 MB. The speeds are very slow unlike my...
  9. J

    [SOLVED] 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...
  10. 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...
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    Question Multiple drives not appearing at startup

    This is one of the weirdest problems I have ever encountered. About 3-4 weeks ago my WD Black 4TB drive just randomly stopped appearing in both file explorer and disk management. Ran health check and everything, came back fine, replaced both cables, same problem. I ordered another of the exact...
  12. D

    [SOLVED] 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...
  13. H

    [SOLVED] 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...
  14. 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...
  15. S

    Question Having problems with dual PC setup

    I had to recently reset my main PC because I was having dev errors and my games were crashing after a little bit of playtime with no frame drops prior ( I have a two PC setup) and after resetting my PC and only reinstalling the games I play, (driver's and windows are up to date) the problem...
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    Question Harddrive causing windows explorer to susspend and resrart in a loop when connected?

    I am having a serious issue with my hard drive it is connected using sata. whenever I connect this drive to my pc the taskbar disappears and then reappears in a 2 second loop until I disconnect it. its been fine for around 2 months went away to do something came back to find my taskbar and...
  17. C

    Question How can I move all my data to a new Hard drive?

    Hello. I currently have an 8 year old harddrive that is progressively getting slower and I want to transfer all my data including my operating system to a new harddrive so I can boot from a healthier drive, but I'm not sure how to do the transfer. I have my old harddrive installed as well as...
  18. Ttechnologick

    [SOLVED] I've slowly added a total of 6 Hard drives to my system. And the method i used has created a complete mess... I think

    I have 6 Hard drives installed. And yeah, i thought i was clever and just stuffed them in all willynilly. I have programs installed on each one. Windows will show some of the programs in start some in add/remove and some i just randomly find when im going through folders (I just found a...
  19. Zonama

    [SOLVED] 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...
  20. 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...
  21. N

    [SOLVED] 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...
  22. 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...
  23. E

    [SOLVED] 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...
  24. petual1

    [SOLVED] 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...
  25. C

    [SOLVED] 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...
  26. E

    [SOLVED] 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...
  27. R

    [SOLVED] 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...
  28. D

    [SOLVED] 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...
  29. jayplzno

    [SOLVED] 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...
  30. A

    [SOLVED] 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...
  31. K-UMAR

    [SOLVED] 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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???
  39. 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...
  40. 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...