Windows 10: Errors regarding adding new HDD in a laptop

Discus and support Errors regarding adding new HDD in a laptop in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I tried to add a new HDD to my computer, It wanted me to initialize the HDD. But I cannot do so due to many errors popping up. The error says "The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Aayush_141, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Errors regarding adding new HDD in a laptop


    I tried to add a new HDD to my computer, It wanted me to initialize the HDD. But I cannot do so due to many errors popping up.
    The error says "The request could not be performed due to an I/O device error". If I retry it sometimes gives a different error that says "Invalid function" If I click on the 'offline' button it will say " Device not ready ".

    How do I fix such errors? How do I get the HDD usable?

    Here are pics of the disk management screen: Errors regarding adding new HDD in a laptop 4a1d4d7f-67a5-4551-a457-6f83d42a931e?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    Aayush_141, Oct 27, 2020
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  2. Kem Mon Win User

    unlock hdd

    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Oct 27, 2020
    #2
  3. Johankaan Win User
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    Johankaan, Oct 27, 2020
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  4. Errors regarding adding new HDD in a laptop

    New HDD for my Laptop

    Ok, I have a Lenovo T60 Laptop. I got it ~3 years ago and it's running very well. (very solid machine) I don't get to have a new laptop until next year, so I want to upgrade my current one. Specs:
    Code: 2GHz Core Duo, 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2-667, X1400M, 100GB 7200rpm HDD[/quote] I use it for school mostly. Internet, word processing, and the occasional 3D game. (Halo, BF2, RCT2) Nothing serious.

    The only upgrade I could think of that's worth the money would be to upgrade the HDD. So that's what I want to upgrade. And I'm looking for speed. Here are some requirements:

    Hard Drive
    • $75 Max
    • 160GB+
    • Fast
    SSD
    • $100 Max
    • Preferably 60GB+, but I can do 30GB if it's really cheap
    Notes/Concerns:
    • I'd like to have a warranty. Not necessary, but preferred.
    • Single platter hdds ROCK! (But I don't know the # of platters of 2.5in HDDs)
    • The only SSD I'm gonna get is one that's JMicron based. Is it worth it? In other words, JMicron SSD or laptop HDD?
    So any specific recommendations? Thanks! *Smile Errors regarding adding new HDD in a laptop :)
     
    angelkiller, Oct 27, 2020
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