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Questions tagged [sata]

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

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Why emulate SCSI to use SATA?

When I run lshw on my laptop with SATA disk on Ubuntu 18 I see for my disk: *-scsi:1 physical id: 2 logical name: scsi2 capabilities: emulated *-disk ...
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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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Not able to see Partition while installing Ubuntu

I am trying to dual boot my laptop contaning Windows 10 with Ubuntu. I saw the turtorials and created an UEFI bootable pendrive. Now, when I try to install it doesn't show options of installing ...
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Help figuring the issue with this external hard drive

I am trying to mount a HFS+ device on Ubuntu Live, did install hfsprogs, but the device refuses to show up as /dev/sd* so I ran $ sudo lsusb Bus 002 Device 009: ID 1058:0748 Western Digital ...
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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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Multi SATA controller motherboard intermittent disk I/O errors (18.04)

The system's motherboard is an ASUS Z9PE D8-WS with 3 different SATA controllers, two of which are used: a PCH chip connected in this case to two SSDS (one of which is the system disk) and a Marvell ...
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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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Additional Stat Ports

I purchased and installed: startech 2 port pci express sata 6 gbps esata controller card - dual port pcie sata iii card on my server running Ubuntu 16.04. I can't find any drivers for this, or how ...
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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 like this photo: NEW-CRU-DataPort-5-SATA-Hot-Swap-Hard-Drive-Caddy.jpg When I mount the HDD/SSD physically in the mounting bracket, I can ...
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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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Powertop Leads to Freeze and SATA Error in Ubuntu 18.04

I am currently running a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to get things working. Because the computer is often running for long time, I tried to optimize power usage by using powertop. ...
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after plugging NVMe, SATA drive is gone from BIOS

I am installing and booting from internal NVMe SSD called "nvme0n1" and "nvme0n2". But my old SATA SSD is gone from: BIOS lsblk fdisk -l Though SATA is set to AHCI in BIOS. How can I access my SATA ...
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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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Sata disk weird behavior

This is a snapshot of /var/log/syslog Jan 9 22:25:02 c1 kernel: [191533.487596] ata5: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) Jan 9 22:25:06 c1 kernel: [191537.747514] ata5: COMRESET ...
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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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is this RAID speed normal?

I was wondering if this is a normal transfer speed: 22.6MB/s This the setup: Motherboard: M5A99FX PRO R2.0 (with 16GB Ram) CPU: AMD 8 cores source of files: Intel SSD 480GB (ATA INTEL SSDSC2BP48) ...
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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 ...
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Move swap from sdb1 (SATA) to sda* (SSD)

This is my current partition setup: sda 111.8G ├─sda1 ext4 190M /boot ├─sda2 1K └─sda5 ext4 111.6G / sdb 465.8G └─sdb1 swap 14.9G [SWAP] Disk /dev/sda: 120GB ...
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Is there a way to install/update drivers to support my new SATA 3.1 SSD?

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L670-1LX, bought in 2011. It originally had a HDD, but a few days ago I bought a Toshiba Q300 SSD drive. I partitioned it (aligning partitions to multiples of 2048 ...
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How to Turn off HDD in Caddy using commands

I have a HDD caddy installed in my laptop. As i start my laptop, HDD caddy gets power-up and starts(Mounting remaining). Can i manually turn it off? (Just to improve battery and heating) (without ...
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Cannot boot my ubuntu 16.10 (ATA errors, “EH pending after 5 tries, giving up”)

I want to boot my system but I can't. What is problem?
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Can I pull data/open the contents from another HDD using Ubuntu?

My buddy wants me to extract files out of his dead PC. I don't have one of those SATA to USB cables but what I can do is unplug the CD/DVD drive and plug in the HDD instead (I've used this method to ...
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Startup device error status: { DRDY ERR } and error: { ABRT }. What could it be?

Startup error photos: ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR } ata1.00: error: { ABRT } ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 ata1.00: BMDMA stat 0x5 ata1.00: failed command: READ DMA ata1....
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What's the command-way to find type of connectors (slots) for HDD and DVD-ROM?

I want to upgrade my laptop by adding a SSD. I have two plans: First, putting SSD in place of cd-rom by a caddy if both HDD and cd-rom have same type of connectors. Or, if the speed of cd-rom ...
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My pc says it reads 4633MB/s from SSD drive cache over SATA 6Gb/s, how is that possible?

I got this number using: jdoe@jdoe:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 9260 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4633.30 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 978 MB in 3.00 seconds = 325....
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB [duplicate]

I made a bootable media drive using UNetBootin and then I plugged it into my PC. After that, I took a 32GB USB flash drive and connected it, as well. Then I booted into the bootable drive and selected ...
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How to turn off one of SATA HDDs installed in the computer to save power?

I have bought an SSD to replace my HDD to make my Xubuntu 16.10 laptop faster but there is hardly too much of space on it so I've decided to keep the old big HDD as a second drive replacing the DVD+RW ...
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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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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: https://askubuntu.com/questions/757142/16-04-kernel-support-for-ahci?newreg=b938c2416e6d40c8ac5c3233d16889e5 I am trying to PXE ...
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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 text ...