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  1. Some Storage Questions

    You are welcome!
  2. Destination length question

    I see... What about the file system type? Different file system types may bring benefits but also incompatibility, when the drive was first formatted the option you used was NTFS but what about the boot drive? It appears to be that the destination file system must match the source file system (a bug with the ReFS). If your source location on a local computer is formatted NTFS and the destination is ReFS or vice versa you may get this error, to check the file system type right click the hard drive, check under properties, general, and see the file system type, examples below:
  3. Primary Partition and Simple Volume

    Sure! You are welcome! And I come here everyday so if you need more help I may reply within the next 24 hours, so feel free to post your questions here, this community is way helpful!
  4. Can't Partition SSD | Too fragmented

    Hello Elikay, Using tools to defrag a SSD does not necessarily mean that the drive will explode or anything . It only means that you are putting the SSD to work unnecessarily, an SSD doesn't need to defrag because it already stores data closer, so if you defrag you are being redundant because you are asking the drive to do something that it does by default. It is not retarded, it is unnecessary because writing in a hard drive things that are not needed is a waste of load cycles, and the writing limits of a SSDs are more limited than HDDs as you already know. Now, did you try to recreate the partition? With what tools? What file system type are you using, MBR or GPT?
  5. Primary Partition and Simple Volume

    If you want to use the drive for boot purposes then yes. But if it works ok with your standards then avoid the hassle...
  6. m.2 ssd key config for motherboard

    Hello ryancrowe92, Summarizing the bunch of data you will find... the "x" number you find after the interface type "PCIe NVMe" makes reference to the lanes, so for example, in your case what it means is that it has 2 lanes only, but if you see a SSD saying in the specs PCIe NVMe x4, then that means that it has 4 lanes. So, yes 4 lanes is better than 2 lanes. I am going to paste a link to Wikipedia and one screenshot where it shows what is in the theory the transfer rate of PCIe generation 3, so that you can see how much it transfer when the device has ×1, ×2, ×4, ×8 or ×16 lanes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#History_and_revisions
  7. Primary Partition and Simple Volume

    Simple volume, is a dynamic storage which functions like a primary partition in Windows NT 4.0 and its older versions, can only be created on a dynamic disk. Primary partition, is a partition which can be used to boot an Operating System, can only be created on a basic disk with MBR or GPT partition table under all Windows systems.
  8. 128GB MicroSD only $8.50

    Hello aandril, The easiest way to know if it has really that much of space is trying to transfer a movie, they are usually bigger than 4GB, if the file cannot be transferred than that's the answer you are looking for, if it does actually transfers than try transferring a second movie, again if the file cannot be transferred is because the card was modified to show that much when in reality the space is way lower.
  9. Primary Partition and Simple Volume

    Hello 42thgamer, Change simple volume to primary by converting dynamic disk to basic, use the following DISKPART commands: Step 1 :- Open CMD and type diskpart to open the diskpart console. Step 2 :- Then list disk and press enter. Step 3 :- Type select disk 1 (Or the right corresponding number) and press enter. Step 4:- Type delete volume 0 and press enter. This command is used to delete the volume. Step 5:- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each volume listed. In this ways delete all the volume which are in the list. Step 6 :- after done step 5 then type select disk 1 and hit enter. Step 7 :- type convert basic
  10. Some Storage Questions

    Hello Hi P, That's right, the NVMe interface move transfer larger files more easy than what SATA can do. But if it is only one application like a video game, you won't experience much of a difference. Boot a computer from a NVMe feels very sweet thou. But again, the video game itself won't fell different for being running from a HDD or SSD, meaning that frame rates won't be better, that's a task that relies more on the CPU/GPU than the storage device you are using. Just pay attention to the years of warranty and forecasted usage, if the drive was not built to work 24/7 then don't use it like that or you will end up burning the unit, so shut down the computer when not in use. And 5 years of warranty of course is better than 3, so if in the specifications they mention how much data you can write, you can grab that number and divided by 5 if the warranty is 5years or by 3 if it was 3 years, and from there you can have an idea as to how much data you can write, you can split that total in 365 for example and it will give you a daily number of how much data limit you can write per day. But again, just like Electronics Wizardy said, it is very difficult that someone ever be able to write that much of data per day. Do the math and you'll see what we are talking bout! Did you hear of the BarraCuda version for SSDs, nope? Well, here is a link should you wish to check it out: https://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/ssd/barracuda-ssd/ It all depends on the drive forecasted usage, for example if you need a NAS level hard drive then use a NAS level hard drive and not a home user hard drive. For many people the BarraCuda works well! Yeah! Any SATA cable works.
  11. Destination length question

    Hello MajorFoley, What you are describing point to limitations of the format of the external unit, it happens to be that if the external unit is formatted to FAT32, that external unit will also carry the limitations of FAT32, and one of them is that it cannot handle large files, I quote the following from the FAT32 Wikipedia page:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Allocation_Table#FAT32 The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GiB minus 1 byte or 4,294,967,295 (232 − 1) bytes. This limit is a consequence of the file length entry in the directory table and would also affect huge FAT16 partitions with a sufficient sector size.[1]Large video files, DVD images and databases often exceed this limit. 4GiB can be a synonym of 4GB, you can covert gibibytes to gigabytes or to megabytes and you'll see what I am talking about. So, if this is the case and the format is FAT32 you will need to change it to exFAT to use it across different system types or NTFS for Windows computers.
  12. SMART status bad of non-primary HDD

    This is confusing me a little, when you say "when I swapped them" do you mean to say that you were actually able to boot from the Seagate drive? Or that you just reconnected the Seagate and the error reappeared? Some motherboards seem to keep the settings for the boot sequence when all devices are connected, devices used during the original installation, but if you disconnect any of them, it will not act logically and rearrange all devices. Check the BIOS and make sure that the boot sequence is not only set to boot from the HDD, but make sure that the boot drive selected is the one with the OS (Toshiba HDD).
  13. Greetings! you probably don't know I exist, but Densetsu suggested you for Hard Drive advice, no Idea if he was trolling or not, but here goes:


    What would you recommend for External Hard Drives?


    I am looking at these two:


    WD 8TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive



    Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive

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    2. TheClueLessMajority


      Right, I totally know what those are.


      do you by any chance have the WD one?

    3. Densetsu


      No. I'm pretty much entirely Seagate except SSDs.

    4. TheClueLessMajority


      If I remember correctly, I have a Seagate that is around 13 years old that still works. . .

  14. Looking to replace HDDs in gaming PC

    I see... This is a website where you can check sounds of failing hard drives, if the sounds coming from yours are similar to this, do a back up and get a replacement because the chances are that the drive will fail at any moment. It is incredible how in 2018 there are still places with no faster internet speeds! Hopefully it will become better. Also, we released a 14TB version of our drives, you may want to take a look at it: https://blog.seagate.com/pccomputing/14tb-high-capacity-areal-density-technology-leader-seagate-guardian-hdd-pc-nas-video-all-applications/
  15. HDD life span

    You are welcome! There is one website with recorded failing drives sounds, you may want to take a look at it. Should you hear anything similar to this, do a backup on that unit and get a replacement, chances are it will fail at any moment: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php