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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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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In my situation, SSD or a new gfx card? [on hold]

These are my current computer components: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 4096 MB RAM 500 GB HDD NVIDIA GT610 Intel Pentium G620 2.60 GHz Dual Core I need to choose which part to buy, a new ...
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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 ...
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Dell Latitude E5550 M.2 slots - what can I use?

I will get a new laptop Dell Latitude E5550, I do not know exact sub-model spec yet. From the spec sheet: Two M.2 Expansion slots: 1 WWAN/HCA and 1 WLAN/BT/WiGig Can I be sure that it will ...
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Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port

My most recent laptop has broken beyond repair and I'm left with a large M.2 SSD (Crucial M500), which I'd like to reuse in the replacement laptop. The "new" laptop (say ThinkPad W520 or T430) ...
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Cannot boot after migrating my Windows 8.1 installation to a new drive

I want to migrate my Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)'s Windows 8.1 installation to a new 240GB PCIe 2.0 4x SSD. I figured that Clonezilla may work for that but cannot boot now. Turned off SecureBoot ...
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Will A PCIe Sata Controller help me circumvent AHCI woes?

I have re-purposed an old machine to be a home server. The first thing I did was install Windows 7 to a spare C300 64gb Sata 3 SSD that I had. I realised after setting up, and updating windows, that ...
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Why won't Windows boot from a new SSD?

I have an Windows 8.1 system with one volume. I want to upgrade the main drive to an SSD. I bought a Samsung 850 PRO. I physically installed it, then used the "Samsung Data Migration" utility that ...
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Hard disk drive (SATA) slowed down but SSD still works fine on Windows 7

I currently have two hard drives, one is SSD (in which my OS is installed) and the other a SATA connected hard drive. I recently travelled for a week and left my computer turned on. When I came back ...
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Samsung 830 256GB SSD dying?

I have a decent fast Computer (i7, 32 GB RAM, SSD, ...), which worked flawlessly for a year now, but about over a week ago the access rates just went bananas (well, very slow like on HDDs). Just some ...
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can't boot any drive or efi interface/easyRe doesn't help/no obv. hardware failer

my computer isn't booting any of the drivers and has some inconsistent/odd behavior. asus g75gx 1000gb hdd 250gb ssd (win 8 running) windows was preinstalled on the hdd and i migrated it onto the ...
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Windows 7 Boot fail. 500Gb SSD Ok. Elusive Windows 7 Existence. DISKPART? CMD fix? [closed]

Please help.. HARDWARE: Toshiba Dynabook 3D i7 laptop with 8Gb RAM and (Upgrade) 500Gb SSD running JAPANESE KANJI Windows 7 (upgraded to Ultimate); with ENGLISH Overlay. No Official Win 7 DVD Disk as ...
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ssd samsung winmagic secure boot logon [closed]

I bought a Samsung SSD on amazon. Yesterday we tried to boot up windows from a USB something and win mágic secure boot logon appeared asking for an user and a password. I have no idea if the ssd ...
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What’s the best way to connect 12 different SSDs—each already containing non-formatable, unique data—to my editing workstation?

We have a HP Z840 Windows 7 PC for video editing. Recently we recorded 4K video onto 24 SSD drives in the 4K Pro Res 422 format. We need to connect up to 12 of these SSDs (12 cameras, with 1 drive ...
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What chages and adjustments to Chrome/Chromium are most effective to lower the number of writes and prolong the life of SSDs?

Ive got a corsair Force 80 SSD, an AMD APU and 4 gigs of ram as assets as well as some thumb drives I suppose.Im running Mint Linux 17.1 64 bit in this box and mostly its used to crawl the web. Lots ...
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Can a massive MySQL data import on an SSD damage it?

I have to import quite a lot of data (~100 million rows, ~100 times) into a MySQL database. Currently, it is stored on my hard disk drive, and the bottleneck of my import seems to be the hard disk ...
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Windows 8 sometimes stuck, sometimes can't boot with 0x000000e

PC keeps crashing in weird ways. Symptoms: I have a Windows 8 Box that sometimes (I suspect under heavy load) get stuck, but in a weird way - PC unresponsive, but I can (most of the times, sometimes ...
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Is this a bad idea to use a SSD in the slim bay as the primary hard disk?

My friend has a Lenovo ThinkPad T420s (http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd015734). Since he wants better performance, he decides to add an additional SSD to this laptop and uses it as the ...
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Upgrading Acer Aspire 5750G with SSD only boots a single time

I'm currently trying to upgrade the HDD in an Acer Aspire 5750G with a SSD. Unfortunately I have a weird problem which I've never experienced in the past (doing SSD upgrades): I'm cloning the HDD to ...
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Replace MacBook Air 11-in SSD with the 13-in's SSD

Is it possible to replace the Macbook Air 11-in's SSD with the 13-in's SSD ? (since the SSD in the 13-in model is 2x faster, looks like they are the same size...) *Latest models - early 2015.
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Cannot boot to old hard drive after installing SSD and Windows

I purchased an SSD and replaced the hard drive in my HP laptop. I then took the old HDD and installed it onto a caddy to my CD drive. When first booting up, my computer was able to recognize the ...
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How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?

I just bought an ASUS Z97M Plus motherboard. It has an M.2 socket. Here's a pic of the socket: I want to install this M.2 SATA drive: The drive is held in the socket by a screw in a standoff, ...
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Adding ssd to boost drive space

Simple question. I already own an SSD and I want to get more space on my computer. If I buy another solid state drive and install it, will it effectively add more space? Example: I have used up all ...
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Total SSD failure with irreversible data loss. Is it worth to get a second opinion? [closed]

My SSD gave up the ghost with a bluescreen and then prevented the computer from booting - didn't even let me access the BIOS anymore while connected. For some reason I did not back up. But please ...
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Very high write latency with Intel 530 180GB SSD and Ubuntu Server 15.04

I just put together a new "server" with an Intel NUC5i5MYHE, an Intel 530-series 180GB m.2 SSD, and 16GB RAM. I am having a rather severe problem with writes to the SSD having very high latency. The ...
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How to force System Reserved to be created on the boot disk drive

I have machine with three disk drives - Disk 0 500 GB SSD - Disk 1 4TB Mechancial Drive - Disk 2 4TB Mechanical Driver I am installing windows 8.1 on this machine with SSD being the c:\ ...
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Windows doesn't detect HDD and SDD, but disk manager does

Windows doesn't detect two of my drives, after I installed a new one. I exchanged my previous SSD (old Patriot Inferno, 60gb) which had Windows 8.1 on it for a new OCZ ARC 100. However, after I ...
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Windows cannot see SSD

I just added an ssd to my father's computer. The computer recognizes it being there (I can see it in the boot screen). In the bios I can choose to boot to it. I wanted to install windows 8 to it. On ...
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Dropbox and Google Drive folders slow to open from SSD

In Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Windows Explorer, under Favorites, I have a link to Dropbox and Google Drive. When I click on these folders, it takes about 5 seconds to open. I know this is a first world ...
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Preserve factory state of hard drive in new desktop computer

This may be paranoid or control freakish but the goal is to preserve and restore the factory state of the HD of a new desktop computer prior to it's first boot. To avoid accidentally booting from the ...
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Viability of using a USB drive as an extra disk

I'm mainly talking about the speed here. I have a 120GB SSD installed in my laptop and I'm loving it. However, 120GB is really size prohibitive. My other slot is filled with a 1TB HDD so it's not an ...
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Swap Windows and Linux hard drives

Following situation: I have a laptop with a SSD and a HDD in it. Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD The HDD holds a data partition Some weeks ago is tried to work with Linux an installed it at ...
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How does SSD achieve wear-leveling when disk is near-full?

I'm trying to understand this. Say I have a 256GB SSD, 180GB of which are already occupied by permanent files (OS, installed programs etc.). The remaining 70GB or so gets new files created and ...
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Freeing up space on SSD

I have a 120GB SSD with basically only the system (Win7) installed on it and yet I'm having really hard time maintaining enough free space to install one game and leave the recommended 20% of space ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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Boot from mini PCI-E SSD Hard Drive?

Not sure if anyone has attempted this before, so if you don't know for sure, please don't answer. I have the Acer Aspire One A0531h with 3G. It has two mini pci-e slots. One has the wifi adapter and ...
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GRUB shows up unexpectedly when booting after CMOS Reset

Basically, my computer has 3 hard drives. 2 HDDs, 1 SSD. Years ago, I installed a Linux partition on one of the HDDs, but decided to move back to solely using Winodws(gaming pc) and removed Linux from ...
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Why can't an acer aspire XC-703 turn on without his hard drive?

I received an Acer Aspire XC-703 and i tried to sobstitute the included 500GB hard drive with a 32GB SSD. But the pc won't even turn on (power led off, cpu fan stuck at max rpm, no video output) when ...
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Install ubuntu on ssd disk fail

I have just bought a SSD to update my old laptop. However I cannot install lubuntu on it, it stops and keeps repeating the same messages ata3: hard resetting link ata3: SATA link up 1,5 Gbps (SStatus ...
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Will device-based “wear leveling” equalize access across both SSD partitions?

I can’t see that my specific point is covered by the “Wear Levelling” section in the answer to the earlier question Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD? I’ve been booting Windows 7 from a 32GB SSD ...
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Can Windows 7 OS on harddrive use SSD for prefetch (SuperFetch)?

I have a Windows 7 computer with a primary drive being conventional 1 TB hard drive. I have installed an additional 128 GB SSD which I use to keep some of my frequently used data and applications. I ...
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SSD with Bitlocker not booting after CMOS being cleared

I have a HP Envy with Windows 8 installed on a SSD. The drive is encrypted with BitLocker. Today, I disassembled my laptop to clean the fans. After putting it back together and turning it on, I got a ...
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removing sensitive data from laptop (ssd drive) before sending to support

Here is my problem. My computer has a screen problem and needs to be sent to the manufacturer's support desk. However I have some private files on the computer I dont want the support to (possibly) ...