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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recovering data from a troublesome Intel SSD: 8MB bug and impossibility to SET_MAX_ADDRESS

I'm trying to find a way to recover the content of a SSDSA2BW16G3H unit, that is a 320 series, 160GB, that appears to reject the SET_MAX_ADDRESS command. Brief outline of the problem: some Intel ...
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Windows 8.1 on 2 drive accessible from first?

I'll explain this as well as I can. I've got a SSD 250GB and Sata3 HDD 500GB. I'm using windows 8.1 SSD has main profile login via E-mail (Used for gaming and general use) HDD will be used for ...
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How to delete partitions from a bitlocker ssd on tablet

Let me start off by saying usually when I come across this I just take the drive out and hook to another comp and delete that way. I am pretty sure the ssd is on-board. ALSO SO EVERYONE IS ON THE ...
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What is this SSD in my laptop

I have a laptop running Kubuntu. This laptop comes with a 32GB SSD inside. Is it a drive that I may store any old files on it? If possible, I would like to put my operating system onto it so I may ...
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Is there a driver to turn free fast hard drive space (SSD) into more ram? [on hold]

A long shot, but as RamDrives that turn free RAM into a hard disk exist I wondered if drivers that do exactly the opposite exist? I have a Windows 8 Thinkpad 8 which is crippled with only 2 gigs of ...
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How can one Windows 7 corrupt second one on different SSD?

Words of true desperation: Several days ago, my system SSD broke, so I send it for RMA. I was in last step of making my bachelor thesis, so I had to be up and running. I used my second, older 60GB ...
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SSD with 64bit windows 8.1 won't boot when put in older computer

I wanted to demonstrate to my friends the impact a faster disk can have on overall performance, but on some of these older computers (they do have 64 bit processors and sata ports however) the boot ...
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folder and associated files are “missing” but their size still exists

I turned on my external SSD hard drive today (64GB) to find that an entire folder was missing. It contained about 23GB of info, and none of it shows up in windows explorer. Programs trying to access ...
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Windows 7 SSD hidden after Diskpart clean

I've just used the diskpart in CMD to clean my new SSD, but after this it suddenly disappeared. I can still see it in diskpart, but I cannot see it as a drive under Windoes 7 "computer" in the start ...
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Install Windows 7 on SSD (from a windows machine)

I have connected my SSD from my new computer, to my allready working computer. I would now like to install Windoes 7 on it, so that I can just plug it into the new computer and have windows working ...
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Mac SSD freezing & I/O error

6 months ago I've added a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB) on the back of the superdrive and enabled TRIM. It's still as fast as it was when I bought it. Since some days my mac randomly freezes twice a ...
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Windows 7 installation is not finding system partition

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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Windows 8 wrongly detects my Raid1 HDD as Solid state disk

I have upgraded my machine from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 (this is the only available upgrade path to keep my files, settings AND applications). My system is setup as follows: 2 x ...
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Windows 7 “No partition found” for my SSD drive

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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dual boot windows 8.1 + ubuntu on a 1TB hdd + 24GB ssd

I want to buy a new laptop partly for gaming but also for some work which I do on linux. I have preselected HP Envy 17-j100ec, which has almost my desired configuration, but I am not sure about the ...
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Using ExpressCache to speed up pagefiling?

I have ExpressCache installed, with a roughly 10gb free space on my SDD cache. What if I tell it to do the following: eccmd -preload C:\pagefile.sys?! Would that result in an speed-up in my ...
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SSD Cache probabely not doing its job

I have an Asus s400 with a 24gb SSD for caching. As far as I know this cache drive should be used when RAM is over-weighted, right? I have a 4gb RAM, 2.5 of which is occupied by Win8 itself, leaving a ...
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How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought around 2011. How do I know what level of SATA the internal hard drive interface supports? This is the About This Mac: And this is what the SATA section of the ...
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Expresscache doesn't show information or statistics

After installing Expresscache from scratch on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U3C), I ran eccmd -partition 1 (as drive 1 is the ssd) and I can confirm that there is a new partition created. However ...
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How to identify what type of SATA drive my laptop can take?

I have a 2011ish MacBook Pro. I want to upgrade its hard drive, but I am having trouble identifying: What would be compatible my laptop. For instance, this SSD is SATA III. How do I find out if my ...
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Windows 8 Install SSD Issues

I'm having an annoying problem regarding installing Windows 8 on my SSD. I have a 40gb ssd (Corsair F40) which I'm trying to install Windows 8 on by using a flash drive. When running setup, the ssd is ...
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Is there any precautions I should take when using an ssd instead of an hdd?

The only thing I'm aware of so far is that you shouldn't defrag a solid state drive or that ruins the life expectancy of it. Is there anything else? What about 3rd party programs like ccleaner. I have ...
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Do programs on an SSD load faster?

I'm buying a SSD tomorrow. I want to move Windows onto the SSD and I'm wondering, should I just put the OS on the ssd and all my programs and personal stuff on a hdd? Or put everything on the SSD? ...
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Long-term media failure rates [on hold]

I am keen to know the long-term annual failure rates of hard-drive,flash, optical media, and tape. I have seen BackBlaze's study and Google's work on this which showed hard drives having approximately ...
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How to copy bootable SSD (multiple partitions) to HDD and then to a new SSD?

My 15" late 2013 Retina MBP has a bootable 1TB SSD. I want to back it up to a 1.5TB HDD and then restore it to a (potentially) new bootable 1TB SSD at a later date. Sorry if this has been asked ...
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how to manage SSD / HDD links with Crashplan

I'm using Crashplan on my Mac, with a SSD OS drive, and internal HDD for data (Documents folder). I made a symbolic link from the SDD to HDD for the documents folder, which works fine for things like ...
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Installing ssd in 27 inch 2011 iMac

I want to replace my SSD with the HDD inside my iMac and then move the HDD to the optical drive. Is this possible? I have read that I can install my SSD where the optical drive is, but I'm wondering ...
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Thinkpad hotswap second ssd

I have a Thinkpad T520 with 2 SSDs. One is installed in the internal bay and the other in a hdd caddy. Sometimes I Want to use the DVD drive. Would it be safe to swap the 2nd SSD with the DVD drive ...
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Install Windows 8.1, Ubuntu with dual boot, + SSD caching system for both of them

So i have a 500GB Hard drive, and a 32GB SSD drive. (Dell Inspiron 14Z-5423) When i first received my computer, it was fast on booting (14sec), and then i tried to install Ubuntu and i messed up, and ...
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How can I efficiently transfer a large file using a smaller external disk?

I need to transfer a large (multi-terabyte) file from one Linux computer to another. I have a 1TB external SSD drive that seems like it's the fastest way in terms of bandwidth. My best guess right now ...
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How does SSD wear-leveling work on software-encrypted drives?

I'm using LUKS/dmcrypt to encrypt my SSD boot drive. How does wear-leveling and effective garbage collection/TRIM work on encrypted SSD partitions?
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Native Boot differencing VHD with parent from different volume

Is there a way how to boot Windows 7 from a differencing VHD which is located on different drive than its parent VHD? Here is appropriate part of output of bcdedit command: Windows Boot Loader ...
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PC with SSD VERY Slow after Power Outage

I am on a HP Pavilion PC with a SSD drive for the main/OS drive, and runnning windows 7. Typically a book takes < 15 seconds from power on to login to arriving at desktop. After a power outage / ...
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Boot Hp Pavilion from SSD

I just bought a brand new Pavilion 17-F050ND. I changed the dvd drive for an SSD. I cloned the HHD to the SSD. Now I want to use my SSD as a startup drive. Have tried various boot settings. But at the ...
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Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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SSD not shown in My Computer

I have a 24GB SSD, and isn't being shown in My Computer. I looked it up in Disk Management and found it, but it says the SSD is a primary partition. I tried to format it but there is only "Help" on ...
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Installing windows 7 on a new Samsung 840 EVO SSD

I was replacing a broken HDD with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. The instructions were all images as if it was a piece of furniture, with no instructions for a blank install, so obviously something went ...
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Does it make sense to install a SATA3 SSD in a notebook with SATA2?

I have a notebook with SATA2 interface. Most of the SSD drives have SATA3 and performance about 500 MBps (while SATA2 handles up to 300 MBps). Does it mean it makes little sense to install an SSD ...
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Unstable since I moved my user file from C: drive (SSD) using a junction

I used this method: http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/2009/05/18/how-to-move-your-windows-user-profile-to-another-drive/ to move my user file from my SSD C: drive to another disk in my computer. ...
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Dell XPS - can I put windows on an SSD?

I'm looking at buying this for my son to do gaming: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=cdx8743&model_id=xps-8700 But it will really need an SSD drive and extra memory. I can save a few ...
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SSD connected through usb3 / sata

Is there performance difference for ssd drive connected through usb3 or sata? Im need to use ssd as external drive (usb3) and like to know if there is some performance overhead using adapter... ...
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Cloning my 1 TB HD to my 250 GB SSD

I have bought the Samsung 840 EVO SSD of 250 GB. I have put the SSD in my laptop in stead of my DVD player using a HHD Caddy. Now the samsung SSD comes with a data migration tool. Have numerous times ...
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hdparm does not report a Security section

I have a Kingspec PATA SSD that I want to erase the data on using secure_erase, but any attempts to use hdparm results in an Input/output error. # hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/sda ...
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Attach SSD next to the RAID

I have an IBMX3200M3 with a 4 HDD in RAID1 and now I trying to attach an extra SSD just to a SATA port on motherboard... After system fails to boot up from the RAID and anything and i finish up to ...
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Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
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Can super glue be used to attach an SSD to a metal holder? [closed]

I bought an SSD, and it doesn't fit as my computer has a 3.5-inch hard disk drive. Can I use superglue to attach it to the metal hard disk drive holder or should I buy and adapter and wait?
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How to define a height of optical drive of my laptop?

I have a eMachines E732G-382G32Mnkk. I want to install SSD instead of DVD-RW (MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8A0AS). I need a optical bay drive, but there are two heights for optical bay drives – 9.5mm and 12mm. ...
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Is my OS installed onto my SSD?

I ordered a new laptop that came with a 500 GB HDD, so I added a 128 GB SSD. I kind of assumed they would install the OS onto the SSD since in my experience that has been the norm. I'm pretty sure ...
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System freeze after new SSD Crucial MX100 256GB

My system freezes within a minute after login after I new SSD Crucial M100 256GB. My freeze I mean the system gets not responsive and the Task Manager show Active Time 100% but read and write speeds ...