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

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Add SCSI drive support in Ubuntu

I need to attach an old SCSI drive (HP Model ST373454LW, 73 GB) to an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I'm attaching the drive through the forensic bridge UltraBay II. While the bridge recognizes the SCSI drive ...
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eSATA PCI card Ubuntu 14.04

I want to get an eSata PCI card and i saw there are compatibility issues with linux. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to get this card. I have kernel version: 3.13.0-34-generic. I would like to know if ...
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Can I replace my hard drive with this one? [closed]

I have a laptop HP 625, its hard drive (as usual with Seagates) had what is called "sudden death", I need to replace the HDD with a new one. Can I replace it with one of these two? Samsung HDD ...
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How to detect all 10 disk drives on 2 Port Multipliers attached to Marvell 88SE9130 based HBA?

I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a Marvell 88SE9130 chip. lspci detects the ...
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Explain on how to setup a JBOD Ubuntu Server?

I have 3 hard drives. Two hard drives are SATA and one is IDE. C:\ - 300 GB SATA Hard Drive D:\ - 80 GB IDE hard drive. And third disk is not installed, assume as if it was. How do I merge all three ...
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Should I enable my Mobo Raid controller or leave it at AHCI?

I am setting up a raid storage volume, should I leave the sata controller on AHCI or switch it to raid when using Ubuntu's software side raid?
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation fail (dual boot with windows 7)

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 when it said it failed and it would generate a log. After some seconds it opens a windows saying it is my disk problem and I should take care of the health of it. When I ...
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Why does Linux put Marvell SATA controllers in PATA mode by default?

I have a motherboard with a Marvell SATA controller. This controller is only used to drive the eSATA ports. By default Ubuntu loads the pata_marvell module to drive these ports. However, PATA does not ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a 8 GB ssd harddrive?

I d like to buy a Lenovo Ideapad z510 Laptop which has got a 508GB SSH harddrive (it s 500 GB SATA and 8 GB SSD). The preinstalled OS is DOS, I want to replace it with ubuntu Is the 8 GB SSD ...
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Ata3 errormessages [duplicate]

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and yesterday I managed to do something incredibly stupid. While I was tweaking Gnome, I wanted to use compizconfig, which I had from when I was running Unity. Since I ...
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Will sas or sata controller play with onboard sata controller using MDADM Raid 6

I currently have a linux mdadm Raid 6 setup on a supermicro server board using a total of 6 ssd drives. I would like to add more. If I buy one of the available PCIe sas or sata controllers to expand ...
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Slow Data transfer (SATA 6) in ubuntu 12.04

my HDD gives 60MB/s transfer rate in windows 7. but in ubuntu it is only around 21-27MB/s. Any suggestions? config is corei3-2317U with intel HD4000
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...