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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Recover data from repartitioned SSD

I have a 1TB SSD. It used to be partitioned to 2 drives: 400 MB for Windows and work files and 600 MB for other files. I had a tech guy visit, he was supposed to fix some BIOS issues and format the ...
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SSD no longer boots

I got a new SSD about a week ago, cloned my old HDD to it and have been using it fine until today. Laptop was sleeping, tried to wake it up and the screen was black but could hear the fan and keyboard ...
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MBP - Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015 - Yosemite: Deletes take long over time

More about this laptop: 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, case sensitive file system Using activity monitor, I can see that I am not using any swap space. I noticed recently that over time, deleting even small ...
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How to retain the old SSD Drive as a secondary drive during migration

I'm upgrading from a 250 Gig SSD to a 1TB SSD. There's a handy migration tool from Samsung for this, and it has cloned my old SSD onto my new SSD. I did this via a eSata->USB connection. The old and ...
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Troubleshooting a dead-ish ssd

I have a dead-ish SSD drive. BIOS can't read it, Linux and Windows can't read it. It seems like the controller is not completely dead (it does identify itself). Is there any hope of recovering the ...
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SSD not detected in ASUS X550LN BIOS

I recently bought a SSD drive (Transcend SSD370S) to upgrade my laptop (ASUS X550LN). As the laptop does not have space for an additional drive, I had to replace my hard disk. After booting from a ...
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How do I diagnose an SSD with no errors?

I have a desktop system running Windows 10 with multiple drives. One is a Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB dedicated entirely to my Steam library. Steam has been giving me errors lately: disk write error when ...
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How should I partition the SSD and HDD drives for my dual-boot PC? [on hold]

I will have an 480 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to make a dual-boot machine, where both operating systems benefit from the SSD's speed. I will install Win10 for gaming and will use Linux Mint for ...
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Cloned old SSD to new, larger SSD - can't align partitions

I went from a 120GB SSD to a 480GB SSD, but because I dual-boot between Windows and Linux, I can't seem to get the new, unallocated space beside either of the partitions for an extension to happen. I ...
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Unexpected I/O Error after a reboot when installing windows update with a brand new SSD

I have this error : It happened after rebooting cause Windows update was stuck ot 70%. I recently changed my Hard Drive for a SSD cause it started crashing (the hard drive was slow AF). My ...
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Windows 10 with ssd cache or ssd custom install?

I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 Ultra. It has 500GB HDD with Windows 8 and a 22GB with two partitions, used by Condusiv Express Cache to improve disk access speed. The HDD died, could not recover ...
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mSATA drive on my laptop disappeared

My laptop came with an mSATA drive that used to work as a cache using some intel caching technology. I formatted and disabled all these features so that this drive could function as just a storage ...
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External SSD doesn't appear on my computer

I have an SSD and bought external enclosure USB 3.0 for it, but when I insert it in my Dell laptop (windows 10 os) it does not appear on my computer window although it was working fine with an older ...
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Is SATA bus speed unique for each device despite advertised connection speed?

I'm trying to determine what is the maximum supported SATA version on my laptop. My laptop has: one mSATA SSD, one HD, one Optical Drive. Using HwInfo, I see: - Bus\Intel Panther Point-M PCH - SATA ...
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IDE HDD not showing up after installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Okay, so that title is really messy and non-linear, as least to me, and that's because I don't know how to properly title it, but I can describe it. Essentially I have 3 hard drives in my machine. ...
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Samsung SSD 840/850 Pro with Encryption: how does portability work?

Context. the Samsung SSD Pro series ships with a hardware-based encryption feature which protects the disk content. As highlighted by many other questions and guides online, this feature can be "...
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Why does bcache in writeback mode cause a clicking sound from my HDD?

I'm using bcache in writeback mode with a small SSD as the cache device and a large HDD as the backing device. When I leave writeback_percent at the default value of 10, there's sometimes a faint, ...
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Windows 10 24GB and SSD takes 5 minutes to Boot

My i5 desktop Windows 10 Pro is taking over 5 minutes to boot--with a SSD. I have run the xBootMgr profile and it shows winlogon.exe starts immediately and for 2.50 min of the 5.83 min boot time, ...
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SSD encryption the proper way

When encrypting devices it is always recommended to fill it with random data first, or it would become evident that the drive is encrypted and how much encrypted data there is. I've read that on an ...
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How can I securely wipe an SSD? [duplicate]

One of our clients is asking for DOD-7 Pass Erase method for SSD's. We tried wiping an SSD 256 GB (Samsung Make) via Tabernus lan, but it's taking too much time. Please guide me how to wipe the SSD ...
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How To - Dell xps 15 USB bootable. 32gb SSD and 1TB hdd

I just got my laptop with the following specification. dell xps 15, 32gb SSD and 1tb hard disk. Currently I am unable to boot from USB and even if I manage to boot from USB it throws an error that ...
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Changing Windows installation drive letter

Do I face any type of consequences by changing my Windows installation drive letter from C to something else? I ask because I have Windows on an SSD and some (stupid) programs automatically install to ...
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Very slow random read of SSD on desktop (9,000 IOPS) but normal on laptop

I just purchased a new Plextor M6V 512GB SSD and am experiencing very low 4K Q32 read speed. 36 MB/s = ~9,000 IOPS which is 10 times as low as specification value. Why could it be? Motherboard: ASUS ...
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Using external USB 3.0 SSD for improving performance on Windows 10

I recently got an all-in-one. Unfortunately it has a very slow 5400 RPM HDD and I can't really upgrade to internal SSD (the AiO is not really DIY upgradeable). I do have a external SSD connected via a ...
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Is transferring data from a flash drive considered read speed?

I have a rather simple question. Basically, I'm relatively certain that writing to a a flash drive is write speed and reading data on it is read speed. However, when transferring data from one drive ...
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Upgrading HP Pavilion dv200 with SSD

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 with an old HD what shows Warning message in the Defraggler. Log shows that there are too many bad sectors on the drive, what could probably cause future drive failure....
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How would one Raid 0 two ssd's and effectively back them up to a HDD

So I've read a lot of similar questions, both here and elsewhere, and none of them quite answer my scenario. I have 2 500GB SSDs and 1 1TB HDD. What I would like to do is RAID 0 the SSDs into a 1TB ...
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cloning SSD onto bigger SSD and resize - alignment or other low level stuff?

I have a Dell M4700, one 128GB mSata SSD, one HDD, 16 GB RAM, some i7 CPU. Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, installed on SSD, HDD for storage and some big programs. The Windows works fine, all programs ...
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Does an SSD wear out using files stored in an external HDD?

I've an internal SSD in my MacBook Pro and I like editing videos. If I use an external HDD to store these files to work with, importing them in the video editing software, will this do the internal ...
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Samsung SSD initial state

I bought two Samsung 850 EVO SSDs to install in two Macs (which are not available here). As a test I used a docking station (this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-inch-Aluminium-Docking-Station/dp/...
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SSD Worth it for an i5 5200U powered laptop? [closed]

I am thinking of upgrading to an SSD but i have an HP probook with an under-powered i5 5200U. Will it be worth it , or should i consider selling this one and getting a new one with a more powerful ...
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Very slow boot time for Dell Precision laptop

I just bought a very pricy Dell Precision (running win7). I am attaching the order confirmation that I got when I finalized the order online. In particular note the SSD hard drive. Reason why I m ...
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BIOS doesn't detect SSD

Just finished building a new computer. I've booted up a couple of times, and everything seems to be working fine except that the BIOS doesn't detect the SSD. I tried connecting a HDD as well using a ...
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Event ID 153 and 129 for three month old SSD. Did I buy a faulty SSD?

in April this year I bought a new Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB, installed it on my desktop pc and made a fresh installation of Windows 10. However, since I got this SSD, Windows will randomly lock up on ...
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Win 7 PC with i7 After SSD install, extremely slow “paint of green bar” on Directory open, performance issue

I have 16G ram and 2T hard drive, then added 120G Samsung SSD as new boot C: (had shop do it) and 2 things happened. The performance was much better for Win boot, but sometimes on opening a drive or ...
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How to recover data from a SSD in a defective laptop?

The SSD is a Samsung 840 of 250GB approx, this was where the operative system was installed in a Dell laptop. The problem is that the laptop suddenly fail by a defective motherboard, the SSD was ...
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Can Samsung T3 SSD run under Linux?

1- It's foramtted as exFAT and needs to be activated by Windows first prior to use. As frustrating as this may be, I'm willing to deal with it if it will work fully under Linux afterwards. So is it ...
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Windows Server Storage Spaces tier write-back cache, how to configure threshold that determines if write is performed on write-back cache?

The Storage Spaces feature included with Windows Server 2012 and the upcoming Windows Server 2016 consists of a virtual disk. In a tiered storage deployment a write-back cache is created (the default ...
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Changed my hard disk to an SSD but not detected

I removed my old hard disk and put in a SSD in my laptop (Acer E-5 771). However on booting the EFI informed me that there was no bootable drive. Booting into Ubuntu on a USB, I couldn't see the SSD ...
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Is this an SSD in the process of failure?

After my Mint 17.3 64-bit freezes, a shell window appears on my Thinkpad T-410s with: EXT4-fs error (device sda1) : ext4_find_entry:1309: inode #3022867: comm mdm: reading directory lblock 0 EXT4-fs (...
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How can I determine what hardware is the bottleneck/limiting factor for system performance? [duplicate]

If I want to improve the performance of my computer, or optimise the performance of a computer yet to be bought, how can I determine what hardware I would need to choose/upgrade? Processor clock ...
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Is their a faster way to copy .vhd and .vhdx files?

Right now I am using Item-Copy in powershell to copy a 20GB .vhdx file. The file sits on an SSD with hardly any services running. One would expect the copy time to take ~2 minutes. The copy took about ...
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Need some help installing Windows on SSD for the first time

I bought a 7-pin SATA cable will it work for a normal SSD (SanDisk Ultra II 240GB) Do I perform a clean installation of Windows (I have win8 on my HDD and want to get 10 for SSD) or I clone it (and ...
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Best trim options for separate SDD only used by system hibernate

Lenove Thinkpad W540 Kubuntu 16.04 Kernel: 4.4.0-28-generic-tuxonice 32GB RAM ATA PLEXTOR PX-64M6G [/dev/sdb] Even searching for many hours I still can't find a definitiv 'best' way for following ...
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Moving Windows 10 bootloader to another drive

Here's the situation. I have 2 SSD hard drives in my system, a 128GB and 500GB. Currently, my partition structure is this: 500GB - Ubuntu 16.04 Install Device Start End Sectors ...
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New to installing SSD

First time installing SSD so I have bunch of questions I want to have Ubuntu on HDD and Windows 10 on SSD I only have Windows 8.1 on HDD right now. Should I install Windows 10 then migrate to SSD or ...
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New SSDs seriously underperforming under SATA II, why?

I just bought two new SSDs, the Samsung 850 EVO and HyperX Fury. Testing it in my laptop with SATA III I get the expected transfer rate of 400-500 MB/s. However, in my SATA II desktop both drives max ...
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Optimization of Fedora 23 64 Bit on SSD

How to optimize fedora 23 for SSD such that it becomes suitable for long life of SSD. How to turn on trim command? Should I make SWAP partition on SSD or not? What measures should I take to make my ...
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rsync SSD migration: lsetxattr failed: Operation not supported (95) — consequences?

I just got an SSD and have been trying to migrate to it, poring through tons of how-to's I finally decided on this command (I have multiple partitions that needed migrating): time rsync -avHAXx /...
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Can I perserve my SSD lifespan if I use utorrent Portable on a separate disk?

I am using a laptop with SSD ( Windows 10), and I have an external normal hard disk, with utorrent portable software on it. When I want to download movies, I would plug my external hard disk on the ...