Forum discussion tagged with SATA.
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    Question 2nd m.2 slot not reading my drive

    I built a new PC recently and had a Intel 660p 512GB (M.2 pci-e NVMe 3.0 x4) installed in my Ultra m.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4) slot on my Asrock Steel Legend B450m mobo. It worked great for a couple months but I decided I wanted a larger, better, faster, longer endurance OS/Apps drive as games have...
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    Question Hard Drive keeps disconnecting

    Hi everyone! Something's been bugging me for like two weeks and I just have to get it fixed. I installed Windows 10 on a new 240GB SSD, and I have a 1TB Internal HDD (Seagate) that's been with me for like 2-3 years now. Every once in a while (sometimes after 20 minutes and sometimes after a...
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    Question IDE → AHCI with Win 10 Install

    Currently running Win 7 and mobo that only supports SATA IDE config (and raid, but I don't care about that). Will the OS installation cover the AHCI driver required by the new mobo or is this something I should have in place before the mobo/OS switch? current board future board Looking around...
  4. Question What is up with my hard drive ?

    Earlier this year, I upgraded my old intel system to Ryzen. My old system had just 500GB of Internal storage. That Western Digital HDD is really old. Having 2x1TB of external storage, I didn't really need internal storage much except for OS. So anyway, it was working just fine on my old system...
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    [SOLVED] After changing MB RAID settings boot drive seems cleared

    Hello, I'm new here. I hope someone can help me. I wanted to upgrade my storage. In addition to an existing 500GB SSD holding the OS and all data, I added two 4TB HDDs in a RAID 1 Array. [Note: I have no experience whatsoever regarding RAID setups. I did however gather some information online.]...
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    Question My hard drive is detectable with almost all partitions but not bootable or accessible

    Hi, I have a z77a-g45 motherboard, with a i3 3220, my pc was working fine gpu cpu hdd and so one the it froze I thought it was a system lag or something like that but nothing worked I restarted it and it rebooted normally I logged into windows and some minutes after it froze again tryed...
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    [SOLVED] Need Help. Not recognising devices

    Hi guys, Hoping someone could lend me their knowledge and help me figure out what's going on. I just installed a new m.2 SSD this morning and everything was fine. I installed windows on it and only had that storage device connected at the time. I reboot after reconnecting my old SSD (which...
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    Question U.2 to SATA for laptops. (Made a mistake)

    I have an unused m.2 nvme ssd and thought of installing it into an older laptop to replace its HDD in the 2.5" bay. I went online and purchased an adapter which turned out to be M.2 NVMe > U.2 (SFF-8639 I assume) (link : So, I looked up online for a Sff-8639 to SATA...
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    Question sata devices messed up, drive names missing and ssd detected as cd/dvd drive?!

    Hello everyone. I'm having a really strange problem lately. Almost every time when I boot my pc, I get a message "bootmgr missing". When checking in the bios, I see that one or multiple volumes (are detected, but) have missing names. The displayed name is this: ▯▯ Two white vertical rectangles...
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    Question How to get two ssd's on a computer?

    I have a m.2 ssd and a sata ssd, right now im using the m.2 as a boot drive and want to use the sata as the main storage drive for all my files and just have the m.2 for the sole purpose of booting the system. It dosent show up when i boot my computer to windows and go to the settings all it...
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    Question SATA/SAS HDD Connector

    Coming here out of relative inexperience. I have recently bought a hard drive on eBay advertised as a 2TB SATA II 7.2K RPM HDD. Most of this seems to check out upon receiving it, except for one thing. When I went to connect it, I realized that neither cable was able to connect to it because the...
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    [SOLVED] Does My Mobo support 6gbps SSD ?

    Does my mobo have SATA III ports cause i bought a ssd yesterday samsung pm 830 and read/write speed are 280mb/s ish. Do i need to install any drivers for it cause on the specs it says somethin like Marvell 88SE9172 chip: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_0, GSATA3_1) supporting up to 2 SATA...
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    Question Need help finding the right SATA Cable for a Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H

    Recently bought a Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H and all i got was the io shield and the motherboard. just need help finding the right SATA cable for the motherboard i have a 320 gb hdd western digital model WD3200AAKS-75L9A0 Thanks.
  14. Question Connect to SATA instead of USB?

    My 1.5 TB Toshiba MQ01UBB150 failed. On the off-chance that the drive is good and it is the USB port that's bad, how can I connect it directly to SATA? TIA
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    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] What is this riser?

    I found this riser online and I don't know exactly what it does. So can anyone help me? ( ) So far, I believe these are 2 possible options (but I'm open to other options). It could be: 1) An actual DIMM to M.2 or SATA riser that can store/cache the...
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    Question Cloned Windows 10 drive only boots with source drive as D:

    I finally bought an SSD for my Windows 10 Home desktop. It's the same size as my old HDD, 500GB. I cloned the HDD successfully via Norton Ghost 2003 on a bootable DVD (I know it's obsolete, but the function and filesystem are still the same since NTFS). When I booted the cloned SSD alone, the...
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    Question Does anyone know what this motherboard connection point is called and what cable connects to it?

    Hi all. I have a laptop (HP Model 14-df00023cl). When I opened up this laptop, I saw on the motherboard a spot that’s apparently for connecting a SATA HD/SSD to the motherboard. I believe this connection is made using a special cable, but I don’t know what the cable is called. Here is a...
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    Question M.2 NVMe SSD to PCI x1/SATA?

    So I bought an M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD meant for PCIe, but turns out I only have one PCIe x1 slot (which is covered by my GPU because it's too thick) and the SATA slots on my motherboard. Are there any adapters that convert M.2 NVMe to SATA or PCIe x1 and how would i fit it in the covered x1 slot if...
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    [SOLVED] which is the better option please help

    so I want to upgrade my laptop and I don't have an m.2 or a PCIe port so for upgrading my laptop storage i can either buy the crucial mx500 m.2 SSD and use an m.2 to SATA converter with it or use the mx500 2.5 SSD both of which says that they 6.0 Gbps SATA but what I am confused with is that...