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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Boot from secondary HD

I have a Dell XPS 15 and have been using it for some time with the factory HD. I got an SSD to be the primary drive (I have installed in the HD bay) and moved the factory HD to the optical bay. When I ...
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Can i have a SSD + Hybrid combination in my laptop?

I have a Toshiba Qosmio x870-144. It has a 128GB SSD and a 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. I have a spare Seagate 750GB Hybrid 7200rpm. Can I replace the 1TB HDD with the Seagate? Will I get better performance? ...
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Can an SSD have a MBR and a bootloader?

I installed both Linux and Windows on my newly bought SSD (sda). When I installed Linux, I chose to install the bootloader on the SSD (sda). After I finished, I got only a black screen when I chose ...
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Regularly re-appearing Intermittent 2s freezes (Intel i5, NVidia GF 670, Vertex4 SSD, Win8-64)

My system is as follows: CPU: Intel i5 GPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 670 SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 From time to time, usually after prolonged use, my computer starts freezing. It does not crash, nor freeze ...
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Using an SSD as a portable external drive?

Is it possible to use an SSD as a larger-capacity flash drive? I know that some computer cases include external SATA ports, so would it be reasonable to assume that one could interface with the SSD ...
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Hard Drive usage causing system lag [closed]

This is something of a complicated problem so I will describe it to the best of my ability. Recently, my computer (Windows 7 Pro custom rig w/ I7-2600k, Samsung 540 SSD, and GTX 480 GPU)has been ...
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Why can Linux systems sometime recover data Windows can't? Any concrete reasons?

Background: Earlier this year I had a problem with a SSD drive that Windows would not recognize anymore. But eventually a bootable "Parted Magic 2012-10-10" did the trick. See this solved thread. One ...
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Windows 8 Pro Install BSOD After Disk Selection

I am trying to install Windows 8 Pro from an ISO, burned to a DVD. Setup boots and allows me to go through the install screens, up to disk selection. I have a Kingston Hyper-X SSD 128GB disk as Disk0 ...
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ThinkPad T430s SSD freezing after started

My ThinkPad T430s notebook with Windows 8 64 bit always freezes after start. It takes about 30s to 1 min until it freezes. If I disable the mini SSD(15G) in my notebook, it will work well. But every ...
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Restore Windows 7 Image to different hard disk

I have an issue which has been driving me mad. I am trying to restore an image of a Windows 7 partition made with Windows Backup to a different hard disk drive (the original drive is failing) but in ...
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Disk Read Error and more problems - Any ideas what to do?

I'm having problems with my PC, first of all I started getting Disk Read Errors when trying to boot from my SSD. However I usually was able to restart my computer a few times and it would eventually ...
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Changing boot drive on Mac OS

I'm in the process of adding an SSD into my Mac Mini alongside the already fitted HDD (which currently has the OS). Can I keep the HDD connected to the system while installing the new OS on the SSD? ...
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Samsung840SDD install alongside using/used windows 7 HDD, Migration software made new drives, how do I tell which is which physical drive?

Ok so I started with my HDD and have windows and a few programs on it, bought a new Samsung SDD the 840 Pro. Initially as usual I had my C:/ drive, windows everything was there. The Data Migration ...
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Upgrading to SSD, Clone HDD or Fresh Install?

I have just received the SSD I ordered for my Mac Mini, I would like to know would cloning the existing boot drive from the HDD have any issues? Or would it be simply easier and less headache to do a ...
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App lock-up on Windows 8 (apparently disk related)

Since installing Windows 8 (the problem didn't happen on Windows 7), my laptop will lock up: All apps will gradually stop responding when interacted with, for a minute or so, and then everything ...
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How do I clone an entire physical disk? [duplicate]

I've got a MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard disk with OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 (via BootCamp) installed, I've bought a 500GB SSD and I want to clone the old disk to the new one. How can I clone ...
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How do I clean-install a new SSD with Windows 7 upgrade DVD

I'm adding some new fancy pieces to my computer from HP. I now have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 home premium that comes from an upgrade DVD from Windows Vista that was given me with the computer ...
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Is it preferable to have GRUB2 installed on a HDD vs SDD?

My system has an internal 160Gb SDD + 1Tb HDD. Win 7 is installed on the SDD, and Ubuntu (2 versions) is installed on HDD. I've been successful in installing Grub2 on SDD and able to boot all 3 OSes. ...
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Necessity of SSD in building a new PC [closed]

Should I buy a PC chassis that does not provide for SSD, if I need store large amounts of date from voice to text input and also considerable digitally recorded video. I am NOT a Gamer, but ...
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Do SSD-based Apple laptops contain accelerometers?

Do modern SSD-based MacBook Pro's have an accelerometer / gyroscope / sudden motion sensor? On my old 2007 MacBook Pro I used to see the Chrome logo shift and tilt on this HTML5 Rocks page, and I'd ...
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Mini PCI-e to USB adapter for Netbook SSD access

My old Asus Eee PC 1000 Linux netbook laptop finally kicked the bucket. It now frequently halts at random times, including immediately after pressing the power button. After some tests I concluded ...
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Does diagonal or vertical position affect the lifespan of a SSD drive?

I tried to find an answer for such question, but I found answers only for not of SSDs (solid-state drive). From what I know SSD disk is much different than old hard disks. The main problem for me is ...
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Drives don't work after waking up from hibernation

I just installed an SSD in my system and made it my main drive, but when my PC wakes up from hibernation the other drives don't work. Can someone tell me how to fix this?
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create hibernation partition on SSD (The drive cannot find the sector requested)

I try to create hibernation partition on SSD for expresscache purposes, but get error message "The drive cannot find the sector requested. See the System Event Log for more information." See the ...
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RAID 1 with ThinkPad T530

A friend of mine has a T530 (I think he bought it last year) and I checked the spec it seems to support RAID 1 (mirroring). He currently has one hard disk running and is considering RAID 1 and is also ...
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Will my new drive fit in my laptop?

My laptop is a ASUS K53E My current dive is Height 9.5mm Width 69.75mm Length 100.3mm The new drive is Height 7.00 Width 69.85 Length 100.00 My question is is the new drive to wide?
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Locked SSD: Am I out of luck?

I've managed to get myself into a bind. I have a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD that has a low level lock turned on (seems to be from a failed secure erase with parted magic, though not sure). I'm hammering at ...
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SSD cache in SSHD compromises the lifecycle compared to standard HDD?

The limited writings and capacity\price of the SSD are known drawbacks as the sensitivity to shocks of the HDD. The hybrid SSHD (standard HDD+SSD cache) have a classic disc based HD combined with a ...
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Windows 7 - Installed new SSD System Drive with strange OS issues

I've recently installed a new SSD as the main system disk on my computer, clean formatting the previous 2 disks, but i've noticed some odd issues with how Windows is regarding the hardware. I have 3 ...
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SSD, MBR, GPT and Linux (choices)

I'm getting a new computer with a 120GB SSD and a 500GB HDD @ 5400rpm, I will install Arch Linux on it and maybe Windows at some point. My indecision starts with the following issues: I though about ...
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Can I easily put an SSD in an ASUS G75, and which ones?

I've been out of the hardware game for a while. I'm looking to buy a new laptop, but even the gaming laptops mostly come with a 5400 RPM HDD. I've got my eye on some variant of the ASUS G75 but I'm ...
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clone a running Windows 7 from 240 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD

is it possible to clone my running Windows 7 from a bigger SSD to a smaller SSD. or do i need to reinstall everything?
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Will a 2.5" SSD fit in my Toshiba Portege R830?

I have a Toshiba Portege R830 - X3310. Unfortunately my HDD gave up and I am thinking of switching to a SSD. Does any one have any idea if a Corsair Force GS will fit? The SSD is a 2.5" disk. I ...
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Will an additional SSD Drive fit into Dell Latitude E5420 laptop?

I want to make my laptop boot faster and thinking of purchasing an SSD Drive. I have Dell Latitude E5420 model. Will it be able to take an additional SSD Drive into it?
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hybrid ultrabook: install ubuntu on ssd keeping win8

I have the following configuration on a asus vivobook, with hdd+ssd: http://snag.gy/4Uq1b.jpg Disk 0 is 500gb hdd, disk1 is 24 gb ssd. I would like to keep the existing win8 installation, installing ...
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C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\ keeps growng and growing

What is it? Why is this so big? Can I savely delete it? That's how my SSD grows so big by the way.
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Is my SSD drive going bad? SMART error

Is there something wrong with my SSD drive ? It's still under warranty so I can replace it ;) SMART Error Log Version: 1 ATA Error Count: 1 CR = Command Register [HEX] FR = Features ...
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Can't format my SSD anymore

I am not sure if my SSD is broken. I tried to install Windows 7 on my SSD today and it somehow got stuck in the installation process. After aborting the installation, I tried it again but I ...
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Can't mount SSD

I have a bit of a problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop, and about 2 years ago I replaced the aging HDD with a 32 GB SSD. Today I tried to boot my computer, but it couldn't. So I've put ...
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My SSD keeps getting full. What files are there anyway? [duplicate]

I do not install new software. I do not download new movies. It starts of at 90GB and then now it's 110GB. Slowly but surely the space is taken. I don't know what takes it. How do I know?
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OCZ Onyx SSD will not boot until power turned off and on

There is a 64G OCZ Onyx working as the boot drive for my windows 7 box for little over a couple years now. What happens now is that the box will freeze like the HDD has disappeared and the box will ...
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SSD high Disk Queue length; slow computer - what is the cause or solution?

According to this, disk queue length is the number of hard disk requests stacked up. I have a laptop with a SSD drive. The disk queue length consistently gets up over 10.00 when doing things like ...
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Does RAID 0 (striping) with two SSD hard disk make any sense?

I have a notebook (Dell M6500, 16GB Ram, I7-940M) with RAID controller (hardware raid controller). At the moment I have two SATA HDDs in RAID 0 (stripe) for best performance. I want to buy SSDs ...
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New OS SSD - unable to boot with it

Yesterday I connected my new 240GB SSD disk which is meant to replace my old 60GB SSD, which is my current OS disk. I used "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD" to copy the OS (Windows 8) from the 60GB disk to ...
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SATA3 6Gb/s HDD vs SSD [closed]

So I know a SATA3 handles a maximum speed of about 750MB. But when comparing this HDD and this SSD, what would be the difference in terms of read/write speed. Won't they both be using the SATA3 busing ...
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nginx configuration forvideo streaming server

I run nginx for few websites and for video streaming using h264 module from code-shop.com. When I start or restart nginx it works normally for a while after it starts generating very high load ...
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Save a failing solid-state drive?

I have a solid state drive I'm using for the OS + swap (mac os 10.6.8). Recently, I've seen an increasing rate of kernel panics. If I reboot and run Disk Utility, I can repair the drive, and I get ...
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Partitioning / data layout with SSD and HDD in (X)Ubuntu

So my system has a 60GB Mushkin SSD, and a 1TB Seagate HDD. Both of them use SATAIII. I'm going to be using a fresh install of Xubuntu (from Windows), though I haven't ever manually set the ...
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SSD works slow under Windows 8

I have a problem similar to the one described in the question: Windows is very slow with my new SSD I believe what I need is to install the proper driver for either the SSD or the motherboard, but I ...
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Is it worth buying a SSD disk for a motherboard that only supports SATA I?

The title says it all: I wanted to make an upgrade to my old computer. The motherboard only supports SATA 1 (Asus P5GD1 Pro). Do you think that I can still have significant gains in performance ...