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    options to add motherboard slots

    What are practical options for adding card slots to a motherboard? My ASUS ROG X670E Strix-E motherboard has only 3 card slots: 2 x16 and 1 x 1 The x16 slots are used for the GPU card and a SATA port extender card. That leaves just 1 X1 slot, which I use for more USB A and USB C ports, which...
  2. J

    Seagate FireCuda ST8000DX001 8TB - $109.99 [Newegg] [DEAD]

    Seems pretty hot to me; would make for a good Steam games drive. Guessing this is similar to a Western Digital Black series drive
  3. M

    Kingston NV2 M.2 NVMe SSD Review, Multiple Benchmarks and Speed Tests & VS SanDisk Ultra M.2 NVMe 3D

    Welcome to my review of the Kingston NV2 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. I will be comparing it to my current SanDisk Ultra M.2 1TB NVMe 3D SSD drive using several benchmarks including ATTO Disk Benchmark, CrystalDiskMark Benchmark, AS SSD Benchmark, and Anvil's Storage Utilities benchmark. The results are...
  4. D

    Windows 10 won't boot after adding second HDD

    This is a first for me: Just did a major upgrade on my roommate's computer (CPU - Intel 11th Gen/RAM - 16GB/Mobo - Gigabyte Z590 Gaming X/Storage - 2TB Firecuda NVME - top/CPU handled slot for PCIe4x4). I installed Windows 10 on the new NVME drive, no issues, even after several reboots. When I...
  5. cat_food

    USB disk over IDE/SATA bus: is this even possible?

    Hello [H]ard|Fourm! Long time visitor of the website, today I decided on finally creating an account. I'm in a bit of an odd situation. I work with a lot of older computers (e.g. 80s/90s/early 00s), mostly IBM PC compatibles, and I have been looking for an ODD and VHD emulator (physical device)...
  6. S

    WTB: Hard Drives (>3TB)

    Obtained Looking to buy a few 3TB+ SATA drives. I want to build a second Unraid server on the cheap, so while I don't need spanking new drives, would want to avoid anything with a crazy number of hours. Shipping is to 20152. Payment via Paypal heat: stroodlebug
  7. W

    What type of SSD is this port for and what type of interface does the bottom one have?

    Hello, Could someone explain to me the difference in connector, specs and names between the two SSD types here (male and female)? Thank you
  8. jds8282

    help : new mobo seems to be corrupting drives or ports dropping like flies

    just got a Asus ROG (X570) Crosshair VIII Impact, AMD - and every SATA connection i have eventually corrupts the drive or the drive never really is able to be setup. now the BIOS does not even see the drives? first is was one of my small 2.5" SSD, then a week later the second and now it will not...
  9. P

    Help please! HDD dead on day 1?

    I recently ordered several components to build a PC. Stuck everything in an ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero. Booted and everything worked perfectly. BIOS detected my 1TB gen4 Sabrent SSD and my TOSHIBA 8TB HDD. I tweaked a few options around the BIOS menu and then installed Windows. After installing...
  10. E

    Blast from the Past - The Mysterious SATA Ports that Won't Work

    Let me preface this by saying - I don't expect much, this is all probably a shot in the dark that's a waste of time, but I need to up my post count here and this is something that's bugged me for years. Hopefully this is in the correct forum. The scene: I have a little crap-box Cisnet...
  11. S

    ASROCK X570 NVMe and SATA 3 port question

    I am thinking about either getting the Asrock x570 pro 4 or phantom gaming 4 and coupling it with a 3900x. I have a question about NVMe and how it affects the SATA ports on the Asrock boards. These boards have 8 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4) and was...
  12. wolfofone


    The wife's older Macbook could seriously use an SSD upgrade from the 5400 rpm hard drive. I'd like to find something cheap, it doesn't have to be super fast or new, just better than spinning rust :-). Unfortunately it needs to be 1TB+ as she has a lot of crap on there haha. Thanks, stay [H}ard...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    A recent report from Digitimes claims that PCIe SSDs could finally overtake SATA SSD shipments in 2019. Unit prices for 512GB PCIe SSDs have supposedly fallen 11% sequentially, down to a price of $55 in Q1 2019, while SATA SSD prices only dropped 9%. The price gap between the different SSDs was...
  14. X

    SATA 0 and SATA 1 transfer rate

    If I connect up 2 drives in SATA 0, is the data transfer rate the same as if I connect those drives in SATA 1?
  15. K

    FS: BNIB 1TB 2.5" Samsung 860 EVO SSD

    Bought for my HP Omen X laptop and decided to go another route. This was purchased from Newegg very recently and is brand new. Pics: Same drive drive as shown here: 1TB...
  16. K

    Optane Memory - Is it for you? <Opinion/Review>

    Over the last month or so, as a result of a thread on the Optane 900p, I have been experimenting with Optane memory and Primocache. What was established in the thread was that Optane has very low latency and high performance for low queue depth loads- which generally means that for desktop...
  17. M

    Sas controller with backplane

    I am new to using this type of equipment for data storage. I am using a unraid custom build that I put together. I am running three controller cards (all just running jbod) with 15 sata drives's in a lilan case. It's running ok, but I need more storage. I was given two servers that I could...
  18. dvsman

    Is anyone actually running a U.2 drive(s)?

    I was just reading some forum posts here on [H] about M.2 mobo slots possibly being slower than an M.2 on a PCIE card and started poking around on my mobo and remembered I had these U.2 sockets on there. U.2 was supposed to be the new hotness but I don't see anyone ever mention these things and...
  19. Seankay

    Take Data out of an old SATA Hard Disk to my laptop!

    I have an old hard disk of 40 GBs and it has some data on it which is of a younger me. What is the easiest way to get it out? I don't currently have a PC. I use Laptop. Please help!
  20. U

    Double length Sata power cable by joining two

    If you join two sata power cables to make a double length cable to ssd/hdd, could this be too long for the gauge of wire used in standard cables? I'm not talking about the data cable, just the power one from the psu. Since usb external drives never seem to work with longer usb cables maybe...
  21. Pixel Eater

    HGST He10 Incompatible with Most Asus Motherboards

    Just picked up a pair of He10 drives. I've been really looking forward to owning HGSTs since I heard about them. I'm finding they just don't work with my 2012 or 2013 Asus motherboards. The folks at Fry's Electronics even tested them on a 2015 one and confirmed with me that it does not even come...
  22. E

    FS Lots of SATA Hard Drives that needs to go

    These are all 7200 RPM drives. Price is in US $ and shipping is extra. 1 x Seagate Barracuda 500GB: $20 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB: $40 each - SOLD 5 x Seagate Barracuda 3TB: $60 each - 1 Remaining 1 x HGST Deskstar 3TB: $60 5 x HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB (still under manufacturer's warranty): $110...
  23. R

    Using many different SSD's for work

    Hi, new to the forum, I've been carrying multiple ssd's back and forth from home to work, I have drives for different versions of ubuntu and windows 10 (for gaming). My problem is that I'm constantly trading them out multiple times a day and my current least worst solution is to drape the sata...
  24. E

    How feed 8 disks sata

    Hello everyone, I don't know if this better place to put my question, but if I am on the wrong place please guide me, thanks. I need to feed eight 2.5" disk sata. I am think use for this a normal atx power supply. I wouldn't use the cable to feed the motherboard but the another cables, I will...
  25. H

    WTB: ~256GB M.2 SSD locally in NYC

    No longer needed (found one locally). Mods please close this thread, thanks!
  26. T

    Gigabyte Brix Pro issue.

    So just got my Brix Pro i7 yesterday. I installed the following: -Kingston HyperX 2x8gb DDR3L -Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 250gb SATA 3 -Hitachi 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3 HDD. -USB keyboard and mouse -connected via HDMI to a 32" HDTV I have a Windows 7 Pro bootable USB ready to installed, but when...
  27. B

    Mixing SATA & SAS on an SAS3 Backplane

    I bought a Supermicro SC847 with SAS3 backplanes. My hba is an m1015 but I plan to upgrade to an SAS3 hba at some point. My disks will always be used in JBOD mode. I can't see myself ever using hardware raid. I have a bunch of consumer SATA disks but I need more space and I'm looking at...