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  1. M

    Question Can a Western Digital 2TB WD Blue 3D NAND M.2 2280 be used in my HP Pavilion 15-eh0050wm?

    Wondering cause I have a 512GB SSD that's about out of space & I wanna upgrade to 2TB to dual-boot Ubuntu Studio on my laptop. Is it possible to use this $170 SSD I mentioned in the model of my laptop? No rude or unrelated answers please.
  2. TomSz_

    [SOLVED] Less Storage Space Than Expected

    Hi Everyone. Recently bought an MSI trident X It says it has a 1TB SSD, I expected 800-900GB of usable space due to windows, bloatware, etc However, It says it only has 599GB total space ! Not sure if I contact MSI, the store I bought it from, or if theres an explanation?? thanks Pics are on...
  3. P

    [SOLVED] Windows 7 to Windows 11 on a new SSD

    Hi, I am still running Windows 7 on my machine, but I'd like to jump directly to Windows 11. I have a new SSD that I'd like to use for my OS, but I'd like to keep everything else on my HDD. Should I clone my current HDD ? Is it better to just backup all my documents, pictures etc. (which I've...
  4. Tommy Sawyer

    [SOLVED] Why drive storage fluctates up and down?

    I noticed that my drive storage has gone down from 244 GB about a month ago to about 233 GB just a week ago. I know that I downloaded some things and it did take some space, and I did the Microsoft Windows updates which does take space. I do the "remove temporary files" in storage (Settings)...
  5. strider94man

    [SOLVED] The hard drive on which I keep my OS on is rapidly losing losing space. Any ideas what may be causing this?

    For the past week or so I have noticed my computers OS drive (ssd) losing space, with windows prompting a low disk volume remaining noise. I cleared some space thinking it was just low on space, as I tend to keep some space but not that much. Not a few hours later I get the same warning, so I...
  6. G

    [SOLVED] Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB not showing up in Disk Management

    MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 64-layer 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) I also have a Sandisk SSD plus 250GB in SATA port 3 and have tried connecting the WD...
  7. naisugen

    [SOLVED] Why does my PC ignore my current storage and only reads the NVME?

    Good afternoon, good evening and good morning. My specs are as follows: i9-9900k CPU GTX Gigabyte 1080 Ti 32 GB of Corsair 3200 mhz Ram Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD Silicon Power 1TB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid...
  8. Highduck

    Question PC boots into bios on the first boot

    My computer always boots into BIOS the first boot every time, then i exit out of BIOS and it boots into windows. I want to find a way to let it boot straight into windows as i find it annoying to have to go into BIOS everytime i want to start my PC. I ran into this problem after installing my...
  9. [SOLVED] SSD slows to a crawl. What is happening?

    Bought a Corsair MP400 1TB today to store more games but the write speeds are abysmal. Never had this with any other NVMe drive. Advertised read and writes are in the 3000-4000mb/s range yet it's writing to the SSD at a poultry 16mb/s. What is happening?
  10. xfamousx0

    [SOLVED] Hello guys i have a MSI a320m pro Vh and i want to buy a NVMe M.2 SSDs

    What kind NVMe M.2 SSDs do i need to buy that is compatible with my mother board
  11. [SOLVED] Older HDD to a new Motherboard Asus Z590M plus

    Hello! is it safe to plug in my old HDD to the SATA port below? It is the only one freely available (GPU covers the rest). Is there a difference between them? Thanks so much for your help!!! I want to plug it in number C SATA6G_5. But I don't know if that is okay, because the text description...
  12. H

    [SOLVED] Do 2 DRAM-less SSDs in RAID0 perform better than a single SSD which has DRAM ?

    My computer specs: HP SFF 8300 with 16gb ram, an i7-3770, RX460, a cheap 360gb SSD from a Chinese brand called Kingfast (def it has no dram inside) It runs Windows 10 with only 1 or 2 applications that launch on startup. I use it mostly for casual tasks like web browsing, online studying...
  13. gman.gar8

    [SOLVED] Factory Reset to Clean Up Gaming Computer

    Ok so essentially, all of my drives are full, and I am not completely sure why. The HDD is a drive that I have had since around 2013 when I originally build my PC and my SSD is about 4 or 5 years old. I don't really keep any important files or pictures on my computer and as far as I can tell...
  14. talhaskrillx

    [SOLVED] Super-slow write speeds with NVMe SSD ?

    Hi! I just installed nvme ssd 128GB and did a crystal disk mark test but my write speeds are super slow. Speed test
  15. M

    [SOLVED] Need help with buying an NVME M2 SSD card for the first time ( My motherboard only supports PCIe 3.0 x2 and not x4)

    So My motherboard is : It doesn't have an PCIe x4 slot available for an m2 ssd . I tried finding an adaptor and came to this : Will a m2 nvme SSD benefit from this adaptor...
  16. HaxJoker

    [SOLVED] Is the Transcend 110S compatible with my laptop ?

    So i was planing on buying the Transcend 110S for my Laptop (HP Notebook - 15-da0000tu) and was wondering if my m.2 slot is a PCIE gen3x2 or gen3x4. I would really appreciate if someone could confirm that i am getting a compatible SSD for my laptop. Thanks in advance
  17. L

    [SOLVED] Secondary drive disappears when trying to install games

    My Secondary SSD D: drive disappears when trying to install games from steam and epic and won't reappear unless I restart my computer. When the drive disappears my computer tends to start having small stutters every couple of seconds. In the epic games launcher there claims to be a file...
  18. I

    [SOLVED] Is RAID 0 really that unreliable these days?

    I know about the risks to be had with RAID 0 and their benefits, but most articles, videos, threads, etc. that I find are from 5+ years ago when things were quite different in the tech world for storage. Also I think most media covering RAID 0 is obligated to talk about it being unreliable, so...
  19. R

    [SOLVED] New Sata ssd and hdd drive Install caused M.2 "Select proper boot Device" error ?

    I recently installed a new sata SSD and now my M.2 boot drive will not boot. My system before the new SSD install was a bit special so I'll explain that further. My System had a M.2 SSD with my current Windows 10 installed on it (Let's call it Drive 0). It also had a second Sata SSD installed...
  20. TheGameSpider

    [SOLVED] Improving windows boot time

    Hello, I currently have windows installed on a WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD with 2000MB/s read/write speed and 350k IOPS. Windows load up pretty quickly, but can the boot time be still improved by upgrading to something like WD Black SN850 NVMe, with 7000MB/4100MB per second read/write speed and 800k...
  21. [SOLVED] How do I truly delete everything on a USB drive to get the full space back?

    OK, so this is a 64gb Kingston HyperX USB stick, and it even says 64gb on it. I installed TailsOS on it last week with Rufus, and then suddenly when I went to format it because I thought that was a more secure Linux distro, I decided I didn't need it. I went into disk management and only 58gb is...
  22. Z

    Question Storage Upgrade Suggestions

    Hello! thanks for supporting me as a new comer :-) So far I have the following system: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8x 3 GHZ 16GB DDR4, 500W be quiet MB ASRock X370 Gaming K4 X370 Gaming K4/ SSD 500GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 GeForce GTX 1080...
  23. P

    [SOLVED] What SSD 1tb Works in the M.2_1 slot (aka hyper m.2) on the Asrock b550m pro4

    Im looking for a good 1tb ssd that will work in my mobo. I think the WD SN570 would work but it is a sata ssd and I already have the nvme sata ssd port taken so it won’t work. I am looking for one that will work in the first m.2 slot on the ASrock B500m pro4. Thanks
  24. C

    [SOLVED] Is my NVME drive failing?

    Hi everyone. I have an NVME drive from a prebuilt that I bought from a local pc shop around three years ago. About two years ago it gave me an issue where the drive would not be detected by the system thus I couldn't boot into my OS. This was easily remedied by taking it out and putting it back...
  25. Dendommenaap

    [SOLVED] 2 of my sata ports on mb not working what to do now?

    hey i have a question i built myself a nas-server. i'm using a 500gb nvme ssd from samsung as chache a standisk ssd for bootdrive and 5 wd 1tb hdd's for storage the only problem is that now 2 of the 6 sata connectors on the mb stopped working . do you know if there is a way to fix this?
  26. PIKAismyusername

    [SOLVED] [URGENT PLEASE HELP] M.2 SSD Stopped showing up and windows wont boot, if I try installing windows again then the SSD doesnt show up as an option.

    This is super frustrating and I would appreciate some help. My NVME Corsair M.2 MP510 SSD has stopped 'working' Windows does not boot because Windows is on the SSD and it does not show up in BIOS, but when i load on my pc this comes up: and says the name of the SSD, what does this mean? Is my...
  27. Sunhallow

    Question M.2 NVMe SSD disappears randomly from system. Samsung 980 1TB drive

    Hello, I bought a Samsung 980 yesterday and installed it today. Initially i tried installing windows 10 on it which gave me a bunch of errors initially and then i saw someone suggested disabling my XMP profile for installing it and that did work. However i ran into constant BSOD with a WHAE...
  28. S

    [SOLVED] PC doesn't recognize PS4 drive

    I've taken out my PS4 drive to install it into my pc for more storage, but my pc can't recognize the PS4 drive. When I go to Disk Management the drive doesn't show up, but when I use the software ''MiniTool Partition Wizard'' the drive shows up with 10MB of storage and is labeled as ''Read...
  29. Iver Hicarte

    Question Recommendations for M.2 NVME drives that offer excellent REAL WORLD Performance?

    Good day, I'm currently looking for a 1TB M.2 NVME that has excellent REAL WORLD performance, I don't really give much emphasis if a lot of the NVME drives today have very fast speeds when it comes to synthetic benchmarks since these are SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS. I'm looking for a drive that can...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] Do apps slow down your computer even though they barely take up space?

    Let's say I had 100 apps that were only 1mb each, versus a SINGLE app that takes up 100mb. This means they take up the same amount of disk space. They are not apps that run in the background or anything, they just exist. Is the only reason why having a lot of apps leads to a slower computer is...
  31. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Do motherboards with M.2 slots support both M.2 NVME and M.2 SATA?

    Apologies for the ludicrous question, I am new to M.2 drives I know little to nothing about them, and I am planning to upgrade to these types of drives specifically NVME. My question is, if a motherboard has/supports M.2 drive slots, are both NVME and SATA M.2 SSD drives supported in the slots...
  32. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] What is a RAID Setup?

    Good day, As the title says, what is a RAID setup when it comes to storage configuration, I have been reading a lot of about this online but I just can't seem to understand the techy gobbledygook, can someone please provide an answer in "English"? An answer that can be easily understood and at...
  33. Adroarith

    Question I replaced my ssd and my monitor did not show any display Urgent Help

    I transferred my system files on my ssd into my HDD because I wanted to change to a bigger ssd and I took out the ssd and replaced it with a bigger storage and switch on but it did not show me any display help asap

    [SOLVED] I cant boot anything with my SSD plugged-in

    Hey, today I just tried to turn on my laptop, and all thay I saw was that windows is making recovery or detecting errors, but it dured infinitely. I tried to pull out the battery, also pull out and insert again SSD. (M.2 Kingston) I made a windows installer USB and tried to boot it, also nothing...
  35. W

    [SOLVED] 100% disk usage

    So for the past couple years my pc has been having trouble with HDD 1. When I open up programs or applications the disk usage will spike to 100% which should be fine for a HDD the problem is that it stays there either for a couple seconds or a few minutes, sometimes hours. I have tried many of...
  36. J

    [SOLVED] Game crashes without error

    Hello, and sorry if i make any grammar or spelling mistakes, english isn't my first languane. Recently, I upgraded my PC with ryzen 5 1600AF, 32Gb of DDR4 @3200Mhz, asus prime B450M-K II. I've had 1050Ti at home + 1SSD disk and 2HHDs. My games are crashing without error and even sometimes, i get...
  37. Almerer

    [SOLVED] Which storage option should I pick? 2 x 2TB HDD, or 1 x 4TB HDD?

    So I'm looking for an HDD to keep files and large games in it. I found two options I could go for. (1) 2 x Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200 RPM for $99.98 or (2) 1 x Seagate IronWolf Pro 4TB 7200RPM for $115.59 I am planning to go for the first option because it's cheaper. But I don't know the...
  38. [SOLVED] What is the best approach to properly and safely write/copy large amounts of data from an HDD to SSD?

    Hello below is my aging 5 year old external storage that has my entire life's collection. It's currently running RAID 1 (mirrored for redundancy on each disk) I recently bought a Samsung 870 QVO 8TB SDD and I'm hoping to move/copy the data from my book duo on it. The SSD is internally...
  39. Ttechnologick

    [SOLVED] I've slowly added a total of 6 Hard drives to my system. And the method i used has created a complete mess... I think

    I have 6 Hard drives installed. And yeah, i thought i was clever and just stuffed them in all willynilly. I have programs installed on each one. Windows will show some of the programs in start some in add/remove and some i just randomly find when im going through folders (I just found a...
  40. haeki1

    [SOLVED] Parallel I/O performance 1 vs. 2 drives ?

    Hello everyone, I am about to buy a new macbook pro M1pro/max for video editing and I am not clear about the size of internal storage as it's often recommended to seperate OS & software from footage and media cache. So I thought taking a smaller internal drive + an external Thunderbolt 3 drive...