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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
18 views

Moving Windows 7 to SSD after dual booting with Ubuntu

I am trying to move my Windows 7 partition (~80GB) to a 120 GB SSD. Currently I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a 500GB HDD, which came with Win7 pre-installed. I gather from what I've ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Move Win8.1 to a seperate SSD drive on a dual boot WIn7/Win8 system

I currently have a dual boot system set-up Win 7 and Win 8.1, each in its own partition on an HDD drive. I acquired an SSD drive and would like to transfer the Win 8.1 system to it and when finished ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

SSD as a cache for traditional hdd

modern intel rapid storage response technology for modern chipset. We could use ssd as cache. However from the IRS document, the sata controller should configure as raid mode. How could I configure ...
-1
votes
1answer
38 views

Can I install windows 8.1 update 1 on a 30GB ssd

I have computer with an empty 30GB SSD, and no place for another drive. Can I place a usable Win 8.1.1 on this drive, or should I buy a bigger one? I see in the comments that moving the Users folder ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

What influences compiling times and to what extent?

I'm looking for a new machine, mostly to work on videogames as a programmer, and since a lot of the time will be spent compiling huge projects, I was wondering what are the hardware components that ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Windows 8.1 Boot files on SSD and Program files on HDD

This query might have been asked numerous times but still I am not able to get the correct and proper guidelines answer for this issue/query. What I want to know and configure is the following. With ...
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean and ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive?

I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 500 gb solid state drive for my laptop. There's a feature (disabled by default) called RAPID (Real Time Acceleration Processing of I/O Data) Mode. From what I can ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

How do I move my OneDrive from C:\ to D:\?

Opened Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and see OneDrive under Favorites. Right click on Properties and I get these tabs, General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions, Customize. Cannot do anything ...
-1
votes
1answer
36 views

Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
-1
votes
1answer
23 views

SSD and RAM. Are they compatible with my motherboard?

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (rev 1.0) with Intel Core i3. I am planning on buying "Crucial Ram DDR3 16GB kit 1600MHz Ballistix Sport XT " and a "Samsung 120Gb Sata III 840 EVO SSD Drive" ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Swap internal HDD with SSD

I'm planning to swap my internal HDD with an SSD. My PC says my HDD is SATAII, is it possible to just plug in a SATAIII SSD and use the HDD as an external drive with a SATA/USB cable? Thanks for the ...
-2
votes
0answers
24 views

SDD disk active time 100%, transfer rate 0 at Autocad boot up

I've been reading up on the issue on several places online. It seems as if some 8.1 users are experiencing this at random intervals. In my case however, it happens only when, but each time, I'm ...
-1
votes
0answers
13 views

Low-budget ssd brand/serie [closed]

I'm searching for a budget-ssd w/ a capacity of around 240/256GB. I've read that the crucial m500 is a good low-budget option. Does anyone know a better(cheaper)alternative? I've found a crucial m500 ...
-2
votes
0answers
21 views

Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [on hold]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Securely erase Intel SSD using Live Boot CD

So I am selling on a computer and wish to securely erase the HDD. I've booted into a Live CD (Ubuntu) and run the following commands: sudo hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/sda and sudo hdparm ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

TRIM vs Writing Zeros: The same?

As to what TRIM does to SSDs, is the result the same as with writing zeros to free space? Eg: running cat /dev/zero > zero.file; rm zero.file on the drive?
0
votes
1answer
21 views

building a computer: GA-Z87X-UD3H does not recognize 2hdds 1 ssd and 1 dvd drive

I have never built a computer before and followed these instructions for the 1200 rig: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200 When I booted it up, I got the ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

New Windows 7 install using SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage?

I've just finished building a desktop and would like to install Windows 7 to a SSD and then have the default storage (i.e. Program Files and User folders) on a separate HDD. I've searched for ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

Performance expectations of multiple solid state drives [on hold]

I recently purchased a second solid state drive, as mine is reaching its max capacity. I currently dual-boot Windows and Linux on the same drive, and the plan is to move the Linux partition to the ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

What will give the most increase in Virtual Machine performance?

Our IT staff has been given the task of improving the performance of all of the VM's used at our company. This includes those remoting into a hyper-v server and those using their own VM's on their own ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Cloning Linux and Windows from two separate disks to a single SSD

Backstory TL;DR: cloned OpenSUSE from /dev/sda2 to /dev/sdc1, Windows 7 from /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sdc2; formatted /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb1; reconfigured GRUB2 and installed it on /dev/sdc; OpenSUSE loads, ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

SSD Extended Partition Misalignment

I have a drive that has primary partitions and an extended partition that contains several logical partitions. It looks something like this: Drive --> Primary P1 (Aligned) --> Primary P2 ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

How to use the SSD for caching in Windows without Intel Smart Response?

My motherboard is Asus P8B75-M. It doesn't have Intel Smart Response. But recently I bought a SSD. Since I mostly use linux I have Linux installed in it. But can I use it to speed up Windows also? ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

My Users folder is over 17GB but has almost nothing in it

I have an SSD boot drive with Windows 7 on it. I keep all (most) of my applications on my HDD. I keep getting a message telling me my C: drive is almost full. I go to find the problem and see my Users ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Dell Precision T3500 Intel Rapid Storange Technology shows no Acceleration option?

I have a Dell Precision T3500 with a 2TB HDD with my OS installed and a brand new 128GB SSD which is not formatted. The SATA mode is set to RAID in BIOS and the latest version of the Intel Rapid ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Samsung Series 9 Laptop won't recognize new SSD

I just bought a Samsung Series 9 laptop (np900x3g to be precise) and I wanted to upgrade it's SSD. I bought an msata ssd and installed it alright. It is also recognized in Bios but I can't get it to ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal?

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

SSHD + full encryption: performance boost?

SSHD on itself as I heard is pretty nice. But what if I would full encrypt the SSHD with Truecrypt or whatever? Do I get still some performance boost? I'm just asking because as I understood SSHD is ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

OCZ RevoDrive X2 runs at half speed

I have a OCZ RevoDrive X2 128GB in RAID 0 mode (two 55GB partitions) installed on my P55A-UD3 mainobard. I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64 bit and provided the OCZ drivers during install. When ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
20
votes
1answer
1k views

SSD garbage collection time

Let's assume I store sensitive information on a SSD and I want to erase it without secure erasing the whole drive. I erase or overwrite the file. The OS supports TRIM, so the block containing the ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?

I know that some SSDs rarely have an issue with "cold boots" under certain firmware and software configurations. However in this case I have had two SSDs (different brands) that would literally not ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

How do I check the wear level of a SSD

How do I check the wear level of an SSD? Are there general diagnostics tools or is it specific to the SSD? The SSD in question is the Samsung 840 EVO.
0
votes
1answer
25 views

After SSD upgrade, HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, boot hangs at start while in the HP ultra slim dock. Out of dock all works fine

I've upgraded to an SSD drive. I've cloned the original, installed the new SSD internally, all works great. But when I put the system in the associated ultra thin docking station, the system hangs on ...
-1
votes
2answers
27 views

Loading in a new drive

I have a standard 1TB HDD in my computer right now that everything (including the Windows OS) is on. I want to purchase a SSD, install Windows on there and make that my primary drive. However, I want ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Windows boot performance - 52 seconds to initialize drives?

I had an issue with my primary SSD and I replaced it with another from a different brand, and at the same time I reordered my other 2 mechanical (C=ssd, D & E=mechanical). Now, when I load ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

Windows 8.1 BSOD when waking from sleep if ATA HDD password set in BIOS

I installed Intel ssd 520 (180GB) into my HP 8560w notebook with Windows 8.1. The system works fine, if no HDD ATA password set. However I wish to take advantage of the encryption feature, so I have ...
3
votes
0answers
51 views

High I/O system hanging

I have a Fedora 20 box that i'm trying to import a massive amount of data in to postgres on (billions of rows). System spec: 16GB RAM, 6 core 3.2 ghz, 500GB RAID0 PCIe SSD Everytime I/O load gets ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

SSD won't show up in Windows installer [duplicate]

I am experiencing anissue when installing Windows 7 64-bit on a clean 240GB SSD. My motherboard is a GA-MA785GMT-UD2H, BIOS detects the SATA drive and Windows 7 does detect the drive when booting off ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Can a Raspberry Pi be reconfigured to reboot automatically if the SDcard becomes unreadable?

I have a Pi out on a hosting environment. The pi would occasionally become inaccessible, but responsive to pings. My provider has been kind enough to reboot it a couple times and let me syslog to ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

How to enable Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD Self Encrypting Drive with Intel RST RAID 0

I have an MSI GT60-2OD (Haswell MB, UEFI enabled w/o CSM) with 3 Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD drives in RAID 0 mode (Intel RST AHCI RAID Controller Miniport aka Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

Bad SATA cable suddenly? (MacBook Pro mid 2012)

OS X 10.9.2 Story SSD crashed due to kernel panic (Crucial M4). Data was still on it when I plugged it in via USB. Wiped and tried to reinstall via Time Machine, extremely slow transfer rate (est. ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Windows 8.1 clean install keeps failing with Oxc0000005 error

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD. I don't know where the error is coming from, I'v already tested several ...