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SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is one of the most common bus interfaces for connecting mass storage devices to a computer system.

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Connecting SATA drives after the computer is booted up

I'm trying to clone an HDD, that's the end goal here. I tried to boot up my PC with all the HDDs involved connected (host drive, drive A and drive B to be formatted and copied over; all drives have an ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize HDD in caddy

I bought my father a laptop, moved the original HDD in a caddy in place of the DVD drive, and replaced it with an SSD. Unfortunately the caddy could not be fastened in the laptop, but for the first 3 ...
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6tb hard drive only showing 1.49tb of unallocated space

I'm not sure if this is a bios thing or what, It dosn't matter if the drive is using MBR or GPT. It always gives me only 1.49tb of unallocated space while in my system. For some reason if I hook up ...
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Laptop stuck on HP logo screen after BIOS update

I recently got notified about a new BIOS update for my laptop, which I successfully downloaded and installed, only to discover that my computer won't boot after restarting. It gets stuck at the HP ...
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Why my Hyper-V converts the disk to SCSI

I have a SATA disk, and I installed Windows 10 on it. After I enabled Hyper-V, I created some virtual machines. However the VM all see an SCSI disk, and I can't find out how to change it. Even the ...
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HDD Issues: SMART, Self Test & Extended test point to Ultra DMA Connector / SATA cable connection issues - Accurate Diagnoisis & Solution?

I know the default line being please back up your data - done that and will attemp doing again if this "connection" allows it. That would be stating the obvious to someone who has played with ...
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Computer won't start on SATA mode AHCI

I had a computer with windows 8.1 installed but the HDD died. So I bought a new one and installed windows 8.1 with SATA mode IDE. Everything was fine untill I shut it down. When I tired to open it ...
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Connecting IDE HDDs to SATA boards

Got 2 HDDs: 80 gigs and 250 gigs. Both have IDE for data transfer and molex for power. I made the move to laptops years ago but I keep an old PC tower just in case I need to rummage through an old HDD ...
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Windows can't start from internal HDD but can if attached via an USB adapter

Hi I have the problem that Windows10 cant boot from my internal hard drive. Windows always displays that it was not shutdown properly and I have the option to trouble shoot in an advanced boot menu (...
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Is a Laptop able to boot from a dual M.2 SATA SSD Adapter or does the BIOS have to support it?

I would like to buy a Dual M.2 SATA SSD Adapter for my laptop. The Laptop is a Panasonic CF-53 MK1. Would the Laptop be able to boot from both M.2 SSDs then or does the BIOS have to support this dual ...
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Installation of slipstreamed Windows XP fails with on AHCI-only sytem

I am stuck on Windows XP installation on an AHCI-only SATA-controller system, and ask therefore for help. VM is also not an option because of performance issues. I have a newer laptop with Windows 10 ...
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Trying to identify this cable name. Hard drive cable

Trying to identify this cable connector name. Specifically, the part that is circled. I know what the whole cable is called, but I am trying to buy some circuit board and I want to search "Circuit ...
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Internal Hard Drive SATA Connector “Fins” Causing Misalignment?

I'm re-purposing an internal hard drive to an external one. The only problem is that my SATA connector that is supposed to go onto the SATA pins doesn't fit due to having some kind of connector fins ...
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Suggest slot for SDD

I have Lenovo K410. User guide (see model k410!): https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/ideacentre_k4_ug_v2.0_aug_2012_english.pdf?linkTrack=PSP:ProductInfo:UserGuide Images of MB: ...
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Sata or CD drive port? Which one better for SSD boot drive [duplicate]

I've hp 15 au004tx laptop. Intel i7 6500u Nvidia 940MX 4GB 8 GB DDR4 RAM 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. I want to upgrade my laptop with an SSD. I want to use SSD for OS installation and HDD for data ...

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