Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Changing SSD drive what can I do with the old SSD

I currently have a 500GB SSD drive as my C drive which is nearly full and will be replacing it with a 1TB SSD. I'll be cloning the old drive but wondered how I can use the old SSD which is perfectly ...
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Triming as alternative to securely erasing a SSD

The recommended way of securely erasing a SSD is the ATA secure erase. Most of the BIOSes disable this function by freezing the drive. Some tricks around the BIOS freeze exist and may or may not work ...
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Trimming NTFS and ext4 Formatted SSD

I have a Kingston SSDNOW V300 120 GB SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 installed on the 32GB ext4 partition. When I issue the command fstrim -v /, it responds, 30998127689 trimmed. My computer detects it as two ...
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Connecting Desktop HDD to Laptop via SATA

I would like to connect my desktop HDD into my laptop. It does not need to fit inside, but it needs to be connected via SATA (meaning I do not want to connect a sata to USB adapter) I have removed ...
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Kingston SSD UV300 how to set password

I always used TrueCrypt on my Windows 8 and in Windows 10. I login to my Windows, normally and mount a partition using TrueCrypt. I know that using SSD it already encrypts all data on disk so I ...
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CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED and now laptop only boots into BIOS. No boot options found

Last week I had a problem with my ASUS laptop and I decided to come here in hopes that you wonderful people might be able to help me. I was working normally when out of nowhere I got a ...
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Why are smaller capacity SSDs slower?

I was reading this Tom's Hardware article on testing SSDs and came across the following claim: With SSDs, performance varies by capacity point. Smaller drives tend to be slower than larger ones, ...
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What does windows do before the login screen while waiting?

I have the following problem: I have a Win 10 machine (recently upgraded) and it took forever to boot up. I therefore installed a SSD and cloned the boot partition over. Now the boot consists of ...
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Confused whether to switch from ext2 to ext4 or not

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop and decided to buy an SSD for the new OS. I installed Xubuntu on 32GB ext2 formatted partition because I read that it doesn't have journalling which ...
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bitlocker on/off after uefi flash and recovery key has changed?

Amendment: I noticed that though, BL is turned off, that when I try to use recovery options in Windows 10, or when I turn off and back on the TPM in UEFI, that the BL "recovery key" from the original ...
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Dropbox - large files changing frequently

I am working on a project in which I am often changing a 2.5GB file (using my own software). The file is stored in my dropbox directory on an SSD drive. Usually writing the file is fast enough but ...
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Can I install a PCI-E 2.0 x 4 SSD into my motherboard that has a PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slot?

I have an Asus P6X58D-E mainboard from a few years ago that has treated me well over the years and it has an octacore i7 extreme chip in it which I'd like to continue using. I was thinking I'd like ...
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For Flash and SSD - what is the definition of Valid Page Count?

I have looked for hours to find a definition for Valid Page Count and have been unsuccessful. Can someone give me the definition of a Valid Page Count (VPC)?
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Installing Windows 8.1 on a SSD

I got a question regarding installing Windows on a SSD drive. Currently I am running Windows 7 (installed on the C drive) and I bought Windows 8.1 and a new SSD drive. I was wondering if I install ...
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Why can't I boot in UEFI Mode?

I just upgraded my computer from a HDD to an SSD. When I boot my computer with the new SSD, it must be in the legacy boot mode, or it will fail to start. My old drive was UEFI, but now that option ...
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Will 4096 bytes alignment benefit on SSD with 512 bytes sector size?

My SSD physical sector size is 512 bytes. Will 4096 byte alignment benefit in IO operations? Currently the 1st partition (Recovery) has starting offset at 32 256 bytes according to msinfo32. The ...
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Connecting ssd to a laptop without removing hard drive?

I have lenovo y50-70 . there is no msata ports or no free ports . but i want to add a ssd to it without replacing hard drive . i want to add a 120gb ssd. I am thinking if by splitter cable like sata ...
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Hibernate restore error OSX 10.11.4

I have MacBook Pro mid2012, after upgrade SSD+HDD+RAM I noticed that after few hours in sleep, osx cannot wake up, I see hibernate restore process, but after couple seconds osx drops into panic. ...
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How to track disk writes on a partition by programs in background?

Crystal Disk Info tells me there have been over 10TB of writes to my 240GB SSD. This seems strange so I would like to see which programs account to what part of it in order to reduce the wear. What I ...
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Is this SSD dead? what should I do if so

So my dad's laptop won't boot, It won't go beyond the "starting windows" loading screen and when I try to boot it in safe mode it will hang on loading classpnp.sys So now I tried to perform a ...
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Can not turn on write caching on SSD in Windows 10

I am just installed Win 10. I have 4 SSDs in my installation. Only for one of them I can not turn on write caching. For the other three all is fine. In the very same PC for the very same 4 SSDs the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 SSD+HDD partitioning scheme [closed]

So, with Ubuntu 16.04 coming I want to reinstall Ubuntu only on my 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD. I've looked around the web and I couldn't find any clear, beginner friendly information on how I should go ...
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What kind of M.2 SSD fits in my notebook

I am buying a new Notebook, the HP Probook 440 G3. It comes with an empty M.2 Slot, and i want to get an SSD for that. I'm a little confused right now though: I could find out that I need a 2280 Sata ...
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Notebook won't boot properly and SSD disappeared

I bought a Lenovo ideapad U410 a while ago. It had a 20 GB SSD in addition to the 500 GB HDD. Someday it miraculously stopped booting properly. The Lenovo screen showed up for minutes. And the only ...
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Unlock Samsung SSD 840 PRO with hdparm

My Samsung SSD 840 PRO is locked with a password set by using the BIOS. Every time I turn on the computer, I have to type in the password. Cause there is a BIOS bug, I am not able to change the ...
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File moved from SSD to HDD in splits of seconds

When moving big files from a SSD to a HDD on my local computer, I sometimes see the first part of a big file (several GB) being moved in literally milliseconds. However, I haven't been able to make a ...
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windows 10 activiation failed Error: 0x803F7001

I received the error mentioned in the title and a description stating that the "Previous version was not activated". Following are the steps I performed to get to where I am now: 1) I have a laptop ...
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Samsung RC520 laptop and 2 bootable SSD drives

I have Samsung RC520 laptop, 4-5 years old. It originally had HDD 320GB, DVD+/-RW drive and Windows 7. Last year I migrated Windows from HDD to Samsung 840 120GB SSD and old HDD was mounted as ...
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Confused about trancend ssd life indicator

I resently buy Trancend 240 GB MLC SSD Drive(TS256GSSD340K). Install Windows 7 on it and all be perfect. Until i start see that health indicator in propietary program SSD Scope not 100% anymore. And ...
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Is it safe to use a bare drive in a 2.5" metal enclosure?

I just recently replaced my Seagate Momentus 7200.4 with a Samsung Pro 512GB SSD. I wanted to continue using the Seagate Momentus (as a way to access old files should I need to), so I bought a Sabrent ...
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Avira free using 1.45GB of memory on Win7, what can i do?

I have Windows 7. Resource Monitor says that explorer.exe is using 1.4GB and Avira is using 1.45GB. That's too much ram, I have 4GB total. Including Chrome and other processes I have less than 1GB ...
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Which partitions should I clone when migrating Windows from HDD to SSD?

I have a Lenovo desktop PC where I'd like to migrate my Windows 10 installation from the HDD it's currently installed on to a new SSD. I plan to do this by cloning the relevant partitions on the HDD ...
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My 3TB HD converted to EFI Partition

I have 3TB HD installed in my pc. I dont know how its converted to "EFI system partition" !! Can I return it back to normal patition without formating or cleaning it? This picture shows that disk 0 ...
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Can the entire Windows registry be copied to a new copy of Windows?

I'm looking to reinstall Windows on my SSD but I really don't fancy reinstalling a ton of software. Is it possible to backup the entire registry of an old Windows installation to a .reg file and then ...
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Windows 7 migrate to smaller SSD by disk copy

I have following scenario. Windows 7 with 1 TB disk, shrink-ed to about 500 GB. Used space is 200 GB. I am trying to consolidate free space, but it does not seems to work beyond 500 GB. Windows 7 ...
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Laptop configuration: 1 SSD, 1 HD, 2 operating systems

I just bought a 500GB SSD and an adaptor for putting a disk in the optical drive container. I want to maintain the old HDD and add to my laptop the new SSD. I also want to install two different ...
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Bitlocker stuck in limbo?

CHKDSK on boot revealed no errors. I did run the Sandisk scan utility and there is one damaged sector but it has been flagged/moved to a backup (or whatever they call it) and it's "Healthy". I ...
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Is my hard drive dying or is it an OS issue?

Our tech doesn't think it's a hardware failure and is planning to reinstall windows. I ran chkdsk and it didn't find anything, but I keep seeing other oddities. Examples below: DSIM Error ...
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Raid 0 SATA (2 discs) -> Raid 0 SSD (2 discs) - linux

What is the easiest way to migrate from two discs (approximately 500Gb) in RAID 0 with linux (fedora) to two new SSD discs with same size (approximately 500Gb)? For making process easier i can use ...
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High disk usage windows 8.1

i already read a lot of about 100% disk usage(50% because i have second disk) on windows machines but nothing help me. I figured out that i need to stop svchost.exe and ntdll.dll in it. Hovewer when i ...
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SSD Lifetime vs HDD lifetime

I never used a SSD . But reading so many articles about SSd performance , i'm thinking to change my HDD and to get a SSD. But i've read that the SSD's lifetime is short comparing to a HDD. My ...
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What files can I move to a small (16GB) SSD to speed up Windows 7?

I have a 16GB SSD. It's too small to install Windows on. A discussion about ReadyBoost made me think of putting it in my Core2 Duo with 4 gig of ram and put pagefile.sys on it. What else can be moved ...
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Reoccuring Issue with Windows Fails to Start After Shutdown

Recently I have completed data migration from Intel i330 120GB SSD to Intel 535 240GB SSD using Intel Data Migration Software. Intel i330 was my first SSD which I also used for data migration from my ...
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New PC with new and old drives

so I ordered parts for a new PC that should arrive soon and here's the situation : I want to transfer two drives with data on them from a non-working pc running windows 7 to a new computer that will ...
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WIll partitioning an SSD make it slower? [duplicate]

Having read a number of SSD reviews, in particular, of those made by Crucial (a.k.a Micron), I've come to the conclusion that partitioning an SSD is going to make it slower. Here is the logic: Those ...
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CPU Still Powercycles after swapping PSU > Reset BIOS > SSD won't boot but LIVE USB does

Running an Asus Z87-A and a Samsung 840 SSD (I disconnected the GPU and extraneous HDD). A few weeks ago I got a warning that the Mobo had detected surges (Computer is plugged into a APC UPS). I come ...
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Acer Aspire S7-391: No bootable device

After fixing the motherboard of my Acer Aspire S7-391 i tried to boot it from the stock SSD. However, i get a screen which lists the details of RAID Volume and Physical Devices. The last line says ...
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M.2+HDD or SSD?

I am searching for parts to build a new Linux desktop machine (this is my first build), and I am considering two options for storage. I plan on using Btrfs as my filesystem (I created a backup script ...
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Cloning sysprepped factory Windows 10 HDD to smaller SSD before first boot

I have ordered a new laptop computer with Windows 10. It comes with a 1TB HDD. I would like to clone the drive and move it to a 256GB SSD before first boot. This way, I can maintain the sysprepped ...
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dd clone HD to SSD?

I have a home machine running windows 7, and i'm wondering if it would work to do a dd if=/dev/${oldSataSpinningDisk} of=/dev/${newSSD} to clone the contents of the current system running on a SATA HD ...