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

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how to check system config, that helps to buy new HDD

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 ...
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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?

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What SATA version does my mainboard have, I or II?

this seems trivial but neither Information about SATA, IDE (PATA) controllers lspci, lshw, nor gnome-disk-utility can tell me if the SATA ports on my mainboard are SATA I, II or even III. output ...
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SATA Hard Drives in won't format in Raid / Disappear sometimes

I am trying to setup a new computer with a software raid0. I am running 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04. I have my OS installed on a PATA Hard Drive, and 4 SATA 2TB Hitachi Drives to be raided. The Motherboard ...
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Why do my hardrives change dev links?

With every boot my HDDs randomly change places, as in sometimes my root partition is on sda, while other times it books on sdb.Its really not bothersome as I use UUID for fstab and such, but its ...
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LiveCD Boot/Install

I have recently built a new computer and have been looking to dual-boot alongside Windows. Trying to boot/install off Ubuntu/Fedora/Arch live CDs has failed across all distros and I keep getting the ...
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How to figure out why a SATA hard-drive wont show in /dev/ and (therefore) wont mount

I had an external hard-drive which got messed up. I then opened it and plugged the SATA-Hard-Drive directly into my computer. But after boot it is just showing my IDE-Hard-Drive on which the OS is. No ...