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Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive

Q: Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive

hi all
i am thinking of using this ssd for the windows home premium and would like some advice on it it

1) it is 30GB will this be ok for the operating system?
2) do i have to do a reinstall of the operating system or can i copy the existing one on my hard drive at the moment?
3) does the ssd connect to the motherboard like the hard drive?
4) and any advice would be greatly recieved

Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive - Computing at Play.com (UK)

http://www.play.com/ProductOutline.a...4005601&r=PCSH

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Preferred Solution: Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive

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A: Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive

i found a review
Kingston 30GB SSDNow V-Series (Review) | Skatter Tech

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Have a question about the driver for this Kingston SSD. My computer have AMD Chipset, AMD Processor and AMD Graphic Card. Now what I want to know if this is wise to change the driver from AMD RAID to Microsoft AHCI or leave it alone as is. My SSD is working but doesn't work in Kingston ToolBox to check the drives. Someone said that I can change the driver from AMD to Microsoft but I don't feel comfortable about this. I don't know if it's really necessary to change the driver for this SSD or not.

Thank you,

John

A:Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/240G 2.5" 240GB

The MS AHCI driver is ok but, if you want to use the AMD one, that will be ok too.
Do you have RAID? Honestly, if the computer is running ok and you find no issues, I would leave the MS one.
Have you checked to see if the computer is running in AHCI mode? Have you been into the BIOS setup of your computer to check if the SATA controller is set to AHCI?
If you ARE running RAID, the toolbox will NOT work for a RAID setup. I can assure you of this as the machine I am typing this on has 2 V300 Kingstons in RAID, the "trim" function will ALSO not work in RAID no matter what ANYONE tells you.
The ONLY way for the toolbox to work is for your system to be on 1 drive and as AHCI.

I do hope I haven't confused the issue too much for you?

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Hi,
I have an older desktop computer (emachines t2885) which has an 80GB 3.5" ide hard drive, and space for one more drive. I also have an unused 320GB laptop (2.5") drive. I was wondering if there is a way to hook this up internally, with an adapter of some sort, if that is at all possible, or would I be better off with an external enclosure? my only reserve to going external is that i want to use the drive for movies/games etc and USB can be slow sometimes. I have also seen pci cards for e-sata... is this an option here? Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

A:2.5 inch SATA hard drive to 3.5 inch IDE connection

hi
ive seen adaptors that convert IDE to SATA, but none that go the otherway....anyone else got a suggestion.
 

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Hi All
New to all this SSD stuff. Can anyone tell me if I can update the f/w on my drive from Windows whilst that drive is running the OS?

John

A:Kingston SSDNow V300 120G f/w update

Kingston uses a 'Field Updater', check their site...

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Hi there,

My computer has been stable with no BSODS previously but since installing a new Kingston SSDNOW V300 as my boot up device I have been getting random BSODs, specifically while browsing with Firefox.
This is already the second Kingston ssdnow V300 as I suspected it might have been a bad SSD.

I have attached the BSOD logs.

My mobo doesn't seem to support AHCI and I am also using a SATA2 connection.

Thanks for the help!

A:BSOD after installing new Kingston SSDNOW V300

Hello and welcome nesteaplunger now according to this mate the board does support ACHI P5G41T-M - Motherboards - ASUS
Now I stand to be corrected mate but I think that you will have go back set the ACHI and reinstall.
As you can see from the link it could be due to a power problem too.

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Does it have the same power plug and sata port as a 3.5 inch sata drive?
I think it is a laptop sata drive.
Will a sata II controller work if the drive is a sata I drive?

A:1.8 inch laptop sata hard drive will it plug and play in a desktop pc?

Answers to all three are YES.

IF the drive is Sata 1 and the controller is rated to Sata 2, the drive will still work.

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Hola me gustaria camnbiar el HHD de mi laptop por una ssd Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM?). Me gustaria saber si mi laptop es compatible y hasta q tamaño de memoria se puede instalar. Es posible tener una HHD y SSD al mismo tiempo funcionando en laptop. Saludos.

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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Hi,
Im new to the forums, hope someone can help?
I am looking at adding one of these SATA HDs ....

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/13973...ffset=30&review_type=both&review_order_by=RUF

.....Into my HP Pavilion PC, (a6150)

Am I right in thinking all I would need is the drive itself and the below 2 items?

http://tinyurl.com/8rlxx8

As its OEM is there anything I need to be aware of (I realise theres no manual, retail packagain etc)

Thanks for any responses
 

A:Internal SATA hard drive - help for a rookie!!

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Hey ppl!
Appreciate all help and tips offered
I'm Steve and new to real know how of PC systems. I do know a fair bit and good with installations etc etc so I really don't mind being treated as a newbie but an absolute Virgin Mary.

Now the question is...
I have an external hard drive/media player of which I have taken apart and removed the hard drive from within and connected into my PC in place of my DVD drive.

This is all working absolutely fine but I have no SATA data ports left on my mother board to reconnect my DVD drive.

Can I buy a splitter and extra cable? Will it work as normal with this hard drive and original DVD drive?

Also I have removed another DVD drive from an old PC of which I would like to install and run along side both hard drives and resident DVD drive. This connection is a conventional/old skool ribbon connection. I am happy that it can be connected with data and power easily but the problem I face is will it run along side everything else? Would I need some sort of software where I can run both DVD drives at once?

Thanks ppl and I look forward to getting these problems solved and I apologise about the essay you have just read!
Steve

A:Adding internal sata hard drive help!!

Originally Posted by Scorpionsteve


Hey ppl!
Appreciate all help and tips offered
I'm Steve and new to real know how of PC systems. I do know a fair bit and good with installations etc etc so I really don't mind being treated as a newbie but an absolute Virgin Mary.

Now the question is...
I have an external hard drive/media player of which I have taken apart and removed the hard drive from within and connected into my PC in place of my DVD drive.

This is all working absolutely fine but I have no SATA data ports left on my mother board to reconnect my DVD drive.

Can I buy a splitter and extra cable? Will it work as normal with this hard drive and original DVD drive?

Also I have removed another DVD drive from an old PC of which I would like to install and run along side both hard drives and resident DVD drive. This connection is a conventional/old skool ribbon connection. I am happy that it can be connected with data and power easily but the problem I face is will it run along side everything else? Would I need some sort of software where I can run both DVD drives at once?

Thanks ppl and I look forward to getting these problems solved and I apologise about the essay you have just read!
Steve




Steve one way you could get around that would be to buy an external enclosure. It would use USB instead
Ken J+

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I'm using 1 hard drive for O.S. which is Raptor, and another 500Gig Seagate SATA2 for storage. For some reason I can't see Seagate, only Raptor. Under My Computer Seagate is not showing up, but under Computer Hardward, it's showing as working properly.

Does this have something to do with MBR? I have XP Pro on Raptor NTFS and I want to use Seagate as storage drive. What can I do? How can I unselect Seagate as Master Boot Record so it'll show under My Computer as Data drive?

Please help!

A:Internal Sata Hard Drive won't show up under My Computer

Hi, vmarkary. Welcome to TSF.

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Disk Management.

Do you see your drive on the list of drives? if so, post screen grab.

Thanks.

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Hi Everyone!

I have on my computer two SATA drives and one IDE drive.
I use the IDE for windows, one SATA for programs and games and the other SATA for documents, downloads, music etc.
My IDE and program SATA are both working fine. but the doc SATA keeps shutting down every now and then. what I do to fix it is open the computer box, playing with the SATA cables until I hear the drive come back to life, my computer is 'stuck' for a few minutes and then everything is ok for a while until it happends again.

does anyone can thing of something?
Thanks alot
Chaim
 

A:Sata internal Hard Drive continues to shut down

Sounds like the power cable to the drive that is acting up needs to be replaced. . . the newer ones have a much improved latching gizmo
 

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I bought a Maxtor Ultra ATA internal hard drive, and want to install it as a backup drive in my HP m1170n. However, the m1170n requires an SATA hard drive. Is there a converter, adapter, etc. that I can buy to make the Ultra ATA compatible with the m1170n? Please provide specific model numbers for any suggestions, if possible. Also, please advise about how much it should cost and if it is easy to install. Many thanks.
 

A:Ultra ATA Internal Hard drive to computer that requires SATA

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One of my computers is configured with four SATA (non-RAID) drives. (I've used this setup for about a year). The other day, I noticed that one of the drives (main backup) was missing all of its data. The drive still shows up in Disk Management as (D:"healthy') as well as in Windows Explorer. However, a right-click "Properties\Local Disk PropertIes" check, shows the drive as having zero bytes; an indication that there is no data on it. Additionally, a direct click on the drive letter initiates "The disk in drive D: is not formatted", etc. This has caught me completely by surprise, as the drive showed no early warning signs of impending failure at all. (BTW, the drive is a WD 640MB). Could it be that the data on the drive is now kaput?

I hesitate to deploy some of the many software data-recovery methods I currently have, because of creating irreversible data-lost condition. (Experience tells me that I may be screwed already). [choke]

If anyone has experienced this problem or know of a possible solution, please feel free to chime in. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Internal SATA Hard Drive Data Has Vanished!

Sudden death of a drive is not an impossible thought, and would be my first bet. Sounds like the file system got the first bit of damage, as it's not a case of slowly deteriorating to a corrupted, useless state... In other words, it's not completely dead, but what's dead in it makes all the other healthy parts useless.
Just my thoughts, can't know for sure...
 

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I am having a problem with unwanted installations to external hard drive when it seems i have no control over where program or microsoft updates install. actually the worst problem was when windows live updates and installations went to external. i did not discover this until recently and this explained why i have had to reinstall vista several times. i can always unplug the external if necessary but i would rather not. i asked western digital why this happens and they told me that since my internal hard drive is smaller than external that vista seems to not have solved this installation glitch yet. i prefer to use my external as storage for files and backups etc. does anyone know how to make my system recognize main drive as the smaller one. i hope this is clear enough to merit an answer. i have already suffered through a 3 day phone help with tech finally telling me to reinstall vista, which i did and it solved several other problems but not the int/ext installation issues.
thank you
fran

A:programs and updates install to external hard drive instead of internal sata

I would recommend backing up your data to the external drive. Shutting down. Unplugging the external drive. Reinstalling Vista on a clean setup. Boot up with the DVD and remove the partitions from your internal drive. Shutting down. Turn on and install starting fresh.

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I've had hard drive issues before and been able to solve them via device manager and disk management etc, but this one has me stumped, I'd very much appreciate some ideas!
A bit of relevant background - I have a HTPC running Windows 7 with two 2TB Western Digital Green Power HDD's connected by sata. They both work fine, and I've had no trouble with either.
Today I bought a dual sata USB hard drive enclosure to put them both in, as I'd like to take my film collection with me hooked up to my laptop every now and then.

I installed them both in the enclosure, plugged the usb lead into my laptop, and waited for the usual recognition sounds and autoplay pop-ups etc.
However when I went to My Computer, only one was showing, my drive named "films 2".
The LED on the enclosure to show activity was only lit on the left side, which meant it wasn't picking up both drives. I went into disk management and device manager, and the "hidden" drive was nowhere to be seen.

I double checked the connections on the enclosure, and powered down and up again, and distinctly heard both drives spin up, one immediately after the other.
I then connected the enclosure to my HTPC, only for the same thing to happen.

Next I plugged in JUST my "films 1" drive into the enclosure, and it did spin up but no glimmer of recognition in Windows, device manager or disk management! Whereas when I plug in just "films 2", it is recognised fine.
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A:Peculiar issue with sata hard drive when changed from internal to usb enclosure

Sounds like the enclosure may be bad, what model is it?

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Looking to upgrade my laptop HDD. All the HDD's seem to be SATA 3 *6 GB/s* and just want to make sure a SATA 3 drive will work in a laptop with a SATA connection. I assume it is a SATA 2 connection, but do not know for sure, any way to tell?
 

A:2.5 inch SATA 3 drive

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I have a HP Vectra VL Series 4 5/133 with a 2GB hard drive that I am trying to upgrade to a 30GB drive. I have copied all my data and the new drive works on another PC, but it is not recognized in my HP system. I have gone to the HP site and downloaded and installed the latest BIOS, but my new drive is still not recognized.

Help,
Rob
 

A:30GB Hard Drive not recognized

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I really need help here. It is getting downright scary. I built this whole computer, and everything was fine. I had Win vista Ultimate 64 with the 32 bit emulator. Then I installed the upgrade to Win-7 over Vista, with no issues, and I was delighted with it, as I was with Vista. All this time, which was about three months, Win Media center was installed, dormant, and I had never used it. Then I hit the holy grail for a home entertainment p.c. I bought the Hauppauge 2250 internal H.D. video recorder card, got it working, and everything was STILL fine, and better than ever. I'm watching Blu-Ray and T.V. on a projector/7 foot screen, and I was in heaven. I have it configured so that all the H.D. recordings go on to the external drive, and it performed flawlessly. Then, about two nights ago, I wrote out an Email, went to save it, and Windows told me I was out of hard drive space on drive C. I tried various upkeep things, and couldn't save it. I thought it was a fluke, so I rebooted, and thought nothing of it. It of course happened again the next day, and I finally checked the C drive space, and it was right - I was out!

I've tried, and noted the following: Antivirus, and anti malware, three diferent reg cleaners, dumping the old system restores, shut off the Windows indexing, and it still does it, but HERE'S the kicker: When I shut the computer off, and turn it back on, all of the space that it sucks up is back to normal. IOW, the average amount used lately is about 33 GB out ... Read more

A:Emergency - My Hard Drive is filling up @ 30GB/Hr.

Can you download windirstat? It will look for a giant file and will display a big box for it. Then you can probaly delete what ever it is causing the problem

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I'm just wondering, is this like a 2nd hard drive that I can put stuff in like I would with C:? Or is it another drive to put another OS on. I'm so confused.
 

A:hard drive filling up, other drive has 30gb free

It appears to be set up to take more "stuff" of whatever you want to store there. If you really wanted to, you could put another OS on the drive but do you really want to?
 

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Hi, Folks!

Maybe i could buy a "Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB" drive for about 50? (+/-64$).
It's new and never served (to verify...)...

So,
1- what do you think about that device?
2- will i be able to mount it in my pc case (it seems to be planned to be used in a laptop but claws are furnished...)?

Thanks for any advise or comments...!

A:What about "Kingston SSDNow V+"...?

I have a V+ 128gb drive. Runs flawlessly. I got the bundle version which comes with easy-to-use brackets, and Acronis True Image 2010.

Ranks very high(5 eggs on 64gb, 4 eggs on 128gb) on NewEgg customer ratings.

Very good value, from a reputable company.


I'm getting a V+ 64 for my DAW this fall.

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New kid on the block.

I have a U100 Part Number: PLU10E-00U023EN and would like to upgrade to a 60GB HD.
I am looking for a part number for this replacement hard disk.
Also can anyone tell me where I may purchase this in the UK. Retail shop would help. If not, a direct mail address would be appreciated.
I have seen one from OFFTEK for £43.0 Plus VAT, Part Number: KTT3311/1GB.

Then I saw the same part number from Toshiba and it cost over ?100.
Maybe someone can tell me where I could get the upgrade done near Leicester.

I have found the site very helpful.
Thanks.

A:Libretto U100: 30GB Hard Drive Upgrade to 60GB - need part number

I think you should take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=99399#99399

It?s the first one about the same theme which you have posted here in the forum!

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Is there any down side electronically- or performance-wise to 24-inch SATA data cables as opposed to 18-inch SATA data cables?

I have no experience with SATA to this point so please pardon my ignorance.
 

A:18-inch vs 24-inch SATA cables??

I can't imagine there's be any measurable difference. SATA uses real shielded cables with termination at both ends, so electrical interference that you get with ATA cables shouldn't be an issue.
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell Mini 9 with a 16GB SSD in it. I don't save many files on my computer so until recently, the 16GB hard drive was more than enough for my use and I found the speed to be very good. I decided to upgrade to a 30GB SSD but when I purchased it I mistakenly bought a OCZ SATA II 30GB hard drive rather than the PCI-E compatible drive. Obviously an embarassing error on my part but now I need to decide what to do. I got a great deal on the 30GB OCZ drive on tigerdirect.com. I could return it but after paying the shipping to return the item plus a 15% restocking fee I have done the math and figured I might as well just keep the drive. My question is what is my best option for getting the most for my money? Buy a new (or refurbished) laptop and use the OCZ drive for that or use the drive for a future use and go ahead and buy the correct SSD for the Dell Mini? I would also consider an option to buy a desktop and use the SATA drive for that. Appreciate any suggestions you might have.
 

A:Advice on what to do with OCZ SATA II 30GB SSD

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I need to install a second hard drive in my Pavilion 500-459. Of course there is only one 3 /12 inch drive bay. However there does seem to be another drive bay above the 3 1/2 inch which would take a 2 1/2 inch drive. There's a spare SATA power cable there and I have a small sata data cable. Can anyone point me to the instructions fo doing this? Came up blank searching the net.Thanks...

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Computer: Dell Dimension 5100. 6 years old.
Current hard drive: SATA 250GB (think it's SATA 1). Dell web site says its ATA-133

Looking to: Replace the hard drive due to faults

Question: Can I fit a SATA 3 hard drive in this computer? Would this just work at SATA 1 speeds because of the old mainboard? Most of the hard drives listed for sale are now SATA 3.

Thanks for any replies.
 

A:Solved: SATA 3 hard drive to replace a SATA 1 hard drive?

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My daughter has a Dell Dimension 4550 with a 30 gb hard drive and a 500 gb external drive currently connected via a USB connection. It seems the external drive cannot be used as a home for Microsoft applications (Powerpoint, etc.) or used by the system as working space for burning a DVD. Would these kinds of things be available if we added an E-SATA controller and connected the external drive via that (it does have that option)?
 

A:Is E-SATA treated like an internal drive?

Sounds like you'd be way better off if you could clear your internal drive, getting rid of some clutter. I do realize that 30 gig isn't much, but I've worked with less. Surely there are many files in that 30 gig that are either completely unnecessary or there are user files that can be moved to the external. Best bet is to clear space on your internal so you'll have more room for applications and temporary space for burning DVD's.
 

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My old Laptop (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) 's GPU died. It had a SATA III HDD (WD Blue 750GB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 9.5 MM 2.5 Inch - WD7500BPVX). Because the GPU died, I couldn't get the files off. (External monitor didn't show anything either). My new PC is an ASUS X55UA Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Amazon.com: ASUS F555UA-EH71 15.6 Inch, Intel Core i7, 8GB, 1TB HDD Laptop, Windows 10 (64bit): Computers & Accessories) with the following per Speccy:

Manufacturer Seagate 1TB drive (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB)
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Enclosure I bought/trying to use: I/O Magic I35USBSP 3.5" IDE SATA USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure | Staples®

When I plug the USB 3.0 cord into my USB slot, it shows up as drive E, and says it needs to be formatted. Disk Management lists it as RAW format. I can't access any of the files or get it to "mount", which I think is what is supposed to happen?
All of my old schoolwork, med files, taxes, etc are on there. :/. I am kind of freaking out. I will make backups from now on.
Can anyone provide assistance? Please?

A:Can't transferold Internal SATA III drive onto a new PC

Run a chkdsk. Maybe that helps.

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My old Laptop (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) 's GPU died. It had a SATA III HDD (WD Blue 750GB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 9.5 MM 2.5 Inch - WD7500BPVX). Because the GPU died, I couldn't get the files off. (External monitor didn't show anything either). My new PC is an ASUS X55UA Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Amazon.com: ASUS F555UA-EH71 15.6 Inch, Intel Core i7, 8GB, 1TB HDD Laptop, Windows 10 (64bit): Computers & Accessories) with the following per Speccy:

Manufacturer Seagate 1TB drive (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB)
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Enclosure I bought/trying to use: I/O Magic I35USBSP 3.5" IDE SATA USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure | Staples®

When I plug the USB 3.0 cord into my USB slot, it shows up as drive E, and says it needs to be formatted. Disk Management lists it as RAW format. I can't access any of the files or get it to "mount", which I think is what is supposed to happen?
All of my old schoolwork, med files, taxes, etc are on there. :/. I am kind of freaking out. I will make backups from now on.
Can anyone provide assistance? Please?

A:Can't transfer old Internal SATA III drive onto a new PC

Run a chkdsk. Maybe that helps.

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So my 1 TB internal hard drive has less than 30 GB of space and I want to upgrade to a 2 TB internal so I can hold more of my games on it. How would I be able to transfer every single thing from the 1 TB to the 2 TB?

A:Help Upgrading 1 TB Internal to 2 TB Internal Hard Drive

Assuming this is for a desktop, you would plug in the new HDD into the sata port on your motherboard, amd make sure it is getting power from the PSU, and win7 should recognize it and mount it. You then make sure its has the NTFS file system and you can drag and drop from one drive to the other. Or use a program to copy over files like teracopy. I use teracopy because it keeps exact listing of what is being copied and exact info about size. Now as far as transferring games, I may be wrong but I think you would have to reinstall the game into the larger drive if you wanted to make use of the 2tb drive. I am not a big gamer so take my game advice with a bit of salt, I am simply trying my best to help you out

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Hello y'all,

I recently changed to an SSD from my laptop that was running for about 2 years, and whenever I play video games or do anything intensive that requires reading drive I get a blue screen. I also get various game error messages that abruptly quit Starcraft 2. Anyways, I suspect it's the solid state drive.

I'm running on:

windows 7 x64 Retail
Comp is about 2-3 years old .
OS is freshly installed again, just formatted with SSD.

CPU is nvidia gtx 460
Motherboard is: gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H
power supply is a corsair vx450 watt
Hard drive is kingston SSD snv425-S2 V series

Any help would be much appreciated. If it's the hard drive, i suspect I have to get a new one since this is disocntinued and they won't release any more drivers.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Tai

A:BSOD-- Kingston V series SSD problem?

edit: my video card is gtx 460,
My CPU is an AMD phenom II x4 955

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i have a Dell XPS 14, i7 intel core, 8 gb RAM.

When i installed windows 7, i deleted the partitions of my internal hard drive 465 gb as it is necessary for a clean install of windows 7. i have installed all the drivers that matches my dell service code and the windows updates. But the internal hard disk did not show up. It does show in the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" software (Screen shot in attachment) but does not show up on "My Computer" or in "Disk Management". I can only see the one drive (Screen shot in attachment).
How can i make windows detect it?

A:SATA internal hard disk not detected after clean installation of Win7

You installed on SSD. Did you clean partitions on internal harddisk when installing windows (not necessary, just a question)? Was internal harddisk working prior to reinstall?

Look in eventlog for relevant errors

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My HP nc6320 has a knackered hard drive. I'm looking for a replacement but can't locate one.

The original is a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 - 60G Serial AT or SMART SATA.
The specs say up to 120G 5400 rpm
Anyone know either where to get one or is there an available equivalent ...e.g. WD

Many thanks
 

A:Looking for replacement disk drive (internal SATA)

Here's three, two are WD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 600030585 600003341&IsNodeId=1&name=5400 RPM
 

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I built my desktop about 4 or so years ago, don't put all that many hours on it, used WD drives. Recently had to unplug one before it quit altogether and one of the other 2 is getting pretty noisy.

Started researching for a good dependable drive, with new models coming out so frequently what was a good drive last year may not be true any more.

I had looked at Seagate Barracuda LP 5900 rpm drives, but have read some user reviews that say they haven't lasted long for some users. Haven't read any reviews of the WD LP 5400 drives yet.

Seek time isn't as important as drive dependability - don't want to have to buy 2
drives just to ensure I don't lose data. I know drives can fail, but being you folks
probly have a good read on what's considered the most reliable new drives in the
1 to 1.5 TB size, I'm asking.

Thanks!!

EDIT: Kept reading reviews, WD Green or Blue or Black didn't exist yet last time i got into this in depth.
Read a bunch of reviews, decided on the Black because of the warranty & reviews.
Wanted a 1.5TB but they don't make a Caviar Black in that size.
But a good price at $99, I'll probly add another one sometime later.
 

A:Need 1 or 1.5 TB internal SATA drive, new ones don't have good reviews?

We have several hundred Seagate, Western Digital, and Samsung drives out there with nary a problem. Failure rate in the first year is lower than our old numbers on 80 GB and 160GB. It is true that there were a few problems on the early 1.5 1 TB drives, but since the advent of the 3.0 devices with 1 TB up to 1.5 TB, there have been no issues. 2 TB drives are a different issue, however.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 448568 MB, Free - 399972 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I am trying to connect an internal SATA HDD as an external drive for use as a backup medium for my system.

To connect the HDD, I am using a cable-set, consisting of a power-adapter, a cable adapter (6" long, 4-pin to SATA power fitting), two-sided femaile receptacle and ribbon-cable data fitting with a shielded UBS cable attached, 6" ribbon-cable.

With no power on, I connect the power-adapter and assorted cables and adapters to 125V AC power and to a USB port of my computer and to the SATA HDD. Everything seems to fit, mechanically.

I apply power to the computer and to the assembled SATA HDD components. The computer starts normally, but I do not notice any vibration, stirring, whirring of the SATA HDD. Also, when the computer is full booted, and I look at My Computer with Windows Explorer, I find that it does not recognize the presence of anything at a USB port, particularly not my SATA HDD.

I have tried fully booting the computer and connecting the HDD to the USB port afterwards, as I might a memory stick, but it is not recogniz... Read more

A:Connecting internal SATA HDD as external drive

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8090 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 118 GB (29 GB Free); D: 931 GB (286 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., GL552VW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

What is the maximum hard drive size for my laptop model since i cant find any information about it. It fits a 7mm hard drive. But i want to get a bigger hard drive for it and want to check if 15mm would fit or if i would only be able to get a 2TB hard drive. It has a hard drive cage but was wondering if i needed to have that as it might let me have a bigger hard drive without it. But with the cage it looks like it'll allow a bigger size so maybe max 9.5mm?
 

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I am trying a last ditch effort to swap over ONE platter from identical 2.5 inch 40 GB Toshiba Drives due to drive failure of one of them. Dissasembly of the drive itself not a problem, but i cannot get the center screw holding the platter to the spindle to loosten. I am afraid i am going to strip the torx head screw if I go any farther. Any ideas?
P.S., I already know this is a risky at best proceedure. I just have to know if this last thing, swapping the platter, will work.
 

A:Trouble removing 2.5 inch Hard drive platter

I doubt that even if you get the platter removed that the drive is going to work, but good luck anyway.

On the center platter screw the drive manufacturer most like used a compound such as Lock-Tite on the screw. The only thing I could tell you to try is to take a heat gun and heat the screw to see if heat will loosen the locking compound.
 

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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Hi, bit of a long shot, not sure if anyone will be able to help me.

I remember a good few years back i would always use the latest SATA or matrix / RST drivers and would always update them regularly, I?m pretty sure i have had newer drivers on my laptop in the past than what i have now, i cannot find any though, every time i try to install any of the above they always say not supported on my laptop, the drivers that are currently installed are:

Driver Version: 11.0.0.1032

Date: 29.11.2011

They are very old and would like to be able to use any newer ones that would benefit me, the rest of my laptop is up to date, just not that.

Even when i run Intel software update utility it finds nothing new for it.

My laptop is Lenovo Edge E530.

I am running windows 10 64 Bit Pro

If anyone can help at all that would be great.

Regards

James

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Will my external WD hard drive (used for backups) work with a PC that has internal SATA drives only ?
 

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I have a SATA 1 TB Maxtor drive that is giving me issues. When the drive is plugged in it prevents Windows from booting even though there is no OS on this drive. I am running Windows 7 RC from a Raptor Drive. When I take the drive out my computer boots up with no issues at all.

Now normally I would assume there is a problem with the drive, but I had been using the drive fine up until about 4 days ago when this started happening, but the drive still spins when I turn my computer on, and in the boot menu my computer still recognizes the drive and can read the drive's size. My computer just stops at "Verifying DMI Pool" Sometimes it makes it past that and will make it to the Windows 7 screen then it will go to black and say "Checking Disk" and it will start to scan but eventually the progress will stop and it will just sit there.

Any ideas?

UPDATE:

I put the drive in a SATA enclosure. When plugged in my computer recognizes there is a new USB device plugged in but the Hard Drive still does not show up in My Computer or in Disk Management. Drive still spinning though.

Re-formatting or accepting the drive is lost is my last option. I have a lot of important data on this drive. If I have to I would find a way for someone to fix it.
 

A:Internal SATA Drive Prevents Windows from booting

I do hate to be the bearer of bad news but it does sound like the drive is dying,

you can try the old trick of freezing the drive connecting it quickly and seeing if you can get it to be read enough to get the data off it.

im sure other TS members have their own ways of recovering dying drives, but that one works for me.

Also try and download the makers test tool for it and use that to test it with, if its under warranty you may be able to get it replaced, however the data is gone.
 

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Pentium 4 3.0ghz Windows Vista Ultimate
I have a brand new 500GB WD SATA2 WD5000AAKS
Its works perfectly fine in the drive bay, (Healthy, Active Primary partition) everything seems normal.

I put it into this SATA Enclosure. Windows recognizes the drive when I plug it in like normal, but if I go to my computer, disk management, or if Vista is trying to shut down or start up, Vista just hangs. As soon as I unplug the drive or turn it off everything goes right back to normal. The drive is recognized in 'safely remove hardware' with a drive letter and all, and I can even safely remove it.

The same thing happens in XP though XP does not hang up. The drive shows up in disk management as a healthy partition, and I can even delete the partition and format it but it will not show up in my computer. Same results on another XP computer

I have put a Maxtor 300GB drive in the enclosure and a WD 160GB and they both worked perfectly.

Ubuntu seem to see it fine, though it said it was a "read only" drive. (ubuntu newbie)

I've googled all I could with no luck. Could it be jumpers? I wouldn't know what to change or how for that matter, but the different settings for this drive can be seen here

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:Solved: WD SATA drive works Internal but not External

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Hi,

Recently I added additional internal HDD (WD 2TB SATA3 64MB Green) as a secondary storage.

The original SATA cable connector is:
SATA3_0 - WD 1TB
SATA3_1 - Samsung DVD-RW
SATA2_2 - Empty
SATA2_3 - Empty
SATA2_4 - eSATA connector cable from computer's casing - Empty
SATA2_5 - eSATA connector Cable from Computer's Casing - Empty

I rearranged the cables to:
SATA3_0 - WD 1TB
SATA3_1 - WD 2TB
SATA2_2 - Empty
SATA2_3 - Samsung DVD-RW
SATA2_4 - eSATA connector from computer casing - Empty
SATA2_5 - eSATA connector from Computer Casing - Empty

Once done, the motherboard BIOS only detects both the HHD. It doesn't detect the DVD-RW anymore. Before this both the HDD and DVD-RW was working fine.

I tried changing the DVD-RW's SATA cable to a new one, tried connecting the DVD-RW in other SATA2 port but still same.

Note: I didn't change any setting in BIOS.
BIOS Setting:
In "Standard CMOS Features" all IDE Channel 0-3 is set to "AUTO" hardware detection.
In "Integrated Peripherals":
- PCH SATA control mode is always been [AHCI]
- SATA Port0-3 Native Mode is always been [Enabled]

Please help me to solve this problem. I want the BIOS and Win 7 to detect the Samsung DVD-RW as well.

My system:
CPU: Intel i7-2600 3.4 Ghz
MB: GA-P67A-UD3P(rev. 1.0) - BIOS Ver : F4
VGA: Sapphire Toxic HD6850 1G
RAM: Corsair DDR3 2*4GB 1600 MHz
OS: Win 7 64-bit SP : 1
Power Supply : 600 W
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A:BIOS not detecting Internal SATA DVD/CD optical drive

Apart from the detection on the screen, does the drive seem to work normally? If so, I would leave it alone.

If not, the drive has likely failed... it doesn't take much for an optical drive to go bad.

Final test? Does it work in another computer?
 

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I've had my HP Simple Save 2 TB External Hard Drive for a few of years now, it's served me great, I used it for storing all my photos but the usb connector has snapped off from the small CD drive inside the casing.
This has simply been through use, it was working fine, not wobbly or mistreated in any way, it must have just came to the end of it's life and now I can't hook it up to my computer to get the photos, I'm desperate to get them back, wedding photos, birthdays etc most of you must know how I'm feeling.
So I looked up a few solutions, one was to buy a USB-to-IDE/SATA adapter and use that to connect to the computer, well it works as far as recognising that a device is connected but won't load the files or folders to view.

As I've looked around apparently the small CD drive that's inside the case has software that my computer automatically loads? Now this is where I'm lost, how do I manage to get this to work?
I'm almost at my wits end, as far as looking every single day on Amazon and eBay to buy a new one to transfer the CD drive onto the broken one to load it up and get my photos back, IF that would even work, I'm not sure.

So if you have any suggestions/help please please get in touch, thanks.
 

A:HP Simple Save 2 TB External Hard Drive (3.5-inch, USB 2.0) Broken HELP!

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Due to problems with my operating system on a laptop with no cd-rom drive I decided to try an boot it up off an external drive. I bought myself a 160gb External hdd but it turned out not to be bootable, with a bit more caution this time i looked out for bootable external hard drives. I have a desktop system with a spare 3.5" hard drive, so an enclosure seems sensible i just needed to know if anyone is for sure about any cheap enclosures that are bootable, once i have the hdd in its enclosure im fine for sorting out my bios etc but i just need anyone with some knowledge on it to tell me for sure because i can only find one manafacturer that will say theres is bootable!


Theo Kirby - Toulouse
 

A:Solved: External USB 3.5 Inch Hard Drive Enclosure Bootable?

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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