Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Clone 2 seperate harddrives onto 1 TB SSD (dual boot)

I have a windows 10 machine and a xubuntu linux machine (both pc's are lenovo T450s) - i would like to put in a 1TB ssd in 1 T450s, and then clone each of the 2 drives onto that drive as dual boot ( ...
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Bsod UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION

(Sorry for my bad english) I have a problem for months with my Windows 10. Firstly, my wireless card (Qualcomm AR922X/TP-Link WN951N) crashes frequently (probably because of the driver provided by ...
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How to install windows 10 and ubuntu on ssd without unplugging the hdd

Currently in my laptop I have Windows and Ubuntu dual booted on a 1TB hard drive. Now I have bought an samsung 850 evo 250GB M.2 SSD where I want to do the same thing , ubuntu and windows 120GB each....
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Is it possible to separate SSDs from HDDs in a RAID array?

Is it possible to make 2 SSDs work together separately from 2 HDDs in a RAID array? I have motherboard (ASUS Z170-A) that supports RAID and would like to have a configuration like this: RAID 0 ...
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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CoreOS HP410 RAID1 device not added (-19)

i face problem 'addition failed -19, device not added' > hpsa 0000:07:00.0: addition failed -19, device not added. > HP P410 controller SSDSmartPathCap- En- Exp=1 This hpssacli sees no ...
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New SSD Not Seen By Ubuntu 16.04 in LiveCD Mode or During Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a brand new SSD, but the SSD is not being recognized. I'm trying to perform the install on an Acer Aspire 5100. It's running PhoenixBIOS. The BIOS recognizes the ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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M.2 (or NGFF) SSD cloning, how to clone to a M-key PCIe SSD using an external USB connection?

The usual way I do this is connect two drives to a computer using the USB interface and a cloning software like FarStone. Afterwards I would install the new cloned drive in the laptop/computer. I have ...
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ASUS ROG GL551J SSD location?

The SSD in my ASUS ROG GL551J failed today (unfortunately, not under warranty), so I followed the guide on ASUS's website to take the computer apart to see where the SSD is so that I can replace it. ...
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Can you find problems with this machine configuration? [on hold]

tl;dr: Are the components at the bottom of this message reasonable for a one-user Ubuntu server that will be running multiple VM containers? Details: I'm a software developer working with a variety ...
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Shockingly slow SSD reads on Debian Jessie

I set up a desktop computer after nine months in the attic. I somehow doubt this is related but I don't remember it being this way. It took six minutes or so to boot, another couple minutes for GUI ...
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getting replacement PCIe-NVMe SSDs

In the past when I bought laptop's I'd get the smallest / cheapest (SATA) HDD available and then swap it out with a better one from newegg.com. This one particular laptop I'm now looking at comes ...
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Link different folders to different hard drives

I'm using a fusion set-up for new computers at work (e.g. 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD). The SSD is meant to be for the user profile only, and all applications should be installed on the HDD. However, ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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GoodRAM CX240 S.M.A.R.T shows low values under LBAs written - how to interpret it?

I found information that Total_LBAs_Written attribute indicates amount of data written to ssd disk in 512B sectors. Whereas it looks legit on my Samsung PRO 850 and EVO 850 (around 30TB) GoodRAM CX200 ...
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Upgrading laptop from SATA 2 to SATA 3

I'm trying to upgrade my Sony Vaio Fit Laptop with a SATA 3 SSD. My laptop however can only support up to SATA 2. Is there a feasible way of upgrading SATA 2 to SATA 3? I know SATA 3 is backwards ...
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New build keeps crashing

I recently build upgraded my computer with new mobo, CPU and ram. I kept the same PSU, GPU (GTX 670), case and drives. The new parts are i5 6600k, z170x gaming 5, and 16gb ddr 4 corsair vengeance. Os ...
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A few questions about installing Ubuntu prior to Windows on 2 separate SSDs

My planned formatting/partitioning scheme is as follows: (I know this is probably not the recommended way, but under the circumstances, and due to lack of disk space, it seems like the only way. ) ...
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Can a Non-OS HDD slow down a system without applications installed on it?

I have a laptop that has a SSD for the operating system drive (Windows 10). I also have a 5400 RPM HDD as a second drive for storing downloads and documents (no applications installed on it). ...
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Windows 7 pro (64 bit) installation does not recognize Samsung EVO 850 SSD on an H81M-P33 board

So I got a new computer with the MSI H81M-P33 mainboard, plugged in my Samsung EVO 850 SSD (MZ-75E250B) into SATA and tried to boot from the Windows 7 CD. The installation fails to recognize the SSD ...
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Trim unmounted ssd

My SSD is currently in use as LVM storage for KVM machines. For administration I use virt-manager, it manages partitioning and passthrough of the ssd itself, so there is no real mountpoint in the ...
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SSD detected on my Windows but not detected on BIOS boot

My Notebook had problem with boot priority. So I have HDD on main port and I just added SSD for my second port (replace my CD/DVD drive). I had problem with my main port so i cant replace it for SSD. ...
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Slow SSD speeds when cloning disks?

I am making a disk-to-disk clone using CloneZilla where both source SSD and target SSD are connected to the computer using SATA-3. Both drives are from the same Vendor and have the exact same size ...
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What to do if Windows keeps getting corrupted?

For the second time now, my PC has just randomly not been able to boot and got stuck in an automatic repair loop. The error code I get when trying to boot is 0xc000021a. I've tried everything and it ...
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External HDD for Games with an internal SSD?

I have an SSD of 250GB 2.5" (SAMSUNGS EVO 850) and the laptop have 1TB hdd. The problem I am facing is which one to put on the sata slot. I am planning to put the ssd in the sata slot and then buy a ...
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Startup Disk Almost Full

My mac is running out of space, but I do not know why. It says that I have only about 100-200MB free space when I go to Apple icon > About this mac > Storage. But when I check how much storage is ...
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Hard drive always busy at 100%?

I just installed a new SSD to my computer (It had already one SSD and one HDD). I also swapped some SATA cables to get better transfer rates on the SSDs (They were on SATA 3Gb/s while I had two 6Gb/s ...
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Windows equivalent of lvm-cache

I'm going to be using Windows 7 for a few months on a custom built x86_64 Intel-based platform with Z97 motherboard. Being an avid linux user, I was wondering: does Windows have any form of ...
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Partially Solved: SSD security password - stuck with an I/O Error

Model in question is a Kingston SV300S37A120G. I read here that when trying to unlock a security password, I should put “quotes” around it if it contains special characters. Does that apply for caps? ...
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Kingston SSD toolbox doesn't see new SSD

I just installed a new Kingston 300V 120GB SSD. Windows 7 sees it and I can copy files to/from it. But the Kingston SSD Toolbox reports: No disks connected to system I also discovered on the ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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Windows 8 feeling slow

I installed my Windows 8.1 x64 a few years ago. Usually I did re-setup the system once a year or so to make it fast again, but I don't have too much time for that right now. PROBLEM: The system ...
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Multiple hardlinks

I am running win 8.1 I have a 120GB SSD for c: I have an "old windows" folder on c: that I want to delete, so I tried and received a message saying I needed permission from the system, so I checked ...
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Trying to mirror a volume

I originally had my HD mirrored to another one, but then it said the plex was missing, so I took it out and checked it and it was dead. So i bought a 2TB SSHD to replace it. But now it's not letting ...
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Computer fails POST

I have a Dell XPS630i that fails The POST when powered on. I recently upgraded to an SSD with 64-bit windows 7 and after having some problems with the black screen of death (turned out that two ...
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Can PCIe Solid State Drives store items like hard drive?

I am customizing a workstation in a computer brand website and it offers PCIe Solid State Drives category and hard drive category. I want to add a solid state drive in the workstation, but I could ...
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Should I distribute my drives across different SATA controllers?

I have an Asus motherboard which comes with both the AMD SB950 chipset (6 ports) and also an ASMedia 1061 storage controller (2 ports). I also have: 1 SSD drive for Windows 1 HD for Linux 2 HDDs ...
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Boot loop after restart pc

Is there anyone who has an idea why my pc is keep restarting? Kinda disturbing when i try to intsall new os on new SSD . And every time i restart the pc either via the reset button or from the Windows,...
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I want to change HDD to SSD, but also upgrade to win10

I have a laptop that came with win8. I did the free upgrade to win10 awhile ago. I recently got a new SSD for the laptop. What things do I need to take into account if I want to install the new SSD? ...
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Can I Power A SSD From A USB Instead OF A PSU

Hypothetically speaking, let's say my PSU (Power Supply Unit) didn't have enough ports to add another SSD/HDD. Could I power my SSD/HDD via USB? Would it work? Would it still be efficient/would it ...
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What exactly is the negative impact of placing page file on SSD?

I see frequent mentions that placing page file on SSD is good for performance but bad for SSD's lifespan (e.g. here on SU). But nothing I saw had any citations, especially ones backed by actual data. ...
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Does combination of SSD and HDD require special Hardware?

I'm looking to buy laptop with i5 quad-core and 8GB RAM that has SSD and HDD. I found Lenovo that has all of this except HDD. The model that do have SSD and HDD comes with i7 and 16GB RAM. You can ...
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How do I securely erase a SSD WITHOUT using a (s)ata secure erase command?

There has to be a better, less risky way then using buggy firmware with dodgy support across multiple OSes. For example, with a normal HDD, I could just nuke the thing with nwipe or dban. Can't do ...
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What is faster: Intel's Optane SSD or RAM?

Time ago here was a question about speed comparison between SSD and RAM. So, RAM was much faster. It's ok. But Intel announced huge speed update with Optane SSD's. So, and probably we should try to ...
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Reinstall Windows: OS on SSD, programs on HDD

I want to reinstall Windows on my PC. At the moment only the OS is installed on my SSD. Most programs and data are on my HDD. Is there a way to reinstall Windows without reinstall ing all programs? ...