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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Multiple hardlinks

I am running win 8.1 I have a 120GB SSD for c: I have an "old windows" folder on c: that I want to delete, so I tried and received a message saying I needed permission from the system, so I checked ...
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Trying to mirror a volume

I originally had my HD mirrored to another one, but then it said the plex was missing, so I took it out and checked it and it was dead. So i bought a 2TB SSHD to replace it. But now it's not letting ...
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System-auxiliary SSD

I own a laptop which has a 1TB HDD and a 25GB SSD to fasten the OS. If I'd wipe that HDD, would the SSD still be used for this purpose? Or how can I set it to behave this way? Is it set only for the ...
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Should I distribute my drives across different SATA controllers?

I have an Asus motherboard which comes with both the AMD SB950 chipset (6 ports) and also an ASMedia 1061 storage controller (2 ports). I also have: 1 SSD drive for Windows 1 HD for Linux 2 HDDs ...
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Computer fails POST

I have a Dell XPS630i that fails The POST when powered on. I recently upgraded to an SSD with 64-bit windows 7 and after having some problems with the black screen of death (turned out that two ...
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Boot loop after restart pc

Is there anyone who has an idea why my pc is keep restarting? Kinda disturbing when i try to intsall new os on new SSD . And every time i restart the pc either via the reset button or from the Windows,...
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How can I enable “acceleration using solid-state hybrid drive”

My Laptop is a Lenovo Y5070-B that has an SSHD hard drive. SATA Controller Mode was in AHCI mode and it doesn't have RAID mode. There are only two options: AHCI and Compatible. When I set this option ...
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Can I Power A SSD From A USB Instead OF A PSU

Hypothetically speaking, let's say my PSU (Power Supply Unit) didn't have enough ports to add another SSD/HDD. Could I power my SSD/HDD via USB? Would it work? Would it still be efficient/would it ...
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What exactly is the negative impact of placing page file on SSD?

I see frequent mentions that placing page file on SSD is good for performance but bad for SSD's lifespan (e.g. here on SU). But nothing I saw had any citations, especially ones backed by actual data. ...
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How damaged is my SSD disc

It is known that after exceeding write procedure to particular SSD sector count this sector dies and is replaced with another one from reserved ones. Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I suppose it ...
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Does combination of SSD and HDD require special Hardware?

I'm looking to buy laptop with i5 quad-core and 8GB RAM that has SSD and HDD. I found Lenovo that has all of this except HDD. The model that do have SSD and HDD comes with i7 and 16GB RAM. You can ...
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Linux, SSD, BTRFS and Trim

I'm running a Linux system (based on Gentoo) with a BTRFS file system installed on an SSD (Toshiba Q300 with 480GB net). My /etc/fstab looks like: UUID=14cb9b65-... swap swap defaults,...
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Laptop SSD and RAM update

I guess this question does not only apply to my particular situation, but in case these details matter: I have Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop, and I bought a 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD version with plans to buy ...
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What is faster: Intel's Optane SSD or RAM?

Time ago here was a question about speed comparison between SSD and RAM. So, RAM was much faster. It's ok. But Intel announced huge speed update with Optane SSD's. So, and probably we should try to ...
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Reinstall Windows: OS on SSD, programs on HDD

I want to reinstall Windows on my PC. At the moment only the OS is installed on my SSD. Most programs and data are on my HDD. Is there a way to reinstall Windows without reinstall ing all programs? ...
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Boot from old hard drive

The motherboard of my old computer died suddenly and so I bought a new computer. It has two 1TB HDDs on RAID 0 and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. I wanted my computer to boot from my old ...
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high end pc freezes at random intervals (low load)

BUILD: CPU: 6770K with water cooling (not OCed) GPU: inno3D GTX 780 (not OCed) Ram: dominator 32GB MOBO: Maximus XIII Ranger SSDs: 2x 500GB plextor (raid0) OS: windows 10 Pro BACKGROUND: Just ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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Samsung PRO 950 SSD recognized as SATA instead of PCIe inWindows 10

I have a new ASUS G752VL-DH71 laptop and I installed a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD in it. The hard drive is totally usable in Windows (as drive G:) but there are three issues: ...
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How to use SSD as the new windows without reformating

I got a 1 TB hard disk. However the C drive is only 150GB. Also only 67 GB uses. My plan is to ghost that C drive to an SSD. And then arrange that next time the SSD is the OS drive. How would I do ...
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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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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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Disable SSD in ASUS 900 running Ubuntu 9.10

Recently I managed to completely mess up my ASUS 900, but I have no immediate desire to upgrade since it's only my travel laptop (and I'm waiting for a few months to see if anything interesting comes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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What can I do when my UPS overloads?

I've got a sweex 650VA and the following hardware: i7 3770k 32 GB Ram z77 Extreme 4 MSI nVidia GTX 980 2 HDD 5.25 3 SSD 1 DVD RW All supported by a 700 W power unit. When I use particularly ...
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Performance of MSATA to 2.5" SATA adapter

I have recently bought an MSATA SSD as well as an adapter case that fits into my laptop 2.5" SATA bay. I have connected it in two configurations: - first through the adapter to the 2.5" SATA slot - ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 installer don't recognize SSD (and Ubuntu does)

I have a problem with SSD (Intel 535 series). I've replaced with it a dvd-drive in my laptop (Asus L551LN). So now I have my old hdd in the old place and new ssd in the dvd-drive place. The problem ...
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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 ...