Solid-state drive; a data storage device that uses solid-state memory for persistent data storage that can be accessed in the same manner as traditional block-I/O hard disk drives. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives ...

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I installled Linux on my computer's SSD, but I cant boot to the hard drive to start windows

I have Linux Mint installed on my SSD. I had Windows 10 installed on my hard disk. On BIOS, I go to Linux by changing the boot order to [Disabled] first. [Disabled] is apparently SATA1 which is the ...
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Slow write performance on internal SSD disk

================= I am facing the following issue: my SSD Samsung EVO 850 is leaving me with terribly slow write performance. I am getting only approx. 150 MB/s, many times it is worse than that. ...
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Expose physical HD to VM and mount it?

I have a Windows 10 host running on a 240 GB SSD (disk A) and a Linux VM running on another 240 GB SSD (disk B). I am moving this linux host from a full desktop machine where I had a 2 TB HDD (disk C) ...
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SSD TRIM support on RAID-1 array through Intel RST

I'm making the jump from HDDs to SSDs on my home desktop, and I'd like to retain a basic level of redundancy (RAID-1) like what I have with my HDDs. Right now, I'm using Intel's RAID controller on my ...
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Is it advisable to have two Windows or multiple Windows in one SSD?

I am not sure if my question is allowed to ask here, if not please let me know. Here is the situation. I am going to pay someone to build a PC for me. The person who will build the PC for me asked me ...
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Can I successfully run a Kali Linux VM on one drive while my host OS is on another?

I've been attempting to set up a Kali Linux VM. I've continuously been running into a failure when attempting to install the system files inside VirtualBox and I'm curious as to whether or not it has ...
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Disk speed and partitioning

I am using VMWare for creating multiple virtual machines running games, each virtual machine has its own game installation (and i don't want to use common install) BEFORE: Everytime the game on each ...
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Intel SSD cache doesn't work

I have a laptop with a small SSD cache. It had worked properly before I did a fresh Windows installation. After installing Windows I installed Rapid Storage Technology software from Intel but it ...
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Windows 7 Install SATA AHCI controller driver “could not be installed”

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from a USB flash drive on my new PC, but my SSD is not being recognized and the AHCI driver is failing. Whenever I boot into the Windows 7 ...
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After new ssd install windows crashes

I've just installed a new crucial ssd and now occasionally windows will crash, I.e. I will get an error message saying windows has stopped working with options to end process. All other windows ...
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How can I fix the error '0xc00000e - “A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed”' on Windows 10 startup without the installation DVD?

I recently upgraded my system with an SSD to boot from. I cloned my old drive onto the SSD and now when I try to boot it, I get the following error: (Sorry for the poor image quality, my phone ...
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SSD appears in Windows but not in BIOS

I have used a 5.25" mounting bracket to replace my Acer E1-531G laptop's optical drive with a 2.5" 32 GB Transcend SSD. The main drive is a 750 GB HDD. After setting up a partition in Windows Disk ...
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Debian freezes while intense SSD I/O

I bought an SSD drive (Kingston SSDNow) and installed Debian 8 on it; The system works fine. But today I'm tried to extract a huge tar archive (~8GB) and in the middle of extraction the system just ...
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How can I edit a partition on a drive to be a boot partition?

I have recently installed an SSD into my PC which I want to move my main OS and programs over to. I want to be able to boot from this SSD. I have used a program called EaseUS to clone my old HDD onto ...
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Is my SSD cache supposed to say 0 MB formatted?

I have a Lenovo ideapad Y510p, which has lost A LOT of its speed over the last year. I recently did a full format and reinstall of Windows 10, but the effects were not as good as I hoped. Then, ...
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How to create recovery disk using only offline hard disk

I've put an SSD in laptop, a very slim laptop, which took some time to complete, replacing older drive, which works. Is it possible to create recovery disk, using only the older drive, which is now ...
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Clonezilla - dual boot - clone hdd to ssd

I have a windows 10 + ubuntu 15.10 in a dual boot mode on my laptop. My HDD is 1GB and my SSD is 250GB. I managed to shrink my data in my HDD to be of size 226GB(all the other space is unallocated) ...
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mSATA SSD + 2.5" SSD RAID

I was recently given a an Alienware M17x as a birthday present. The thing is a damn powerhouse lol. Anyways, I was thinking of getting rid of my desktop now since this laptop does everything it can ...
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Clonezilla 500GB to 250GB - Failed to find this partition in this system: /dev/sdb1

I have HDD with three partitions: Hidden: Asus Recovery Partition ~ 22GB C: Windows 7 ~ 160GB D: Some data ~ 260GB I have new SSD 250GB and what I want is a clone of Hidden partition and C: to ...
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Install Kali Linux without GRUB?

Is it possible, and is it actually best to just use my onboard UEFI to boot Kali Linux instead of using GRUB if Kali Linux is sharing the same drive as my Windows 10 OS? I installed GRUB on my first ...
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Kali-Linux installed- sharing partitions with Windows?

So I followed the instructions to install Kali-Linux with a manual install. It appears I can see all of my files in my Windows 10 OS, even though I thought I selected separate partitions on my HDD and ...
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How can I migrate my Windows 10 OS from an HDD to an SSD?

I have Windows 10 installed and running on a hard disk drive. I would like to migrate it to a solid state drive that I've recently purchased. By this I mean that I'd like to copy both the OS and all ...
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Clonezilla clone HDD to smaller SSD

I have HDD with three partitions: Hidden: Asus Recovery Partition ~ 22GB C: Windows 7 ~ 160GB D: Some data ~ 260GB I have new SSD 250GB and what I want is a clone of Hidden partition and C: to my new ...
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Benefits of 64GB+ of ram, partly regarding superfetch

I already have a very fast computer with a SSD, a 700 series GPU, and a Intel Xeon. That said I am considering upgrading my RAM to 64GiB (from 16GiB), possibly more. Im wondering if windows ...
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Installation strategies for Windows 10 on a 32Gb netbook [closed]

I have just purchased an Asus T100TAF and I am considering whether to install Windows 10 on it. Currently it comes with Windows 8.1 and it is purported to have 32Gb SSD. When I look at the Windows ...
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Disk read error after cloning a Windows partition to an Asus Laptop?

I bought Crucial BX100 for my Asus n53sv and cloned Windows partition to it. It doesn't boot, it says: A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart The disk works fine when connected ...
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How do I fix my MBR after removing dual-boot OS?

I have a PC which I cannot boot into anymore. I really really don't want to re-install the OS on it (I don't want to lose the data and, besides, it's Christmas week...) OK, so the PC has an SSD which ...
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How to “label” disk partition as recovery

I bought a new SSD which is smaller than HDD I had before so I had to clone only certain partitions. The partition that contained OS, then partition reserved for OS (100MB) and lastly the recovery ...
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Dual boot on SSD and HDD (Windows 10 and Ubuntu)

I have an Acer Aspire S3 (20GB SSD and ~500GB HDD) and I want to install Windows 10 on the SSD while creating a ~400GB partion on the HDD for windows. I would use the other 100GB on the HDD to install ...
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100% SSD Activity, 0 R/W Speed: System Hang Issue

So I've just been experiencing a weird issue with my system where it hangs and it is very unresponsive at random intervals of time (in fact, the first clue that I had an issue was when boot to desktop ...
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Does the Acer E5 support Sata3?

I am considering getting an SSD for my Acer E5 machine. Looking at the machine's specs, I can't figure out if it has SATA3 and will support fast SSD speeds. The machine is a E5-573-55W1. Here are ...
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Should I enable TRIM Kali-Linux?

I just want to be sure that I have Kali-Linux properly installed on my new computer when it arrives. I've heard that the TRIM command is best for writing and deleting files on SSDs, am I right? Some ...
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Samsung 850 Evo SSD with Windows 10 randomly freezing and display settings issues

I've got a strange problem with my SSD. I've installed my system on it (windows 10) and it was working fine for some time (aside from occasional freezes at the start of a system). Now when I boot my ...
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Can't install Windows 10 on SSD

I'm running into trouble while upgrading my PC. I've purchased and installed these products today: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Crucial DDR4 Ballistix Sport 2x8GB 2400 CL16 Intel Core i5 6400 Scythe Mugen ...
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Space needed for Kali-Linux?

I am curious about how much space to allocate on SSD for Kali-Linux as a second operating system. I've read requirements ranging between 10 GB and 17 GB. It seems like it would be safest to assume ...
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Settings for Boot Configuration Data (BCD) to install Bitlocker on Win 10

Situation: Win 10 Pro on an EVO 850 SSD drive. OS was cloned to SSD (which is new) from orig HD in the machine. TPM exists on machine, and is active. Used Samsun Magician to allow encryption (not ...
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BSOD on a new build

I just finished my first build with the following config a couple of days ago: Adata SSD 120 Corsair 16 GB (8X2) 2400 MHZ Asus Maximus viii hero intel i7-6700k I have tried several times to ...
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SSD memory combination [closed]

I have a question about SSD's. I have read that there are SSD's that use a combination of RAM and flash memory so that RAM can receive a backup from flash memory when a power outage occurs. I don't ...
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SSD disappears from Boot configuration after installing Windows 8.1

I just installed Windows 8.1 using an official install disk onto my Samsung EVO 850, but once I did this, the drive disappeared from my Boot menu... The installer went all the way until the update ...
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Windows 7 Installation Troubleshooting (NVME SSD)

I do have some trouble installing Windows 7 Professional OEM 64bit on a brand new computer for my father. Just to point this out: This is a legal license from a reseller, including disk and license ...
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Change Default Install Partition

I am running on Windows 10. I have an SSD with 150GB and 2 HD totaling 1 TB. I installed Windows on the SSD (not sure if this was a good idea but I heard installs on SSDs load faster). Anyways, my SSD ...
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SSD + HDD Setup - Occasional slow HDD access?

My PC setup is currently using a small SSD (~75gb) for storing my OS and small, frequently used software. The rest of my software and data is stored on an HDD (~1TB). Here's the issue; because most of ...
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Instead of SSD, found HDD

I bought a ASUS laptop and it is mentioned that disk is 256 SSD. After buying when I checked I found the following, not why it is mentioned hard disk drive. Insight is highly appreciable. Update 1 ...
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SSD performance after dual-boot installation

I have an ASUS K501L laptop, very decent rig with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. I want to install Kali Linux as a second OS to boot to WITHOUT deleting my Windows 10 OS that already comes installed with ...
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Some questions regarding building a SSD (into my Fractal Design Define R5 Case)

I am looking to upgrade my build with a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I have never built in a hard drive, and I'm generally not really familiar with adding components to my computer. I know the routines, ...
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Corrupted external ssd after connecting to windows

I have a samsung external ssd with password protection. This ssd was formatted on a mac. After connecting it to a windows pc (which failed) I am no longer able to access any of the data on the ssd. ...
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Windows 10 Can't Install from USB Disk to UEFI

I recently put an SSD in my computer. Today, I tried to install Windows 10 to it using an installer disk, and it caused the operating system on my HDD (also Windows 10) to be unable to boot. (Also, ...
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Use a partition as recovery drive

My computer has a HDD and a SSD inside: -Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD, so it's being used to boot and where the OS is. -While the HDD is used to store data like programs, files.... My HDD is ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Kali-Linux?

I have an ASUS K501L laptop, very decent rig with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. I want to install Kali Linux as a second OS to boot to WITHOUT deleting my Windows 10 OS that already comes installed with ...
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Is RAPID safe for a Samsung SSD (850 evo)? [duplicate]

I just ordered an SSD, 850 evo (NOT 840 EVO) from Samsung and installed it in my computer. Before, my Windows 8.1 was on an HDD, now i'm using it for storage. I installed Windows 8.1 on the SSD and ...