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 there any drawback for having one large (e.g. 512 GB) hard drive partition for Windows 10 instead of having two smaller ones?

I just got a new laptop ( Asus ) with one 512 ePCI SSD harddrive. From the factory, the system comes with two partitions: the one with windows on it, size ~190GB a second one called "data", size ...
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is there any risk of system failure when placing temp folders in a volatile ramdisk?

There is many info about moving temp folder to a ramdisk is a good idea to increase the SSD life. So, I tested it with my user temp folder and I have no problems, even the ramdisk is volatile. But ...
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What data storage solution to choose HDD vs SSD vs Pendrive for an event storage?

I intend to buy a PogoPlug for a small server. I want to install Debian or Arch on it and I will use it for sharing and backing up photos between computers and as a HTTP server or/and event storages ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Upgrading laptop hard drive to ssd

I'm upgrading my old Asus Q200e laptop's hard drive to a PNY SSD http://www.pny.com/ssd-cs2111?sku=SSD7CS2111-240-RB , following this tutorial. (As an aside, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from ...
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Installing Windows 8 on Samsung 530u4c-s04

I've got some problems installing Windows 8 on my Samsung NP530 U4C S04de. The old HDD was defective so I have bought a new SSD! I could not install Windows. In the Windows installation menu where I ...
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External SSD with bootable linux is too sensitive

I have OCS Vector 150 with Ubuntu 15.10 installed on it. The drive is inserted into Transcend StoreJet 25S3 closure. It's pretty comfortable for me to use it both at home and at work. Also I can ...
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what to put on HDD and SSD? [duplicate]

I'm building a new computer with a 1 terabyte HDD and a 256 gigabyte SSD. i want to put my OS on my SSD I mainly play steam games and I was wondering if I should put the games on the SSD or the ...
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Slow Read Speeds with new SSD In Mac Pro

I thought I would try and reinvigorate my old mac pro 1,1 desktop. Made in about 2006, it's fairly old hardware, but I thought a new SSD might give it a new lease of life. I put in a 500GB Samsung ...
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How to fully use 20GB cache SSD, preinstalled win from acer

i buy acer laptop with 500GB HDD + 20 GB SSD. I can't install OS on SSD, because its too small. So how can i fully use that SSD disk? The things i now: Intel Rapid Start Technology - its ...
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sustainable read speed for SSD possible?

I have a project where I need to allow a user to connect an SSD (UASP) to a device (which has an embedded Mini ITX PC) and stream data (uncompressed video) at 370 MByte/second read speed. I need to ...
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Windows 7 64bit fail to wake up on SSD

I use to have a HDD on my laptop and my Windows 7 64 bit works fine. I replace my HDD with a SSD recently, and installed Windows 7 64 bit on it. I have installed all device drivers, and there's no ...
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I need to switch which one of my drives is the C drive

My current C drive is very small and keeps filling up, and has minimal excess space with windows 8.1 installed. So i purchased a new 250GB SSD, and I want to know how to make that my new C drive.
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Duplicating a system partition from a SSD with bad sectors.

I have a 256GB Transcend SSD that have developed bad sectors. It is the system drive, and the bad sector is on a non important file, fortunately. The drive is about 180GB occupied and runs Windows ...
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Windows 10, lost hard drive

I have a Samsung series 5 ultrabook and this particular model has a 23GB SSD and 500GB HDD. I installed the Windows 7 on the HDD and used the SSD for some scripts and small games. I recently ...
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Enabling TRIM 3rd Party SSD MacBook Pro

I have a 15 inch mid 2012 macbook pro and a 3rd party Intel SSD (INTEL SSDSC2CT240A) that reports: TRIM Support: No. I have scoured the internet all returning varying statements from: Trim support ...
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No bootable device when using EUFI boot mode

I've had an eventful weekend whilst 'upgrading' to Windows 10. The initial upgrade from Windows 8 to 10 went fine, however once finished my machine seemed a lot slower and 'clunkier' than usual, so I ...
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SSD crash after failed windows restore

I am going to explain my situation completely. I was upgrading windows 7 to 10 (genuine) on my laptop. The upgrade did not go well. Windows tried to restore itself to a former status and there the ...
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Does “wmic diskdrive get serialnumber” provide SSD serial number in Windows 8 with Kingston SSD (preferably HyperX Fury)

I had my laptop stolen and I think I know who stole it. I have the serial number of the SSD I had installed and this is the only way I have to prove that it is mine. Does anyone have windows 8 and a ...
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SATA 3 to usb 3 cable not being recognized as writable

Ive connected my ssd(ocz arc 100) to my computer with a sata 3 to usb 3 into my 2009 macbook, it says that its not readable. Im running the osx 10.12 el capita beta 2, any ideas?
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asrock AM1H-ITX mini-pcie slot support mSata or M.2 SSDs?

related: Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot? Does this asrock AM1H-ITX motherboard support mSata or m.2 SSD drives on the miniPCIe slot? I've already looked on the manual, and they ...
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Do I need SSD disks to work with full format GoPro 4 raw movies? [closed]

I'm having trouble working with GoPro 4 movies on my computer. When I try to watch unedited material, it seems to be too slow. My system has an Intel Core-i7 processor on a new ASUS motherboard. ...
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What is the real-world difference between Data Centre standard SSDs and consumer SSDs?

We need to update the SSDs on our dedicated server to a RAID pair of 480GB ones. Our hosts have quoted us a cost for the new hardware, we will increase our monthly lease charge by £35/month extra for ...
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Is an SSD good for programming?

I just recently installed a 240 GB SSD replacing a 250 HD and I have loved the speed increase so far. But, there is something bothering me somewhat. I understand how SSDs have a limited life due to ...
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Windows 10 and Linux Dual Boot on SSD and Data on HDD

So I am planning to do this dual-boot configuration: SSD (120 GB) Windows Boot Partition. Would contain all system folders. This is effectively the C:\ partition. HDD (1 TB) Linux Partition(s). ...
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Is there any advantage to a particular boot order when using UEFI?

Just built a system with motherboard that supports the UEFI. I didn't realise what it was at he time and was interested to know why it appears to be attached to a 1TB HDD. I have in my system room for ...
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Computer shut off randomly - no overheating

This is the first time this has happened. I started my computer, and 40-50 mins in, it shut off. No screen, no lights, nothing. I believe the ssd or vents still made some sound though (yes, my ssd for ...
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ssd 2 million hour mtbf? how is this proven?

How can this ssd (corsair) have a mean time before failure of 2000000 hours? last time I checked that was in the hundreds of years... From experience even with Computers that don't receive constant ...
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SSD drive keeps filling up

For some reason my 120GB SSD keeps filling up dramatically, sometimes so much so I only have 7GB left. Currently I have 17GB left which is still a low amount. I've only installed the OS and a few ...
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Windows 10 upgrade - Windows on SSD, programs and files on HDD

I'm trying to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 but I want to be sure to do it properly because all my work is on this pc. I have a installation of Windows 7 on a SSD (C:) which contains only ...
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Laptop secondary HDD turning off after second

I have some trouble issues with my secondary HDD in laptop Asus x550v. Since I installed SSD disk as a primary hard drive, my second HDD is still turning off after a few seconds. I can hear the ...
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Can I use mSATA partly for OS and partly for Intel rapid?

I have the following setup now: Dell XPS 15 with 32 GB mSATA SSD and 1 TB HDD 2"4 standard disk Atm, my pc is set up with Intel Rapid to use SSD as some kind of cache (do i get this right?) But ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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Huge performance differences between i5 i7 SSD/non SSD…which makes more of a difference?

I have 2 pcs both running Windows 8.1 and each with 8b of ram. The differences are one has a solid state drive the other one is 7200rpm and also an i7 vs i5 Running the same application one query ...
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OSX (10.7.5) cloned from HDD to SSD, how can I say it to the OS?

I cloned my previous HDD to an SSD with a block-level cloning tool (dd :-) ). Now my OS, which was initially installed to a hard disk, now boots and works perfectly from the SSD disk. But I want to ...
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MPCIE OR MSATA? CAN I CONNECT AN SSD?

Can I connect a msata ssd on a mpcie port? I am bit confused, from a store they told me it depends on the mpcie and your computer. My computer is a late '09 HP dv7 2050ev, they couldn't tell me. Thank ...
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Is it ok to replace the hdd with a ssd for data drive?

Nowadays everyone has windows and softwares installed on a ssd. But most people still have HDDs for their personnal data (movies, music, work related data etc), usually on large hdds (1to and more). ...
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Windows 10 build 10240 Touchpad (Synaptics) does not work on initial startup

I installed Windows 10 build 10240 twice on my laptop (Sony Vaio SVS13A12FXS) Every time I boot up the computer, the touchpad does not work, HOWEVER when I plug in a wireless/wired mouse in, it ...
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Does CPU matters in disk read/write speed

I thinking to buy my old Mac an SSD, but after asking around to some friends, and looking to different disks, some of my friends said that the SSD's read/write speed won't matter because my CPU won't ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade (Space)

I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 and I get the message "We can't tell if your PC has enough space to continue installing Windows 10. Try Restarting Setup" I have tried both the ISO and the USB ...
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Upgrading Windows 7 to 10 and at the same time modifying partitions

The first time I installed Windows 7 it was on a small SSD, so I pre-partitioned the drive so that the installer would not create those extra recovery partitions. Subsequently I migrated the ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on new hard disk

I've been using Windows 10 for a couple of month now (joined the Insider Preview). Now my hard drive started ticking so I've bought a new SSD and I want to move the windows installation to the new ...
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Manipulating the HDD password via an SATA-USB adapter

This question is related to The master password of Transcend SSD. I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. When I boot my PC by a live CD with the SSD connected to the SATA port, ...
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Are there SSDs compatible with PCIe x1?

My internal hard drive is ticking. It's gonna be dead soon. I've backed up all my data, thanks for your concern. What I'm doubting is, I have an old computer, that I plan on replacing in a year or ...
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How to use internal SSD hard drive with a case as an external hard drive?

I have bought and used many external hard drives, such as the traditional ones like Seagate Backup Plus 2TB, or the Samsung SSD T1 with 512GB, and all of them can be repartitioned using Mac's Disk ...
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move Windows 7 OS from one SSD (128GB) drive to another (256GB) [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on a 128GB SSD drive. Recently, I've purchased a new 500GB SSD drive and wish to move the entire OS over there, in order not to be forced to install ...
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First boot Install Windows on SSD using USB flash memory

I'm trying to run my own pc build. I want to install windows from a USB flash to the SSD I installed in the PC. I want to know how to configure that in BIOS setup before and after the installation. I ...
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Over-provisioning an SSD - does it still hold?

Multiple (but not very recent) sources suggest that ~7% of the SSD space should be left unallocated in order to reduce the drive wear. Is it still valid as for now or has the situation changed?
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Swapfiles on high-RAM and SSD systems

tl;dr 22GB RAM, SSD, pagefile, yes/no? Reduce mapped files reserved memory yes/no? how? I am running Windows 7 on my work desktop. It has 22GB of physical RAM. I am running it with an SSD. The ...
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Will SSD work better than HDD with Intel i3 m330 [duplicate]

I have Intel i3 M330 CPU and a HDD in my laptop (it's 5 years old). I was thinking about replacing the HDD drive with SSD Sandisk (read/write 500mb/s). Will I see a considerable improvement in the ...