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

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Ubuntu 16.04 not detecting SATA drives on Integrated SAS Controller

Problem Statement : I have connected 4 SATA drives to an internal SAS connector on my motherboard. They appear fine in the BIOS but Ubuntu doesn't seem to be able to detect them. I don't get anything ...
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Check if my ssd is SATA or M2

I have a PC with two ssd slots, SATA3 and M2, and I'm using Ubuntu 19.04. Right now I have only one ssd, and I would like to bought a second one. I don't know if actually there is a SATA or a M2 hard ...
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Ubuntu installation problem with Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I apologize immediately for my English After buying a new notebook, Acer aspire A514-52-59EQ, with pre-installed Windows 10 home I wanted to go back to my dear old Ubuntu, in the new version 20.04LTS,...
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How to fix the sound of the hard drive needle when turning off the system

I have recently replaced the main HDD of my ASUS a53s laptop with an SSD. I have placed the HDD hard drive in the SATA port where the DVD drive was located. I have not had any problems and the speed ...
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How to set the 6TB external hard drive Ubuntu 18.04.4

I was trying to add a 6TB WD Red Hard Drive as external storage, but my Ubuntu (18.04.4) could not detect this drive when I plugged it in. I have some confusion about the hardware, so that I used ...
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Does disabling NCQ cause any bad effects on the computer?

A few months ago, I started seeing these errors on my computer [39441.061917] ata3.01: exception Emask 0x100 SAct 0xe SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen What I did was replace the old SATA cables with new ...
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Hard drive not visible to Ubuntu installer

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 onto an Acer Aspire 3 laptop. I've made the bootable USB, booted from it and managed to get into the live environment. Everything works fine. I can the run the ...
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ata1: failed to read log page 10h (errno=-5). Is it a hardrive failure? If yes is it repairable( physical or using software)?

So,i was trying to copy a huge load of data of my external hdd to my laptop's internal hdd using debian based distro. Suddenly my screen went all black. I waited for some time, pressed random keys(esc,...
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sata hdd recognizing problem

Here is the simple lshw result efirlus@Efirlus-NAS:~$ sudo lshw -c storage -c disk *-storage description: SATA controller product: Intel Corporation vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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How to recognize SSD drive with Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller in 'RAID mode'

I have a Dell Latitude 5300 with a SSD drive and with what lshw shows as ''82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]''. BIOS is configured by default with SATA operation = "RAID On" mode and I don't ...
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Do I need to change my SATA mode to AHCI from RST premium with Optane mode to dual boot? And how to do it without sacrificing Windows 10?

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04LTS but Ubuntu doesn't recognize my SSD. Acer Predator ph315-52. i7 9th gen. UPDATE: I changed SATA mode to AHCI and successfully installed Ubuntu but Windows doesn't ...
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Install Ubuntu 18.04 in SSD 128 GB + HDD 500 GB

I will install Ubuntu 18.04 in Notebook SSD 128 GB + HDD 500 GB. I have some question about separate /, swap and home partition. Can I install / in SSD and how many GB? install swap and home in HDD ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SATA ssd with Windows on pcie ssd

I have a laptop that came pre-installed with windows on a pcie ssd and was initially trying to dual boot Ubuntu on the same drive. This wasn't working because the laptop was set to rst premium with ...
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M.2 SATA not showing up in Ubuntu 18.04

This is a very peculiar situation I am in. I am NOT trying to install Ubuntu or any OS on the SSD neither does my laptop come with an SSD. I just want to use the internal SSD as an extra storage space....
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Problem installing Ubuntu in a laptop with Intel Optane

I am new in Linux and I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in my laptop with a Dual Boot with Windows 10. My laptop is an Asus with 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and 16GB Intel Optane. The problem is that ...
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Stuck in grub_rescue and no access bios

I'm stuck in Grub_rescue on my laptop. I can only boot from Ubuntu Live USB, but in the installation, he does not recognise my SSD. Normally you should change the SATA-mode in the bios, but there is a ...
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Does my motherboard disk controller faulty or somehow?

My computer became unstable since a week. First, I changed power supply. After that, I removed offboard video card, but no effect. So yestarday, it couldn't recognize my hard drive anymore. I did a ...
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CD Drive ATA errors

I'm getting the following errors on the CD Drive (old machine but new/fresh Ubuntu install). Jun 16 05:02:35 mitchellftp kernel: [16309.568867] ata5: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090800 ...
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Load average is high after adding second drive

My laptop was working fine and its load average was between 0.2 - 0.5 (and around 0.02 while doing nothing) until I decide to upgrade it with an SSD. First I replaced my HDD with SSD, moving HDD into ...
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Disk not detected, sata timeout?

Have a SSD disk that I shall update the FW on but it is not detected in Ubuntu, but in w10 it's detected. dmesg say: [ 382.097821] ata5: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300) [ 382.098107]...
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Help with Hard Drive Error [duplicate]

I have a strange hard drive error that is happening about once per second. Googling I see that people are suggesting: 1. a bad SATA cable, or 2. a bad PSU. Does anyone have any experience with this? ...
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What does 'ata1: soft resetting link' mean in syslog?

In syslog I am seeing messages like below Apr 30 18:55:10 platform2 kernel: [30354.925789] ata1: soft resetting link Apr 30 18:55:10 platform2 kernel: [30355.093298] ata1: EH complete Apr 30 18:55:10 ...
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Trying to find out my SATA speed [duplicate]

I have used dmesg and lspci and determined my hard drive. Looking to update to SSD. This is the terminal from lspci [ 1.381803] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xbfa0 irq 14 How ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installed (dual boot) but not working on Dell XPS 9570 : SATA problem?

I've just installed Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 9570 but now can't access it after rebooting. In the first place, the installation program couldn't detect any hard drive so I changed the SATA parameter (...
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Gnome Disks utility locked HDD

I've been using Lubuntu testbench to format many HDD prior to sale. I have been using the Gnome Disks utility to make sure the disks leave my company clean and all of my data is erased. I chose to ...
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Black screen after new SATA card installation

I'm at a real loss right now... I don't even know how to move forward with troubleshooting. I have an old sata card that I swear used to work, but when I boot with it plugged into any of my boards ...
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SATA speed downgraded after Change to SSD

Hi i have HP Pavilion 15-n243cl Notebook and i have change the default normall hdd drive to Samsung SSD evo 860 before change the hdd drive when i run this code sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep SATA ...
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Cannot get system to boot upp with new cloned disks

Just tried to upgrade my disks from mechanical to SSD type drives on my ASUS M4A785-M motherboard (non-UEFI). Thought I had prepared thoroughly and it seemed that the process was not too difficult for ...
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hdd sometimes stop working then connected to laptop via sata dvd-rw -> sata ssd adapter

Does it look like drive or MB or kernel or adapter bug? Drive works ok if connected directly to another sata port. Nov 19 22:59:13 selfie kernel: [ 467.854306] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct ...
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How can I use SATA hot plugging in Ubuntu 16.04 on an Intel NUC NUC7i7DN board?

If I attach a SATA drive to the NUC(NUC7i7DN) after booting into Ubuntu 16.04, the drive is not recognised. Nothing shows up with lsblk or dmesg. If I restart, the drive shows up. Additionally, I am ...
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HDD is set to readonly mode periodically

I have a homeserver with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS installed. It is running nextcloud 14.0.1, which executes some cronjob tasks every 15 minutes. I have two own cronjobs, which are executed once a minute. ...
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Setting up an extendable software raid 0 in Ubuntu [closed]

I have 8 drives, 4 of which are empty, the other 4 full. If i was to make the 4 empty drives a raid 0, then copy the content of the other drives to this new raid. Can i then extend that array set by ...
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Grub failing to install showing sata link hard reseting

While using ubuntu16.04 my laptop got hanged.After restarting it was kept on hanging and in text mode It was showing error sata1 exception emask 0x10 sact 0x0 serr 0x40400000 action 0xe frozen ...
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How to reset and detect plug-in HDD/SSD via IDE or SATA without rebooting?

So, I'm using my brand new HARD DRIVE CADDY SATA III in CPU. When I mount the HDD/SSD physically in the mounting bracket, I can click on "Scan for hardware changes" in "Device Manager" of Windows 7 ...
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How SATA SSD drives get mapped to /dev/sd<letter>?

Is there a way to specify that new SSD drives gets mapped to /dev/sdc or /dev/sdd? Or is this out of my control and the kernal will just assign the next unused letter in the sequence?
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How to check/enable the full speed of SATA drive/port?

Recently I've got mSata SSD and install it in my laptop. According to the specification of this SSD, the read rate is approximately 450 MB/s. I tested the read rate (in menu Application > ...
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Slow Ubuntu Boot [ata2: SRST failed (errno=-16)] and [ata2: reset failed, giving up]

This Motherboard with a triple boot setup, booting in AHCI mode Here is the relevant message (pulled from dmesg), note the long delay in timestamp between them: [ 6.528119] ata2: link is slow to ...
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How to pool HDDs without having them all spin up?

I would like add a bunch of SATA HDDs into my HTPC and turn it into a NAS. The HTPC is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS To have a safety net for HDD failures, I will be using the SNAPraid with one parity HDD....
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Disk errors during boot, failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED [duplicate]

Ubuntu boot takes long time, and on boot I get these errors: Similar errors appear on shutdown (which is also slow), however Windows 10 on the same SSD boots normally. I tried to reinstall Ubuntu, ...
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List disk devices in tree form

how can I list all disk devices in a tree hierarchy, grouped by controller? For example, with 2 PCI 4port SATA cards + 2 SATA disks attached to the motherboard, I'd like to see something like: ---- ...
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What's the proper way to disconnect hot-swap SATA hard drive?

I'm using a SATA hot-swap bay and I have in BIOS this particular port configured specifically for "Hot-Swap". This bay has convenient "POWER ON/OFF" button, so no interruptions during plugging-in/out ...
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How to clean '/dev/sdx' cache?

I'm facing a problem in my ubuntu system, as it is for testing, I usually issue the command: echo "scsi add-single-device 0 0 0 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi I'm just using the ata1 port. When I finish ...
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Can't recognize hard disk via SATA

I have Z170A Motherboard, and I cannot recognize my SSD when it's connected to the SATA port. I know the problem is not related to the drive, I tried to use a USB adapter, and then the driver got ...
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16.04 keeps waking up unmounted USB drives

I don't know if anybody else has experienced this, but i did on two systems on which i installed 16.04. Essentially, if i plug a USB drive, unmount it (eject it in Nautilus), and put it to sleep (...
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Drive yelling AE_NOT_FOUND [duplicate]

I have a drive that throws this kind of messages. I'm running 16.04.2 amd64 with the hwe kernel. I'm searched a bit and I'm not sure what to understand here. Some people are saying that this is not a ...
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Every 10 minutes, something goes wrong with one of my SATA drives

I have a computer with an SSD drive (Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB) with Ubuntu, and an additional hard drive connected with SATA for storage. It seems that every 10 minutes, some sort of "housekeeping" ...
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Primary drive not detected during installation via liveUSB

The last couple of days I've been trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows. Unfortunately there is one important thing where I can find tons about on the Internet but nothing really fits ...
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SSD features (rotational/discard) not detected properly via USB

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on a Thinkpad W520, with kernel 4.10.0-20-generic (hwe-edge). I have two SSD drives: a flash USB 3.0 stick, and a SATA Samsung 850 EVO SSD. When I connect them to USB (the ...
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How to tell whether my HDD is IDE or SATA

The output of lspci on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS is: 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev ...
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Broken BIOS, refreshing SATA drives list after hot plug

Just messing around with my new system and finding myself stuck. What I have : Windows 10 UEFI installed on my first SATA drive, let's call it drive1 (i.e. : drive1 has an ESP partition) xUbuntu ...