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How can I fix dell mSata SSD

I have been formatting my dell laptop for quite a while, I bought it back in 2012, with one year warranty, it ended last august, but I think since the moment I formatted it to windows 8.1 I probably ...
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How can I restore RAID 0 on my DELL laptop?

I have been formating my dell laptop for quite a while, I bought it back in 2012, with one year warranty, it ended last august, but I think since the moment I formatted it to windows 8.1 I probably ...
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1answer
21 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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [closed]

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 ...
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2answers
57 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 ...
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2answers
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Performance expectations of multiple solid state drives [closed]

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 ...
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0answers
21 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, ...
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2answers
46 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 ...
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31 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 ...
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0answers
26 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 ...
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0answers
41 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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46 views

Windows 7 Drive Letter Changed on Data Drive and Can't Log In

I just purchased an SSD for my computer to install the Windows OS files and my program files on, and for my other hard drive for my user directory. I got it all working through an answer file in audit ...
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0answers
170 views

Problems building a new AMD A10-7850K based PC

I'm not sure where to start, there seem to be several issues with this build. I'll run down the specs first. That should be a good start. Specification MB: ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ AMD A88X FCH CPU: AMD ...
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1answer
23 views

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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1answer
53 views

Optimizing Corsair SSD Windows 7

I am currently having a Force Series™ GS 128GB SATA 3 SSD which is supposed to have the following specs: Sequential Read Write 560 MB/s sequential read — 535 MB/s sequential write But, instead, I'm ...
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71 views

My SSD cant be selected from Windows 7 install menu

Can anyone help me? I cant choose my SSD when I try to install Windows. Only my secondary HDD allowed. SATA mode selection in UEFI BIOS is set to AHCI. Can I check somewhere check if my SSD is working ...
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0answers
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How do I accelerate more than one hard drive using Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I have a Biostar T77B, a 3570K, a Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM HDD, and an OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD as the core of my system. I just bought a second Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM drive and a Kensington SSDNow V300 60GB ...
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0answers
17 views

Cloning Windows from HD to SDD with Ubuntu

I wanted to clone my Windows 7 from HDD (160G) to SSD (250G). I put SSD on SATA3, booted an Ubuntu from usb stick, cloned in GParted via Copy&Paste and flagged the partition bootable. Then I ...
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2answers
83 views

Merge C and D HDDs with Windows 7

Due to hardware issues, I would like to move my installation of Windows 7 as well as the rest of the installed programs and data from my C drive (a small SSD) to my current D drive, which would then ...
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35 views

Cloning win 7 32 bit from HD to SSD Macrium reports incompatible sector size

Created a drive image of Win 7 Prof 32 bit on an HP 6930P laptop from the internal Seagate 160Gb HD on to a USB 3 TB Toshiba HD with Macrium (5.something,latest free download) and verified. Bought ...
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109 views

How to enable/switch to AHCI in Windows 7 64 bit on Boot Camp 3 MacBook White 2010

After some research and ploughing through the internet, I know that one can enable/switch to AHCI on a PC using registry involving BIOS (please correct me if I'm wrong). The instructions can be found ...
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0answers
17 views

Remove Windows 7 bootloader from second drive

I have a Windows 7 installation on a PC with a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I installed the OS on the 128GB SSD but I forgot to remove the 2TB HDD befopre installing Windows 7, so it installed the ...
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1answer
38 views

Primary hard drive too small

The computer that I am working on has 10 gigs of free space. When running Photoshop and In-design, I keep running into issues where the computer doesn't have enough free space due to the files being ...
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0answers
20 views

No Video Until I Restart My Machine On First Boot, Then Black Screen Before Windows Loads Desktop

Here are my computer's specs. Windows 7 Intel i5 3570k EVGA 780 When starting my computer for the first time in the day, nothing will show up on the screen until I push the button again and turn it ...
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2answers
131 views

Is my SSD disk aligned to 4k sectors and if not how do I fix it? [duplicate]

As per another post here on SU, I'm trying optimise performance of a USB 3.0 attached SSD drive. I've been told that aligning to 4k boundaries should improve performance(?). So how can I check that ...
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1answer
23 views

Using Windows 7 clone an OS X mechanical drive to an SSD

Situation: client with Apple laptop buys an SSD to upgrade. Installer disc isn't working and waiting another FULL week for "two day shipping" is not really an option. I can easily hook up their two ...
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28 views

Detect which is faulty between SSD and motherboard

Windows 7 started giving me some problems, like disabling the Aero theme, not letting me open the screen resolution options, etc. Now, I'm pretty sure my SSD (OCZ Vertex 3) is faulty, the S.M.A.R.T. ...
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1answer
29 views

How to get amount of data written to the SSD in its lifetime?

At home my Samsung SSD was shipped with a utility program that informs me about the the amount of data written to it through its lifetime. The Kingston SSD in my work notebook however lacks any ...
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2answers
89 views

Windows 7 random crashes

I have a Windows 7 computer with this hardware: Asus P8P67 PRO Intel i7 2600k 8GB RAM AMD Radeon HD 6970 2TB HDD (used for storing data) 128GB SSD OCZ Vertex III (used for the OS) The PC works ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 fresh install won't boot without 2nd harddrive, missing boot partition?

I just tried to upgrade my wife's computer to an SSD for silence and speed. To do the install I physically added the new SSD to an empty SATA port and then used the Windows 7 install disk to put a ...
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0answers
21 views

Cloning a windows 7 system original installed on a SSD to a HDD, works?

Making a long story short. I have a backup on a windows 7 system that was located on a SSD. Now I want to restore that backup to a HDD. Will that work? I had TRIM enabled and stuff like that. Thanks ...
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1answer
91 views

Random Crashes and Critical Errors with Toshiba SSD - BHDrvx64 the Cause?

I recently bought and installed the Toshiba Q Series Pro (THNSNJ256GCST) 256GB SSD into my laptop. Whenever I boot up in the mornings, the OS (Windows 7 Pro x64) will have random critical errors ...
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1answer
73 views

How to create a Win7 read-only boot drive?

Long story short - I have Win7 installed on SSD which is my primary boot disk C: drive. I have another 2TB SATA IDE HDD as the D: drive which stores most of my programs and all my data. So far so ...
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41 views

Disable SSD Read-Cache Windows 7

I need to disable the read-cache in my SSD for benchmarking an application. Is this possible with Windows 7? I just found examples to disable the write-cache.
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Can i delete windows 7 on a hard drive and keep my stuff and then access it on a new windows 7 on an ssd?

Qk let's say I have a hard drive with windows 7 and all my other stuff on it. I later buy a new SSD to put my Operating System on it. Can I delete windows 7 on the hard drive and keep the rest of ...
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1answer
35 views

Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
3
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2answers
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Windows 7 clean install taking up 71.6gb on my SSD [duplicate]

I installed windows on my SSD as the C:\ drive and it is 71.6gb used out of 111gb. I should note that when I select all the folders in C:\ and right click and view properties of all the folders in ...
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3answers
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My hard drive is just randomly vanishing?

My second drive is just randomly vanishing. It's a SSD. I can be in console on the drive and all of sudden I get: Set-Location : Cannot find drive. A drive with the name 'F' does not exist. At ...
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1answer
39 views

Can you manually “inject” drivers into a hibernated drive image?

Is it possible to manually inject new drivers and configurations into a hibernated Windows 7 drive image? I have a sector-by-sector drive image of a hibernated Windows 7 install. It's imaged from an ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Setting up dual-boot on 1 drive and storage partitions for 2 drives

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux (Ubuntu) on the SSD, split it by 60gb each or however close to evenly as possible. Then the storage HDD I want to ...
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1answer
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Starting with a 2010 standard build PC, how do I choose an SSD and set up dual boot Windows / Ubuntu on it?

There is so much info on the net; I am completely lost. All I want to do is set up a "decent" dual boot configuration on an SSD. What I have now: A desktop PC from Dell. It has one hard drive which ...
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3answers
229 views

Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Move AppData (via symlink?) to a different drive

I've been looking for ways to move AppData off my SSD but the symlink methods won't work since they attempt to make the link in the folder that my AppData folder is in. Since the folder exists and ...
0
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0answers
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Acronis True Image doesn't clone from old to new drive

I got ADATA SSD(128Gb). It came with Acronis ATI HD 2013 key. Followed the instructions and installed and activated the Acronis program. I want to clone my existing data(only 40Gb) from old hard drive ...
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1answer
37 views

Will a win 8 OEM on a win 7 OEM

When I bought my hardware it was shipped with Windows 7 Professional. After a while I got an offer to upgrade and purchase a Windows 8 OEM license. Now comes the question, is it possible to use this ...