Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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How can I move Windows 10 bootloader (GUID) only to SD card?

I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from a AHCI SSD to a much faster NVMe SSD without much success. I've pretty much concluded that my six month old Dell XPS 13 9343 doesn't have BIOS support for ...
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Partially Solved: SSD security password - stuck with an I/O Error

Model in question is a Kingston SV300S37A120G. I read here that when trying to unlock a security password, I should put “quotes” around it if it contains special characters. Does that apply for caps? ...
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Confirming that Windows 7 is using SSD optimizations

Took the plunge and installed Windows 7 on my computer. Even better, I installed it on my new Intel x25m (got to love that SSD goodness.) Vista was known to thrash, throttle, and otherwise wear out ...
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Hard drive always busy at 100%?

I just installed a new SSD to my computer (It had already one SSD and one HDD). I also swapped some SATA cables to get better transfer rates on the SSDs (They were on SATA 3Gb/s while I had two 6Gb/s ...
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Windows equivalent of lvm-cache

I'm going to be using Windows 7 for a few months on a custom built x86_64 Intel-based platform with Z97 motherboard. Being an avid linux user, I was wondering: does Windows have any form of ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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Kingston SSD toolbox doesn't see new SSD

I just installed a new Kingston 300V 120GB SSD. Windows 7 sees it and I can copy files to/from it. But the Kingston SSD Toolbox reports: No disks connected to system I also discovered on the ...
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The used space on the SSD is much more than the sum of all files on it, how?

I found out that Windows calculates much more used space on my 128GB SSD than the total volume of all files on it. WinDir calculates only 62.4GB even with junction point following, but Windows shows ...
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Windows 8 feeling slow

I installed my Windows 8.1 x64 a few years ago. Usually I did re-setup the system once a year or so to make it fast again, but I don't have too much time for that right now. PROBLEM: The system ...
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Multiple hardlinks

I am running win 8.1 I have a 120GB SSD for c: I have an "old windows" folder on c: that I want to delete, so I tried and received a message saying I needed permission from the system, so I checked ...
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Trying to mirror a volume

I originally had my HD mirrored to another one, but then it said the plex was missing, so I took it out and checked it and it was dead. So i bought a 2TB SSHD to replace it. But now it's not letting ...
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YouTube is stuttering in chrome on a brand new computer

So I just hooked up a brand new rig with an Asus P9X79 WS board, an i7-4820k chip, 16GB of G.Skill TridentX RAM, Evga GTX 650(soon to be upgraded in the future), and I’ve got one 1TB HDD with 500GB ...
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System-auxiliary SSD

I own a laptop which has a 1TB HDD and a 25GB SSD to fasten the OS. If I'd wipe that HDD, would the SSD still be used for this purpose? Or how can I set it to behave this way? Is it set only for the ...
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Can PCIe Solid State Drives store items like hard drive?

I am customizing a workstation in a computer brand website and it offers PCIe Solid State Drives category and hard drive category. I want to add a solid state drive in the workstation, but I could ...
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Should I distribute my drives across different SATA controllers?

I have an Asus motherboard which comes with both the AMD SB950 chipset (6 ports) and also an ASMedia 1061 storage controller (2 ports). I also have: 1 SSD drive for Windows 1 HD for Linux 2 HDDs ...
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Computer fails POST

I have a Dell XPS630i that fails The POST when powered on. I recently upgraded to an SSD with 64-bit windows 7 and after having some problems with the black screen of death (turned out that two ...
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Boot loop after restart pc

Is there anyone who has an idea why my pc is keep restarting? Kinda disturbing when i try to intsall new os on new SSD . And every time i restart the pc either via the reset button or from the Windows,...
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I want to change HDD to SSD, but also upgrade to win10

I have a laptop that came with win8. I did the free upgrade to win10 awhile ago. I recently got a new SSD for the laptop. What things do I need to take into account if I want to install the new SSD? ...
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Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?

A wise guy who goes by the name of NickN maintains a lenghty forum post on his views about building a powerful computer (directed towards playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, a very demanding piece ...
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How can I enable “acceleration using solid-state hybrid drive”

My Laptop is a Lenovo Y5070-B that has an SSHD hard drive. SATA Controller Mode was in AHCI mode and it doesn't have RAID mode. There are only two options: AHCI and Compatible. When I set this option ...
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Can I Power A SSD From A USB Instead OF A PSU

Hypothetically speaking, let's say my PSU (Power Supply Unit) didn't have enough ports to add another SSD/HDD. Could I power my SSD/HDD via USB? Would it work? Would it still be efficient/would it ...
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What exactly is the negative impact of placing page file on SSD?

I see frequent mentions that placing page file on SSD is good for performance but bad for SSD's lifespan (e.g. here on SU). But nothing I saw had any citations, especially ones backed by actual data. ...
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How damaged is my SSD disc

It is known that after exceeding write procedure to particular SSD sector count this sector dies and is replaced with another one from reserved ones. Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I suppose it ...
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Does combination of SSD and HDD require special Hardware?

I'm looking to buy laptop with i5 quad-core and 8GB RAM that has SSD and HDD. I found Lenovo that has all of this except HDD. The model that do have SSD and HDD comes with i7 and 16GB RAM. You can ...
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How do I securely erase a SSD WITHOUT using a (s)ata secure erase command?

There has to be a better, less risky way then using buggy firmware with dodgy support across multiple OSes. For example, with a normal HDD, I could just nuke the thing with nwipe or dban. Can't do ...
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Linux, SSD, BTRFS and Trim

I'm running a Linux system (based on Gentoo) with a BTRFS file system installed on an SSD (Toshiba Q300 with 480GB net). My /etc/fstab looks like: UUID=14cb9b65-... swap swap defaults,...
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Laptop SSD and RAM update

I guess this question does not only apply to my particular situation, but in case these details matter: I have Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop, and I bought a 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD version with plans to buy ...
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What is faster: Intel's Optane SSD or RAM?

Time ago here was a question about speed comparison between SSD and RAM. So, RAM was much faster. It's ok. But Intel announced huge speed update with Optane SSD's. So, and probably we should try to ...
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Reinstall Windows: OS on SSD, programs on HDD

I want to reinstall Windows on my PC. At the moment only the OS is installed on my SSD. Most programs and data are on my HDD. Is there a way to reinstall Windows without reinstall ing all programs? ...
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Boot from old hard drive

The motherboard of my old computer died suddenly and so I bought a new computer. It has two 1TB HDDs on RAID 0 and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. I wanted my computer to boot from my old ...
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How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10? [duplicate]

I often talk with naive users who have no idea what's in their system, and less interest, and who use Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10. Some maintenance processes for the software I support differ if ...
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high end pc freezes at random intervals (low load)

BUILD: CPU: 6770K with water cooling (not OCed) GPU: inno3D GTX 780 (not OCed) Ram: dominator 32GB MOBO: Maximus XIII Ranger SSDs: 2x 500GB plextor (raid0) OS: windows 10 Pro BACKGROUND: Just ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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Samsung PRO 950 SSD recognized as SATA instead of PCIe inWindows 10

I have a new ASUS G752VL-DH71 laptop and I installed a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD in it. The hard drive is totally usable in Windows (as drive G:) but there are three issues: ...
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M2 SSD For OS and 2 x SSD for general usgage - can i create redundancy here for the os?

i was getting a little confused reading through the site, as i am new to raid etc, what i wanted to do was use a m2 ssd for the os and 2 ssd drives for NON os creation, ultimatley can i create a ...
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How to use SSD as the new windows without reformating

I got a 1 TB hard disk. However the C drive is only 150GB. Also only 67 GB uses. My plan is to ghost that C drive to an SSD. And then arrange that next time the SSD is the OS drive. How would I do ...
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Should you install GPU drivers on HDD or SSD?

I have always been wondering the following questions: Where should the GPU drivers be installed? HDD or SSD? How often are they read? Does it need to be fast? Is there any performance gain when they ...
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CPU capacity not fully used - Stuck at 16%

I just bought a new Laptop. The problem is that it only uses 16% of its CPU capacity, and never goes over that. I have tried stressing the CPU, but even then it still doesn't go over 16% Booting in ...
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Disable SSD in ASUS 900 running Ubuntu 9.10

Recently I managed to completely mess up my ASUS 900, but I have no immediate desire to upgrade since it's only my travel laptop (and I'm waiting for a few months to see if anything interesting comes ...
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3 part,hp hdd,samsung ssd

1 had hp f009wm with 500 gb hdd,ceramic duck fell on it and damaged mother board,should hdd still be good. 2,bought hp probook 6470b had 320 hdd that i swapped out with samsung 850 evo 250 ssd, can i ...
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Will it matter if I install an SSD in case location with limited airflow?

I am building a new desktop PC using an SSD as the main drive. The case provides a spot in the back of the case (effectively behind the power supply) for mounting an SSD. See attached picture that ...
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The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3: which disk corresponds in Computer Management?

In Windows 10 64-bit, I went to Event Viewer saw this error: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3 I looked in Computer Management > Disk Management, but not sure which ...
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Fastest available drive to date by booting time

So I'm going to build a new computer; there is a very important criteria for the specs: I want the computer to boot and start programs pretty much as fast as possible. I looked into PCIe SSDs and read ...
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How get PCI express configuration for SSD storage?

I am looking for updating my SSD in my laptop to a newer/faster one. The one currently in the laptop is the default one that came with the purchase. It is an m.2 ssd. The problem is that I am ...
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winload.efi corrupted after windows 10 installation

I have Windows 7 on a regular SSD. I added a PCI-E SSD to my system, and I installed Windows 10 on it. When I attempted to boot to Windows 7, I received an error that winload.efi was damaged, and ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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SMART values for brand new drive

I'm trying to work out what SMART values I should be seeing from a brand new SSD. Having received one yesterday which is reporting quite a few power on hours (4803 = 200 days) and reboots (1136), but ...
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Shrink total disk image: UEFI GPT Flashdrive - freespace at end

I have a disk image from a bootable flashdrive. It is GPT for EFI booting, so there is a small Vfat32 partition and three other Linux partitions, followed by about 3G of free space. I need to disk ...
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Settings for Boot Configuration Data (BCD) to install Bitlocker on Win 10

Situation: Win 10 Pro on an EVO 850 SSD drive. OS was cloned to SSD (which is new) from orig HD in the machine. TPM exists on machine, and is active. Used Samsun Magician to allow encryption (not ...