A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data with the intention of providing access in the same manner of a traditional block i/o hard disk drive.

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Lifespan of an APPLE SSD SM0256F?

I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the approximate lifespan of Apple's Latest MacBook's SSD Disks -- APPLE SSD SM0256F. What would be the lifespan I could expect? Also, is this a ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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When an SSD finally reach its end of life, can you still read its data?

For "end of life" I mean when some of the SSD cells won't erase anymore, and the S.O. starts complaining about write failures. When this finally happens, will I still be able to safely copy all of ...
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ext4 fs not recommended for SSD's? Alternative FS

I read ext4 journalling fs is not good enough for SSD's by some anonymous posts. while phornoix review shows JFS, not a known FS for average Desktop user is considered best for SSD. I believe JFS is ...
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SSD support in Samsung notebooks

How to know my laptop supports SSD or not? Model: Samsung NP355V5C-S0VRU Thanks. Best regards.
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What does it mean Read IOMeter Bootup?

I am hoping I have posted a question to a right area in stack exchange. Anyways, I am buying a SSD and I came across in benchmark results, some labels that read: "Read IOMeter Bootup" and "Read ...
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Will my Lenovo G570 support Samsung 120 GB 2.5 inch 840 EVO SATAIII SSD?

I have a Lenovo G570 that is configured with Intel Core i3-2310M. I recently purchased a Samsung 120GB 2.5 inch 840 EVO SATAIII SSD. Will it support this SSD? I've tried putting the SSD in but while ...
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Is it okay to shut down harddisk often?

I have a system with two harddisks; an SSD that contains Windows 7, all the applications and most of my commonly used documents and files, and a platter-based HDD which contains the larger (media) ...
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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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Can I run with a computer in my backpack?

This maybe a tad off-topic, but as it says on meta, hardware questions should be fine on superuser. I want to run home from work (~20 min of jogging) but I need to bring with me my laptop, a Macbook ...
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When to use high performance plan and balanced power plan?

I have an SSD, a Samsung Evo 250 GB, and when I configured it with Samsung Magician, this one created a new power plan called Samsung high performance. Until now I've been using this power plan. Now ...
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Can anyone assist me in determining why my ssds are running so slowly please?

I have an MSI GT 680 Gaming laptop that I use for data analysis work. History: Originally I had a pair of 128GB Kingston Hyper X SSDs in the system in RAID 0. I put these in place (when I bought the ...
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Why does my C:\ drive show that it's using more space than is actually being used?

I'm running a Windows 8 computer, and I've noticed that when I look at the properties for my SSD, it shows that I'm using 80GB/100GB, however, when I go into the C:\ directory and select everything ...
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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Windows software raid0 giving bad performance

I have two Samsung SSD's in RAID0 mode. I measured their sequential read/write speeds first in RAID0 Hardware and they give around 1000 mbps but then I used two disks in RAID0 software from within ...
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got a 5738G and I want to ask if an SSD SATA III is compatible and RAM DDR3

The laptop model is 5738G this is the SSD : http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Adapter-SV300S37A-240G/dp/B00A1ZTZNM/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1411643555&sr=1-18&keywords=ssd ...
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How does SQL Server deal with a missing tempDB?

Azure has announced the new "D" series of VM's where the temporary drive resides on a SSD I was planning to use this as the tempDB, it should speed up SQL somewhat with faster temoDB access. ...
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Can I remove my MBP SSD and install it into my PC?

I have a dying MBP due to the Radeongate issue. I just built myself a new PC. It is Intel based. Can I remove the SSD from my MBP and install it into an SSD bay on my PC and then boot into OS X? ...
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Is my SSD dying?

I walked away from my late 2012 Retina Macbook Pro for about 10 minutes, and came back to a gray screen with a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I wasn't doing anything too disk intensive at ...
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Does SSD have any effect on overclocking?

Hi i just had a query in my mind- Do i really need to add SSD to OC ...I mean does it make any difference on the perfomance of the processor ? I would like to overclock my i7 and i have already spend ...
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Create Junction point for Program Files (x86) on functioning system

Recently I found that my lowly 128GB SSD was filling up to the point where I had to uninstall old games to install new games. That wasn't bad until I had to install some other applications for actual ...
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“swapfiles” taking 45 GB space on Mac… What's the fix?

My Mac's SSD is filling up and I figured its because of these files. Can I delete them ? What to do here?
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Dropbox - no local copy, possible?

Arch user here. I wanted to use DropBox to free some space from my SSD. Is it possible to use DropBox in the same manner as I am currently using their web interface? So, the question again: I don't ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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ssd and rapid storage techology

i have one ssd (samsung evo 250 gb) ,on which is installed the the OS, and it's configured with samsung magician, which has AHCI mode enabled and it's linked to a 6gb/s sata interface. I have only ...
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What Windows 8.1 (x64) / Linux SSD/HDD setup should I use?

I have the following drives and their planned usage below. 120GB SSD - Arch Linux or Ubuntu (OS, programs) 240GB SSD - Windows (OS, programs) 1TB HDD - Split in half, one partition per OS ...
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What kind of website would benefit from an SSD powered hosting? [closed]

I've been hosting sites for quite sometime now on regular HDD servers, they pretty much do the job fast enough for me. I was wondering what kind of sites would typically benefit from SSD powered ...
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How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
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VirtualBox on SSD - Macbook Air

I have a MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD. I want to use VirtualBox to run a Linux distribution alongside with OS X. If I create, say a 20GB virtual hard disk in which to install the Linux distribution, ...
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Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
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Something about SSD

So, I read that a SSD requires ACHI for Communication. I checked my BIOS for that, and luckily I have it. My Question is that, suppose, if I buy a SSD that consists of 70 GB. And, suppose if I put ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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Adding a ssd to Asus N71JQ

I have had a Asus N71JQ for a few years. I was thinking of putting in an ssd drive in the hopes of speeding it up. Does anyone know if this laptop supports sata? I ask this because I googled for ...
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SSD seems to be causing a lock on folders and files in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I recently switched from an HDD to a SSD in a Windows 7 environment. Since then I regularly experience files or folders being locked from renaming or deleting. The lock may take minutes or hours - I'm ...
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Password protecting SSD drive

I have three hard drives in my computer, one SSD and two traditional hard drives. I just upgraded the SSD, the previous SSD was using TrueCrypt to encrypt it... which worked great. But this new SSD (a ...
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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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What should I be looking for in a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

I am looking to buy a solid state hybrid drives for its balance between price and performance. I can only have one drive on my laptop. My two main uses will be to run applications and to archive our ...
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Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?

Some time ago I got an Apple authorised reseller to replace the SSD in my early-2011 model MBP with a Samsung 512GB 840-series disk. About three months later, booting failed with this error: Please ...
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HDPARM Security Erase issue

I have bought a used Agility 3 SSD. And I wanted to wipe out data from my Linux box using hdparm. But it was not OK. Here are the steps I followed: # hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 1 ...
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Install SSD on a Dell Inspiron 5721 Laptop [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 and I want to add a SSD and then move the operating system (Windows 8.1) and everything else over to it. Will these items work… ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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PCI-Express RAID Controllers with TRIM Support

I've an AMD Athlon computer with Windows 7 and I'd like to set up an SSD Raid 0. Are there any PCIe RAID controllers with TRIM support available on the market? The only thing in this are that I've ...
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(solved) Mysterious and frequent activity on secondary disk, event when offline in Disk Management

Update (solved) The sound was coming from my speakers, that's all there is to it. While I go to cringe in a small hole for a few weeks I'd like to thank (and beg forgiveness from) everybody who took ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...
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How can I check my SSD lifespan?

How can I check the lifespan of my SSD? Is there a built-in feature on Windows 8? If not, what could I do to check it?
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“Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” - Exhauted all Solutions I can find/think of

Problem description: My PC refuses to boot to my SSD with Windows. This is a new PC that I just built. It gives the error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot ...
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Make a partition with only Windows 8.1 in it. Already installed. And move it to SSD

I just bought a SSD and would like to migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. I tried easeUS Partition Manager but it says that the disk (120gb) isn't big enough. I think the problem is that I don't have a ...
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New SSD hdparm shows “frozen” - whether secure erase is needed before installing Linux

I have a new, unpartitioned(not touched*) Intel 330 180GB SSD on my Desktop to which I plan to install Debian testing. I use a 160GB Disk with Ubuntu to which, this SSD is now installed. I ran latest ...
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Receiving tech support for my SSD from the Manufacturer, however things got weird I think

I have an OCZ Vector SSD which I have owned for just over a year now. I have had some continuous stability issues with the drive which makes it almost impossible to host an OS for more than one power ...
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4 SSDs RAID 0 integreted vs dedicated controller

I've been thinking about setting up 4 SSD RAID 0 to gain performance in my home PC, and I ran into this review of PCI-E based SSD. If I use PERC H310 (8 lane PCI-E 2.0 RAID controller, which means ...