SATA

Forum discussion tagged with SATA.
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    Question SSD shows up in SATA information but not in boot priority list or boot sequence in BIOS (gigabyte)

    Hey, My pc is booting but it’s only taking me too the bios, and when I check the boot sequence my SSD or HDD isn’t there but it shows up in the ‘sata information’ I’ve tried plugging and unplugging sata cables etc. my pc recognises the drive but it’s not in my boot sequence or priority list...
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    Info frequent disk usage spikes - possible solution

    For the past several months, one of our workstations has been having frequent disk usages spikes (100%). During them, everything freezes -- very very frustrating. I tried disabling windows search and disabling any power saving options in power settings to no avail. Finally, today I switched the...
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    Question 860 evo M.2 not being seen anymore

    I have a b450i aorus pro wifi motherboard and I had a 200ge processor. I bought a 3600x and updated the bios to the latest version, switched the processor, and when I booted it into the bios I guess the bios reset so it didn't boot into windows. So I was thinking I'll just add it in the boot...
  4. New Void

    Question NVMe vs Sata III

    This is my current system: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TCKBD3 Is my 1tb Sata III SSD okay or should I get this: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cpAUgpTa How great are the advantages as this is, as far as I can tell, an amazing price and as can be seen a very well reviewed product.
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    [SOLVED] Reduced SSD performance caused by a damaged PSU SATA cable?

    Okay, so a few days ago I bought a new SSD. In order to be sure that I've properly connected the power supply SATA power cable and the motherboard SATA cable to the SSD, I connected them before inserting the SSD into the case. While I was inserting the SSD into the case, the power supply SATA...
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    Question SSD causes BSOD help!

    So my SSD is new i have used it exactly 1 month . 1 week ago it started to crash and go into BSOD as it can't reconnect within 30 sec it boots in bios after BSOD is done. After a restart it boots in bios again, only after full shutdown the PC boots normaly and works for like an hour and then it...
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    Question M.2 Storage and PCIe lanes

    -Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor -Asus - ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card -32gb of corsair dominator 3200 mhz -Gen 3 Samsung 970 PRO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 (operating system) I have had a hard time...
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    [SOLVED] Does Optiplex 7010 Have SATA 3.0 (6gb/s) Port

    Hi , I'm thinking to upgrade from my Optiplex 390 motherboard to Optiplex 7010 MT Motherboard , but before that i need to know some info's please : Does Optiplex 7010 Have a SATA 3.0 (6gb/s) Port ? because i have an ssd that needs this speed . ( Kingston A400 250Gb ) Does Pci Express 16...
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    Question SATA ports not recognizing any disks at all.

    Hey there. first time poster here. I recently bought an ssd and two 3tb hdd's to replace my two older 500gb and 1tb hdd's. Well I plugged the new drives into the extra sata ports and they never show up into device manager, disk manager and not even in bios. I eventually got the ssd to recognize...
  10. rushrage

    [SOLVED] Trying to find the best SSD option for older desktop

    Hi guys, I'm trying to figure out what the best update would be for my older desktop computer. Currently I'm using a Samsung 840 Pro (128 GB) SSD and have loved it, but I need more space. I bought the thing a while ago and am trying to get caught up on SSD's, especially the PCIe stuff. The...
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    [SOLVED] HDD not recognized on PC

    Hello, I just bought a used HDD (Seagate BarraCuda 1TB) but it doesn't work on my PC. At first I thought I was scammed and it was dead but the HDD works perfectly fine in another PC. I can also feel the HDD vibrating when I start the PC so it seems fine. I tried updating drivers, changing...
  12. LilZpai

    [SOLVED] Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R stuck on "Loading Operating System . . ." (AHCI?)

    I recently built an older computer and have been trying to get Windows booting for a couple of days now. First of all, I ran into the problem that I couldn't install Windows onto the disk because "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk." I tried creating a thread for that...
  13. LilZpai

    Question Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.

    I just built a computer from some older parts earlier today, and have been pulling my hair out because of this error that occurs when trying to install Windows. Here's the error: So far, I've tried changing some settings in the BIOS, such as changing from IDE to AHCI as some guides have...
  14. amecily

    Question SATA ports covered - removable plastic covers or dummy ports?

    I’m installing a SSD on my dad’s computer (Packard Bell iXtreme M5850). But 4 of the the SATA ports are blocked. Are these covers that can be removed? Or are these non-functional dummy ports? If they are covers, how do I remove them? They feel very rigid and I'm afraid to break something if they...
  15. Moribund

    Question What is the best SATA adaptor for MZMPC128HBFU M.2 SSD drive?

    I have a few M.2 SSDs in different volumes. 128 Gb is the smallest volume I have. There are a number of adaptors being sold on Amazon to adapt M.2 for desktop's SATA cables. What are the best ones, preferably not too expensive, without loss of speed. Please post some links. Doesn't have to be...
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    Question BIOS/Windows 10 not detecting hard drive

    I have a hard drive with a ton of files on it, and I am trying to transfer it from my old computer to my new one. I know it works and have it partitioned and compressed. I attached it to my power supply and confirmed it is getting power (it vibrates and makes sounds). I used two different...
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    Question Is it possible to increase hardware search time on my PC?

    Hello everyone, lately I've been dealing with issues when my PC sometimes and seemingly at random decides to not detect one, two, or even all three of my drives. After some digging I saw someone mentioning they increased the time their PC spends searching for hardware during startup, which...
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    [SOLVED] All of my SATA ports appear at Not Present

    Hello friends This is my first time posting. I am pretty new to the pc building world but I’ve built 4 computers with problem I couldn’t fix on my own. Now I don’t know what to do I tried everything and searched everywhere. I have a z97s SLI Krait mobo. I already tested the ssd in a different...
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    Question Am I using the right SATA ports

    Motherboard - MSI Z370 gaming plus.Okay so I’m currently using the two SATA ports at the bottom of the motherboard labelled SATA 6 but there are ports above saying SATA 1,2 and SATA 3,4. Am I okay using the last ports or should I switch them. Mobo manual states they are 6gps. However the two...
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    Question Drives sometimes not recognized after power outage.

    The PC I use is my first build, worked perfectly for a couple years now, but recently, after a power outage (which i think was caused by a transformer explosion based on the loud bang outside), Half of the time when I turn my PC on it won't recognize my boot drive, and most of the time when it...