Serial ATA, a computer bus technology for connecting hard disks, optical drives and other storage devices

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Hard drive moving folders mysteriously

I had a pretty scary moment today (reminiscent of the highly illogical MS Word 'can't open file' moments that made me abandon Windows altogether) when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply ...
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Cannot load Ubuntu 12.04 nor 13.10

I have a 6 year old computer running Windows XP that I want to switch to Ubuntu Linux only. However neither the install disk (DVD) for 12.04 nor 13.10 will recognize the existing hard drive with ...
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How to mount added SATA Drive?

I recently replaced my computer with an older EP-8KARI-X motherboard that was lent to me until I could buy a new MB. The bios does not recognize SATA drives for booting, so I mounted a 250GB SATA ...
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System crashes with large file transfers [closed]

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a G5 ppc with sonnet tempo sata controllers on SiI 3112 chipset, sata_sil driver Info reads from drives fine, but when I try to write to the drive (more than 2gb) the system ...
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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Does the mpt2sas driver support TRIM?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with an LSI 9211-8i SAS adapter with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs. Doing some performance testing I noticed the write speed dropping off significantly so I've been attempting to get ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 - Marvel card AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 SATA not recognized!

I have 2 Marvel AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 SATA cards not recognized by Ubuntu Server 12.04. I tried to recompile the drivers provided for RedHat and Suse without success. They are connected four hardrives per ...
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HDD unresponsive, possibly corrupt ext4

What I did wrong A few days ago, due to the lack SATA cables, I was hot-swapping the data cable between two hard drives in my media PC. I did unmount all partitions before removing the cable, and ...
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New SSD gets errors when booting

I recently bought a 120Gb Kingston SSDNowV300 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it. When I boot, it pauses at a flashing cursor for a huge amount of time. Changing the boot flags to text showed a ...
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GA-H87-D3H (BIOS F5) und Intel (R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port -> SATA III hard link reset / link speed drop

it looks like, that GA-H87-D3H and Intel (R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port are causing SATA III hard link resets / link speed drops. [ 5939.483243] ata1: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090800 action ...
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Dual boot with two hard drives

I have two hard drives, Ata and Sata, in the sata I have Windows 7, I'd like to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 in the Ata. How can I do it? Two need to be primary? One slave? I'd like Grub could do a dual ...
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Dual Boot with two discs, Slave,Primary…?

I have two discs, Ata and Sata, in the sata I have Windows 7, I'd like to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 in the Ata. How can I do it? Two need to be primary? One slave? I'd like Grub could do a dual boot ...
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installing Ubuntu 12.04/13.10 with HDD and mSATA SSD, and restoring from backup

My last computer broke and I'm debating trying something new with the next one. However, there are a lot of pieces to it and I haven't been able to sort them all out on my own. I just bought an Acer ...
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SATA pci not seen by bios but is seen by ubuntu (in lspci)

I have installed a raid 5 controller card url http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0058M903S/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 , it is seen in linux under lspci so it is being ...
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Using “Sata Controller” to add extra ports with mdadm software raid to create a raid 5 array

Here is the set up.... Ubuntu 12 LTS, Plex.. ect.I am looking on setting up a raid 5 using 4 2tb disks to create 6tb of space with a fail safe. One thing I have had a thought about which I am unsure ...
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Unable to boot 12.04 after install on 3TB drive

Brand new system (custom built w/i5 core and ASUS Z87-PLUS motherboard, 16gb RAM) and drive. Installed 12.04 64 bit via USB onto 3TB SATA drive. Upon completion, reboot and it drops into BIOS. If I ...
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How can I get multiple SYBA SI-PEX40057 (Marvell 88SE9230-based) SATA cards to play nice?

I've built a storage server using: Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard Three Syba SI-PEX40057 PCIe SATA cards Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS All twelve ports on the cards are populated with storage drives, as ...
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ubuntu 13.10 only detecting sata port 5 and 6

Built the following HTPC: CPU: AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII M4 58.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Memory: G.Skill ...
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Wrong disk geometry on USB enclosure

I have a sata disk formatted in a NAS that use it in linux raid 1. I have removed the disk from the NAS ed mounted it internally in a PC with linux. Linux correctly recognize the disk and I'm able ...
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Kernel resetting SATA link

On current (k)ubuntu saucy I see occasionally on my Lenovo Thinkpad T520 with dmesg: [23391.818508] ata4: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [23391.818513] ata4: irq_stat ...
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How can I tell why a SATA PCI card fails?

I have a home built mediaserver that has 11 hard drives. 5 come off the MB but 4 come off one PCI SATA card and 3 come off the other. For some reason the PCI seem to disconnect requiring a reboot. I ...
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SATA Hard Drive Errors and RAID Failure with ASUS Motherboard

PROBLEM I am getting SATA Errors which is causing my RAID6 Array to fail (degrade). This started happening after I recently replaced my (MSI) motherboard with an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. Is ...
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Unable to use new SATA 3TB drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a new Seagate 3TB SATA-II HD. I installed it in the computer myself. The Disks program in Ubuntu recognizes the HD. When I try to create a partition table in Disks, I get this error: Error ...
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3/5 SATA ports not detected

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Gigabyte ga-h67a-ud3h motherboard. This motherboard has 2 x 6GB/s SATA ports (numbers 0 and 1) and 3 x 3GB/s SATA ports (numbers 2, 3 and 4). Any device plugged in to ...
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Identification of HDD by SATA port number

How do I find out which motherboard SATA port number is an HDD connected to? We want to build a hdd copy software based on physical identification of SATA.
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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Change disk ssd. How check which SATA version is supported?

I hava Lenovo g580 laptop. I want to change disk to SSD drive, but I'm not sure if my laptop support SATA 3 (6Gbps). I write following output: dmesg | grep SATA [ 3.190743] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: ...
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Install ubuntu on 128GB SSD or 3TB SATA disk?

sorry for the silly question; for gaming/heavy programs on Ubuntu (PlayOnLinux, Wine, Steam etc.) and given the amount up updates that come and go plus, I am - at least under the impression that you ...
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HDD is start to spin up when on battery on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I mean, that when my laptop (asus A53S) is on battery power, the hard disk starts to spin up but then stops again; it seems as if one battery saving feature is doing something wrong, or it hasn't ...
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COMRESET failed and slow boot times

I've been having slow boot up times with a fresh install of 12.04.2 LTS. I see this in my syslog: Jul 2 13:42:56 victor-Lenovo-U310 kernel: [20058.135895] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be ...
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Does Ubuntu support SATA drives in AHCI mode?

I have a current installation of Ubuntu 13. Will it boot if I switch my SATA controller to AHCI in BIOS? (I installed Ubuntu in IDE mode) I have to wait until I fix my GRUB (Windows ate it), so I ...
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Can i store files and boot from the same External hard drive?

is it possible to run Ubuntu from an external hard drive and store files(music, movies, games) in that very same external hard drive? BTW the external hard drive i have is basically a 2.5" 200GB ...
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SATA Disc crash?

I am not sure what happening to my hard disc. I am still able to run my ubuntu 12.04. But I keep received the notification to ask me to run disc health check. Below is the result I had. Please ...
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Stop/Switch eSATA hotpluggable disk

I would like to know what would be the best practices to start/stop/switch safely an eSATA disk. First : i've read this post : Safely removing eSATA disks but the given and accepted answer does not ...
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Failure to recognize internal SSD while installing 13.04

I'm trying to upgrade my Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246 laptop, running Windows 7, to Ubuntu-13.04, but my internal SSD is not recognized. From dmesg: [ 9.100085] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps ...
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Best configuration for 1 SSD and 2 HDD's?

I'm going to be buying a sata 3 motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3) and a new SSD (SATA 3) as my boot/programs disk. In addition, I will be using my 2 old maxtor diamondback 10's (7200 - 300gb each) ...
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After installing ubuntu 13.04 on Asus M5A99 XEVO MB won't boot doesn't see sata drive

After installing ubuntu 13.04 on Asus M5A99X EVO MB, ubuntu won't boot and doesn't see sata drive on reboot. The install goes great and it sees the hard drive and installs without a problem. On ...
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Transfer speeds - running Ubuntu from external HDD via eSATA

Would it be too slow to run Ubuntu from an external HDD via eSATA or would I not tell the difference?
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Ubuntu on Windows (WUBI)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Mac running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit using Boot Camp and every time I boot into Ubuntu, I login like normal and it freezes up and doesn't work. I have 4gb of ...
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Is there an application in the software center to find out if my laptop supports SATA III?

I am about to buy a new HDD and would like to find out if my laptop supports SATA3 or only SATA2. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to do so. NOTE: here is the info what "hardinfo" gave me on the ...
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I have 4029 bad sectors. Should I worry?

My SATA drive is from 2009 and has been under some circumstances where it's not "Pleasant" for the drive, such as blackouts (lots of them). On Ubuntu 12.04 SMART reported 4029 bad sectors. I often do ...
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Formatting a drive in windows 7 before installing ubuntu from bootable dvd

Pretty simple question i think. I am going to install a 2terabyta SATA drive in my PC, I want to partion it using windows disk manager (a 500gig for Ubuntu the other 1500 for storage) If i choose ...
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How to make my disk visible?

I have: System: Ubuntu x64 3.5.0-23-generic Hardware: Dell D630 and SATAII mini-pcie controller sil3132 ...and huge problem, because my disk connected to this controller is not detected. sudo ...
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rSync two SATA drives very slow

I'm trying to run an rSync backup of one SATA drive to another SATA drive, this is a brand new installation and it's copying fine but very slow for what I would expect of SATA. I'm only getting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not seeing my SATA drives

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto a new SATA drive. I'm using a LinuxLive USB stick with 12.04. During the install process it gets to the step where it asks me to pick a root partition, no hard drives ...
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Good spindown for HDD on Media/NAS server

I am running a small media server that also doubles as a NAS drive in my house. I use it to host my Plex library along with my Subsonic library for Roku and my Droid's. It's a real simple ATOM server ...
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Safely removing eSATA disks

Is there any way to safely remove any external disk connected via eSATA? Disks make an ugly noise when unplugged, even if there are no mounted partitions... I found somewhere this little command: ...
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Can I prevent an IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE command to a specific device at boot?

This is related to a previous question related to installation that is now resolved. I'm opening a new question, because I still need to get my DVD drive working. Problem: Failed boot when my ASUS ...
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Boot failure: failed: command IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE

Trying to install from CD desktop image and getting: ata8.00: exception Emask 0x52 Sact 0x0 SErr 0xffffffff action 0xe frozen ata8: SError: { blah blah } ata8.00: failed command: IDENTIFY PACKET ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.10 on Asus X401U help needed

I have a SATA with 320gb running Windows 8 I am trying to dual boot. I tried Installing It through a USB but received this message. Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda2' failed. I tried using the ...