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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How to recover a 12TB RAID 10 array that's showing up as two uninitialized 6TB drives in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard which was giving me trouble with it's USB 3.0 hub (Intel) so as part of the trouble shooting process I upgraded the BIOS to the latest. Big mistake, ...
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Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
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Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD

Attempting to set up dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD. Erase Block Size: 1536KiB. Sectors: 3072 (512 * 3072 = 1572864 = 1024 * 1536) This appears to be straightforward ...
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Can dd be used to copy an SSD with an OS?

The OS in question is Windows 8.1 Both laptops have 100+ gig SSDs Now suppose I really don't want to bother installing the OS again, can I just use a linux USB stick, dd the whole SSD drive to ...
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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Is a junction point effective in decreasing write cycles of SSD?

Since SSDs have a limited life cycle and I have one experience of an SSD crash, I decided to be proactive and avoid writes. I moved all my data to an HDD. I understood from various people that ...
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Reliability of 4 SSD in RAID 0 -vs.-SSD Boot+5440 HDD - in laptop

Question: What are the benefits of SDD RAID 0 over SDD boot with 5400 HDD? Goal: Decision between internal storage options Needs: Ability to seamlessly use multiple graphics and coding programs ...
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Dual boot repair after a reinstall

I have (had) a dual boot desktop with W7 and W8. I installed a new SSD, and after days of failed attempts at cloning using several different software options, I gave up. So I did a clean install of ...
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Does a full SSD really have poor performance? [duplicate]

I've been reading this question about disk issues and am interested in gaoithe's answer for Does the disk usage really go up when free space declines? If so, why? I can see why this can ...
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When is SSD the right choice for a performance boost

I'm curious to know if there are any stats I could check in a performance/stats service like munin that would give me a feel for whether or not moving to ssd would have a significant performance ...
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Win7 Linux Dualboot tocblock error

Im trying to dual boot win7 and Mageia, but keep running into the following errors: -ldm_parse_tocblock(): Cannot find TOCBLOCK, database may be corrupt. -I've tried different media: bootable USB's ...
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Windows from HDD to SSD via clone

Is there an easy way to enable all the SSD features for Windows Server 2012 R2? I would like to avoid having to do a reinstall and just clone for time sakes. I've read it is best to do a fresh ...
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Can a 'system image' be restored to a drive with a different storage capacity?

I have a family member who complains that her laptop is slow. I checked the laptop over and indeed, it was slow, so I looked into what was using the most hardware, and found that the hard drive was at ...
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Windows (7 or 8) does not detect SSD during installation, Linux does

Since a few days I'm trying to install Windows (tried 7 and 8) on a new SSD (Crucial M550). However, the disk is not listed in the target device selection, nor is it listet when using diskpart -> list ...
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SSD versus RAM (system cache)

If I have 16gb of RAM and I never shutdown pc do I still need SSD (perfomance vise)? My concern is will SSD help (significantly) with perfomance if I already have ~8GB cached RAM for OS and apps.
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Would SSD improve thrashing?

I understand thrashing (computer's virtual memory subsystem in a constant state of paging) is basically problem of not enough memory. But besides adding more RAM, would adding a SSD to a HDD or ...
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Computer Lock ups After new Mobo and HDD

I installed a new mobo and HDD last night. Before I did it I went into system32 and did this driver reset thing which I think generalized all drivers or something, can't remember exactly. Replaced the ...
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Running multiple VMs in one harddrive

I have Windows 2012 running on Intel i7 4770K, SSD 180 GB and 32GB RAM. Also that machine has 1TB HDD. Windows is installed on SSD. Currently 3 VMs on HyperV running and I need another VM. Can I ...
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Lenovo 1 terabyte HDD with 8gb SSD

I don't really understand how SSD Hybrid drives work. I work on the internet, going to hundreds of sites everyday, cutting and pasting from the majority of them into an online program. Will this wear ...
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What causes average response time into the seconds for an SSD?

I'm using a Samsung 700T tablet/convertible (basicallly, the Samsung equivalent of the Microsoft Surface Pro.) It runs Windows 8.1 This comes with a dual-core ULV CPU, 4 GB of RAM (which is too ...
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Is it wise to invest in SSD(32gb)+ hdd and windows8 or just HDD?

I am panning to buy a laptop (for heavy duty). I have 3 options Regular HDD (cheapest) SSD+HDD(moderate) ssd (Pricy) I am inclined toward 2nd option (ssd+hdd) but my consern is that to use it I ...
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OEM SSD not recognized by Samsung Magician

My computer has a SM841 SSD (the OEM variant of the 840 Pro) not to be confused with the TLC PM841. Unfortunately, the Samsing Magician software doesn't recognize my drive, and will not let me enable ...
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Why do SSDs have weird sizes?

Why do SSDs have sizes like 240 GB or 120 GB rather than the normal 256 GB or 512 GB? Those numbers make much more sense than 240 or 120.
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How to know about the hardware especifications of a notebook/ultrabook? [on hold]

I'm a .Net programmer and I want to buy a new ultrabook for me. I'm dating the Dell XPS 13 and I want to know the hardware manufacturer and version of the SSD and memory, but I don't find it on the ...
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Samsung SSD runs hot in Dell XPS 1330 laptop

My laptop hard drive died so I bought a Samsung EVO 840 Basic SSD. This Dell model was never very good at cooling itself but to my surprise the fan runs more now with the SSD installed. So the HDD ...
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How do I check if option commit=600 in fstab works and force it if it doesn't?

I have LVM over LUKS over SSD (TRIM function seems working properly). My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, with 16GB RAM. I configured fstab with commit option ... /dev/mapper/vg2-root / ext4 ...
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MSI H81M E33 Mobo - Now won't boot

Just bought myself a new bare bones system that runs the MSI H81M E33 Mobo. Droppped my current SSD into the system, and off it went happy as larry. Installed all MOBO drivers and all running well, ...
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Reformatting NTFS file system

My computer crashed a while ago and the problem was that it was a Lenovo with Rapid Drive Technology, where I had SSD and HDD separate drives but there was only one big partition probably spanning ...
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Restoring a SSD locked with HDD password

Seeing that my Samsung 840 SSD has hardware encryption using the HDD-password from BIOS, I decided to try it out. Since there was no password before, I entered my password in the HDD password field in ...
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Increase available memory in Windows 8.1 4 GB machine with SSD [duplicate]

I have a new laptop with only 4 GB of RAM. When I boot up the system, almost 2 GB are used for something. Are there some quick tricks to increase available space? Maybe disable Superfetch as I have ...
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Move my existing Windows installation onto a SSD

I've just bought a 240Gb SSD, while my existing laptop hard drive is 1Tb. I have made a 'clean-ish' version of Windows 8.1 from the 1Tb drive and saved a Macrium Reflect image of this partition - Can ...
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How to find motherboard specs

I would like to upgrade my Sony Vaio VPC-EJ3S1R by replacing the DVD drive with an SSD. Only problem is, I can't find any information on its SATA interface speed so I cannot choose an SSD model. Where ...
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Powershare USB cooks external SSD

I have a laptop with four Powershare (high amperage) USB ports. Whenever I plug my mSATA USB SSD enclosure into my laptop for a hour or so it gets very hot (even if it's not used at all). I don't want ...
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Clonezilla image folder lacks disk and parts files

I'm trying to restore an image from an SSD to a new SSD (same make and type). In the image folder I can see there are no disk and parts files. And that's why ocs-sr complains about these. The files on ...
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Is SSD safer than hard drive in terms of data not been stolen?

With hard drives, even after you delete its content permanently (not just moving it into trash), there is a specific magnetic techinique that can be used to recover data. From the point of view of ...
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How can I fix dell mSata SSD

I have been formatting my dell laptop for quite a while, I bought it back in 2012, with one year warranty, it ended last august, but I think since the moment I formatted it to windows 8.1 I probably ...
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Can virtual storage shorten the life of SSD?

AFAIK SSD's controllers are distributing writes over free space on the disk, trying to equalize usage of memory cells. Now let's image that I have 40GB of free space on SSD, and running VirtualBox ...
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How can I restore RAID 0 on my DELL laptop?

I have been formating my dell laptop for quite a while, I bought it back in 2012, with one year warranty, it ended last august, but I think since the moment I formatted it to windows 8.1 I probably ...
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Fujitsu LifeBook AH-532 compatible with 9.5mm HD?

My nephew has a Fujitsu LifeBook AH-532 laptop, purchased Oct-2013. His HD appears to have died, and we're taking the opportunity to upgrade to a better HD - faster, and also 1TB. We're thinking ...
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Moving Windows 7 to SSD after dual booting with Ubuntu

I am trying to move my Windows 7 partition (~80GB) to a 120 GB SSD. Currently I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a 500GB HDD, which came with Win7 pre-installed. I gather from what I've ...
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Move Win8.1 to a seperate SSD drive on a dual boot WIn7/Win8 system

I currently have a dual boot system set-up Win 7 and Win 8.1, each in its own partition on an HDD drive. I acquired an SSD drive and would like to transfer the Win 8.1 system to it and when finished ...
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SSD as a cache for traditional hdd

modern intel rapid storage response technology for modern chipset. We could use ssd as cache. However from the IRS document, the sata controller should configure as raid mode. How could I configure ...
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Can I install windows 8.1 update 1 on a 30GB ssd [closed]

I have computer with an empty 30GB SSD, and no place for another drive. Can I place a usable Win 8.1.1 on this drive, or should I buy a bigger one? I see in the comments that moving the Users folder ...
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What influences compiling times and to what extent? [closed]

I'm looking for a new machine, mostly to work on videogames as a programmer, and since a lot of the time will be spent compiling huge projects, I was wondering what are the hardware components that ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot files on SSD and Program files on HDD

This query might have been asked numerous times but still I am not able to get the correct and proper guidelines answer for this issue/query. What I want to know and configure is the following. With ...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
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How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean and ...
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Is it beneficial to enable Rapid Mode on a Samsung solid state drive?

I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 500 gb solid state drive for my laptop. There's a feature (disabled by default) called RAPID (Real Time Acceleration Processing of I/O Data) Mode. From what I can ...
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How do I move my OneDrive from C:\ to D:\?

Opened Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and see OneDrive under Favorites. Right click on Properties and I get these tabs, General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions, Customize. Cannot do anything ...
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...