Hard Drives

Forum discussion tagged with Hard Drives.
  1. A

    Solved! Download games to HDD

    I want to download Origin and Apex legends to my hdd but it automatically downloads to the ssd and eats up the rest of the space. I have a 128gb ssd (where OS is installed) and a 1 tb hdd
  2. C

    MSI GS60 2PC (2014 Model) SSD Upgrade

    My laptop shipped with a 128gb ssd and 1tb hdd. The SSD is obviously the boot drive (c drive) and the hdd is extra. Since I have an extra m.2 ssd slot, if I install another m.2 ssd will it expand the c drive or create another directory? Thanks.
  3. S

    Solved! HP 15 running extremely slow

    Hey guys. I have an HP15 F004dx that’s a few years old. Wasn’t used much so I started it up and it kept locking up and running slow. I installed a new hard drive upgraded to 8gb of ram, wiped the thing and started fresh with a new install of windows 10. It’s still running terribly slow. I’ve did...
  4. K

    New SSD Not allowing Laptop to play any low end games

    I just replaced my slow HDD in my laptop with an ssd, I redownloaded windows and attempted to play some small games like Cuphead, Broforce, or terraria. Each of them dropped to about 5 fps and completely dragged. I have a Intel i7-7500U, 12gb of ram, and a GeForce 940mx. I just installed a...
  5. A

    Laptop won’t Boot (one problem turned to another)

    I have an ASUS ROG GL552V and it wouldn’t boot on At first, it turned on but it wouldn’t boot to Windows and goes straight to Bios.It wouldn’t detect the hard drive, saying there is no bootable device. At times that it did detect the Hard drive, it would go to automatic repair at the logo...
  6. C

    When I do everything that's said online my laptop does not come up with HDD recovery can you hi elp I'm getting a bit ???????

    I'm trying to reboot my Toshiba satellite laptop it says online click on HDD SD recovery but my laptop only says HDD SD nothing about recovery please help
  7. S

    Games won't launch on my new SSD

    So, my HDD died and I lost all data. I got a new SSD for m laptop and Installed my games on it and and that launch seem to crash before I even get into the game, I tried Destiny 2, Black ops 4, and Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition. Does anyone know, or have an Idea why?
  8. C

    Dell Precision M6800 very slow and ran out of ideas.

    I got a refurbished computer around two weeks ago and it is an Dell Precision M6800. It was working fine the first few days and then after a while it started getting slower and slower. Now it takes around two minutes for the file manager to open up and it takes like five minutes for chrome to...
  9. J

    Solved! Can I Upgrade the cpu? from i7 8550u to i3 8350k?

    I Dont know if i can upgrade my insprion 5379. i know i will upgrade it to 16 gb of ram, 1 tb hard drive. but i dont know if i can upgrade the cpu. i just want to replace it. i nees a answer urgently
  10. L

    Solved! Selling Laptops / Removing The Hard Drive - is it safe to do so?

    Hello, I was wondering if it was safe by removing the one and only hard drive from a laptop and then selling the laptop without the hard drive? By safe I mean, will my photo's data etc no longer be on the laptop? I have a few laptop's that don't turn on but they are worth something in part's...
  11. R

    Solved! How to know the master password of a Toshiba hardrive MQ01ABFO50

    How to know the master password of Toshiba Hard drive MQ01ABF050
  12. C

    Solved! How much should I sell it for?

    How much should I sell my gaming laptop for? Specs: GTX 1080 256 SSD 1 TB HDD I7 7820HK I have only owned this laptop for a year
  13. yugithedestiny2030

    Solved! What's the maximum capacity my laptop can support?

    I have a 5 year old Toshiba laptop (C50-A230) and I want to upgrade for 1 or 2 TB HDD but I'm not really sure if it can support it? Here's the info I think you'll need General Information Device Name...
  14. P

    Solved! PC died, moved HDD to identical model

    My Win7 pc died so I bought an identical make and model and moved the HDD from the old to the new. MS Office 2010 wants some kind of activation. It came installed on the old computer from the vendor. Obviously, I can't deactivate it, nor do I have the product code. Any ideas?
  15. P

    Solved! [HELP] External hard drive failing

    Hello, I have a 4 To Hard drive with all my pictures failing and I would like help to recover it. It is a SATA Hard drive used with a "Icy Box". What is happening is that after deleting a large portion of data (50 Go) the hard drive failed. Now I cannot access it anymore, the dot on the icy box...
  16. D

    Solved! Dban screen of dots

    Booted Dban from USB-HDD. Got the usual opening page and clicked enter. Immediately the screen filled with white dots on blue screen. The bottom left of the page has the cursor and the last line seems to be moving quickly. Is this a "normal" situation and I just wait? Has anyone had the...
  17. G

    Solved! I can't get rid of the Avast popup trying to sell me upgrades

    I am having trouble getting rid of the Avast popup window that is trying to sell me upgrades. There isn't an X to click, I can only minimize it. I've tried to exit out of my browser & that didn't help, it's still there. I don't want to reboot/shutdown because my hard drive is slowly dying &...
  18. A

    Solved! Needing help with Win Vista and ?

    I use a HDD from a Satellite A205 and install it on a ProBook4430. Some how the Sat.A205 ended up with a Bios lock and asked for a password .(I NEVER PUT A PASSWORD ON IT! ) I have the ProBook4430 working except missing drives and can't get WiFi to work to download. Any advice is greatly...
  19. S

    Solved! Need a light, sleek, high performance Laptop. SSD+HDD or Optane (not a fan of gaming laptops)

    Hey! I'm a Civil engineer and have a need to run at least 2 different designing software simultaneously, as in AutoCAD, Revit, StaadPRO, Primavera, Photoshop. I currently have an 8GB ram with 2Gb graphics and im suffering lags from time to time. The boot time is too long and programs take too...
  20. L

    Solved! lenovo y530 fan sound like a chainsaw

    hello, i have lenovo y530, my laptop fan noise is like chainsaw, but when i check the harddisk its fine, when i open the back, the fan is clean too, can someone explain to me what happen with my fan? Thank you
  21. M

    Solved! need recovery CD

    hi, i need Free recovery cd download Toshiba Satellite C50-B-158 cause i delete my partion hdd, can some one help me ?
  22. T

    Solved! Which is the most reliable and fastest model of M.2 NVME SSD card I can install in Lenovo y510p ?

    Which is the most reliable and fastest model of M.2 NVME SSD card I can install in Lenovo y510p ? is the max SSD size for this laptop 256 GB ? Can i install Win10 and boot on/from the SSD ?
  23. A

    Solved! Windows not installing on my laptop but installing on another laptop with the same hdd

    So my windows is not installing on my main laptop, but when i switched the hdd from my laptop to my friends laptop i can install it, on my laptop it usually stays stuck at 0% and with a diffrent version of windows 10 it says windows can't format a partition on disk 0, can i install w10 on my hdd...
  24. D

    Solved! Hard Drive Thickness

    Does anyone know if the MSI GL62M 7RDX-1408 uses a 7mm or a 9.5mm hard drive? My 1TB hard drive died and I need to purchase a replacement. Trying to order one before I open the case to remove it. Thanks.
  25. C

    Solved! Should I put my Video Editing Software on my SSD?

    Hello everyone! I am currently downloading DaVinci Resolve Editing Software, which I have been told is very powerful. I also recently bought a 500GB SSD, which I am using with a 1TB and 2TB HDD The only thing I have installed on my SSD is my OS. I would like to know if I would see a...
  26. Vivek Lee

    hp vs lenovo ?

    there are these laptops Lenovo ideapad 300 i3 7020u intel hd 620 4gb 2133mhz 1tb 5400rpm hdd 1080p screen 2 cell battery Lenovo ideapad 300-15arr ryzen3 2200u radeon vega 3 4gb 2133mhz 1tb 5400rpm hdd 1080p screen 2 cell battery HP 15q-ds0006TU i3 7020u intel hd 620 4gb 2133mhz 1tb 5400rpm hdd...
  27. S

    ACER 5532 laptop

    My grandparrents played in the bios and set some passwords they wrote down I am able to access the bios but of course the HDD lock does not seem to have what they wrote down. Called in to acer and went through the validity of ownership for them to tell us sorry laptops 4yrs or older they no...
  28. J

    Solved! Migrating a drive onto a new SSD

    So I have a HDD drive and I want to migrate everything on it, to a new SSD without breaking any of the links between that SSD and my primary SSD. I have a TON of steam games and other links on the HDD that I would love to work without me having to redefine the link for each game.
  29. J

    Solved! how to format hard drive with windows 10 in command prompt, i am experiency cyclic redundancy check during creating partion

    what is cyclic redundancy check, i experience it during creating partition primary at command prompt.
  30. W

    Solved! HDD working at 100%

    I hope this can be enough about my issue cause it’s kinda weird and hard to explain if you ask me, i’ve had this laptop 2 months now and this problem was there all along, i started to notice it as soon as i leave my laptop to idle no app or anything running, it takes about 5 minutes until the...
  31. J

    Solved! Replace hard drive for Model x505-Q890

    Can I replace my hard drive in Toshiba Model x505-Q890 , Windows 7 64bit?
  32. C

    How to format a new blank hard drive without a disk.

    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that had a hard drive failure. I purchased a replacement that is blank. It has no operating system and has not been pre formatted. This PC did not come with a installation disc. I don't have a recovery drive for it either. I have the Windows Media Creation Tool...
  33. M

    Solved! upgrade hard on laptop hp nb 14-bw053au

    Can I upgrade my hard disk on my laptop?   hp nb 14- bw053au 500gb 54000RPM TO 5TB wd black 7200RPM
  34. S

    Need Toshiba recovery disk

    how do i get a free recovery disk for my toshiba c655d. my hard drive crashed is fixed now but need recovery disk.
  35. A

    order got failed in aliexpress.

    guys,i recently ordered a harddrive from aliexpress.but it shows payment failed due to security reason and the payment deducted from bank account.this is now 2nd day after the incident i didnt got my money back in my account yet!i lost my money? can i get it back,? i contact aliexpress and they...
  36. A

    Hp mini 311 cant format

    hello everyone i need help,my cousin have a hp mini 311 laptop i just upgrade his hard disk as the other one has crashed when i'm installing a new windows on the hard disk it says that : "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The computer's hardware may not support booting...
  37. J

    Solved! LENOVO G40-45 wont boot and fan not working

    Hi everyone My laptop won’t boot and screen didnt show anything When i turn it on, -Hdd indicator work -Carging indicator work -camera led work But -fan doesnt work (only work 1second and stopped) -screen didnt show anything even the lenovo logo and cant enter bios Around 30second after i...
  38. P

    Replace my wdlive hub

    I have a wdlivehub which is about to die and i want to replace it with a media player device which will.play all formats of video and audio The Wdlivrhub acts as a media server and sends media to pcs,tvs projector through the network and hdmi + cat5 pairing I have many movies and music stored...
  39. P

    Solved! Which laptop should my friend get?

    Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 | Core i7-8750H | 1TB HDD | GTX1050Ti 4GB | NH.Q3LSN.003 | WIN 10 or ASUS TUF Gaming FX504GE - E4293T (i7 / GTX1050Ti) | Coffeelake | Red Pattern
  40. N

    Solved! hard drive size

    How do I find out the hard drive size of my ASUS Sonic Master laptop?
  41. packersfan036

    Solved! new lenovo laptop question

    I just bought a Lenovo ideapad 330 from best buy for 230 dollars, it has 4gb of ddr4 2400mhz ram, and a 500gb hard drive and windows 10 home. this is my backup/general use laptop. my question is, should I upgrade the ram to 8gb and the hard drive to a ssd? just wanting some opinions.
  42. P

    Upgrade Lenovo 110s Hard Drive

    Will this do the job? https://www.ebuyer.com/821724-wd-green-120gb-m-2-sata-iii-ssd-wds120g2g0b#
  43. R

    Batery no work Asus x542uqr

    I have a laptop, exactly ASUS x542UQR. I bought a caddy HDD and I opened very careful to install that CADDY. I put the HDD inside . When I finished, my laptop don't start on the battery. Work very fine in the AC Power. What can I do ? m laptop isn't old . Is bought in July 2018 PS. At every...
  44. L

    Solved! How to set up hard drive replacement correctly.

    Replaced 250G hard drive in Toshiba L305 Laptop with a 500G. Clean install of Win7, and seems to run perfectly, except, it still is recognizing the old 250G hard drive. The BIOS does not seem to be editable to change the parameters. All appears to run well except I suspect the mistaken hard...
  45. V

    Solved! Dell new HD not loading after 5 hrs

    A Dell tech installed a new hard drive on my Dell Experion 13 7000 Series due to a fail. He said it'd take 2-3 hrs to load. It's been over 5. Is it working on it still or should I just turn it off and contact Dell tomorrow?
  46. R

    Laptop extreme overheat 99 C heelp

    Hi everyone. I have a serious overheating issue with my PackardBell TS11 HR laptop. My specs are : Intel core i7-2630Q 2.9 gHz Dual graphic - Intel HD 3000 and NVidia 540M DDR3 1GB Ram 8 GB HDD 640 GB OS: Win 10 Pro x64 with latest updates installed When I gaming temp reaches 99 C and...
  47. T

    Laptop constant buzzing sound, becomes louder when gaming

    Hello, I have a problem with my ASUS laptop. I have already looked around on the internet, but can't seem to find the same problem. So my laptop emits a constant low buzzing. It's only really audible when I keep my ear very close to the laptop. I assume this is the hard drive spinning...
  48. J

    Which is better

    HP 15 APU Dual Core A9 - (4 GB/1 TB HDD/Windows 10 Home) 15-bw519AU Laptop http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/hp-15-apu-dual-core-a9-4-gb-1-tb-hdd-windows-10-home-15-bw519au-laptop/p/itmf5zqy9aenw6e6?pid=COMF5ZQYMEMZ5XPG&cmpid=product.share.pp Lenovo Ideapad 320E Core i3 6th Gen - (4 GB/1 TB HDD/DOS)...
  49. R

    How to Create Hard-Drive Partitions on the MacBook Pro

    Creating a hard drive partition can provide a variety of benefits to a PC user. Firstly, it means that you can now have a separate space for a particular type of files. Add to this the fact that this will also reduce the amount of pressure on your hard drive and also processes to run faster...
  50. R

    How to Back Up Files on your MacBook Pro

    Backing up your files is of paramount importance. No matter how well protected or well serviced your MacBook Pro may be, you do not know when it is going to crash. And when it does, losing your data can be a really serious problem. But if you are a MacBook Pro user, then there is an in-built...
  51. Y

    Solved! Alienware 15 R4: "No bootable devices found." & "Boot failure on device"

    So I won this Alienware 15 R4 and it arrived without a hard drive. No biggie, that's in my ballpark, I go and buy a normal 500GB Toshiba hard drive and install it in the laptop. After I turn it on, though, it shows the Alienware loading screen as normal and then shows a black screen with text in...
  52. M

    Solved! How can I remove password from my Hitachi SATA hdd

    As soon as I powering my Laptop it asks for Hitachi hdd password please help me
  53. N

    How can I bypass windows 7 a Intel computer with no hard drive

    How can I bypass my windows 7 laptop computer with out hard drive
  54. N

    Is it force shutdown ruin hardware life time

    Hi, I am using Ubuntu as my Operating system in my laptop, sometimes it just freeze, the only solution is pressing power button to turn off. My question is This is gonna be ruin my hardware like Hard-drive failure Motherboard life time, I don't have worry about data corruption, and data lost...
  55. S

    Solved! nvlddmkm evenement 4101

    Hello, I recently upgraded my pc (I bought a SSD, a hard drive and 4GB of storage and more) and then this change occurred in the Games with as event: nvlddmkm event 4101 (L application xxx.exe could not access your video hardware) So I did my research, observing that this is a really known...
  56. M

    operating system not found

    Hi I have a sony vaio laptop and have installed a new hdd on it when I look in the bios section the new hdd is detected however when I try to install windows 7 from a flash drive I get a message saying no operating system found I have even changed the boot order to boot from external device but...
  57. C

    Solved! Toshiba P870 HDD

    Hi, I have a Toshiba P870 that has capacity for a 2nd internal HDD, I have plugged in a 1TB SSD but it is not being recognized, do I need to format this 2nd drive first or is there something else I need to do to get the laptop to recognize it?
  58. R

    How to De-Clutter your MacBook Pro Hard Drive

    One of the problems MacBook users perennially face is their hard drive space getting filled to the brim. This not only doesn’t allow you to save further files, but also slows down the PC. This however, is not always due to the number of files on your MacBook. There are a variety of software...
  59. A

    Solved! BIOS not showing any boot menu

    I've HP245 g5 laptop yesterday I've converted my hdd's partition scheme to GPT. And after that also it was working fine but today when I tried to boot my laptop it just show "3f0" error and says "install the os". I's unable to boot and also when I tried to boot from a bootable pendrive it is not...