Forum discussion tagged with hdd.
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    Question Windows ReadyBoost on a 10k rpm HDD ?

    I’ll preface this by saying that I’m already aware that SSDs are always faster and sometimes even more economical than HDDs with WRB configured, my purpose for posting this question is out of morbid curiosity. Will Windows 10 and/or 7 allow WRB to be enabled on a USB stick when the OS is...
  2. VERSION_1583

    [SOLVED] How can I increase HDD lifespan?

    Bought a new hard drive and installed the OS into it again. I was wondering how I can increase its lifespan as much as possible. Also does is it recommended to install OS and games in two separate HDD? Thanks 😊
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    Question HDD prevents me from booting up

    So I built my first pc yesterday. Because of my limited budget, It only comes with an SSD. I did some research and found out that laptop HDD's can be used on desktops. So I installed an old HDD into my desktop, turned it on and I was stuck at the logo screen with the looping thing taking...
  4. patfrank17

    Question Failed HDD Recovery

    Hey, two years ago my old laptop's internal HDD presumably fried and the computer stopped detecting it. I've held onto it ever since then because I was pretty confident I could somehow recover the data, but never have. The fact that I've been able to procrastinate on working with it for two...
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    [SOLVED] Will having a hard drive only with Operating system increase speed?

    i have 4 hard drives (HDD) one of them has the operating system im not gonna lie its kinda full and makes it very very slow so im planing on doing some changes such as moving everything, apps, files, to other non-operating system hard drives ( please note i don't mean files like...
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    [SOLVED] How to install HDD cage to prebuilt (with pictures)

    Computer Case How to I attach a hard drive cage to this case to install two 3.5” HDDs? What size cage? How do I attach it? The Peiphio website says the Periphio Blue has room for three additional drives. But I bought this off Newegg refurbished, and it came with a Dell 0N4YC8 motherboard...
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    [SOLVED] Which hard disk drive would you recommend for OS in a new rig?

    These are the SSDs I was considering, WD and samsung cheap 1tb HDDs. I do not know much about differences in M.2 and normal SATA, etc... So I could use some help. The idea is using it for the Operative System so It should be fast but reliable, I usually also store some games on main hdd. WD...
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    [SOLVED] How do i decrease lag when i use V-sync?

    INFO YOU DON'T NEED TO READ: I know what you are thinking? why would you want V-sync to be on in the first place, as gamer you would definitely want more FPS, but see i play a game called Warframe, and there is this thing RNG called Eidolon hunting, where you have to beat 3 monsters and repeat...
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    Question SSD & HDD being held in same bracket

    Are there any heating or other concerns about putting and hdd drive under an SSD in the same bracket? I'm using the Corsair 2.5" bracket in a 3.5" bay and it will hold 2 drives. I just freed up a 2.5" WD HDD Blue and wanted to add it in the machine. It is 750GB and would replace a 3.5" 500GB...
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    Question Missing copied files from cross-platforms ?

    Recently i have shifted from Mac (Hackintosh) to Windows platform. I have been making backups to an NTFS-formatted, external 2TB HDD using Tuxera , an app which allows me to see ntfs partitions on mac...but the problem is some of the data goes missing when i connect the disk on...
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    Question How To recover files from a dead HDD?

    Hey everyone. Recently my Seagate 1 TB desktop HDD completely stopped working. It wont show in BIOS and no question of appearing in Desktop. I am so disappointed. Mainly because I had lots of important files, pictures and projects stored in it. My question is what do I do to recover files...
  12. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD?

    I’m currently planning a small long term data archive and I was wondering: are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD? No one has really compared these 2 configurations that I could find, so I was wondering if any of y’all have any insight on this. Thanks!
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    [SOLVED] Which HDD is better?

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM010 (1TB): https://www.ebuyer.com/758013-seagate-barracuda-1tb-3-5-hard-drive-at-ebuyer-com-st1000dm010 OR WD Blue WD10EZEX (1TB): https://www.ebuyer.com/393482-wd-blue-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-3-5-sata-iii-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-wd10ezex My use will be for homework and...
  14. simeon15

    Question Storage devices showing up as SCSI

    Hi, Recently I tried to do a system checkup for my storage devices using crystaldiskinfo. It kept showing me 'Drives not found' https://puu.sh/HCOs9/f54df8d2fb.png After checking my drives in device manager I found out that they were SCSI drives. https://puu.sh/HCOAX/6c2fea9ac3.png I don't...
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    Question Mastercode for toshiba

    Hello everybody i need mastercode for Toshiba hdd MQ01ABF050 2.5" 500gb. Had to do plate swap (everything on old hdd died and client had some data on it so i swaped plates and got Enter user code and than master code.... -.-' As with all big company's didnt get respons.
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    [SOLVED] Hard Drive 2021 - Where To Buy?

    Current HDD: ST2000DM005-2CW102 USE: School works and a bit of gaming; Stellaris, Total of War: Rome 2. GTA V etc. Hi, My hard drive (which was included with my PC when I bought it second-hand about 2 years ago) is keep making loud noises before crashing my computer. In fact, this has been...
  17. FurriestFerret

    [SOLVED] Local Storage and Backup Solution to Avoid Data Corruption

    Hello, For years I have improvised my own backup "system" to protect my data. I would rather my car fall into a volcano than loose the 700ish GB of data on my main SSD. Can you answer my questions about how data works and give me some advice? For some background, I exclusively use a laptop and...
  18. Baba.yaga122

    Question Cant able to install windows 10 on HDD.

    Hello There, Right now i have 2 HDD in my PC one is 500GB and one is 1TB and I am trying to install windows 10 on my 1tb HDD, because my 500GB hdd belongs to my other computer, But whenever i try to install OS in 1TB hdd i get error : "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space, The...
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    Question Why is the 'documents' folder on my computer stored on my HDD (D drive) rather than my local disk (C drive)?

    Hi, I noticed that the quick access folders for documents, pictures, downloads, videos etc are all located on my HDD drive (for storage) rather than my OS drive. Does this mean I still have old windows components (files and folders) on my HDD (I used this for my OS before I bought an SSD. I...
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    Question Game textures loading slow

    Firstly, I'm not a native speaker so probably I will make mistakes in this post. My problem is as it says in the title Game textures loading slow.For example I can see the grasses in front of me loading or spawn of NPC's.But here's something you need to know, Water was spilled(or poured) on the...