Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Recovering a lost partition table on Windows 8

First of all sorry that I cannot provide additional screenshots and codes (the reason is, why I am here). I have a Lenovo Thinkpad which is equipped with two storage disks, a 500GB HDD and a 128GB ...
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Partition with hard drive dissapears after reboot

I bought new Asus ROG GL552VW with SSD with M.2 and HDD with regular sata. I installed Windows 10 on SSD and I have empty NTFS partition on HDD. But after restarting Windows HDD partition dissapears ...
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AMD970 Hardware Compatibility Issue

I'm out of finals and now trying to design and build a computer. And I am making some progress. Here's the problem I am running into during the design. I was going to ask the same question this guy ...
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What hard drive setup best for small business network? 7.2k rpm vs 10k vs SSD? [on hold]

I am wanting to build a new server for my dental office. Our network will run on 10/100 Ethernet with 6 workstations; we could pretty easily upgrade to 10/100/1000. We are using Dentrix software ...
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Failing hard drive; backup procedure and software

I am running on a Windows system that has had a bad hard drive for quite a long while... it has been making grinding noises, which has been audibly getting louder over the past 2 years. Now, the OS ...
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Fresh install of Windows 10 killed SSD

I have a laptop that came with Win 7 (the HDD is on SATA II). About a year ago, I installed a Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (cloned the data from the HDD). It worked beautifully (always <5s boot time). A ...
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Dual Boot Copied Win 7 Operating Systems on UEFI machine, secure boot disabled

I know this seems stupid to want to do, but it's not my idea. The guy is very reluctant to commit to anything new without extensive testing but wants both sets of drives available at all times. I ...
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Driver needed during windows installation

I just lately bought an Lenovo T560 and replaced the ssd with an samsung 850 pro ssd 512gb. Now I am trying to install windows 7 on it via usb and it works until I come to the partition part. My ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive Upgrade

I want to know if it is possible to replace the SATA HDD on my Dell Inspiron 7559 with a SATA SSD (not an m.2 drive).
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SSD is very slow on PC

Yesterday I installed Samsung 850 EVO ssd in the place where HDD was installed on my HP Pavilion Dv6t 6c19tx. Then I installed fresh Windows 10 pro on it and everything went smooth. I didn't notice ...
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SSD is slower on PC

Yesterday I bought Samsung 850 Evo 250GB. It's now my boot drive and has Windows 10 pro installed on it. I benchmarked the SSD with Crystal Disk benchmark. All the scores reported by crystal disk ...
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Issue installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro m2. SSD

I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows: Corsair 750D Case EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z ...
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Is using multiple SSDs in RAID 0 good for reliability?

I'm asking this because, unlike HDDs, the main lifetime limiting factor of an SSD is write cycles. By using RAID 0, it's effectively doubling the amount of write cycles usable, and theoretically ...
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Why is my SSD reported as only 128KB in size

I have a SanDisk mSATA SSD that is 16GB in size. In one computer it is reported as having only 256 512 byte blocks (thus being only 128KB in size), in both BIOS and Linux. In another computer it is ...
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Can't set SATA to AHCI after SSD upgrade on Vaio SVT13125CKS running Windows 10 64bit

I have recently upgraded my laptop to an SSD, but it doesn't seem to be running optimally. The drive I have is Samsung EVO 850 250GB. The Samsung Magician Software isn't able to detect the SATA ...
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mSATA or M.2 SSD on Packard Bell TJ75

is it possible to use mSATA or M.2 to Packard Bell TJ75 (there is a mini PCI express slot) and see the drive on Windows for extra storage or make it even bootable?
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SSD not showing up in left panel of windows explorer but is detected by disk manager and “Computer”

My SSD is working great. I have Windows installed on it. Disk Manager and "My Computer" recognize it. But there is a strange issue : It is not showing up in the left part of the Windows explorer : ...
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INACCESIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after swapping out hard drive

I had a regular HDD in my laptop. I decided to switch it to a SSD recently. I put my old hard drive into a USB3 casing so I could boot to it still for programs I still need on the Windows side, and to ...
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SSD HD works for 10 seconds and shuts down

I used Samsung MZ7LN256HCHP SSD Hard-Drive for quite a while. Yesterday it broke. It didn't turned on the operation system (windows 10) and just stuck on loading. On rare cases it did turned it on, ...
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SSD to SSD migration, with some software installed on HDD

on my machine i have 1 SSD (C:) of 120 GB that is almost full, only 7 GB left. And another HDD (K:) 1 Terabyte, where i have installed some programs and where i store files. I've bought a new SSD ...
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Unable to mount WD SDD, GPT/sector boundary issue

I have a simple thing I want to do (mount a 4Tb WD drive via my hot-swap bay) but my OS (Debian Jessie) apparently isn't playing nice. Mount auto/vfat claimed I wasn't dealing with a valid block ...
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How to prepare SSD drives for shrinking partitions in Windows?

I was trying to shrink a partition (Windows 10). For traditional hard drives, I can use the Optimize Tool to defragment the hard drive to free up disk sectors towards the end of the HD and shrink the ...
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GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 or GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 (2x M.2 NVMe) + SATA

I have been considering building a new system with dual Samsung 950 NVMe SSDs and I am slightly confused about how the firmware on GIGABYTE supports this setup. Reading the manual for the Gaming ...
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SSD drive SATA ground connection [closed]

Some SSD models do not have isolation beetween minus on power connector and gnd on data cable anyone know why and how to isolate. For instance Samsung SSD 850 EVO 550GB
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“Undeleting files” and partition writing policy

What are the relevant criteria for determining whether a file will be able to be undeleted? For common file systems, do they always expand linearly? That is, if you deleted a file and then created a ...
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Expanding 2 partitions with other partitions surrounding them

I am upgrading my Dell XPS 13 9333's SSD from 128gb to 512gb. I have been able to get all the stuff over to my new SSD (my old one is in a USB enclosure), but I cannot expand my Windows 10 (/dev/sda5) ...
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SD Card as Permanent Storage?

Is it safe to use an SD card as a permanent secondary storage for my laptop (by letting it be there, without removing it regularly)? I don't know how SD card hardware is internally different from an ...
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Windows 10 can't be installed via USB to a brand new SSD

I've got 2 old towers and made a Frankensteins monster of the 2, but the 6yr old 1TB mechanical steam punk spinning hard disk was too slow and noisy, so I've brought a shiny 240GB Kingston SSD. The ...
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How do you make a drive bootable that should already be bootable

How do you make a SSD bootable after cloning it from a working Windows 7 HDD? Every time I reboot the Samsung NP-RV510 laptop with only the cloned SSD, I get the same error message for the past two ...
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Cloned laptop HDD to SSD, but SSD says OS Not Found

The other topic is similar, as I have already read through it hoping it would help solve my issue, but it didn't. He had a BSD, I did not. He wanted to keep his other drive as a slave, I'm swapping ...
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Music performance setup - with HDD + SSD + more SSDs?

Question: I'm aware that the OS runs much faster on an SSD than on a HDD. I'm still confused though. I want to do live DJing with my computer. Essentially l need to simultaneously do 3 things very ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for this ...
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How to add additional SSDs on Corsair 780T case [duplicate]

I am new to PC building. I have recently completed a build using a Corsair 780T case. It only has 3 slots for SSDs. What is the best solution for installing additional SSds? Can you get replacement ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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How to detect thrashing on an SSD-equipped system?

With spinning hard disks it was relatively common to hear disk thrashing when some process, Windows or otherwise, was making a bad fist of things. Quite often this was an indicator that a process was ...
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how to detect/identify m2 ssd

As you know you can get a list of drives connected via sata using wmic: wmic diskdrive list This however doesn't seem to work with m2 ssds. Is there any equivalent for M2s that is not vendor ...
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Does it make sense to create a raid array with SSD's?

We had a big problem in our local network at the school, many people were not able to login to their virtual machines. After a week our teachers found out that the problem was because of the raid ...
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Is MATLAB performance increased if it is on SSD

I have a 256gb SSD which has my OS (windows 8) and Office on it. I also have a 4TB USB3.0 external hard drive. I do a fair bit of image and signal analysis using MATLAB. Will there be performance ...
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How to replace HDD with SSD in laptop?

I want to replace HDD with SSD in my laptop. How to choose right type of SSD, which parameters of laptop should I know? I've found some similar questions, but they are too old and technologies could ...
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How can I use my an SSD partition as a cache for a large HDD on Windows 10?

I have a 480gb SSD on with installed Windows 10 and Applications. However i also have a 2.5TB (and growing) steam/gog Game Library currently on a HDD that i'd like to cache with a >=256GB partition ...
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SSD drive filled up in drive D - mysterious file usage

This is from my thinkpad t450s which has a Samsung 240GB SSD. It has been running fine (and still is). But I suddenly noticed one morning that my D: drive had filled up overnight. This is a surprise ...
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Can't install Kali on a USB 3.0 SSD

I bought a USB 3.0 SSD to install Kali on it for a high performance external boot setup. Unfortunately, I can't select my USB SSD in the installation process. I tried it on my laptop, but also via a ...
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Switching from 1 SSD and 1 HDD to 2 SSD in RAID 0 and HDD

Current system: Windows 10, 1 SSD, 1 HDD, SATA set to AHCI mode in BIOS. How to switch to booting from two new SSDs in RAID0 and HDD? If I change the SATA mode to RAID in BIOS and configure 2 new ...
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How bad is it to swap a hard-drive back and forth a few times?

I am currently running Fedora 19 on an SSD in my Lenovo x131e, and I am considering changing over to Mint (not dual booting). I am in the middle of doing a PhD, so I have a lot of stuff on the drive ...
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Can RAM disks realistically decrease SSD wear?

To be specific about my issue, I have a script that uses youtube-dl to download videos and outputs its progress to a file. This means youtube-dl is constantly writing to a file on disk (on /tmp), ...
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Computer fails to sleep when booting from a NVMe SSD

Whenever I'm trying to put my PC to sleep, the screen goes blank but a power indicator stays on and all fans keep on working. I have a NVMe SSD installed on a PCIe card, and OS is installed on this ...
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Windows 10 installer don't recognize SSD (and Ubuntu does)

I have a problem with SSD (Intel 535 series). I've replaced with it a dvd-drive in my laptop (Asus L551LN). So now I have my old hdd in the old place and new ssd in the dvd-drive place. The problem ...
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Install Windows 10 on SSD through SATA to USB?

I am stuck with a weird problem here. I am trying to install Windows 10 on an "old" Windows 7 desktop machine for a friend. I purchased an SSD for him, but when I try to install Windows through USB it ...
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SED shadow master boot record and linux md raid 1

I'm contemplating this setup: Two SSDs with SED (self encrypting drive), in a software raid mirror, linux (or grub?) to unlock the two disks with one pwd from the Shadow Master Boot Record I ...