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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not to safely remove non-spinning drives will damage the hardware?

I know that if we disconnect a spinning drive without safe remove, the computer may be writing some data on it and it's spinning, so it may get damaged. But is it necessary to safely remove a flash ...
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How do I format an undetectable SSD drive?

So I've got this SSD drive that's pretty new, but it had a botched install/format a while back and now nothing will detect it. I'd like to be able to mount and format it so I can eventually install an ...
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Optimal location of pagefile on a system with two SSDs, with system drive faster than secondary drive

Background My laptop has three disk drives, two of which are SSDs. The system drive is a 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO, while the other SSD is a 64 GB Plextor M5M. Needless to say, the M5M is ...
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Cannot boot windows 8 from SSD

part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/k7z2Bm My SSD is listed in the windows 8 installation setup when I attempt to install (although the 3TB spinner seems to have 2 unallocated sectors for some ...
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How can I check my SSD without any OS installed?

I have a laptop with no OS installed, I try to install Ubuntu but it seems to found an error and it can't be installed. I have make some other checks without errors, and now I want to check the SSD. ...
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How do I determine if a hard drive will fit in my computer?

I noticed this question was asked quite a few times already in varying forms; however, I saw nothing that really answers my question... So here goes; I have an older Dell laptop that needs a new hard ...
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Simultaneous failure of 8x SSD's in raid 10 [on hold]

My friend keeps arguing with me about putting SSD’s in raid vs HDD, I need to settle this. What are the odds of all the SSD’s failing vs HDD”s at once assuming they are from the same assembly line and ...
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What can I do when my UPS overloads?

I've got a sweex 650VA and the following hardware: i7 3770k 32 GB Ram z77 Extreme 4 MSI nVidia GTX 980 2 HDD 5.25 3 SSD 1 DVD RW All supported by a 700 W power unit. When I use particularly ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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What is the theory behind securely delete files on a SSD?

Assume that I have a file which I want to securely delete in a ssd. If I do a regular detele and then fill all unused space with a random data file, would this works?
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new ssd boot failure

I recently bought a samsung evo 840 ssd and installed it in my asus n750jv in the free hd slot. So i have now two HD in my pc. I still have my original drive in it with my old os installed on it, ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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Creative solutions to work around kext signing issue in Yosemite? [closed]

Unfortunately Apple has decided to create kext signing in Yosemite that creates issues for SSDs that require Trim support for optimal function and longevity. Whether this is vendor lock in or ...
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Undo redirecting user profile using junction

Custom built: Windows 7, 64-bit, SSD for OS, 6TB HDD. My SSD is for OS and main programs only. So far, I haven't had much trouble installing or moving additional software and files to the HDD. I ...
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OmniCppComplete vim plugin and SSD on Ubuntu

I want to develop some GTK+ stuff in C and I was in need of using some plugin for completions. I have personal reasons why I don't want to use YouCompleteMe plugin. I configured OmniCppComplete ...
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Does AHCI actually boost performance for SSD drives? [closed]

I've seen claims online above AHCI going all across the board: "ACHI offers a speed improvement over IDE" (source) "AHCI will allow you to hit ~500 MBps read/write and IDE mode will limit you to ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Linux file system divided between SSD and HDD [closed]

In order to achieve better price/performance ratio, I plan to divide my file system (Ubuntu 14.04) between SSD and HDD. Things that are "read mostly" (i.e. most of OS stuff) - should reside on SSD. ...
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Which SATA port to use for Intel SSD with Dell Optiplex 990?

I just bought an Intel 520 Series SSD and I have 4 SATA ports on my Dell Optiplex 990. SATA0 - dark blue, SATA1 - black and SATA2 and SATA3 - white. On the datasheet of Dell Optiplex 990 I can not see ...
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Replacing DVD with an SSD in an HP Pavilion-dv6 laptop?

I have a laptop HP Pavilion dv6-1149wm Entertainment PC, I'd like to replace the DVD writer, with an SSD, but I am wondering which adapter can fit, is this CADDY Adapter relevant for this?
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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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fstrim trimming a lot of bytes, don't think I did that much deletion

Recently I install a SSD on my Linux Mint 17.1 system. I configured the common things like io scheduler to be noop, mount /tmp and /var/log over tmpf, running fstrim for both root and home partitions ...
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Can I add more RAM to make my Samsung N-145 plus Netbook faster? [closed]

Samsung N145 Plus. Intel Atom CPU N455@ 1.66 GHz. Win 7 Starter 32 Bit OS. I like this Netbook, but it is somewhat slow. I have already added a 2 GB RAM stick in place of the 1 GB that came with it. ...
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Windows installation on SSD with low storage

I have a hybrid HDD which has 16GB as SSD. I would like to install windows and I am confused how to install windows on my SSD with low storage. How does SSD work if I install windows on main hard ...
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After much repair, computer won't give me the option to choose which drive to boot from [duplicate]

Background (Quick description of how I got to my current situation) Over the past few days I've been having boot issues (my fault) -- I installed Windows 7 on a new SSD I purchased, and it was great ...
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SSD is recognized by linux liveUSB but not by Windows on Asus G73JW laptop

I have an Asus G73JW laptop, which has two hard drive slots. In the first slot, I have a HDD containing Windows 7. In the second slot, I just inserted an SSD (OCZ Vertex 4) with linux formatting that ...
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How to clone SSD on PC while OS is running?

I have on my PC a Intel 120GB SSD (the windows drive) and a 1TB HDD. I want to replace the Intel 120GB SSD with a Crucial 256GB SSD (and after that use the intel drive as a third drive). How can I ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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windows 10 not detecting samsung 840 pro ssd

I just got Samsung ssd 840 pro. But my windows 10 is not detecting it. Any idea what should I do? I tried using samsung utility mentioned on there website at ...
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Is my SSD starting to fail?

I have Plextor 256 gb M2P which is only 3 years old. I tried to make a backup image of my system drive with reflect (macrium) and windows backup but it both fails each time with an IO error. Altough ...
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SSD: “The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation”

I am currently configuring a Thinkpad E540, having inserted a 256 GB M.2 SSD into the corresponding slot, in order to run Windows 8 from the SSD instead of using the preconfigured 16 GB SSD as a cache ...
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Why Superfetch and Prefetch on Windows 8.1 cause high disk activity on Pagefile disk?

I have an SSD running Windows 8.1 Pro x64, which only has 128GB. To leave it a little more free, I have left only 200MB of Pagefile in it. I have another HDD which has 1TB. In it, I made a new ...
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it possible to disable HDD after 20 min idle but not SSD (Windows 7) [duplicate]

Hello my operating system is Windows 7. I have 3 hard drives: 1 SSD (which hosts Windows), 2 HDD (just a file storage) Is it possible to turn off HDD after some idle time but leave active SSD? I ...
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How do I choose an SSD drive that does not require TRIM support?

Apple has decided to implement kext-signing in core services on startup (as of Yosemite and for the unknown future?). This creates issues for SSDs that require TRIM support for optimal function and ...
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Computers won't boot from an SSD but all files are detected

last night when my girlfriend was over, she pressed the power button on my desktop five or six times to try and turn it off. This morning, the computer wouldn't boot, and I got a read error from the ...
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msata ssd inside wwan port - dell P11F

I want to know if it is possible to let a mSATA ssd work inside a mini PCIe slot intended for a wwan card (It says wwann/tv)? I know that there is a difference between mSATA and mini PCIe but I also ...
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Hybrid drive in ASUS K551LN laptop - only AHCI mode in SATA Mode Selection in BIOS

I recently bought ASUS K551LN laptop with hybrid drive in it (didn't ask for it, it just happened that this model came with it). As SSD partition is only 24Gb which is not enough to install OS onto it ...
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Can I reduce the free space on my windows 8 Restore partition?

I recently did a hard drive clone from the out-of-the-box HDD of my new laptop to a smaller SSD. The cloning software (Acronis True Image HD) handled the resizing of the primary partition to make it ...
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Add unallocated space to free space

The Free space was a partition with Linux, so I just deleted the partition (didn't have a "Format" option) and it became "Free". Then I just shrank the D:// drive with some 50 GB. Now I want to add ...
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Improve SSD performance on Windows 7 laptop

I got Asus k40in and I've just replaced it's HDD with new 120gb SSD (Kingston v300) to give it a new life as office machine; winsat disk shows ~225 MB/s sequential read and ~195 MB/s sequential write. ...
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boot windows 7 from internal ssd connected via usb [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD with a dual boot arch linux/Windows 7 grub. I bought a usb to sata adapter and plugged the usb to a toshiba laptop - the system starts to boot normally from the USB device, up ...
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Late 2010 15" MBP Black-screens during initial Lion setup

I have a late 2010 15" MacBook Pro. The current HDD is running 10.6.8 Installed SSD into USB powered sled, formatted 2 partitions in Mac OS Extended (journaled) Installed Lion via USB stick to SSD ...
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SSD Drive » Drive not accessible Parameter incorrect Issue

I recently purchased the Lenovo540p Notebook and tried adding one of my older SSD drives in the OpticalBay without any luck. Tried formatting and updating Firmware on my device but I still bump into ...
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How to append data in a file by dd?

I want to append new data in a file stored in SSD. dd if=/dev/shm/test of=/data/sdb/test bs=1G oflag=append But df -h shows the dd command always overwrite the test file, instead appends new data ...
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Partitioning issue after HDD to SSD sector copy and swap in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Recently decided to replace my nearly full 500GB hard disk drive with a 1TB SSD to breathe some new life into my mid-2010 MacBook Pro. I used a “toaster”-style drive cloner (Dyconn Dubbler) to do a ...
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best way to clone HDD to SSD Window 7 [duplicate]

This is really similar to this question but some of the methods did not work for me. For example Clonezilla and GParted is not booting from my USB device (created with YUMI). I was following this ...
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How to clone existing Filevault encrypted HD to SSD with a linux live cd/usb

I have a 13-inch, Mid 2012 MacBook pro which comes with a 500 GB sata hard drive. I'm running 10.9.5 Mavericks. Of the 500 GB I have about 77 GB used whereas the rest of it is free space, this drive ...
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ASUS K75V UEFI Windows 8

I want install Windows 8 on my ASUS K75V with UEFI Boot, but I don't know why, but it is still installing with Legacy boot. How can I change this ? Thanks, very much. ehm... will be UEFI boot on ...
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HDD in optical bay spins down and up constantly

I've installed an SSD and HDD in the optical drive slot on my notebook. I'm using windows 8.1 x64, running from my SSD which is my primary drive. My problem is taht HDD spins up/down constantly, in ...
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Should I add an extra 4GB RAM?

I have 4GB DDR3 RAM installed in my laptop with intel Core i3 processor. Should I add 4GB Extra RAM to it? I'm going for SSD upgrade. That's why,I am thinking that it may tear my SSD performance in ...