Western Digital

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  1. 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...
  2. mrmike16

    Question 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. M

    Question 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
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    Question 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...
  11. 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...
  12. J

    Question 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...
  13. J

    Question 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...
  14. Blazedsrr

    Question 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...
  15. Dwite14

    Question 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...
  16. dbaileyphoto

    [SOLVED] RAID 1 Setup Issues

    Hello! First full build. Key components: ASUS TUF Gaming x570 Plus (WiFi) (OS/Apps) Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 500GB (Storage/desired RAID 1) WD Blue 3.5" HDD 6TB AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Running the OS on the NVMe and everything runs smoothly. Initialized the HDDs in Windows...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] MSI B150 and WD Black SN750 compatibility issue

    I recently just purchased a WD Black SN750 and I'm trying to install it into my M.2 Slot on my MSI B150 M3 motherboard, I can not get it to detect in the bios. Everything I read says these should be compatible, maybe I'm wrong? I tried booting with it being the only storage device, still will...
  18. natewithaneight

    {SOLVED} WD Blue M2 SSD not showing in Disk management

    I have tried almost any remedy found on this site so far with no avail, as well as anything I can find on google haha. My Western Digital Blue M2 SATA SSD has been showing up in BIOS, and Device manager, but does not show up at all within Disk manager. I have tried putting the M2 in the M2A and...
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    [SOLVED] x570 Ultra is not recognizing new WD HC530 HDD. Help!

    Hi all, I'm trying to install a Western Digital 14TB Ultrastar DC HC530 SATA HDD14TB into a Gigabyte Aorus x570 Ultra, but the drive is not being recognized in Windows 10 or in the BIOS. I currently have an M.2 NVMe SSD installed in the M2C socket (WIN10 is installed here), which I'm aware...
  20. C

    [SOLVED] Slow LAN Network Connection

    Hi, My server has a 180gb SSD (R-480MB/s W- 72MB/s ). Both my desktop and the server are on a one-gigabit connection. When I transfer a test file, I am only getting, max 115MB/s. Is this because the drive is a bottleneck? The same thing happens when I test another drive in the server 1tb HDD...
  21. L

    [SOLVED] PCB board replaced, still no success

    Hi everyone! A couple of months ago i accidentaly used the wrong sata power cable from my power supply and my harddrive turned up dead. I did my research and bought a new PCB, swapped it out including the bios-chip, the drive now spins just fine but I still can’t find the drive in windows at...
  22. elking15

    Question please help me to choose my new SSD ???

    hello want to buy a new SSD hard drive . so i have two choice . the Western digital blue 500 gb and the Adata SU630 480 gb . which one is the best and why ???
  23. Z

    Question my m.2 will show up in everything apart from windows disk manager

    It shows up in my: bios device manager if I type disk list on windows PowerShell shows up as unformatted on storage spaces the western digital dashboard basically everywhere apart from the place I need it to be in
  24. D

    [SOLVED] WD Elements 25A1 doesn't show up

    Hi everybody, my problem is this. I connected my external HDD (A 2TB WD elements 25A1), and doesn't show up at all, but here's the thing. Windows recognizes the HDD, it even says on the notification bar to eject it, I checked device manager and it's there, the only thing I couldn't do is to...
  25. G

    Question Issue upgrading hard drive(confirmed not DOA).

    I have a very strange issue right now trying to upgrade my hard drive. So far no one has any explanations. So right now I have 3 hard drives. A nvme, a ssd, and a hdd. All 3 have no issues. Because I don't have room for 2 hdd I'm replacing the old one. If I just plug in the new hdd using the...
  26. C

    [SOLVED] SSD Suggestions

    Hello, I got a WD Caviar Blue 1TB for some years and I would like to upgrade from HDD to SSD. There are a few options bellow for ~45 euros and I don't know which is the best. I saw that Samsung is the fastest between them but the others are twice larger. Any suggestions? SSD's Bellow ...
  27. AmarBiH

    [SOLVED] WD Red 8TB for normal PC use?

    Hello, I bought WD80EFEX hard disc. I know it is NAS drive, but can you use it for personal use? I have a SSD as boot drive and I would use HDD for masive storage because I need it to run 24h a day. My question is should it work with i9 9900 and B365 motherboard?
  28. M

    Question WD Black 4TB drives are either there or not there

    Have had my system completed for a little over a month now, but keep having issues with my two hard drives. A whole plethora of issues, might I add....my computer kept blue screening at one point until I completely disconnected my drives...my OS is on my m.2 lol and I had nothing on those...
  29. M

    [SOLVED] M.2 ssd High Temps?

    So i bought a m.2 ssd (WD Black SN750 1TB M.2 SSD) and the temps according to software has been Min: 43c Max: 72c. from what i have read 70 is like dangerous... The location of the m.2 is behind the GPU and the heatsink didnt seem to be touching the m.2? should i push the ssd onto the heatsink...
  30. Question s.m.a.r.t status bad backup and replace & I checked disk with other pograms and they say disk is ok !!!!!!

    Peace, I got this bios message when I start the computer "s.m.a.r.t status bad backup and replace" I checked the disk with "Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows" and "CrystalDiskInfo" and "HDSentinel" and "disks program on ubuntu" and all of them said disk is ok so I'm confused...
  31. mikekazik1

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to pull data off of an unresponsive Western Digital Passport?

    I have a WD Passport 1TB that I bought back in 2011. Whenever I plug it into a computer, the blue light starts blinking and the laptop makes the same sound it always does when a USB device gets connected. However, the drive is never visible in 'My Computer'. I tried it out on several...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] My System won't recognize 4TB Hard Drives

    My System recognizes all sorts of HDD's and SSD's, but won't recognize either the WD Black/WD Gold (4TB) HDD's. I tried all SATA-Cables and i dont know any further... When starting my PC Intel Rapid Storage recognizes the HDD, but when i'm checking my Storage in BIOS, all drives except the 4TB...
  33. bruhballs

    Question M.2 ssd not recongized in BIOS

    Hi, bought a new 250gb M.2 SATA SSD, installed it in the SATA M.2 slot in my mobo, and it is not recognized in both the BIOS and disk management. Mobo is the Aorus b450 pro wifi, other drives is an A400 boot ssd in SATA0, as well as an WD external hard drive via USB 3.0, connected in the...
  34. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] Can I use two storages at once?

    I recently built a PC with a functioning M.2 Samsung Evo 500 GB card and Western Digital 2 TB Storage HDD. I want to be able to use both at the same time so that I can maximize the most storage out of both drives. Before, I attempted to make a storage pool but I'm unable to do so for unknown...
  35. Rhaemond

    [SOLVED] Would a WD Purple or Seagate Skyhawk be good for gaming, editing, and general storage?

    Hi, I've been wanting to add some additional storage for some time now since I've been practicing video editing and wanted to create more videos in the future. I also play a lot of games especially open world ones. Would a WD Purple or a Seagate Skyhawk be good for storage? I know they are...
  36. H

    [SOLVED] Western Digital 4TB HDD vs WB Blue 1TB 7200 RPM?

    Hi guys, I already have 2 HDDs in my PC, both of them Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200 RPM. Due to needs of more storage space, i decided to get myself Western Digital Blue 4TB HDD, will be used for gaming only. But there's speed differences between both types of HDDs (7200 RPM vs 5400 RPM). I...
  37. tuxedoandex

    [SOLVED] WD Blue 1TB - dead on arrival, or is my system killing drives?

    My younger brother has an Asus G11CD prebuilt system with a Toshiba 240GB SSD installed. I bought him a WD Blue 1TB HDD for his birthday, but after connecting it to SATA/power, it wouldn't show up in diskmgmt or BIOS, and I couldn't hear or feel the drive spinning. Now I would assume the drive...
  38. M

    [SOLVED] Issues retrieving data on (possibly) partitioned WD MyBook Elite 1.5TB HDD

    Hi. Hoping someone can help please. I have a Western Digital MyBook Elite 1.5TB external drive that had a mishap courtesy of one of our cats whilst I was using it. Result being the USB interface came off the board while it was going, and the drive is now RAW. Now when I first bought it, it was...
  39. L

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD not showing anywhere

    Hey guys! M.2 SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND SSD 1TB M.2 Motherboard: ASUS X99-PRO/USB 3.1 I am a newb in building PCs. I have 2 SSDs and a HDD in my computer, but the other day I bought a M.2 SSD. I installed it, and tried to install Windows 10 on it but it doesn't show up in the installer. I started...
  40. M

    [SOLVED] Monitor doesn't boot when install new SSD

    First off, here are my specs: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super PSU: Corsair CX 550W Mobo: MSI X470 Gaming Plus Memory: 2x8GB Team Group 3200 DDR4 HDD: 2TB Hitachi (HUA7222020ALA331) Here is my BIOS version: A.90 My SSD that I'm trying to...