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  1. 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...
  2. 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) https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/PRIME/PRIME-Z390-P/techspec/ SSD (Samsung 980 Pro with Heatsink)...
  3. C

    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...
  4. J

    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...
  5. R

    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...
  6. T

    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...
  7. T

    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...
  8. J

    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...
  9. 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 https://ibb.co/922cd5F After copying...
  10. D

    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...
  11. B

    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?
  12. GoldenPhoenix2006

    [SOLVED] 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...
  13. D

    [SOLVED] 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Tama17

    [SOLVED] 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...
  16. Loka88

    [SOLVED] 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...
  17. C

    [SOLVED] 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...
  18. S

    [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...
  19. 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...
  20. 6

    [SOLVED] Samsung 870 QVO slow write speed ?

    Hey. I have gotten myself as a quick buy a Samsung 870 QVO 1tb SSD to use as a Windows drive because my previous one failed. The write speed of this drive should be over 500mb/s but mine is only 88mb/s at max. ? samsung magician gave me this benchmark after 1 hour: sequential read 550mb/s...
  21. S

    [SOLVED] Memtest86 - Does format matter/Can you still store files within a bootable USB?

    I wrote memtest86 on a 29.3GB USB on FAT32 and it only allocated 500mb total for the drive. Is it possible to allocate more space and it would still make the bootable drive work or is this not possible? Does it matter whether not it's NTFS or FAT32? Can it also be FAT and not cause issues, or...
  22. Maulana Fatullah

    Question BIOS not recognize SSD with my PSU, but if i swap to other PSU it can recognize and boot to windows .Is it possible SATA Power Cabble on PSU deffect ?

    Hello guys, I curious about this. My SSD(ADATA SU650 128GB) is not detected by BIOS when using my PSU(Corsair CV450), but when use another PSU(Corsair VS450) it can boot to windows without any problem. I've tried all of SATA Power Cabble on PSU and all of SATA ports on mainboard but have no sign...
  23. Question Something Major wrong with PC. Urgent Help Needed!

    I recently upgraded my pc from E7300 to I5-3570 (Used) and H61 Mobo (New) with a new Crucial BX500 240GB SSD. It ran very smooth for few days, but, then it started crashing with: Unexpected Store Exception and Critical Process Died Error. I tried running everything, I could find on Internet like...
  24. devjamesje

    [SOLVED] Add a M.1 drive to a laptop with an SSD already in it?

    Hi all! I was wondering if there was any way to install a M.1 Drive into a computer with a full sized SSD already installed into it (Computer is Toshiba Tecra z40a), and then use both as storage devices? I have recently been coming low to storage on my device with little applications installed...
  25. C

    Question Looking for a good cheap NAS

    Hi I am looking for a NAS to put on my network. I am really only looking to put games, photos, and whatever my family wants to put on there. I'm really looking to get one as I am on a metered network. I don't pay for the internet service and my parents wont upgrade. I am currently looking at the...
  26. thomasst

    Question NVMe + SATA SSD vs. SATA only?

    Hello, I'm looking to upgrade storage on my PC. Currently I'm using a 128GB SATA SSD as boot drive, and two 1TB HDDs for storage, games and everything else. My plan is to get rid of HDDs altogether, due to speed and noise issues. So now I'm considering the following: 1) Buy a 2TB SATA SSD to...
  27. P

    Question M.2 Not Booting Into Windows

    Hi, A few days ago I switched on my pc and was greeted with a 'could not detect operating system' message. I've never had issues with it before however after reading up on what I could find and trying some bios changes, nothing seemed to work. Under the m.2 section in the bios however, the...
  28. P

    [SOLVED] Can the cause of raw partition be a hardware issue?

    Hey guys. My computer was a little bit slow, specially when browsing internet, and I thought it may have viruses and I did a full scan with windows defender but it took too long, almost 9 to 10 hours, and then I tried to stop it and restart my laptop but after restarting it still kept...
  29. S

    [SOLVED] Raid 1 for video file storage

    Hello everyone, I am making videos for youtube. I record games, upload them to youtube and store them on my hard drive. Youtube keeps the videos, but I feel safer if I still have the videos in case youtube would delete my videos ir was shut down or we are in a war and there is no more internet...
  30. cucumber1420

    Question Created files dissapeared after restart or shutdown and deleted files came back

    As the title said, my new laptop with SSD had the issue after updating windows 10 to lastest version from its earlier version of windows 10. Warning: bad grammar. The problem began with BSOD (code: memory management) when I was trying to download something big or create big files. I was trying...
  31. A

    Question WD Blue SN550 1TB vs Kingston A2000 1TB (as secondary drive)

    I'm torn between these two. Kingston is 4$ cheaper in my country which isn't much so basically same price. I will using this as secondary drive to store games,movies, unity projects. My 2TB HDD died.So, I would prefer whichever is durable Kingston one has DRAM.Will I see any benefit? Any...
  32. Beany man

    Question M.2 to usb 3.0 is recognized but ssd is not

    I plugged an SSD to usb adapter into a laptop running windows 10. For some reason the adapter is recognized in devices and disk manager but my ssd doesn't show up in either.
  33. Beany man

    Question M.2 slot on my motherboard stopped working

    The m.2 slot on my motherboard stopped working. It had some visible damage from the out side but it still worked. Until now. I thought no big deal and bought an NVME m.2 ssd to usb 3.0 adapter. But when I plug in the adapter, my drive isn't detected but the adapter it's self is. There is no...
  34. L

    [SOLVED] Cant make simple volume on USB drive

    Hi, I am trying to make a simple volume on a new USB drive but when I right click the thumb drive in disk management nothing happens. It isn't greyed out or anything, it just does nothing. I also tried to make a simple volume using Command prompt but it said: "A disk specified is not dynamic...
  35. sepyav

    Question Asrock Z170 K4

    Hey everyone so i have asrock z170 k4 motherboard and i attend to buy a new nvme ssd storage it has ULTRA M.2 port and the the company manufacture says it can support nvme but since i want to be sure, is there anyone who uses nvme ssd storage with this motherboard? cuz i wanna buy a high spec...
  36. TopHatterCT

    [SOLVED] 1 SSD vs. 2 SSD

    Is there a significant difference in performance, especially in loading games between a single SSD and two separate SSDs, with the games installed separately from the boot drive? I am planning to replace my old mechanical drive soon, and I am choosing between one 480GB/500GB drive or one 120GB...
  37. M

    Question 2/4 of my SSDs (one brand new) are not showing up in BIOS or in Windows

    PARTS: Gigabyte AX-370 Gaming Ryzen 5 1600 NVIDIA 1660 Super 1 TB NVMe SSD [WORKING] 250 GB Samsung SSD [WORKING] 250 GB SanDisk SSD [NOT WORKING] 1 TB SanDisk SSD [NOT WORKING] 550 Watt fully modular PSU [JUST INSTALLED TODAY] Old PSU was a 500 Watt semi modular ISSUE: My PC was set up...
  38. N

    [SOLVED] Conductonaut liquid metal TIM *storage* temperature?

    I built a new rig a year ago with 5900x and Noctua D15. I used liquid metal between the cooler and IHS. I think I may have used too small amount of TIM, or at least the performance was mediocre. Also, I dislike the shifting fan speed. So, I was able to find Arctic Freezer II 420 for $110, and...
  39. M

    [SOLVED] RAID0 problems

    System: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-I, i9-12900K, 2x Samsung 980 PRO M.2. Windows 11. The MB should support M.2 gen 4 PCIe. However, when setting up storage system in RAID 0 (via RST), I do not get more than ~7000/7000 read/write. This is the same as AHCI configuration with the two 980 PRO...
  40. T

    [SOLVED] M.2 Shows up in BIOS and Device Manager, but not Disk Manager

    I recently got a new SSD. It's a Silicone Power 1TB M.2 SSD. I already have a SATA SSD that's been installed since I built the PC. The M.2 shows up in BIOS and Device Manager, but not Disk Manager. I have tried uninstalling the Standard SATA AHCI Controller, moving around my SATA cables for the...