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  1. Even so, I would still suggest to try connecting the drives internally (since they should have the necessary interface for that) and see if they will perform faster. That way we could tell for sure if the issue is related to the HDDs somehow or to the docking station/USB port it's plugged into. Have you tried to do so and if you did - what happened?
  2. Hi @Kingslayer13! This is a standard SATA cable which you can easily replace with a new one. Furthermore, there is not really a lot of difference between the SATA II and SATA III cables as far as performance goes. Just keep attention to the specific length you need when you select the replacement and if you want you can specifically check for a cable with locking mechanism which will prevent the drive from slipping out. Cheers!
  3. Hi @matrixmodulator! The best way to determine if the issue is related to the USB hub or the drives is to plug them directly to the PC and see if it will take the same amount of time to be recognized. Also, you can try to plug one drive at a time in order to check if the speeds will change, and to plug it in an USB 3 port (you can use a PC of a friend) just to test the hub. Hope this helps a bit and let me know how it went.
  4. Hi guys! There are some differences between the WD Blue and WD Black besides the longer warranty. Basically the first one is meant for everyday usage and it's fully capable to run most games as well as many programs for editing or programming, while on the other hand WD Black is a performance oriented hard drive that has firmware features like a built-in dual-core CPU that makes it great for multitasking, and it is designed for heavy gaming, big workloads and intensive file usage. Also, WD Black's performance quality comes from the way it is build with some additional h
  5. Hi @AvocadoTech! It could be related to the HDD of your laptop, but jsut so we can be sure that's the case I'd suggest to run a diagnostic test on the hard disk with our tool Data Lifeguard Diagnostics and see if anything abnormal will be detected. You can download it from here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=WYq8Jc However, before you run the test make sure that everything important is backed up on another location and safely secured there. If it turns out that there is some serious issue with your drive though, then it will be best to repl
  6. Hi @4M4D3U5! You can either clone the drive or make a fresh OS installation. My personal preference is to clean install the OS because it will basically ensure that no junk, redundant and temp files get cloned to the drive. Just make sure you unplug the HDD, while installing Windows on the SSD, otherwise you might encounter an OS confusion that might result in boot issues later on. Another important thing to do before beginning is backing up the data from the HDD somewhere else so it could be safely secured. If you decide to go with cloning though, then do have in mind that most
  7. Hi @Geeku! Are you looking for a portable or desktop external drive? For a portable external drive I can recommend WD Elements and WD My Passport Ultra. They both are very good and reliable drives, and the only difference between them is that the second one is hardware encrypted and password protected while the first one is not. As for the maximum capacity, WD Elements comes with maximum available storage space of 2TB while WD My Passport is up to 4TB. Here's a link you if want to take a look: WD Elements - http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=dhOJDN WD My Passp
  8. Hi @Fox-Man20! The last configuration you mentioned would suit best for your needs IMO, but the only change I'd suggest is to get at least a 1TB HDD because 500GB could fil up pretty fast, especially since your mass data will be stored on it as well. Other than that, do you have any specific RAID in mind and for which drives do you want to set it up for - the SSDs or the HDDs? I'm asking because if it's for SSDs I would prefer to set them up as a separate storage locations because unless you need the raw speed for a professional environment (importing/exporting/encoding
  9. The third party app will do the job in this case and will be easier to use, so you can give it a shot. The tests will give you a basic idea abou the health of your unit, mainly the so called RAW values of the SMART parameters. Once the test is complete you can upload the results so we can take a look at them too. As for the SSD you've mentioned, since I'm company affiliated I won't be able to comment on the SSD you've mentioned, sorry.
  10. Hi @Patrick Filios and welcome to the community! Can you check if the hard disk is showing up in BIOS? In case it doesn't then try a different SATA cable like @ma77yman suggested, as well as to plug the drive in another SATA port. In case this doesn't solve the issue then as a last option you can try to connect it to a different PC and if it appears there simply partition and format it in Disk Management. Speaking of formatting, does the HDD appears in Disk Management on your computer as Unallocated? If it is then you need to format it in order for it to be recognized b
  11. Hi @Desting! For a SSD you can check WD Blue SSD. It's a relatively new product on the market which has endurance up to 400 TBW and can reach up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds. Here's a link if you want to take a look: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=SltnGG As for your HDD question, if you don't have any issues with the HDD and its capacity works for you then you can keep it. However, I'd suggest to make sure that it's healthy by running a test on it with the manufacturer tool if possible (you should be able to find it in the of
  12. Hi @dawidyadhana! You can take a look at WD Blue SSD - it's optimized for multitasking and which will provide solid performance and can reach up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds and has endurance up to 400 TBW. Here's a link if you want to check it out: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=ep1iDg Cheers!
  13. Hi @G27Racer_188! It depends on your personal preference, but I would prefer to go with a new unit because there could be some potential issues with the SSD you don't know about and a lot of times you won't be able to get refund. With that said, it's very important, or at least IMO, to ask the seller to send you the full S.M.A.R.T. report, like @knightslugger wrote, so you can check what the RAW values are currently. If you want you can upload the screenshots so we can take a look.
  14. Hi @Macks! Basically not all sounds from a HDD are signs of a problems with the hard disk, some are absolutely normal and there will be no reason to worry about them, but nonetheless you can upload a recording with the noises if possible so I can hear what is happening exactly. Other than that you can take a look at this KB article about drive sounds if you want: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=DL7JUQ Also, since you've run a diagnostic test on the drive, can you upload the results so I can take a look? If you want you can run an additional test with ou
  15. Hi @Freezanator! IMO it depends on what are you going to need more on your PC - space for programs and applications or more capacity for general usage. 240GB might be a little faster indeed and with more space on the SSD you can install more demanding software that will take advantage of the faster bott and loading times that a solid state drive will give you - this will be better if you want to use the PC for video editing for instance. If you're going to use it for gaming and general computing though then you may consider going with a bigger HDD. That's because when it comes