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Windows 8.1 Boot files on SSD and Program files on HDD

This query might have been asked numerous times but still I am not able to get the correct and proper guidelines answer for this issue/query. What I want to know and configure is the following. With ...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
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How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean and ...
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1answer
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Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive?

I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 500 gb solid state drive for my laptop. There's a feature (disabled by default) called RAPID (Real Time Acceleration Processing of I/O Data) Mode. From what I can ...
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1answer
25 views

Swap internal HDD with SSD

I'm planning to swap my internal HDD with an SSD. My PC says my HDD is SATAII, is it possible to just plug in a SATAIII SSD and use the HDD as an external drive with a SATA/USB cable? Thanks for the ...
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SDD disk active time 100%, transfer rate 0 at Autocad boot up

I've been reading up on the issue on several places online. It seems as if some 8.1 users are experiencing this at random intervals. In my case however, it happens only when, but each time, I'm ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [on hold]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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1answer
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building a computer: GA-Z87X-UD3H does not recognize 2hdds 1 ssd and 1 dvd drive

I have never built a computer before and followed these instructions for the 1200 rig: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200 When I booted it up, I got the ...
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2answers
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New Windows 7 install using SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage?

I've just finished building a desktop and would like to install Windows 7 to a SSD and then have the default storage (i.e. Program Files and User folders) on a separate HDD. I've searched for ...
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2answers
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Performance expectations of multiple solid state drives [on hold]

I recently purchased a second solid state drive, as mine is reaching its max capacity. I currently dual-boot Windows and Linux on the same drive, and the plan is to move the Linux partition to the ...
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1answer
20 views

SSD Extended Partition Misalignment

I have a drive that has primary partitions and an extended partition that contains several logical partitions. It looks something like this: Drive --> Primary P1 (Aligned) --> Primary P2 ...
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Dell Precision T3500 Intel Rapid Storange Technology shows no Acceleration option?

I have a Dell Precision T3500 with a 2TB HDD with my OS installed and a brand new 128GB SSD which is not formatted. The SATA mode is set to RAID in BIOS and the latest version of the Intel Rapid ...
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1answer
27 views

Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
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29 views

SSHD + full encryption: performance boost?

SSHD on itself as I heard is pretty nice. But what if I would full encrypt the SSHD with Truecrypt or whatever? Do I get still some performance boost? I'm just asking because as I understood SSHD is ...
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1answer
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Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
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1answer
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Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
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Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
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Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?

I know that some SSDs rarely have an issue with "cold boots" under certain firmware and software configurations. However in this case I have had two SSDs (different brands) that would literally not ...
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2answers
27 views

Loading in a new drive

I have a standard 1TB HDD in my computer right now that everything (including the Windows OS) is on. I want to purchase a SSD, install Windows on there and make that my primary drive. However, I want ...
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0answers
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2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
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Windows boot performance - 52 seconds to initialize drives?

I had an issue with my primary SSD and I replaced it with another from a different brand, and at the same time I reordered my other 2 mechanical (C=ssd, D & E=mechanical). Now, when I load ...
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3answers
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OS on spinning drive, programs on SSD, will I see performance gains?

My work laptop runs windows 7 professional on a 7200rpm drive, which I feel is a bottle neck. Two programs I frequently use (they are always open) are Netbeans and Outlook, which seem to enjoy ...
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0answers
27 views

Need to move boot manager, but I cant access it

Ok, so I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a 500GB HDD, and an mSATA slot. I put an ssd in the mSATA and installed Windows 8.1 to the new ssd. Now I want to wipe the old HDD and use it for storage, but ...
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0answers
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MacPro 2008 will not recognize any of the bay drives. USB, FIREWIRE AND SSD all work from mama board

My MacPro will not recognize any of the 4 bay drives. The mama board seems fine as USB, FIREWIRE, SSD & DVD drives all work. I've reseated the cable to the drives twice. I want to use the ASD ...
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5answers
104 views

Dropbox like the old gDrive?

I really like Dropbox. I also liked the old gDrive a lot. Now that computers are using SSDs, and so far the cost for big SSDs are still high (at least for countries outside US, like Brazil), is there ...
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0answers
58 views

How do I install Windows 8 on new SSD harddisk?

I bought a new Kingston V300 120GB SSD harddisk and want to install a fresh copy of Windows 8 in my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530c which has a key in BIOS for Windows 8 64 bit. I copied the ...
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0answers
152 views

Problems building a new AMD A10-7850K based PC

I'm not sure where to start, there seem to be several issues with this build. I'll run down the specs first. That should be a good start. Specification MB: ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ AMD A88X FCH CPU: AMD ...
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0answers
36 views

Hard drives not always recognize

I'm having an issue. 80% of time when I power on my computer my hard drives aren't recognized (on BIOS). It's really random. I have a 4770k i7, an asus maximums IV hero, an SSD kingston 128g, a ...
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0answers
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How do I accelerate more than one hard drive using Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I have a Biostar T77B, a 3570K, a Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM HDD, and an OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD as the core of my system. I just bought a second Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM drive and a Kensington SSDNow V300 60GB ...
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Cloning Windows from HD to SDD with Ubuntu

I wanted to clone my Windows 7 from HDD (160G) to SSD (250G). I put SSD on SATA3, booted an Ubuntu from usb stick, cloned in GParted via Copy&Paste and flagged the partition bootable. Then I ...
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1answer
78 views

Move system with encrypted homedir to another drive

I'm on debian (squeeze) and I have my user homedir (/home/storm, 20GB) encrypted with cryptsetup. My goal is to safely migrate from 80gb hdd to a new 60gb ssd. As you can see the target disk is of ...
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internal mechanical drive vs external SSD

So I recently got into a debate about about what would provide the best performance for booting an operating system, from an internal mechanical disk vs an msata enclosure attached with usb 3.0. His ...
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0answers
17 views

Remove Windows 7 bootloader from second drive

I have a Windows 7 installation on a PC with a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I installed the OS on the 128GB SSD but I forgot to remove the 2TB HDD befopre installing Windows 7, so it installed the ...
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0answers
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2 hdds, 1st OSX, 2nd Windows, No Bootable Device, remove 1st windows boot

desired scanario: 2 hdd: 1st - ssd - OSX (Mavericks) (has two internal partitions - MacOSX & OSX_Data) 2nd hdd - 500gb hdd in optical bay. want to install windows 7 on second hdd, via bootable ...
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What are the differences between Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and service area of a HDD/SDD?

I'm confused about the differences between the Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and the service area of a HDD or SSD. From what I gather on the wiki pages, disks can have ...
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1answer
40 views

Can I install an SSD in a new laptop before activating Windows 8?

I have seen a lot of discussion about what to do when you need to install a new SSD in a laptop that already has Windows 8 activated on its existing HDD. But what if I buy a new laptop that has a ...
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Can SSD drive be installed in an old laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1252. I'm not really happy with its performance nowadays, but I think it's mainly due to its slow hard drive rather than the CPU/RAM. Instead of buying a new laptop I thought ...
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0answers
19 views

Hard drive churning, resource monitor reports no I/O

I can hear one of my HDs churning/thrashing but I don't even know which one. Resource monitor shows no IO on any drives except my main drive which is an SSD (so I'm pretty sure the churning isn't ...
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0answers
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Why does secondary hard drive IO slow down the entire system?

I have a two-drive setup: an SSD drive for Windows and apps (C:) and D: drive for code and databases. I noticed that while running an IO-intensive operation on the D drive (SSIS), the entire system ...
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440 views

Hard drive has this tendency to just shut off

I have this 'new' Dell work laptop for less than a month now. Something happened today that happened once on this laptop just recently before and also rarely on other computers that I've used. I was ...
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0answers
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Asus S46 boots to bios

I have asus laptop. Config: i3 3217U @ 1.80 GHz 6GB RAM SSD 128 GB Windows 8.1 - updated frequently Since yesterday I'm facing the problem that computer has frozen few times and I had to hard ...
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2answers
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Two SATA 2TB drives in RAID-1 configuration; only one 6.0gb/s port open

Here's the scenario: I am building a computer that will act as a network storage device for local networked users, and a source code repository and backup device for remote users. The machine will ...
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1answer
45 views

Why cant you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why cant you install an operating system onto RAM ?? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so cant the computer like save the state of the ...
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No Video Until I Restart My Machine On First Boot, Then Black Screen Before Windows Loads Desktop

Here are my computer's specs. Windows 7 Intel i5 3570k EVGA 780 When starting my computer for the first time in the day, nothing will show up on the screen until I push the button again and turn it ...
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1answer
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Bad sectors vs spare/reserve sectors and how the OS and disk interpret them

From what I understand, there are two fundamental ways sectors are marked bad: OS performs IO read/write instruction. The sector is replaced with a spare and marked bad. Disk's low-level ...
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1answer
54 views

Linux benchmark SSD vs HDD

I wonder if there is any performance difference when using SSD as the main Hard drive rather than mounting it to be used by different applications on the server. For example using a command line ...
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1answer
78 views

Cloning HDD to SSD and using a HDD for Data Storage

First time poster with a possibly unique situation: I've been tapped by my company to setup several new computers with RHEL 6.4. These new machines have a 250gb SSD and a 3TB hdd, and previously came ...
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1answer
63 views

Which parts of a laptop can be damaged by drop impact?

I have Macbook pro late 2013 with SSD. 1-2 times I dropped it inside bag (with protection) from about 30-40 CM while it's off. I know that when laptop with HDD, there is chance that HDD can be ...
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276 views

Fixing SSD hard disk drive bad sectors or recovering data from SSD HDD bad sectors [closed]

I'm not trying not to repeat any questions already listed but might be a good exception, if it is. Rundown: Laptop with 2.5" 256GB SSD HDD Encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption Laptop and HDD ...
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SSHD: Windows: dealing with swapfile

So I've started thinking about buying SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Disk) disks for an older workstation which will never receive a memory above 16GB and is used extensively, so that a page file usage is ...