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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Will external SSD (via USB 3.0) be faster than HDD when it's running a VMWare?

I have read on this site than an external SSD will be faster than an external HDD (in my case I am using USB 3.0). It has been said that the SSD will be particularly faster when accessing many small ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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Is there a utility for Mac that shows the information of an SSD like the health etc…? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a utility for the Mac that allows you to see the details of an SSD like the health of the drive, TBW (total bites written), how many running hours etc... In researching ...
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Does Windows 8.1 prevent defragmentation from a SSD even in the event of running by mistake defrag on command prompt?

Hope you can me with this. I am concerned about a possible defragmentation on my SSD. I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 preinstalled and further equipped with a SSD. Windows 8.1 has detected the ...
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Figure out if Solid State Drive is being used as cache

I am using Fedora 20 OS. I am trying to see if my SSD is being used as Cache for fast reads. So far I check to see if the SSD is mounted so I did: sudo lshw | grep -A 10 SSD and I got: ...
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Check Disk on SSD?

One of the things I commonly do on platter based HDD is run the chkdsk /f/r command while fixing computers, this made me think as I am learning the do's and don'ts of SSD drives (I recently got my ...
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SSD is not booting after waking up from sleep mode with low battery condition: Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

I've already found a way to erase the SSD and make it work again (http://askubuntu.com/questions/409684/image-or-reset-broken-ssd). But I need to find a way to restore my data. The data on my ssd is ...
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How to fix bad blocks on SSD

I've got 14 bad sectors on my Kingston HyperX SSD. Although any benchmark shows that SMART for this drive is good or 100% on CrystalDiskInfo. Is there any way to erase them? I've tried Vitoria with ...
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Vista can create partitions but can't install?

I'm trying to install Vista on a brand new SSD. As soon as I get to the screen where you can make partitions, it tells me that it can't install to the selected location "Error 0x80300001". Some quick ...
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2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
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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 ...
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I wish to index all drives except 'C' which is SSD

I have a 240 GB SSD as my 'c' drive & it has all of my programs on it. Everything else documents, videos, music etc are on other drives. Windows 7 64 bit doesn't seem to allow me to do this. Am ...
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SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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Is it safe to use an SSD for Backup purposes? [closed]

I am in need of backing up some photos from all the phones in the family to a safe location. I am considering buying just a normal HDD, but I think that an SSD is also an option here? I know that ...
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Intel RST crashing! IAStorUI unstable in win 8.1

I have a Z87E-ITX Asrock mobo. Using a new 64G Corsair SSD as cache and a new Western Digi Black Scorpion 750G 2.5" drive. Using windows 8.1. Latest software or not, I can't open Intel RST software ...
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Don't have permission to delete folder [duplicate]

I recently installed an SSD into my computer and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. I was going through the folders of my old HDD to try and free up some space, but it wouldn't let me delete the ...
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Perform trim-like operation on a normal HDD?

Is there a way to perform the same thing on a HDD as Trim does on a SSD. I assume the used sectors should be rewritten with 0 or 1.
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery to store its thumbnails in a non-default place?

It looks like Windows Photo Gallery stores thumbnails for photos in this location: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Photo Gallery. Is it possible to force it to store it on ...
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OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB timeouts on Areca 1880IX-16-4G

I use 3x OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB in RAID5. If they work then it's all ok, but suddenly random drives are dropped from array with timeout errors. Sometimes even two of them which causes filesystem errors. ...
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How to keep some files from old hard disk (which currently has Windows 8.1 and will be formatted) after clean-installing Windows 8.1 in SSD

I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1. I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it. The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about ...
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solid state drive data returning

Is there any difference between software which are used for recovering data from HDD or flash memory drives and SSD? For example, can we use of the apps used for HDD to recover data from SSD too?
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Windows 7 repair installation on SSD creates huge pagefile making it unsuccessful

I have a system with 64 GB RAM with a bit corrupted Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 installation on a 128 GB SSD. Current free space is about 64 GB so about 50% of the drive capacity. I don't use pagefile at ...
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Windows 8 Hardware Diagnostics

I have a new high spec. Windows 8 Pro work station that has now BSOD three times in 5 days due to NTFS problems. Is there a tool I can leave running after work that try to determine the root cause of ...
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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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Junction links in windows 8 for ssd

Hello i have an asus s550cm and i have a 24gb Kingston ssd, i installed Windows 8 and i have a problema with junction links. The only junction link i can make it´s users folder but when i try to ...
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How do I evaluate an SSD caching solution for home desktop use?

I've got a 30GB SSD that I would love to start using as a cache for my larger HDDs. I primarily want to improve apparent performance for general desktop use. I do the occasional massive DB migration ...
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Windows 7 “home” sub-directory relocation

I'm setting up a new rig dual booting Linux and Windows with an SSD + HDD filesystem. I have Linux set up how I want: Under Linux: / is a partition on the SSD. /home is a partition on the SSD. /var ...
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How does Windows tell if a drive plugged into a PC is a hard disk drive, a solid state drive or a flash disk drive?

Can someone explain technically how Windows identify the type of drive plugged into a computer? I'm asking this question because I'm about to create a program that will only write data into a ...
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SSD vs HDD for file upload and reconstruct chunk file

Using HTML5, I will have an uploaded files roughly 2 - 10GB per client, uploaded to a server. The script will chunk each file into 100MB pieces, and reconstruct the file after everything uploaded into ...
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Hard Drive configuration

Recently one of my hard drives (2TB) stopped working, I knew it was on its way out and only used it for temporary project work (so I didnt lose anything important that couldn't be retrieved). I am ...
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Partition offset at 63, 64, 2048 or 4096?

I did not wish to use the entire SSD for OpenBSD 5.5. (The SSD is new and pre-formatted with MSDOS using Gparted) During installation and at the fdisk stage, I chose Partition #: 0 to install OpenBSD ...
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MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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Issues installing new SSD in laptop

I have recently purchased a Cruciall M400 SSD for my Asus V551LB-DB71T laptop. I built a recovery drive using Asus backtracker on the original HDD installed on my laptop (the model # is: ...
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SSD drives lifetime

Some years ago when I was looking to buy an SSD drive, I remember reading about how SSD drives had low lifetime with frequent read/writes, so I backed off. Now I see this in Specifications: ...
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SsdLife says “drive health is bad” on my CT240M500SSD1

I bought a new ssd CT240M500SSD1, and got win7 installed, then tried SSDLife: Does anyone have experienced the same issue? I have only 3 days to have my goods returned %>_<% SOS~~~~ Here is the ...
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How to check my computer has SATA III or SATA II?

I brought a SSD last week that supports SATA III. I wish to connect it to my PC but I have no idea whether my PC has SATA II or SATA III. I can provide any details or screenshots if needed. ...
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Why not use SSD space as RAM?

I am new to the hardware side of things. I run a few machines which have 400GB+ SSD's and 32GB RAM. I have been thinking about going up to 64GB RAM, however, I was thinking, since SSD's are ...
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Dell PERC H710P Raid Control reduced I/O speeds when idle

I have a Dell PERC H710P Raid Controller card and 4 Dell Certified 600GB Solid State Drives configured in RAID-10. I have a Dell Poweredge R820. After performing benchmark tests using ATTO, I usually ...
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Intel SSD setting all files to read only

I've been using my Intel 525 SSD for a few months as my primary hard drive and have not had any problems. One day none of my programs on my Windows 7 I installed would run. When I ran them a blank ...
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Laptop keeps restarting after start installation windows 7

Yesterday I bought 8 GB RAM and SSD (Samsung 840 PRO) for my eMachines E732G. I installed RAM instead of my old RAM. Also I installed SSD instead of HDD, and I installed HDD instead of DVD-RW with ...
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HDD Bad sectors Regeneration

I've been trying for few days to figure this out and eventually I need some help. All suggestion gathered by the software are like 'get new hard drive'. My 2nd HDD got some troubles runing normaly and ...
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Windows 7, Detecting hard drives; Done; No drives found?

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (revision 2.0) motherboard with an SSD hard drive. I was reading about IDE vs AHCI and the consensus seemed to be that AHCI was better ...
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How do I get ExpressCache working?

I have an ultrabook hybrid: ssd and hdd. ssd was working on purchase, but after I've re-installed windows -- I can't make it work. I installed the necessary software: IntelRapid ExpressCache ...
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My Pc suddenly had Bootmgr missing following up with a "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Hi guys I today started up my pc today(like any other day) and suddenly on desktop my pc freezes completely ctrl+alt+del doesn't work. So I restarted my pc and suddenly it gave me the bootmgr is ...
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Spurious alleged file corruption on Windows 7

Recently my Laptop sometimes warns about corrupted files on the hard drive (Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 TM). This has only happened so far when updating (or checking out) an SVN repository with either ...
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Is buying a used SSD a good idea? [closed]

For my laptop, I want to purchase an SSD, clone my existing 750 GB HDD onto it, place the SSD in the primary bay and replace my DVD drive with a caddy that can hold my old 750 GB HDD. My first thought ...
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Boot Ubuntu 12.04 on Samsung ATIV book 8

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) on the laptop Samsung ATIV book 8. Samsung ATIV book 8 came with Windows 7. I am successfully able to install Linux Ubuntu 12.04 on the SSD using USB pen drive ...
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Windows 7 crash when install on SSD

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an SSD drive but the system crashes after the first restart during install. I've tried different SATA ports and a different brand of SSD drive but still get the same ...
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Install mSATA SSD on Lenovo A720

I apologize in advance for using tag names in title, it seemed it would be clearer this way I just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a ...
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READ/WRITE DMA Errors with SSD. HDDs are working fine

I have assembled a custom PC, and installed Linux on it. I have tried using several different SSDs of the same kind, and I keep getting the following types of random Read/Write errors: [ 310.697924] ...