Forum discussion tagged with storage.
  1. Question Did Gameloop Emulator bricked my NVME?

    Hey guys, Right now am so desperate,,, 2 days ago I installed gameloop emulator from their official website on my Drive D: which is crucial BX500 SSD and downloaded pubgm just to play with some old friends,, today I opened gameloop and as usual windows defender controlled folder...
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    Question External HDD no longer showing up in explorer

    I have a WD Elements 4T external drive that worked fine I went on vacation had it unplugged and now it won't show up in explorer. I can see it in Device manager and it says it is working properly, I tried to update drivers even uninstall the device, when running diskdrive get status it shows as...
  3. _D34D_

    [SOLVED] best way to intergrate a bsod windows files into a working install?

    i have a 2tb ssd (#1) with a broken windows 11 and 2tb of files and applications. i have a 120gb ssd (#2) that i installed windows 10 on to recover my files. all applications on ssd 1 are looking for their required files on the C drive but the drive was renamed D now. so generally its a...
  4. jvictore

    Question BIOS does not recognize eMMC and SSD

    First I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong topic or something, it's my first time here. In February I formatted a Samsung F30 notebook (NP530XBB) normally, tested it and put it in the closet (until a family member came to pick it up). This week I went to turn it on and to my surprise it was not...
  5. Renan27

    Question New Hard Drive

    I just bought a new hard drive to store my games. When I start to play any game, even games to low spec PC, I'm having stutterings. so I took a screenshot in the task manager to see what is happening View: My Specs: GTX 970 i5 6400 16 GB RAM SSD (Operational...
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    Question MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus Motherboard not detecting second NVMe SSD

    I'll cut to the chase, I've got a new SSD that's faster (gen 4 instead of gen3) and larger (2TB instead of 1TB) My motherboard is not detecting either SSD card in the second M2 slot. (according to the visualization and list in the BIOS) The first M2 slot detects both SSD cards, so the cards...
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    Question NVMe Support (MSI B660M-A)

    Hello everyone, I have recently bought a new Motherboard (MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4) and have bought with it a SSD from Aliexpress that turns out to be faulty since it glitches and freezes my PC when it's under heavy load. And now what I would like to do now is to buy a real SSD (good brand) even...
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    Question Windows 10 for pc with under 16GB of storage ?

    I have recently purchased a mini pc and it only has 16gb of storage and I wanted to know if it was possible to get a version of windows that takes up less than 16GB of storage? Even if it's only 32 bit
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    Question External Drive Cabinet Suggestions.

    I am running Win 10 Pro on an Intel Core i7 4770K CPU. I have an external 5 bay SATA cabinet with about 40T (four 10s and some change) and need to expand. I do not need RAID or anything complicated or "stylish". A cabinet with maybe 10 or more bays, fan cooling, a power supply, a few LEDs for...
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    Question Laptop hdd change

    What needs to be checked for a hdd change on a laptop? Can an hdd from another laptop brand be used on the other, fpr example using a dell laptop hdd on a asus laptop, is there any universal size for the hdd or do each laptop have a specific size or fit ? In this case its for a Toshiba c45...
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    Question Can I use my old hard drives / SSDs in my new pc?

    I am currently upgrading my cpu, motherboard, power supply, cooler and ram and I was wondering if I can simply plug in my old hard drives and SSDs into my new motherboard and it would have all of my games and apps still there. Ultimately I don’t want to have to reinstall all of my games and apps...
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    Question Did I break $3000 worth of HDDs?

    I was moving around to talk to my cat (had to make a moment (new kitty)) and my knee smashed into the hard wood desk that contains 13 HDDs (external, stacked). The force was kind of large, I could have hit a kick ball around 20-30 feet. Is it possible that I damaged my HDDs? (I think I know...
  13. R

    Question Storage help? What SSD can I add?

    Build: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ASRock B450/ac R2.0 Corsair Vengence Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 WD Blue SN550 500GB XFX Radeon RX580 8GB GTS Video Card EVGA power supply unsure which My knowledge of pc building is basic at best. I'm trying to get more storage and add some upgrades to this cyber power prebuild...
  14. J

    Question OS is on SATA, Games and Apps used daily on M.2 NVME SSD.

    Does putting my OS in my SATA makes my apps and games in my M.2 NVME load times not live up to its potential?
  15. DarkLibra

    Question Unable to format USB flash drive

    I'm currently having a problem regarding formatting my flash drive. It shows this error. "DiskPart has encountered an error: A device which does not exist was specified. See the System Event Log for more information." after using CMD to clean it. This flash drive was used previously with a...
  16. xxthomas94

    Question Which hard drive is better?

    I was looking at these 2 hard drives, but not sure which is better. I only planning to install 2 games on it, one of which is 100gb. TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan G 512GB SLC Cache 3D NAND TLC 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD (R/W Speed up to 550/500 MB/s) T253TG512G3C301...
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    [SOLVED] Unallocated Partition

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I have an unallocated partition on my C drive (see picture). Can I merge this partition into the usable partition on drive C without much hassle?? View: Thanks in advance Windows 10, build 19043 Drive C: Samsung 860 Drive D: WD 2 TB...
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    Question Is it possible Expanding my NAS SHR Storage

    I have a Synology 4-BAY disk station (DS416J) that I want to add more drives to but I'm confused if that's possible. I'm currently out of space on my 8TB RED Drive and I want to add an 18TB red drive to expand the storage. The raid type is SHR. (without data protection.) Is this possible without...
  19. brenogp18

    [SOLVED] Which one is the best?

    I'm not sure which SSD to buy, ADATA XPG SX8100 512GB or ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO 512GB?
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    Question 12900k video editing build

    I'm building a new system for video editing in Premiere Pro and After Effects. So far im looking at: CPU: 12900k Motherboard: z690 aorus pro / aorus ultra / aourus master / asus hero, MSI MPG Z690 Carbon? RAM: DDR5 64 GB, 4000-4800 mhz PSU: 750 - 850W GPU: 3060 ti / 3070 / 3080 Storage: 2x...
  21. Agera One

    Question 4TB SMR for storage and game recordings

    Where I live, it's hard to get CMR drives, but I want to know if a SMR drive will be okay for game recordings @1080p 60fps OBS recording CRF/CQP set to around 18? The drive I can get is WD 4TB 5400rpm (WD40EZAZ)
  22. shogun05

    [SOLVED] Hard drive is write protected

    Description of problem: So I had a WD10JPVX hard drive in my laptop. I, yesterday, switched it out a SATA SSD and decided to make use of this hard drive as an external storage.I connected a SATA connector and tried to format it but it didn't work. So I went about searching on the internet and I...
  23. cepht

    Question Why doesn't new SSD show up anywhere?

    I just installed a new SSD, it's not showing up anywhere. Not BIOS or Disk Management. It was installed correctly, what's going on? Motherboard (ASUS Prime Z390-P) SSD (Samsung 980 Pro with Heatsink)...
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    Question is swapping an iPod Classic Hard Drive a good idea?

    Hello everybody! I really don't know if this is the correct forum for this particular question, Please allow me to explain: My dad found his beloved iPod Classic, its a 6th Generation 80GB of great music, I haven't seen him so happy in YEARS... We were looking for an USB Charging cable so we...
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    Question Choosing an NVMe SSD --- higher TBW rating or longer warranty ?

    Which one is better to choose, NVME with longer warranty or NVME with higher TBW rating ? Generally I have 3 choice of NVME SSD 2 years warranty but over 1000TBW 300-370TBW but 5 years warranty (lower cost than number 3) 800TBW and 5 years warranty (higher cost than number 2, Same price as...
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    Question Converting Windows 10 system from MBR to GPT for a new drive. What's the procedure?

    I'm planning to upgrade the system drive in my desktop PC to a 4TB SSD. Only problem is my current drive is partitioned using MBR. I know I'll have to convert to GPT to utilize the full size of the 4TB drive and I've checked to unsure that my motherboard supports UEFI. So my question is about...
  27. TheFlash1300

    Question How do i start S.M.A.R.T in Windows 10?

    Hello. Can someone tell me how do i start S.M.A.R.T in my Windows 10 laptop, so i can see how many write/erase cycles my SSD was produced with, how many were used, and how many are left? The laptop i use currently is a budged version - ACER Aspire 3. Explain to me what do i need to do in...
  28. TheFlash1300

    Question SanDisk Cruzer Force - write/erase cycles

    Hello. Recently, i bought a USB drive, SanDisk Cruzer Force, with a storage amount of 64 gigabytes. Since USB drives don't support S.M.A.R.T, i can't see how many write/erase cycles my USB has. So, can someone, who is familiar with USBs and the technology SanDisk uses in their USBs, tell me how...
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    Question Can I plug in any USB external drive to my router?

    Hello everyone, I would like to purchase an external hard drive and to make it accessible via local network. 1) Can I purchase any external hard drive (even one that's USB powered), plug it into my router, and make it available on the local network? 2) If I buy a USB powered SSD, and leave it...
  30. rumalg001

    Question Should I replace the external HDD?

    I have checked my external HDD using Crystaldiskinfo.After I copied some files to the HDD Reallocated sectores count increased to 3360 from 3352 in Raw Values sector.What does this means? Should I buy a new HDD? Here are the Screenshots Before copying files After copying...
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    Question Need guidance. PC off for 9 months, new components needed, steps needed before booting

    CPU: Intel i9-9900k Motherboard: ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX GPU: (previous) MSI RTX 2080 8GB Gaming X Trio (current - in question) EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Memory: 4x G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16GB DDR4-3200...
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    Question How can I throttle my SSD's speed?

    Please don't ask why but I want to somehow throttle my SSD. Is there a program or a setting I am missing?
  33. GoldenPhoenix2006

    Question Reallocated sectors increasing very slowly ?

    i have a 1TB 7200 rpm WD hdd.(762 gb of drive is free) power on hours=10564 I ran CrystalDiskInfo around 7 months ago Reallocated sectors count was 481. I kinda panicked but didnt gave much attention. Checked today and found it rose to 483. In 6-7 months it rose by 2 So my ques: is storing data...
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    Question PowerVault MD3620i - Power off

    Hellloooo, Apologies if this isn't the correct forum. We currently use a Dell PowerVault MD3620i as a disk array for our Proxmox environment and we've recently purchased some more disks to expand the storage capacity. The Disk array is setup to use a virtual disk and is using Raid 6 As...
  35. C

    Question Problems with my HDD

    Hello, To Preface- PC Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X GPU: Nvidia RTX 3060 SSD: Corsair MP400 1TB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB (2018) RAM: Corsair CMW16GX4M2D3600C18 2x8GB PSU: Corsair RM750x I've been having an immense amount of trouble with my drives (and quite frankly, my whole PC is...
  36. Tama17

    Question 14 year old HDD in new system

    Hello, I recently bought a prebuilt PC that only has a small-ish SSD with Windows 10 on it. However I have a 2008 hitachi SATA HDD (HDS721680PLA380) lying around that I used years ago, and it still works fine in my old system. I was wondering if I could use it in my new PC to store a couple...
  37. Loka88

    Question What kind of ssd that suitable for a gaming laptop?

    I want to buy SSD for my laptop (MSI gl62m 7rd). it supports both m2 sata, m2 nvme pcie 3. But what kind of ssd should i buy ? I want to use my laptop for gaming, coding and also rendering Some post said that using nvme for laptop can cause overheating. Should i still buy nvme ? or should...
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    Question is there a secure way to back up a HHD?

    Hello guys! Here I am asking a dumb question, but here me out... I kinda have a reason for this... So, I build my first PC in 2017, nothing fancy, its an 7th Gen i5 with a NVIDIA 710 Graphics, I'm old school, so I bought a DVD/Blu-Ray optic unit, just to have it there, Anyway... I had an non...
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    [SOLVED] How do I choose where I download programs?

    Just finished my pc built, I work from home and want to have all important programs on my m.2 nvme and the games and stuff on my hard drive. But whenever I download steam or riot they go straight to my C drive. Is there a way to where they get stored? Also what programs do you recommend are a...
  40. jsteven138

    [SOLVED] RAID and HDDs setup for Torrents

    I have the following Setup x570 Aorus Master 5900X G.Skill Trident Z 64 GB 3600 CL18 Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB Corsair iCUE 5000X Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold And I want to upgrade space in order to improve torrenting, I was checking and found that using RAID was a great idea to improve...