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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Adding a ssd to Asus N71JQ

I have had a Asus N71JQ for a few years. I was thinking of putting in an ssd drive in the hopes of speeding it up. Does anyone know if this laptop supports sata? I ask this because I googled for ...
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Pros & Cons of Lion over Snow Leopard on a Macbook A1181 with a SSD drive [on hold]

I have a Macbook A1181 with Snow Leopard and the latest version of Mac OSX it supports is Lion. I'm going to change to a SSD drive and I currently have 4GB of RAM with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor. ...
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SSD seems to be causing a lock on folders and files in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I recently switched from an HDD to a SSD in a Windows 7 environment. Since then I regularly experience files or folders being locked from renaming or deleting. The lock may take minutes or hours - I'm ...
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Password protecting SSD drive

I have three hard drives in my computer, one SSD and two traditional hard drives. I just upgraded the SSD, the previous SSD was using TrueCrypt to encrypt it... which worked great. But this new SSD (a ...
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Reliability rates for mSATA SSDs [on hold]

I have a Lenovo laptop that came with a small Liteon mSATA NGFF buffer-type drive which after some malfunction finally died. I'm planning to replace it with a higher capacity one and use it not as a ...
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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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What should I be looking for in a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

I am looking to buy a solid state hybrid drives for its balance between price and performance. I can only have one drive on my laptop. My two main uses will be to run applications and to archive our ...
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External USB drive box for Macbook Core 2 Duo A1181 Santa Rosa SuperDrive

I'm thinking of replacing my Macbook Core 2 Duo A1181 Santa Rosa SuperDrive with a SSD Drive, but I want to give a future practical use for my SuperDrive. I know that on the Macbook Pro's you can buy ...
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Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?

Some time ago I got an Apple authorised reseller to replace the SSD in my early-2011 model MBP with a Samsung 512GB 840-series disk. About three months later, booting failed with this error: Please ...
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HDPARM Security Erase issue

I have bought a used Agility 3 SSD. And I wanted to wipe out data from my Linux box using hdparm. But it was not OK. Here are the steps I followed: # hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 1 ...
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Install SSD on a Dell Inspiron 5721 Laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 and I want to add a SSD and then move the operating system (Windows 8.1) and everything else over to it. Will these items work… ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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PCI-Express RAID Controllers with TRIM Support

I've an AMD Athlon computer with Windows 7 and I'd like to set up an SSD Raid 0. Are there any PCIe RAID controllers with TRIM support available on the market? The only thing in this are that I've ...
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Mysterious and frequent activity on secondary disk, event when offline in Disk Management

Update 2 I take the disk offline using Disk Management and it still clicks as before. Doers this mean it's solely a hardware issue? If it's offline how could the OS be triggering any access? Some sort ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...
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How can I check my SSD lifespan?

How can I check the lifespan of my SSD? Is there a built-in feature on Windows 8? If not, what could I do to check it?
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“Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” - Exhauted all Solutions I can find/think of

Problem description: My PC refuses to boot to my SSD with Windows. This is a new PC that I just built. It gives the error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot ...
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Make a partition with only Windows 8.1 in it. Already installed. And move it to SSD

I just bought a SSD and would like to migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. I tried easeUS Partition Manager but it says that the disk (120gb) isn't big enough. I think the problem is that I don't have a ...
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New SSD hdparm shows “frozen” - whether secure erase is needed before installing Linux

I have a new, unpartitioned(not touched*) Intel 330 180GB SSD on my Desktop to which I plan to install Debian testing. I use a 160GB Disk with Ubuntu to which, this SSD is now installed. I ran latest ...
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Receiving tech support for my SSD from the Manufacturer, however things got weird I think

I have an OCZ Vector SSD which I have owned for just over a year now. I have had some continuous stability issues with the drive which makes it almost impossible to host an OS for more than one power ...
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4 SSDs RAID 0 integreted vs dedicated controller

I've been thinking about setting up 4 SSD RAID 0 to gain performance in my home PC, and I ran into this review of PCI-E based SSD. If I use PERC H310 (8 lane PCI-E 2.0 RAID controller, which means ...
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Is samsung 850 Pro 256 GB compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 and I ordered Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD MZ-7KE256BW without checking if its compatible or not. Someone just told me that I might have compatibility issues. Dell says ...
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MacBook Pro (2011) with new Samsung EVO 840 SSD freezing (beach ball) on Yosemite

I've been using Yosemite for quite a while on HDD which came with MBP and it worked just fine. I also have MacBook 2010 with Intel SSD and also running Yosemite with no problem. Now, yesterday I've ...
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How to to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?

Is there way to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?(without altering or modification the Windows Boot Configuration Data(BCD)) The same way as boot with bootable ...
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SSD is acting strange in Asus K75VM laptop

I bought an Intel 530 SSD, 240GB, which supports SATA 3. The laptop is an ASUS A75VM-TY0877V, running Windows 8.1. There are not many drivers installed, as this is just a clean install (and yes, I am ...
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Dual boot and SSD

I've recently bought an SSD to install Linux and a few other things. My current OS is on another SSD and am hoping to use both SSDs at the same time. However, if I do install Linux on my new SSD (as a ...
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Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?

A wise guy who goes by the name of NickN maintains a lenghty forum post on his views about building a powerful computer (directed towards playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, a very demanding piece ...
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Secondary SSD on Win7 - use for cache and VirtualBox VM (VDI)

Is there any problem with using secondary SSD for cache (pagefile) and one VM at the same time? Basically I only use secondary SSD for cache right now, but this leaves 40GB of unused space on it. Or ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung?

I'm looking for a place to report BIOS bug on Ativ 4 Notebook. After updating BIOS from version P01RBG to P08RBG my ssd is working only at SATA2 speed (up to 260MB/s). Before it it worked at up to ...
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SSD Performance testing in linux

I'm testing the performances of my new SSD card, and it seems I'm stuck with sata2 speed even if my controller is sata3. Here is the command I'm using. dd if=tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024 ...
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GPT damaged, two half-sized disks instead of one

I'm trying to help my father installing Gentoo instead of Windows on his new Acer Aspire S7 notebook. However, we are experiencing issues to partition the 120GB SSD disk. fdisk -l tells us we have ...
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Best practice to stripe with SSDs. (for raw performance) hardware & virtual Formatting & etc [on hold]

I have 2x Samsung (it was on sale, dont judge me) evo 120s, I want to raid them into one drive, but i never really learned how to... do it correctly. Usually just hit the "raid the drives" button and ...
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Architecture of a USB project - Layout and Encryption

USB ARCHITECTURE – PROJECT This is a planned project I am currently working on. I am just curious about the layout and if this is even possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I am fairly new ...
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Dell Laptop + Samsung SSD 840 Evo: Disk Read Error Occured

This is my second new brand new Samsung SSD 840 Evo as the first SSD had the same problem. I thought it would be the SSD corrupt, but i guess, probably its not cloned properly or partition was not ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a Mac drive as an imaging solution?

I need to image a set of MacBooks with new SSDs. I know I can take a DMG image and restore it, but I'm interested in possibly deploying using a drive duplicator. Would this work in a similar way as ...
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Doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a SSD - should I use RAID or AHCI?

when i first setup my computer about a year ago, i left it at the default AHCI when i installed windows 8. after doing so i was told by a computer tech that i should've just used RAID. i was confused ...
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how to find whether my hard disk is hdd or sdd

Where it is written that my hard disk is SDD or HDD.. I have tried searching msinfo32 Device manager Disk management I need to to see a word solid state drive or Hard disk drive in windows 7. It ...
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Is there a reason why a modern SSD would have reserved space?

In trying to expand my knowledge of SSDs, I've been attempting to research how SSDs handle wear leveling. From what I've been reading so far, it has lead me to assume (at least in modern SSDs) that ...
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SSD Performance showing as 'bad'

Today I stripped down and rebuilt my PC (to get rid of surplus cabling, and to give it a clean since it was pretty dusty in there), and everything is running fine. Well, except my SSD (apparently). ...
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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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Setting up a small SSD

I've decided to improve my Swiss-Army knife laptop by buying a mSATA SSD to give me the flexibility to access multiple operating systems. My question is, do the following seem reasonable? Windows 7 ...
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Lenovo E440 hybrid IDE - is it replaceable

I have an E400 notebook and I found that it has behind standard 3.5" IDE small card SDD-like. But I cannot find any replacement for it. I want to replace default 16G "SSD" which something bigger, but ...
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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.