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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Will an SSD fit in this old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Although it's very old, it's more than enough for the job I want it to do. I would like to put a SSD into it, maybe something like this one. The motherboard ...
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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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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 ...
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Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
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State solid hard disk upgrade

Wha type of connector are mounted on SSD? I'm searching for a new notebook and I'm stuck on this choice. Could I buy a notebook with a classic HDD and then, upgrade it with a SSD?
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How much can you upgrade your computer hardware and keep your windows 7/8 license? (Is there even a limit?)

I think I remember reading somewhere that there are limits to how much you can upgrade a windows 7/8 computer without having to buy a new windows license. After some googling I can't find any ...
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How to reinstall my genuine Windows 7 in a new hard drive (SSD)?

I want to update, my laptop to a SSD flash drive, and want to install the windows that came pre-installed in my machine. I know there is supposed to be a partition on my current hard drive, that has ...
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2answers
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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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Is it worth buying a SSD disk for a motherboard that only supports SATA I?

The title says it all: I wanted to make an upgrade to my old computer. The motherboard only supports SATA 1 (Asus P5GD1 Pro). Do you think that I can still have significant gains in performance ...
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Upgrading 4GB onboard SSD in my EEEPC4G

I own an Asus EEEPC 4G and have installed Windows XP on it. The 4GB internal SSD is almost full and it keeps giving me regular warning of disk full. I have tried everything under the sun to create ...
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1k views

Is it possible to use a PATA to SATA adapter in a notebook?

How to update an old notebook with a SATA SSD (that I already have)? I know there are adapters available, but they apparently don't fit in a laptop because the dimensions of the SSD and PATA drive ...
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I want to replace 120GB SSD with 240GB SSD. Will I need to reinstall Windows?

Some SSD vendors offer "upgrade kits" that are supposed to move the operating system from the old disk to the new one without the need to reinstall it, however, it didn't really quite work for me in ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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123 views

Failing hard drive, want to replace with SSD

I have a hard drive that appears to be failing. It is a normal SATA based hard disk that I am looking to replace with a Solid State Drive but I have a few questions. I have a motherboard that is a ...
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Will my netbook benefit from a SATA 3 SDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will an SSD speed up an Atom-based netbook? I'm looking to upgrade the regular hard drive on my Asus EEE 1000H netbook to an SSD. I'm considering various SSD models, ...
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What firmware version is my OCZ Vertex SSD?

I have an OCZ Vertex series I (SATA II) SSD that is starting to fail. I would like to try upgrading the firmware, but don't know what version is currently on it. How can I find out? According to ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Powerbook G4 laptop's hard drive to SSD?

I was not sure if the Powerbook laptops accepted SATA drives, am I able to use a SATA SSD on the Mac Powerbook G4?
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Restoring Windows 7 onto SSD via WHS backup

I have a Windows 7 machine with an old HDD that sounds like it'll go any day now. I plan on replacing it with an SSD. The process should be relatively straightforward, since I have WHS and the machine ...
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Should I go for an OCZ-Vertex 2 drive in my Macbook Pro or wait for the new drives?

My question is not about whether I should get an SSD drive for for my MacBook Pro, it is more along the lines of whether the SATA2 interface on my late 2009 MBP is a limiting factor and whether it ...
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Will running virtual machines from a hybrid SSD see a significant speed increase?

I have virtual machines running off an external 7200rpm hard drive connected to a laptop with eSATA. I'd like to upgrade the drive to an SSD but can't afford one at the size I need. Would using a ...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro 2008 to SSD

I'm about to purchase a nice 120gb SSD for my Macbook Pro laptop. While installing the new drive is simple enough (physically), I've never installed Mac OSX on a bare drive. Are there any caveats or ...
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Will an SSD work on this machine?

My Dad's PC seems a bit slow, even straight after a rebuild. I was wondering about replacing his boot drive with an SSD as I thought that it was I/O which was causing the problem (Task Manager showing ...
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Does it make sense to install an SSD into a 3rd generation MacBook?

I've heard that, to really benefit from a solid-state drive, one needs a motherboard fast enough. Do you think it's worth to install an SSD into this laptop? Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: ...
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Photoshop performance gain - ram/disk

What performance gain would i expect to see when going from a 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM (2+2), 250GB 5400RPM system to a 2.4GHz, 6GB Ram (4+2), 128GB Falcon SSD (230/190mb/s)? (Ram is 1066Mhz) In particular im ...
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Dell Inspiron 530 - SSD Worth it? [closed]

I'm going to be upgrading my Dell Inspiron 530 (2.0 Ghz Intel Dual Core CPU, 3 GB RAM) to windows 7 soon, and rather than backup and reformat my existing drive, I'm planning on getting a 2nd drive to ...
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3answers
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Upgrade to SSD drive

I would like to upgrade my laptop's (Dell M70) hard drive to an SSD, such as the Intel X25-M MLC SSD or a Dell 128 GB Serial ATA SSD. Do SSDs require any special hardware to work properly, or is ...
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1answer
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Upgrading from RAID0 HDDs to SSD - can I use the RAID0 disks after the upgrade?

I have two HDDs in RAID0, on a Gigabyte EP45T-DS3R motherboard. I'd like to install Windows 7 RC on a solid state drive, and use the HDDs as data storage. The HDDs are full of data (which I'd like to ...