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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How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?

I used the Samsung Magician program to check my SSD and it recommends disabling Indexing b/c it generates a lot of random reads and writes. But it seems like if I disable Indexing then everytime I do ...
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How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?

I've got a Samsung SSD on Windowws that's giving CHKDSK errors. How do I check the health?
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estimating life of a new SSD on Windows 8 laptop [on hold]

I'm considering replacing my hard drive with an SSD in one of my Windows 8 laptops. I've heard they don't last as long as a mechanical drive. Should I just replace my SSD after 2 years? Or is there ...
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File copying slows down when copying multiple files at once

When transferring large files I get an avg transfer with a pretty good rate of around 50MB/s. Then I tried to transfer a folder that contained around 80K small files (around 1-100KB each) and I'm now ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21B doesn't recognize transcend SSD370

I have bought a new Transcend SSD370 sata disk to upgrade my laptop. The problem is bios Setup doesn't recognize it. Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 on it because Windows recognize it (I don't ...
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What determines the speed of small multiple file copies on a hard drive? [on hold]

I am trying to buy a hard drive which can copy a lot of small files (mostly 1-10kb) as fast as possible. My current read/write speed is 350Mbps - but that doesn't include copying millions of small ...
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Can I move my Applications folder to my external SSD or will Mac OS X Yosemite complain about it?

I want to move Applications folder to my external SSD but I do not know if Mac OS X likes that.
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Intel Smart Response Technology (cache) and vendor SSD tools

I have a laptop with Haswell Core i5 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The OS drive is an mSATA Samsung EVO 840. As you may have heard, they had some miscalibration leading to excessive retries ...
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Boot issues - Windows 8.1 + Samsung 850 Pro SSD

I have an Asus N56VZ and couple of months back I installed the Samsung SSD. All was good until last night when I was shown the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected ...
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Recovering data from Mac OS X encrypted SSD with broken MBR

On my Mac, running on Mawericks OSX, I had whole encrypted SSD (240 Gb). By mistake (instead of external, and same size! HDD plugged in), I've chosen wrong disk (my SSD) for Linux installation. So on ...
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Sometimes when booting computer hangs on BIOS splash screen

I have a desktop computer with an Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard. It has a Wester Digital 1 TB hard drive, Samsung SSD, DVD/CD drive, an external hard drive that is always connected to a USB 3 port and ...
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zfs with heavy write off ssd

Planning a Gentoo Linux install. I have 2 each 128 Gb SATA SSD and 450 Gb SAS near-line 15krpm. I want to mirror each pair, but keep write heavy directories on SAS. Do I need to make two mirrored ...
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HDD starts when accessing file from SSD

My OP system is installed on a SSD drive and I just accessed a txt file on my desktop (not a shortcut) and when I ran it, it took a while to open and my HDD backup drive started running. Seemed like ...
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rewriting the out-of-bound area [on hold]

In flash memory, each flash page within a flash block has a small spare area, also known as the out-of-bound area (OOB), for storing metadata. This usually consists of the logical page number and ...
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FTL and RAM in a eMMC device

To experts on eMMC devices! (1) How is the flash translation layer (FTL) implemented in current eMMC devices? (2) How much RAM-resident metadata is needed to support this FTL? (3) Is the metadata ...
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SSD vs HDD which will be better value over their lifetime? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z which I need to fix - it is becoming incredibly slow. The two options I see are: Performing a factory reset using the current 1-year-old 500GB HDD and copying all my ...
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Create clean computer infrastructure [closed]

I'm building my girlfriend a new computer, and I want to build it in such a way that if anything goes wrong, as little as possible is lost. This is a less of a component selection question, and more ...
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Hard Drive Remaining Space Not Matching up With Current Space

my hard drive is reported to have 65GB left out of a possible 223GB, however running WinDirStat and doing it via Windows, the hard drive only has about 60GB of used space. Where has the other 150GB of ...
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Huge Decline in Speeds and Disappearance of SSD [closed]

I purchased the parts of my computer a few years ago and for the past three or four months, the performance has started to decline. I run a two drive system: a 128 GB OCZ SSD for the OS and a 2 TB ...
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Disk usage claims to be nearly full when 79GB is still available

My main hard drive is a 128GB SSD of which the system has 119 available which is normal. However, it is nearly full despite the fact that there is only 79GB of files on it according to windirstat to ...
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Does XFX 750i support a solid state drive

I have XFX 750i motherboard. I want to purchase a Kingston SSD 120GB. Before purchasing this SSD I would like to know whether my motherboard will support it or not??
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UEFI ESPs and multiple disk drives

I have added a usb connected SSD (sdb) to my (originally Win8) UEFI Toshiba laptop...I am EFI multi-booting via GRUB2 just fine on my laptop HDD (sda)...I have installed a Manjaro KDE distro on the ...
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Samsung SSD is not visible in Bios

I have Dell Inspirion N5110 , and I just bought Samsung SSD exactly like this : https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8LIAvTLZ_V0PAYwAVKgjgh6jih0uXzg-11BYkC4yIALjlhqmt Now, I removed ...
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Problems creating a bootable RAID volume when imaging from HDD to SSD

I have an old Dell XPS420 with an Intel RAID controller on the MB. For years I’ve had RAID 1 enabled on a 2x1TB array set up as two volumes: A 300GB volume which has Windows 7 installed on it and the ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes for half a second every minute or so

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z latop, with an i5-2450M CPU (running at 2.5Ghz), 8 Gb of memory, and a Kingston SVP200S3 solid-state drive (120 Gb). I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit on it. My ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 won’t start up Windows directly from Intel 335 SSD [duplicate]

I recently got a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 (14 inch) laptop and want to install an SSD (Intel 335 series 240gb SSD) from my old machine. So, right now, whenever I start it, it takes me to a menu where ...
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Monitor SSD read/write activity on Windows

I read on http://www.outsidethebox.ms/why-windows-8-defragments-your-ssd-and-how-you-can-avoid-this/ that windows scheduled defragmentation may accidentally defragment the SSD drives because of a ...
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External drive connects and disconnects from laptop [duplicate]

I decided to try something new for storing my files by buying an SSD and putting it in an enclosure, using it as an external drive. It's a Samsung SSD 840 PROSeries 512GB 2.5'' and I put it in an ICY ...
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Issues when upgrading Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 with an SSD

After purchasing a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14, I tried to upgrade it and replaced the HDD with an SSD from my older laptop. After putting in the SSD, I encountered a numerous amount of problems. First, ...
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Laptop mSata SSD data loss after shutdown

Laptop: Acer Aspire M5-481TG mSata SSD: Liteonit LMT-128-M3M SSD is first in boot order, I have also tried every other boot order but nothing works. I have also tried resetting BIOS settings. Issue: ...
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Shrink worn-out SSD to prolong lifetime?

I have a 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD (latest 2.25 Firmware) which is recognized in BIOS and has the following symptoms when compared to another OCZ SSD in the same machine: the wear level counter in ...
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Do partitions on SSDs map to physical addresses? 2

My scenario: I partition a 250GB SSD drive in half. I fill the 1st partition with OS and data and leave the 2nd one absolutely empty. Does this affect wear leveling of the SSD? Can partitioning an ...
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My SSD has extremely slow write speed. Any ideas what could be the issue?

Last year I put together a new PC with a PNY XLR8 SSD (http://www.pny.com/XLR8_SSD?sku=SSD9SC240GMDA-RB) Things have been great up until recently when I started noticing that network copies of large ...
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Reloading applications from a crashed drive

A friend called today in a state of panic. He had taken his old Windows 7 laptop into Frys and asked them to clone his old drive onto his new SSD drive. They reported to him (I have not seen this ...
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Where is my EFI? Dual booting arch linux and windows 8.1

I will start by saying I have never used UEFI before and am still trying to understand. So I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Formated In this way. Windows 8 is installed as C: and I want to ...
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System Partitions Over Two Drives

I have a machine with two drives a Compact Flash card (CF) and a Solid State Drive (SSD). Recently I have been experiencing failures of both the SSD and the CF. When I sent these back to the ...
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Can data be recovered from a “broken SSD” in a similar manner as from an HDD?

Can data be recovered from a "broken SSD" in a similar manner as from an HDD? Or once the drive is "broken" is the data "toast"? EDIT: I don't mean using the same methods. I am just trying to find ...
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Windows SSD. Is is broken? [duplicate]

So I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot ...
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Windows SSD failure: cannot boot, format or partition the drive

I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot my ...
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Installing System Reserved Partition on SSD

Is it possible to install System Rerserved Partition in Windows 8.1 on an SSD having other (magnetic) disk drive plugged in during instalation? I cannot plug off my hdd without losing warranty on my ...
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Cloning a SSD using GPT not working (Clonezilla)

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a 128 GB SSD, partition-table is GPT. My Asus Mainboard uses UEFI and i installed windows 8.1 as a uefi installation. Therefore the first boot device is ...
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Macbook Pro SSD dying?

My Macbook pro retina (2012 model) with a 256Gb SSD has been showing some worrying signs. I fear the SSD might be worn out. This computer has been used almost day for the past 2 years for intensive ...
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SSD drive disappears when copying files on it [closed]

I have a Kingston 64 GB SSD, it has the latest firmware and my BIOS is also up-to-date. When I copy a file on it from one location to another on the drive, it'll start and at a random point in the ...
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Two SATA-3 vs four SATA-2 SSD drives in RAID 0 [closed]

I have a relatively old motherboard (msi BIG BANG-XPOWER) that has 8 SATA ports, 6 of which are SATA-2 and 2 of which are SATA-3 and I'm thinking of creating a RAID-0 array of two or four SSD drives. ...
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WIndows 8.1 drive letters assigning

I have 2 storage devices: recently bought 250GB SSD (Samsung, drive0, 2 partitions) and 2TB HDD (WD, 2 partitions, drive1). Every time I install windows 8.1 on the SSD (drive0, part1) the drive ...
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DELL XPS 15 SSD configurations

I've DELL XPS 15 L521x. 1 : i7 3632QM 2.2 2 : 12 GB RAM. 3 : 1 TB HDD. 4 : 32 SSD. 8 : windows 8 Mistakenly, i deleted all the partitions of the SSD and start resetting factory reset. and now the ...
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OS on SSD, Win 8 “libraries” on HDD, access optimisations/cache?

I have Windows 8 with OS/Programs on my SSD, A lot of data on my HDD ... Available space for some data on my SSD (My SSD being 250GB, I can reasonably afford 100GB for data) Now I would like to ...
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Huge size of the system32/config folder

My 128 GB SSD disk is running out of space, so I am looking for the multiple ways to save the disk space: Disabled the hibernation, Cleaned up the Windows backup-data, Moved the swapfile to other ...
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SSD with mssd & hdd

I am about to buy a laptop with a 7200 rpm HDD. This asus model has the option of replacing the DVD drive with a caddy easily (screws are on the outside to replace the DVD drive). Now my question: ...
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Does all laptop with 3rd gen i-7 processor have sata 3 interface [duplicate]

I am going to buy an ssd . I need to check whether I will able to make full use of ssd speed.I have dell inspiron 15-r 5520 and how to transfer my windows 8 os from hdd to ssd .