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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How come my Intel 520 180GB SSD performs extremely poorly?

I recently installed a new Intel 520 series 180GB SSD in my brand new MacBook Pro. The system is as follows: Model: MacBook Pro 15-inch, Late 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 ...
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Is it a good Idea to switch to a SSD to use less battery?

I am thinking of buying a SSD for my laptop, mainly for the purpose of extended operating time when running on battery. At the moment I use a Hitachi HTS545032B9A300 (320GB) (Datasheet) as main drive ...
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How do I install Intel SSD Firmware from a USB flash drive on a Mac

I've removed my Optical Drive and installed my HDD there instead on my MacBook using OWC's Data Doubler. Furthermore I've installed a Intel 520 180GB SSD in my main drive slot. Now I want to install ...
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Slow solid state drive on laptop running Linux

I installed a solid state drive on my laptop, but I don't get the blazing speeds which people write about. My system: Laptop: Acer Aspire 7552G-6061 Solid state drive: Crucial 256GB M4 CT256M4SSD2 ...
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Late Model 2011 Macbook Pro with SSD appears to be off somehow

Ok, I just got a SSD for my Macbook Pro Late-2011. The specs from what I read are that the laptop is capable of 6gbps, so I got myself a OZC Agility 240gb 6gbps SSD. Decided to join the club and speed ...
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Encrypt SSD before or after reinstalling Windows7

I format my computer's hard drive and re-install Windows every 3-6 months and it's time to do it again. A few months ago I installed Windows 7 on a brand new Intel 520 SSD. At the time, I didn't set ...
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What are “hybrid hard disks” practically?

What are hybrid SSD/HDD disks (like Seagate Momentus XT) practically? Do PCs recognize them as 2 separate disks (would be pretty convenient if I could really partition them independently and chose ...
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Macbook Pro SATA to SSD upgrade with out OSX disc

Ok just got a SSD and I want to put it into my late-2011 model Macbook Pro. Swapping it out physically isn't the hard part as that's just a handful of screws. It's not having a disc for OSX that's ...
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Is there a way to monitor an SSD state and predict its failure in case of active read-write usage?

As far as I know, the only con against switching to an SSD except its price is the tendency to fail soon (relatively to conventional HDDs) in case used in active read-write operation. Is there an ...
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Boot records messed on dual boot (win7 and ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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New SSD freezing on older motherboard (intel G31)

I have an ECS G31T-M motherboard running a Core2 Quad processor, 4gb RAM, Windows 7 32bit, Geforce 9600GT. Bought a Sandisk Extreme III 120GB (SDSSDX-120G-G25) and installed today. I'm outputting ...
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How bad is my ssd disk?

Eventually I get very long boot times. Some times I have to re-install some programs because of segmentation fault. So I found my ssd disk, which is 12 months old, have some problems as seen in this ...
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Slow Transfer Speed Between USB 3.0 Devices

I have an SSD installed, and when I'm transferring to or from an external HDD via USB 3.0 I get speeds of upwards 100mb/s. However if I'm transferring between 2 external HDDs both on 3.0 I get a ...
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SSD causing 100% CPU usage in Apache/PHP

I wanted to increase the performance on my development laptop so I added an Intel 320 Series SSD as my primary drive. Everything is amazingly fast, as expected, except Apache/PHP. I develop Magento ...
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windows 7 reduce swap space on SSD

System: Windows 7 installed on 120 GB SSD 1 TB RAID 1 Hard Drive 16 GB RAM Radeon 7850 Intel i5 chip Brand new. No software on. There is nothing to compress or cleanup. I only have 71.5 gbs out of ...
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Is it possible to make raid 0 from 2 ssd drives? [duplicate]

Like in the title, is it possible. I was thinking about that last year but everybody told me that it's not possible due to controller issues. Today I revisited that idea after seeing awesome vids on ...
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repair windows partition on GRUB boot + IRRT managing SSD disk on mini pci express

You see it in the post, my system is not the simplest one. I have an HDD and a SSD, the SSD being on the mini-pci-express interface, while the HDD is on a usual SATA 2 interface. I have windows 7 on ...
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Add more drive capacity to MacBook Pro an optimize for performance

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) that came with a 500GB Seagate 7200rpm disk (ST9500420ASG) Having already maxed out the RAM to 8GB now I want to: optimize drives for performance add more ...
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Windows 7 and Windows XP on an SSD+HDD setup?

I'm about to build a new gaming PC for the first time in seven years, and I'm a bit rusty, so I thought I'd ask the community here some advice on the OS side of things before committing some cardinal ...
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Replace 60GB solid state drive with a higher capacity one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move smaller hard drive to partition on a larger hard drive restore a smaller hard drive 320GB image to a larger harddrive 1TB I have a 60 GB solid state hard drive on ...
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Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II 60 gb SSD?

Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II SSD? I've unplugged all drives. I've systematically moved the SSD to SATA headers 1-6. I've also set the BIOS to use AHCI mode instead of IDE. ...
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Move specific rarely used or non-performance critical files off SSD

I was trying to make some more space on an SSD boot drive today since it is getting very tight for space with C:\Windows stuff and applications that seem to insist on putting stuff on the system ...
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Direct power off pc without formal shutdown procedure

Consider this, Desktop pc has SSD drive and no program running on top of OS (or running program whose data I don't need to save). If I just switch off the power button rather than properly shut ...
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How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
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Shrink hibernate partition on Windows 7

After a thorough discussion with Google we couldn't consent on this one. How can I shrink the Hibernate partition which was set up by Windows 7 OEM? My laptop has a harddisk drive and an additional ...
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What is the difference between mSATA and SATA SSDs?

Is there any difference between an mSATA SSD and an SATA SSD (other than the fact that the mSATA doesn't take up a disk slot)?
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How do I format an SSD to be used as the hibernation drive? (Acer S3)

I have an Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook. It comes with two separate drives, one 320 gb hdd and a 20 gb ssd, which Windows uses for hibernation. I formatted the SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. How do I ...
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Does Intel Smart Response Technology benefits from a main SSD hard disk?

I've been trying to understand what Intel's SRT does. As far as I know, it uses an SSD to create some sort of RAID with the main hard disk (which may be a mechanical drive) and uses it to cache ...
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Can I plug a single hard drive into the “SATA RAID1” socket?

My (6 year old) motherboard has 4 PATA socket, 2 SATA socket, and one socket labelled "SATA RAID1". Since I (sadly) have 4 PATA devices (including dvd-r), 2 SATA hard drives, and have just bought ...
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Proper way of installing new SSD in a dual-boot machine

I've recently purchased a SSD where I plan to install Windows 7 from scratch. I't has a SATA 6Gbps interface. The machine where it is going to be installed is a dual-boot PC with a single HDD ...
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Enabling ReadyBoost on an arbitrary drive

Is there any hack to enable ReadyBoost on an storage device at will? It seems to be only available on USB, flash based devices, but at work we have plenty of motherboards with an small ide-like ...
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What do I need to do to install Windows onto my new SSD?

I am in the process of building a new computer, and while I'm still waiting on the important parts of the computer, like the CPU and the Motherboard, my 120 GB Solid State drive has arrived, and I ...
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Reimaging Windows to SSD from DELL backup image

My friend's HDD was failing (according to SMART) in their DELL (out of warranty by about 4 months, but still less than 2 years old). I offered to replace with with a SSD since they wanted the speed ...
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SSD - 20-30sec of loading OS

I recently bought the Intel SSD 330 series of 120 gb. I really enjoy it when it is fully loaded, however. When i start up my PC is stays for about 20-30 sec on loading OS. Wich is very much slower ...
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Developer Laptop SSD and HDD Setup [closed]

Lenovo Thinkpad W520 - Add 128GB or 256GB Vertex 4 I am going to get an ultra-bay for the current HDD for mass storage and data overflow. I am looking at the best way to setup the OS and ...
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Using 16 GB RAM for FancyCache?

I'm currently using 4 GB of RAM as a RAM-cache using FancyCache, it's caching my SSD. It's working very well with games as load times are almost zero, it's also working well with the Adobe suite. It's ...
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Aligning partitions on a new SSD (dualboot)

I've been reading up on SSDs under both Windows and Linux. While Windows seems to do most of the aligning automatically and frankly all this information found online baffles me, I thought about ...
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Optimization Visual Studio build high frequency or number of cores

What is better for visual studio build ? Dual Core CPU with HT and 3.0 ghz per core or quad core CPU with HT and 2.4 ghz per core ? Thank you. I consider buying a new laptop for development but I can ...
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Sony Vaio Model: PCG-4L1L Hard Drive

I have the above described Sony Vaio. It was shipped with a 32GB SSD drive which now full. I am very happy with the laptop and so I would like to upgrade the SSD to a larger capacity. Unfortunately, ...
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What is the current state of SSD support in Ubuntu? [closed]

I will be receiving a new laptop with an Intel 520 solid-state drive. I use Windows to meet the requirements of the few applications and games. Otherwise, I prefer UNIX-like environment, particularly ...
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SSD not read while starting up on it

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad R500. I took out the original HDD and installed an SSD drive. It ran well for a month and then suddenly froze while restarting. The SSD was formatted and Windows 7 ...
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Cloned smaller SSD to its larger SSD replacement (as Win 7 C: Drive). Want to use first SSD to supplement new SSD's capacity. [closed]

Present System (see below at ) State: Old SSD = ~60GB OCZ Vertex 2 (A) New SSD = ~120GB Samsung 830 (B), presently "overprovisioned" (for speed/longevity) leaving ~100GB effective available storage. ...
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Updating SandForce SSD on JMicron controller in AHCI mode

I would like to update my A-Data S599 drive using ASUS P5V-VM DH board. The board have 2 controllers one is VIA and the other is JMicron. Only JMicron supports AHCI mode which is required to update ...
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Can techniques for hard disk be applied to ssd?

I would like to know the techniques for hard disk are still available for ssd. Suppose that we use a solid state disk based on nand flash memory for second storage(without hard disk). when we read ...
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SSD Drive 0, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

After installing Windows 7, my Intel SSD was drive 0, added a extra HDD for Storage and now the new drive is drive 0. I have tried switching SATA ports on MotherBoard and it doesn't make any ...
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TrueCrypt full disk encryption on the Intel 520 Series SSD

I am considering purchasing the Origin PC EON 11-S Pro laptop. It will be mounted to my wheelchair, so a solid-state drive (Intel 520 Series) will be used to eliminate any data loss due to low level ...
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Possible SSD failure?

I have a Lenovo x220i notebook computer which came with a 320 GB HDD. A few months ago, I purchased an Intel 80 GB mSATA SSD and installed that myself. I made the SSD my boot drive and I mapped the ...
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How long does it take for TRIM to kick in?

I have recently (half an hour ago) managed to change my SSD from IDE to AHCI mode. This should also enable TRIM, which in itself can also improve performance, right? How long should it now take ...
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Failing hard drive, want to replace with SSD

I have a hard drive that appears to be failing. It is a normal SATA based hard disk that I am looking to replace with a Solid State Drive but I have a few questions. I have a motherboard that is a ...
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Can't install Windows 7 onto RAID0 SSD

I'm having a very similar problem to the guy here. My setup: ASROCK extreme 6 Intel Core i7-3770k 16 GB RAM 2x intel 330 120GB SSD NVIDIA GTX 680 I have confirmed that in the BIOS, the SATA ...