Q. I cannot detect the storage in my BIOS



Q. The operating system tells my disk is not good.



Unreliable Storage can cause a multitude of problems.

Type of faults from Storage Drives:

  • Booting Fault
  • Speed issues
  • Performance issues



Known Faults:

- If your operating system is not booting properly, it may be due to the compatibility of your storage with the controller.

 -> Verify Compatibility of the Storage VS your system

- If your PC is running slow, crashes, locks, reboots or freezes, it may be due to the storage drive.

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- Blue screen of death (BSOD) or repair/recovery warnings.

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- Data loss or corrupted data where your files/folders cannot be read from and/or written to.

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- Bad sectors/blocks

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- Strange noises including high pitched noises are usually a bad sign of storage.



Storage Verification Tools:

To verify your Storage, you can use software tools and benchmarks including the following:

- Crystal Disk Info

- ATTO

- CrystalDiskPassMark

- Gparted (Linux-only)


Compatibility:

Think to Verify the Compatibility of your Storage:


Storage Options:

  • Hard Disk Drive (HDD) - It's a mechanical drive using spinning disks. It generally is in the form of 2.5 inch.
  • Sata Solid State Drive (SSD) - It uses integrated circuits assembled as memory.
    • Sata SSD - This SSD uses the SATA connection. It also comes generally is in the form of 2.5 inch.
    • mSata - The small form factor SSD with SATA 3.0 Interface.
    • M.2 - ...
  • SD cards - ...