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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Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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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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Are 3.5 inch SSD drives available? Why so many 2.5inch versions?

I want an SSD SATAIII because to me it represents the best combination of quietest & fastest. But there doesn't seem to be much choice relative to 2.5" variants or non-SSD 3.5". I feel like ...
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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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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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Can I add more RAM to make my Samsung N-145 plus Netbook faster? [on hold]

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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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. ...
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Install Windows 8 on a laptop with 20GB SSD?

I bought an Acer S3-391-6406 Ultrabook that's still being shipped to my house and I want to know the best way to optimize Windows 8 for it. Every laptop I own, I like to immediately wipe Windows with ...
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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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Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked

Photoshop CS6 gives me the following error: Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked my setup has 128gb ssd (C) which contains only my OS files with some junction points to ...
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What if I checked the box “Compress this drive to save disk space” on an SSD?

I was wondering how it would effect an SSD if this was checked: I was just curious whether it would save my SSD disk space?
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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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How do I determine the best SSD drives that do NOT require TRIM support? (work around kext signing issue in Yosemite) [closed]

Unfortunately 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 ...
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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 enable hardware based encryption on Samsung 850 Pro

I have a new Samsung 850 pro which touts hardware-based encryption. According to that page I should just go in my bios and set a hard-drive password (no problem right). The only relevant thread I ...
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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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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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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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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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it possible to disable HDD after 20 min idle but not SSD (Windows 7)

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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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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Partitioning Linux Mint Cinnamon [on hold]

I am installing Linux Mint Cinnamon for the first time and need some help figuring out the best way to partition everything. I have a 120 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD and 6 GB of RAM. I have no need to ...
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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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MacBook Pro (2011) with new Samsung EVO 840 SSD freezing (beach ball) on Yosemite

I’ve been using Yosemite for quite a while on HDD which came with MBP and it worked just fine. I also have MacBook 2010 with Intel SSD and also running Yosemite with no problem. Now, yesterday I’ve ...
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Using junction.exe for Windows 8 only creates a directory to copy to and is not protecting the targetted directory

I am using junction.exe for Windows 8 with commands like these D:\Downloads\Junction\junction.exe D:\Temp\Sandbox\ C:\Sandbox\ D:\Downloads\Junction\junction.exe D:\Temp\AppData ...
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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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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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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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I'm planning to build a NHS box for home. [closed]

Hey guys I'm planning on building a nas box using freeNAS. Can you please recommend me hardware for the build (cheaper than a drobo). Are ECC rams worth the extra cash? My primary use for NAS will be ...
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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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Asus ux31e zenbook SSD non-standard / cant upgrade hdd?

I bought a ux31e asus zenbook, and the drive crashed last week. I just cancelled an mSata ssd order because I fear asus has used a non standard ssd!!! what a bunch of crooks, ive lost all my respect ...
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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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MacOS: can't understand what is using all my disk space

I got a MacBook Air with a limited SSD HD: 128 GB. The largest software I have is XCode (3.2 GB) and I do have 2 versions of this (4.5 and previou). My iPhoto library has 1.3GB of photos. My dropbox ...
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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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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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best way to clone HDD to SSD Window 7 [duplicate]

This is really close the 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 flowing this guide ...
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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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Where can i find a bootable ssd diagnostics tool?

I have a laptop, which has a Micron 128GB SSD. I have a feeling that it is defective, but I don't know for sure. I need a bootable SSD diagnostics tool to verify this. Where can I find a bootable SSD ...
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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 ...
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Hybrid hard drive vs SSD performance - Source control / Visual Studio / Sql Server [closed]

Preamble I posted this question on StackOverflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27288618/hybrid-hard-drive-vs-ssd-performance-source-control-visual-studio-sql-serv and was told that this was the ...
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Use the Desktop's SSD to run an OS on notebook without losing the current data and OS setup

I need to try to use 1 hard disk - which already has a Windows 7 installation on Desktop -n a notebook. Disk is not divided and only have 40 gb free space. What I want is Unplug SSD from desktop, ...
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Make a copy of current Windows boot hard disc but exclude partitions [duplicate]

My current C: SSD drive is failing. I would like to copy it to a new SSD drive and take the opportunity to dual boot with Linux. Is there a way to only copy SYSTEM and OS (C:) partitions (see image) ...
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Need an idea on what to check next for random computer… freeze?

I have an odd problem with the computer that I built this year randomly, freezing I suppose would be the best word.. You can see the important system specs here. Now, the reason that I don't want to ...