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I Think I Made A Big Mistake With Sata Drive!

James August 29, 2011 at 9:09 am mmmm, this did not work for me. Thank you for the tip about the Sata/pata switch. I have 20+ hours into this hog. Used latest RST drivers, GPT initialization in Disk Management, done & dusted. http://custsolutions.net/i-think/i-think-my-dvd-rom-drive-is-possessed.php

Since relatively high capacity 480GB drives can now be found for $.40/GB, they're really more of a curiosity these days than a viable product. The problem is that they are too pricey. I even bought a restore CD off eBay as this was supposed to allow me to "restore" the system-it did not, and I am out 10$..whatever. I think I just made a pretty big mistake.

Notes on Thunderbolt, ePCIe, and USB-C were good, thanks for bringing them up! Read More properly in order to extend its lifespan and keep it clean with these hard drive organization tips Go Clean Your Hard Drive: 5 Things You Can Do in 10 S Sergio July 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm After an exhausting search everywhere for an answer to solve the 746GB issue you help me fix the problem in matter of minutes. Julian Lindhardt August 18, 2014 at 2:19 am Fantastic!

Leave a Response Cancel reply PreviousApple's iCloud: Not the End to SMB/ Home Storage ServersNextFusion-io IPO, Hitachi Ships More Drives with Revenues Cratering, [email protected] You saved my day. I'm suffering from the same problem, but am running WHS 2003. They keys aren't that expensive, and as far as I know there's no way to change the name that shows up on the 'devices' page.

Just make sure you get one with USB 3.0 support, like the Seagate Expansion 1 TB Portable HDD which is very affordable at $55. So what I have now is this system drive in SATA 3 Listed In BIOS in SATA 3. I wanted to learn and understand better the difference between a SSD and a HDD. Instead they rely on people to wait in a queue.

Still after all this, it was no go. Glen July 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm Thanks for help. ur my saviour zim Thank you very very much! How to install new memory in your PC How to replace your PC's motherboard How to install a graphics card How to install a new hard drive in your...

  • Thanks for the great info.
  • Western Digital suggests using their utility to write 0's over the entire drive( I stopped after 45 mins and was only a quarter of the way through.
  • I ship through UPS, using my work's account, and then I just reimburse them.
  • I guess I'm at the point to let a Tech fix the problem as I am getting nowhere and end up with same problem.
  • It was a floppy image, which I made a copy of.
  • It is free and is not crippled - it will find and restore the MBR if it has not been overwritten.
  • I have not done so because I am afraid I might screw something Up.

None of them will work until you plug in some stupidly tiny cables. I receive questions about why this happens on Hitachi, Western Digital, Seagate, and Samsung drives on a regular basis so I think this is a fairly common issue. The most common mistake when installing RAM is simply not reading the manual. Advertisement Latest Deals Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf.

Finally, external drives aren't necessarily just USB-connected. Even so, consumer-level SSDs rarely exceed 512GB. Find the Disk to be formatted. GIF by Sean Hollister/CNET Rookie Mistake No. 5: Squishing your drive cables Wonder why your hard drive data and power cables don't quite fit inside your case?

Now in 3. thankyou so much! http:// Like many others - tried the Dell drivers but no joy. http://custsolutions.net/i-think/i-think-i-killed-my-drive.php Can't believe the answer was so simple!

http:// Well done on sharing this. Thanks again! MONDO GECKO November 12, 2013 at 10:54 am none of these things you guys did worked what so ever..

Screw in the risers until they’re finger-tight, but don’t make the mistake of overtightening them, because brass threads are oh-so-easy to strip.

LOL! mSATA is technically just a very small SATA drive, but having one opens the option of using existing drive bays for slower high-capacity drives. Like I said, I’m probably the first guy in history to try and go smaller anyway.Thanks,CD Logged - UnRAID: 6.1.9 Pro- CASE: - MoBo: Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H- CPU: AMD Phenom II-X6-1045T 2.7GHz- Interesting!

As per my analysis every 1 year the market shift the price ..... Windows x64 based systems have GPT capability that will see the first 2.2tb but nothing more, unless you partition the large drive with the partition being within the first 2tb… the None of the other "advice" from Dell or the web helped, until I found this. As I look to shrink back, I’m wondering:A) What kind of market/going price can I expect if I wanted to sell-off my Norco 4220?

my way works. 🙂 Swango May 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm As far as the RST fix I did try it and it informed me that my computer did not meet Think of it like a massive USB thumb drive. When I was building our CNET Future-Proof VR Gaming Rig, I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't boot. After updating to the newest Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) drivers it's started to see 3tb Barracuda® XT ST33000651AS under Windows Home Server 2011 in full capacity.

I had so much trouble and was about to buy a new HD myself. Reply Harsha August 23, 2016 at 6:40 am This was detailed post, but I think storing data on personal computer is safe when compared to laptops, but unfortunately we tend to Unless you can get one of the latter, the speed will likely be too slow for primary use (e.g. Next step was to make a floppy glad I didn't waste the time.

Ask ! Ask a question and give support. When I had my 240gig ssd in my gaming desktop it would boot pc games almost immediately and loading times were almost non-existent. For years, I squished them inside just enough to close the doors of the computer.