Western Digital

Forum discussion tagged with Western Digital.
  1. S

    Question Which SSD Should be better for my old Gaming PC?

    My PC Config is: Mother board: Asus H81M-E (Sadly one Ram slot is not working but still works) Intel i5 4590 3.30Ghz MSI GTX 970 8GB RAM DDR3 HDD: Disk 1 : 1 TB Western Digital Disk 2 : 3 TB Western Digital I want to buy a SATA III SSD for PC. Which Brand SSD (Samsung/ Transend/Kingston/Western...
  2. J

    Question HDD still won't show after connecting to two different HDD enclosures

    I tried connecting my WD Blue 1TB HDD 3.5 inch hard drive to two different enclosures and it still won't show up on my PC. It doesn't show anywhere, whether it's in the My PC file, in disk management or in device manager. However I did notice that in ''other devices'' it shows Raid controller...
  3. LORYT699

    [SOLVED] Probably sata connectors done, serching for some solution

    Hi, This is a complex question so I ve choose this brech(system) cause is not only mobo or ssd the problem and I m seraching for a solution, so if the brench is wrong I ask the mods to change it pls. Now the thing, As another question done not a lot time ago, I have a wd blue 500GB ssd that is...
  4. LORYT699

    [SOLVED] Strange SSD dynamics ?

    Hi, I' m a bit confused about 2 ssd that I use. 1, the wd blue(I will call like this) of arround 500GB do not reach the speed it shuld but that is probably because on a old pc with an old sata port, the max speed I ve ever seen was 150MB/s, but the strange thing is not this but that while...
  5. B

    Question Second HDD disappeared after BIOS reset ?

    Hello, My pc was having issues so i decided to try some low cost solutions first just to see. I replaced some thermal paste and put a new CMOS battery in, and in doing so it reset my bios obviously. however i noticed a few days later that my second internal HDD wasn't showing up in file...
  6. LORYT699

    [SOLVED] Slow PC pls help

    Hi, My dad pc is old and is slow, the pc specs are: MOBO asus p5g41tm lx(lga775) CPU intel 2quad q9800 @3ghz RAM 8GB (4x2 ddr3) SSD wd blue 500GB(idk the exact model) GPU nvidia 750ti palit mini PSU only God know what it is(techsolo gt730 maybe) Windows 10 (home or pro, don t remember) the...
  7. SheeshReese

    Question Spatium M480 1TB and WD-2TB

    So I recently bought an SSD and a hard drive for my gaming PC. 1.I plug my hard drive into PC and go to look for on under drives but PC doesn’t even recognize that it’s in I’ve rescanned for devices and also unplugged and replugged for different cables that fit, PC doesn’t recognize it. 2...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. mcan226

    [SOLVED] Changing HDD for SSD with new OS, what does it happen to the old one?

    Hello, I'm upgrading an old desktop computer (i3-4170, 8gb of ram and asus h81m-a) with W10 . I bought a new WD 240gb ssd and I'm gonna install W10 on it. But I'm gonna keep using my old WD 1tb HDD for general storage usage. The thing is that HDD has W7 installed on it. Once I have the new os...
  11. CakeEater

    Question Western Digital DashBoard Tool

    Hello, I have a new WD Elements portable HDD and I'd like to be able to access do a diagnostic tool to fix eventual future issues. There is the WS Dashport tool, but it's only for Windows and I own an iMac. If I formatted my disk on ExFAT would I be able to access the dashboard from my Windows...
  12. R

    [SOLVED] New Hard Drive has manufactured date 2.5 years ago, is that bad?

    I bought a WD 6tb hardrive and it arrived today, it's WD60EZRZ. The manufactured date is 28th may 2019, is this normal? I was sold this new from WD website. Wondering if it's fine to use.
  13. L

    [SOLVED] Western Digital: Black or Ultrastar?

    I'm looking to replace my Toshiba 8TB large storage drive. It contains media & backup files, no programs. I see that WD's Ultrastar is better priced than the Black. I have to assume it's built for better longevity, possibly lower performance even though it's still 7200RPM. I know it's WD now...
  14. stefanoarnello

    Question Asus TUF fx504 Ssd upgrade

    Hey guys I want to upgrade my Asus memory by putting a 'Western Digital SSD 500gb M. 2 2280 NVMe PCIEx' together with the 'Sata HDD 2,5 1TB' thats already in the notebook, anyone knows if its compatible? This is the product...
  15. D

    [SOLVED] Trouble booting with WD 2.5" External Harddrive

    Hi. I am having trouble with my WD external hard drive. Whenever I used to plug it in, it would boot up just fine, and I could access its contents on Windows. However, now the only response I see is that I plug it in and my computer slows down to a halt for about 2.5 hours and in that time any...
  16. T

    [SOLVED] Is My Hard Drive Still Healthy?

    Hi all! I have a pretty old Western Digital 2TB HDD (WD20EARX). I bought it in 2011, so it's now 11 years old. Hard Disk Sentinel shows its health is somehow still at 100%, despite it being used so much, for so long. For comparison, my main system SSD, which has a power on time of 16x less...
  17. 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...
  18. foxfries

    [SOLVED] New WD HDD can only run 1 process at a time without freezing up?

    hi! a couple weeks back i bought a new HDD since my old one started to make weird noises and i wanted to be safe. It's a WD Blue, 2 TB, this one (newegg link). it's intended purpose is to store steam (and other) games, but also some regular files. a problem i've noticed that i didn't have with...
  19. M

    [SOLVED] WD SN750 1TB with Heatsink size fit???

    Hello everyone I finally decided to get a m.2 ssd for my 5 yrs old PC and I decided on WD SN750 with Heatsink but I don't know if that chunky heatsink will fit or not. My mobo is Asus Z170 Pro gaming. I've attached two images, I'm concerned with that component in first one. View...
  20. Ts638

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD not being detected by BIOS

    I just got a new NVMe SSD ( Western Digital 1TB WD Green SN350 - WDS100T3G0C ) for my pc and is not showing up in the BIOS and Windows. I haven't had issues adding drives in the past and this my first time adding an m.2 SSD and I'm not sure what to do. I have tried changing settings in the BIOS...
  21. blackhawk.1542

    [SOLVED] Motherboard won't "recognize" old WD 4TB HDD, how can I fix it?

    Hello, I have 2 of these WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive. I purchased both of them a long time ago and they are working fine. I connected them using the regular USB 3.0 cable that comes with it without any issues. But now I'm trying to connect them directly to my motherboard instead...
  22. Kresunio

    Question SSD NVMe WD BLUE SN550 - disappearing

    Hi, Straight to the point - my NVMe SSD is constantly disappearing from both BIOS and windows (actually it causes lack of windows as I have it on this SSD). I have impression I've went through every thread here and on every other forum to resolve this problem, but nothing helps. My mother...
  23. [SOLVED] WD ELEMENTS - Critical Error

    Good day to all!! Device: WD ELEMENTS - WDBU6Y0020BBK History: I was making a backup of a work notebook. No previous problems, no warnings. I can remember releasing safely the device but at one point the disk got pulled by a mistake by its cable and it ended up at 45º. The disk didn't do any...
  24. A

    [SOLVED] I can't seem to format my 16TB HDD?

    I bought 4x Western Digital Elements Desktop 16TB Hub Drives ( WDBWLG0160HBK-EESN ) I removed the HDDs from the hub and I've added them to my 4x HP Blade Servers (1 drive in each server). I went into the boot setup (F10 - Intelligent Provisioning) and configured them as a RAID 0. I then booted...
  25. K

    Question Computer randomly beeing slower than usual, especially just after boot

    Hi, I have 3 disks in my system, the main one is a Kingston A400 480GB and the other 2 are Western Digital 2TB (yes I know, they're at 5400rpm so they're slow but I put them in raid 0 and it was fine before the beginning of this week). I tried running some benchmarks and those are the results I...
  26. H

    [SOLVED] WD Blue 4TB EZAZ vs EZRZ?

    Hi guys, I need some serious help for this please: Today I bought myself a WD Blue 4TB HDD (Brand New), When i back to home and checked the HDD specs written on it, I got shocked to see its "EZAZ" version, I have no idea about this "EZAZ", all I know that the WD Blue 4TB has only 1 version...
  27. mrmike16

    [SOLVED] Looking for a good, reliable desktop backup drive- and it seems impossible

    Hi everyone, As the title says I've been looking for a reliable desktop backup drive. I don't need much, 3-4 TB. I tried the new Seagate Backup Hub once and it was failing from the start- Then I noticed the reviews. On all of them. This is a bit worrisome, since based on reviews there don't...
  28. aqua_q

    [SOLVED] Which SSD would you choose?

    Hi there, I'm going to get a fast and durable SSD. Propose would be running OS and a couple of games. Ignoring the price, If you were going to choose from this list, which one would you go for and why? Crucial BX500 120GB Silicon Power Ace A55 (or S55) 120/128 GB PNY CS900 120GB...
  29. mitsosha

    Question Inaccessible external hard drive

    Hello, a friend of mine handed me the following external hard drive: WD Elements Portable WDBUZG7500ABK - hard drive - 750 GB - USB 3.0 Specs She had connected the hard drive to her phone and apparently the phone formatted the drive with android file system. She asked for data recovery from a...
  30. ccoo84

    [SOLVED] WD Black 6TB HD Clicking like a clock?

    I have a WD black as my Backup/Storage drive for pictures & extra games or files in my system.. It works fine other then trhe fact is that it has a continues click every socond or so.. I don't know if its the cache from a program, I can't figure out why.. Its just annoying & I'm kinda worried...
  31. ajsolutions777

    [SOLVED] 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...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] Sudden inflation of HD prices

    Two weeks ago I was looking at getting a couple Western Digital Ultrastar DC 18TB drives, and I found prices at $389 and $429 at two different stores. Checking today and those prices rose to $629 and $699, respectively. Has anyone else seen such a drastic jump in such a short period with...
  33. E

    [SOLVED] M.2 running slow after CPU update

    Hi there, I have the Gigabyte Aorus Pro AX Z490 with the Intel i9 11900K processor that has just been upgraded from the i9 10900F. Since then, my SSD's have gone from 3000mpbs to about 890mbps. I have done the following; Re-installed windows Install correct drivers Boot is UEFI and...
  34. S

    Question WD_black SN850 SSD Dashboard tests wouldn't run. Defective drive?

    Hey everyone! As the title says when I try to run the tests from WD Dashboard it wouldn’t even start, goes straight to “Operation Failed” my SN850 1TB, Doesn't show any error codes or anything. The drive is otherwise performing as it should, Health status is 100% in CrystalDiskInfo "raw SMART...
  35. E

    [SOLVED] Issues with NVMe SSD's on Z490 AORUS PRO AX Motherboard

    Hi there, I have just purchased the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus and WD_Black SN850 SSD NVMe drivers for my AORUS PRO AX Motherboard and they are not been detected as NVMe drivers. I have installed UEFI Windows on the WD and the speeds are 3500mbs and not 7000mbs. The latest bios update has been...
  36. D

    Question 6tb Western Digital internal not initializing (older machine)

    Was wondering if anyone had any insight on why a new 6tb WD sata drive (blue) would not be initializing and refusing to. It shows as just an empty drive, 0 space and won't initialize to GPT. The motherboard is older: MSI B75MA-P45. I did add a 3tb drive last year and added a 3D nand drive last...
  37. J

    [SOLVED] Looking for the "best" HDD (2021) - Any recommendations?

    Hi there! My old WD Black internal harddrive from 2013 just went toast and I need to replace it. I'm considering replacing it with and SSD, but I have to check compability with my motherboard first. In the meantime I'm wondering which HDD's are the fastets and most reliable on the market today...
  38. J

    [SOLVED] WD Harddrive spiking to 100% and bad sectors.

    Hi there! Yesterday one of my Western Digital internal harddrives ran into trouble. Therefore I reach out to you, the many wise members of this forum, for some help. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS It all started with the computer lagging, and filetransfers going really slow. I then noticed that the...
  39. Blazedsrr

    [SOLVED] Hard drive mounting sled doesn't fit my druve

    I have a western digital 1 TB har drive 3.5 in and I have the drive trays that were advertised as 3.5 in ones. The tray does not fit around the drive though it seems about half an inch short, don't know why they don't fit because I specifically searched and checked for 3.5 in, anyone know...
  40. Dwite14

    [SOLVED] Insane stuttering in Games after installing an M.2 ssd (WD Black SN 750)

    I got my new SSD delivered a few hours ago. Installed it instantaneously (before, I used a super cheap Kingston 240 gb ssd), and got Cyberpunk 2077 installed on it. Before (literally 25 mins before), the game ran completely fine with smooth frametimes on medium settings around 60 fps but now...