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About Captain_WD

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    The WD Master
  • Birthday January 12

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  1. Thank you guys for the great words. This serves once again as proof of how truly amazing this community is. It was an honor and a pleasure chatting and helping here.
  2. Thanks guys! I'm sure @Boogieman_WD will take a good care of you! I could create another account but I won't be associating it with this one in any way.
  3. OK guys, I'm moving on with other activities and I am retiring from the Captain_WD account. @Boogieman_WD will be taking over for me. Check out this topic for more info. 


    1. Starelementpoke


      D: Farewell Captain, I salute you

  4. Dear all, It is with great regret that I must inform you I am moving away from this position in Western Digital and Captain_WD will no longer be representing the brand nor it will be associated with WD. It's been quite the ride for over two years and it was a great honor and pleasure to share and gain knowledge in the Linus Tech Tips community. You guys form an amazing community which has made my job fun, enjoyable and has enabled me to take pleasure in doing it each and every day that I have been here. I have also learned a lot of new things here from you guys so a huge Thank
  5. That should mean 8 hours, 5 days a week... basically a regular office/home usage-type
  6. The numbers after the M.2 indicate the size of the drive (length and width). There are different sizes and some motherboards can't fit all of them. Captain_WD.
  7. Do share once you are done with the build so we can check it out and enjoy it. Make sure your case has enough space for adequate airflow so you can get proper cooling on your parts. Captain_WD.
  8. As I explained, M.2 is a form factor, not the connection type. A SSD can be M.2 but not NVMe and it can be NVMe without being M.2. NVMe is a protocol that PCIe-based SSDs use to communicate. You can have a M.2 PCIe SSD that is not NVMe (they work through AHCI). There are many M.2 SATA SSDs out there and are quite popular. Most M.2 slots support both PCIe and SATA connections, depending on the M.2 key. Captain_WD.
  9. Are you looking for a 2.5" or a M.2 form factor? Sharing the rest of the parts of that mini ITX build would be helpful. Captain_WD.
  10. You should be able to use a tool from the manufacturer's website or, as @deXxterlab97 suggested you could use a third-party application. Did you manage to get the S.M.A.R.T. data with the raw values? Could you post a screenshot of it? Captain_WD.
  11. Hey Did you have any luck with the diagnostic tests? Did you manage to get a screenshot of Disk Management? Captain_WD.
  12. I'm sorry to hear about the troubles you are going through. Try testing that drive on another system with the DOS tool and see if the drive is recognized. Let me know if you need help with your new WD Blue. Your current drive's S.M.A.R.T. status doesn't really seem that critical so you should be able to save some data on it but don't rely on it for important data that you can't afford to lose. Captain_WD.
  13. Apologies, I was off for a few days. If you are going to move your OS to a new drive the best option is the make a fresh install on the new drive (without the old one connected), then connect the old drive, move everything you want to the new one and then remove the old OS partition and system partitions from the old drive using Disk Management tools. Mind that this will create a new system registry and it will require you to reinstall all your applications and games. As I pointed out, cloning does involve some risks. Captain_WD.
  14. I'd first check the health of that HDD with tools from the manufacturer. 100% usage could be a sign that a drive has issues. Any current SSD should work for this. You could also check out WD Blue SSD. Let me know if you have questions about this SSD. Captain_WD.
  15. Please, delete the Serial Number of the drive from the screenshot as this information shouldn't be visible publicly. The S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive looks OK. You should be able to use the anti-static bag from the old drive. Try benchmarking the two drives and see if the new one is really performing slower. Captain_WD.