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Installing windows 7 on a new Samsung 840 EVO SSD

I was replacing a broken HDD with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. The instructions were all images as if it was a piece of furniture, with no instructions for a blank install, so obviously something went ...
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1answer
32 views

SSD Causing Battery To Die Almost Instantly?

I'm a little stumped a what the problem is. I recently got a used a laptop and I swapped out the 500GB 5400RPM hard drive for a PNY 120GB SSD drive. When I unplug the power from the laptop, the ...
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1answer
59 views

What SSD hard drive is compatible with an HP Compaq 2540p? [closed]

I have read this thread but I'm not sure what to look out for and what will cause incompatibility when purchasing an SSD hard drive for this laptop.
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1answer
35 views

ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
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2answers
52 views

How hard is it to swap an SSD in a laptop? [closed]

If I buy a modern laptop with a comparatively small SSD, how hard (typically) will it be to clone & swap the drive later?
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1answer
22 views

SSD stopped working in laptop but works in other laptop

Strange thing happening in my dell xps l701x - I have been using it for years now with a hdd and sdd in it. The other day, I powered down and went out. Came back to find it would not boot into ...
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2answers
107 views

How to tell if my laptop has a hybrid hard drive?

I recently just purchased a ASUS laptop (model: s551LB-CJ150H). Under the device manager it only shows WDC WD10JPVX-80JC3T0. Although according to the laptop retailer it is equipped with a hybrid ...
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1answer
137 views

Reliability of 4 SSD in RAID 0 -vs.-SSD Boot+5440 HDD - in laptop

Question: What are the benefits of SDD RAID 0 over SDD boot with 5400 HDD? Goal: Decision between internal storage options Needs: Ability to seamlessly use multiple graphics and coding programs ...
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1answer
27 views

How to know about the hardware especifications of a notebook/ultrabook?

I'm a .Net programmer and I want to buy a new ultrabook for me. I'm dating the Dell XPS 13 and I want to know the hardware manufacturer and version of the SSD and memory, but I don't find it on the ...
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0answers
52 views

Samsung SSD runs hot in Dell XPS 1330 laptop

My laptop hard drive died so I bought a Samsung EVO 840 Basic SSD. This Dell model was never very good at cooling itself but to my surprise the fan runs more now with the SSD installed. So the HDD ...
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1answer
41 views

Fujitsu LifeBook AH-532 compatible with 9.5mm HD?

My nephew has a Fujitsu LifeBook AH-532 laptop, purchased Oct-2013. His HD appears to have died, and we're taking the opportunity to upgrade to a better HD - faster, and also 1TB. We're thinking ...
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1answer
502 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 ...
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0answers
95 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
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1answer
41 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 ...
0
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0answers
60 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 ...
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0answers
80 views

Asus S46 boots to bios

I have asus laptop. Config: i3 3217U @ 1.80 GHz 6GB RAM SSD 128 GB Windows 8.1 - updated frequently Since yesterday I'm facing the problem that computer has frozen few times and I had to hard ...
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0answers
38 views

Does the laptop power supply the SATA drive from battery even being powered off?

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook s762 with a native SSD drive. After a couple of months or so - the SSD became the "brick". I read the article and remembered, that just before the failure, I shut down the ...
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1answer
127 views

Which parts of a laptop can be damaged by drop impact?

I have Macbook pro late 2013 with SSD. 1-2 times I dropped it inside bag (with protection) from about 30-40 CM while it's off. I know that when laptop with HDD, there is chance that HDD can be ...
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1answer
85 views

ExpressCard SSD Boot on Laptop

Is it possible to boot from an ExpressCard SSD? If so, what are the constraints? I am interested in trying to set up my computer like I do for my servers which is install base OS is on a small ...
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9answers
2k views

What's faster for office work - SSD + slow CPU or HDD + fast CPU [closed]

I am going to buy "new" (it can be used) notebook for my work - mostly heavy surfing (I need more browsers with many tabs opened), programming and other office work. I have no experience with this: ...
2
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1answer
123 views

Alienware M17xR3 only 3gb/s speed with SSD

I have an alienware M17xR3 and a Samsung 830 SSD, I've had it for a while now but today I've installed Samsung Magician, and I've noticed the message that my maximum speed is 3gb/s and 6gb/s is not ...
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1answer
42 views

Adding SSD drive to my laptop - presumably impossible?

I read this interesting article on adding SSD drives to laptops: http://www.pcworld.com/article/239287/ssd_laptop.html It seems I have no option, since my laptop has only one HD bay and no optical ...
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1answer
187 views

I need BIOS R0140C5 for my Sony VAIO SVS13

can someone give me link to download BIOS R0140C5? This is stock bios on laptops. I didnt find any information, mb who has Sony VAIO S-series with this BIOS can make backup of it. My SDD is broken, ...
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91 views

Using Laptop with HDD Inside When Moving in Car

I have recently read that modern hard disk drives dislike any kind of vibrations. So my answer is: is it possible to use a laptop with an HDD inside it without any negative consequences when moving ...
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2answers
355 views

Is there a linux command to find out how many SSDs my laptop can support?

Background: I'd like to benchmark some SSDs. I am thinking about doing this on my laptop. I would like to check if my laptop supports using multiple SSDs at the same time. I don't want to have to ...
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3answers
138 views

Is walking around with my SSD laptop turned on harmful to it?

I understand that moving a platter hard drive around while its writing data is very unhealthy and can easily corrupt the data being written. Since a SSD has no moving parts, is it safe to freely move ...
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0answers
142 views

Acer Travelmate 5744 can't boot from SSD in presense of HDD

While ago I bought a SSD for my Acer Travelmate 5744 laptop and replaced a HDD with it. All was great. Recently I decided to replace a DVD drive I hardly ever use with my old HDD to get more ...
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0answers
40 views

How to undo a failed SSD install

Yesterday, I tried to install a Kingston SSD that I've bought, in place of my Acer Aspire M5-581TG-73516G52Mss's "existing" 20gb SSD. There were a few issues, however: The laptop did not contain a ...
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1answer
79 views

Should I add 4gb RAM to my laptop? [closed]

I just bought a new laptop a month ago and while it already meets my requirements, there's always space for an upgrade! The laptop is HP ProBook 450 and these are hardware specs: Intel i5-3230M ...
0
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1answer
92 views

How to know (without unscrewing the casing) if my laptop is capable of supporting Solid State Drives (SSDs)?

I have a lenovo V470 and as an Xmas treat I am thinking about upgrading to Solid State Drive (SSD) to utilise the benifit. However, I don't know if my laptop's motherboard is capable of supporting ...
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1answer
352 views

Can I Replace SATA 3.0Gb/s hard disk with With SATA 6.0Gb/s in Toshiba Satellite c660 laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and by default there is SATA 3.0 fitted in it. Few days ago, it stopped working. So I need to replace it with a new one. The problem I'm currently facing is I don't ...
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4answers
128 views

Hard Drive buzzes and laptop fails to boot

I Have a laptop from nearly an year and for some time now I've been experiencing a problem with it. Sometimes when I try to power on the laptop the loading screen of Windows freezes and the hard disk ...
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1answer
295 views

How to check if my BIOS is SSD compatible?

I have a Toshiba L850-13R laptop and I want to upgrade from a HDD to a SSD. However I read on forums that there could be problems where the BIOS could not see the newly bought SSD. How can I check ...
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0answers
129 views

ASUS G46vw Laptop Bios Wont Detect My SSD

I just bought a Samsung 840 evo SSD for my Laptop but I'm having problems with the bios recognizing the new SSD. I tried about every single thing and spent 1.5 hours with ASUS with no results. I own ...
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0answers
54 views

SSD (in caddy) getting detected by old laptop but not in newer laptop

I have 2 Toshiba laptops. One is core i3 (3 years old). Another one Core i5 (month old). I recently bought an SSD caddy + Samsung 840 PRO for my old laptop. It worked fine but when I ran some ...
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1answer
233 views

Lower temperature with 10°C difference: Toshiba Q Series 256 GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB? [closed]

(concerning a Gaming Laptop such as the Asus G75VX or G750) I am thinking of buying Toshiba Q Series 256 GB instead of the Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB as I read on ssdreview that the Toshiba SSD uses less ...
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0answers
99 views

Intel 520 240Gb SSD in Dell XPS l702x Disappeared

I installed an intel 520 SSD in my laptop about a month ago. It' been working fine until today. I was watching a film, I paused it in the middle to answer a phone call, when I returned my laptop had ...
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0answers
48 views

What is my laptop SSD actually doing, and how to make the most of it? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 laptop which comes with a 24GB SSD. It is running Windows 8. I understand that the SSD is there to improve system performance, as it operates a lot faster than a ...
0
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1answer
229 views

Replaced optical drive with SSD in caddy, but BIOS freezes (Acer Aspire 5740-5847)

I tried replacing the optical drive of my Acer Aspire 5740-5847 with an Intel SSD (inside a caddy I bought from ebay), but then the BIOS freezes, after showing that it has detected both hard drives - ...
0
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0answers
268 views

Steps to install solely ubuntu 13.04 on Dell inspiron 14z ultrabook with SSD+HDD

I have tried a few things like disabling the Intel smart response, choosing AHCI in BIOS. But there are certain problems I am still facing. I can't see my SSD during the installation of ubuntu (I am ...
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1answer
115 views

2.5" SSD in the optical drive bay - what about the performance?

I'm looking for a new laptop and I want one which has two hard drive bays for using both HDD and SSD. But I don't think most of the new models have two bays, so replacing optical drive seems as a good ...
3
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2answers
911 views

How to check whether a laptop has two hard drive bays?

I want to buy a new laptop. I have a SSD on my old Toshiba A300 which has two hard drive bays and I'm really happy with it. Now I want to have two bays on my new laptop, too, so I can use both HDD and ...
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1answer
443 views

Is there a way to turn a laptop into an external recording device?

I have a laptop that I recently purchased that I hardly use simply due to the fact that my Desktop is so much better. I was wondering though, is there a way to somehow connect my laptop to my Desktop ...
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2answers
395 views

How to add an SSD and boot from that?

I have purchased an SSD and installed it - in addition to my existing SATA drive. I want to use the SSD to contain my Windows and programs, leaving my data on the SATA drive. I have cloned the ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Will my new drive fit in my laptop?

My laptop is a ASUS K53E My current dive is Height 9.5mm Width 69.75mm Length 100.3mm The new drive is Height 7.00 Width 69.85 Length 100.00 My question is is the new drive to wide?
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2answers
1k views

Can I easily put an SSD in an ASUS G75, and which ones?

I've been out of the hardware game for a while. I'm looking to buy a new laptop, but even the gaming laptops mostly come with a 5400 RPM HDD. I've got my eye on some variant of the ASUS G75 but I'm ...
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2answers
131 views

Switching to SSD in Portege R830

I have a portege R830 - X3310. Unfortunately my HDD gave up and I am thinking of switching to a SSD. Does any one have any idea if a Corsair Force GS will fit? The SSD is a 2.5" disk. I tried ...
2
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2answers
3k views

lenovo thinkpad t410 installing ssd [closed]

Hi: I want to replace my existing stock 320GB spinning hard drive with a 256GB SSD. What is the procedure for doing this? Is it something like make a Windows Image copy of the current HD on an ...
0
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1answer
102 views

What are the practical advantages to a SSD+HDD setup laptop?

I am trying to choose between a laptop with only HDD and one with 120GB SSD + 500GB HDD. I know that SSD-s are faster, of course. But, what are the practical, user-side advantages of this. Which ...
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1answer
400 views

In a laptop with both an SSD and a HDD, is it still worth it to pay for 7200 rpm rather than 5400 rpm? [closed]

I am getting a laptop (Gigabyte u2442f) with two drives: a 250 GB SSD I'll use for the filesystem root, and a 750 GB HDD I'll use for home/. For the HDD, I have a choice between 5400 RPM and 7200 ...