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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Change Chrome's Default Cache Location

Here's the issue ... I have an ASUS gaming laptop and, for whatever reason, I've had the SSD drive fail on me three times. I want as much "churn" off this drive as possible (just to be safe), and ...
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Windows 10 freezes every 30 minutes

I own a Dell Optiplex 9020 (the small one) with a Intel Core i7 processor and a 120GB SSD with a fresh install of Windows 10. The problem is that Windows freezes after about 30 minutes of running ...
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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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Safe partitions to delete from old Windows install on second drive?

I recently bought a SSD and I installed Windows on it. Before the install I disconnected the Hard Drive (with Windows install) and repluged it once I was able to boot on the SSD. Then, I created a ...
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Why Centos still not using Latest kernel

As i have seen many changes and improvement in kernel 3.xx The improvement i like is dmcache which introduced in kernel 3.9 I have 3 server with centos installed on all machine Centos is still ...
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How to copy Microsoft Reserved Partition partition from hard disk drive to SSD using GParted?

I’m using GParted to clone all data from HDD to SSD on each Workstation in our Company. I got two problems there: How do I copy the Microsoft Reserved Partition? GParted marks this as unknown ...
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Is there any performance difference between M.2 and 2.5in SSD form factors?

I am currently looking at SSD options for a computer build. I have come across two identical drives that come in a traditional 2.5in laptop hard drive package and a M.2 board. Will there be any ...
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Can I reuse a SSD if I forgot the ATA password?

I want to use the hardware encryption of my Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I understood that I will have to set an ATA password in the BIOS. What happens if I forget the password (apart from the data loss) ? ...
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Ceph setup using ssd as journal

I been tasked to implement using ceph. Right now I followed some tutorials on the net. Most of them show basic setup. Does anyone here have experience setup ceph using hard disk and SSD? The hard ...
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Changing SSD drive what can I do with the old SSD

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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable”

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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Replacing a MSATA SSD

I have a Lenovo U410 laptop with a faulty MSATA SSD. I want to replace this drive but I am not sure if there are any restrictions to it as you have with conventional SSD's (e.g. bus speed). What ...
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Is disk Format equivalent to TRIM on all blocks of SSD

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Do nas ssd drives used as cache consume nas drive bays?

My current understanding of ssd cache for r/w is that I need two ssd drives. If that is so, then a two bay nas, such as a synology 716+ drive is not appropriate for me. I would need a model with at ...
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Moving source files between drives

Sorry if this is overly verbose. At least I can be sure you have all the information you may need to help me. :) Kind of irrelevant information (which might still be helpful, not sure) (Please ...
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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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No Bootable Device Error after keyboard replacement

I have an Acer Aspire S7 and recently replaced a faulty keyboard. During the replacement, I stupidly did not disconnect the battery and may have corrupted something in the process. After the ...
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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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Minimise risk of errors caused by improper shutdown

We have a touch panel PC set up in an industrial environment where power can be interrupted, without proper time to shut down. A UPS is not an option in this case. All that will be running on the PC ...
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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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How do SSHDs handle VHD files larger than its cache?

My understanding of the SSHD drive is that it will store the most frequently accessed files in its SSD cache. I am curious how it would handle larger files such as a VHDX that would exceed its cache ...
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Performance SAS vs SSD

When it comes to speed of development, a very important thing is your hardware. I need suggestions to help me choose between hard drives. What is the best solution?
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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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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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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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TRIM for SSD — Is is really that good?

I'm a newbie to SSDs and nearly complete beginner to TRIM, so this may sound a little bit dumb. I found many articles (for example this one) and even more Internet sources that claims, that "TRIM ...
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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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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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Low speed on an 850 Pro RAID-0 array

I recently bought two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs in order to replace an old SSD and build a RAID-0 array on my PC. So, the configuration of the PC is the following: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does TRIM work under Windows 7 using NForce Raid and SSD drives?

I can't seem to find a straight answer. I've got a motherboard with an Nvidia 780SLI chipset. I've installed the latest Nforce RAID drivers, and installed Windows 7 running on a pair of Crucial C300 ...
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Trim on SSD on windows 7 with ide mode

I have an ssd on ide mode in windows 7. (its a clone of the hdd and that was in ide mode). I just turned on ahci mode (after using it 2 months in ide mode) and it works faster. I was wondering if ...
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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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do SSDs still require alignment?

Finally I decided to move from HDD to SSD. I'm waiting for the third generation of Intel SSDs G3 to become available to purchase one. In the meantime I'm reading articles, user reviews etc and I see ...
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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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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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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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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 ...