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Setting up a small SSD

I've decided to improve my Swiss-Army knife laptop by buying a mSATA SSD to give me the flexibility to access multiple operating systems. My question is, do the following seem reasonable? Windows 7 ...
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SSD drives lifetime

Some years ago when I was looking to buy an SSD drive, I remember reading about how SSD drives had low lifetime with frequent read/writes, so I backed off. Now I see this in Specifications: ...
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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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Windows8.1/Ubuntu Dual Boot from HDD/mSATA

I know that there are a lot of posts dealing with this issue; unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked for me. here is my problem: I would like to set a dual boot for Windows8.1 installed ...
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EeePC 1005HA 2nd Hard drive?

I have an old Eeepc 1005HA netbook lying around that I want to turn into a lightweight home server. As part of its server duties, I'd like it to host some NAS drives and maybe a small personal ...
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What's the difference between mini PCIe and mSATA interfaces and SSDs?

Are they even different at all? I've seen SSDs being sold on the market being tagged with both mSATA and mini PCIe such as this one. I've seen marketing ads that say mini PCIe are better than mSATA ...
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Installing windows 7 on Inspiron 14z hybrid hdd/ssd

So the copy of Windows 8 wont boot on my Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, I don't have a recovery disc, and don't want to wait for Dell to send me a new disc. I think I'd rather have Windows 7 anyways. I have ...
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Installing applications off Msata SSD Drive?

So i have a windows 7 running on a 32GB Msata SSD drive. I have tons of game to install, (Dota2, GTA , NBA.. etc) and definitely the SSD is not enough to fit in all this things. So my question is if ...
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Raid 0 with Sata 3 and MSata SSDs

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, which has an MSata slot for MSata SSDs. The laptop came with a Seagate 5400 RPM 1TB HDD which I put in an external enclosure and installed an AData SP 900 Pro SSD ...
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Install mSATA SSD on Lenovo A720

I apologize in advance for using tag names in title, it seemed it would be clearer this way I just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a ...
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Dell XPS 8500 how to disable the msata ssd from being used as a caching device

Is there a way to disable the msata ssd to be used as a caching device? I want to install a regular SSD drive in sata 3 port and I don't want it to be cached by the msata. Otherwise it will make it ...
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors. Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying ...