Solid-state drive; a data storage device that uses solid-state memory for persistent data storage that can be accessed in the same manner as traditional block-I/O hard disk drives. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives ...

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New SSD terribly slow at writing in Linux

I got a new SSD, Crucial BX200, 480 GB. It is plugged into a sata 3 port. I installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64 Bit on the ssd (using full disk encryption) If I run bonnie++ to do a benchmark, I ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Multi Boot - Prevent Drive Access / Data Security

I have one PC which I use for two different tasks. 1 - work 2 - play. I want to set up a separate boot for each. I want to keep the work part clean while play I could care less about. Along with two ...
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How do I repair a corrupted/missing BCD/MBR Bootrecord?

So I just built a computer and set up my system on my SSD with Windows 10 while I had my HDD containing my old Windows 7 OS and my files. Somehow the MBR/BCD (system reserved partition) wasn't made ...
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Upgrading mSATA or M.2 w/adapter in IDE/PATA Powerbook G4?

this is my first question here: I would like to upgrade my 17" powerbook G4 (running MacOS10.4.11 on 1,5GHz, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD (IDE/PATA)) - with, for example, a 250GB mSATA or M.2 (SATA) SDD ...
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Making HDD to spindown when not mounted but to keep it spinning while mounted

Is it possible to make harddisk spin when it's mounted and to stop spinning when I unmount it? I was finding answers on the internet, but there is not any precise answer for such a question. There is ...
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Why am I getting more and more ATA bus errors over the time which can be fixed by un- and replugging the HDD caddy?

I have an internal SATA connector and a HDD caddy in my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-Touch. No matter which HDD (tried 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD) or SSD (Samsung Extreme 256GB) I put in the caddy (I tried two ...
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RAID0 removed and recreated. Can I get my already installed windows back?

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The OS ...
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MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator System Recovery [duplicate]

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The ...
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Windows 10 change Office 2016 installation directory

I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop, which has a 18 GB SSD and a 300 GB HDD. Although installing the OS on the SSD worked out okay, since the setup of office 2016 doesn't allow the ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use ram to cache (frequently data read) for ssd ? (Instead use ssd to cache for hdd like before) Examble : Everyday i turn on computer and open Firefox.vv, bla bla. This is my "frequent read ...
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Windows 7 crashes when transferring data from one drive to another

This problem has hounded me for a long time, well over a year. When I am transferring data (usually large amounts) from one drive to another, the computer crashes and I either get a blue screen or ...
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500GB SSD + 500GB HDD in caddy with bios that detects only 750GB, what would happen?

I just got a new 500GB SSD and caddy. I will be installing the SSD as the main disk for my OS and working files and install the HDD within a caddy in place of the optical drive. I am not exactly sure ...
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windows 10 extend c drive on sdd

I have run out of space on my c drive and need to expand it from a now unallocated space on the SSD to install updates, however, the option to extend the c drive is greyed out in the windows 10 disk ...
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Negative consequences of disabling thumbnail cache on SSD?

A common tip for SSD users is to disable thumbnail cache for 2 reasons: first, the SSD is fast enough to load thumbnails near instantaneously without the cache (disabling the cache doesn't disable ...
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Can I install windows onto a new SSD while retaining programs on the existing HDD?

I currently have a 2TB HDD (About 1.3TB full,) and want to buy a new SSD to use as a boot device and for a few programs. Is it possible for me to install windows onto the ssd, transfer settings and a ...
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What is the performance improvement if I replace seagate ST3500418AS with kingston v300? [closed]

I am the owner of a desktop with seagate ST3500418AS hard disk. I am considering a change to SSD kingston v300 120gb. The processor and RAM are in the attached figure. How much speed will I gain ...
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Will adding SSD to NAS significantly improve Git performance?

I run a QNAP TS-470 Pro with three out of four HD slots equipped with WD Red SATA 6Gb/s 4TB drives. They are in RAID 5. On there, I have a Web volume running Apache. I use this as a development ...
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dm-cache doesn't seem to work - no performance difference

I'm creating dm-cache device using my script: http://pastebin.com/KTSzL6EA Effectively it's running those commands: dmsetup create suse-cache-metadata --table 0 15872 linear /dev/mapper/suse-cache 0 ...
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internal ssd no longer bootable in MacBook Pro

I installed OS X Yosemite onto an external SSD via downloading it through the App Store and then running the installer and choosing the external drive as the target. After the install, which worked ...
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Performance of RAID 10 on SATA with SSDs?

I have four Samsung 850 Pros with 256GB each. My motherboard only supports SATA 2. What's the max r/w speeds can I achieve? Is it limited to a single controller speed (i.e. ~300MBps) ? Or would it be ...
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Windows 10 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE SSD Drive After Reset

I was happily working away on my machine until I had to go out, I stupidly hit the Sleep button instead of shutdown. I couldn't get the machine to come out of sleep so ended up having to hit the ...
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Remove hibernation from Linux Mint 17.3?

I'm trying to remove hibernation from my system because I've an SSD. I followed the following guide: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/626 And my values now are: <defaults> ...
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HDD to SSD file transfer very slow

I'm using Fedora 22 Linux, and just got a brand new Samsung 850EVO 250GB SSD. I'm trying to move some of my files (mostly, my most-used games) from my old HDD to my new SSD but the transfer speed is ...
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SSD Slow Program Starts

I just installed a new SSD in my laptop, and it was working really well, but now when I start some programs (and even use git commands from the console) there is a 10 second delay before anything ...
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Utilization of disks for virtualization

Which disk components/configuration would work best for my scenario? I have a 1U server that supports 4 drives. It has 2 ports for SATAII and 2 ports for SATAIII. It's an 8 core Atom with 2.4GHz and ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Won't boot after OS X 10.11.4 Update

This computer is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina: 256GB SSD (not hdd, important). This computer is treated with insanely good care, and is not damaged physically whatsoever. So yesterday night, I ...
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HDD/SSD physical sector size if metadata is included

Older consumer-grade HDDs had 512 byte physical sector size and all the newer HDDs and all the SSDs have physical sector size of 4096 bytes. However, there is ECC, sector address, etc data associated ...
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Virtual disk on external drive — VDI or raw?

I plan to keep an Ubuntu work environment on an external SSD and take it back and forth with me between home and work. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox rather than boot directly into it on each ...
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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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How to solve AHCI and Sata interface

I have an Samsung 850 Evo 256 Gb as you can see the Samsung magician tells me that I don't have AHCI mode although I set the Windows registry for that mode by creating Msahci sub-key and modifying ...
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Does Windows trim unpartitioned (unformatted) space on an SSD?

Laptop with Windows 10 Pro v1511 x64, with 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO as system drive. In an attempt to overprovision space on the SSD, I just shrunk the system partition from about 475 GB to 400 GB. ...
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PC (even BIOS) doesn't load, when SATA SDD HDD is plugged

this morning I was working on PC and needed to restart. However, after restart, PC doesn't load. It gets stucked even before bios (on ASUS logo screen). I can't do anything - load BIOS, boot, nothing. ...
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Motherboard detects Intel 750 PCIe SSD only when I replug the card. Cold boot issue

I have a combination of the following hardware: Corsair RM-550 PSU, MSI X99S SLI motherboard, MSI 2GB D5 X GTX960 graphics and a Intel 400GB 750 Series (PCIe card). I'm booting from another Samsung ...
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Transferring windows 10 to new hard drive?

I got a new laptop and it's got Windows 10 pre installed...and before I even so much as access the internet I want to rip out the HDD and install a Solid State drive I have coming...so what should I ...
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USB device cannot be stopped

So I believe this device may be completely irrecoverable, but I want to know what you guys think. My memory about what happened isn't great but I can provide details. I have a 120 GB SSD inside an ...
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Would a log-structured file system on a SSD/HD mirror improve (write) performance and reliability in a virtualization environment?

I'm planning to get new Notebook as a host for several virtual machines. The host shall get a SSD drive for the sake of speed. However, I'm a bit concerned about the reliability of SSD drives for this ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade SSD

I have a genuine windows 8.1 that came with my PC. This PC has a 32GB SSD and that's barely enough for my programs. I want to upgrade my SSD to a 64GB to have more storage that I need. Now, I don't ...
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Is this performance usual of a SDD?

Please see the benchmark below: HD Tune Pro: Crucial_CT512MX100SSD1 Information Firmware version : MU01 Serial number : 14420D871481 Capacity : 512.1 gB (476.9 GB) Buffer size ...
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Option to remove old windows update files from Winsxs not available in disk cleanup; KB2852386 IS installed

I have update KB2852386 installed so that I can cleanup old update files. I have a 30gb SSD which has absolutely NO space left on it. I want to cleanup my winsxs folder (21GB), but the option in disk ...
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What SATA version do I have?

I wonder what SATA version my laptop uses as I intend to install an SSD and want to choose the most suitable TRIM options in (probably Debian) Linux. The information presented by smartctl is: Model ...
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Lots of bad sectors on a new SSD drive

I have a two week old laptop with a 128GB SSD. After a week during (presumably) the first fsck job run on the machine, I got a load of short read errors. After allowing fsck to fix the errors, I ...
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Can I remove this “SSD Partition” from my hard disk storage?

My disk partitions are like this: C is an SSD with the OS. D is an SSD with my User files on it, and H is a HHD for all other files that is, storage. C is the boot drive, installed a fresh copy of ...
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BIOS is run every time computer starts

I have just replaced my dvd-rom with a SSD and installed windows on it. Everything seems to be ok but I noticed that every time I restart, open the laptop, it enters in BIOS mode and it starts only if ...
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Would adding 2 extra ssd's to raid 0 make a difference in speed?

I have 2 850 evos in raid 0 currently. I'm getting 2 more from a co worker and I'm wondering if I add them into my current raid would I get any notable increase in speed or is 2 drives pretty much ...
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How to a partition a SSD [closed]

including moving files, and with minimum writing (WHich is bad for a SSD) It seems most tools I use do no allow it, or I need to move data first, and the tools I would use doesn't let me. (I do ...
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OS not booting off of SSD

I recently built a pc using the Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard and the Vector 180 SSD. For some reason, I cannot boot the OS off of the SSD. I have a hard drive as well, and that boots fine. My csm ...
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Seagate SSHD “erase”

I have a 500GB Seagate SSHD. Since I want to sell this drive I wonder if there is any way to securely "erase" all of its contents so that nobody can recover them. Like overwrite erase on a regular ...