Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Is there documentation for the command line interface of the Marvell Disk Storage Utility?

The Marvell Disk Storage Utility (DSU), as required to enable and configure HybridDuo mode with a Highpoint Rocket Hybrid 1220, Asus P8P67DLX or Lycom PE-115H has a command line interface, but neither ...
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Can't Boot With SSD As Cache

I have an issue where I can't boot into Windows 7 using a Crucial M4 SSD as cache. I have two Caviar Blue's in a RAID1, and the SSD is set as the cache. The motherboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 B3. ...
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Why does bcache in writeback mode cause a clicking sound from my HDD?

I'm using bcache in writeback mode with a small SSD as the cache device and a large HDD as the backing device. When I leave writeback_percent at the default value of 10, there's sometimes a faint, ...
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SSD encryption the proper way

When encrypting devices it is always recommended to fill it with random data first, or it would become evident that the drive is encrypted and how much encrypted data there is. I've read that on an ...
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Moving Windows 10 bootloader to another drive

Here's the situation. I have 2 SSD hard drives in my system, a 128GB and 500GB. Currently, my partition structure is this: 500GB - Ubuntu 16.04 Install Device Start End Sectors ...
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New SSDs seriously underperforming under SATA II, why?

I just bought two new SSDs, the Samsung 850 EVO and HyperX Fury. Testing it in my laptop with SATA III I get the expected transfer rate of 400-500 MB/s. However, in my SATA II desktop both drives max ...
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rsync SSD migration: lsetxattr failed: Operation not supported (95) — consequences?

I just got an SSD and have been trying to migrate to it, poring through tons of how-to's I finally decided on this command (I have multiple partitions that needed migrating): time rsync -avHAXx /...
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SSD Garbage Collection On A None Idle Drive?

If I understand correctly, SSD garbage collection runs when the drive is idle. What if it is a PC is on 24 hours with logs writing? By that logic, the drive is never idle and garbage collection will ...
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Bsod UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION

(Sorry for my bad english) I have a problem for months with my Windows 10. Firstly, my wireless card (Qualcomm AR922X/TP-Link WN951N) crashes frequently (probably because of the driver provided by ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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Shockingly slow SSD reads on Debian Jessie

I set up a desktop computer after nine months in the attic. I somehow doubt this is related but I don't remember it being this way. It took six minutes or so to boot, another couple minutes for GUI ...
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Hard drive always busy at 100%?

I just installed a new SSD to my computer (It had already one SSD and one HDD). I also swapped some SATA cables to get better transfer rates on the SSDs (They were on SATA 3Gb/s while I had two 6Gb/s ...
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Reinstall Windows: OS on SSD, programs on HDD

I want to reinstall Windows on my PC. At the moment only the OS is installed on my SSD. Most programs and data are on my HDD. Is there a way to reinstall Windows without reinstall ing all programs? ...
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Boot from old hard drive

The motherboard of my old computer died suddenly and so I bought a new computer. It has two 1TB HDDs on RAID 0 and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. I wanted my computer to boot from my old ...
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winload.efi corrupted after windows 10 installation

I have Windows 7 on a regular SSD. I added a PCI-E SSD to my system, and I installed Windows 10 on it. When I attempted to boot to Windows 7, I received an error that winload.efi was damaged, and ...
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How can I move Windows 10 bootloader (GUID) only to SD card?

I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from a AHCI SSD to a much faster NVMe SSD without much success. I've pretty much concluded that my six month old Dell XPS 13 9343 doesn't have BIOS support for ...
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Why my Kingston ssd is not recognized by bios after format?

I have a Kingston ssd 120 gb 300V. It was working but after I formated him, even my bios fail to recognize it. What may be the cause? Is there any fix? EDIT ------------ I have no other drivers, ...
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SSD is very slow on PC

Yesterday I installed Samsung 850 EVO ssd in the place where HDD was installed on my HP Pavilion Dv6t 6c19tx. Then I installed fresh Windows 10 pro on it and everything went smooth. I didn't notice ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for this ...
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how to detect/identify m2 ssd

As you know you can get a list of drives connected via sata using wmic: wmic diskdrive list This however doesn't seem to work with m2 ssds. Is there any equivalent for M2s that is not vendor ...
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Can't install Kali on a USB 3.0 SSD

I bought a USB 3.0 SSD to install Kali on it for a high performance external boot setup. Unfortunately, I can't select my USB SSD in the installation process. I tried it on my laptop, but also via a ...
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Lenovo Y50 SSD upgrade - powering on issues

I recently upgrade my laptop (Lenovo Y50) from a 1TB HDD to an equivalent 1TB SSD from Samsung. I used EaseUS ToDo copying tool. When the computer boots up, everything works BEAUTIFULLY! Better than I ...
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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Any chance I can recover this video file?

So I had a MOV file I recorded. It was game-play form a game on my iPod. I spent forever timing it to music. Anyway, I saved it to my flashdrive, and plugged that drive into my windows machine ...
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bitlocker on/off after uefi flash and recovery key has changed?

Amendment: I noticed that though, BL is turned off, that when I try to use recovery options in Windows 10, or when I turn off and back on the TPM in UEFI, that the BL "recovery key" from the original ...
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Why can't I boot in UEFI Mode?

I just upgraded my computer from a HDD to an SSD. When I boot my computer with the new SSD, it must be in the legacy boot mode, or it will fail to start. My old drive was UEFI, but now that option ...
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Unlock Samsung SSD 840 PRO with hdparm

My Samsung SSD 840 PRO is locked with a password set by using the BIOS. Every time I turn on the computer, I have to type in the password. Cause there is a BIOS bug, I am not able to change the ...
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Samsung RC520 laptop and 2 bootable SSD drives

I have Samsung RC520 laptop, 4-5 years old. It originally had HDD 320GB, DVD+/-RW drive and Windows 7. Last year I migrated Windows from HDD to Samsung 840 120GB SSD and old HDD was mounted as second,...
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What files can I move to a small (16GB) SSD to speed up Windows 7?

I have a 16GB SSD. It's too small to install Windows on. A discussion about ReadyBoost made me think of putting it in my Core2 Duo with 4 gig of ram and put pagefile.sys on it. What else can be moved ...
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Software or Hardware?

Hi guys i have a Server 2008 R2 thats a supermicro Duel Xeon 1366 box 12gb DDR3, that i use for file storage and WDS and little Vmware Workstation 12 stuff.. The issue am having its loaded with 2 ...
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Which hard disk should I put on SATA3, the one with the OS or the one with applications?

I bought 2 new SSD disks to put in RAID0 on my desktop computer. While installing them, I found out I have only 2 SATA3 ports. So, I have to choose whether to put the SSD with Windows 10 on sata3 or ...
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What is special about the SSDs in MacBook Pro mid 2015?

I have been checking out several resources online (iFixit, MacRumours and Apple Discussion Forums) about the potential for an SSD upgrade on 2015 model MBPs (perhaps not now, but in the future). The ...
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Why am I getting more and more ATA bus errors over the time which can be fixed by un- and replugging the HDD caddy?

I have an internal SATA connector and a HDD caddy in my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-Touch. No matter which HDD (tried 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD) or SSD (Samsung Extreme 256GB) I put in the caddy (I tried two ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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Lots of bad sectors on a new SSD drive

I have a two week old laptop with a 128GB SSD. After a week during (presumably) the first fsck job run on the machine, I got a load of short read errors. After allowing fsck to fix the errors, I ...
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OS not booting off of SSD

I recently built a pc using the Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard and the Vector 180 SSD. For some reason, I cannot boot the OS off of the SSD. I have a hard drive as well, and that boots fine. My csm ...
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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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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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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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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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BSOD on a new build

I just finished my first build with the following config a couple of days ago: Adata SSD 120 Corsair 16 GB (8X2) 2400 MHZ Asus Maximus viii hero intel i7-6700k I have tried several times to ...
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Is my laptop SSD possibly corrupt?

During the last few days Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) on my Medion laptop has been constantly crashing, mostly at random times. So there are times I can't even use my laptop for more than 2 minutes before ...
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Can I put a 9.5 mm SSHD disk in an only 7 mm laptop HDD slot?

Can I put a 9.5 mm SSHD disk in an only 7 mm laptop HDD slot? Putting bigger drive in smaller slot? I have a Lenovo flex 2. It's hdd model is a slim WD Blue WD10SPCX with 7 mm height. Unfortunately ...
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BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
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Computer freeze in Windows 10 after upgrade to SSD

I just upgraded my computer with an SSD. I installed Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD. When I boot into Ubuntu, the computer is working 100%, no problem, but in Windows one time that I ...
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I somehow renamed my Music folder to Pictures, How to chamge back to Music

I'm running Windows 10 64bit with an SSD as the boot device. I was trying to link a music folder on an HDD that is my files drive since the SSD is only 250 Gbyte. I got confused and somehow renamed ...
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Is there a way in software to check what the controller on my SSD is?

I'm considering being bad and buying an off brand, chinese SSD that's insanely cheap, has no reviews and possibly one of those dram-less controllers. I'd like to science the heck out of it. I'd like ...
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Using SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage boot issues

Currently I have two installations of Windows 10 on my computer, one on my HDD that came with my laptop and another on an SSD to which I installed recently. My EFI System Partition and Recovery ...
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Mac OS X Internet Recovery Questions

I have recently upgraded a MacBook Pro 2011 13" with a new Samsung EVO 850 240GB SSD and am using the Mac OS X Internet Recovery feature for the first time. The previous disk was the original HDD that ...
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Was my SSD wiped?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2013, as I intend to pass it, I used a bootable Ubuntu so I could make a ATA Secure erase. As the disk was "not enabled" and "frozen" I had to put it to sleep by ...