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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Will any SATA hard drive work with any SATA motherboard?

This is the motherboard I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024 My question is can I use any SATA hdd/ssd with this? ( as In SATA I, II, or III?) will a 6 Gb/s hdd work ...
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running low on disk space

I am using Windows 7 installed on a 120 Gb SSD. Today I have noticed, that there is only 2GB of free space left on it, so I started to clean things up. I realized that only my user profile takes ...
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Usefulness of badblock on modern storage media

If I understand it correctly, badblocks just writes somewhat elaborate patterns to the supplied block device and reads it back. With modern hard drives doing extensive caching, sometimes have included ...
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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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Cyclic Variation of SSD free disk space: WinDirStat results

When I first start my PC it says I have only have 1.1 GB free space! However when I restart it says 11.4 GB, if I then restart again it goes back to 1.1GB and so on. The actual figures are getting ...
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Move PageFile to another disk [on hold]

I would like to remove the pagefile from my SSD drive to my 1TB hard drive. The answer below goes a long way to solving the problem. How can I move the page file to another physical disk location? ...
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Intel RS3UC080(LSI3008) + Samsung Evo 840 = slow writing performance?

I am getting pretty slow writing performance in comparison with my Z87 board. Does anybody know if these results are to be expected out of the Intel RS3UC080 or what the problem might be if there is ...
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Del Inspiron laptop no longer able to detect SSD

My Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop was working fine when it suddenly broke down. When it boots, it shows the error message: "No hard drive detected, please try to resolve the issue by reseating the drive." ...
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OCZ RevoDrive W7 migration issues to Samsung 850 EVO

trying to migrate W7 from OCZ revodrive to samsung ssd via the migration tool samsung provides. The cloning process seems to go through ok, but for some reason, it creates 2 partitions on the samsung ...
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After upgrading to an SSD, lost access to Windows refresh options. How do I get it back?

I upgraded my notebook from a spinning disk to an SSD. It's smaller (1TB vs 500GB), but by shrinking the main Windows partition I was able to fit all data, including the recovery partitions. However, ...
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Small SSD to Large SDD cloning, why isn't it allocating remainder of space?

I'm upgrading from a 120gb PNY SSD to a 500gb Samsung 850 SSD. I cloned the 120gb SSD using EaseUS Todo Backup onto the larger SSD. But it seemed to copy the setup of my smaller drive. So on my ...
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What's the technical difference between a flash drive and an SSD?

I was just reading this question on backups with flash drives, but I was not quite sure why SSDs would be better than flash drives for backups. To me, solid-state drives look like larger versions of ...
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How to manage space effectively on a small SSD

How do you manage disk space on a small SSD? I bought a new PC that came with a 128GB SSD (local disk) and 1TB internal drive. The OS takes up most of the space on the SSD. From the moment I turned ...
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Upgrade options for Lenovo 3000 C100 laptop

My father uses a very old Lenovo 3000 C100. Right now it has 2 GB RAM (increased long time ago by some shop) and a 40 GB hard drive. Windows XP was replaced by Windows 7 and it works ok. How much ...
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Is it possible for SSD to mis-diagnose its lifespan S.M.A.R.T parameter?

I have my crucial M4 256GB SSD for a little over 2 years, always had windows 7 on it, the SMART data never showed any problem, the last time I check I think the SMART reported 80% lifespan left on the ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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Is a USB pen/flash drive susceptible to data loss at elevated temperature? [on hold]

This article drew my attention recently. It writes to say Cox warned that the period of time data is retained on some solid-state drives is halved for every 9°F (or 5°C) rise in temperature where ...
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Computer boots up automatically when given power and screen shows no display?

I have a strange problem with my computer that I am building. I had to replace the original mobo (Asrock fatal1ty H97) due to compatibility issues (the system did boot up correctly with this mobo) , I ...
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fio: can't generate filenames based on jobnames

I am trying to benchmark performance using fio. Unfortunately I have some issues with fio (2.2.8 from git) and the interpretation of the manual. The manual reads (line 142, HOWTO): If no filename ...
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Fix BSOD error 0x7B without reinstallation

I recently upgraded my machine from a z87 platform to an X99 platform (specifically the Asus x99 Deluxe + 5930k), and when I went to transfer my old SSD containing Windows 7 Pro x64 to the new build, ...
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When using old SSD on a new laptop, the internet cannot connect

I recently bought a new laptop, and I just took the SSD from the old laptop and use it in the new laptop. So I didn't reinstall windows (8.1 64 bit), it's still the old one, but I did install all the ...
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Windows 10 - Hidden Program Files on another drive

I've just installed Windows 10 on my SSD. I wanted to install some programs on my bigger HDD so my SSD doesn't get full. So I wanted to create the folder "Programme" (I'm german) on my HDD (F:) but ...
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Which is safer: upgrading to SSD or never touching internals?

This is a question about risk. Solid-state storage drives are believed to generate less heat than mechanical drives. Large variations in temperature are bad for the longevity of notebook computers. ...
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64GB vs 128GB SSD cache drive

I have a Lenovo Y510p which I've had for about a year. After adding some RAM the other day I saw that it has an open m2 NGFF slot into which I can put a SSD drive. So I'm planning on buying a SSD ...
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How to raid 0 on laptop

I Have N56 laptop, so i decided to upgrade it using pair of 250gb ssd drives(the secondary could attached instead of optical drive). Now i want raid them to increase the performance. after some ...
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Triple boot 3 OS's on 3 separate SSD's

I am attempting to set up a system with 3 separate OS's (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 TP) all on three separate SSD's. I can currently boot into each one if I use a boot override via the UEFI BIOS on my ...
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Multiple PCIe Controllers

I am trying to exceed the 6Gb/s barrier of SATA3 I want to use RAID 0 on multiple SSD's and I am trying to come up with a (relatively inexpensive solution) I have 40 available PCIe lanes /16 are being ...
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ssd not recognized by windows 7

So I recently got a 2.5" 500GB SATA3 SSD (Crucial MX200) and a USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA3 adapter. When I try plugging the SSD into my laptop via USB3 I'd expect the drive to show up in Disk Management in ...
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Files and folders suddenly vanishing on ssd

Recently, I built my mother a computer. It has a Crucial CT256MX100 SSD as the boot drive, along with a few other HDDs for backup and large file storage. She runs Win7. For some reason, every 2-5 ...
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Migrate Windows 8.1 to a bigger SSD [duplicate]

I am running out of space on my old SSD with Windows 8.1 on it. I want to purchase a bigger SSD and perform migration without affecting already installed programs, settings, etc. Can someone suggest ...
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Building a new PC - PCI-E lanes and how do they work

I'm looking to build a new gaming PC that will last a while. I want to use a PCI-E x8 SSD + GTX 780 SLI in this build. Now i'm looking around on the web to see what i need to support this in terms of ...
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Storage reliable measurement standard for sd card, sata hard disk, ssd hard disk

Is there a measurement standard that measure the reliability for the following storage devices: sd card sata hard disk (regardless 2.5 or 3.5 inch) ssd hard disk (regardless 2.5 or 3.5 inch) ...
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Why Apple SSD SM0256F S.M.A.R.T. not supported?

I bought a MacBook Pro with Retina Display MGX82 with an Apple SSD 256, but in the system information the SSD drive has the status S.M.A.R.T. status set as being “Not Supported.” Why? Full system ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology made HDD dissapear

Recently my laptop stopped booting windows. When I turned it on, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 12.7.0.1936 window showed up and said, that one of my SSD volume is disabled and asked me to press ...
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Should I use an SSD or HDD to hash lots of data?

Purely in terms of drive life which will be better for hashing hundreds of thousands of files - SSD or HDD? Background - My HDD has files which I want to hash and compare with data in a spreadsheet, ...
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Replacing my hdd with ssd and placing hdd in odd drive bay

Hey guys i am thinking to upgrade to an ssd by removing my hdd and placing the ssd in place of the hdd and placing the hdd in the odd drive bay using a hdd caddy. Now the problem is that the odd sata ...
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Complicated SSD Firmware Issue

I was using software from crucial.com called Crucial Storage Executive to upgrade the firmware on my MX100 SSD from version MU01 to MU02 on my Toshiba Windows 8.1 laptop. After the update began, the ...
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Win 8.1 turns off at start after I removed secondary HDD

I have SSD drive, on which Win 8.1 is installed, and booted from. I also have 3 other HDDs connected, not RAID or something. I have removed one of them, and after next start PC turned off unexpectedly ...
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“Downgrading” from Win 8.1 HDD to Win 7 on SSD install

I have a brand new Lenovo M93p with a nice 7200 HDD. I have a 500 Gb SSD in my laptop (which I plan to move into the desktop). I want to downgrade from 8.1 to 7 on the new machine and am not at all ...
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SSD with unusual behavior

So, i got a SSD a few weeks ago and started using it as my secondary storage device (specially really large files that i have to use often) and i noticed it "freezes" and just disappears from the ...
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Computer components keep failing! Could it be my PSU?

Less than a year ago, a friend and I built my computer, and ever since I've had outrageous hardware problems. First the Windows 8 installation my 1 TB HDD was continuously corrupted, forcing me to ...
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Lots of BSODs with new SDD on Windows 8.1 x64 pro

I bought a Samsung 850 EVO 120GB about 1month ago. I installed Win 8.1 x64 pro on it and since than my PC is almost useless because I get all sorts of BSODs (currently at 20) which aren't present with ...
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Is it possible to accelerate my data drive using the same SSD Windows is installed on using Intel SRT?

I have a 240GB SSD with Windows 7 installed. It also has an unallocated 64GB partition, which I reserved to use Intel Smart Response Technology. I would like to accelerate a mechanical drive that is ...
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What are the benefit tradeoffs between having multiple SSD's vs. one large one with multiple partitions?

I often see SSD prices the same per GB, for example whether you buy 120 GB ($55) vs 240 GB ($110) (w/ same brand and model), so there is not a cost advantage. I would like fast performance for some of ...
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Can't install Windows 7 x64 on SSD drive

The title explains my whole problem, I had Windows 7 installed multiple times on the same SSD drive. But when I attempted to reinstall it last night it gives me this error(translated from dutch): We ...
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Samsung SSD connected to Sata III but only shows Sata II

my laptop specifications state that I have a SATA III interface however Samsung Magician states I only have SATA II. I have tried updating all my drivers for the interface and I am still faced with ...
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Can I replace the WD My Cloud 2TB HDD with a small SSD?

With regards to this NAS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Cloud-Personal-Storage-NAS/dp/B00FOKN7FG Can the internal 2 TB HDD be replaced with a 120 GB SSD drive? I don't care about the space reduction. ...
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Black screen after resume from hibernate

Here's my config: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) i5 + 8GB (1600MHz) Samsung 850 Pro (256GB) My disk is giving me around 540MB/sec read speed, so I get a resume time of about 15-17 seconds which is ...
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Different SHA1 result every time I check, bad drive?

I was attempting to download and run the Windows 10 Insider Preview, but after a few failed boots and installation errors, I decided to test the SHA1 sum before committing. I noticed that every time ...
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Linux partitioning with SSD and HDD

I bought a SSD to re-install Linux Mint on it and use my old HDD to store my personnal data...This way my computer might run faster. I will to partition the disks as follow. / on SSD /home on HDD ...