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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 Windows optimise differently for SSD installation?

I have two solid state hard drives in two different laptops, a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB and a Crucial MX100 512GB. I got the Samsung first and in that machine it absolutely flies, with a Windows rating ...
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Removing GRUB when migrating to SSD

I have an SSD that I would like to migrate windows to. It previously had Ubuntu installed. After reformatting the hardrive, then using cloning software to clone the windows onto it, I tried to boot to ...
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Is it bad to move my laptop (or change its orientation) while its on if it has a Solid State Drive?

I am thinking of putting a solid state hard drive in my computer. Besides from the obvious major beneficial factor of upgraded read/write speeds i also have this habit of ALWAYS turning off my laptop ...
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Error installing Windows 8.1

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD (USB flash drive and UEFI Boot). I don't know where the error is coming from, I've already ...
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Sparse file performance on Windows with an SSD

Does anyone have any data or experience with sparse file performance on SSDs under Windows, with the NTFS filesystem? It seems like performance should be excellent since seek time is effectively ...
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How to clean (re)install of Windows 8 OEM to a new SSD?

I know this was asked many times, however I have not found an exact answer or method suitable for Asus. (closest question, but no clear answer: Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key) I ...
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Intel SRT OS Installation

I ve been looking around and read about SRT technology. Usually, if you have a large SSD, people recommend to put the OS on the SSD and ignore SRT and just use the HDD for data, because SRT uses only ...
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How to recover RAID0 lost after a upgrade to Windows 8.1

How can I recover software RAID 0 after formatting my primary OS drive? I had the same issue as this post : I was previously running Windows 7 on a machine that had 4 physical drives and 1 SSD for ...
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Can I add a second hard drive to my Dell Inspiron i660s?

Is it possible to add a second hard drive? I would like to have more space on my computer but I don't know if I can add a hard drive. In fact, I would like to add a solid state disk, but I haven't ...
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system restart on alienware mx17 maxed my harddrive [duplicate]

I did a full factory restore to my alienware mx17 when windows was reinstalled from factory disk it took up around 170 GB of my 225 GB SSD drive any answers on whey this would be?
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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Effectiveness of Intel Rapid Response with Larger Capacity SSDs

The performance benchmarks that I've seen regarding the use of Intel Smart Response with ~60GB SSDs seem to indicate that Smart Response can provide overall better performance than an OS installation ...
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Can a Dell OptiPlex 745 accommodate an SSD?

I have an older Dell OptiPlex 745, which has a 0RF705 motherboard, containing ATA drive controllers. I went into BIOS and BIOS said there were SATA drives attached. This PC has no PCIe slots, just ...
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If a computer has 22gb ssd that is “100% free” … what is it really doing?

I am a Windows newbie, and just ran into a computer with 22GB SSD drive and a 1TB normal hard drive. The SSD drive according to diskmgmt.msc says its space is 100% free. What does this mean? Also, ...
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Vagrant failing on Booting VM

Update Found this post https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63556 There are security issues with 4.3.16r95972. I upgraded to 4.3.17 r96342 and everything is ...
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Windows 8.1 suddenly booting slowly, ntfs event id 98 appearing in the system log for each drive

This morning my PC took much longer to boot than normal, 60 seconds instead of the usual 10 or so. Investigating the event viewer I see that now on every boot there's an ntfs event 98, example below, ...
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Upgrading to SSD in an old laptop with SATA controller Intel 82801IBM/IEM

I have an old Sony laptop with Intel's 82801IBM/IEM SATA controller. Now, I am planning to buy a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Will this SSD be compatible with my laptop. I am not that good in hardware ...
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Video editing software on SSD. What are the advantages? [closed]

I haven't migrated my OS to the SSD drive, but I wonder what the advantages are of installing programs like Premiere Pro and After Effects on a SSD. Usually, when I run it from the HDD, the HDD stays ...
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Install ubuntu(msata) alongside win8(hard disk)

I have a lenovo Y400. I have installed a 256 gb ssd drive on the empty mSata port. I would like to install ubuntu 14 on the ssd and keep Windows 8 intact on the hard drive. I would like to see Ubuntu ...
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How to run SSD in XP with SATA hard drive to IDE adapter

Any tips please? I have a 840 EVO SSD, a SATA Hard Drive to IDE (ATA-133/100) UDMA PATA Adapter and XP. I have an old Dell Dimension 4550 with a soon to fail HD so since I have a spare SSD, want to ...
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Is playing a file from an external HDD considered a “write” to my (boot) SSD?

I realize my question may sound utterly stupid, but I'd rather know the answer for sure before I decide my course of action. It all started yesterday when I read that: Storing large media files on ...
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Lifespan of an APPLE SSD SM0256F?

I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the approximate lifespan of Apple's Latest MacBook's SSD Disks -- APPLE SSD SM0256F. What would be the lifespan I could expect? Also, is this a ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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When an SSD finally reach its end of life, can you still read its data?

For "end of life" I mean when some of the SSD cells won't erase anymore, and the S.O. starts complaining about write failures. When this finally happens, will I still be able to safely copy all of ...
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ext4 fs not recommended for SSD's? Alternative FS [closed]

I read ext4 journalling fs is not good enough for SSD's by some anonymous posts. while phornoix review shows JFS, not a known FS for average Desktop user is considered best for SSD. I believe JFS is ...
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What does it mean Read IOMeter Bootup?

I am hoping I have posted a question to a right area in stack exchange. Anyways, I am buying a SSD and I came across in benchmark results, some labels that read: "Read IOMeter Bootup" and "Read ...
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Is it okay to shut down harddisk often?

I have a system with two harddisks; an SSD that contains Windows 7, all the applications and most of my commonly used documents and files, and a platter-based HDD which contains the larger (media) ...
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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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Can I run with a computer in my backpack?

This maybe a tad off-topic, but as it says on meta, hardware questions should be fine on superuser. I want to run home from work (~20 min of jogging) but I need to bring with me my laptop, a Macbook ...
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When to use high performance plan and balanced power plan?

I have an SSD, a Samsung Evo 250 GB, and when I configured it with Samsung Magician, this one created a new power plan called Samsung high performance. Until now I've been using this power plan. Now ...
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Can anyone assist me in determining why my ssds are running so slowly please?

I have an MSI GT 680 Gaming laptop that I use for data analysis work. History: Originally I had a pair of 128GB Kingston Hyper X SSDs in the system in RAID 0. I put these in place (when I bought the ...
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Why does my C:\ drive show that it's using more space than is actually being used?

I'm running a Windows 8 computer, and I've noticed that when I look at the properties for my SSD, it shows that I'm using 80GB/100GB, however, when I go into the C:\ directory and select everything ...
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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Windows software raid0 giving bad performance

I have two Samsung SSD's in RAID0 mode. I measured their sequential read/write speeds first in RAID0 Hardware and they give around 1000 mbps but then I used two disks in RAID0 software from within ...
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How does SQL Server deal with a missing tempDB?

Azure has announced the new "D" series of VM's where the temporary drive resides on a SSD I was planning to use this as the tempDB, it should speed up SQL somewhat with faster temoDB access. ...
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Can I remove my MBP SSD and install it into my PC?

I have a dying MBP due to the Radeongate issue. I just built myself a new PC. It is Intel based. Can I remove the SSD from my MBP and install it into an SSD bay on my PC and then boot into OS X? ...
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Is my SSD dying?

I walked away from my late 2012 Retina Macbook Pro for about 10 minutes, and came back to a gray screen with a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I wasn't doing anything too disk intensive at ...
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Does SSD have any effect on overclocking?

Hi i just had a query in my mind- Do i really need to add SSD to OC ...I mean does it make any difference on the perfomance of the processor ? I would like to overclock my i7 and i have already spend ...
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Create Junction point for Program Files (x86) on functioning system

Recently I found that my lowly 128GB SSD was filling up to the point where I had to uninstall old games to install new games. That wasn't bad until I had to install some other applications for actual ...
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“swapfiles” taking 45 GB space on Mac… What's the fix?

My Mac's SSD is filling up and I figured its because of these files. Can I delete them ? What to do here?
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Dropbox - no local copy, possible?

Arch user here. I wanted to use DropBox to free some space from my SSD. Is it possible to use DropBox in the same manner as I am currently using their web interface? So, the question again: I don't ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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ssd and rapid storage techology

i have one ssd (samsung evo 250 gb) ,on which is installed the the OS, and it's configured with samsung magician, which has AHCI mode enabled and it's linked to a 6gb/s sata interface. I have only ...
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What Windows 8.1 (x64) / Linux SSD/HDD setup should I use?

I have the following drives and their planned usage below. 120GB SSD - Arch Linux or Ubuntu (OS, programs) 240GB SSD - Windows (OS, programs) 1TB HDD - Split in half, one partition per OS ...
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What kind of website would benefit from an SSD powered hosting? [closed]

I've been hosting sites for quite sometime now on regular HDD servers, they pretty much do the job fast enough for me. I was wondering what kind of sites would typically benefit from SSD powered ...
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How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
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VirtualBox on SSD - Macbook Air

I have a MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD. I want to use VirtualBox to run a Linux distribution alongside with OS X. If I create, say a 20GB virtual hard disk in which to install the Linux distribution, ...
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Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
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Something about SSD

So, I read that a SSD requires ACHI for Communication. I checked my BIOS for that, and luckily I have it. My Question is that, suppose, if I buy a SSD that consists of 70 GB. And, suppose if I put ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...