Forum discussion tagged with hhd.
  1. H

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSd, Sata 3 SSD, longevity.

    Hello, it's been awhile since I've posted on here, but I would like the community's opinion on M.2 SSd, Sata 3 SSD, longevity. I know that will very depending on read and writes, but I'm more interested in the components themselves that make up the chips on the the pcb's. Such as, resisters...
  2. R

    [SOLVED] Can you boot a PC without a HDD or any sort of storage.

    Hi, i'm very new to the pc world. Recently i got an old pc from a friend without a Hard Drive, so i tried to boot it without a Hard Drive or any sort of storage, but it won't work. is this becous i have no HHD or is there something else wrong with this pc?
  3. M

    [SOLVED] How to tell if ssd is dead?

    I woke up this morning and tried turning on my pc, it was working fine I got passed the Gigabyte mobo name part, and then type ur password to get through to into Windows. I noticed after I typed my password it was taking ages to load then it finally loaded and I opened chrome after that it all...
  4. S

    [SOLVED] Optimal min & max page filing size for 250 GB SSD, 1TB HDD with 16GB of RAM

    Sadly I don't have those things, but theoretically if I did use the SSD for OS systems and the HDD for installing games, what would be the optimal page filing sizes for both? I know that the HDD should have a higher page filing, but by how much exactly if you customized it?
  5. J

    [SOLVED] Moving cloned SSD from Acer computer to another computer.

    TLDR: I've replaced almost all my stock Acer parts with upgrades. Literally everything will be different than what came with my computer, will my SSD that has everything Acer put in it work fine, or do I need to buy Windows 10 and wipe my SSD clean and start from scratch? Since buying my Acer...
  6. S

    [SOLVED] Only some SATA power connectors work in a connector string

    I have an older PSU that came from an HP desktop that my employer was going to throw away. I realize this might be part of my problem right there but, I'd like to make sure just in case. The PSU has 2-strings of 3 daisy-chained SATA power connectors, factory wired, no splitters or anything...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] How to stop my HHD going to sleep?

    yo guys, so I finally installed a ssd on my system, the OS is already installed on my ssd, so when i dont go to my other drives, it looks like that my hhd is going to sleep! because everytime imma trying to open a drive from my hhd, "after a short time that i didnt use..." i hear a noise and i...
  8. S

    [SOLVED] Recording gameplay to HHD or SSD?

    Hello, I am wondering about which storage drive I should buy next to be able to record 1080p 60fps. I keep seeing mixed opinions about which one to use for strictly recording. GPU - 2070 super CPU - R5 3600 OC 4.2 RAM - 16gb 3200 STORAGE - SSD 240gb (for os and apps) HHD 1TB (for games) I will...
  9. brittneyy

    Question My hard drive isn't showing up in disk managment, but it does in bios

    So recently I have built a new pc and I have one Samsung SSD 120 GB, but I have also installed another 1TB hard drive through the SATA ports. However the hard drive would show up in my bios page and in the device manager under disk drives, but when I open up disk management I only see the...
  10. A

    [SOLVED] HDD failure

    So i was at my pc, but then it just froze, i restarted my pc, and got Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot device and press a key. So i restarted my pc few times, went to Select boot option but my hdd was not there. I checked Sata cable connecting to hdd but its not unpluged...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] i dont think my pc has its ssd activated.

    so i just bought a brand new pc for my brother from best buy its a cyberpower pc. its a ryzden 3700x with 2070 super and 2tbhhd and like 250gb ssd. so it has both, as u can tell from me buying a prebuild im pretty ignorant when it comes to pc but i do know a thing or 2 . so as soon as we get...
  12. Smoirt

    [SOLVED] HDD to SSD?

    So I got a pre-built a few years ago that came with the OS installed on a hard drive. I recently got a 240gb SSD and was planning on running the OS on that and everything else on the hard drive. It's probably easy, but how exactly would I transfer the OS onto the new drive with the license key.
  13. E

    [SOLVED] Problem with windows showing wrong numbers in used space !!

    Hello guys , my Drive C which is an NVMe SSD is 413GB and as you can see in image below when i calculate the whole drive it shows its about 400GB full but when I calculate all of the files and folders inside the drive (even hidden ones) it shows 200GB so where the hell is other 200 GB ??!!!
  14. Joker_Society_Yaw

    Question Hard Drive Disappeared, Started Working Again, then Disappeared Again?

    2 weeks ago my old hard drive finally died out, so I had the local tech dude install me another one, it worked perfectly for a couple of days, until... Yesterday I turned on my PC and it took longer than usual to boot, after it booted only my ssd was there... I checked the disk drives in the...
  15. Chadguy

    [SOLVED] What happens when I use old SSDs and HDDs in a new PC build?

    So I plan on building a new PC (first time) and I'd like to use my current SSD and HHD. What happens when I do so? Is it safe? Would I not have to install Windows 10? Do files get corrupted/stay like they are on my current PC? Or is the safest bet just to get new storage?
  16. K

    Question Problem with SSD access delay in old laptop.

    The gist of the story is, i have a client of mine that insisted on getting an ssd in a grandpa (Acer Aspire 9000 series). I finally succumbed after trying to talk the client out of this and tried to fit an SSD on the machine. After much research on ways to achieve that i concluded the best case...
  17. beckahsloths

    Question Windows 8 Install - Cannot Find Drive... And More

    I've got a Lenovo y50 with SeaGate Laptop Thin SSHD - 500GB (more specifically a ST500LM00-SSHD-8GB). About 2 weeks ago I restarted the computer and when I tried to turn it back on I kept getting an EFI error. So, I tried everything within my power to get rid of the boot error. Needless to say...
  18. M

    [SOLVED] I recently bought a new ssd and my other hdd's are not recognize on my pc

    I recently bought a new m.2 SSD which I have installed in my pc and have installed windows onto it but my other HDD's are not recognized in my bios or in disk management but when I take the m.2 SSD out of my pc and turn it back on my HDD's are working. im not sure if its cause i have windows on...
  19. H

    [SOLVED] Switching files over from HDD to smaller M.2 SSD.

    I recent bought a M.2 500gb SSD and am trying to put my OS and other applications on it. The amount of storage ive used up on the HDD is more than the M.2 can hold. I've tried using Macrium Reflect to copy over the files but i dont really know what to move over and will it still work if i move...
  20. K

    [SOLVED] I want to use a 500gb m.2 ssd as my main storage but have a hard drive for random files and stuff, how do i do this?

    Im building my first pc. It's mainly for gaming and web browsing. I don't really store huge files and will probably use like 200 gb in total. But i want to use my m.2 for mainly everything like my games and OS but have a hdd for random files like homework and stuff i will probably rarely access...
  21. T

    Question About windows 7 and windows 10

    I have a couple questions about upgrading to Windows 10. I recently bought a rtx 2080 ti and need windows 10 to run some of the features for games. So, I went ahead and bought an Ssd to clean install windows 10 directly on. Now, my question is do I need to wipe my old hdd that has my windows 7...
  22. B

    Question SSD Cloned but questions about the old drive

    Okay so I have the SSD cloned from the HHD. I had intended to use a different Drive letter for the new drive, will changing that in Disk Management cause an issue? And the main reason, since it renamed the SSD to match the other HDD, the HDD is not showing up in My PC obviously. In Disk...