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  1. I tried Ubuntu Mate, and I got the same result.. Now, I'm going to try something crazy. I'm going to install Mint with secure boot disabled, not install third party software then on reboot(hopefully) I'll make my own system keys. Edit: Nevermind. It failed to reboot into the installed OS.
  2. I turned Secure Boot off by deleting the PK BIOS Variable, then I used Rufus to write to the USB drive, with UEFI/GPT in both NTFS and FAT32. NTFS went to a minimal grub loader, FAT32 got to the install screen. I again selected to install 3rd party software (It reboots fine when I don't do this, but when I go to install software it breaks.) The hard drive is also using GPT, but I cleaned and converted it using DiskPart in command prompt. So I installed Mint without a problem, but on reboot I was again taken back to the UEFI screen. (I also tried to reimage the drive using the initial image, and boot into that, it didn't work.) So this computer is a brick if I can't get something to work. I should probably mention that this is a friend's spare laptop they asked me to put Linux on it, they preferred Mint. I also tried a Debian based Linux, Parrot 3.11 Home, but GRUB wouldn't install properly. And a Windows 10 install errors about not being able to create a partition.
  3. I've recreated my entire BIOS in a text document, because there would be way too many images to look at, so given what options I have, what should I do? BIOS Text Recreation.txt
  4. I tried installing it without the UEFI option, and I got the same exact result. I've taken the hard drive out and checked it on Windows multiple times, and it shows the partitions are there and they have Data in them, but I can't boot into Mint. I've tried this with Secure Boot on and off. I've tried about every combination of Secure Boot Variables, Menu options, I even tried an OEM Mint install. Nothing seems to work... Wait.. Just though of this now. When I'm installing Mint, and I choose "Install Third-Party software" When I choose that, this mess happens, but when I don't choose it, I can (sometimes) boot into Mint. Then when I start installing software, and restart this mess happens again... Ok..New development. I took out the hard drive and plugged it into my old laptop to see if Mint installed properly. It booted straight into Mint without any errors, so I know it installed properly. So what gives?
  5. Yep both drives are recognized on other PCs. I realized I should have quoted, instead of replying on the post.. My bad.
  6. Hard drive isn't recognized by GParted using this method... I got it to work, by modifying a few BIOS settings and was able to install Mint..But on reboot it took me straight back to the UEFI setup screen.
  7. Ok. I first should say that this system has Secure Boot as a function. Also, if this is in the wrong section please tell me and I'll move it to where it should be. I'm trying to put Linux Mint (But Windows 10 if Mint won't work) on this laptop. It is an ASUS X555LA Model. It originally had Windows 8. First, before doing anything, I made a drive image in case things went awry. Then I formatted the drive. I burned Linux Mint 18 to a DVD and proceeded to install it. It seemed to go well until I used "sudo apt-get upgrade" It gave me a notification saying "Secure Boot is not enabled" after it finished. Upon restarting the computer I was taken straight to the UEFI screen. The UEFI didn't recognize the hard drive anymor. I took the hard drive out to verify that it was still working, and it was. The next day, I used Rufus to burn Mint to a USB drive and try again. Same thing. I tried again but didn't upgrade it. Same thing. Now, at this point, I deleted the secure boot variables and disabled it to try and get it to work. No success. I then re-enabled Secure Boot, but it wouldn't recognize the hard drive. I tried turning it off and trying a different version of Mint (18.3). Didn't work. Then for whatever reason, with secure boot on it recognized the hard drive and let me install Mint. And on a restart, I went straight back to the UEFI screen. Every. Single. Time. I've tried different Secure Boot settings, I've even tried building my own Boot keys using a guide made by the Linux Mint community. (https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2360) That made things even worse. Also, thinking it could be a hard drive issue, I swapped hard drives. No Dice. Same troubles. So, having temporarily given up on Mint I try Windows 10... Every time I try to install it, it either freezes, takes forever, or gives an error...Here's some of the errors: 0x80300002 0x80070057 I don't need help troubleshooting these errors, as much as I need help with this whole mess. I've tried formatting the drives every which way to Sunday, tried different partition tables, tried different flash drives I even tried burning Windows to a DVD, which failed before the installer even came up. I also tried the same stuff with Windows as I did with Mint. MEssing with Secure Boot variables, turning it on and off... And I'm nowhere, except at my wit's end with this. If there's something I need to include please tell me, I have no idea what to do, besides chucking the Pc out the window. I'm out of ideas, so any advice/tips would be fantastic.
  8. I have the 2.5" model. I ran SeaTools and the smart test came back as 100% And it passed the Short Drive Test with 100%...Though as I researched more into this, I found it may be caused by a BIOS setting, so I'll check that and give an update. Update: The BIOS setting did absolutely nothing, It actually prevented me from booting into windows. I went from UEFI to Legacy. And an addition, sometimes the transfer speeds won't go above 5 MB/s,and sometimes not even above 3MB/s..This is transferring internally from an M.2 SSD to said SSHD, not USB 1.0...This is a new computer too, the Acer Predator Helios 300. I have quite a fair amount of large files to transfer over it from my old computer, such as games and Virtual Machines..I have one that's 42 GB in size...I attempted to copy that to this drive..I canceled it after a half hour. And installing games? Fallout 3 says over 3 hours...(I have Fallout 4 as well, I like the older titles too.) Second update: I tried taking the drive out and using a SATA to USB Adapter and that did absolutely nothing.
  9. Ok, I wasn't sure if it was normal, since yesterday, I moved multiple 1 Gb files over to it (Not all at once)and sometimes it crawled at under 10 MB/s , sometimes it flew past at 300 MB/s, and other times it did a combination of the two. This isn't an external hard drive operating over USB 3.0. It's an internal drive operating over Sata 6 GB/s. So, that's normal, right? I didn't have the money for a full out SSD, so I went with the middle ground. I think the HDD is 5400 Rpm . Might that have something to do with it?
  10. The datasheet on Seagate's website says 140 MB/s I should add that when moving a 1 Gb .rar file, it goes at ~150-200 MB/s for the first few seconds then drops down to less than 10 MB/s and stays there.
  11. I recently got a Seagate FireCuda 2Tb Gaming SSHD. But I've noticed the transfer speeds are slow, like unusually slow. I purchased this drive brand new from Newegg about a week and a half ago. I ran Crystal Disk Mark 10 times at different space intervals to average the results. All numbers are in MB/s Settings for the first 5 tests: 5 seconds interval timing, random data, 1 Gb Read | Write Seq Q32T1: 138.42 | Seq Q32T1: 110.36 4K Q32T1: 1.3248 | 4K Q32T1: 0.3762 Seq: 134.42 | Seq: 118.5 4K: 0.8314 | 4K: 0.722 Settings for tests 6-10: 5 seconds interval timing, random data, 500 MiB Read | Write Seq Q32T1: 138.2 | Seq Q32T1: 109.18 4K Q32T1: 1.396 | 4K Q32T1: 1.5408 Seq: 133.84 | Seq: 118.7 4K: 1.3914 | 4K: 1.032 I would have ran the 100 and 50 MiB settings, but I ran out out time. If you would like the spreadsheet or more information, let me know. So, is this normal for a brand new drive?