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    Question Spare SSD or Spare Spinning-Platter Hard Drive to Increase Laptop Storage Capacity?

    Hi everyone. I would really like to know your opinions on something. You see, I plan to put more storage into a laptop that I have using either a spare SSD or a spare spinning-platter hard drive. Here are my options: A 1 terabyte SSD, a 2 terabyte spinning platter hard drive, or a 4 terabyte...
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    [SOLVED] Help Installing SSD/Cloning SSD

    View: https://i.imgur.com/42gpEcR.jpg View: https://i.imgur.com/W9RdsON.png View: https://i.imgur.com/bUgheA4.png View: https://i.imgur.com/wPFOChu.png So I am looking into upgrading to an ssd. Did some research and had a few questions. Is that slot in the picture a pcie slot? How can I...
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    [SOLVED] One of my hard drive failed, keep getting desktop unavailable error

    So one of my hard drives failed. I have my C hard drive which has my windows installed on it and my D drive which failed earlier today. Now I can't place icons on my desktop and keep getting the error "D:desktop unavailable" any time I open file explorer or start my computer. Equally I can't pin...
  4. 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...
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    Question ASUS PRIME B450M-A Cant see any Storage Devices

    Hard Drive will not be recognized by the motherboard. It just says n/a next to all sata ports in the bios when the HDD is plugged in.The person has tried all of the things you could think of. Tried to plug into every SATA Port still in the bios it says n/a next to all of the SATA ports. They...
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    [SOLVED] Discovered a burnt spot on Seagate 2TB Barracuda.

    Hey guys! So sometime back my mobo died and i decided to sell off my other parts before attempting another fresh build. After disassembling, I discovered the drive I used for storage has a burnt spot. Image: View: https://imgur.com/a/tAAJWvC I don't know how old or how long ago this was...
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    [SOLVED] Hybrid drive cannot be found

    Hello guys, recently did a fresh install of Windows 10 and have been able to find 2 out of three of my drives in disk management. I was able to enable both my 500GB SSD and 1TB HDD but it disk management cannot find my 2TB Hybrid drive. I am able to find it listed in my BIOS. If it matters...
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    [SOLVED] Pc wont boot when I plug in second hdd

    So yesterday I tried to update my bios but it didn't go as planned, my pc booted up just fine after my failed updating attempts but when woke up today my pc wouldn't boot what so ever. I have 1 SSD and 3 HDD drives, I checked the bios list to sort the prio list of my drives, didn't work. I...
  9. DanieleGamba

    [SOLVED] Data Recovery from WD Elements Portable with USB Descriptor Corrupted

    Hi! I just bought a new WD Elements Portable, that I filled with data. Unfortunately, today I connected it to the pc via an old USB hub of mine, which has corrupted the hard drive making it invisible to the pc (I think so, because it already happened with an USB stick). In Windows, under...
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    [SOLVED] HDD keeps disappearing.

    Hey! My HDD keeps disappearing when being used, most likely when I run a game that is installed on it. 5-10 minutes into gaming, the game just shuts down and when I open up My Computer it doesn't even show anymore. Rebooting doesn't solve the problem, even if I open up the BIOS when rebooting...
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    [SOLVED] 2TB HDD became a 320GB one after transfering it to a new PC

    Title says it all.
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    [SOLVED] HDD to USB

    Hello, my laptop just broke and there is no way to fix it. I had 2 partitions, primary: C and D where i keept all my stuff. I heard it is possible to transfer them from the HDD to my PC. Broken Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-12R IFSOMEOME COULD FIND THE CABLE ON GERMAN MARKET HDD: View...
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    [SOLVED] My SSD suddenly stopped working

    Hello While I was playing my game suddenly closed and I tried to start the game and realized the files for it couldn't be found. My disk doesn't show up anywhere. So I'm guessing its dead. This SSD only had games on it, nothing else. The only thing I have done recently is installing some...
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    [SOLVED] Moving from HD to SSD

    Hello I want to change my hard drive to ssd on my laptop, but I want to choose the right ssd. My laptop in ASUS K550V and I am using it most for programming on it, now I am thinking about buying Samsung 2.5 860 QVO 1TB SATA3 and I want to ask if it's good or to recommend me something .
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    [SOLVED] Should I run badblocks on a "new" refurbished hard drive?

    I recently got a refurbished 3TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000. The seller claimed it it has 0 bad blocks. The drive passed both short and extended tests with Western Digital's WinDFT. The drive also passed short and extended tests with GSmartControl. As a side note, I'm suspicious the seller may have...
  16. SameerStha007

    Question Screen turns off abruptly

    My laptop is hp pavilion dv6 with 4 gb ram,2.8ghz and ATI radeon hd 4200 series graphics. It came with win7 but i installed win 10 later. The screen often turns off abruptly while playing games and when carrying out heavy load tasks. When it turns off, sound,wifi and harddisk's LED indicator...
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    [SOLVED] Factory resetting at the moment but want to cancel it to swap to a SSD?

    I have a super quick question before I potentially wait hours for my update to finish. I’m currently in the process of factory resetting my pc (about 19% in) and was wondering if anything bad would necessarily happen if I decided to turn off my pc. Disconnect my HDD and simply use my SSD to do...
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    [SOLVED] adding a second SSD to my laptop

    I found this adapter that plugs instead of the CD reader which have SATA ports on it, so I decided to buy it and plug an SSD to it since my laptop runs off an HDD and its really annoying how unresponsive it is just wondered will it have standard W/R speeds? or will it be throttled, if it does...
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    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...
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    [SOLVED] HDD Mount in MB511

    Hello.. I have a cooler master mb511 cabinet, it looks great and all with plenty of airflow. mb511 come with a bay that fits 2x3.5 hdd's, so I have installed one of three 3.5's I have as shown in below picture View: https://imgur.com/3cnKfor Is it ok to have the hdd like this because I...
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    Question Are these temps normal?

    So, I just bought a WD RE3 1TB for my rig (yes it's enterprise, but was cheap and works perfectly fine). But I'm curious if these temps are good or do I need to take some action: When idle: 45 C/113 F Under load for 30 minutes straight: 50 C/ 122 F Room temperature is 30 C/ 86 F. Thanks in...
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    Question 2 Important Hard drives of mine are not working. My SSD, and DVD drives work fine.

    Okay, so, I decided I was going to upgrade my computer, which required me to unplug on my internal Drives that were plugged in the the SATA ports. Long story short, the upgrade was a fail. So, I decided to put everything back into my old case. Then, I ran into a problem with my two hard drives...
  23. OrdJk

    [SOLVED] I was wondering what upgrades would significantly improve the performance of my gaming pc ?

    specifications of my parts: GPU: evga gtx Nvidia 950 sc CPU: amd ryzen 3 1200 RAM:4x2 corsair vengeance HD:1tb western digital SSD:250gb Samsung evo Mobo:ab350m budget= around £250 ask me any questions about the parts, I'm open to answering them.
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    Question Does anyone have any idea why the head of my external hard drive refuses to move?

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqRpaKmSjqs&feature=youtu.be The external harddrive spins up like normal, its just the head that stays at the exact same location while making a clicking sound. View: https://youtu.be/W0bLeV6GeXo if i try to push it a little closer to the disc, it just...
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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 My Dell Inspiron 5570 is not able to factory Reset?

    I have been having lots of trouble with my one year old Dell Inspiron 15 5570. It has good hardware, but I recently noticed the issue of not being able to install to my hard drive. The laptop has a 120gb SSD and a 1Tb HDD. The HDD was correctly partitioned, but only files could be written to...
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    Question Seagate hard drives not powering up!

    I don't know what's going on, but I am having SERIOUS issues with my Seagate hard drive. A regular internal (3.5) drive that I have been using on a VERY light basis will not power on. Thought it was the enclosure, so I put it into another enclosure. Nope. Not working When I unplugged the hard...
  28. Daniel Black

    Question Seagate HDD shows up under Device manager, but not in Disk Management.

    I have a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB hard drive. Recently I connected it to my windows 10 PC, It shows up under Device Manager and in the BIOS, but I get nothing when I go to Disk Manager. Also when I double click on it under devices and try to populate volumes I get a message saying 'Volume...
  29. awesomet2005

    [SOLVED] Quick question about SSD and HDD

    Hello there. Just installed my new SSD with Windows 10 on it. I had to take out my HDD because that also had Windows on it, so now I am just running with my 120 GB SSD. I realized that 120 GB is probably not enough and I will need some extra storage to take care of my download folder and such...
  30. Question Cannot read hard drive

    The data on the drive is not mission-critical, so I won't send it to a recovery service but would still like to try getting the files off it. So here's what happened, I wasn't able to load into windows until I unplugged the drive, which I later connected with a USB 3.5" enclosure. It was shown...
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    Question Problem after installing new HDD

    got a new hard drive for my desk top with no OS, and on the screen says" "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key", I cant even get to the bios menu becuase it quickly starts up. help please!
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    Question PC wont turn on with new drive

    I have recently bought a new harddrive from Microcent and after my purchase I went to install the drive. Everything went well until I went to turn on my pc and it would not even power on. I went to trouble shoot, I checked for any loose cables and I didnt find any. So I went to the next step and...
  33. Question Lenovo One Key Recovery (OKR) - Backup Recovery Error - Not enough Space on Drive

    I have a lenovo Y510p ideapad. I recently caught a virus and had to factory reset my pc. When I went to the nearest backup (made very recently) and tried to recover it using OKR. I received an error stating there wasn't enough space on the drive. The backup is about 683gb. When I made the...
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    Question My hard drive has been disappearing from my computer

    My SSD drive is perfectly working and fine. My hard drive recently has been disappearing from my list of drives. I can't access anything that I had installed on my hard drive when this happens. When I boot up my computer it works perfectly fine, but then when I'm trying to play Destiny2 my hard...
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    [SOLVED] Is my SSD failing?

    I have a computer that contains a mechanical hdd and an ssd. My hdd was failing and I took it down to a computer store to get it looked at and the people there said that my ssd was also failing. They claimed it failed all of their tests. The problem is that this ssd is only a few months old and...
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    Question Can i transfer a SSD with windows 10 already on it to a different PC?

    Im going to help my brother with an upgrade for his current PC. He has been using a 1tb HDD and im going to give him my 1tb Samsung Evo SSD from an old build i had sitting around. I did a recovery on the ssd, deleting all my old files and games. I also ran the "sysprep" and completed the "OOBE"...
  37. Festro

    Question HDD reverts after shutdown

    Had two hard drives die on me in the past two months one hybrid and one nvme SSD, both different manufacturers the only similarity is that they are part of the windows OS. The HDD reverts after reboot (think faronic's Deepfreeze) delete files, format, install software, even secure erase...
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    Question BSOD and Unable to Reset Windows 10

    I installed a new hard drive yesterday and now my computer crashed. Once I booted on the computer after installing the new drive, I was told I needed to reset Windows 10 for some reason. This morning my computer was acting strange. The registry seemed screwed up. I saw the AVAST program, which...
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    Question I need help with reconfiguring a hdd and im very confused.

    So back around Christmas my intel ssd messed up. Im not sure what happened to it but today i decided to hook it in to my pc. I only have two sata ports so i unhooked the hardrive that the os isn't installed on. After I done this it kept trying to trouble shoot with some ancient windows 7 screen...
  40. EnigmaticTwister

    Question What is going on with my computer? Loud noise, unsure what it is. Please help...

    My chair recently broke and I hit my desk with my knee very hard. Afterwards my computer began making a noise, it was a bit deeper and louder than it came out on the video. https://streamable.com/6ctzm I’m not very good at differentiating what part of the computer it is, but because it happens...