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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How to make a hard disk inaccessible in Windows 8?

I installed two Windows 8. One for work and one for entertainment. They are on separate drives (the first system is on a SSD and the second system is on a HDD). Since I will probably install some ...
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Dual boot with SSD and hard drive

I have a PC with an SSD drive containing Windows 7 and a hard drive for files. The harddrive has about 500GB of free space. I want to install Windows 8 on a new partition. Can I setup the partition ...
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Non-System Disk Utilization is High

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, and for the couple of months I've had it, disk usage for non-system disks (aka, all disks except C:/) is almost always much higher than the drive Windows is installed on (C:/). ...
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What can cause this corruption on NTFS? (External SSD)

Note: This is not an easy question. Please read and undertand the entire post before answering. I witnessed strange corruption behavior today that I've never seen before. All computers run Windows ...
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How to activate overprovisioning on SanDisk SSD

I have SanDisk x210 SSD, I read that overprovisioning can increase durability, however I cannot find a way to activate it. Is it possible for SanDisk SSD to use some custom application and set it.
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orginal broken part from samsung, can't replace with unbroken

I have samsung NP550P5C laptop and I wanted to replace dvd driver with ssd. I took off dvd drive, and try to put ssd with case. but It doesn't fit. after that It made me wonder why It doesn't fit like ...
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Acer laptop won't recognize SSDs

I bought an Acer Aspire e1-472g-6844, and am trying to replace the HDD with SSD. I have tried 2 different SSDs (both from Crucial, but different models) and neither one works. I have tried 3 different ...
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SSD Setup OS/Programs/Documents

I am trying to configure a new computer using SSD's. Am leaning toward the following configuration: 1) SSD of about 120GB solely for OS 2) SSD of about 120GB solely for programs I would use (MS ...
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Data error cyclic redundancy check ssd

Windows 7 doesn't recognize my SSD drive. When I go to disk management, it shows a message to initialize it (image no.1) but when I press OK to do that, one another message appears and says: Data ...
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install windows 8.1 pro on ssd m2

I'm working on a thinkpad t440s which running linux on primary SSD disk. I recently bought a second disk a SSD M2 which is totally working on linux and detected by the windows setup program. But, I ...
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Accidentally Deleted SSD and expresscache

It's almost been 2 years since I bought an Acer Aspire S3-951-6464 ultrabook, but last night I accidentally deleted all the partitions including the SSD while I was working on LFS. I know my ...
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Computer can be powered on once after new SSD install

My computer has a strange behavior since I installed a new SSD (Samsung Evo 840). When I pushed start button the first time after connecting the new internal SSD everything was ok. I managed to ...
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Is it legal for a 3rd party to clone a drive? [on hold]

I have a 256GB SSD that has my OS, and I want to effectively increase its capacity to 1TB. I contacted a local computer tech to see if he could clone my current SSD onto a new SSD. He initially quoted ...
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Intel Rapid Storage: Error Occured(0,1)

A friend of mine is experiencing this problem. Every time the machine starts this error Error Occurred(0,1) is shown as at the next picture: Then in Windows the RST utility shows this error ...
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ext4 vs btrfs performance on SSD array

I am observing something that I cannot explain. I am trying to come up with a good filesystem configuration using HP P420i controller and SSDs. Out of curiosity I have tried BTRFS (still unstable so I ...
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Boot drive does not show up under boot priority

I build myself a PC about a year and a half ago and something odd has recently happened. I have an SSD as my boot drive that had the operating system among some of my other heavily used programs. I ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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Can I use the controller of an external hard disk to connect a SSD to a USB port?

Can I use a 2.5" Intel SSD with the USB SATA adapter from a My Password external drive? The adapter looks like this: Has anyone tried it? Did it explode?
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How to fill the space gap when replacing a notebook hard drive for a slimmer one?

I just changed my notebook hard drive to a SSD one and it turns up that the SSD one is a bit thinner. I've read in a few places like here and here where some have used a cardboard to fill the gap, but ...
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Does writing to SSD influence SSD Read spead?

I use my SSD to read and write at the same time, and I found that writing influences read performance quite a lot. Example: Without write, my read may be X MB/s, but with write, my read became 0.5X ...
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How much faster is SSD compared to regular hard drive?

http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/solid-state-hybrid/desktop-solid-state-hybrid-drive/ Some says that using hybrid drive is 4 times faster. Some says it depend on data read. SSD is only ...
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Grub Installation Failed: Fatal Error … now what I do?

I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. I am a beginner @ Linux. So I have a PC with a HDD (hard disk ...
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SSDs on Express Card thing? [closed]

My Dell Latitude notebook has an Express Card slot and I was wondering what could I stuff in there. Are there any SSDs that can be connected to EC?
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Installing Windows 8 on SSHD. Drive not recognized?

I've been trying to install Windows 8 on a new Seagate 1TB SSHD that I got. I managed to make a UEFI bootable USB drive, and installing Windows 8 went fine. But then after the installation it tried to ...
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Moving one hard disc from one MacBook to other one

I'd like to move my 512 gb sad from my old macbook to the new one. But I am not sure I'd face issues with it ? Backing up the entire one with time machine and restoring to the new one is quite ...
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Boost Up My Old Laptop Using a SSD

I have an old laptop Lenovo SL400 (Core2Duo T9550 2.66GHz / 4GB DDR2 RAM). Since I can't afford to buy a new laptop, I thought maybe I could throw an ADATA SP600 64GB SSD as primary drive and move ...
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Installation Optimisation With Limited SSD Space

Tomorrow, I need to rebuild a windows 7 machine due to various issues. It currently has a 500GB HDD as the primary drive, with a 120GB SSD. As a developer, I need to keep as much space free as I can ...
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trying to image new machine with 2 SSDs in RAID 0

so I have a machine that we ordered from dell that we are putting our company's image on. this is a custom build with 2 256GB SSDs that I am trying to put on a raid 0 configuration. the problem I am ...
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Can I control which physical volume(s) in a volume group will be used first?

I just set up my swap to use LVM, with a volume group that contains two physical volumes: one partition on an SSD and one partition on an HDD (because the space available on my SSD wasn't large enough ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a tablet

I got my hands on a Samsung XE700T1A, one of the ones handed out at one of the early Windows 8 BUILD conferences. It's been upgraded from Windows 7 and recovered from an image at some point, so there ...
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How to determine if / ensure that a second-hand storage device is safe to use?

I am going to buy a SSD from someone who works in the same company, but even so is a complete stranger to me. Maybe I am a little paranoid, but is there a way to check if it is safe to use? Or is ...
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Free space on SSD (over provisioning) per disk or per partition?

It is recommended to keep some percentage of an SSD free for relocation ( Is free space required on a SSD for performance? ). However, is this rule meant per partition or per disk (whole SSD)? So, ...
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Broke my RAID. hp dv4-5100 with 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD

I was having trouble installing Ubuntu, presumably cuz Ubuntu got confused with the RAID configuration of the HDD and SDD. So i found a thread that explained the issue a little, but skipped some ...
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Can I change SSD encryption password once I set it?

So I have this toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. I do not particularly understand the difference between a user and a master ...
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How do I know if the drive in my notebook is an eDrive and thus uses bitlocker with no performance drop

So I have this toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. It supports some hardware encryption via BIOS and via proprietary toshiba ...
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Is the beginning file on a SATA HDD the same as an SSD?

Having a hard time finding the answer to this. The beginning sector for standard user data on a HDD (sata, scsi, or ide) is always the same. First question: Which sector is it? Second question: ...
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Will external SSD (via USB 3.0) be faster than HDD when it's running a VMWare?

I have read on this site than an external SSD will be faster than an external HDD (in my case I am using USB 3.0). It has been said that the SSD will be particularly faster when accessing many small ...
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How to Perform Diagnostics on Intel SSD Outside of Windows

I have an 250 GB Intel 520 Series SSD on which I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I am unable to start Windows after performing a post-Windows Update install and want to run diagnostics on the ...
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Figure out if Solid State Drive is being used as cache

I am using Fedora 20 OS. I am trying to see if my SSD is being used as Cache for fast reads. So far I check to see if the SSD is mounted so I did: sudo lshw | grep -A 10 SSD and I got: ...
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Vista can create partitions but can't install?

I'm trying to install Vista on a brand new SSD. As soon as I get to the screen where you can make partitions, it tells me that it can't install to the selected location "Error 0x80300001". Some quick ...
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SSD is not booting after waking up from sleep mode with low battery condition: Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

I've already found a way to erase the SSD and make it work again (http://askubuntu.com/questions/409684/image-or-reset-broken-ssd). But I need to find a way to restore my data. The data on my ssd is ...
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I wish to index all drives except 'C' which is SSD

I have a 240 GB SSD as my 'c' drive & it has all of my programs on it. Everything else documents, videos, music etc are on other drives. Windows 7 64 bit doesn't seem to allow me to do this. Am ...
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Is it safe to use an SSD for Backup purposes? [closed]

I am in need of backing up some photos from all the phones in the family to a safe location. I am considering buying just a normal HDD, but I think that an SSD is also an option here? I know that ...
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Don't have permission to delete folder [duplicate]

I recently installed an SSD into my computer and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. I was going through the folders of my old HDD to try and free up some space, but it wouldn't let me delete the ...
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery to store its thumbnails in a non-default place?

It looks like Windows Photo Gallery stores thumbnails for photos in this location: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Photo Gallery. Is it possible to force it to store it on ...
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Perform trim-like operation on a normal HDD?

Is there a way to perform the same thing on a HDD as Trim does on a SSD. I assume the used sectors should be rewritten with 0 or 1.
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solid state drive data returning

Is there any difference between software which are used for recovering data from HDD or flash memory drives and SSD? For example, can we use of the apps used for HDD to recover data from SSD too?
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Windows 7 repair installation on SSD creates huge pagefile making it unsuccessful

I have a system with 64 GB RAM with a bit corrupted Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 installation on a 128 GB SSD. Current free space is about 64 GB so about 50% of the drive capacity. I don't use pagefile at ...
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How to keep some files from old hard disk (which currently has Windows 8.1 and will be formatted) after clean-installing Windows 8.1 in SSD

I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1. I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it. The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about ...
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Does Windows 8.1 prevent defragmentation from a SSD even in the event of running by mistake defrag on command prompt?

Hope you can me with this. I am concerned about a possible defragmentation on my SSD. I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 preinstalled and further equipped with a SSD. Windows 8.1 has detected the ...