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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Thinkpad Edge E520 optical drive interface speed

I would like to install an SSD into my E520 using a Caddy bay. Is the optical bay's interface slower than the HDD's? Where should I install the SSD?
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My hard drive is hanging for a couple seconds at a time

I just got a new laptop (an MSI ghost). It has a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Everything's fine with the solid state drive, but the hard drive hangs for a couple seconds at a time. The most obvious ...
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Why doesn't OneDrive autostart or autosync?

since I first used onedrive in windows 8.1 the sync engine skydrive.exe has never autostarted with windows or autosynced. it started only after i started the onedrive app FileManager.exe and synced ...
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Do apps and Operating Systems constantly read/write from/to HDD?

I was debating with guys about necessity of SSD for me. I'm Salesforce Developer. My tools are Eclipse, Firefox/Chrome, Git. Eclipse does only editing files, saving them locally and sends them to ...
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Do TLC MicroSDs and SSDs need a special tuning for proper alignment?

TLC flash memory has three bits per cell, so block sizes (at various levels) are divisible by three. As a result, when you align the partition just like “use a power of two, 1GiB will be surely ...
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Access HDD just on demand

Id like to know if there is some option to access hdd just on demand. I have SSD + HDD combo in my laptop and im mainly using just the ssd drive. When im plugged in electricity I dont really care as ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable” (Please help)

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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Crucial BX100 SSD installation in an Asus Q550LF [duplicate]

I just purchased a Crucial BX100 SSD to install in my Asus Q550LF. The system BIOS is at version 211. I made sure that the drive was compatible with my machine prior to the purchase. I installed the ...
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HP Proliant Microserver N40L onboard VGA does not work with widescreen monitor

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N40L with the 1.5GHz AMD dual core) at home that I have been using for a while as a source code repository and nightly build system. Being used that way didn't ...
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Part of my SSD is in Windows 7 is reserved and I can’t seem to access it

I recently added a 120 GB SSD to my PC and mirrored the system on my 500GB HDD. When that happened it ended up reserving 40GB of the SSD to the system. But the system is on the other 80GB. So now I ...
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ssd cloned to hdd won't boot in USB

I'm upgrading my SSD on my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 notebook. In order to clone the original SSD, I wanted to first clone it to an external device, then boot the computer using the external device and clone ...
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Performance of SSD w/ less RAM vs SATA w/ more RAM [closed]

Time to upgrade to a new development laptop. I'm trying to maximize performance which will include multiple virtual machines and android development. I believe there are 3 issues that will ...
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Can I disable “write-cache buffer flushing” for an Intel 730 SSD on a desktop PC

Can I disable "write-cache buffer flushing" for an Intel 730 SSD on a desktop PC without UPS? This drive has capacitors for power-loss protection - is this enough to flush the buffers when a power ...
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How can I swap a HDD with Crucial BX100 SSD?

At work I have swapped HDDs for SSDs on two Toshiba satellite pros running Windows 8.1. Both were Samsung 250GB SSDs. All I had to do was create recovery disk, swap in SSD, boot from recovery drive ...
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Windows 8.1 gives the 0xc000000e error, and I'm unable to get into the command prompt

I read the threads concerning this error prior to posting this question, they seem to suggest that you run a DOS command to fix the problem; my problem is I can't boot into DOS. What am I missing? ...
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Does using zfs with (mirrored) usb drives have any drawbacks except speed?

I'm interested in using zfs with usb drives for storage on a linux desktop machine. I already have a lot of large external drives so this will be cheaper than buying new internal drives. I might have ...
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erase broken ssd drive without voiding the warranty

My Radeon 7 SSD drive stopped working today after 2 month moderate usage. Sometimes it's not even recognized by the BIOS. Reading it on windows or using an external case is a no go. Even if it's ...
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Fresh SSD - High Power On Count when putting hibernate mode (Win8.1)

I've just bought a brand new Samsung SSD Evo 840 and I found that when hibernating, it increases Power On Count too much (in 1.5 months) as: As you can see Power On Count increases as crazy when ...
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Accidently removed HDD in sleep mode

I have a PC with 2 disks: - SSD-disk with windows 7 on it - HDD-disk with some my stuff and pagefile.sys So i shutdown pc in sleep mode and removed HDD (non-system partition with pagefile.sys) for ...
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Kingston USB 3.0 Flash Drive write speed too slow

I have a Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower and I bought a Digitus USB 3.0, 2-Port, PCI Express Add-On card. I've connected it to the PCI-e 4x connector, I've installed the Renesas Usb 3.0 Host Controller ...
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Migrating smaller SSD to a larger one while preserving recovery partitions

I have bought a Dell XPS 13 with 128GB SSD drive, soon I've realized that 128GB is simply not enough, so I bought a bigger 500GB SSD drive to upgrade my new laptop. I want to preserve the recovery ...
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Hot Swap SSD and Windows Installation?

I'M planning to buy SSD hot swap 2.5 - 3.5 unit like this: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/111546698822?...84.m1439.l2649 I want to create 2 (or might be 3) swappable SSD drives with Windows OS on it. One ...
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AMD RAID Configuration SSD+HDD

Today, I bought a new components for my HTPC and as usual, I went with Gigabyte Motherboard. This time, I bought an AMD board: GA-F2A88XN-WIFI. Besides the board, I bought a Kingston Fury 120 GB SSD ...
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Modern SSDs need user-defined overprovisioning? [closed]

I just bough a Kingston 120GB SSD for a Linux desktop. Reading their website, it looks like the drive is actually 128GB in physical size, but it has a factory-determined overprovisioning of 7%, which ...
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SSDs become unreliable when connected to usb3 ports

I have 2 different ssds and 2 different computers running 2 different versions of windows and MacOS X. Edit: The drives are a LaCie Rugged SSD 120Gb and the original drive from the macbook put ...
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Transcend MTS400 SSD crashes my Acer C720 Chromebook, how to disable SATA power management in Chrome OS?

So I upgraded my Acer C720P Chromebook with a larger Transcend MTS400 SSD. However this SSD has a firmware bug, because of which it is incompatible with SATA power management (ALPM). This Transcend ...
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Windows installation on imac late 2009 without superdrive , (ssd modified)

My model is an Imac late 2009 27" i7 , with OSX 10.9.5 Maverics, i had change the not working superdrive with an 500GB sasmung evo ssd , install the OSX again and everything worked perfect ,and also ...
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Laptop boots from old hdd after I installed a ssd

Hy, it is pretty simple. I have a Acer notebook and wanted to upgrade an ssd. So I created a bootable usb, took the old hdd out and the new sdd into the primary slot. Installed Windows 8.1 on the ...
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SSD not detected after 2 days of power off

I have big problem with Plextor SSD M6S 128 MB (firmware 1.07). Last Friday I've shut down my computer and turned off the power strip. Yesterday evening, I tried to turn on the computer. When there ...
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Cloning SSD without mSATA-USB link?

I'm upgrading the SSD on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I'd like to clone the older, smaller SSD on the new one. Does this necessarily require some specific piece of hardware to link from the new SSD (mSata) ...
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SSD Not Showing Up In BIOS Default Boot Options

I have had this problem for a while and this has come after an erasure of Ubuntu from my SSD. For some reason, my 240GB SSD does not show up in the list of default boot options. However, I can boot ...
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I cloned my SSD to a HDD, but Windows still thinks its solid state

I just finished cloning my 120 Gb solid state drive to a 2Tb HDD using the linux dd utility. Windows seems to think the new HDD is a solid state drive, and it's running very slowly. Is there a way ...
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Internal SDD + External SSD (via firewire) RAID 1 and boot drive version control (like system-wide git)

I was thinking in a theoretical realm about a certain use case, and was wondering if anybody has ever experienced anything like this. If I were to set up my internal SSD and an external SSD ...
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Remove SSD encryption from Windows 8.1

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD encrypted using the ata password (aka Class 0 in Samsung Magician). The laptop's screen is dead and connecting an external ...
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HD Windows 7 IDE to AHCI on windows 8.1 SDD

i have Windows 8.1 installed in a SDD as AHCI. I installed windows without any other HD connected to the MB. I have my old HD of 1TB with Windows 7 installed in IDE mode. I connected this HD into my ...
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How to migrate a Windows 8.1 install from an HD to a new SSD?

I've installed a new SSD on my laptop after removing its optical drive. My Windows 8.1 install is located on the HDD that is divided into a C:\ partition that holds the OS and programs, and a D:\ ...
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Windows 8.1 puting hard drive into sleep mode

I have SSD with operating system and operating programm which I use daily - it's small 120GB disc - and two 1TB HDD where I saved full-day work. I use HDD two times per day but they are not going on a ...
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Defrag SSD when partioning the drive

I've been wondering if it changed anything to defrag an SSD drive in order to move all the used clusters "in front" and keep the ones "in the back" open for, for example, partioning the hard drive ...
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How can I determine the cause for unknown file deletion

Ok, a very strange thing happened to me this morning. I was using my PC, and a lot of my applications started to hang for some reason. Turns out that a lot of my files (~7gb worth) have disappeared ...
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SSD not recognized in BIOS anymore

I already asked a question here a few days ago regarding problems during startup of my freshly installed Windows 8.1 on my new Samsung Evo 850. Now, after a sudden bluescreen, the SSD is not ...
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Exchanging harddisk of Medion Akoya MD-98634 laptop

I am trying to replace the original 1TB harddisk of my Medion Akoya (MD-98634) with a Crucial BX100 SSD (250GB). This is what I found out so far: The original setup is running the 1TB HDD in a RAID ...
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Bench-marking my SSD gives unreasonable number

I have a SAMSUNG 840 EVO SSD (120GB) installed on my laptop. According to the SAMSUNG website, it has 520 MB/s max read and 500 MB/s max write (sequential). I am trying to benchmark it using ...
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Installing SSD in IDE vs ODD Dell XPS L502x

I have Dell XPS L502x and planning to install 240GB SSD. There could be two options 1--> Replace the internal 750GB HDD with 240GB SSD and install HDD in Optical Disk Drive via Caddy. 2--> Keep the ...
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Is my SSD overprovisioning enabled?

In Samsung Magician software, for an EVO 850: On the one hand, the unpartitioned space says "OP", but on the other hand, the "Set OP" button is grayed out, and it says "OP can be set or cleared ...
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HDD works at one laptop but doesn't on another

Th situation is as follows: Laptop Dell 14z has Win 8.1 and OSZ Vector 128GB SSD HDD. At one moment is started installing updates (Win 8.1), suddenly rebooted and couldn't boot Win successfully. ...
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How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?

I used the Samsung Magician program to check my SSD and it recommends disabling Indexing b/c it generates a lot of random reads and writes. But it seems like if I disable Indexing then everytime I do ...
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How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?

I've got a Samsung SSD on Windows that's giving CHKDSK errors. How do I check the health?
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File copying slows down when copying multiple files at once

When transferring large files I get an avg transfer with a pretty good rate of around 50MB/s. Then I tried to transfer a folder that contained around 80K small files (around 1-100KB each) and I'm now ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21B doesn't recognize transcend SSD370

I have bought a new Transcend SSD370 sata disk to upgrade my laptop. The problem is bios Setup doesn't recognize it. Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 on it because Windows recognize it (I don't ...