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

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kubuntu 16.04 dont detect my hard drives

I install kubuntu 16.04 today and I have 4 hard drives but the installer only detect 2, I try all the choices in the BIOS, IDE, ACPI, same result. Some thing interesting, the installer only see the ...
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ubuntu-16.04-server-i386 installation Error “Failed command Write DMA EXT”

So I know this Error had been already discussed in this Forum several times, but I just want to know a solution perfectly fitting to my Problem. I am trying to Install Ubuntu 16.04 on a really old ...
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Recover drive from corrupted `dd`

Two years ago I took my hard drive and zero-d out the drive using dd. However, I was a little impatient so I cancelled out the process and restarted the computer. The result is that I got an Input-...
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Add an eSATA drive with bootable Ubuntu 16.04 to a Windows 7 UEFI dual boot PC

I have a HP Envy 700-215xt, with UEFI, and WIndows 7 on it's original 1 TB drive. I've added a 2 TB internal drive, initialized as GPT, and installed Fedora 22 on it's first 500 GB. The UEFI boot ...
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Why doesn't the latest Ubuntu 16.04 build support AHCI out of the box?

So, in reference to this earlier question, which I can't comment on: 16.04 kernel support for AHCI? I am trying to PXE boot Ubuntu 16.04 on new Dell hardware (R220, R230, R330) and I find that ...
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Error booting 15.10 (UEFI): “Limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps - Hard resetting link ”

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 along my windows 10 and first it booted in perfectly. I updated with the auto updater and also the drivers i.e additional drivers. Thus a restart prompt came up. I did a ...
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Harddrive errors, likely cause?

Today while trying to install a program with wine, the whole system suddenly became read only and pretty much everything stopped working. After reboot things worked, but I found the following errors ...
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Failed command: WRITE DMA EXT

One day my PC did not boot up properly, just froze in the BIOS but after a few cycles it booted up extremely slowly. The drive's SMART diagnostics reported nothing unusual. Just all these DMA errors. ...
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SSD extremely slow when connected with internal SATA, ok with external USB

I have a brand new laptop (Asus N551VW, i7-6700HQ, 16 Gb ram) on which i installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and a new Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512Gb (latest firmware). I installed the default MySql 5.6.27 on the ...
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Ubuntu Live-CD can't detect my HDD [Solved]

Hello dear Ubuntu users. I have been struggling to install Ubuntu on my laptop, I want to make a dual-boot windows/Ubuntu, but I just can't install it. Already changed my BIOS to AHCI and UEFI, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit : Cursor lag when mouse cursor changes?

I'm facing the exact same issue as mentioned in the link but on Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Problem Facing: Mouse pointer freezes for around 300 ms whenever the cursor icon changes: On hovering from ...
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sata,usb, ps/2 packets sniffer wanted

TL;DR. I've had a hardware virus on my Windows systems on my network. I've brought a clean computer, installed Ubuntu and plugged in infected HDD and usb keyboard. Computer refused to boot ("...
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Move External HD to Internal without Reformatting?

I was in the process of tidying up my desk. Decided to connect 2 external HD's internally through Sata. The disks are being recognized, aren't mounting and when viewed in gparted are showing that the ...
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Ubuntu AND Computer not recognizing extra SATA hard disks

Just so you know, I'm going old school 9.10 Karmic on an old computer I have attached two 250GB SATA hard disks to my computer for a file server... and none of them work. The main 120GB Hard disk ...
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SATA Errors upon boot and slow drive function

I am experiencing multiple sata errors upon booting, and drive functions are very slow. Here is the errors I am experiencing. sysadmin@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | tail -n 50 [ 131.260061] ata4.00: exception ...
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“ata8.00: exception Emask 0x52 SAct 0x0 Serr 0xffffffff action 0xe frozen”

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a new desktop computer with an asus MAXIMUS FORMULA VII motherboard. As I tried to boot from the DVD, nothing happened, it froze pretty quickly with no useful messages....
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Raic controller with ext sata cage

I was wondering how difficult it is to create a Raid 5 system on an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop pc already running. I plan to use this Raid card with this Sata Cage and add 4 HDD for backup and storage. I ...
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Read/Write issues, SATA PCI-E Addon [closed]

I'm rather new to Ubuntu/Linux, and it's been an education experience so far. However I've been struggling with an issue I've been unable to overcome. I'm getting an issue that causes freezing/...
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If I've removed my CD/DVD drive and HDD what exactly are ata4 and ata5?

dmesg|grep ata [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000baf9f000-0x00000000baffefff] ACPI data [ 0.000000] ACPI: SSDT 0x00000000BAFFA000 000797 (v01 LENOVO SataAhci 00001000 INTL 20061109) ...
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Is ubuntu installed compaq 610 any SSD compatibile?

I am using ubuntu 14 LTS. Memory 1.9GB | processor: intel core 2duo cpu T5870 @ 2.00 GHz *2 | Graphics : Intel 965 GME/GLE | OS Type : 64bit sam@sam:~$ sudo lshw -short PCI (sysfs) H/W ...
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“sudo blkid” shows a blinking cursor and does nothing

I'm having a lot of issues with USB drives, SATA, and the rest lately. Whenever I plug/unplug a SATA drive (AFAIK, they're hot pluggable) Ubuntu does not recognize the change. I'm okay with this, but ...
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SATA to USB Adapter

A friend of mine got a problem with his Computer, which doesn't works anymore, and just wants to get the data from the HDD. So for this we tried connecting it to my Ubuntu machine with this SATA to ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without all drives connected & mounted

I recently revived this old computer with Ubuntu to use it as a local network fileserver and all has worked out well. I've been able to connect all my hard drives laying around and get samba working. ...
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Strange SATA Problem / Ubuntu 14.04 / ASUS P8Z68V / OCZ Vertex 2

this is my first question, because i usually got things going myself. But this time i'm out of ideas. As mentioned in the thread title, i have a very strange problem with my SATA boot device. It ...
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Can't boot with mSATA

I used to run Ubuntu with a 16 GB mSATA SSD (referred to as mSATA from now on) holding my root directory and a 1 TB HDD holding /home. I like to install everything I see, and thus I ran out of room. I ...
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Home Backup Server with Ubuntu - Drive Controller Configuration

I am planning a build for a personal backup server; building essentially a NAS that I would install backup utilities on. I want to run Ubuntu Server as the OS, and am hoping for around 5-6 individual ...
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I have SATA 3 but get only 3 Gb/s?

Here's the output of dmesg | grep SATA: [ 1.244456] ahci 0000:00:1f.2: AHCI 0001.0300 32 slots 6 ports 6 Gbps 0x11 impl SATA mode [ 1.256512] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xc0817000 port ...
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Recover a NAS hard drive

My NAS hard drive died today and I want to recover its data by connect it to a PC, how can I do it with Ubuntu 14.04?
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Can't perform slow (full) format on a SATA drive

I have an old SATA I drive which I am selling, so I want to fully format it and erase all data. When I try to do this in Disks, I get the error: "Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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JMicron JM20339 USB SATA Controller Problem

I Have 3bon-s35s SATA to USB converter(or controller). It use JMicron JM20339 chipset. Windows 7 can recognize WD 4TB HDD, but Ubuntu dosen't. dmesg shows below [ 2.990457] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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Small SSD, large SATA. What can I move to SATA?

I've got a 601GB Linux partition which can be written to at up to 84.7MB/s (ref). My 62GB can be written to at 366MB/s (ref). Down to my last ~360MB. What should I move over and mount from my other ...
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ata* problem! also dvd rom is not detected

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. When I press Ctrl + Alt + F1, it always says: login: [18.92] ata3: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [18.93] ata3: irq_stat ...
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how to check system config, that helps to buy new HDD [closed]

My laptop is 4-5yrs old with Core2Duo CPU. HDD is heating lot so probably going to brick. so which configuration i should check that will help me to know "Which HDD's are compatible with my laptop". ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've tried....
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Should drive names be constant?

I am hot plugging two hard drives into 5 SATA controllers. And each time I see them as /dev/sda and /dev/sdc. Why? How will I configure RAID host swap if drives can change names depending on plug ...
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SSD performance testing

I'm testing the performances of my new SSD card, and it seems I'm stuck with sata2 speed even if my controller is sata3. Here is the command I'm using. dd if=tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024 ...
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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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How to detect all 10 disk drives on 2 Port Multipliers attached to Marvell 88SE9130 based HBA?

SilverStone EC05 I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. Marvell 88SE9130 This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a ...
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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 couldn'...
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Hard drive moving folders mysteriously

I had a pretty scary moment today, when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply disappeared! Here's the system log: pedro@X230t:~$ cat /var/log/syslog | grep sda1 Apr 13 13:59:59 X230t ...
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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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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 ...