How to know which one is 3rd slave hard disk?

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  1. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    I am getting message at boot time

    3rd slave hard disk smart status bad backup and replace

    But, how to know which one is 3rd slave?

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  2. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    go into the bios and see in what order their setup in....or u can open your comp and unplug the power cable from HD one at the time...start with the last one at the bottom.
     
  3. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Btw I have only one hard disk.
     
  4. John Sutherland

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  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Boot up into your bios and check to see if this drive's sata cable is plugged into the sata port 3 on your motherboard. If it is, switch it to port 0 (or 1) Check your smart status, if it errors again you'll need a new drive....which could be upgraded to a SSD. Back up your data asap because you can't tell if this drive could drop dead in minutes or days/weeks/months
    I think it shows "3rd Slave" because you might be on sata port 3
     
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  6. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep Joe C you are correct in my opinion, so time to buy new hdd and maybe him put cable into wrong port too
     
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  7. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    how he posted it....it sound like he had more than one HD install. u guys mite be correct hes HD could be toast. hes info is very limited.
     
  8. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Thanks all of you for replying. I backed up all of the data securely. I had only one hdd. I didn't notice in which port, the HDD was plugged in. So, I didn't try to change the port and bought a new Samsung 850 EVO. I guess I haved plugged that SSD in 4th port. Is it okay to plug it in 4th port? I will also re test the old HDD on different computer using different port.
     
  9. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Or should make hybrid SSD+HDD of the. HDD is good condition? Is it safe for my new SSD to make a hybrid with HDD?
     
  10. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi I don't see none issues myself make use of both devices in this manner: with SSD I put ONLY Windows O.S. and on HDD I have severals folders including of course Documents, Downloads, Musics, Pictures, Videos (previously moved from users folder where I simply right click with mouse and move one by one of five folders to HDD) so if something crash O.S. I simply put pendrive with system and reinstall Windows again without lost any file ok :)
     
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  11. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    The HDD is rapidly restarting. I guess it's gone.