Questions tagged [sata]

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

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Is it fine to keep changing from AHCI to RAID constantly?

So, I had windows 10 for a while now and I decided to install Ubuntu in dual boot, however as you may know I need to switch to AHCI to use Ubuntu, I know that you could setup Windows to use AHCI, ...
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Drives partitioned via server USB caddy not recognized by workstation eSATA (GPT PMBR size mismatch)

We use a USB 3.0 drive caddy (Sabrent EC-DFFN) connected to our Ubuntu 20.04 server for backups. And we are using several make/model 6TB spin drives in daily rotation (one drive per day). Each drive ...
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HP Z420/620/820 SAS controller support

The HP Z420/620/820 series workstations have the Intel C602 chipset. They are coming up on ten years old, but E5-26xx v2 Xeons are still plenty of power and they use DDR3 dram, which is getting really ...
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Why is my SSD device recognized as an HDD?

I have Linux server running Ubuntu 18.04.5 with kernel version Linux myserver 5.4.0-66-generic #74~18.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 5 11:17:31 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux'. And I have SSD device ...
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Is there a way to check for sure what version of SATA on my laptop?

I'm using a 8 years old laptop, lenovo G480.. according to the spec on the internet, it has SATA 300 interface, which should be SATA 2 or SATA 3 gb/s However when I check in terminal with sudo dmesg |...
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Change in SATA Configuration

I have a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. So due to slow performance of Windows I changed my bios SATA Configuration from IDE to AHCI and I observed that my laptop boots quickly in ...
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Issue moving drive from USB to SATA

Ok, I checked, and found similar terminology but none that replicate my situation, so here goes... I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S171 (Celeron M) and I did install Windows 8 on a new internal SSD ...
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partition table created with HDD connected via SATA-USB interface not recognized if the HDD is placed in laptop hard drive bay

I created a dos/mbr partition table and some partitions using gparted, on a hard drive I connected to my laptop via a SATA-USB interface. I then placed the hard drive in my system hard drive bay and ...
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How can I get a listing of all storage ports available?

I have a laptop (Asus X421IA) and im trying to figure out what kind of storage expansion possibilities I have. Asus's lineup being a mess, I couldn't find the manual info for my exact model on their ...
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Computer powers back on after shutting down

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 now, this issue existed on 20.04 as well, but when I send the shutdown command through any means my computer turns back on after about a 1 second similar to a reboot. I tested ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize HDD through SATA controller

I have a problem where my SATA HDD, when connected through my SATA III hub, is not recognized. It does get recognized when connected via a motherboard SATA port, but I need it via the card to pass it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on rst premium with optane drive

I recently bought Acer nitro 5 laptop and was installing Ubuntu 18.04 but it was not showing my C nvme sata drive or the partitions I made. Turns out I need AHCI sata mode but my Kingston preinstalled ...
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ataX: softreset failed

My system is Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS. I have a problem with: [ 2.037058] ata2: softreset failed (device not ready) [ 2.037080] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready) [ 2.225055] ata3: ...
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Hard disk not detected during Dual boot installation on New Acer Aspire A315-56 laptop

I purchased a new Acer Aspire A315-56 laptop few days ago with Windows 10 preinstalled in that. Now I wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04 version. I created the necessary USB bootable drive using ...
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How to troubleshoot AHCI hotplug?

my question is - what is needed to make AHCI (SATA, eSATA) hotplug work, and how to track down the cause in non-working setup (kernel config options, cmdline options, modules, packages, settings, etc.)...
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Problem in booting Ubuntu

I have been having problem in booting(loading) Ubuntu 18.04. The last time I had problem with Ubuntu was mmx64.efi file was missing, I found the solution and added efi file manually to load under ...
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ubuntu 18.04 doesn't mount SATA drive with USB adapter

I have two SATA drives from a dead Dell desktop that was running ubuntu 12.04. I can mount the SATA drives with USB adapter on another Dell laptop with ubuntu 16.04. But drives fail to mount on dell ...
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Shutdown msg: ata failed stop fis rx (-16)

I am dual booting ubuntu 20.04/w10 on separate NVme.m2 on an asrock x570 and i have an ssd connected too as a storage drive. When i shutdown/restart my system, the following msg flashes for a sec: [32....
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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: [39441.061910] ata3.00: exception Emask 0x100 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen [39441.061917] ata3.01: exception Emask 0x100 SAct 0xe ...
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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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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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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 ...