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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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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Writing log files to SSD

We have an application that does a LOT of logging. The medium we log to is SLC SSD drives however we are starting to see some failures in the field. We could turn logging off (we do), have log levels ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ! ...
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Mac RAM with SSD

I have a Macbook Air with 8GB or RAM and an SSD. Recently, I've been doing a lot of high-RAM-use tasks (like image processing) in MATLAB. I noticed that it uses a very large amount of RAM, which in ...
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OS on Flash drive: noticeable performance penalty if used as (linux-based) htpc?

My question is whether there is any noticeable difference in performance, given my use case, for installing a (linux-based) OS on a flash drive rather than on a SSD. I plan to turn my fanless HTPC ...
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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 can I upgrade the SSD cache drive in my HP Envy 700-215xt?

I have the 16g drive right now, and at some point I'd like to upgrade that to a 32g or 64g drive. Is this as easy as swapping out the drive or does the cache drive have files on it my computer has to ...
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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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Something is eating my SSD space

I noticed that my 120GB SSD is almost full, but I have only 55GB data on it. I ran Disk Analyzer and listed folders and files have around 55GB of data, and yet it says that I have only 4.4GB free ...
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Lenovo Splash Screen Takes 25 Seconds to Load

I have switched out my original HDD for a new SSD which works nice, but since doing so, when I start up the machine in the morning, I see a black screen for about 25 seconds, and then I see the Lenovo ...
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Using an SSD drive on a SATA ICH9M/ICH9M-E controller [closed]

I have a five-year-old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop, and I was thinking about changing the SATA hard drive (Hitachi HTS723216L9A362) with an SSD. I found two models that could suit my needs, the Samsung ...
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SSD RAID in Haswell NUC with Ubuntu: Does TRIM work?

I want a low-power, small, silent x86_64 Ubuntu computer with storage that's resilient against hardware failure of a drive. I'm thinking of buying D54250WYKH or D34010WYKH, one mSATA SSD and one 2.5" ...
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Laptop not starting

I have a laptop custom built by PC Specialist. It was working fine. Yesterday I have changed the hard drive to a Samsung SSD and installed Windows 8.1 on it. Today it does not want to start at all, I ...
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Why do hard disk drives sizes come in multiples of 100, while flash memory drives sizes are generally multiples of 2?

Why do hard disk drives sizes come in multiples of 100, while flash memory drives sizes are generally multiples of 2? Every HDD I saw had a capacity that was something like 100GB, 250GB, 500GB, ...
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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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Should I test that an SSD is working properly the same way I test an HDD?

I habitually test new or repurposed HDDs with badblocks -w before using them, just as a precaution. Now that I'm starting to use SSDs, I'm not sure if the same test is appropriate. Is there a more ...
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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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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon SSD overheating

I recently bought a used Thinkpad X1 Carbon, it had Windows 7 installed, and on a first check, the SanDisk SSD ran around 43-45 degrees, i then installed Windows 8.1 and on installing Visual Studio ...
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Which of these is the mSata slot?

Hey this is a latitude E5540 notebook and I wish to insert a mSATA SSD (intel 530) in it. But I'm not sure where is the mSATA slot. I think its the one next to "ref. to manual" but it looks so small. ...
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Can't clone SSD with a Windows partition and a Linux partition

I recently installed with some effort Zorin OS (based on Ubuntu LTS 14.04) on another partition of my Intel SSD 335 (240 gb in total) and divided that other partition many smaller partitions of the ...
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Upgrading to an SSD with a fresh windows install

So I am after upgrading my PC that i have had a while now to using an SSD with a fresh copy of windows that I own. My question is that after installing it, changing the BIOS settings ect. Am I going ...
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ADATA SX900 firmware downgrade failure

I have an ADATA SX900 SSD with firmware 5.8.2. I am trying to downgrade firmware to 5.2.5, but my drive is refusing to accept firmware. It returns this error: FATAL_ERROR: Firmware download failed ...
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Will running a Virtual Machine on an SSD degrade its lifespan?

Since Virtual Machines tend to write their data to one specific virtual disk--therefore on one specific part of the disk--will running a virtual machine degrade the lifespan of the cells on the ssd? ...