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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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can ...
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OS does not boot after cloning from HDD to SSD

After cloning some of my partitions to SSD (I only left the file partition not cloned yet) I can't boot from my new SSD. The screen is blank with the underscore blinking in the top left corner. The ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Bitlocker showing fixed drives under Bitlocker To GO

I have 3 SSDs on my sever. One is the OS drive, and it encrypted without correctly using hardware encryption. The other 2 show up under Bitlocker To Go, rather than under Fixed Drive. In Disk ...
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I want to migrate my HDD to SSD but also want to completly wipe my C

So my end goal is to migrate my OS from my HDD to my SSD, and since i dont have any CD of my windows 7 (wasn't delivered with my pc, and I didn't make any backup). I have 1 HDD 2TB in my computer ...
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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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Freezing after startup with SSDs, Win 8.1

so i just bought a custom pc with the following specs:- Intel Core i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 7 G.skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) MSI R9-270x Gaming 2GB/OC Samsung SSD 840 Evo 250GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB ...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
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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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How to check the partition alignment on an SSD drive?

As I understand it, for SSD it's important to have partitions starting at the proper offset (i.e. correctly aligned). How can I check this offset under Windows Vista?
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Recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage

Is it possible to recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage in ipad? I heard that it is not possible to undelete files in SSD in newer windows OS (windows 7 and 8), but older mac and ios does not use ...
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HDD in optical bay spins down and up constantly [duplicate]

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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mSATA size mismatch and inaccessible partition strangeness

Trying to do data recovery on an mSATA SSD from an Acer laptop... Kingston SMSR150S3/256GB First symptom was simply Windows not booting. Older history of the disk from when the laptop was purchased ...
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Is it woth for me to invest in SSD and RAM for my 3 1/2 years old laptop? [closed]

I have an Samsung Q330 Laptop that I bought in July 2011. The specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz GPU: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 310M RAM: 4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Storage: ...
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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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System freeze after new SSD Crucial MX100 256GB

My system freezes within a minute after login after I new SSD Crucial M100 256GB. My freeze I mean the system gets not responsive and the Task Manager show Active Time 100% but read and write speeds ...
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How do I troubleshoot a slow starting application?

While I am very satisfied with the overall performnace, a few application (notably the Offics suite and the Teamspeak 3 Client) lately take about 10 to 15 seconds to start. During this pause, no ...
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How can I encrypt an Intel SSD?

I have an Intel 520 SSD and I'd like to encrypt it. How do I do this? It's already formatted and has my programs already installed. I saw that there are programs like TrueCrypt that do that but I ...
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How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?

I've purchased a HP Envy 15-j005ea laptop which I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have also removed the HDD and replaced it with a 1TB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. I now wish to encrypt the drive to ...
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Password protecting SSD drive

I have three hard drives in my computer, one SSD and two traditional hard drives. I just upgraded the SSD, the previous SSD was using TrueCrypt to encrypt it... which worked great. But this new SSD (a ...
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Is my disk drive (SSD) failing?

Just wanted to confirm my suspicions that I have a failing drive on my hands. So far here's what I've experienced: I initially got a BSOD while doing normal web browsing After rebooting; said there ...
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windows 8.1 freezing up permanently once a day or every other day

Desription I built a brand new computer and the past couple of weeks I have noticed it freeze up permanently once every other day, sometimes once a day. I have tried letting it sit to see if it ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Using samsung SSD magician on linux

I have a samsung SSD and Samsung has a magician software for their SSD. I would like to use it, however I just have linux and the software is only supported on Windows. Is there a way to install it ...
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Optimal location of pagefile on a system with two SSDs, with system drive faster than secondary drive

Background My laptop has three disk drives, two of which are SSDs. The system drive is a 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO, while the other SSD is a 64 GB Plextor M5M. Needless to say, the M5M is ...
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Why does a SSD have (a lot) higher mb/s with queue depth 32 then queue depth 1?

So basically in class (during a database course) we had to install and run CrystalDiskMark and analyse the numbers. The only thing I couldn't quite grasp is the fact that my computer (using an SSD) ...
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Can a single OS installation on a SSD be shared between a desktop & a laptop?

Recently purchased a SSD and was wondering if there was an Operating System that allowed you to swap between 2 different machines (multiple hardware profiles? in this case my laptop / desktop) ...
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Pagefiling an unformatted SSD

Now, before you people start rambling on about how SSD are not anything like the RAM, I shouldn't be using it for pagefile because it'll get written on too much, etc etc. I already know about that and ...
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How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors. Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying ...
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What is SandForce_Internal?

According to palimpsest on my new OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SSD, S.M.A.R.T. attribute ID 234 is Uncorrectable ECC Count Number of uncorrectable ECC errors I've been watching this value, and it ...
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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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Cloning laptop HDD with two OSes to a SSD

I have a new SSD for my laptop. It's the same size as the current HDD in my laptop. What I would like to do is clone the HDD to the SSD. It sounds simple enough, but there's a twist. I have two OSes ...
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How to get data from dead SSD

Hello few days my OS SSD died and I wonder if there is any way to get some data from it. The disk light shines bright so I think power is OK. But It is not detected in BIOS neither in Windows using ...
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W8.1 Reset Windows on SSD, safe to remove HDD?

Introduction Hello there! I asked a question here on SuperUser a couple of hours ago. In short, my computer boots into a black screen, even in safe mode. I've come to the conclusion that it would ...
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Changing PCIE/ m.2 SSD drive

I have this following PCIE SSD on my Lenovo Ideapad U530 20289. I would like to replace this SSD with much more capacity, so I could install windows on it. I went through few PCIE SSD and I found ...
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SSD and USB connections

Today I took apart my computer which housed two SSDs working as separate drives. Now I don't really need them in another computer and since they still have tons of life left, I want to use them as ...
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Clone one SSD to another and change OS drive letter from G: to C:

How do I clone my existing Windows 8.1 installation to a new SSD and change the volume drive letter to C:? I have Windows 8.1 installed on SSD as drive G:. Every now and than I come across a program ...
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SSD replacement fails

I just got a new SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB) to replace the existing stock smaller Samsung SSD that was already in my Dell Latitude E6410 laptop. The new drive is only about 1/8" smaller than the old ...
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how to trim the SSD disk of an hybrid Linux soft RAID?

We are considering implementing an Hybrid Linux Raid with SSD+HD by using the "writemostly" flag that supposedly makes the raid write further to the HD than to SSD while maintaining the benefits of ...
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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Samsung 850 Pro SSD compression

I intend on buying the Samsung 850 Pro SSD, to use as an external drive via USB and I am wondering if it uses any kind of compression, like SandForce based SSD drives? I am fairly obsessive about data ...
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Cannot boot windows 8 from SSD

part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/k7z2Bm My SSD is listed in the windows 8 installation setup when I attempt to install (although the 3TB spinner seems to have 2 unallocated sectors for some ...
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SATA III vs. SATA II…getting two different pieces of information

I recently purchased the Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB to replace my (rapidly filling) 64GB OCZ Vertex 2. The drive installation went very smoothly - I was extremely happy with that. However, after I ...
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ERROR 2100 HDD0 boot error disk not found windows 8.1

today I started my ThinkPad T400 to do some changes in switchable graphics driver. During installation of driver of internal graphic card bluescreen error occured ...
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Cannot setup Intel RST

I bought an HP Envy Sleekbook 14 that has a 500 gb hybrid drive (24 gb ssd, ~470 gb hdd). The computer has Intel Rapid Storage Technology support, and it was working when I first booted it up. ...
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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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How to rebuild bootloader after migration to SSD (win8.1 x64)?

I've initially installed win 8.1 x64 in my hard disk. Αfterwards that I bought a M2 SSD, I installed win 8.1 x64 to it, too. Then I deleted the windows-related folders from the hard disk. The problem ...
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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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not to safely remove non-spinning drives will damage the hardware?

I know that if we disconnect a spinning drive without safe remove, the computer may be writing some data on it and it's spinning, so it may get damaged. But is it necessary to safely remove a flash ...
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How do I determine if a hard drive will fit in my computer?

I noticed this question was asked quite a few times already in varying forms; however, I saw nothing that really answers my question... So here goes; I have an older Dell laptop that needs a new hard ...