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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Does full-disk encryption on SSD drive reduce its lifetime?

I would assume that a full-disk encryption deployment would introduce additional writes each time the computer is booted up and shut down. Given that solid state disks are considered to have a lower ...
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USB 3.0 slower than SATA for SSD

I have a Kingston V200 256GB SSD. When connected to my SATA 6.0gbps port on my motherboard I'm seeing sequential read speeds of 300 megabytes / second. When I put the drive into a sata to USB 3.0 ...
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What is the performance impact when user profiles are stored on the HDD instead of a SSD?

What are the performance benefits like when moving bits and pieces of user profiles to the HDD instead of storing them on the SSD? For brevity, I'm using the following coordinate system: (Item, disk ...
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External (SSD) became read-only and it seems irreversible

I know that it sounds too much drastic but something very annoying happened to my new SSD disk. I bough a Samsung SSD 830 drive for my macbook late-2008. I mounted the new disk with an external case ...
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Can a laptop hard drive be used in a desktop computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install a laptop 2.5" SATA drive on a desktop without any adapters? The drive is: Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3 / 240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid ...
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Laptop won't recognize standard hard disc but will recognize SSD

Working on a Lenovo ThinkPad which was dropped. Oddly enough it won't recognize it's own (standard) hard disk or boot from the CD/DVD drive, but will recognize an SSD and boot via USB - I'm at a ...
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Symlink to /Documents /Pictures etc. in OS X Home Directory?

I have just purchased a 120GB SSD with the intent of making it my boot drive. I'd like to keep it as lean as possible since, y'know, it's so small (Heaven help me). I've read Can I move my home folder ...
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How do I add an additional hard drive to a Thinkpad W510? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. The solid state drive (SSD) is only 120GB. My problem is that I want one additional hard drive. So my question is: How do I buy - preferable at Ebay - an adapter and ...
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Weird screeching sounds coming from computer

My computer makes a high pitched whine noise that initially was coming from my SSD, but now I recently installed more ram into my laptop and it makes a new sounds. I don't want my ram or SSD to die on ...
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Is ASUS P5K-V Comptatable with this Crucial M4 SSD?

Upgrading my old pc which has an Asus P5K V Motherboard, and im looking to add an SSD to it. I've come across Crucials website which says these 2 products are available ...
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setting save folder of bittorrent on HDD having an SSD OS

OK I have my OS on my SSD and i want to use bittorrent but read that torrents are an ssd killer because of the number of read and right operations. I have an HDD just for file storage. Question: If ...
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Windows 7 installation on SSD - space issue

I have just bought my new Lenovo Ideapad Y580 which has a 32 GB SSD (drive C:) and a 750 GB Hard disk (drive D:). Windows 7 came installed on the SSD (drive C:) of course. I started making ...
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How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors. Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying ...
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My PC suddenly doesn't detect the primary drive (SSD)

My computer has been working fine for months, and it worked today, but tonight I went to start it up to find that my OCZ Vertex 2 isn't being found. When I turn on my computer, the loading screen gets ...
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Can I clone my Raid 0 HDDs to my SSD drive which i will eventually use to replace the HDDs by connecting the SSD via esata to sata cable?

I have already purchased Acronis True Image and 2-120gb OCZ Vertex 3 drives and when i plug it in via esata it doesn't get recognized. I have a Sager np8760 i7 and would love to be able to do this. ...
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Computer freezes +/- 30 seconds, suspicion on SSD

My computer freezes for about 30 seconds, this happens occasionally. When it happens I can still move the mouse, sometimes even alternate between tabs in google chrome. If I try to open windows ...
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Improving laptop performance, including 32- vs. 64-bit

I have a slightly older laptop (Dell Inspiron 1720) into which I am about to install an SSD. I'm wondering now what other options I have to improve the performance of this computer (since I can't buy ...
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ESata port on Lenovo Ideapad y560p

I have Lenovo IdeaPad Y560p with eSata port. Now I was thinking about upgrading the hard disk, currently it has 500 GB 5200RPM disk. For this I was thinking of going with SSD option, but then I am ...
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How is it possible for SSD's drives to have such a good latency?

First time i read some information about SSD's, i was surprised to learn they internally use NAND flash chips. This kind of memory is generally slow (low bandwidth) and have high latency while SSD's ...
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Long term monitoring of SMART values

I am searching for a free software that runs on Windows 7 and that regularly read the SMART values from my local drives and saves them in a local database for visualization. Such a software would be ...
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Improve performance of RAID SSDs (without TRIM) with periodic disk defrag? Lack of TRIM even important?

I'm in no way experienced with setting up RAIDs or using SSDs, but I'm considering purchasing a SSD RAID setup (potentially RAID 10, but maybe RAID 0) and I've been doing a lot of research. A lot of ...
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What is the purpose of this 4-pin interface on SATA HDDs and why doesn't it exist on SSDs?

I have 4 HDDs here with me, from 3 different manufacturers, and all of them have the following 4-pin extra interface beside the SATA connector: Looking on internet, I can see that it exists on all ...
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Why does Xubuntu's 'hdparm' command not return a faster result for my SSD (Crucial m4)?

Here is my output: sda is an m4 Crucial SSD sdb is a 7200rpm hard disk Should I not be expecting fast performance from the SSD? Is is using TRIM and noatime. Both drives are formatted as ext4. ...
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Why do SSD drives get so much more expensive as they get larger? [closed]

Normal HDD costs go up very little as drives get larger. For example, an average 1TB drive costs a little under $90, 2TB costs a little over $100, and a 3TB drive costs close to $150. For HDDs, the ...
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Use TrimEnabler with SanDisk Extreme SSD?

I've just put a SanDisk Extreme 240GB in my new MacBook Pro running OSX Lion. Now I'd like to know whether I should use TrimEnabler to enable the TRIM function or not.
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Comparing SSD benchmarks

here's the problem... I am looking at some SSDs benchmarks, but when comparing I didn't understand some benchmarks on tom's hardware and on passmark. Why is the Vertex 4 behind the other two drives ...
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One main SSD, another for games?

My hard drive crashed. I'm looking at getting an SSD. The question I'm asking myself is do I get one large SSD (~180 GB) or two smaller ones (each ~90 GB)? I'd use one for my flight simulator (which ...
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Is it normal for windows to constantly write to disk [closed]

Hi I have recently bought a new PC with a SSD. Because of this I have been looking around at stuff in the resource monitor more than I usually would I have noticed that there always seems so be some ...
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Intell SSD + Win 7 after crash can not repair, can not re install

I have Lenovo w520, after i bought it i took away old hhd (no longer with me) and replaced it with intel ssd, it worked perfectly for 1 year or so, today my system fr0ze and after waiting for some ...
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Missing SSD storage capacity

I recently cloned my windows installation to a new SSD, the partition on my old hard drive was 111 GB whereas my new SSD is 120 GB. I used paragon Paragon Migrate OS to SSD and told it to use the ...
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Remove any Windows 7 indexing cache

I've disabled the file indexing service in Windows 7 (as per this answer) which worked like a charm. My questions are: Does disabling the service also remove any existing cache? The answer linked ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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Why does performance of a regular hard drive decrease over the duration of a benchmark while SSD doesn't?

I use HD Tune to measure performance of the hard drive. The tests typically take 2-3 minutes and the transfer rate of a regular hard drive decreases dramatically as the test comes to a close. ...
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Will reading data cause SSD's to wear out?

It's almost common knowledge that excessive writes (including formatting, defragmenting etc) will, in time, wear out solid state drives. But does reading lots of data from SSD's cause wear too? I'm ...
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VM Filesystem on SSD

If I run a Virtual Machine, and I enabled all SSD related tweaks on the Host machine (disabled journalling, enabled trim, etc) do I still need to apply the same tweaks for the Guest machine? I could ...
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Throwing TRIM support in Ubuntu guest at Win7-Virtualbox host

I have VirtualBox 4.1.14 on Windows 7 as host, and Ubuntu server 11.10 as guest. System was installed at traditional HDD years ago (and upgraded later), but now it's at SSD as expanding drive. There ...
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Copy an existing OS X install from another drive

I just bought a new solid state drive, and I'd like to copy all of the files and setup from my current Mac OS X hard drive onto it. What is the best way to do this? I have a 1TB external hard drive, ...
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Windows 7 install detects SSD but doesn't list it to install to

I'm having quite a weird problem when trying to install Windows 7 SP1 on a new Corsair Force Series 3 SSD to replace a failing HDD in my wife's laptop. When I boot to Windows install, it shows that I ...
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Expanding partition on SSD

I have recently bought an SSD and I am getting ready to clone my windows partition and such. The partition I wish to clone is smaller than the size of the SSD, So if I expand the partition will I ...
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Move an SSD with Windows 7 to a new PCIe SATA controller card

This is my current setup: Abit AB9 QuadGT motherboard which has an Intel P965 chipset with Intel ICH8 SATA Rev. 2.0 controller Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD which supports SATA Rev. 3.0 Windows 7 ...
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My new hard drive doesn't have rights on my old one?

Until recently I had a 1 TB hard disk with Windows 7 on it, I have bought myself a SSD, removed the old harddisc and installed Windows 7 on my new one. After that I put back the old hard disk, and ...
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Is it safe to disable cache flushing on a SSD with “power loss protection”?

I have an Intel 320 SSD which is supposedly able to flush its cache during a power loss. From Storage Review: Rarely seen in a consumer SSD, Intel uses an array of capacitors to make sure data ...
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Virtual Disk Manager: The service cannot be started

I installed a SSD disk in my computer and installed Windows 7 in it. I disabled defragmentation on the disk. Now when I try to partition my other disk I'm getting an error Virtual Disk Manager ...
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windows 7 sleep/hibernate issues with ssd

I have a 2 pc with ssd as system disks both with windows7. First pc has vertex ssd drive and it has issues with hiber-sleep mode: windows started from scratch after hibernate sleep and don't pickup ...
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Feasibility of putting two Intel 520s in RAID0 on a 3 year old board

I have a 3+ year old i7 rig (using an old ASUS P6T Deluxe) which currently has two SSD's in RAID 0 using the on-board Intel Matrix Storage RAID Controller (The predecessor to Intel RST?) - The SSD's ...
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How to transfer data to my SSD from my old HDD?

I have a thinkpad and the OS is preinstalled in it and a hiden disk of factory backup for restore. Now I want to replace the old hdd with sdd for the faster speed. Is there a way to move the factory ...
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RAID striping on a desktop machine

I currently have a 120Gib SSD which is pretty fast for things like game loading times and video editing. However, I was wondering about getting another identical drive and hooking it up with a ...
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Enabling AHCI for SSD under Win7 BootCamp on Macbook Pro 2011

I've just installed a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD and have configured BootCamp with Lion and Windows 7. Under Lion, I have installed Trim Enabler. Under Windows 7 I have installed the Samsung (Wizard) ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a MacBook with HDDs and no optical drive, without rEFIt

I just removed the SuperDrive on my MacBook Pro and replaced it with an SSD. So now my laptop has a SSD, and a HDD, but no optical drive. I have Lion on the SSD and I want to install Windows 7 on the ...
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Raid-0 (2xSSD) + Raid-1 (1xHDD) possible?

Is it possible to have the following setup? 2 x SSD (2x128gb) in RAID-0 (for performance) + 1 x HDD (1x500gb but using 128gb) in RAID-1 (for redudancy) If so, does the HDD mirror give a decrease ...