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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Getting Intel Rapid Storage to work

This question is strongly related to this one. I experience the same problem. Unfortunately the proposed solution of removing the SSD disc (disc1) via disc manager gives the following error: "Cannot ...
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What steps should I take when upgrading my PC with an SSD?

I'm planning on upgrading my PC with an SSD. I currently have a 1 TB HDD, and I'm planning on installing a 512 GB SSD. I am also planning to do a clean slate install: I won't be transfering my current ...
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SSD Not Detected - Fallback on EFI Shell

Want to assess what are the odds of a hardware failure in a particular case. I have a laptop with an Intel SSD (160GB). I just installed Windows 8.1 on it and all was working fine, up until the point ...
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How Do I Properly Disable Intel SRT & Remove the SSD Cache Drive?

I bought a Dell XPS 8700 which comes with a 2TB HDD paired with a 32GB SSD cache drive using Intel's SRT technology. I'd like to install a new 512GB SSD for the OS and use the separate 2TB HDD as a ...
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SSD not detected in Windows and BIOS

I have an Intel 530 ssd on my Asus Q550LF, and one more HDD, the one that came with laptop. SSD is connected instead optical drive. When I try to install windows on SSD partition, there is none! ...
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How to check if an attached SSD device is SATA or PCIe on Linux?

I have a machine with both SATA and PCIe SSDs attached. Is there a set of Linux commands (on Ubuntu or CentOS) that I can use to check if a given SSD is SATA or PCIe?
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Windows 8.1 fullscreen apps close immediately after opening

All windows 8.1 fullscreen apps (pc settings, windows store etc) just switch back to the desktop whenever I open them. They don't load at all.
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Using a disk duplicator to copy multiple source disks to a single target disk

I know a disk duplicator(1:1) does a blind sector by sector copy, but if I put two disks together in a hardware JBOD enclosure, could I then remove each disk and place them one at a time in a disk ...
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Lenovo g565 not booting with ssd

I got a lenovo g565 and I bougt a intenso 120gb SSD. I installed Windows 7 which didnt make any problems what so ever. But as soon as I try to boot there was only a underslash blinking. I tried to ...
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how do I format my SSD plugged in as external

I have an SSD plugged in as an external drive through some sort of an adapter, what I'm wondering is how do I format that drive when I'm running a HDD right now? Do I just right click on the drive and ...
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Why would I choose a SATA SSD over an on-board mSATA SSD and vice versa?

The motherboard I am going to use to build my new computer with has an on-board mSATA port for an SSD. How is this different then a regular SATA SSD? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using ...
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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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Move Windows 8.1 to SSD drive and use both disks

I recently bought an SSD and now my laptop has HDD and SSD (using caddy). I used partition wizard to clone drive C:\ to SSD and also clone preserved partition. Now when i reboot, old windows loads ...
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When connecting an HDD to a different computer, are non-system partitions accessible?

My hard drive consists of two partitions: C:, the system partition containing Windows 8.1 and my programs, D:, a regular partition where I put all my documents and files. I plan to buy an ...
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Do I need to upgrade my Intel SATA AHCI controller drivers?

I have an ASUS P8P67M Rev 3.0 and a OCZ Vertex II SATA 2 SSD running Windows 7 x64. I will be upgrading the SSD to a Samsung 850 EVO SATA 3. I've read in several sites that in order to get the ...
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2.75 mm SSD in HDD case?

I have this SSD It appears to have a 2.75 mm height. I want to buy a mSata USB case to turn it into an external drive, but I cannot find a case that mentions these dimensions. Will this work with ...
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Almost succeeding Moving Windows 7 to an SSD from Hard Disk without reinstalling

I am trying to do so and I am almost able to do so. This is how I did it Install windows on the ssd. Then, if I reboot, the SSD suddenly becomes drive C Run command prompt from windows ...
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Blinking white underscore while booting

Recently I have reformatted my Corsair Neutron Series™ GTX 480GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD because it just stopped working; I tried to do it with the Corsair toolbox and it didn't work, I also tried with my ...
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How to troubleshoot cyclically slow SSD writes (it's like a sine wave)

I recently built a machine from some older parts, including an Intel 80gb SSD and 5400 rpm hard drive. I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview and have observed decent performance overall, but when ...
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The best practice to migrate to an SSD and add Ubuntu

First some details. I am running Windows 7 on a laptop. I've cut my C: drive down to ~100gb, and have a 250g SSD which I will replace my internal HDD. I would also like to install Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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Intel SSD (330) is awfully slow

My Intel 330 SSD is really slow compared to the advertised and most average speeds. Running Intels SSD drive toolbox I ran their optimization, and according to the system tuner ready boost, DIPM ...
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SSD not booting on an HP Pavilion HPE-H9 running Windows 7

I’m on Windows 7 and my PC is an HP Pavilion HPE-H9 and I just recently got a 500GB Samsung SSD. I used the data migration tool that comes with the CD to copy my data over onto the SSD. I got into my ...
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How to switch from SSD to HD in Windows 8.1?

I'm on the verge of giving up on this. I thought I would pose the question since I haven't found any answers and some other poor soul might run into a similar challenge. How do you configure Windows ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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Leveraging Raid 0 with SDD and Traditional Hard Drive

I am considering rebuilding my Ubuntu 14.04 setup and have a system with the OS currently on a 256 GB SSD and 2x 1TB HDD. I was looking at setting up a Raid 0 or stripe with the SSD and one of the 1 ...
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Win7, 64bit. SSD 100GB of unknown used space [duplicate]

I running Windows7, 64bit. I have a Crucial 240GB that has over 100GB of unknown used space. I have done disk cleanup which gained 2 GB. I have looked at hidden system files which add up to 7 GB. ...
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SSD drive only only connects with one SATA to USB adapter?

I have a SSD which I thought was dead that doesn't work at home when i connect it to 2 different SATA to USB adapters. The only time it works is when I connect the SSD to a SATA to USB adapter at ...
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Thinkpad Edge E520 optical drive interface speed

I would like to install an SSD into my E520 using a Caddy bay. Is the optical bay's interface slower than the HDD's? Where should I install the SSD?
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My hard drive is hanging for a couple seconds at a time

I just got a new laptop (an MSI ghost). It has a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Everything's fine with the solid state drive, but the hard drive hangs for a couple seconds at a time. The most obvious ...
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Why doesn't OneDrive autostart or autosync?

since I first used onedrive in windows 8.1 the sync engine skydrive.exe has never autostarted with windows or autosynced. it started only after i started the onedrive app FileManager.exe and synced ...
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Do apps and Operating Systems constantly read/write from/to HDD?

I was debating with guys about necessity of SSD for me. I'm Salesforce Developer. My tools are Eclipse, Firefox/Chrome, Git. Eclipse does only editing files, saving them locally and sends them to ...
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Do TLC MicroSDs and SSDs need a special tuning for proper alignment?

TLC flash memory has three bits per cell, so block sizes (at various levels) are divisible by three. As a result, when you align the partition just like “use a power of two, 1GiB will be surely ...
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Access HDD just on demand

Id like to know if there is some option to access hdd just on demand. I have SSD + HDD combo in my laptop and im mainly using just the ssd drive. When im plugged in electricity I dont really care as ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable” (Please help)

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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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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Crucial BX100 SSD installation in an Asus Q550LF [duplicate]

I just purchased a Crucial BX100 SSD to install in my Asus Q550LF. The system BIOS is at version 211. I made sure that the drive was compatible with my machine prior to the purchase. I installed the ...
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HP Proliant Microserver N40L onboard VGA does not work with widescreen monitor

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N40L with the 1.5GHz AMD dual core) at home that I have been using for a while as a source code repository and nightly build system. Being used that way didn't ...
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Part of my SSD is in Windows 7 is reserved and I can’t seem to access it

I recently added a 120 GB SSD to my PC and mirrored the system on my 500GB HDD. When that happened it ended up reserving 40GB of the SSD to the system. But the system is on the other 80GB. So now I ...
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ssd cloned to hdd won't boot in USB

I'm upgrading my SSD on my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 notebook. In order to clone the original SSD, I wanted to first clone it to an external device, then boot the computer using the external device and clone ...
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Performance of SSD w/ less RAM vs SATA w/ more RAM [closed]

Time to upgrade to a new development laptop. I'm trying to maximize performance which will include multiple virtual machines and android development. I believe there are 3 issues that will ...
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Can I disable “write-cache buffer flushing” for an Intel 730 SSD on a desktop PC

Can I disable "write-cache buffer flushing" for an Intel 730 SSD on a desktop PC without UPS? This drive has capacitors for power-loss protection - is this enough to flush the buffers when a power ...
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How can I swap a HDD with Crucial BX100 SSD?

At work I have swapped HDDs for SSDs on two Toshiba satellite pros running Windows 8.1. Both were Samsung 250GB SSDs. All I had to do was create recovery disk, swap in SSD, boot from recovery drive ...
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Windows 8.1 gives the 0xc000000e error, and I'm unable to get into the command prompt

I read the threads concerning this error prior to posting this question, they seem to suggest that you run a DOS command to fix the problem; my problem is I can't boot into DOS. What am I missing? ...
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Does using zfs with (mirrored) usb drives have any drawbacks except speed?

I'm interested in using zfs with usb drives for storage on a linux desktop machine. I already have a lot of large external drives so this will be cheaper than buying new internal drives. I might have ...
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erase broken ssd drive without voiding the warranty

My Radeon 7 SSD drive stopped working today after 2 month moderate usage. Sometimes it's not even recognized by the BIOS. Reading it on windows or using an external case is a no go. Even if it's ...
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Fresh SSD - High Power On Count when putting hibernate mode (Win8.1)

I've just bought a brand new Samsung SSD Evo 840 and I found that when hibernating, it increases Power On Count too much (in 1.5 months) as: As you can see Power On Count increases as crazy when ...
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Accidently removed HDD in sleep mode

I have a PC with 2 disks: - SSD-disk with windows 7 on it - HDD-disk with some my stuff and pagefile.sys So i shutdown pc in sleep mode and removed HDD (non-system partition with pagefile.sys) for ...
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Kingston USB 3.0 Flash Drive write speed too slow

I have a Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower and I bought a Digitus USB 3.0, 2-Port, PCI Express Add-On card. I've connected it to the PCI-e 4x connector, I've installed the Renesas Usb 3.0 Host Controller ...
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Migrating smaller SSD to a larger one while preserving recovery partitions

I have bought a Dell XPS 13 with 128GB SSD drive, soon I've realized that 128GB is simply not enough, so I bought a bigger 500GB SSD drive to upgrade my new laptop. I want to preserve the recovery ...
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Hot Swap SSD and Windows Installation?

I'M planning to buy SSD hot swap 2.5 - 3.5 unit like this: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/111546698822?...84.m1439.l2649 I want to create 2 (or might be 3) swappable SSD drives with Windows OS on it. One ...