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MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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How can I get data off of a Corsair SSD?

My Corsair SSD won't work and I have some critical data on it that I didn't back up (I needed to create a copy of my mechanical storage device, just forgot). The drive isn't detected by the OS or ...
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Hardware-Incompatible SSD?

I own an older 120gb INTEL 320-Series SSD. I have downloaded the SSD Toolbox, and have ensured that the drive has the most recent firmware. Here's what's weird: When I insert the drive into my HP ...
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1answer
155 views

What happens with a normal disk when you unplug power vs an SSD [closed]

We are using SSD's sata2 disks, but they often get corrupt. I also see that users on their desktop, don't use the on off switch from the computer but use the main power-switch of their office room. ...
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Best media for long-term backup without access : USB key vs DVD vs SD card vs HDD vs SSD vs …?

Consider that one want to keep a backup of some data by placing a media in a secret place (under earth, in a rock, in a wall...). What would be the best media with the best long term data stability ...
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2010 Mac Pro beachballing/freezing

My machine is a 2010 Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 6-core intel xeon with 32 GBs of ram running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Just the other day it started to beach ball after about an hour of use. It doesn't make any ...
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1answer
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Can't format my SSD anymore

I am not sure if my SSD is broken. I tried to install Windows 7 on my SSD today and it somehow got stuck in the installation process. After aborting the installation, I tried it again but I ...
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1answer
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SSD and Lenovo X60s laptop dont get along under Windows and Linux

I put an SSD in my Lenovo X60s laptop and the two do not seem to get along. I tried to install Windows 7 and 8 several times and I got several different errors, most often: windows setup could not ...
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1answer
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BIOS does not detect SSD after graphic driver installation

I turned on my Windows 7 machine, checked my email, installed an auto-update to AMD Catalyst to version 13.1, installation proceeded as normal. I did not immediately restart, but then proceeded to ...
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1answer
74 views

Odd HDD issue, should I be worried?

Ok, so I get my build up and running on Friday and everything was working great. I have two drives, a 256GB SDD connected via SATA 3(which is the boot drive.) and a 1 TB 7200RPM connected via SATA 2. ...
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How can I recover dead SSD drives?

I haven't lost any mission critical data or anything, but I have in my possession a large number of SSD 2.5" drives that were pulled for unreliability or being "dead". I am curious if there's any way ...
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Do SSD's really last 285 years? [closed]

Some Sold State Disks (SSD) have a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2,500,000 hours. If you divide that by the rough number of hours in a year you get 2500000÷(365×24) ~= 285 years before there is ...
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1answer
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My PC suddenly doesn't detect the primary drive (SSD)

My computer has been working fine for months, and it worked today, but tonight I went to start it up to find that my OCZ Vertex 2 isn't being found. When I turn on my computer, the loading screen gets ...
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1answer
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How bad is my ssd disk?

Eventually I get very long boot times. Some times I have to re-install some programs because of segmentation fault. So I found my ssd disk, which is 12 months old, have some problems as seen in this ...
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1answer
146 views

Possible SSD failure?

I have a Lenovo x220i notebook computer which came with a 320 GB HDD. A few months ago, I purchased an Intel 80 GB mSATA SSD and installed that myself. I made the SSD my boot drive and I mapped the ...
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622 views

How is SSD lifetime affected by usage pattern and amount of free space?

It is known that SSDs are relatively very limited in the number of writes they can take before starting to slow down or otherwise deteriorate. Suppose I have a 250GB SSD with 225GB of files which are ...
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Do SSD disks do not last as long with Windows XP as with other OS? [closed]

We do software development (Visual C++) on Windows, and already had a few cases where developers using SSD disks with Windows XP had to replace their disks after a (one, 1) year of usage, because they ...
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1answer
707 views

If solid state disks have no moving parts, how come they are more prone to failure?

It seems to me that it is the old moving part hard disk drives that should be failing more often, however it seems the other way around. Any valid reasons behind this?
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1answer
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Can't screw the bolts back on Intel SSD HDD

I have somewhat idiotic problem which I have never expected to have. So I accidentally unscrewed bolts on my Intel SSD drive mistakenly thinking they are holding plastic slider which came with ...
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0answers
93 views

tools for diagnosing ssd's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSD “healthcheck”? Are there any tools to test if a ssd is beginning to fail? If there aren't any tools, what might I expect to see if a ssd is starting to ...
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How to prevent programs (e.g. Process Monitor) from killing my SSD in 2 weeks?

I just got my first SSD - Intel 320 Series 120GB yesterday. And I have SSDLife monitoring in the background. I have TRIM enabled. After I have installed all software, and did some basic testings. ...
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Are SSD's really reliable enough for power users?

TL;DR (though please read my full experience before jumping in with a quick answer.) A power user performs a certain amount of write cycles. Does an MLC SSD drive support enough write cycles to last ...