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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Two SATA-3 vs four SATA-2 SSD drives in RAID 0 [closed]

I have a relatively old motherboard (msi BIG BANG-XPOWER) that has 8 SATA ports, 6 of which are SATA-2 and 2 of which are SATA-3 and I'm thinking of creating a RAID-0 array of two or four SSD drives. ...
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WIndows 8.1 drive letters assigning

I have 2 storage devices: recently bought 250GB SSD (Samsung, drive0, 2 partitions) and 2TB HDD (WD, 2 partitions, drive1). Every time I install windows 8.1 on the SSD (drive0, part1) the drive ...
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DELL XPS 15 SSD configurations

I've DELL XPS 15 L521x. 1 : i7 3632QM 2.2 2 : 12 GB RAM. 3 : 1 TB HDD. 4 : 32 SSD. 8 : windows 8 Mistakenly, i deleted all the partitions of the SSD and start resetting factory reset. and now the ...
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OS on SSD, Win 8 “libraries” on HDD, access optimisations/cache?

I have Windows 8 with OS/Programs on my SSD, A lot of data on my HDD ... Available space for some data on my SSD (My SSD being 250GB, I can reasonably afford 100GB for data) Now I would like to ...
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Huge size of the system32/config folder

My 128 GB SSD disk is running out of space, so I am looking for the multiple ways to save the disk space: Disabled the hibernation, Cleaned up the Windows backup-data, Moved the swapfile to other ...
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SSD with mssd & hdd

I am about to buy a laptop with a 7200 rpm HDD. This asus model has the option of replacing the DVD drive with a caddy easily (screws are on the outside to replace the DVD drive). Now my question: ...
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Does all laptop with 3rd gen i-7 processor have sata 3 interface [duplicate]

I am going to buy an ssd . I need to check whether I will able to make full use of ssd speed.I have dell inspiron 15-r 5520 and how to transfer my windows 8 os from hdd to ssd .
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How do I find out if I have SATA 2 or SATA 3?

I need to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 5520 mid 12 laptop with a Samsung 850 pro SSD. How do I check whether my laptop with a 3rd gen i7 processor has SATA 2 or SATA 3?
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Install software on another drive

My SSD is 80 GB which I installed the Windows 8.1 on. The size of Windows on the SSD was about 30-35 GB, and I have a very limited space left. Now when I try to install any software, such ...
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Would it make any sense or can I see any performance upgrade if I change my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, in the presence of SSD hardrive? [closed]

I have a laptop with Win64 bit system with intel i3 processor on a Sandy bridge platform. I have recently replaced my hard drive with a SSD. Now I am also thinking to upgrade my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, ...
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Shrink Windows 8.1's install size

I have a computer with Windows 8.1 on a SSD drive. I read that with update 1 to Windows 8.1 they made the installation size smaller. From somewhere near 30GB to 16GB. Is there anyway to take advantage ...
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How to tell if laptop supports SSD

So I was considering buying a Lenovo Z710 laptop - 59421370 which you can see the specs here I noticed that it has an SSHD drive which I don't like. I jumped to the online chat and asked an ...
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Using an external drive for application storage in Mac OS X 10.10

I have just upgraded my Mac Mini (Mac Mini 2.6Ghz i7 16Gb RAM) to use a 256GB SSD for the boot drive. I have successfully installed Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite as my OS, with a clean installation. I ...
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SSD in external USB 3.0 closure not recognized as SSD

I've brought an SSD and external closure that supports UASP and USB 3.0. The drive is recognized and the speed is ok. But the drive is recognized as normal hard drive by Windows (8.1). I.e. when I ...
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Losing boot files on restart

Here's my case, I'v got Acer V5-573G, 100GB SSD, 1TB SSHD, I'v installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.01 on SSD disc. It was all perfect untill one day i restarted computer and i saw on screen "NO ...
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SSD seems to be read-only, nothing can be written to it (linux ext4 filesystem)

After two week of normal use my new SSD began to work strange. Now it seems that no file is written to it. An example: root@hooker3:~# mount |grep ssdhome /dev/sda3 on /ssdhome type ext4 ...
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Computer won't boot after removing the SSD and putting it back in

Hello I had to remove my SSD last night and when I came to put it back in this morning and boot up it wouldn't ,I changed the boot order and set SSD first and now I can't do , my computer literally ...
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Can't boot to the original windows 8.1

After purchasing an SSD, I decided to install Windows 8.1 on it. I originally had Windows 8.1 on my Western Digital Hard drive. But now, I cannot boot to it and there is no option to select an ...
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Hard Drive Ultra DMA CRC Error Count

I've read every single question related to this topic and really haven't gotten any answers. These suggestions: Try different cable. Look if cable connector is connected good with connector on ...
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Slow SSD to SSD Transfer Speed

My laptop uses a Samsung SSD. A few weeks ago I wanted to transfer a 6.22 GB folder from my internal SSD to an external SSD I own, also from Samsung. I keep the external SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure, ...
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Will I be able to reinstall my copy of Windows 8.1 acquired through DreamSpark on another drive?

I've acquired and installed a copy of Windows 8.1 through DreamSpark on my HDD, but I'm planning on getting and SSD in the near future, will I be able to use the same Windows 8.1 copy to install on ...
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Unlocking SSD (known password)

I got a Samsung NP900x4D for data backup & a simple Windows re-install. At first boot, after the logo, it just displayed 'Boot error' on a black screen. So I said to myself that the MBR is ...
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Dragging a file to another disk on Windows won't delete it

When you move a file from a specific disk let's X to another disk (let's say Y) it won't delete the file from X unless you cut it, and I know that's the default behavior on Windows : but is it ...
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Windows 8.1 thinks my partitions are SSDs

I just removed an SSD from a PC so that I could put it into my "new-used" laptop. With the SSD, I had simply cloned my System and Windows partitions to partitions onto the HDD as a backup/recovery ...
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How to investigate problems of SSD with a sequential read speed of 0.1 MB/s? [closed]

Which is the checklist to check when an Hard Drive is going so slow? Are bad clusters suspected? Fragmentation? The cable? Trim not being enabled? What would you check as a professional guy? OS: ...
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SSD slows in minutes, resets on reboot

I have a Windows 7 Pro HP z200 system with an MTFDBAK256MAG-1G1 (Micron RealSSD C300 240 GB). I notice that the drive's performance is fine when the disk is booted, then during the course of a ...
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Validate my plan to load factory.wim onto a new SSD without messing up the current installation

I have a Dell XPS laptop with Win7 Home Premium and just bought a 128Gb SSD drive. I'd like to start with a factory windows image on the new drive, but also don't want to jeopardize the current ...
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What kind of SSD interface does my laptop use?

I have a Toshiba E55t-A and I want to add an SSD. It has an empty area on the motherboard (even labeled SSD) but I want to be certain what interface it uses. Anyone have an idea?!
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SSD encryption and backups

I'm looking to increase security by getting a popular 256 GB SSD that comes with 3D MLC and 256 bit AES encryption. That looks to be the ticket. But. . . I have a very sophisticated back-up system ...
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SandForce SF-1200: Is it worth secure-erasing to recover from performance degradation?

I have an OCZ Agility 3, 120 GB in a Windows 8.1 system. The drive is well used and only has a sequential write speed of about 80-90MB/s left. My question is: is it worth going through the trouble ...
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How to check SSD disk space in laptop

I have 8GB of SSD in my Lenovo Ideapad z510 laptop. How do I check how many GB SSD is installed in my system. Is this 8GB of Soled State Drive is being used for boot purpose? If yes, how much time it ...
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How to clone Windows HDD to a smaller SSD with Windows built in tool

I would like to move my OEM Windows from a big HDD to a smaller SSD. Windows 7 + SP1 has a built in toool. My problem is that it could not find a way for it to make an image file only of the used ...
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How do hybrid drives handle large files like hiberfile? [closed]

Short question: How does a hybrid drive handle large files which are occasionally used but only sequentially read/written, like hiberfile? Long story: I have 12 GB ram in my desktop, and due to ...
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write-to-newfile vs overriding: performance issue

I observed huge difference between following two scenarios for copying a file: Copying a file into a new file. Copying a file in an existing file and overwriting it. I expect both operations take ...
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SSD changes disk file system automatically [closed]

I'm using AMD Radeon R7 480Gb SSD. I don't know why, but yesterday laptop crashed. It stopped response and I turned it off manually (by holdin power button). After this I attempted to start system, ...
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Build external drive from memory modules?

I have a heap of memory modules (DDR2 2GB) I'm not using and was wondering if I could have any practical use for them in any other way. Is it for instance possible to attach them to some kind of unit ...
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copied boot partition to ssd and windows fails to boot

I just got an ssd, my main drive has 2 partitions. The second one stores some large installed apps, but nothing should be used for bootup that I know of(there maybe a few things, not sure, but ...
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Windows 8 slowly becomes unresponsive

A couple of months ago my PC randomly started freezing. By this I mean one program after another would stop responding, yet others would work. Frequently, but by no means exclusively, this happened ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive?

I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. ...
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How to install and use Windows 7 in a Kingston SSDNow V300

Few days ago I bought a Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB SSD, and replaced my "old" notebook (ASUS S46C) hybrid disk (750 GB HD + 24 GB SSD). So, on Windows 7 installation I got 2 disks, first one (disk ...
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How do I install an Intel SSD 530 series in my desktop PC? [closed]

I recently bought an Intel SSD 530 series. I have watched many tutorials and read the manual, but I'm not able to find a slot for the SSD and I also can't find where to plug in the cables. All I know ...
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Moving file system and changing default drive from SSD to HDD Windows 8.1

I recently built my first computer and installed Windows to my SSD. At first my HDD was not recognized so I wasn't able to configure it at all, but now that I have that worked out I would like for ...
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M.2 SSD not recognized by Windows 7 Ult installation

I've installed a Crucial M500 480GB SSD in the M.2 slot on an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. When i to install Windows 7 Ult on it the drive doesn't show. With diskpart it shows as drive 0. I can ...
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Installing windows 8.1 on drive letter A [SSD]?

I want to install windows 8.1 on my computer SSD and before I waste my time searching all over the install how to change the drive letter for the system partition, I would like to know if it's even ...
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Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows

I recently bought a Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCI-e 8x SSD to be used on my MSI 890FXA/GD70 mainboard. I currently have two disks on SATA (1TB and 2TB). The smaller of the two holds 3 operating systems ...
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What does 'Clear PK' do?

I'm in BIOS Setup on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1 (yuck, sorry) and I want to get into setup mode in order to access the terminal from the system account. There is an option under the ...
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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 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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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 ...