Forum discussion tagged with harddrive.
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    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...
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    Question 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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    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...
  6. okwiBoy

    Question 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...
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    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...
  8. betakerfilip

    Question 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...
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    Question 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...
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    [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...
  11. Gr3y7Sky

    Question 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...
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    [SOLVED] When using a USB to SATA hard drive says that there is no Disk inserted.

    So when I try and use a adapter to clone my hard drive over it says that there is no disk installed. I know that this is incorrect because I replaced my existing hard drive with the new one and it works fine and dandy. I am using the star tech adapter.
  13. tralph3

    Question Why does my PC stutter on media playback?

    Hi, I have a Thinkpad T430 laptop, pretty good machine. It has a 500GB HDD 7200rpm and it works perfectly fine. It's fast and reliable, and I haven't encountered any issues with it in the year I've had this PC (and I bought it used, so who knows how long it has been used before). However, while...
  14. Joeykk20

    Question Brand new HDD 100% in task manager

    Hi guys. Previous HDD was maxxing out at 100%. Bought a new one to try and resolve it, installed windows 10 and now new HDD running at 100% again. I will try and provide any information you ask for
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    Question How to fix poor drive performance / complete failure ?

    We are having issues connecting hard drives to one of our servers. The motherboard has 6 SATA ports. 2 - 6gbps, and 4 - 3gbps. If we connect a drive to one of the 6gbps ports, the server will either not boot, or the disk is inaccessible in Windows. We connected 4 drives to all of the 4 -...
  16. Khalis Mursyid

    Question Help! My portable hard drive does not show up on my computer

    I've been storing alot of my old laptop data on a newly bought portable hard drive. It is detectable on any laptop but for some reason my laptop doesn't detect it. Windows does not even give USB unrecognizable warning. I checked my disk management and it does not detect too! My portable hard...
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    Question Could my hard drive and SSD be the cause of my constant frame drops?

    In January of this year I built my new PC. My old pc was having constant frame drops as well, in every game, where the frame rate would drop to 0, or near 0, and the same image would be displayed for a split second to up to a couple seconds. When I build my new PC, I replaced everything other...
  18. JPH2003

    Question Irregular Startup "reboot and select proper boot device"

    Every few days while booting windos gives me this error. Restarting only helps when i wait for 30 min in between. I tryed to change the boot order but without waiting none of my devices showed up. I can't reconize any patterns with this error. I tried to load the default bios settings but it...
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    Question ssd problems

    i just got a new prebuilt pc, it has 2tb hdd and 256gb ssd, when we first went to turn it on the systems wouldnt boot up and i had to do a fresh install of windows myself. now i got the pc up and running but out of curiosity i went to the storage to double check everything was good but it only...
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    Question i dont think my pc has its ssd activated.

    so i just bought a brand new pc for my brother from best buy its a cyberpower pc. its a ryzden 3700x with 2070 super and 2tbhhd and like 250gb ssd. so it has both, as u can tell from me buying a prebuild im pretty ignorant when it comes to pc but i do know a thing or 2 . so as soon as we get...