storage

Forum discussion tagged with storage.
  1. level2yeet

    Question M.2 SSD not showing up properly/detected ?

    Last night i restarted my pc, then was greeted with a blue screen, whose error i dont remember. Naturally after the bs it restarted again, but couldnt boot, as the m.2 ssd was nowhere to be found in the bios. I installed windows on a hard drive to see what was going on and when i entered disk...
  2. P

    Question M.2 SSD disconnects from PC randomly and Is no longer recognized ?

    Hello, I've been having a lot of weird issues with my Samsung EVO 970 500GB M.2 SSD lately. The drive functioned normally without any problems until I tried to run any games installed on it. The game would run fine for about 45 minutes to an hour and then just abruptly crash. After this, the...
  3. ajsolutions777

    Question Drive showing as Unallocated

    Hello, I have a 2TB WD Green internal hard drive for PC. All of a sudden, when I boot up the PC in the morning, there was no partition in the windows explorer. I checked in the storage in Device manager and found that the disk was showing as Unallocated space - not initialized. When I tried to...
  4. S

    Question Why has my m.2 drive stopped showing in windows?

    My m.2 drive that I installed a month ago has stopped showing anywhere in windows. It has been working great until now. It shows up in my BIOS. I have remounted and swapped slots in the motherboard with no luck. Not sure what to try now. There are some files on there that I would like to recover...
  5. adriantnt

    Question NVME reliability - Kingston DC1000B 480GB vs Gigabyte AORUS 500GB

    I am looking at these two NVME SSD: Kingston DC1000B 480GB PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 2280 part: SEDC1000BM8/480G and Gigabyte AORUS 500GB, NVMe Gen4 part: GP-ASM2NE6500GTTD Which one would be more reliable in terms of keeping it's performance after many writes ? I want to use them in computers...
  6. 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...
  7. C

    [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...
  8. 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...
  9. T

    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...
  10. Alaskanian

    Question M.2 corrupted

    Hello, so a while back when I was building my pc I was going to install windows on my M.2 driver, unfortunately during the build I tripped over the power cable and it turned off the computer. The pc became unbootable and I had to instead install windows on to my SSD. Is there a way to somehow...
  11. J

    Question NVMe Drive not Recognized in BIOS, but fine in Windows

    I recently installed the SK Hynix P31 Gold 1TB M.2 drive as my 840 pro 256gb from ~2014 ran completely out of space. I would like to make it my boot drive and use the old SSD as spare storage. I managed to copy the entire old SSD onto the new one using AEOMI Backupper and I've already taken care...
  12. S

    Question Did my hard drive die?

    Hi all, ran into a bit of an issue earlier today, and am trying to diagnose it. My computer no longer boots properly. The lights come on, fans spin, and everything seems typical. However it never displays the windows login screen, and as much as I’ve attempted I can’t seem to get into the...
  13. CDDogg

    Question Windows Explorer Issues Windows 10 Pro

    Alright I'm at my wits end regarding this issue. A couple years back, one of my HDDs died, and it wasn't a big deal. It had no important files, and honestly I was just waiting for it to die eventually anyways. However, shortly after it died my system started experiencing problems. Boot times...
  14. T

    [SOLVED] wondering what m.2 i should get

    need to upgrade storage and thinking of going m.2 but not sure which to get. System specs: Ryzen 5 3600 MSI mpg b550 gaming plus XFX RX 5500xt 8gb 4*8gb PNY xlr8 3200mhz ram 1 TB SanDisk ultra 3D
  15. symb0lysm

    Question How do I save data from an almost completely failing 4TB hard drive?

    This is my first time on this forum, but it's because I really need help. My 4TB relatively new HDD (Seagate Barracuda) has began failing on me! Recently it started making the system unable to boot once it was plugged in through SATA. To get past this issue I ran the system without it, went into...
  16. N

    Question Previously worked USB Pendrive formatted to MS-DOS FAT32 in MacOS and now it's not working in my car's Pioneer audio system (Error code-23)

    Hey! I had a 8 Gb Pendrive with musics in my car for half a year. Recently i plugged it into my new laptop which is a M1 Mac and it didn't recognize the drive. Not even in DiskUtil and finder. I formatted to Fat32 with terminal, then it worked on my laptop, on windows pcs either, but not in my...
  17. S

    Question SSD won't boot and unrecognised

    My SSD became very slow one day then after a few days stopped working all together. Now when I try boot I am forever taken to the bios. My disk does not show under the bios however other drives do. I have tried other sata cables to no avail. If I boot the pc using another drive that has windows...
  18. hankfink_

    Question Second M.2 drive disappears from file manager ?

    Hello, I have a secondary M.2 SSD (WD Blue) that will disappear entirely from my file manager. It will show back up after a system restart, but after a little while it will disappear again. Has every time since I built this computer in January. Anyone have any ideas to fix this so I don't have...
  19. Husbanan

    Question My HDD is disorganized and wierd

    I just got this new pc with an SSD and an HDD. This was new for me because I think have only had an HDD on the old PC. I thought it was pretty wierd with a C: drive and D: drive, and I didn't understand where to put my files and I thought it was disorganized. Well... I tried to dele everything...
  20. noxinum

    Question Commander Pro & Storage Devices

    I bought the Commander Pro and it came with 2 sticky pads but in the manual, it said not to attach them to components that could be weak to magnets. I'm left wondering if the pads themselves will influence or the Commander Pro. I put it (the commander only, without the pads) on the other side of...