Solid-state drive; a data storage device that uses solid-state memory for persistent data storage that can be accessed in the same manner as traditional block-I/O hard disk drives. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives ...

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Cause of random “screen and input crashes” in windows 7?

I'll try to explain my problem as well as I can, I'm not english so sorry if I type something bad.. I got a "gaming" pc last year, I got it from a computer shop, I told them the hardware I wanted ...
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Is this hard disk setup possible?

I'm trying to determine if this hard disk setup is possible with what I have. Goal: 1 SSD running OS(s) 2 (2TB 7200rpm) drives in raid 1 2 (6T 5900rpm) drives in raid 1 I currently have: ...
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Can someone explain this weird laptop drive setup with an mSATA SSD and conventional HDD?

I've got a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop in my office that I'm trying to figure out. This is the partition setup I'm seeing: Upon loading the Disk Management console, it tries to initialize the mSATA ...
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I need to repair SSD (RAW)

My SSD drive was working perfectly (Not primary) after a while the drive stops connecting and every time I try to access it, I get a message saying Ii need to reformat the Drive, knowing there is so ...
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Maximum Storage Capacity for a Laptop

this is my first question on superuser, I bought an acer laptop about 1,5 years ago, an acer v3-772G with quite good specs, except for the hardrive. I currently have the preinstalled SATA 2.5" ...
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Samsung 850 Pro SSD on Linux

I've read about the queued TRIM issue of Samsung 850 Pro SSD on Linux. They are blacklisted in the kernel for queued TRIM operations. Are there some other, "unqueued" TRIM operations which are then ...
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How to install encrypted linux debian using hardware encryption on SSD

I got a partitioned SSD, 300gb for windows (unencrypted) and 200gb for linux debian that I would like to encrypt. Does anyone know how I can encrypt the linux system on the partition using the ...
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Use a SSD on linux to speed up the access to the data files on the HDD without wasting space and wearing it out?

I've bought a brand new 250GB Samsung 850 EVO for my laptop using Ubuntu that I want to use as primary storage device, together with the old, but still pretty functioning, 250GB 7500 RPM HDD that I ...
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If my current HDD is a SATA 3Gb/s, does it mean a SATA 6Gb/s SSD may be redundant?

I'm looking into buying an SSD for my (fairly) old rig and I'm wondering if I'm doing this right. I tried looking at my mobo's specs (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01925486) and couldn't find ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer data to an external hard drive? [closed]

What is the fastest way to transfer files between my computer and an external hard drive given currently available products? Thunderbolt SSD? USB3 SSD? Are there any good benchmark tests out there ...
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Internal hard drives showing as removable in Windows 10

My internal drives are showing for some reason as removable in windows (one is SSD and the other is an HDD) in Windows 10 Pro. I read somewhere this can affect performance. Why is this? Is this ...
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Replicating partitioning setup on a new SSD

I am trying to clone a failing SSD in my laptop to a new one. Because the current drive is failing, I was unable to use any of the standard Windows cloning software (Macrium, etc.) as they were ...
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System will not boot with hard drive connected

After closing my laptop, which sets it to hibernate. Upon reopening the computer froze, I rebooted. Upon rebooting the computer will not get past the acer screen, with no options to go to BIOS or any ...
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Upgrading machine to SSD, and upgrading OS

I am upgrading my machine(selfbuilt) to run on an SSD(250gb). I want to put my OS and common apps on it, I know I am not exactly reinvinting the wheel here in terms of complicated questions, but I ...
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What's wrong with my partitions?

I recently made a clean install of OSX El Capitan on my SSD. I also have a secondary disk as you can see, which I use as storage for my data (videos, pictures etc.). After the install (which I made ...
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KingSpec SSD partitioning

I've recently bought a KSD-PA25.6-064MS, and it came pre-formatted, with the partition starting at sector 63. I know this isn't typical for SSDs and can result in excessive write amplification. ...
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Intel RST/SRT: SSD-Cached Raid but OS on another SSD

I plan to setup my new Computer with a SSD cached HDD Raid 1. Like I understand RST/SRT I have to install the OS on the HDD then. Is it possible to install it on another SSD also? I've currently got: ...
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Running VM on the same SSD as host OS, useful or pointless?

I have an Alienware M11x R2 computer. A bit old but still kikin'. I run Windows 10 on it and I have VMWare Player installed to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTE on. It works but I used to have dual boot and Ubuntu ...
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Why is it bad to defragment an SSD? [duplicate]

I heard on the internet that defragmenting an SSD is quite harmful. I was wondering if it is true, and if so, why? I've already done it a few times and it didn't seems to be broken at all.
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aptio bios: how to add windows boot manager from second hard drive

I have Asus UX303L with 1 Tb HDD. I add half size mSata SSD. I need to move the OS to this SSD and put the hdd as storage only. Based on internet searching, I have cloned the system partition to SSD ...
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Windows 10 - Is there a way to Expand System Partition Size?

When I bought the computer the partitioning was already done by the vendor. However they gave it an incredibly little amount (about 50GB). Many apps mandatorily occupy space at system drive, ...
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RHEL 6.4 - Clean Install - SSD - Does not see hard drive

Apologies if I am missing any pertinent information, this is the first time asking advice on a forum. Requirements: Software: RHEL 6.4 AND RHEL 5.3 - NOT simultaneously, just have multiple ...
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Move OEM Windows install to an SSD

I just bought a Samsung SSD for my girlfriend and moved the Windows 8.1.1 installation (installed with education key) over to the SSD with the Samsung Migration software. Then I physically swapped the ...
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Can't locate an M.2 drive in new machine

I've just built a new machine with the following (significant) specs: MB: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK CPU: Intel i7-4790K SSD: Samsung SM951 NVME 256GB M.2 There's no OS as yet. What I'd like to do is ...
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How to partition a volatile physical RAM drive before fstab runs?

since I switched to linux a couple of days ago, I try to configure my machine. The last thing is: I have a physical RAM drive with 16GB DDR2 Ram. This device mounts as a real physical SATA harddrive. ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on HP Envy 15t

Does anyone know if HP Envy 15t have m.2 port? And how can I replace the DVD-ROM with SSD on it? Also what size of SSD does it support? Thanks in advance.
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Upgrade SSD on MacBook Pro

Wonder if 2TB Samsung SSD (850 Pro model) is compatible with my old MacBook Pro mid 2010 i7 15". I know that Samsung SSD's work great with MacBooks, but will 2TB work? Thanks.
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Is 103424K an optimal SSD alignment and why?

I've seen many sites recommending to use 103424K "Offset/Alignment @ 4K Cluster", whatever it means. I understand the alignment in general, but my questions are what is "Offset/Alignment @ 4K ...
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VMware ESXi running on an SSD with RAID 10 HDDs?

I'm looking to setup a VMware ESXi server to host a bunch of VMs. The VMs will be used as various servers and malware analysis machines. Hardware I'm working with: Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H (5 ...
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set boot flag on new SSD while old HD is still installed

My task is to copy all data from a HDD to a SSD and make the SSD the new boot & system drive (new C:) I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to copy everything and it worked perfectly. My only Problem ...
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Any point in having SSD cache with SSD system disk?

Apologize if the title is unclear, had a hard time formulating the question in a sentence. So I have a Lenovo Y510p which originally came with a 1 TB HDD as system drive and 24 GB SSD cache (M.2 ...
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HDD with Windows 7 to SSD with Windows 10

I recently bought a SSD drive to install my operating system there. My issue is the following: I am running Windows 7 on a HDD drive in my current PC, and I have a copy of Windows 10 ready to ...
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Configuring UEFI dual BIOS to boot from SSD and access a secondary HDD

Up until recently I've been happily running a (pre-built) Windows 7 Pro box with the following: Gigabyte Z77-D3H motherboard (UEFI Dual BIOS, vF19b) Crucial M4 SSD (120Gb boot drive) Western Digital ...
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Reinstalled Windows 5 times on SSD, should I be worried for damages?

I bought a new SSD yesterday and wanted to do a fresh install of Windows. I was fighting with it all night long and ended up reinstalling Windows 7 five times or so and now I'm not sure if I should be ...
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Are laptop hard drives and SSDs interchangeable?

I noticed that the sizes for laptop hard drives and SSDs seem to be identical in size. My laptop currently contains a SATA hard drive. Is it possible for me to just pop in an SSD drive in place of ...
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Can I put a 9.5 mm SSHD disk in an only 7 mm laptop HDD slot?

Can I put a 9.5 mm SSHD disk in an only 7 mm laptop HDD slot? Putting bigger drive in smaller slot? I have a Lenovo flex 2. It's hdd model is a slim WD Blue WD10SPCX with 7 mm height. Unfortunately ...
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TRIM Debate: Mac OS X El Capitan & Samsung 8xx EVO/PRO

As you may know there are opposing arguments on enabling TRIM on Mac OS X systems. Some people claim that, since it’s blacklisted in Linux systems, TRIM should never be enabled in Mac OS X systems for ...
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Windows 10 “optimize drives” shows SSD as “hard disk drive”

I upgraded my old computer with a Samsung EVO 850. I did a clean Windows 10 installation. Installed Samsung Magic and fixed all the AHCI settings. Now I have full 6Gb/s transfer speed. However, my ...
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Is Samsung 950 PRO M2 compatible with ASUS P9X79 DELUXE mobo?

I am impressed by the read/write times of the Samsung 950 PRO M2. I have a slightly out of date mobo: the ASUS P9X79 DELUXE. I do not see an M2 port listed in the mobo specs; however, it does have ...
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Does formatting the disk rewrite MBR (master boot record)?

The title says it all. I want to know whether MBR is overwritten after a Windows clean installation.
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HDD led blinking without writes, why?

I bought refurbished Dell laptop with SSD and began worried about SSD life etc, especially when I saw how Chrome writes cache (hdd led blinks) every time when I load a page. What I did, based on this ...
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Planning to move to SSD from HDD in Laptop, need assistance [closed]

I'm currently using a Dell Vostro 3650 laptop and I'm planning to move to SSD by swapping out the stock HDD that came with it. Decided to go with this SSD here : ...
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Removing dualboot

I had Windows 7 installed on my hdd. After adding an 240gb SSD for games/work I added another one for my new windows installation. So I made a dualboot with my old windows 7 on the HDD and the new ...
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Virtualbox/VMWare on USB3 SSD?

I'm investigating whether we (at work) should move our virtual windows machines from our local harddrives to one external USB3 SSD. Background: The "problem" many of us have Macbooks and PCs with ...
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How can I know from the specs if a laptop will work well with Linux?

If I have the specs, is there any way to know if I can install a Linux distribution (openSUSE, Ubuntu) and have all the important things work well? SSD BIOS/UEFI allow install from USB trackpad ...
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How to reconnect hard drive without having to reset computer?

So I've recently needed to copy some large folders (35GB+) from my SSD to my 1TB internal storage HDD. I tried to manually copy the files but after some time the copying would just freeze so I did ...
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If M.2 is just a protocol then why does this manufacturer list “compatible devices”?

So I recently purchased the ASRock X99 Extreme4 motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157543 ) and I have been reading through the instruction manual. In the manual it ...
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HDD to SSD - should I fresh install Win 10?

I am going to migrate from HDD to SSD. (HDD will stay as media storage) Running Windows 10 Pro with November updates. My motherboard doesn't support AHCI. Should I fresh install Windows 10 in new SSD ...
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NCQ without AHCI support - will it work for SSD?

My motherboard is AsRock N68C-GS FX Specs says "4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD), NCQ and Hot Plug functions" BIOS shows no AHCI support. I have ...
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Preparing a SSD

I apologize if this is not the right place for this. I have a 250 GB SSD that has two paritions on it, one linux and one win10. I want to make it one single partition, erase everything there, and ...