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

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How to properly remove an extra disk from VirtualBox?

I have this vm with Xubuntu and I've added 4 extra disks (practising for a course I'm taking). How do I remove them? Just by selecting and removing? will this break anything? thanks!
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22.04 upgrade on macbook hard disk disappeared

I upgraded my working Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04 (on my MacBookAir6,1), and upon rebooting the default kernel 5.15.0-25 ran for a few seconds, gave a bunch of DMAR faults, "gave up waiting for root ...
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Hard drive not visible while dual booting Xubuntu on a Pentium 5 Windows 7 machine

Using a Pentium 5 Windows 7 machine. Further details are as follows: Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E220 @ 2.20GHz 2.20GHz Installed Memory (RAM): 2GB System type: 32-bit Operating System ...
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How to format a locked SATA hard drive

so I have this TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050 (AMFQ6E) hard drive which I was using to dual Ubuntu and Windows, until a day I on my laptop and it started asking for a HDD password which I have not even put there ...
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Pass through SATA drive to VirtualBox VM

I have a SanDisk 1TB SSD SATA drive. There are firmware updates available via SanDisk SSD Dashboard. The dashboard is only available on Windows. I have a Windows 10 VM in VirtualBox. I want to know if ...
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esata port power management

I have a bay with disks and some integrated fans. This bay is connected to the computer (Ubuntu 21.10 on Dell Latitude E5400) with an eSata cable. The bay can suspend itself if the eSata port is not ...
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failing ASMedia ASM1153 on USB 3.0

I have a problem accessing an external drive connected with ASMedia ASM1153 USB 3.0 3 Gb/s to SATA adapter (bridge) on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. The external drive is not stable when connected to an USB3 ...
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Can't change SATA mode to AHCI in Acer dual boot Ubuntu with windows

I ran into some trouble in my Acer laptop which is Ubuntu dual boot with windows. For that I needed to change Sata mode to AHCI from RST OPAN but SATA mode in BIOS Information menu had become ...
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ata5: COMRESET failed (errno=-32) old iMac broken disk

I have a 5,1 iMac with a broken internal disk. After many attempts I got a working installation of Ubuntu 20.04.03 on an external USB drive. The boot is very long due to a repeated message: COMRESET ...
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Installing PCIe SATA card conflicts with onboard NIC

I recently installed a fresh 21.04 server onto new hardware. Everything worked great. Today, I tried to add an ASM1166 based PCIe SATA controller. When I boot with the card in, it causes issues with ...
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USB/SATA cable simply does not work on Ubuntu

I couldn't find an answer to my problem because all other similar questions have Ubuntu properly recognize the external HDD as a storage medium and assign it to /dev/sdb. If only it were this easy. It ...
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Ata Bus error - strange cable dependancies?

I have a couple of servers, with 2 HDDs in RAID1 in each. with SATA cables built-in by manufacturer, and with ~50% of cables which i buy i get these messages: failed command: WRITE FPDMA QUEUED [ 4....
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Ubuntu 20.04 JMicron PCI-E Sata

Recently I bought PCI-E card with 5 sata port with chipset JMB585. It does not get detected by the system. When I do lspci I get the same output as when the card is not plugged in. 00:00.0 Host bridge:...
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Ubuntu does not recognise hdd

I have just installed ubuntu 20.4 and one out of three brand new internal hdd's is not recognised....why is that? The bios didnt recognise any of them but after i installed ubuntu 20.04 the two of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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