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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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Windows 8.1 boot stuck

Booting system (Windows 8.1) on my laptop (ThinkPad T400) often stuck on screen with Windows logo. I can't do anything but "hard shutdown" by holding start button. Then I start it again and Windows ...
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AMD RAID controller sees drives & RAID 1; Windows & RAIDXpert don't

I've got two SSDs I'm trying to work in RAID 1 on a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5. Here is the weird combination of all the different variables with a fairly ideal testing scenario (plenty of spare ...
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Linux - fstab entry for hfsplus on ssd

I've got an Arch and OS X install sharing an HFS+ (non-journaled) /home partition. My Arch side seems to have issues with the partition. In particular, deleting multiple files causes the drive to ...
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Testing new (refurbished) SSD

I got a Corsair Force GS 128GB, and popped it into the "dock" integral to the case. It's a SATA connector going to one of the motherboard headers, like any other internal drive. After initial ...
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How to enable hardware based encryption on Samsung 850 Pro

I have a new Samsung 850 pro which touts hardware-based encryption. According to that page I should just go in my bios and set a hard-drive password (no problem right). The only relevant thread I ...
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Msahci.sys is Corrupt (Windows 7 64 Bit SSD)

My computer did not restart correctly recently and afterwards it stopped being able to boot. The error on the system diagnostic says msahci.sys is corrupt. Currently, I can only access restore tools ...
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Rebuild laptop and specify Windows 8.1 should use small SSD

My question is whether it's possible to rebuild a laptop with a 32GB SSD and 500GB HDD with Windows 8.1 making use of the 32GB SSD in some way to improve performance. For example: I've read about ...
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samsung evo 840 500gb enable bitlocker without reinstall and with a password needed at each boot

I was wondering if it is possible to turn on edrive + bitlocker on a Samsung Evo 840 SSD without messing with my windows install? It's been installed since 8 came out and then upgraded to 8.1 and ...
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SSD gone bad suddenly

Problem: A few days ago I had a crash in Windows 8. It was just freezing content by a little bit until the only thing that could move was the mouse pointer. I instantly got an idea it was something ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with ...
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4-bay NAS write performance RAID 5 + SSD vs RAID 10

I am planning on buying a new NAS (QNAP TS-453 Pro) for my Home Office. The NAS has 4 HDD bays and supports SSD Caching. Hence, I was wondering which setup would probably be faster in terms of write ...
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Samsung laptop slowed down

I have a notebook NP550P5C from Samsung. It has impressive parameters: 8 GB RAM Intel i7 3610QM @ 2,3 GHz 904 GB HDD with 8 GB SSD It runs Windows 8.1 64bit. It used to be very fast but after 22 ...
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Will USB-C be viable to become the standard INTERNAL storage connector? [on hold]

Will USB-C be viable to become the standard INTERNAL storage connector? Currently, a big special SATA Express connector is used to connect internal HDs to motherboards, and USB is used to connect ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Attempting to clean install Windows 7 on brand new SSD failing with “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible” error

I switched out the HDD in my laptop for a brand new Kingston M500 240gb SSD. I expected to be able to just stick in my Windows 7 pen drive and install to the SSD. When booting from the pen drive I'm ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Installing a secondary drive in an HP Envy 17 laptop

I'm thinking about buying an HP Envy 17. I like its specs but unfortunately it doesn't come pre-equipped with an SSD. If I'm reading this HP manual correctly, it has a secondary SATA drive slot that's ...
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80GB Intel SSD only allocates 54,49 GB

I have two same SSDs (Intel 80GB SSDSA2M080G2GC) and one of the drives now, only has 54,49GB storage capacity where the other still has the normal 74,53GB. The values are from the Management Console. ...
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Installing an SSD on my SATA 2 equipped notebook

With a negligible amount of knowledge concerning PC hardware I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade my Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E-K02UB notebook with an SSD. I didn't even know where to start so I ...
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Is it possible to simulate a SSHD

Is it possible to simulate a SSHD by using an existing HDD, a small SSD, and some disk caching software. Most caching software (Intel SRT, Nvelo's Dataplex, etc) seems hardware dependent, and the ...
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Change root '/' partition to another disk

I bought a new SSD and I want to transfer my current / directory there without loosing any data. I already copied the files to the SSD using a livecd but I don't know how to tell the system than now ...
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Accessing HDD with Freedos installed from OS installed on SSD

I recently bought a Gigabyte P25W v2 that came with FreeDos installed on an internal HDD. As a promotional offer, I also received an mSATA SSD drive, which I installed immediately. I installed Windows ...
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SSD Power OFF duration

I am trying to find the power OFF duration of the Delkin SSD. If a SSD is Powered ON and Powered OFF and then Powered ON, Can I know the Power OFF duration? Is there any Smart data with which I can ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 on a 16GB SSD?

So I just got a small SSD to use. It's not big, but quite small - 16GB. However I think it'd speed things up in my old HP 8530W a LOT. But Windows 8 by default is way too big for that. Is there a ...
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ Upgraded SSD and OS on that new SSD [closed]

Why I am doing this: I download the wrong graphics card driver update and now my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying several things with NVIDIA, including installing the right driver, and ...
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Ubuntu formatted drive not visible on macbook pro or windows desktop

I have an older SSD (12.04 installed on it, encrypted) that was inside an ubuntu server, this particular server is on its last leg so I removed the SSD and tried mounting it on my mac to format it, ...
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Various OS X problems installed on regular hardware after a month of solid work

i'm not really sure if hackintosh-related questions are allowed but I couldn't find a statement that it's clearly forbidden anywhere so, in case it is - sorry I have a 10.9.4 OS X Mavericks which ...
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What is Embedded Lockdown Manager

Embedded Lockdown Manager. I've just installed an ssd 240 GB drive to my system running win 8.1 and everything is fine but I've just noticed Embedded Lockdown Manager in my programs. I didn't install ...
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fstab and cache- howto set for the best usage of SSD?

I have few questions regarding the fstab used for SSD optimalization. I found two versions of ho to set up some space for cache files tmpfs /home/user/.cache/spotify/Storage tmpfs size=10% ...
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swap\pagefile of 2 levels

Lets assume I want to assign 2GB to swap(linux)/pagefile(windows) on SSD, and 16GB more on HDD. Is that possible to use the space on SSD as level 1 of virtual memory, and the space on HDD as level 2 ? ...
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Does the following mean my SSD is about to fail?

[iceguru@stuxnet ~]$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [x86_64-linux-3.14.21-1-MANJARO] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, ...
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Formatting the SSD with one partition or two?

I am preparing to format all my drives and install the Windows 8.1 now that I purchased the 850 Pro 256GB. What I'm trying to ask is: Is it better to create a partition only for Windows (around ...
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safe to delete EFI system partition (win7) on old drive after cloning?

a while back I cloned my old installation of win7 from my HDD to a new SSD using the tools provided by Samsung (if I remember correctly). I know I should have done a clean new install, but that's not ...
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Is my SSD runing AHCI mode?

So I switched my BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI, and when I booted up in windows 7 it reinstalled the drivers for my SSD. But I can't seem to find if it's currently running in AHCI mode or not. I've ...
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How can I manage partitions on Windows 7 Install?

On my home desktops I have an SSD as a primary disk, then a larger SATA disk as a secondary. The thing is, when I install Windows 7 on the SSD, the 100MB "System Reserved" system partition is built on ...
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Make Windows boot faster on SSHD

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with a SSDH consisting of 500GB + 8GB. When I first installed Windows 8.1 the boot time was about 10 seconds. Now, after a two months of using it, the boot time increased to ...
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Do you need to reinstall Windows 8 if you want to use a SSD Drive?

I've heard that if you clone Windows 8 over to an SSD from an HDD that you will not get the SSD drivers which help windows 8 take full advantage of using the SSD like TRIM ect... Is it required to ...
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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can ...
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Moving Files Slow Even With SSD

I 'upgraded' to a Samsung 840 Evo SSD drive, and whilst moving some files around on my drive, its slowed to a crawl. Heres a video example: http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c26DiTej3e My machine ...
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Will it degrade my SSD life if I use a dualboot of Windows and Ubuntu?

I read somewhere that SSDs weren't made to be partitioned, and I have no idea about the validity of that affirmation. I have just installed Windows on a Samsung 840 EVO 250Gb SSD, and I want to ...
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Which has faster read/write speeds an external hdd raid or external single ssd [closed]

I want to move data to an external hard drive AS FAST AS POSSIBLE and I was wondering whether it would be better to have 2 HDD (7200 rpm or higher 500GB each) in an enclosure running RAID 0 or a ...
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Linux: locking root filesystem to read-only

I have an industrial computer (read: no keyboard/mouse/monitor except during maintenance) which will control some machinery. The operating system will be Linux (I would prefer OpenSuSE, but it's not a ...
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Grub 2.02 on vacation after first boot - Arch on mSATA USB

I have a freshly installed Arch Linux LVM inside a LUKS container all nestled on an external USB SSD. Although I have no problem with the Arch system itself, I do have a problem with Grub. After the ...
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How to know in Windows 8 if TRIM is enabled in SSD hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a SSD drive and Windows 8 installed. Where can I find if my drive has trim activated?
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Encrypting boot SSD and data drive

I use a 120GB SSD as my boot/system drive, and I have a 1TB SSHD that I use as a data drive. Many of my applications are stored on the SSHD, and Windows does not function properly if the data drive is ...
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Does Windows optimise differently for SSD installation?

I have two solid state hard drives in two different laptops, a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB and a Crucial MX100 512GB. I got the Samsung first and in that machine it absolutely flies, with a Windows rating ...
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Removing GRUB when migrating to SSD

I have an SSD that I would like to migrate windows to. It previously had Ubuntu installed. After reformatting the hardrive, then using cloning software to clone the windows onto it, I tried to boot to ...
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Is it bad to move my laptop (or change its orientation) while its on if it has a Solid State Drive?

I am thinking of putting a solid state hard drive in my computer. Besides from the obvious major beneficial factor of upgraded read/write speeds i also have this habit of ALWAYS turning off my laptop ...
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Error installing Windows 8.1

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD (USB flash drive and UEFI Boot). I don't know where the error is coming from, I've already ...
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Sparse file performance on Windows with an SSD

Does anyone have any data or experience with sparse file performance on SSDs under Windows, with the NTFS filesystem? It seems like performance should be excellent since seek time is effectively ...