Solid-state drive; a data storage device that uses solid-state memory for persistent data storage that can be accessed in the same manner as traditional block-I/O hard disk drives. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives ...

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how to reclaim spaces from the old system disk

I just added another SSD disk to my computer and cloned the existing Windows 7 system over. Now I want to use the old disk as a storage disk with the newly added system disk. On the old disk, I also ...
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Repurposing Old Drives to Make OS X Compatible Shared NAS

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.11.2 and an iPhone running iOS 9.2, I noticed I have a few spare drives with varying sizes and also an SSD lying around, I was wondering what I could use them for. I ...
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Increasing memory by downgrading from SSD to HDD in laptop?

I have an ASUS Zenbook that came factory installed with a 120gb SSD. I want to increase my memory and was looking at a 2TB HDD of the same physical dimensions (HDD is 3mm thicker). I'm not a hardware ...
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GPT partition resizing and boot issues

I am helping a friend migrate his OS from a 500GB mechanical drive to a new 250GB SSD and have run into problems. Where to begin... His current OS is Windows 10, formatted with GPT and boasting 5 ...
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Toshiba C55-B5298 - Memory & Hard Drive Upgrade [closed]

I have this Toshibha laptop with 4GB RAM and Windows 10 home edition. The laptop is terribly slow. I'm not sure if I can upgrade the RAM and hard drive to SSD. I would really appreciate any ...
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Win 7 won't recognize 850 Evo single disk with HDDs in RAID1

This has managed to drive me nuts: I used to have 1 SATA HDD as a single drive for OS's and 2 SATA HDDs set-up as RAID1 using the onboard AMD controller for storage, everything was fine. I bought this ...
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Dual boot with HDD and SDD

Well... I need need some kind of advice. On my desktop PC I've got an HDD with Windows 7 and Ubuntu on it (This is great, no problem. Ubuntu was installed second and the GRUB makes me choose between ...
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Prevent 'Searches might be slow in non-indexed locations' banner from appearing

With a fast SSD I find that Windows Search indexing is superfluous and even slows certain operations down so I have disabled it. However, when performing a search with a wide enough scope, Windows ...
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Elitebook not booting

I have HP Elitebook 840 (Windows 10), which uses SSD hard drive. I booted the machine from an external hard drive, and it worked. Later, I booted it from the normal SD hard drive, and it worked ...
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How to add HDD (or SSD) to desktop computer (Fujitsu-Siemens ESPRIMO P7935) equipped with TPM

I am currently trying to add a new 250 GB SSD (Samsung EVO 850) to a Fujitsu-Siemens desktop PC "ESPRIMO P7935" of a friend. The PC is equipped with mainboard "Fujitsu-Siemens D2812-A1", still running ...
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Where did my system partition go after cloning from my previous hard drive?

I recently bought a 250GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for my laptop, and used AOMEI Partition Assistant to clone my previous hard drive. One completed, I physically replaced swapped out the two drives, booted ...
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Fujitsu A514 notebook SSD runs on SATA II speeds even though SSD and motherboard supports SATA III

The problem is as in the title, I am getting lower speeds. My laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook A514 My SSD: Kingston UV300 120GB There is not much in the BIOS, just an option to turn SATA on or off. Here ...
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BIOS won't recognize second hard disk without restarting

I just bought a new SSD and placed it in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 3521). I also bought a CD-hard disk caddy, so I placed the old hard disk instead of the CD case. I installed Windows 10 and fedora, ...
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My M.2 SSD has disappeared from my ideapad Y510p

I have a Lenovo ideapad Y510p running Windows 10. The other day, I had to power it off by holding down the power button. Since then, my LITEONIT LSS-24L6G SSD cache has disappeared from my system. I ...
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How to use SSD as a cache to main HDD? [duplicate]

I installed Windows 10 and a bunch of games on a 500 GB drive. I also have a spare 64 GB SSD lying around. Can I use the SSD as an automatic cache? If so, how? I have looked around a fair bit, but ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - What can be reasons for the system not to boot from bootable SSD in Optical Bay

In my MacBook Pro an SSD is beeing buildt into the HDD slot, the HDD has been moved to the optical bay. Now i want to switch these drives to reestablish the shock protection for the HDD (i did not ...
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Connect M.2 SSD (Samsung SM951) with Mainboard (MSI Z170A PC MATE)

If I connect a Samsung SM951 SSD with a MSI Z170A PC MATE Mainboard via the PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, together with a graphics card on the PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, I am using up all 20 PCIe lanes the mainboard ...
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My motherboard almost always boots into the BIOS instead of running the Windows Boot Manager

I recently upgraded my motherboard from a proprietary Dell one to a Rampage IV Black Edition by ASUS. Most of the time when I start my PC, it boots into the BIOS screen, but sometimes it boots into ...
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M.2 Samsung SM951 NVME SSD Not Recognized On Linux

As stated, my M.2 Samsung SM951 NVMe drive refuses to be seen in 3 Ubuntu installations I've tried (14.04, 15.04, 15.10). Apparently this might be a problem with the SSD as no one online has gotten ...
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Removing User Accounts in Linux Mint/Windows 7

I am preparing a laptop for sale. Instead of wiping the whole drive, I just want to delete the personal information I have. I have an ssd by the way with TRIM support so even if I delete the files ...
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RAID vs AHCI for backup

My SSD with Windows 7 recently crashed, so I'm going to purchase a new SSD and install Windows 7 to replace it. I'll also have to reinstall all the drivers for my hardware (motherboard, graphics card, ...
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Formatted SSD No Longer Visible in diskpart

I just purchased an Intel Nuc, I3, 16gb Ram and a 120GB Samsung Evo M2. I don't want to buy Windows 10, so I was installing windows 7 from flash drive(copied from cdrom) in order to update to Win 10. ...
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SSD Reported to Contain 'Bad Sectors'

I have a Samsung 840 EV0 250GB SSD that worked fine on several machines before. I left it on my shelf for a month or two now when I plug it in by USB or SATA it will not show up in disk management, or ...
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Why is my Samsung 850 Pro booting up slowly?

I am running Windows 10 Pro and I have a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 motherboard with 16 GB of RAM. I also have a mechanical hard drive for mass storage. But the problem is it takes about 15-20 seconds ...
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Do application cache/config files benefit significantly on an SSD?

Applications should be installed on an SSD to take advantage of the performance advantage it has over HDDs. However, do cache and config/settings files in the User folder on Windows and the /home ...
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UEFI mixup with previous windows 10 disk on Lenovo

Intro I am asking the same question as I asked on askUbuntu (but did not get feedback). References: http://askubuntu.com/questions/714839/uefi-mixup-with-previous-windows-10-disk-on-lenovo Question ...
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1800MB/s sequential R/W on a SATA 3 SSD?

I ran CrystalDiskMark on my SATA 3 connected Samsung Evo 850 SSD, and it reported a 1839MB/s sequential read speed, and 1676MB/s write speed. SATA 3 has a maximum of 750MB/s and Samsung says at best ...
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Does M.2 SSD Card mess with PCI express?

My graphic card is MSI gtx970, which uses PCIe 3.0x16. My M.2 SSD card is Samsung 950 pro, which uses PCIe 3.0x4. My motherboard is MSI z-170 pro I am not very familiar with the difference between ...
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Why are there different lengths of contacts on SATA connectors?

I have looked around, but cannot seem to find out why. On SATA drives (2.5 and 3"), there are variable lengths to the copper contacts on both the data and power ports on the drives. These variations ...
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SSD Windows 10 crash problems

A couple of days ago my computer crashed. I tested the ram and it seemed fine. The next day the computer worked again, but it was indeed slow. I found out that the 120gig ssd with Windows10 was about ...
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How do I clone a larger disk to a smaller disk, but retain sizes of the system partitions?

I recently bought an SSD, and I am attempting to move the contents of my current drive to the new one. Using Todo Backup, I am able to do this, but the system partitions ("System Reserved" and ...
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Asus express cache using windows 8

I have this ASUS n551jw notebook. It came with windows 10 pre-installed. However, I had to install windows 8 on it becuase some of the work related programs doesn't support windows 10. While ...
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Slower performance on a better server?

Yesterday I've imported 10 million rows into MySQL in about 1 hour, using SomeHosting's: 2C CPU/4GB Memory/60GB SSD [Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit] Today I've imported only 500k rows in 1 hour, using my ...
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Dual boot windows 10 debian on SSD 950 pro

Hi I got an 950 pro SSD and had windows 10 installed on a partition on it. It was booting fine, then I installed debian testing on an another partition that I encrypted during installation on that ...
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I installled Linux on my computer's SSD, but I cant boot to the hard drive to start windows

I have Linux Mint installed on my SSD. I had Windows 10 installed on my hard disk. On BIOS, I go to Linux by changing the boot order to [Disabled] first. [Disabled] is apparently SATA1 which is the ...
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Slow write performance on internal SSD disk

================= I am facing the following issue: my SSD Samsung EVO 850 is leaving me with terribly slow write performance. I am getting only approx. 150 MB/s, many times it is worse than that. ...
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Expose physical HD to VM and mount it?

I have a Windows 10 host running on a 240 GB SSD (disk A) and a Linux VM running on another 240 GB SSD (disk B). I am moving this linux host from a full desktop machine where I had a 2 TB HDD (disk C) ...
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SSD TRIM support on RAID-1 array through Intel RST

I'm making the jump from HDDs to SSDs on my home desktop, and I'd like to retain a basic level of redundancy (RAID-1) like what I have with my HDDs. Right now, I'm using Intel's RAID controller on my ...
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Is it advisable to have two Windows or multiple Windows in one SSD?

I am not sure if my question is allowed to ask here, if not please let me know. Here is the situation. I am going to pay someone to build a PC for me. The person who will build the PC for me asked me ...
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Can I successfully run a Kali Linux VM on one drive while my host OS is on another?

I've been attempting to set up a Kali Linux VM. I've continuously been running into a failure when attempting to install the system files inside VirtualBox and I'm curious as to whether or not it has ...
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Disk speed and partitioning

I am using VMWare for creating multiple virtual machines running games, each virtual machine has its own game installation (and i don't want to use common install) BEFORE: Everytime the game on each ...
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Intel SSD cache doesn't work

I have a laptop with a small SSD cache. It had worked properly before I did a fresh Windows installation. After installing Windows I installed Rapid Storage Technology software from Intel but it ...
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Windows 7 Install SATA AHCI controller driver “could not be installed”

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from a USB flash drive on my new PC, but my SSD is not being recognized and the AHCI driver is failing. Whenever I boot into the Windows 7 ...
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After new ssd install windows crashes

I've just installed a new crucial ssd and now occasionally windows will crash, I.e. I will get an error message saying windows has stopped working with options to end process. All other windows ...
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How can I fix the error '0xc00000e - “A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed”' on Windows 10 startup without the installation DVD?

I recently upgraded my system with an SSD to boot from. I cloned my old drive onto the SSD and now when I try to boot it, I get the following error: (Sorry for the poor image quality, my phone ...
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SSD appears in Windows but not in BIOS

I have used a 5.25" mounting bracket to replace my Acer E1-531G laptop's optical drive with a 2.5" 32 GB Transcend SSD. The main drive is a 750 GB HDD. After setting up a partition in Windows Disk ...
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Debian freezes while intense SSD I/O

I bought an SSD drive (Kingston SSDNow) and installed Debian 8 on it; The system works fine. But today I'm tried to extract a huge tar archive (~8GB) and in the middle of extraction the system just ...
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How can I edit a partition on a drive to be a boot partition?

I have recently installed an SSD into my PC which I want to move my main OS and programs over to. I want to be able to boot from this SSD. I have used a program called EaseUS to clone my old HDD onto ...
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Is my SSD cache supposed to say 0 MB formatted?

I have a Lenovo ideapad Y510p, which has lost A LOT of its speed over the last year. I recently did a full format and reinstall of Windows 10, but the effects were not as good as I hoped. Then, ...
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How to create recovery disk using only offline hard disk

I've put an SSD in laptop, a very slim laptop, which took some time to complete, replacing older drive, which works. Is it possible to create recovery disk, using only the older drive, which is now ...