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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Computer fails to sleep when booting from a NVMe SSD

Whenever I'm trying to put my PC to sleep, the screen goes blank but a power indicator stays on and all fans keep on working. I have a NVMe SSD installed on a PCIe card, and OS is installed on this ...
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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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Install Windows 10 on SSD through SATA to USB?

I am stuck with a weird problem here. I am trying to install Windows 10 on an "old" Windows 7 desktop machine for a friend. I purchased an SSD for him, but when I try to install Windows through USB it ...
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SED shadow master boot record and linux md raid 1

I'm contemplating this setup: Two SSDs with SED (self encrypting drive), in a software raid mirror, linux (or grub?) to unlock the two disks with one pwd from the Shadow Master Boot Record I ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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Lenovo Y50 SSD upgrade - powering on issues

I recently upgrade my laptop (Lenovo Y50) from a 1TB HDD to an equivalent 1TB SSD from Samsung. I used EaseUS ToDo copying tool. When the computer boots up, everything works BEAUTIFULLY! Better than I ...
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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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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Can I run xbootmgr to speed up boot times on an SSD?

It is possible to tune up the Windows boot time by using the xbootmgr tool from the Windows Performance Toolkit, as described in this related question of myself: Should I logon to Windows when using ...
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TortoiseSVN database locking errors after disabling Samsung RAPID mode

One of my users is getting database lock errors from TortoiseSVN after disabling Samsung RAPID mode. What's a good way to find out what programs had a file locked recently? Since it requires a ...
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Increase in SSD performance?

I have a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO and I'd heard they had an issue with decreasing performance. So I re-ran CrystalDiskMark on the drive and compared it to the numbers I ran when I originally purchased ...
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Looking to make a Male to Female M2 connector Flex cable extension adapter

I'm looking to make a flex cable for the M.2 connector as mostly used for SSD's. Mainly the 2240 size. There would be a male m2 side connecting to a female m2 side. I'm working on project that ...
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Cannot clear OverProvisoning partition after upgrading to Windows 10

My notebook comes with Windows 8. I bought Samsung SSD 840 Evo and allocated 20 GB for OverProvisioning. Then I upgraded to Windows 10 and saw that Windows created 450 MB recovery partition using some ...
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How do I use my 2TB Internal harddrive with my internal SSD?

Recently bought a new computer, custom build. I have two internal hard drives and one external. I have a Samsung Evo 850 500GB and a Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. ...
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Which harddrive would OS be installed on?

I recently bought a new computer, but I'm not very good at building so I ordered parts and got a Umart to make it for me, they said that they installed windows. I have two internal drives, one Samsung ...
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Regularly plugging in SSDs to increase data lifetime

I am aware that SSDs and flash drives lose data while unplugged. How much does plugging them in regularly (monthly or weekly) increase data lifetime?
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Linux Ext4 Filesystem Explanation Needed, 19 million One byte files equals 80+GB?

Here's the deal, I am dupe checking domains for my crawler, I have 145 million domains to dupe check on the fly. Storage Consumed: 80GB for 19 million files To do so, I am creating a directory ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow shutdown [duplicate]

I have Kingston V300 SSD, Hibernate and Fast boot off. It takes 5 mins to shutdown but it happens every 2-3 days, it's becoming more frequent now. I desparately need help. When I only had HDD it was ...
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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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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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Install Windows 10 on SATA SSD

My SSD isn't getting recognized by the Windows 10 installer. I'm installing from a USB using the official installation creator. Here are the steps I've already taken: 1) Used DISKPART to clean and ...
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force OCZ TRION 100 SSD to SATA-I mode

I have an old ASUS K8V Deluxe motherboard with VIA VT8237 SB: ..which doesn't support 3Gbps SATA-II. I had two older SSDs at home- OCZ TRION 100(TRN100-25SAT3-120G) and Corsair Force LS 60GB(CSSD-...
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Dell dual HDD, dual boot, hide the two systems from each other

I have Latitude E6540 which I got from the company I work for. I installed an SSD in the optical bay to boot my own Windows image which I can use for whatever I want (unlike the company one). My ...
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SSD not powering on before other drives causing windows to not start

I am not a beginner/novice with computers, hardware and software. I just can't figure out how to fix this. I have installed a new mother board and plugged my SSD drive with Windows 10 already ...
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MacBook Pro not recognising 1 (it's own) SSD

This MacBook Pro was upgraded with an SSD, few months after came back with the "Question Mark" Folder, done checks, replaced SATA cable. All good. Now back again with the "same problem". Done checks. ...
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Any chance I can recover this video file?

So I had a MOV file I recorded. It was game-play form a game on my iPod. I spent forever timing it to music. Anyway, I saved it to my flashdrive, and plugged that drive into my windows machine ...
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How to upgrade a Sony vaio SVE1511AENB laptop?

The laptop's specs are: 2 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 slots available), 320 GB HDD, Intel i3-2328M processor. It is 3,1/2 years old, I want to upgrade it for strictly development work (Android Studio). Here I've ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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TEAC HDR2500T PVR sync problems, using 1TB USB 2.0 Toshiba, is SSD faster?

All SSDs USB HDs these days get connected to USB 3.0 and are a waste to connect to USB 2.0. But I am asking if I need to buy a SSD for the TEAC with its USB 2.0 port as the Toshiba USB 2.0 HD possibly ...
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Connect a M.2 (B & M) key SSD into a B socket

I have buy a sdd with socket (B & M) key, but my computer just have a B key socket. My question is if I can connect the ssd in this B socket, the ssd would work correctly?
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Can't shrink windows 10 partition

I tried to shrink my SSD C: partition on Windows, but when I click on "Shrink partition", an error pops up saying "Parameter is incorrect". I don't get any more info. I tried defragmenting the disk to ...
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Why does 300gb Intel SSD (no partition) says available space is 239199mb?

I recently purchased few Intel 320 series 300gb. Some show correct available space, 279.39GB. However, some of them show 239.20GB is available. I tried "clean" commend in Diskpart, also tried wiping ...
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Hard resetting link after SSD firmware upgrade

System: HP Omen 15-5003nl OS: Elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 (and Windows 10) SSD: SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256GB-1006 SSD Firmware: A200906 Kernel: 3.19.0-58-generic I recently upgraded my SSD firmware ...
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PC Powering off during boot

My PC is performing strangely the past 2 days. If my pc starts up with a normal boot, restart etc. everything is fine. On the other hand if it is "fast-booting", the windows boot logo is displayed ...
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Cannot resize partition on HFS+ drive using disk utility

I purchased a 2 TB SSD and cloned everything from my old 1 TB hard drive. But now I keep getting "Your startup disk is full" errors. So I removed the hard drive and connected it to my other computer. ...
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Why does partition alignment affect hdparm -t /dev/sda

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB in my debian box, which shows disappointing performance beaureve:/home/martin# hdparm -t /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing buffered disk reads: 242 MB in 3.01 seconds = ...
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about bcache cache_lookup(): Can the last bkey in bset be hit?

I want to know whether the seach_key can hit the last bkey in the bset. I think that it can't be hit. void bch_btree_iter_push(struct btree_iter *iter, struct bkey *k, struct bkey *end)...
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Does TRIMming too often reduce the lifespan of a SSD?

I read that Linux doesn't issue automatic TRIM commands (the discard mount option), due to performance problems. I've added fstrim -a in my crontab to TRIM once a week. Does issuing fstrim too often ...
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Cannot shrink C: partition: Not enough space

I am trying to create a new partition on my laptop (XPS 12 9Q33, 128GB SSD) by shrinking the C:\ partition. However, despite the fact that it indicates there is enough space, it displays an error ...
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Do I need RAID array to use ssd caching?

I have a 500GB Hard disk and a 32GB SSD, both shows as drive in the system. I want to be able to use the 32GB Drive for SSD-caching, via Intel Rapid Storage Technology. My Elitebook 840 g1 bios show ...
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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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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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Change Windows 10 installation from one physical drive to other

I have an old PC with a HDD of 500GB with Windows 10 installation and is almost 90% filled with. The HDD is now fairly old and response time of Windows has become too slow. I am planning to upgrade PC ...
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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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Samsung 850 Pro SSD slow boot and turn off time on Windows 10

I have a 850 Pro 128GB SSD about 1 month, and I've upgraded to Win10 from Win8.1. When I had Win8.1 the boot time and the turn off time were amazingly fast, but since I use Win10, it's relatively (...
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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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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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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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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 ...