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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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 SSE 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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Windows 8 Hardware Diagnostics

I have a new high spec. Windows 8 Pro work station that has now BSOD three times in 5 days due to NTFS problems. Is there a tool I can leave running after work that try to determine the root cause of ...
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Partition offset at 63, 64, 2048 or 4096?

I did not wish to use the entire SSD for OpenBSD 5.5. (The SSD is new and pre-formatted with MSDOS using Gparted) During installation and at the fdisk stage, I chose Partition #: 0 to install OpenBSD ...
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Hard Drive configuration

Recently one of my hard drives (2TB) stopped working, I knew it was on its way out and only used it for temporary project work (so I didnt lose anything important that couldn't be retrieved). I am ...
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Issues installing new SSD in laptop

I have recently purchased a Cruciall M400 SSD for my Asus V551LB-DB71T laptop. I built a recovery drive using Asus backtracker on the original HDD installed on my laptop (the model # is: ...
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SSD drives lifetime

Some years ago when I was looking to buy an SSD drive, I remember reading about how SSD drives had low lifetime with frequent read/writes, so I backed off. Now I see this in Specifications: ...
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SsdLife says “drive health is bad” on my CT240M500SSD1

I bought a new ssd CT240M500SSD1, and got win7 installed, then tried SSDLife: Does anyone have experienced the same issue? I have only 3 days to have my goods returned %>_<% SOS~~~~ Here is the ...
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How to check my computer has SATA III or SATA II?

I brought a SSD last week that supports SATA III. I wish to connect it to my PC but I have no idea whether my PC has SATA II or SATA III. I can provide any details or screenshots if needed. ...
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Intel SSD setting all files to read only

I've been using my Intel 525 SSD for a few months as my primary hard drive and have not had any problems. One day none of my programs on my Windows 7 I installed would run. When I ran them a blank ...
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HDD Bad sectors Regeneration

I've been trying for few days to figure this out and eventually I need some help. All suggestion gathered by the software are like 'get new hard drive'. My 2nd HDD got some troubles runing normaly and ...
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Laptop keeps restarting after start installation windows 7

Yesterday I bought 8 GB RAM and SSD (Samsung 840 PRO) for my eMachines E732G. I installed RAM instead of my old RAM. Also I installed SSD instead of HDD, and I installed HDD instead of DVD-RW with ...
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Windows 7, Detecting hard drives; Done; No drives found?

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (revision 2.0) motherboard with an SSD hard drive. I was reading about IDE vs AHCI and the consensus seemed to be that AHCI was better ...
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Is buying a used SSD a good idea? [closed]

For my laptop, I want to purchase an SSD, clone my existing 750 GB HDD onto it, place the SSD in the primary bay and replace my DVD drive with a caddy that can hold my old 750 GB HDD. My first thought ...
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Windows/Installer and Windows/winsxs using up 25% of my 60gb SSD [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone knows a safe way to clean these two folders or even clean the Windows folder so that I can get some space back as it's eating 25% of my SSD, the entire windows folder is taking ...
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Intermittent write locks on files without obivous cause

Recently I have been getting intermittent (random, sporadic) write locks on recently written files without any obvious cause. The setup: The machine in question is a 2 years old DELL Latitude E6520 ...
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Networking with a SSD and it's benefits?

I have a network of computers that all have the same application which accesses data from 1 main computer. If this data was on a SSD would its increased access speed only be beneficial to the ...
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How Sturdy (Shock-Proof) is an SSD?

I recently started carrying my SSD to and from work rather than my entire computer. So I bought a case on Amazon to protect it while it is in my bag. I was surprised to find that the case was ...
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Even after reformatting, shutdown takes very long

Help! Ever since I added an SSD drive in my laptop and even after deleting all partitions in SSD and installing windows 8.1 super fresh in SSD, it does not shutdown immediately. This has been a ...
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Boot Ubuntu 12.04 on Samsung ATIV book 8

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) on the laptop Samsung ATIV book 8. Samsung ATIV book 8 came with Windows 7. I am successfully able to install Linux Ubuntu 12.04 on the SSD using USB pen drive ...
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USB Root Hub power surge with weird SSD behavior

My new laptop seems to be having USB issues. It keeps telling me that there was a "Power surge on hub port" and that a device has "exceeded the power limits of its hub port." Also weird is that in ...
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How to wipe SSDs with a report?

I have a bunch of SSD's that needs a secure wiping as there is sensitive data on it, but the program I use also have to give me some kind of report. I am doing this for another person, so it is ...
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Move Windows bootloader to another disk

So i am planing on copying my C: drive to an SSD however my bootloader is on a secondary hard drive somehow. I have used the bootrec function with no luck. Any ideas?
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How to fix bad blocks on SSD

I've got 14 bad sectors on my Kingston HyperX SSD. Although any benchmark shows that SMART for this drive is good or 100% on CrystalDiskInfo. Is there any way to erase them? I've tried Vitoria with ...
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Junction links in windows 8 for ssd

Hello i have an asus s550cm and i have a 24gb Kingston ssd, i installed Windows 8 and i have a problema with junction links. The only junction link i can make it´s users folder but when i try to ...
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Is My Harddrive Garbage?

I have a WD Caviar Blue 1TB, I wanted to format my computer and start fresh, so I did this, I noticed it took 6 hours to just get through the entire install, when I got into Windows 8, it was ...
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MacOS: can't understand what is using all my disk space

I got a MacBook Air with a limited SSD HD: 128 GB. The largest software I have is XCode (3.2 GB) and I do have 2 versions of this (4.5 and previou). My iPhoto library has 1.3GB of photos. My dropbox ...
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Windows 7 boots only at second try

My system started to hang on boot after being > 4 hours switched off. I have a SSD as C:, user files are on a HD (D:) then I have a RAID1 as backup (M:) and another 2 GB HD as temp storage (I am doing ...
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Clone Windows 8.1 and bootloader (Which is on another drive) to SSD

Ok so I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to clone my Windows Partition (drive 1) and its bootloader which is located on drive 2 [Different Hard Drive]. Whenever I try to copy the System ...
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OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB timeouts on Areca 1880IX-16-4G

I use 3x OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB in RAID5. If they work then it's all ok, but suddenly random drives are dropped from array with timeout errors. Sometimes even two of them which causes filesystem errors. ...
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Windows 8.1 on 2 drive accessible from first?

I'll explain this as well as I can. I've got a SSD 250GB and Sata3 HDD 500GB. I'm using windows 8.1 SSD has main profile login via E-mail (Used for gaming and general use) HDD will be used for ...