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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How can I determine the SATA controller version on Windows?

I have recently bought the ASUS N550JV-DB71 and am planning on replacing the Bluray Drive with an SSD. Is there any way that I can confirm whether the BD Drive is connected via a SATA 2 or a SATA 3 ...
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VMware PC won't start after copying to new drive: “The file is too large”

Because I was lacking space on my SSD I placed the VMware image on a different drive. Everything was working fine. Now I bought a new SSD and wanted to move the image to it to take advantage of the ...
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Impact on SSD when encrypted with BitLocker [duplicate]

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Samsung 830 SSD. I do not have a TPM module so I've made the necessary configuration changes to permit BitLocker encryption of my system drive without a TPM module. ...
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How to setup Raid0 while having a ssd has main boot

i tried setuping this up. SSD with windows to boot on 2 x 2T Hard Drive When i switched my sata configuration in my bios to Raid to configure the other disks, my main boot ssd stoped working. It ...
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Intel SSD with retired blocks - how much life left?

It's a 4 year old Intel x25 SSD. In the program HD Tune it shows this ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status (05) Retired Block Count ...
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Installing SSD without bracket [closed]

I just got my brand new SSD. I thought that I will receive bracket to mount it in 3.5 socket but there is no such thing in the box. Can I just place it on top of my HD using something to separate ...
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Should I install SQL Server on a SSD drive (educational purposes only)?

I have just started using a 120 GB SSD drive on my laptop. I wonder if it is a good idea to install SQL-Server on this partition. I am sure I will want to install Management Studio there but what ...
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Computer bios boot slow

My computer is having a terrible time loading some bios info. I have 1 ssd as boot drive, and 2 hard disks for data storage. I came up with the conclusion that the additional hdds might be causing ...
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couldn't format partition in SSD

so.. I get the stupid error when I format my SSD. when I try to install Windows 7/8/8.1 I get this error: Windows couldn't format a partition on disk 0. The error occured while preparing the ...
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Installing Windows 7 on SSD in optical bay caddy

I have a Dell Vostro 3450 in which I inserted Samsung 840 SSD in the optical bay caddy addition to the HDD. I wanted to install Windows 7 on the SSD but apparently you can’t load the OS from a ...
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What are the performance differences between SSD caching and native SSD usage?

I am looking at making some changes to my computer. I currently have a machine running on the X79 chipset and I am using a dedicated RAID controller. The controller is an LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i SAS / ...
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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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Recover “Press F11 for recovery” option in boot of windows 7 machine

I just Copied the contents of an old ssd to a new ssd, a larger one. I used gparted to copy the partions and change the size of the partitions. After this i use the windows boot disk to restore the ...
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Will microwaving a flash drive destroy the data on it?

After reading the answers on Permanently delete files from a flash drive, where the top rated answer was simply to pulverize it with a hammer, I wondered whether a microwave could be used to the same ...
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Trying to install Windows 7 on Samsung 530u3c. Laptop won't boot

I just bought a Samsung 530u3c with Windows 8 installed,so it's a week old. From day one, I have wanted to revert back to Windows 7. So I have created a USB bootable drive with Windows 7 on, and ...
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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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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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Does it make sense to buy an external SSD?

I'm going to be getting a new work laptop with a regular HDD (I don't know the specs yet). The company is not providing SSDs, so I've considered purchasing an external SSD drive. One note is that I ...
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running fstrim on ssd that was previously being used in non-SSD aware OS

I want to understand if and how fstrim will improve performance on a ssd drive that hasn't been trimmed for some good time because it was used by an OS that didn't support trim or assume OS/filesystem ...
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SSD or CD in Lowest SATA address in a new computer build?

I'm building my first computer. One website says to connect the CD to the lowest SATA interface, so that the BIOS will recognize it, and allow Windows to be loaded on the HDD. But I want to load ...
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TRIM on non-SSD RAID?

A server has been experiencing temporary lockups (1-8 minutes) for some time and I recently found they have been corresponding to VSS snapshots lately. Through event logs I was able to determine that ...
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SSD partition as cache for torrent?

I download some data using P2P, and I have the same issue as other uTorrent users lately - the famous and feared "Disk Cache Overload 100%" message. It cripples my system into a no-go when there's a ...
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Is there a way to find out how many memory cells on a SSD are broken [duplicate]

A Solid-state drive consists of Flash-EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read only memory) which is is build up of FGMOS (Floating-Gate metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor). With ...
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Expresscache doesn't show information or statistics

After installing Expresscache from scratch on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U3C), I ran eccmd -partition 1 (as drive 1 is the ssd) and I can confirm that there is a new partition created. However ...
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Error when trying to install windows 8 on new ssd while keeping old hdd with OEM OS

I have ASUS n550jk with OEM W8.1 and now I want to use my SSD (samsung 840EVO) in second HDD caddy instead of cd-rom. Well, since I want to keep warranty i need to keep my OEM working (I believe, so ...
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What cable do a need to connect a SATA SSD to a computer with eSATA and USB plugs?

I have a laptop (Dell Precision M 6700) with an eSATA plug and some free USB ports. What type of cable do I need to plug the SATA SSD to the eSATA and power it? Is there a cable with eSATA on a side ...
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SSD upgrade in Desktop and Laptop

Hey Super User community, I'm looking into upgrading 2 fairly old devices to SSD drives to give them speed boosts! The first device is a 2006 Dell Dimension E520 desktop which currently holds a ...
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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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Installing a secondary drive in an HP Envy 17 laptop

I'm thinking about buying an HP Envy 17. I like its specs but unfortunately it doesn't come pre-equipped with an SSD. If I'm reading this HP manual correctly, it has a secondary SATA drive slot that's ...
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Do I need to connect the jumper pins in a SATA hard drive to anything?

I am looking at replacing the 16GB SSD on my Chromebook (C710-2856) with a bigger, maybe a little faster SSD so that my laptop has room for more Linux stuff and maybe Windows 8 if I can find the ...
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External SSD drive(s) in USB enclosures are not being recognized by Mac OS X

I have two external SSD drives that Disk Utility Mac OS X on my 2014 MacBook Pro doesn’t see at all. The laptop basically gives zero indication that something has been plugged in. I’m connecting the ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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Booting to USB drive loads my “broken” Windows 7?

Today my Win7 computer stopped booting. Yesterday it was fine. I determined that the master boot record was corrupt so I created a Win7 bootable USB drive and ran the startup repair utility and ...
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Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?

I'm currently building a HTPC and want to add a small System OS SSD to this board: Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H The specs list a Mini-PCIe port on that board, but the manual says it's only valid for ...
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Options for daily non-RAID data mirroring?

I'm considering setting up a storage box with an SSD and I want resilience in the case of hardware failure of that SSD. (I expect the box to run Ubuntu 14.04.) I have three reasons to consider ...
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How to get access to unaccessible SSD drive and weird partition volumes?

I bought a ASUS S46CB a month ago, and it boasted, among other features, two hard drives: a 20Gb SSD and a regular 1Tb hard drive. After booting, I saw that the 1Tb disk was splitted in half and ...
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How do I create a new recovery partition? Follow up to successful new SDD install

System Info: Sony VAIO VPCF115fm i7 Q720 Quad Core CPU (1.6 GHz) Turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU with 1 GB VRAM 500 GB spinning media hard drive (Seagate ST9500325AS) 6 GB DDR3 ...
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Can I move windows 8.1 from one SSD to another without reinstall

I'm planning to upgrade my SSD to a bigger one from the same manufacturer probably. Different series though. Can I move OS (win 8.1 in my case) to a new one without reinstalling? They all use some ...
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Do higher-capacity SSDs last longer?

I've been wondering about this for some time: Do higher-capacity SSDs last longer than smaller ones of the same type under the same operating conditions? I would want to believe so because a larger ...
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How can I determine if a certain hard drive will fit my chromebook?

I have a Chromebook C710-2856, and I want to install a 64 GB REALLY fast SSD. I want to so this so that I have enough room for windows 8, which I will be installing. I am aware that the drivers for ...
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can i setup ISRT with a non RAID motherboard

hey there i was wondering if i could setup Intel smart response technology(ISRT) on a non RAID motherboard with 20GB of mSATA SSD... i mean the only two boot options available in my motherboard are ...
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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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Where to put Visual Studio and SQL Server databases - SSD or HDD? [closed]

Lenovo Thinkpad W520 - Add 128GB or 256GB Vertex 4 I am going to get an ultra-bay for the current HDD for mass storage and data overflow. I am looking at the best way to setup the OS and ...
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How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows 8?

I've recently received an assembled PC. I don't know if the disk is an SSD or old HDD (whether SATA or other technologies). I can't find a way to tell if the disk is SSD or not, apart from the size ...
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The value of running CheckDisk on an 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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Does Intel Smart Response cache drive size matter?

I have a Lenovo Y400 laptop, that came with a 16gb Intel Smart Response cache drive. I also have an unused 64gb ssd drive lying around. I was wondering whether replacing the 16gb cache drive with the ...
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Laptop cannot boot to Samsung SSD

I have recently purchased a Lenovo Y50, I wanted to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. I bought this SSD, and used this software(Specifically for that task) to clone the drive. It cloned happily, but when I ...
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Would it make sense to install Windows 8.1 on the HDD instead of the SSD?

Just about to setup a new laptop with a 128GB SSD and 1TB 7200RPM HDD. I'm thinking that most of the 30+ GB of Windows files are probably not accessed on a regular basis, so they don't need to take ...
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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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Reducing system disk space usage on computer with SQL Server

The disk usage on my computer continues to rising with time. How can reduce his size without damaging programs and windows. The disk is SSD with 180 GB, because of that this is sensitive to me ! ...