HDD + SSD Combo

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  1. P

    [SOLVED] How to install to SSD with Intel Optane+931 gb HDD??

    So apparently the HDD im using has SSD storage available (if that makes sense, im new to the whole pc world), basically im trying to install a game (EFT) onto the SSD to help with the load times but i cant seem to find a way to access the SSD on the drive. If im not mistaken, its an intel optane...
  2. J

    [SOLVED] Problems with new SSHD and HDD hard drives

    Specs: OS: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit CPU: Intel core i3-8350k 4GHz Motherboard: ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming BIOS: American Megatrends 0610, 1/11/2018 GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB RAM: 4x4GB Crucial DDR4-2400 UDIMM (Model: CT4G4DFS824A) New OS hard drive (SSHD): Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD...
  3. Gui Matte

    Question Games in HDD with Low FPS - Games in SSD playing normaly

    Hello guys I'm having a problem with games in my HDD, I have SDD with my OS and some games in it and i also have some other games in the HDD installed. My specs are: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 16 Gb Ram Gigabyte RTX2070 Super Kingston HDD - 1TB Samsung HD103SJ SSD - 500 GB The problem here is... the...
  4. T

    [SOLVED] New SSD plugged in - BOOTMGR is missing before migration

    I purchased a Samsung SSD to migrate my windows 10 system to the new drive. I've seen other topics having issues where users will get the "BOOTMGR is missing" after migration. But my problem is happening BEFORE I even got to the migration step. I simply shut down the computer, plugged in the...
  5. N


    Hi, I have a Core i5 9400k, Asus TUF B-365M Plus Gaming motherboard and a WD SSD Internal (240 GB). I am in need of a 2 TB Internal HDD. Is there any compatibility variables I need to be worried about when picking my HDD, like picking the same brand for eg. If not can anyone recommend me a good...
  6. Question Help to figure out test results

    Hi everyone. My Windows 7 desktop is freezing occasionally. Most of the time it unfreezes after a while. Last time, I force rebooted it and it didn't booted back up. I messed around and it booted, but got stuck on the Windows logo screen. Some more messing around and it booted like nothing had...
  7. N

    [SOLVED] Backing up Data

    Hi, am unclear about backing data, when you do a back up, let's say its a 500 gb disk, does the backup ALSO require 500 gb to do the back up, or does imaging stuff take up less space?? what program should i use for backing up ?
  8. T

    Question Moving Dual Boot Windows 10 to new SSD

    Hi, I plan to buy an SSD this coming Christmas. The question that I have is is it possible to move my current Windows 10 to the New SSD without harming the Ubuntu? I have a current dual boot configuration and I don't want to touch the Ubuntu as much as possible. Thanks. Specs: ASUS TUF FX505DY...
  9. M

    Question SSD + HDD cooperation with a fresh Win10 installation.

    I'm about to do my first major PC upgrade in half a decade. The only things staying on are little things like case fans, a wifi adapter I don't really use now but hey no reason to get rid of it, optical drive, my case, and my HDD. I'm strongly inclined to get an SSD (though I haven't decided on...
  10. W

    Question After overclocking RAM, SSD not booting and showing as empty :(

    Hi, Recently I purchased GSkill Trident Z RGB 3200MHz (https://www.gskill.com/product/165/166/1536654268/F4-3200C16D-16GTZRTrident-Z-RGBDDR4-3200MHz-CL16-18-18-38-1.35V16GB-(2x8GB)) by default my Gigabyte AB350m Gaming 3 motherboard set it as 1886MHz and overclocked it to 3200MHz (using...
  11. eslam.topsecret66

    [SOLVED] Should i buy samsung 860 Evo or 970 Evo M.2 ?!!

    Do not know what is supposed to be buy i have been Search for days about 860 or 970 evo m.2 i have gigabyte b250 gaming 3 motherboard and wanna know if i buy 970 evo m.2 going have full speed like site's say 3.500MB\S or should go for 860 !!! really need some help guys
  12. L

    [SOLVED] Do i have to have different SATA cables connected to SSD and HDD ?

    Hello, I ran into this problem today, I bought new SSD and HDD, and I connected them with two SATA DATA CABLES and both with a SINGLE SATA POWER CABLE with 4 sata pins on the cable. But when running windows it does not show the HDD still. At first I though it was my SATA motherboard Cable but...
  13. ACF1994

    [SOLVED] Xbox One X - External HDD / SSD or Internal HDD / SSD?

    Hi all, I'm looking into expanding my Xbox One X console storage through external means. I'm looking to increase by 2 - 4TB however want to know a bit more about what to get. I understand that the Xbox One X default drive runs at 5,400 RPM and supposedly most External HDD drives match or...
  14. limpus_the_savage

    Question Upgrading XPS 15 with additional HDD

    Heyo! First and foremost.. I've never upgraded/mingled inside of a PC or laptop before, but I've been told it's like following instructions for a lego set so that should be fine :D I'm planning to upgrade the RAM and Storage capacity of my XPS 15 9570. Regarding the RAM upgrade I've found some...
  15. P

    [SOLVED] Will any of those SSD's fit and work with my motherboard?

    https://anni.si/trdi-diski/ssd-disk-240gb-sata3-patriot-ssd-burst.html?search_query=ssd+sata&results=1311 https://anni.si/trdi-diski/ssd-disk-240gb-sata3-integral-p-inssd240gs625p5.html?search_query=ssd+sata&results=1311...
  16. M

    [SOLVED] HDD Speed is slow like max is 1-2 mbps

    I've put my SSD in HDD place and put HDD in DVD bay by helping of caddy and the both slots are sata3 but hdd speed is less then 2 mbps. Lenovo Ideapad 110 8GB DDR4 ram 2 GB AMD Radeon graphics any solutions?
  17. ptferg1234

    [SOLVED] What is the best way to transfer a windows installation to an SSD?

    I am going to help install a new M.2 SSD into my friend's system soon. I know that making a clone of the file system is one of the better methods for doing this, but I am not quite sure what the best method is o go about it. He only has the one hard drive in his system and he does not have...
  18. D

    [SOLVED] Dual drive vs hybrid drive?

    I was wondering which is better for gaming and also running programs and everyday use. M.2 nvme SSD + HDD or just a SSHD?
  19. R

    [SOLVED] Removing second HDD to improve battery life?

    Hey guys! First post. I have a Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop. (Link below) https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-7000-7567-Gaming-Notebook-Review.196454.0.html It is the variant being reviewed in the link with the 6 cell 75W battery, so the battery life is already pretty decent for...
  20. R

    [SOLVED] Removing second HDD to improve battery life?

    Hey guys! First post. I have a Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop. (Link below) https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-7000-7567-Gaming-Notebook-Review.196454.0.html It is the variant being reviewed in the link with the 6 cell 75W battery, so the battery life is already pretty decent for...
  21. T

    [SOLVED] SSD-HDD combo error 1720- smart hard drive detects imminent failure

    I am using HP desktop i7-3770 and 256gb SSD windows10 pro 64bit (build 18362 updated to 1903). System model is HP Compaq elite 8300 SFF. I have an old 3.5" 500GB HDD. I want to use it as an extra storage disk. I connected it to motherboard via sata cable. When I turn on the PC, I got this...
  22. BonaventuraJT

    [SOLVED] Installing ssd broke my directories

    Hi, I recently installed an nvme drive and did a clean windows install on it. I still have windows on my old hard drive but the program files are there so now i can't open any programs from there help, thanks. When I try to open programs it said the directory is missing. Is it possible to have 2...
  23. K

    Question Weird Boot Priority

    I have a HDD in my computer, but I got a new M.2 SSD. I did a clean install of Windows 10, (didn't format my HDD yet) but now in BIOS I have 2 of the same drive in the boot priority settings. As in: Windows Boot Manager ( KINGSTON SA2000M8500G) KINGSTON SA2000M8500G If I disable the first one...
  24. D

    [SOLVED] Transferring data to SSD from former Hdd boot device?

    Hello, So I just finished my first build and got an SSD to install Win10 on it. Now I was wondering how I could transfer most of my data from my HDD that still has windows 10 installed to my SSD? I was thinking about simply unplugging the HDD and then installing Win10 on my SSD and once it's...
  25. Lil’bertz

    [SOLVED] Will splitting the SATA power connector affect the performance oqf SSDs and HDDs?

    Im planning to split my sata power from my psu cus it only came with two sata power cables what i am worrying is that it may have low power that affects its performance (low power = slow performance?)
  26. Kiana123

    Question Ssd and hard drive problems

    So I recently bought a new ssd for my computer. I have a SATA hard drive from before. When I boot up my computer on the hard drive without the ssd everything's fine, when I plug inn the ssd my hard drive no longer shows up in the boot menu on bios.
  27. A

    what upgrades should i consider for my laptop in low budget?

    i have an acer laptop with intel pentium 4417u and 4gigs of RAM along with toshiba 5400rpm HDD. i don't run any heavy applications on my laptop just browsing and multitasking , considering a low budget what should i firsrt upgrade on my laptop ? -> swapping my HDD with a 250gbSSD or putting in...
  28. A

    whether my laptop has a support for M.2 port to put in a SSD?

    so hey peers! i recently bought a new laptop it is a budget segment laptop Acer aspire3 (a315-53-p4my) it is powered by an intel 4417u processor and 4gb ram. So as you know the specs arent great and so i decided to put in a 120gb ssd to boot my OS but i am not able to confirm whether it has M.2...
  29. austin199

    [SOLVED] Moved my OS to an SSD, now files on HDD are not showing when I search for them. Please help!

    After booting off my new SSD, I no longer can find files in my HDD. It’s like they no longer exist. When I click on windows and search for applications and files that I have on my HDD they do not show up but hey are still there. I can still find the HDD applications that I have on it but when I...
  30. T

    [SOLVED] PC sometime starts, sometimes don't

    Hello long story short, PC makes 1 beep sound once in a while since I played Diablo 3 on my HDD. Got Freezes, long loadingscreen ( Only in Diablo 3) while my Task Manager said everything is alright and I even do other stuff in the meantime. Swapped Diablo 3 to my SSD and it works totally...
  31. E

    Question Accidentally copied my entire hdd to my new ssd when trying to move the os

    Hello, Recently I got and installed a new ssd into my computer. My goal with this new ssd was for it to store the OS and other frequently used apps. Following some online tutorials, I used AOEMI partition assistant’s “migrate OS to SSD” tool. After finishing, the computer began booting from the...
  32. C

    Question How do I disable UEFI Windows Boot Manager on a Storage Hard Drive?

    I have 2 OS Windows 7 and Windows 10 I recently got banned from a game that I like of no apparent reason, so I bought and installed a new SSD and a new HDD, but I don't have a USB so I just added the windows 10 installation on the HDD and made it a partition then installed it to my SSD and it...
  33. M

    Question HDD not recognized in Disk Management + Bonus Boot Issues.

    Hello, MSI Z97 1 250Gb Crucial SSD, 2 WD HDD @ 1Tb and 3Tb, GTX 970, I5 4960k, ASUS disk drive Last night I ran windows update. Today I was unable to boot my computer. It was stuck on the BIOS screen with a loading icon spinning indefinitely. I then did some troubleshooting. Unplugged both...
  34. Mystos

    [SOLVED] 2 SSD +1HDD vs 1SSD 2HDD vs 2SSD 2HDD?

    My locality is prone to outages or something is being worked on. In any case, the reason for this setup: I have backups of my work programs on one SSD and files on a HDD so should the SSD for the work programs fail, I can always have a backed up copy with program folders intact, but if the OS...
  35. E

    Question SDD & HDD How do i manage space?

    My wife bought me as a gift an ASUS FX504GM-E4060T wich has a SSD of 256 GB and an HDD of 1T, currently is charging and i have serious doubt: I know that SDD are supposed to be faster than an HDD, but how do i manage to make it that way? Do you think Win10 will be installed in the SDD...
  36. S

    Question Using an SSD and HDD together

    Hello, I'm planning to buy an SSD from my computer and I wanna use it together with my old HDD. Would I need to switch between the two drivers or can I just start Windows from the SSD and access the files I wanna keep on the HDD from there?
  37. Z

    [SOLVED] Need help: Hard drive is slowing everything down

    So I had a 1TB hard drive that I used to use as my main C drive but it was so freaking slow and would usually hit around 100% and I tried a lot of things and nothing worked to stop it from always hitting 100% at like 5mbps (bc of this Fortnite and other games literally would stutter and freeze...
  38. viktorrko

    [SOLVED] SSD/HDD Setup

    Hello, I create all sorts of visuals as a hobby. A week ago I bought this SSD. My current laptop setup is 2x WD Black HDD [both 500gb]. HDD 1 containts OS, all the software, documents and personal files. HDD 2 contains all of my games + I store every project that I currently work on, this...
  39. M

    Question Can I trasnfur a drive partition to a new drive?

    I want to upgrade my PC to have an SSD, butI already have several Terabytes of data stored on an HDD. Is it possible to create a partition with Winows and a few programs on that I can then transfur to an SSD to use as my boot device? This would save me alot of time as I would not have to backup...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] HELP! Can't reset PC! Too many partition after reinstalling windows 10 on ssd without removing files!

    Around 6 months ago I used Macrium reflect to transfer my boot drive into an SSD. It was agony, but it eventually worked. Now I want to reset my pc, start fresh, and I can't, I get an error using the default factory reset tool. I think it's because of my terrible partition job... Any Help?