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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Will it matter if I install an SSD in case location with limited airflow?

I am building a new desktop PC using an SSD as the main drive. The case provides a spot in the back of the case (effectively behind the power supply) for mounting an SSD. See attached picture that ...
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The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3: which disk corresponds in Computer Management?

In Windows 10 64-bit, I went to Event Viewer saw this error: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3 I looked in Computer Management > Disk Management, but not sure which ...
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Fastest available drive to date by booting time

So I'm going to build a new computer; there is a very important criteria for the specs: I want the computer to boot and start programs pretty much as fast as possible. I looked into PCIe SSDs and read ...
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Should you install GPU drivers on HDD or SSD?

I have always been wondering the following questions: Where should the GPU drivers be installed? HDD or SSD? How often are they read? Does it need to be fast? Is there any performance gain when they ...
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How get PCI express configuration for SSD storage?

I am looking for updating my SSD in my laptop to a newer/faster one. The one currently in the laptop is the default one that came with the purchase. It is an m.2 ssd. The problem is that I am ...
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The used space on the SSD is much more than the sum of all files on it, how?

I found out that Windows calculates much more used space on my 128GB SSD than the total volume of all files on it. WinDir calculates only 62.4GB even with junction point following, but Windows shows ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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SMART values for brand new drive

I'm trying to work out what SMART values I should be seeing from a brand new SSD. Having received one yesterday which is reporting quite a few power on hours (4803 = 200 days) and reboots (1136), but ...
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winload.efi corrupted after windows 10 installation

I have Windows 7 on a regular SSD. I added a PCI-E SSD to my system, and I installed Windows 10 on it. When I attempted to boot to Windows 7, I received an error that winload.efi was damaged, and ...
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CPU capacity not fully used - Stuck at 16%

I just bought a new Laptop. The problem is that it only uses 16% of its CPU capacity, and never goes over that. I have tried stressing the CPU, but even then it still doesn't go over 16% Booting in ...
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How can I move Windows 10 bootloader (GUID) only to SD card?

I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from a AHCI SSD to a much faster NVMe SSD without much success. I've pretty much concluded that my six month old Dell XPS 13 9343 doesn't have BIOS support for ...
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Shrink total disk image: UEFI GPT Flashdrive - freespace at end

I have a disk image from a bootable flashdrive. It is GPT for EFI booting, so there is a small Vfat32 partition and three other Linux partitions, followed by about 3G of free space. I need to disk ...
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Why my Kingston ssd is not recognized by bios after format?

I have a Kingston ssd 120 gb 300V. It was working but after I formated him, even my bios fail to recognize it. What may be the cause? Is there any fix? EDIT ------------ I have no other drivers, ...
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SSD lifetime when using in development [duplicate]

I just bought Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD to speed up my laptop. I moved all my virtual machines to SSD so they will boot very fast. The only thing that I was not aware before buying an SSD is that it has ...
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A portable linux system with luks encryption can't boot on one of my machines

I installed opensuse on a portable SSD drive, which I can boot on several of my machines. The installation uses luks encryption on /home and /swap partitions (ext4 filesystem). But only when I use ...
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Recovering a lost partition table on Windows 8

First of all sorry that I cannot provide additional screenshots and codes (the reason is, why I am here). I have a Lenovo Thinkpad which is equipped with two storage disks, a 500GB HDD and a 128GB ...
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Partition with hard drive dissapears after reboot

I bought new Asus ROG GL552VW with SSD with M.2 and HDD with regular sata. I installed Windows 10 on SSD and I have empty NTFS partition on HDD. But after restarting Windows HDD partition dissapears ...
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Fresh install of Windows 10 killed SSD

I have a laptop that came with Win 7 (the HDD is on SATA II). About a year ago, I installed a Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (cloned the data from the HDD). It worked beautifully (always <5s boot time). A ...
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Driver needed during windows installation

I just lately bought an Lenovo T560 and replaced the ssd with an samsung 850 pro ssd 512gb. Now I am trying to install windows 7 on it via usb and it works until I come to the partition part. My ...
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Dell Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive Upgrade

I want to know if it is possible to replace the SATA HDD on my Dell Inspiron 7559 with a SATA SSD (not an m.2 drive).
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SSD is very slow on PC

Yesterday I installed Samsung 850 EVO ssd in the place where HDD was installed on my HP Pavilion Dv6t 6c19tx. Then I installed fresh Windows 10 pro on it and everything went smooth. I didn't notice ...
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SSD is slower on PC

Yesterday I bought Samsung 850 Evo 250GB. It's now my boot drive and has Windows 10 pro installed on it. I benchmarked the SSD with Crystal Disk benchmark. All the scores reported by crystal disk ...
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Issue installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro m2. SSD

I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows: Corsair 750D Case EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z ...
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Is using multiple SSDs in RAID 0 good for reliability?

I'm asking this because, unlike HDDs, the main lifetime limiting factor of an SSD is write cycles. By using RAID 0, it's effectively doubling the amount of write cycles usable, and theoretically ...
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Why is my SSD reported as only 128KB in size

I have a SanDisk mSATA SSD that is 16GB in size. In one computer it is reported as having only 256 512 byte blocks (thus being only 128KB in size), in both BIOS and Linux. In another computer it is ...
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SSD not showing up in left panel of windows explorer but is detected by disk manager and “Computer”

My SSD is working great. I have Windows installed on it. Disk Manager and "My Computer" recognize it. But there is a strange issue : It is not showing up in the left part of the Windows explorer : ...
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INACCESIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after swapping out hard drive

I had a regular HDD in my laptop. I decided to switch it to a SSD recently. I put my old hard drive into a USB3 casing so I could boot to it still for programs I still need on the Windows side, and to ...
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SSD HD works for 10 seconds and shuts down

I used Samsung MZ7LN256HCHP SSD Hard-Drive for quite a while. Yesterday it broke. It didn't turned on the operation system (windows 10) and just stuck on loading. On rare cases it did turned it on, ...
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SSD to SSD migration, with some software installed on HDD

on my machine i have 1 SSD (C:) of 120 GB that is almost full, only 7 GB left. And another HDD (K:) 1 Terabyte, where i have installed some programs and where i store files. I've bought a new SSD (...
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Unable to mount WD SDD, GPT/sector boundary issue

I have a simple thing I want to do (mount a 4Tb WD drive via my hot-swap bay) but my OS (Debian Jessie) apparently isn't playing nice. Mount auto/vfat claimed I wasn't dealing with a valid block ...
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How to prepare SSD drives for shrinking partitions in Windows?

I was trying to shrink a partition (Windows 10). For traditional hard drives, I can use the Optimize Tool to defragment the hard drive to free up disk sectors towards the end of the HD and shrink the ...
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GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 or GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 (2x M.2 NVMe) + SATA

I have been considering building a new system with dual Samsung 950 NVMe SSDs and I am slightly confused about how the firmware on GIGABYTE supports this setup. Reading the manual for the Gaming 7(...
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Expanding 2 partitions with other partitions surrounding them

I am upgrading my Dell XPS 13 9333's SSD from 128gb to 512gb. I have been able to get all the stuff over to my new SSD (my old one is in a USB enclosure), but I cannot expand my Windows 10 (/dev/sda5) ...
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SD Card as Permanent Storage?

Is it safe to use an SD card as a permanent secondary storage for my laptop (by letting it be there, without removing it regularly)? I don't know how SD card hardware is internally different from an ...
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Windows 10 can't be installed via USB to a brand new SSD

I've got 2 old towers and made a Frankensteins monster of the 2, but the 6yr old 1TB mechanical steam punk spinning hard disk was too slow and noisy, so I've brought a shiny 240GB Kingston SSD. The ...
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How do you make a drive bootable that should already be bootable

How do you make a SSD bootable after cloning it from a working Windows 7 HDD? Every time I reboot the Samsung NP-RV510 laptop with only the cloned SSD, I get the same error message for the past two ...
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Cloned laptop HDD to SSD, but SSD says OS Not Found

The other topic is similar, as I have already read through it hoping it would help solve my issue, but it didn't. He had a BSD, I did not. He wanted to keep his other drive as a slave, I'm swapping ...
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Music performance setup - with HDD + SSD + more SSDs?

Question: I'm aware that the OS runs much faster on an SSD than on a HDD. I'm still confused though. I want to do live DJing with my computer. Essentially l need to simultaneously do 3 things very ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for this ...
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How to add additional SSDs on Corsair 780T case [duplicate]

I am new to PC building. I have recently completed a build using a Corsair 780T case. It only has 3 slots for SSDs. What is the best solution for installing additional SSds? Can you get replacement ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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How to detect thrashing on an SSD-equipped system?

With spinning hard disks it was relatively common to hear disk thrashing when some process, Windows or otherwise, was making a bad fist of things. Quite often this was an indicator that a process was ...
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how to detect/identify m2 ssd

As you know you can get a list of drives connected via sata using wmic: wmic diskdrive list This however doesn't seem to work with m2 ssds. Is there any equivalent for M2s that is not vendor ...
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Does it make sense to create a raid array with SSD's?

We had a big problem in our local network at the school, many people were not able to login to their virtual machines. After a week our teachers found out that the problem was because of the raid ...
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Is MATLAB performance increased if it is on SSD

I have a 256gb SSD which has my OS (windows 8) and Office on it. I also have a 4TB USB3.0 external hard drive. I do a fair bit of image and signal analysis using MATLAB. Will there be performance ...
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How to replace HDD with SSD in laptop?

I want to replace HDD with SSD in my laptop. How to choose right type of SSD, which parameters of laptop should I know? I've found some similar questions, but they are too old and technologies could ...
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How can I use my an SSD partition as a cache for a large HDD on Windows 10?

I have a 480gb SSD on with installed Windows 10 and Applications. However i also have a 2.5TB (and growing) steam/gog Game Library currently on a HDD that i'd like to cache with a >=256GB partition ...
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SSD drive filled up in drive D - mysterious file usage

This is from my thinkpad t450s which has a Samsung 240GB SSD. It has been running fine (and still is). But I suddenly noticed one morning that my D: drive had filled up overnight. This is a surprise ...
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Can't install Kali on a USB 3.0 SSD

I bought a USB 3.0 SSD to install Kali on it for a high performance external boot setup. Unfortunately, I can't select my USB SSD in the installation process. I tried it on my laptop, but also via a ...