HDD + SSD Combo

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  1. ashfaq-theLord

    [SOLVED] Why my HDD is shown as USB drive?

    My primary Drive is SSD and I have installed a second Drive which is HDD. But my second HDD is shown as USB device. When I sleep my laptop that drive is ejected automatically which is an issue. I want it permanent like my primary SSD drive. Windows shows it like this: View...
  2. S

    [SOLVED] Need a new hard drive HDD or SSD

    Hi guys, I couldn't get my PC to work and removed the hard drive as error suggest that this was the problem, I bought a USB to SATA adapter cable and plugged it into my MacBook. Nothing appeared so I assume that this drive is dead... Anyway I think I think a new drive and don't want to spend...
  3. PCUSERRRR69

    Question PC WONT BOOT UP/SUPER SLOW BOOTING WHEN INSTALL SECOND DRIVE

    HI i just want to ask why my pc is super slow when booting up you can also say its stuck at the booting process First thing first i have a ssd which is 120gb i installed the os in there i also have the second drive which is the 250gb hdd seagate brand when im not reformating it its good but...
  4. beethebee

    [SOLVED] Toshiba HDD + SSD Combo Issues

    I'm new to building PCs, but I built one this week (here's the part list in case that is useful: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yq7bt8). I installed Windows 10 65Bit onto the SSD, and now I can't access the 3TB Toshiba p300 HDD while the computer is running. It's really confusing me. I know...
  5. A

    [SOLVED] HDD/SSD'S Game saved files.

    Hi, Since first building my PC, I've had two storage devices, a WD 1tb HDD and a Samsung SSD. Over the years I've installed/uninstalled games on both the HDD and SSD, sometimes the same game on both at one stage or another, for instance at one stage The Witcher 3 was on the SSD, I then...
  6. D

    Question HDD disappears when its being used

    Hello. I recently bought a SSD: Kingston SA400S37/240G (C: ) and I'm using it along with a Toshiba DT01ACA100 that has two partitions (D: and G: ). Before the SSD i only had that Toshiba and had no problems. Since i have both, the HDD disappears when its being used. I have Windows + 1 game on...
  7. AmarBiH

    [SOLVED] WD Red 8TB for normal PC use?

    Hello, I bought WD80EFEX hard disc. I know it is NAS drive, but can you use it for personal use? I have a SSD as boot drive and I would use HDD for masive storage because I need it to run 24h a day. My question is should it work with i9 9900 and B365 motherboard?
  8. apollouno288

    Question None of My Drives are Showing in Bios

    Hello everyone this is my first post on toms. I went to sleep last night as well as put my pc to sleep. From what I know there were no power flashes or power outages as i slept. When I woke up this morning my pc was in the bios and none of my 2 SSD or my one HD are showing up anymore. I've tried...
  9. B

    [SOLVED] HDD makes a sound as if its first time booting up when my pc has been turned on for a long time

    I have an SSD and HDD. My HDD is now around 5 years old. My HDD makes a boot up sound as if its first time turning on and this happens randomly, it doesn't matter whether I'm playing games, idle, surfing the internet or anything. The hdd always makes a boot up sound even though my PC has...
  10. T

    [SOLVED] Insufficient HDD power? Limits to PSU SATA supply.

    I am having issues with connecting a HDD up. To get some background stuff out of the way: 1.) The disk has already been initialised previously on the same system and is functioning properly, at least currently and previously I have a 4tb WD Black HDD that I am trying to connect to my computer...
  11. PCSN1

    Question Asus BIOS won't load when working bulk drive attached.

    So I just upgraded from an i5-8400 to a Ryzen 5 3600x as my CPU or mobo went bust and i was waiting to swap to AMD anyways, I got an ASUS B450M-A motherboard and all was working fine, I can boot into windows and access the BIOS when I only have my boot m.2 (970 Evo 500GB), however I tried to...
  12. CeroCry

    [SOLVED] Ssd + hdd combo, how does it work?

    I've aways had a PC that was only on HDD. Now I am going to buy a laptop for university that's gonna have 124GB NVMe SSD with 1TB HDD. Can I like have my university stuff like visual studio, Blender, Photoshop, Engines and Windows, Chrome on my SSD to be fast and the rest on the HDD? I am pretty...
  13. RajTheGeek

    [SOLVED] Cannot attach HDD or SSD on k501L case

    Hi there, I can't seem to find a way to attach my hdd and ssd onto my cooler master k501L case(https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/cases/mid-tower/masterbox-k501l/) https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00CY8RTHS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I unboxed my case I can't...
  14. J

    [SOLVED] Stuttering after a couple games

    STILL NO SOLUTION I recently upgraded my mobo and cpu from ROG b350f & ryzen 5 2600 to Aorus b550 pro & ryzen 7 3700x. I did a clean install of windows on my SSD. My games are on my HDD and i just carried that straight over from last build could this be the problem? Also my cpu temps when...
  15. Frodj

    [SOLVED] Add or Remove Program and Steam Not Recognizing HDD

    Recently my SSD with windows died, so I reinstalled on a fresh SSD. I reinstalled steam, but it says none of my games are installed (most of them are installed on the HDD, not the SSD). I then went to the "Add or Remove Programs" feature in windows, selected my HDD, and got prompted "We...
  16. LukasUnix

    [SOLVED] Two HDDs, two OSs, one SSD?

    I want to use one hard drive for Windows, one ssd for linux, which I would replug depending on what OS I want to use. Now can I constantly have one hard drive plugged as shared memory? Thank you in advance, LukasUnix
  17. [SOLVED] Unable to move files from the HDD

    Hello, I ran into a strange issue today. I have two Disks on my laptop. One is an SSD (Windows) and the other is a 2TB HDD. Now what happens is if I try to open anything associated with the 2TB HDD the laptop does not respond and the task manager shows 100% utilization for the HDD. By the way...
  18. D

    Question SSD and HDD show up in SATA Information in BIOS, but can't boot from them

    Hi everyone. I've been having an issue with not being able to boot from my ssd or hdd but they show up in the SATA Information section in my ASUS bios. I've already tried starting the system with just the ssd, switching SATA ports, and enabling CSM and disabling secure boot. If you have an idea...
  19. G

    Question HDD crashes pc. Error 0x800701b1

    Hello. I'm facing a problem in my pc with my HDD. Here is the story. I has on my pc 3 disks. Windows disk Samsung 970 evo m.2 nvme. Games disk Samsung 840 evo and a data disk HDD 500gb. Last month the HDD looks like a little slow and reading a folder endlessly some times. I bought a new one 2tb...
  20. D

    Question HDD with broken system wont let my PC boot when connected

    i use my system SSD for everything, then i ran outta space and remembered i have a HDD, unfortunately it wont boot when its connected. i tried setting the boot device as the ssd but it still glitches
  21. S

    Want to Upgrade my Laptop

    Hi Friends, I Have An Hp Pavilion 15-n203tx Notebook Pc (Energy Star) Laptop Which I Like To Upgrade And I Couple Of Questions Regarding Ram Memory And Hard Drive Which SSD Is Better(Samsung Or Kingston)For Me And What Capacity Should I Use? Which Company Ram Should I Buy Or Which...
  22. Q

    [SOLVED] Being downloaded to SSD instead of Hard dive

    So pretty much I just built a new pc and I only want my windows to be on the ssd. But for some reason everything is being downloaded towards my ssd. Am I missing any steps to this? Can I just copy paste all my program files and program file(x86) to my hard drive and delete the ones on my ssd? My...
  23. [SOLVED] File transfer between SSD and HDD has SSD speed for first few seconds

    Hello, I discovered something on file transfers between storage devices and I wanted to know why this is happening (just for my curiosity) I have an SSD and a Hard Drive, both on Sata 3 standard. The SSD has about 500MB/s transfer speed and the HDD has about 50MB/s. However, when I want to...
  24. J

    Question Drives not initialized after installing data

    Hello, i've build my pc the past year and since a week or 3 i've been experiancing some issues. it started when 1 of my 4 drives wasn't able to configure any raid formation because my pc said it wasn't conected properly (it was and still is) i didn't think much of it and just let it be for the...
  25. UserNameIsMyUserName

    [SOLVED] Is there anyway to move Windows 10 from HDD to new SSD?

    Hello. I have Windows 10 and Linux Mint 19.3 installed on my HDD. I recently bought an SSD but I'll only have enough space for Windows. I'm planning on installing Windows on the SSD and use the HDD for storage for Windows 10. Is there any way to delete Windows from my HDD and install it again...
  26. msrsuvo

    Question Which 4tb hdd one will be better

    Please check these and let me know which one will be better. And can I use 4tb hdd and 256gb ssd with gigabyte ga-b75m-hd3 mobo? I am using 16gb ram. Toshiba 4TB Sata Desktop Hard Disk (RPM- 7200) Seagate Barracuda 4TB SATA 3.5 inch HDD (RPM- 5400) Western Digital (WD40EZRZ) 4TB 3.5″ BLUE...
  27. ghost1626

    [SOLVED] Missing Storage Drive

    I have 2 storage drives, a samsung 860 evo SSD and a Seagate 3.5" HDD. Both are 1TB in size, but when looking in my File Explorer, it says I only have 1 TB of storage. Also, I checked properties on the Local Disk, and both of the mentioned drives are listed, but again, I only have 1 TB of...
  28. A

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from HDD and SSD to NVMe M.2 and new SSD

    Hello, I am building a new computer and want to clone my drives over to my new system, and I am looking for some guidance. Currently, I have a 128gb 2.5" SSD with my OS, and a 2TB HDD with games and other applications. The SSD has about 93gb used, and the HDD has about 290gb used. For my...
  29. E

    Question SSD/HDDs Aren't Recognized by BIOS - Gigabyte X570 UD/Ryzen 9 3900X

    Hello there. My fiance and I have been building her new PC and got everything plugged in nicely and neatly but we have run into an issue where the SSD and the HDDs will not show up in the BIOS boot devices nor will Windows install detect them. The motherboard in question is the Gigabyte X570 UD...
  30. N

    Question Intel Rapid storage technology SATA available disk: Removed

    Hello, I got a Seagate 2 TB Hybrid drive a couple of months back. But since a few days I get this message from Intel Rapid Store Technology, 'intel rapid storage technology your sata available disk removed'. But once I reboot or shutdown and start the system again the drive is shown again in...
  31. B

    [SOLVED] Is msata ssd plus an hdd worth it?

    I have a laptop which has a 256 gb ssd on it and it has a free msata slot. I was wondering if it is worth it to replace the SSD with an HDD and add an msata ssd? And would it make the laptop slower?
  32. T

    [SOLVED] Reformated SSD to do a clean instal of win10, converted it to gpt and now it seems my hdd isnt recognized?

    as title states; just reformatted my ssd so i could do a clean install of win10 and converted it to gpt. Now that ive got that up and running it says boot manager and the name of my ssd as the primary boot which is fine i guess, but my hdd wasnt able to be listed as a second boot option like it...
  33. I

    [SOLVED] Can I attach a disk to my PC and not lose the data on it?

    Hi guys, I have currently 2 WD Black hard drives in my PC, not in a RAID configuration. Windows is installed on one, on the other there is just files such as photos, MS word files etc. I want to install fresh Windows on a new SSD drive and attach my 2 Hard drives but not lose any of their data...
  34. M

    [SOLVED] HDDs are not visible on PC only SSD can be used

    Hi guys! I have the following problem and im hoping someone can help me or reassure me in the possible ending of this case. So yesterday i turned off the PC after a little gaming. Today i turned it on and i noticed something unpleasant. My HDD was missing. Not just missing it was completely...
  35. S

    [SOLVED] PC wont boot

    Tl;dr computer won't boot up after downloading gta5 and crashing my pc. Trying to run my computer just on my ssd asks me to select a boot device and if I plug back in my hdd it says a disk error occured Hey guys, I'm a little bit frustrated because of the situation that's going, having to stay...
  36. L

    [SOLVED] Hdd backup and replacement with one sata cable

    I have a ssd that I was going to replace my system hdd with but I don’t have an extra sata cable so I don’t know how to go about cloning my current hard drive because I can’t use both at the same time, I was wondering if there was some sort of workaround without buying another cable since most...
  37. 1Poseidon3

    [SOLVED] Rainbow Six Siege (and other various programs) just randomly crashing

    So before today, everything was running perfectly other than I was getting some pagefile BSoDs here and there. My friend recommended I turn off pagefile settings to prevent that BSoD from happening so I did that and I haven't had any problems until today when every time I try to load into a game...
  38. [SOLVED] New NVME SSD installed (NOW MY HDD IS UN-ALLOCATED AND ACCESS DENIED)

    Hi... So installed new NVME 970 PRO SSD 1TB and used a flash drive with windows 10 to get a fresh install. I made sure not to connect any SSD's while installing windows and then after installed i re-connected the SSD's. After doing that everything is fine apart from my HDD (D) Drive with...
  39. I

    [SOLVED] ASUS B450 F no sata ports detected, no drives showing up?

    Hi Everyone, So here is the breakdown, I am going to keep this as simple as possible. I am helping out a friend with a build that I did a while ago and essentially is now a new build. The first build I did for him just randomly crapped out after two years, literally would not boot. Still not...
  40. kons7ance

    [SOLVED] Need help with using SSD and HDD at the same time.

    I had a 1tb hdd with all my files and windows on it, and now i have installed a 250gb ssd with windows on it. When windows boots, its like I have a new pc and all my old hdd files are in disk drive f. My entire old pc is on that drive and i want it so that both drives are linked... Is there...