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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Dual boot and SSD

I've recently bought an SSD to install Linux and a few other things. My current OS is on another SSD and am hoping to use both SSDs at the same time. However, if I do install Linux on my new SSD (as a ...
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Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?

A wise guy who goes by the name of NickN maintains a lenghty forum post on his views about building a powerful computer (directed towards playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, a very demanding piece ...
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Secondary SSD on Win7 - use for cache and VirtualBox VM (VDI)

Is there any problem with using secondary SSD for cache (pagefile) and one VM at the same time? Basically I only use secondary SSD for cache right now, but this leaves 40GB of unused space on it. Or ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung?

I'm looking for a place to report BIOS bug on Ativ 4 Notebook. After updating BIOS from version P01RBG to P08RBG my ssd is working only at SATA2 speed (up to 260MB/s). Before it it worked at up to ...
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SSD Performance testing in linux

I'm testing the performances of my new SSD card, and it seems I'm stuck with sata2 speed even if my controller is sata3. Here is the command I'm using. dd if=tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024 ...
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GPT damaged, two half-sized disks instead of one

I'm trying to help my father installing Gentoo instead of Windows on his new Acer Aspire S7 notebook. However, we are experiencing issues to partition the 120GB SSD disk. fdisk -l tells us we have ...
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Architecture of a USB project - Layout and Encryption

USB ARCHITECTURE – PROJECT This is a planned project I am currently working on. I am just curious about the layout and if this is even possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I am fairly new ...
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Dell Laptop + Samsung SSD 840 Evo: Disk Read Error Occured

This is my second new brand new Samsung SSD 840 Evo as the first SSD had the same problem. I thought it would be the SSD corrupt, but i guess, probably its not cloned properly or partition was not ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a Mac drive as an imaging solution?

I need to image a set of MacBooks with new SSDs. I know I can take a DMG image and restore it, but I'm interested in possibly deploying using a drive duplicator. Would this work in a similar way as ...
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Doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a SSD - should I use RAID or AHCI?

when i first setup my computer about a year ago, i left it at the default AHCI when i installed windows 8. after doing so i was told by a computer tech that i should've just used RAID. i was confused ...
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how to find whether my hard disk is hdd or sdd

Where it is written that my hard disk is SDD or HDD.. I have tried searching msinfo32 Device manager Disk management I need to to see a word solid state drive or Hard disk drive in windows 7. It ...
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SSD Performance showing as 'bad'

Today I stripped down and rebuilt my PC (to get rid of surplus cabling, and to give it a clean since it was pretty dusty in there), and everything is running fine. Well, except my SSD (apparently). ...
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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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Setting up a small SSD

I've decided to improve my Swiss-Army knife laptop by buying a mSATA SSD to give me the flexibility to access multiple operating systems. My question is, do the following seem reasonable? Windows 7 ...
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Lenovo E440 hybrid IDE - is it replaceable

I have an E400 notebook and I found that it has behind standard 3.5" IDE small card SDD-like. But I cannot find any replacement for it. I want to replace default 16G "SSD" which something bigger, but ...
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How to make a hard disk inaccessible in Windows 8?

I installed two Windows 8. One for work and one for entertainment. They are on separate drives (the first system is on a SSD and the second system is on a HDD). Since I will probably install some ...
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Dual boot with SSD and hard drive

I have a PC with an SSD drive containing Windows 7 and a hard drive for files. The harddrive has about 500GB of free space. I want to install Windows 8 on a new partition. Can I setup the partition ...
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Non-System Disk Utilization is High

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, and for the couple of months I've had it, disk usage for non-system disks (aka, all disks except C:/) is almost always much higher than the drive Windows is installed on (C:/). ...
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What can cause this corruption on NTFS? (External SSD)

Note: This is not an easy question. Please read and undertand the entire post before answering. I witnessed strange corruption behavior today that I've never seen before. All computers run Windows ...
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How to activate overprovisioning on SanDisk SSD

I have SanDisk x210 SSD, I read that overprovisioning can increase durability, however I cannot find a way to activate it. Is it possible for SanDisk SSD to use some custom application and set it.
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orginal broken part from samsung, can't replace with unbroken

I have samsung NP550P5C laptop and I wanted to replace dvd driver with ssd. I took off dvd drive, and try to put ssd with case. but It doesn't fit. after that It made me wonder why It doesn't fit like ...
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Acer laptop won't recognize SSDs

I bought an Acer Aspire e1-472g-6844, and am trying to replace the HDD with SSD. I have tried 2 different SSDs (both from Crucial, but different models) and neither one works. I have tried 3 different ...
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SSD Setup OS/Programs/Documents

I am trying to configure a new computer using SSD's. Am leaning toward the following configuration: 1) SSD of about 120GB solely for OS 2) SSD of about 120GB solely for programs I would use (MS ...
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install windows 8.1 pro on ssd m2

I'm working on a thinkpad t440s which running linux on primary SSD disk. I recently bought a second disk a SSD M2 which is totally working on linux and detected by the windows setup program. But, I ...
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Accidentally Deleted SSD and expresscache

It's almost been 2 years since I bought an Acer Aspire S3-951-6464 ultrabook, but last night I accidentally deleted all the partitions including the SSD while I was working on LFS. I know my ...
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Computer can be powered on once after new SSD install

My computer has a strange behavior since I installed a new SSD (Samsung Evo 840). When I pushed start button the first time after connecting the new internal SSD everything was ok. I managed to ...
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Is it legal for a 3rd party to clone a drive? [closed]

I have a 256GB SSD that has my OS, and I want to effectively increase its capacity to 1TB. I contacted a local computer tech to see if he could clone my current SSD onto a new SSD. He initially quoted ...
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ext4 vs btrfs performance on SSD array

I am observing something that I cannot explain. I am trying to come up with a good filesystem configuration using HP P420i controller and SSDs. Out of curiosity I have tried BTRFS (still unstable so I ...
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Boot drive does not show up under boot priority

I build myself a PC about a year and a half ago and something odd has recently happened. I have an SSD as my boot drive that had the operating system among some of my other heavily used programs. I ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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Can I use the controller of an external hard disk to connect a SSD to a USB port?

Can I use a 2.5" Intel SSD with the USB SATA adapter from a My Password external drive? The adapter looks like this: Has anyone tried it? Did it explode?
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How to fill the space gap when replacing a notebook hard drive for a slimmer one?

I just changed my notebook hard drive to a SSD one and it turns up that the SSD one is a bit thinner. I've read in a few places like here and here where some have used a cardboard to fill the gap, but ...
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Does writing to SSD influence SSD Read spead?

I use my SSD to read and write at the same time, and I found that writing influences read performance quite a lot. Example: Without write, my read may be X MB/s, but with write, my read became 0.5X ...
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How much faster is SSD compared to regular hard drive?

http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/solid-state-hybrid/desktop-solid-state-hybrid-drive/ Some says that using hybrid drive is 4 times faster. Some says it depend on data read. SSD is only ...
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Grub Installation Failed: Fatal Error … now what I do?

I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. I am a beginner @ Linux. So I have a PC with a HDD (hard disk ...
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Installing Windows 8 on SSHD. Drive not recognized?

I've been trying to install Windows 8 on a new Seagate 1TB SSHD that I got. I managed to make a UEFI bootable USB drive, and installing Windows 8 went fine. But then after the installation it tried to ...
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Moving one hard disc from one MacBook to other one

I'd like to move my 512 gb sad from my old macbook to the new one. But I am not sure I'd face issues with it ? Backing up the entire one with time machine and restoring to the new one is quite ...
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Boost Up My Old Laptop Using a SSD

I have an old laptop Lenovo SL400 (Core2Duo T9550 2.66GHz / 4GB DDR2 RAM). Since I can't afford to buy a new laptop, I thought maybe I could throw an ADATA SP600 64GB SSD as primary drive and move ...
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Installation Optimisation With Limited SSD Space

Tomorrow, I need to rebuild a windows 7 machine due to various issues. It currently has a 500GB HDD as the primary drive, with a 120GB SSD. As a developer, I need to keep as much space free as I can ...
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trying to image new machine with 2 SSDs in RAID 0

so I have a machine that we ordered from dell that we are putting our company's image on. this is a custom build with 2 256GB SSDs that I am trying to put on a raid 0 configuration. the problem I am ...
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Can I control which physical volume(s) in a volume group will be used first?

I just set up my swap to use LVM, with a volume group that contains two physical volumes: one partition on an SSD and one partition on an HDD (because the space available on my SSD wasn't large enough ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a tablet

I got my hands on a Samsung XE700T1A, one of the ones handed out at one of the early Windows 8 BUILD conferences. It's been upgraded from Windows 7 and recovered from an image at some point, so there ...
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How to determine if / ensure that a second-hand storage device is safe to use?

I am going to buy a SSD from someone who works in the same company, but even so is a complete stranger to me. Maybe I am a little paranoid, but is there a way to check if it is safe to use? Or is ...
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Free space on SSD (over provisioning) per disk or per partition?

It is recommended to keep some percentage of an SSD free for relocation ( Is free space required on a SSD for performance? ). However, is this rule meant per partition or per disk (whole SSD)? So, ...
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Broke my RAID. hp dv4-5100 with 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD

I was having trouble installing Ubuntu, presumably cuz Ubuntu got confused with the RAID configuration of the HDD and SDD. So i found a thread that explained the issue a little, but skipped some ...
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Can I change SSD encryption password once I set it?

So I have this toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. I do not particularly understand the difference between a user and a master ...
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How do I know if the drive in my notebook is an eDrive and thus uses bitlocker with no performance drop

So I have this toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. It supports some hardware encryption via BIOS and via proprietary toshiba ...