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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Installing an SSD on my SATA 2 equipped notebook

With a negligible amount of knowledge concerning PC hardware I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade my Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E-K02UB notebook with an SSD. I didn't even know where to start so I ...
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Change root '/' partition to another disk

I bought a new SSD and I want to transfer my current / directory there without loosing any data. I already copied the files to the SSD using a livecd but I don't know how to tell the system than now ...
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Accessing HDD with Freedos installed from OS installed on SSD

I recently bought a Gigabyte P25W v2 that came with FreeDos installed on an internal HDD. As a promotional offer, I also received an mSATA SSD drive, which I installed immediately. I installed Windows ...
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SSD Power OFF duration

I am trying to find the power OFF duration of the Delkin SSD. If a SSD is Powered ON and Powered OFF and then Powered ON, Can I know the Power OFF duration? Is there any Smart data with which I can ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 on a 16GB SSD?

So I just got a small SSD to use. It's not big, but quite small - 16GB. However I think it'd speed things up in my old HP 8530W a LOT. But Windows 8 by default is way too big for that. Is there a ...
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ Upgraded SSD and OS on that new SSD

Why I am doing this: I download the wrong graphics card driver update and now my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying several things with NVIDIA, including installing the right driver, and ...
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Ubuntu formatted drive not visible on macbook pro or windows desktop

I have an older SSD (12.04 installed on it, encrypted) that was inside an ubuntu server, this particular server is on its last leg so I removed the SSD and tried mounting it on my mac to format it, ...
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Various OS X problems installed on regular hardware after a month of solid work

i'm not really sure if hackintosh-related questions are allowed but I couldn't find a statement that it's clearly forbidden anywhere so, in case it is - sorry I have a 10.9.4 OS X Mavericks which ...
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What is Embedded Lockdown Manager

Embedded Lockdown Manager. I've just installed an ssd 240 GB drive to my system running win 8.1 and everything is fine but I've just noticed Embedded Lockdown Manager in my programs. I didn't install ...
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fstab and cache- howto set for the best usage of SSD?

I have few questions regarding the fstab used for SSD optimalization. I found two versions of ho to set up some space for cache files tmpfs /home/user/.cache/spotify/Storage tmpfs size=10% ...
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swap\pagefile of 2 levels

Lets assume I want to assign 2GB to swap(linux)/pagefile(windows) on SSD, and 16GB more on HDD. Is that possible to use the space on SSD as level 1 of virtual memory, and the space on HDD as level 2 ? ...
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Does the following mean my SSD is about to fail?

[iceguru@stuxnet ~]$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [x86_64-linux-3.14.21-1-MANJARO] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, ...
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Formatting the SSD with one partition or two?

I am preparing to format all my drives and install the Windows 8.1 now that I purchased the 850 Pro 256GB. What I'm trying to ask is: Is it better to create a partition only for Windows (around ...
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safe to delete EFI system partition (win7) on old drive after cloning?

a while back I cloned my old installation of win7 from my HDD to a new SSD using the tools provided by Samsung (if I remember correctly). I know I should have done a clean new install, but that's not ...
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Is my SSD runing AHCI mode?

So I switched my BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI, and when I booted up in windows 7 it reinstalled the drivers for my SSD. But I can't seem to find if it's currently running in AHCI mode or not. I've ...
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How can I manage partitions on Windows 7 Install?

On my home desktops I have an SSD as a primary disk, then a larger SATA disk as a secondary. The thing is, when I install Windows 7 on the SSD, the 100MB "System Reserved" system partition is built on ...
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Make Windows boot faster on SSHD

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with a SSDH consisting of 500GB + 8GB. When I first installed Windows 8.1 the boot time was about 10 seconds. Now, after a two months of using it, the boot time increased to ...
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Do you need to reinstall Windows 8 if you want to use a SSD Drive?

I've heard that if you clone Windows 8 over to an SSD from an HDD that you will not get the SSD drivers which help windows 8 take full advantage of using the SSD like TRIM ect... Is it required to ...
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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can ...
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Moving Files Slow Even With SSD

I 'upgraded' to a Samsung 840 Evo SSD drive, and whilst moving some files around on my drive, its slowed to a crawl. Heres a video example: http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c26DiTej3e My machine ...
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Will it degrade my SSD life if I use a dualboot of Windows and Ubuntu?

I read somewhere that SSDs weren't made to be partitioned, and I have no idea about the validity of that affirmation. I have just installed Windows on a Samsung 840 EVO 250Gb SSD, and I want to ...
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Which has faster read/write speeds an external hdd raid or external single ssd

I want to move data to an external hard drive AS FAST AS POSSIBLE and I was wondering whether it would be better to have 2 HDD (7200 rpm or higher 500GB each) in an enclosure running RAID 0 or a ...
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Linux: locking root filesystem to read-only

I have an industrial computer (read: no keyboard/mouse/monitor except during maintenance) which will control some machinery. The operating system will be Linux (I would prefer OpenSuSE, but it's not a ...
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Grub 2.02 on vacation after first boot - Arch on mSATA USB

I have a freshly installed Arch Linux LVM inside a LUKS container all nestled on an external USB SSD. Although I have no problem with the Arch system itself, I do have a problem with Grub. After the ...
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How to know in Windows 8 if TRIM is enabled in SSD hard drive?

I have a SSD drive and Windows 8 installed. Where can I find if my drive has trim activated?
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Encrypting boot SSD and data drive

I use a 120GB SSD as my boot/system drive, and I have a 1TB SSHD that I use as a data drive. Many of my applications are stored on the SSHD, and Windows does not function properly if the data drive is ...
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Does Windows optimise differently for SSD installation?

I have two solid state hard drives in two different laptops, a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB and a Crucial MX100 512GB. I got the Samsung first and in that machine it absolutely flies, with a Windows rating ...
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Removing GRUB when migrating to SSD

I have an SSD that I would like to migrate windows to. It previously had Ubuntu installed. After reformatting the hardrive, then using cloning software to clone the windows onto it, I tried to boot to ...
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Is it bad to move my laptop (or change its orientation) while its on if it has a Solid State Drive?

I am thinking of putting a solid state hard drive in my computer. Besides from the obvious major beneficial factor of upgraded read/write speeds i also have this habit of ALWAYS turning off my laptop ...
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Error installing Windows 8.1

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD (USB flash drive and UEFI Boot). I don't know where the error is coming from, I've already ...
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Sparse file performance on Windows with an SSD

Does anyone have any data or experience with sparse file performance on SSDs under Windows, with the NTFS filesystem? It seems like performance should be excellent since seek time is effectively ...
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How to clean (re)install of Windows 8 OEM to a new SSD?

I know this was asked many times, however I have not found an exact answer or method suitable for Asus. (closest question, but no clear answer: Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key) I ...
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Intel SRT OS Installation

I ve been looking around and read about SRT technology. Usually, if you have a large SSD, people recommend to put the OS on the SSD and ignore SRT and just use the HDD for data, because SRT uses only ...
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How to recover RAID0 lost after a upgrade to Windows 8.1

How can I recover software RAID 0 after formatting my primary OS drive? I had the same issue as this post : I was previously running Windows 7 on a machine that had 4 physical drives and 1 SSD for ...
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Can I add a second hard drive to my Dell Inspiron i660s?

Is it possible to add a second hard drive? I would like to have more space on my computer but I don't know if I can add a hard drive. In fact, I would like to add a solid state disk, but I haven't ...
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system restart on alienware mx17 maxed my harddrive [duplicate]

I did a full factory restore to my alienware mx17 when windows was reinstalled from factory disk it took up around 170 GB of my 225 GB SSD drive any answers on whey this would be?
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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Effectiveness of Intel Rapid Response with Larger Capacity SSDs

The performance benchmarks that I've seen regarding the use of Intel Smart Response with ~60GB SSDs seem to indicate that Smart Response can provide overall better performance than an OS installation ...
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Can a Dell OptiPlex 745 accommodate an SSD?

I have an older Dell OptiPlex 745, which has a 0RF705 motherboard, containing ATA drive controllers. I went into BIOS and BIOS said there were SATA drives attached. This PC has no PCIe slots, just ...
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If a computer has 22gb ssd that is “100% free” … what is it really doing?

I am a Windows newbie, and just ran into a computer with 22GB SSD drive and a 1TB normal hard drive. The SSD drive according to diskmgmt.msc says its space is 100% free. What does this mean? Also, ...
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Vagrant failing on Booting VM

Update Found this post https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63556 There are security issues with 4.3.16r95972. I upgraded to 4.3.17 r96342 and everything is ...
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Windows 8.1 suddenly booting slowly, ntfs event id 98 appearing in the system log for each drive

This morning my PC took much longer to boot than normal, 60 seconds instead of the usual 10 or so. Investigating the event viewer I see that now on every boot there's an ntfs event 98, example below, ...
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Upgrading to SSD in an old laptop with SATA controller Intel 82801IBM/IEM

I have an old Sony laptop with Intel's 82801IBM/IEM SATA controller. Now, I am planning to buy a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Will this SSD be compatible with my laptop. I am not that good in hardware ...
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Video editing software on SSD. What are the advantages? [closed]

I haven't migrated my OS to the SSD drive, but I wonder what the advantages are of installing programs like Premiere Pro and After Effects on a SSD. Usually, when I run it from the HDD, the HDD stays ...
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Install ubuntu(msata) alongside win8(hard disk)

I have a lenovo Y400. I have installed a 256 gb ssd drive on the empty mSata port. I would like to install ubuntu 14 on the ssd and keep Windows 8 intact on the hard drive. I would like to see Ubuntu ...
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How to run SSD in XP with SATA hard drive to IDE adapter

Any tips please? I have a 840 EVO SSD, a SATA Hard Drive to IDE (ATA-133/100) UDMA PATA Adapter and XP. I have an old Dell Dimension 4550 with a soon to fail HD so since I have a spare SSD, want to ...
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Is playing a file from an external HDD considered a “write” to my (boot) SSD?

I realize my question may sound utterly stupid, but I'd rather know the answer for sure before I decide my course of action. It all started yesterday when I read that: Storing large media files on ...
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Lifespan of an APPLE SSD SM0256F?

I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the approximate lifespan of Apple's Latest MacBook's SSD Disks -- APPLE SSD SM0256F. What would be the lifespan I could expect? Also, is this a ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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When an SSD finally reach its end of life, can you still read its data?

For "end of life" I mean when some of the SSD cells won't erase anymore, and the S.O. starts complaining about write failures. When this finally happens, will I still be able to safely copy all of ...