HDD + SSD Combo

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  1. plast0000

    [SOLVED] Those Laptop HDD caddies

    I got one of those 2.5INCH HDD caddies that mount in place of optical drives. Mounted under Windows 10, It boots fine and works fine. but after doing I/O operations and rebooting for whatever reason. It starts sabotaging the booting process. it takes Windows too long to boot. after it finally...
  2. T

    Question My pc doesn't boot up at all sometimes with a blinking black screen

    so hello, sometimes when i turn my pc on this problem happens: i see my monitor blinking every 5 or 3 seconds and i don't see the yellow led on my case front panel working (which indicates that the storage drive is being used) and its a samsung 860 evo . so in order to fix this problem i turn my...
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    Question 2nd HDD not showing up in BIOS or disk management after installing new SSD?

    My 2nd HDD is not detected in BIOS or disk management anymore. This has occured after installing a new M.2 SSD. The SSD has been recognised by both disk management and BIOS but i cannot find the 2nd HDD anymore. The hard drive itself is still working and ive tried unplugging and plugging back...
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    Question Can I use my old HDD with an OS installed on a New PC which also has Windows 10 installed, without having to format the drive completely?

    So I built a new PC where I installed windows 10 on an SSD. Now after I built the PC I found a 1TB HDD in one of my old builds. Can I add that old HDD onto the new build and use it as storage? The old HDD also has windows 10 installed, is there any way that I only have to format the C drive and...
  5. D

    Question Cloning from hdd to SSD help

    I need info on what app i should use, what to do before etc. I know its trivial but i dont want to frick up something HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB (2016 model) SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB And im sure everything will fit into the ssd
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    Question Insert proper boot device

    To put it simply, after i tried to do a byte copy of my hdd to my ssd, i turned it on and it kept shoeing the cursor with the blue loading circle, after another reboot with changed boot device (boot on my hdd) it simply said insert proper boot device, also setting the boot order doesnt seem to...
  7. urbina.christian123

    Question Ping Spikes and HDD Trouble

    Playing games and I'll get pretty big ping spikes and when I look in the task manager, there are random apps that i don't know are running in the disk drive and sometimes in Ethernet. Don't know what a lot of them are and they slow down my PC pretty big when I start it up. Don't know what to do.
  8. RyGuy409

    Question Help - Windows 10 wont boot off SSD without storage HDD connected

    Hey everyone, I could really use some help here to fix my current windows installation. A couple of months ago I purchased a Samsung SSD for my boot drive. I installed a fresh copy of windows and turned my old 500GB hard drive for storage. I thought I had set it up correctly. When I first got it...
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    Question Undo having both SSD and HDD on a PC

    Hi guys, I know this may be a silly question, but how do I undo having both an SSD and HDD on a laptop? I had the SDD with the OS and programs [C:]and the HDD as storage [D:]. I savagely removed the HDD after backing it up, and put the optical unit back in its place. But now I seem to have...
  10. samir167ahuja

    Question Hard drive acting up lately.

    Hello guys. First things first, my setup: I have a laptop (Acer Nitro 5). Running Windows 10 Home. i5 7300 HQ 8 GB DDR4 RAM GeForce GTX 1050 2GB graphic card I have one Western Drive 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD (I'm not aware of the brand). Laptop age is about 10-11 months. Please note, I have...
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    Question New system, old drives

    Hey everyone I want to build a new system but use my old ssd and hdd. The ssd has the OS installed on it. Can i just plug them both in and the system will boot normally? (Games are on harddrive, do i have to reinstall everything or can i just start my game like i would now?)
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    Question Secondary HDD unable to initialize

    Hey Everyone, I recently built my first desktop PC a couple months ago, but I am having issues getting my second hard drive working. Here is a list of all my major components: CPU: Intel i7 9700K Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus HERO (WIFI) XI GPU: ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 OC Edition RAM: 32GB...
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    Question Building new PC, want to transfer HDD and all data

    (I hope this belongs here) Hello all. I'm going to be building a new PC, and I have a ton of data on my current PC I want to transfer to my new one. I intend to just put the old HDD in the new PC, and use the OS on it (Windows 8.1 Retail. Yeah, yeah laugh at my choice of OS) to dual boot with a...
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    Question Windows 10 installation onto new SSD

    Hi All, I have Lenovo Flex 5 1570, when I bought it there are was no SSD only 1TB HDD. I have added SSD NVMe drive now and I can see at mounted inside windows partition as Disc D and it works OK. Now I want to clean install OS into SSD but Lenovo recovery still stick to HDD and install new OS...
  15. Question Cleaning up my HDD partitions and cloning the OS (Win 10) to a Samsung SSD

    Hi folks, I just installed a 970 Evo Plus in my Lenovo Y700 laptop. I have the stock 1TB HDD as well with a Win 10 and Elementary OS installed. The Linux is messed up and I don't really have valuable information there so my idea is to remove the Linux from the HDD and clone the Win 10...
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    Question Boot from SSD but HDD is boot manager?

    Heyo! Is this normal? I think I am booting from my m.2 ssd (because windows boots up pretty fast) but my bios says that my HDD is the boot manager. I recently got an UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP so that's why I am asking :) Thanks in advance!
  17. K

    [SOLVED] HLaptop: Is a 2 SSD + HDD realistically posible?

    Hello! Right now I have a 15" gaming laptop that I did not buy new and am thinking about upgrading to something more beastly. The machine I have now looks like it has two slots for those SSD sticks and then another slot for a HDD. My question is when I get the bigger more powerful machine can...
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    Question Can't install Windows 10 on any newly installed disks?

    Here's a little summary of what I did: Bought a Seagate Baracuda 1tb and a Samsung 860 Evo, because my PC's HDD (some 1tb Toshiba drive) is really slow and is almost out of space. After installing both drives and booting a usb stick with a Windows installer, I got an error saying that it can't...
  19. SSDProblemGuy

    Question HDD cloned to SSD Issue

    Hello all, Last night, my new Samsung 860 Evo SATA 3 SSD came in and I installed it in order to upgrade from my HDD. I went with Samsung as I'd heard good things about their Data Migration Tool for cloning since I don't have my Windows Information in order to perform a fresh install. I...
  20. mattds9

    Question Get inaccessible boot device when I turn off raid mode

    I just built a new pc, when I turn off raid mode in the bios so I can access my HDD it gives me an inaccessible boot device error My PC has an asrock phantom gaming z390 4 atx MOBO and the 4.0.0 bios on it a 1 TB SSD and a 3 TB HDD Thx in advance
  21. CBHPwnz

    Question Motherboard will only detect SSD, no HDD at all

    Recently upgraded Motherboard/Ram/CPU/Case In previous motherboard, I had two Hard Drives, and an SSD, that were all being recognized as their own Drive Path Letter, (No Raid Setup or anything just connected and allocated on Disk Management) But now, on my new setup, the ONLY drive that...
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    [SOLVED] I have a Lenovo T420 laptop, and Windows only reads one hard drive at a time.

    Today, I installed a msata drive into the laptop, although I noticed something early on: the bios registered the msata drive, but windows did not. Didn't matter to me, and I installed windows on the msata drive, formatting and partitioning the hhd that I wwas using before. It registered just...
  23. Maghdalena

    [SOLVED] Installing new HDD on HP 320w psu

    I don't know if anyone can help; me or not. I'm sure it's been asked before, but I'm a newbie and feeling more than a little out of my depth here and not always understanding all the answers, but here goes: I have a 2 TB hard drive (I think it's a Western Digital, and I'd like to add another...
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    [SOLVED] 2 Hard Drives (One SSD, One HDD, Both with Windows) Easiest Way to Switch?

    Hello all, I was curious what the easiest way to do this will be. I've had an SSD with Windows installed for the past couple of years, but I didn't switch from the HDD because I was in school and was doing work on there pretty regularly. I know I'll need to update Windows on the SSD, but I want...
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    Question Upgrading PC storage from old HDD to new ssd and hdd

    Hi, I know it's probably pretty easy but Im just a bit confused about how to approach changing from my old HDD to new ssd and hdd. When building my computer firstly I used two old hdds for both booting and any storage, they're only 500gb each so I am after buying an SSD to boot from and a new...
  26. K

    Question HDD or SSD not working in ODD caddy.

    I have a HP Pavilion G6 which I was thinking of upgrading. I bought a 12.7mm ODD caddy and put a 120 GB SSD in it and my laptop didn't recognize it. So, I tried another caddy but still the same. I then tried using the HDD in the caddy and it also didn't work. I assumed that a caddy won't work...
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    Question Just Upgraded PC, Hard Drive issues!

    So i changed out my MOBO and CPU from a z270 mb and a 7600k to a x470mb and 2700x. My m.2 which has windows is working beautifully, but whenever i try to plug my other two hard drives in, the computer refuses to boot and it just turns off, no post. My other specs are GTX 1070 32GB 3000mhz RAM...
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    Question Help replacing an old (2010) HDD with a new HDD and an SSD

    I just want to move from an old MBR drive to one of two new drives. I'd like for the new drives to use GPT, partially just in case I want to upgrade again later, even though the new drives are not larger than 2TB. Old drive is a 1TB that was originally in an HP desktop I bought in 2010, and...
  29. Barkles3

    Question m.2 SSD + Sata SSD

    Hello, In my computer currently I have two m.2 SDD drives, one Sata SSD drive, and a Sata HDD drive. However I can only get the Sata HDD drive and the one M.2 SDD drive to display and allow me t use them. I have gone into the Disk manager and nothing, I can't even see them in there. I have the...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] Unable to create RAID 1 on Asus Prime Z370-A

    My motherboard (ASUS Prime Z370-A) has a built in RAID controller with Intel's Rapid Storage Technology (RST). I have 2 internal (2 TB) HDDs and 1 internal SSD for my OS. I'm trying to only RAID the HDDs together, but there doesn't seem to be an option to separate them within the UEFI. My...
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    Question Removing EFI system partition a good idea?

    Hello, I tried to dual boot ubuntu with my windows 10 but after what seemed to be a successful attempt, i realized that it just did not work anymore the boot ui (where it allowed me to select which OS I would like) just did not show up and I got booted straight to windows. On top of that, I had...
  32. S

    Yep, I need help with building a new PC too...

    Well, it's more like advice on which parts to get. I want to build a gaming PC that will last a few years before I need to upgrade - I got my last PC ~6 years ago (and a new graphics card~2 years ago) and it's still doing pretty well, performance-wise. The only reason I'm upgrading is because my...