Forum discussion tagged with hdd.
  1. BraveTiger55

    Question No docking station I buy works with my drives anymore ?

    These are the docking stations I have bought and ended up returning for a refund: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0988X31XH?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08J5SLTJX?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details...
  2. T

    Recommend HDD Testing software please

    I have an older machine that I need to replace the SATA HDDs in. It's a Windows 7 installation and the drives will be Western Digital. Can you recommend software to test the new drives before I make them permanent?
  3. Mirkito

    Question USB to IDE adapter

    There is a adaptar for use a usb as internal IDE hard disk? Or i can use the existant IDE to USB in reverse? I need it for install SO to a PC without USB boot support.
  4. ah_09

    Question Need help finding the best value SSD for my computer that's compatible with my motherboard

    Hey guys, I wanted to upgrade my existing 1tb hard drive to an SSD (500gb to 1tb preferably), but I wasn't sure which one is the best that would be fully compatible with my motherboard/setup. Here is my current PC specs: Intel i5 7500 ASUS H110M-E/M.2 microATX motherboard ASUS STRIX GTX 960...
  5. S

    Question Transferring SSDs/HDDs from old pc to new?

    Hey So I think I know the answer, but everywhere I try to make sure the responders go off in the same direction, which is irrelevant for my situation. My questions are: 1: can I use my old SSDs, HDDs without dataloss in a new PC? 2: can I use any programs installed on these? (VS Code and alike)...
  6. K

    Question Used WD gold. Is it worth it to use?

    Hy there. So my story is that i came across an auction with a 2tb WD gold for like 30$ used ofc but labelled by seller as "almost new only used for testing" ofc curiosity got the better of me knowing that this is probably a scam. The usual used nas drives that one can find on ebay have about 3-4...
  7. M

    Question PC won’t display after post

    I have a pc at work that displays the post screen, but once it tries to boot windows it loses the display. I have tried different cables and monitors. I have swapped the GPU with three different ones. Then swapped the motherboard with ram and cpu. The only thing left is the HDD. I really need to...
  8. Louie Tomlinson

    BSOD error inaccessible_boot_drive after some hardware changes

    Hi there i have an old dell vostro 5481 with i5 8th gen , 1tb hdd, windows 11, 2x4gb ram ddr4 Recently i removed one of my ram sticks for some reason and now with only 4gb ram my pc ran normally without any errors for some time, then i reinstalled my old ram back and windows won't boot now. i...
  9. testtube5

    Question Looking to get a new HDD. Which should I buy? (and not sure about specs)

    My current HDD is getting quite old so I'm looking to replace it with a new 8tb-12tb drive. The ones I'm currently looking at are: https://www.newegg.com/black-wd8002fzwx-8tb/p/N82E16822234500 (WD Black 8tb) https://www.newegg.com/seagate-firecuda-st8000dx001-8tb/p/N82E16822185036 (Seagate...
  10. The Electro Machine

    Question HDD after chkdsk does not have all data accessible, and some stored in folder named "found.000" ?

    [First - how it happened:] On my Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 x64 I have 2 archival HDDs with different letters assigned to them which I keep offline: 3.5" Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC550 18TB 7200 RPM 512 MB cache [0F38459] and its smaller counterpart DC HC550 16TB [0F38460] I have been...
  11. L

    Question SATA hard disks not detected after MoBo upgrade

    Hi y'all! I updated my mobo from Asus B350 Prime Plus to Asus TUF Gaming B550 Plus and since neither of my SATA disks are detected by BIOS or Windows. I have enabled CSM as many guides.. well, guide and every SATA port (?) individually in the BIOS. Tried a different power cable as a long...
  12. iknowisuck

    Question My External HDD is making beeping sound

    Hi, Recently my HDD had started to misbehave. It was working fine until it started to make some clicking and beeping sound. I saw a video regarding the similar issue with a fix. But that doesn't seem to work. However I have recorded a small video of it. Hope someone can help me fix it ...
  13. A

    Question Portable HDDs keep AutoPlaying at Boot (Due to USB Hub?) ?

    I have three USB hard drives connected to my Windows 10 desktop (two Western Digital Passports and one Seagate NAS drive). They have started sporadically autoplaying at Windows boot (opening a folder). Sometimes it's just one, sometimes it's all three...and sometimes it's none (go figure)! I'm...
  14. S

    [SOLVED] Two hdds same PC swap.

    I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but google doesn't seem to get me the answer I am looking for since the question is a bit confusing. Is it possible to get a new Ssd/hdd, take the one I am currently using out and install an OS (let's say windows) on the new one I just...
  15. Istio13

    Question Lenovo y520 HDD, SDD died?

    Dear everyone, My problem is that last night I fall asleep while watching some movie(online), my laptop battery drained. Today morning I woke up and suddenly my laptop can't boot the windows. I can hear a little beeping, probably the motherboard because of the failure. The system can't...
  16. R

    Question My PC freezes after trying to setup raid

    Hi, I can't setup a raid because, if i set the SATA Mode to RAID from AHCI, after i make a restart then my PC completely stuck on the motherboard splash screen. That means i can't boot to windows or a bootable pendrive, or even back to bios. If i short my cmos pins, and my bios gets resetted...
  17. AbolfazlSM

    Question Hdd loose in place! any problem?

    Hi Ive been using it like that for a year and no issues or any strange sound knowing that these drives are usually loud (2 x toshiba p300 2tb) I just wondered if its norma that I can shake hdd up and down in its place like that. Btw my case is a deepcool eshield.
  18. P

    Question Best configuring BIOS settings ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS

    Hy guys! I would like your help, because for some reason the game is not smooth(CSGO,CS1.6, and whatever fps) and I have a G-sync 240hz monitor, and I think something needs to be set in the bios, but I don't know, Windows was installed today. I attached the rest below. Thank you for the help...
  19. D

    Question Can I Apply Thermal Paste On The HDD?

    I am having some temperature issues. Can Silver Thermal Paste be applied on the HDD? Thanks in advance!
  20. F

    Question My Pc doesn't detect my SSD

    Hi, recently am facing a problem i didn't face before. sometimes when am running my pc, the pc shut down themselves automatically Without any interference from me, what happens after is that he doesn't boot again and enter to the SSD (Windows installed on the SSD). When i enter the BIOS i can't...
  21. H

    [SOLVED] One HDD Partition is at 100% usage only when writing, read below:

    My HDD is split into 2 partitions, one partition E: is working perfectly fine at +100mbps speed writing and reading, the other partition D: has this issue, basically the transfer speed (writing only) is between 1-8 Mbps, and the HDD gets to 100% usage on the simplest tasks like moving a 100mb...
  22. B

    Question HDD vs SSD on External Enclosure

    Dear TomsHardware Community I'm new in here so hallo. I would like to ask some questions, i have 2.5 inch orico sata enclosure I would like to put storage in it. But I have questions about durability for the data, some people say HDD more durable some statistics like Blackblaze say SSD more...
  23. H

    [SOLVED] Upgrading main C drive on Dell OptiPlex 9020: hard drive or SSD? And if the latter, which one?

    I have a Dell OptiPlex 9020 (running Windows 10) with a 250 GB hard drive. I want to upgrade to either 1 TB or 2 TB, and am unsure as to whether I should get a hard drive or a SSD. I understand that SSDs are quicker and can speed up the system, but as I run my computer virtually 24/7, I'm...
  24. Dagoth-ur

    Question Got a HDD that won't initialize, and has no visible space?

    Hello everyone, I hope someone will be able to help me find out if I've bought a broken HDD. Short of it is I bought a HDD, it wouldn't show in 'my computer' yet the docking station appears fine. I can't initialize or do much with it. I'll add some images for context with a breakdown (inserting...
  25. M

    Question HDD broken connector and pins

    Hello guys, I have a WD Black 1TB hdd and the sata 3 connector broke along with one of the pins. Is it possible to swap the drive's board with one of a similar drive without transferring the bios chip? I don't care about data loss since i keep backups regularly. Thank you.
  26. S

    Question HDD is making my whole laptop unresponsive.

    I recently bought 5TB Western Digital, brand new, no issues, installation went smoothly, mainly used to store movies and TV show, since I have no internet on board (I'm a sailor). I wanted to take some classic old movies from a colleague and once he returned it to me, my HDD was useless. It...
  27. E

    Question Where to store my dataset (read-only)

    I have a 2TB training dataset to run in my desktop PC with 4 nvidia rtx2080ti graphics cards. This entire 2TB dataset is going to be continuously read from the disk (without break) at each training epoch and there are 200 epochs to train (total training time is estimated as two months). My...
  28. randompunk

    Question Power connector for HP ML370 ML350 G6 SFF Backplane Board 511785-001

    Hello All, I am wondering if this board could be added to a PC and be powered by the current PSU? If so are there any adapter cables that can utilise spare Molex cables and turn them in to a 10 pin EPS ( I think its an EPS ). Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers See pics below, If...
  29. Z

    Question Seagate BarraCuda / BarraCuda pro alternatives

    Hello, So i was looking for Seagate BarraCuda pro 14 to 18 Tb HDD but i can't find it here in Canada or any decent size (10 Tb or above) Seagate BarraCuda pro. I heard that Seagate discontinued the Barracuda series and I don't think Seagate Ironwolf (NAS) or Exos (for Servers/data centers) will...
  30. Y

    [SOLVED] HDD from external drive is showing strange partitions

    Hi Experts, I have an old 2TB HDD that I pulled out of an external case a long time ago. I recently hooked it up and I am stuck with the following: image of computer management I have a 233.88Gb RAW partition followed by 1630.14Gb Unallocated I am sure this is wrong - it would have been...
  31. Ptk_23

    [SOLVED] Had a problem adding an HHD to my Laptop.

    I recently bought a 'Lenovo ideapad gaming 3 15ach6 amd ryzen 7 5800h/16gb/512gb ssd/rtx 3050ti/15.6" '. For what I read/saw online, it was possible to add an HDD. Also the laptop came with an HDD tray and screws for it, so I assumed that was the case. When I opened the laptop here's what I...
  32. Z

    Question Which (14-18 Tb)HDD should I get for normal desktop PC usage?

    So I want to store my videos, audio, applications, steam games backup (my PlayStation 1,2,3,4 games' ripped discs/blurays/folders/backups) and to install some older games, Application setups, Archive files Photoshop/premier/Cubase projects and unreal engine / blender / Daz Studio library and...
  33. thedonquixotic

    Question I have a RAID1 array with one failed drive that I need to back up to a new drive, on Linux, what do you recommend?

    I had the OS SSD fail, and then a motherboard fail, so now I've got an all new set up but I need to get my archival RAID1 set back up. One of the 2 drives appears to have failed (it's showing only 4gb partition in Gnome disk utility), and I want to rescue what I can from the remaining drive...
  34. gio2vanni86

    Question Anyone have a good recommendation for a very large capacity HDD ?

    I been looking for a large HDD, and maybe someone here can sound off on a good one. I keep seeing 22TB drives but keep reading that their only for NAS or cloud services and wouldnt be capable of storing media on them. So can anyone sound off if say like the Ironwolf or EXOS of seagate would be...
  35. D

    Question Difference in transfer rate

    Well, I'm about to spend some money on a setup, but came across a major question. I found two HDDs. Both SATA. Very different storages. One 20 TB and the other 8TB. But what's intriguing are the specs. 4TB one says 3000 megabytes per sec 20TB says 285 megabytes per sec but they also include the...
  36. F

    Question Migration of data from HDD to SSD

    Hello I have C: SSD with Windows 10 and D: HDD with the data like documents and so on, but also I use that D: for games installation folder. And for example, Steam and Epic etc. are installed on C: but games are put in D:. Now I want to completely get rid of that HDD and put SSD instead. How to...
  37. Padddyy

    Question Potentially broken HDD ?

    I am getting random studdering while gaming, I have all the drivers installed, but my HDD makes a funny rattling/scratching sound. Here is a volume boosted recording of it, so ignore the fan sound, also maybe turn volume up a llittle...
  38. Murkypompano

    Question My HDD won’t boot without my SSD connected and made priority boot, but HDD is still my boot system

    Like the title says, through 3 separate people trying to do something I have now ended up in a situation where my original HDD won’t start up without my new SSD being connected and made its primary boot. The original plan was to clone my HDD to my new SSD to make it the boot device, and then...
  39. Aerith626

    [SOLVED] Performed a memtest and now my SSD isn't my main boot drive

    Hi. I recently replaced my motherboard and my CPU and did a clean installation of windows, but I was getting BSODs constantly, so I ran a lot of tests. Problem is, after running memtest, I turned on my PC and got the the prompt "Select proper boot device or insert media device and restart". When...
  40. R

    Question Hdds making a screeching noise when powering down.

    I've recently purchased a WD Blue 2TB and a WD Blue 4TB. I am certain both arrived with a damaged head but I want to make sure before sending it back. They both make quiet but worrying noises when reading/writing to random places(but these could normal) but they both make loud screeching noises...