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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Computer shut off randomly - no overheating

This is the first time this has happened. I started my computer, and 40-50 mins in, it shut off. No screen, no lights, nothing. I believe the ssd or vents still made some sound though (yes, my ssd for ...
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ssd 2 million hour mtbf? how is this proven?

How can this ssd (corsair) have a mean time before failure of 2000000 hours? last time I checked that was in the hundreds of years... From experience even with Computers that don't receive constant ...
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SSD drive keeps filling up

For some reason my 120GB SSD keeps filling up dramatically, sometimes so much so I only have 7GB left. Currently I have 17GB left which is still a low amount. I've only installed the OS and a few ...
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Windows 10 upgrade - Windows on SSD, programs and files on HDD

I'm trying to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 but I want to be sure to do it properly because all my work is on this pc. I have a installation of Windows 7 on a SSD (C:) which contains only ...
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Laptop secondary HDD turning off after second

I have some trouble issues with my secondary HDD in laptop Asus x550v. Since I installed SSD disk as a primary hard drive, my second HDD is still turning off after a few seconds. I can hear the ...
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Can I use mSATA partly for OS and partly for Intel rapid?

I have the following setup now: Dell XPS 15 with 32 GB mSATA SSD and 1 TB HDD 2"4 standard disk Atm, my pc is set up with Intel Rapid to use SSD as some kind of cache (do i get this right?) But ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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memory storage device with at least 370 MByte/second read speed? [on hold]

I have a project where I need to stream uncompressed video data from some kind of memory storage device to an embedded PC inside a custom device built for a science project. The data transfer rate has ...
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Huge performance differences between i5 i7 SSD/non SSD…which makes more of a difference?

I have 2 pcs both running Windows 8.1 and each with 8b of ram. The differences are one has a solid state drive the other one is 7200rpm and also an i7 vs i5 Running the same application one query ...
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OSX (10.7.5) cloned from HDD to SSD, how can I say it to the OS?

I cloned my previous HDD to an SSD with a block-level cloning tool (dd :-) ). Now my OS, which was initially installed to a hard disk, now boots and works perfectly from the SSD disk. But I want to ...
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MPCIE OR MSATA? CAN I CONNECT AN SSD?

Can I connect a msata ssd on a mpcie port? I am bit confused, from a store they told me it depends on the mpcie and your computer. My computer is a late '09 HP dv7 2050ev, they couldn't tell me. Thank ...
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Is it ok to replace the hdd with a ssd for data drive?

Nowadays everyone has windows and softwares installed on a ssd. But most people still have HDDs for their personnal data (movies, music, work related data etc), usually on large hdds (1to and more). ...
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Windows 10 build 10240 Touchpad (Synaptics) does not work on initial startup

I installed Windows 10 build 10240 twice on my laptop (Sony Vaio SVS13A12FXS) Every time I boot up the computer, the touchpad does not work, HOWEVER when I plug in a wireless/wired mouse in, it ...
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Does CPU matters in disk read/write speed

I thinking to buy my old Mac an SSD, but after asking around to some friends, and looking to different disks, some of my friends said that the SSD's read/write speed won't matter because my CPU won't ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade (Space)

I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 and I get the message "We can't tell if your PC has enough space to continue installing Windows 10. Try Restarting Setup" I have tried both the ISO and the USB ...
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Upgrading Windows 7 to 10 and at the same time modifying partitions

The first time I installed Windows 7 it was on a small SSD, so I pre-partitioned the drive so that the installer would not create those extra recovery partitions. Subsequently I migrated the ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on new hard disk

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple of month now (joined the Insider Preview). Now my hard drive started ticking so I've bought a new SSD and I want to move the windows installation to the new ...
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Manipulating the HDD password via an SATA-USB adapter

This question is related to The master password of Transcend SSD. I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. When I boot my PC by a live CD with the SSD connected to the SATA port, ...
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The master password of Transcend SSD

I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. I want to use the SSD again. I don't need the data which exists now on the SSD. What is the master password of Transcend SSD ?
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Are there SSDs compatible with PCIe x1?

My internal hard drive is ticking. It's gonna be dead soon. I've backed up all my data, thanks for your concern. What I'm doubting is, I have an old computer, that I plan on replacing in a year or ...
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Second HDD / SSD Via Caddy (ODD) Needs Restart To Be Seen / Recognized

Problem: Every time system restarts/shuts down, the hard drive connected via caddy adapter (inserted into the optical drive bay) is not recognized after system boot Annoying solution: restart (works ...
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How to use internal SSD hard drive with a case as an external hard drive?

I have bought and used many external hard drives, such as the traditional ones like Seagate Backup Plus 2TB, or the Samsung SSD T1 with 512GB, and all of them can be repartitioned using Mac's Disk ...
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move Windows 7 OS from one SSD (128GB) drive to another (256GB) [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on a 128GB SSD drive. Recently, I've purchased a new 500GB SSD drive and wish to move the entire OS over there, in order not to be forced to install ...
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First boot Install Windows on SSD using USB flash memory

I'm trying to run my own pc build. I want to install windows from a USB flash to the SSD I installed in the PC. I want to know how to configure that in BIOS setup before and after the installation. I ...
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Over-provisioning an SSD - does it still hold?

Multiple (but not very recent) sources suggest that ~7% of the SSD space should be left unallocated in order to reduce the drive wear. Is it still valid as for now or has the situation changed?
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Swapfiles on high-RAM and SSD systems

tl;dr 22GB RAM, SSD, pagefile, yes/no? Reduce mapped files reserved memory yes/no? how? I am running Windows 7 on my work desktop. It has 22GB of physical RAM. I am running it with an SSD. The ...
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Will SSD work better than HDD with Intel i3 m330 [duplicate]

I have Intel i3 M330 CPU and a HDD in my laptop (it's 5 years old). I was thinking about replacing the HDD drive with SSD Sandisk (read/write 500mb/s). Will I see a considerable improvement in the ...
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What files can take half my mac's disk space

I'm on mac with a 120GB SSD, I don't have much applications and no large files on it. You can see a screen of a Disk Inventory analyse here As you can see in the picture, my SSD is 120GB with only ...
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SSD (SATA) Disk along side RAID with 3 Disks

I have the P6T7 WS motherboard (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T7_WS_SuperComputer/) and wanted to install 4x 4TB drives as a RAID 10 on the ICH10R Serial ATA connectors (6 times) , I have also ...
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Windows 10 Working poorly

I have Windows 10 insider (technically now it's not an insider anymore but let's say that beta) and some days ago it started working like ***. I have my Samsung 850 evo ssd FULLY USED then it's now ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working Win 8.1 X64 , SSD, asus mb

Following a critical win update 2 days ago, the mouse and keyboard no longer work on win 8.1, X64 with SSD though mouse and keyboard work in bios, i have tried the following: I can get into the ...
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Changing SATA speed on HP Probook 6560b with Transcend SSD370

I have an HP Probook 6560b with updated BIOS version F.60 Rev.A (31 Mar 2015) and a Transcend SSD370 256GB SATA 3 SSD. On that I run Debian 8.1 with grub2 (not grub-efi). The default setting in BIOS ...
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virtual box issues and concerns - configure to use hdd rather than ssd?

I decided to give arch a go, first in a virtual machine. I had an issue with only getting 32 bit options but I checked my uefi bios and fixed that. I have installed virtual box on an ssd but I want to ...
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Asus s400 support for SATA

I'd like to upgrade my HDD to a SSD! Unfortunately, I noticed that my Asus s400 has no support for SATA III. I guess, however, that given a SATA II, it whould not be a waste of money to do the ...
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Make another folder my desktop on Mac

I will be buying a new iMac soon but the price to upgrade the storage is horrendous. I started researching and figured out that I could simply buy an external SSD and then store everything onto that. ...
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Restart to repair Drive errors

For a few months now I keep being bugged by Windows about restarting my PC to repair errors the most annoying thing is that even if I restart nothing happens(didn't try this with the SSD yet) I even ...
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Changing I/O scheduler for SSD

I have many CentOS systems, some of them have traditional hard disks, some SSD, and some mix of them. I would like to change scheduler for SSD to deadline. So at runtime I can simply scan check ...
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Solid State Drive + Forced Shutdown

Could doing a forced shutdown by holding down the power button cause damage to a solid state drive? What about cutting off the power supply?
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Something is making pops and clicks in the background of my computer

I have a dedicated music computer. I am running sonar as the DAW. I do not usually use a microphone in, but, every time I do, I get pops and clicks. I have done all of the Windows adjustment, so that ...
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Can a mSATA SSD have a fake capacity

I've heard of USB devices having their firmware rewritten to show that the drives are bigger than what their actual capacity is, but can this happen to a mSATA SSD? The device is an unmarked "Wave" ...
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Second hard drive acting pretty strange

I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS (latest Yosemite) and most of my daily apps off the SDD so the hard drive ...
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How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity?

mSATA SSDs look much smaller than SATA SSDs. How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity? I.e. of of now Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD can't have more than 1 TB, just like the Samsung ...
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Can the Windows\ directory be moved from C: to an external drive?

My SSD C: on Windows-7 Pro is almost full. I've compressed everything. But Windows\ directory keeps growing. Can I move the Windows\ directory to an external hard drive E: ?
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How much does an SSD drive affect multi-tasking performance in an advanced laptop? [closed]

I am curious whether it would be beneficial for me to buy an SSD drive for my new laptop. It is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540-F 8 Gig Ram Core i7 (MQ) – 6 meg cache My typical usage is ...
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How to have both SSD and HDD on a laptop?

I recently bought a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 I want to boost its speed up, so I decided to buy an SSD, but I don't know if it replaces the current HDD or it can be installed beside it, I prefer to keep ...
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Fastest way to backup 650K files (25 GB) between two local SSDs on Win8.1?

Short story: one of my computers died (boot partition is corrupt I think), so I ripped out out the C: drive, plugged it into my other PC, and now I'm trying to get the files off before I reformat it. ...
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SSD upgrade for Mac Mini

My Mac Mini (late 2012 model) has always been a touch on the slow side, and has been even more so ever since I needed to start running a Windows VM within it. I'm planning on upgrading the HDD to an ...
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Chassis for quick changes of SSDs

I'm looking for a way to burn in test a couple of hundred SSDs at the moment. The software side is already existing and working fine. What I need is a way to speed up the process of getting the SSDs ...
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Can Windows XP SP3 32 Bit detect and be installed on SSD?

My desktop PC has Windows XP SP3 32Bit and 320 GB HDD. I am upgrading to an SSD. However would prefer to use XP for now. Plan to do a fresh install. Can XP be installed on an SSD? If I correctly ...
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Using SSD will reduce RAM cache?

I have Laptop having 16GB RAM with normal HDD, I am using windows 8.1 and now it is taking 8GB RAM as cache. My question is, If I use SSD, will it reduce cache size in RAM as SSD is fast enough to ...