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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Is it possible to replicate bigger HDD onto smaller SSD, with Mac OS X El Capitan on the source HDD

Is it possible to replicate bigger HDD onto smaller SSD, with Mac OS X El Capitan on the source HDD? I have a 240GB hard disk on my Macbook 7.1 running EL Capitan, I want to buy SSD of 120-128GB and ...
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Should I use a SSD or HDD for “swap” on an old computer

Introduction Let's imagine some environment where the speed is not a factor. In my case I am using a really old computer for a "server" with a lot of stupid things ( personal lab ). It is more ...
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windows boot issue after hardware change

so my current windows installation kicked the bucket, it was sightly curropted, a year of use later, i tried to fix it, and it went full corrupt. Anyway I have a second computer with amd apu. I put ...
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Failure of 1 SSD in Raid-0 that was bootdrive stopping computer from booting

I've spent 4+ hours searching this site and Google for someone to have/address my issue, and have had no luck so far, so I was wondering if someone could help me. Thank you! My computer has 2 32 GB ...
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Make Windows see SSD as an external drive?

So whenever I plug my Samsung 850 EVO into any computer with a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter, the PC recognizes it as an internal drive. This makes it impossible to just right click it and "Eject" when ...
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Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?

I have an Acer Aspire laptop, and I installed a new SSD. It worked with no issues, at which point I installed Windows 8, and started getting boot messages of media test failure, check cable and No ...
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Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 driver keeps crashing and only the generic Microsoft driver works

So the Nvida GT820 2GB on my Lenovo G710 died a couple months ago and I just disabled it in the BIOS. I installed the latest driver for the Intel HD Graphics 4600 from Intel and not from Lenovo, as ...
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Linux SSD encryption with TPM

I have a ThinkPad Yoga with a TPM and I have installed a Crucial MX200 that supports Opal 2.0 encryption. I would like to know my best option for encryption in Linux. I would like to have a little ...
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Error creating mklink on SoftwareDistribution folder

I'm trying to create mklink for Windows 10 updates to be stored in my HDD instead of SSD where Windows are installed. I use net stop wuauserv command to stop the service and mklink /j ...
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Why does my macbook pro power off the internal SSD drive?

I moved the HDD to optical drive bay, and in it's place put in a 128 GB SSD Adata SP600 128 GB drive. I have been facing a peculiar problem. Whenever I try to install OSX on the drive either via USB ...
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What is special about the SSDs in MacBook Pro mid 2015?

I have been checking out several resources online (iFixit, MacRumours and Apple Discussion Forums) about the potential for an SSD upgrade on 2015 model MBPs (perhaps not now, but in the future). The ...
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How to install dualboot linux in efi with weird ssd

I'm trying to install linux on my efi computer but still not working. I first installed Windows with 120/510 GB disk in EFI mode, and then want to install linux but every single linux just doesn't ...
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Samsung SSD “Wear_Leveling_Count” meaning

I have Samsung SSD's on my own laptop and on some servers. When I do: smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep 177 I get results that I seems not understand. Here are some examples: # my laptop Samsung SSD ...
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Strategy for transporting VM between home and office

I would like to keep a VM work environment that I carry back and forth between home and office. Right now I have the VM on an external SSD. I can think of three approaches: Work off the SSD and open ...
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Windows 10 SDD drive

I installed 120GB SSD as a C drive and took out the old 500 GB HD in the C drive and put it into SATA CD drive (Caddy)connection as D drive to store the files. I tried to install windows 10 which was ...
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connect PCIe 3.0 ssd to another computer

I have a Samsung SSD SM951 drive in a dead laptop. I'd like to connect the drive to another computer. It's PCIe 3.0 Is there a cable or something I can buy to help connect it to another computer? ...
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Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
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New SSD terribly slow at writing in Linux

I got a new SSD, Crucial BX200, 480 GB. It is plugged into a sata 3 port. I installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64 Bit on the ssd (using full disk encryption) If I run bonnie++ to do a benchmark, I ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Multi Boot - Prevent Drive Access / Data Security

I have one PC which I use for two different tasks. 1 - work 2 - play. I want to set up a separate boot for each. I want to keep the work part clean while play I could care less about. Along with two ...
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How do I repair a corrupted/missing BCD/MBR Bootrecord?

So I just built a computer and set up my system on my SSD with Windows 10 while I had my HDD containing my old Windows 7 OS and my files. Somehow the MBR/BCD (system reserved partition) wasn't made ...
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Upgrading mSATA or M.2 w/adapter in IDE/PATA Powerbook G4?

this is my first question here: I would like to upgrade my 17" powerbook G4 (running MacOS10.4.11 on 1,5GHz, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD (IDE/PATA)) - with, for example, a 250GB mSATA or M.2 (SATA) SDD ...
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Making HDD to spindown when not mounted but to keep it spinning while mounted

Is it possible to make harddisk spin when it's mounted and to stop spinning when I unmount it? I was finding answers on the internet, but there is not any precise answer for such a question. There is ...
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Why am I getting more and more ATA bus errors over the time which can be fixed by un- and replugging the HDD caddy?

I have an internal SATA connector and a HDD caddy in my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-Touch. No matter which HDD (tried 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD) or SSD (Samsung Extreme 256GB) I put in the caddy (I tried two ...
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RAID0 removed and recreated. Can I get my already installed windows back?

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The OS ...
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MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator System Recovery [duplicate]

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The ...
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Windows 10 change Office 2016 installation directory

I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop, which has a 18 GB SSD and a 300 GB HDD. Although installing the OS on the SSD worked out okay, since the setup of office 2016 doesn't allow the ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use RAM to cache frequently read data for SSD (instead of using the SSD to cache like the HDD does)? Example : Everyday I turn on computer and open Firefox, bla bla. This is my "frequent ...
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Windows 7 crashes when transferring data from one drive to another

This problem has hounded me for a long time, well over a year. When I am transferring data (usually large amounts) from one drive to another, the computer crashes and I either get a blue screen or ...
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500GB SSD + 500GB HDD in caddy with bios that detects only 750GB, what would happen?

I just got a new 500GB SSD and caddy. I will be installing the SSD as the main disk for my OS and working files and install the HDD within a caddy in place of the optical drive. I am not exactly sure ...
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Negative consequences of disabling thumbnail cache on SSD?

A common tip for SSD users is to disable thumbnail cache for 2 reasons: first, the SSD is fast enough to load thumbnails near instantaneously without the cache (disabling the cache doesn't disable ...
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Can I install windows onto a new SSD while retaining programs on the existing HDD?

I currently have a 2TB HDD (About 1.3TB full,) and want to buy a new SSD to use as a boot device and for a few programs. Is it possible for me to install windows onto the ssd, transfer settings and a ...
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Will adding SSD to NAS significantly improve Git performance?

I run a QNAP TS-470 Pro with three out of four HD slots equipped with WD Red SATA 6Gb/s 4TB drives. They are in RAID 5. On there, I have a Web volume running Apache. I use this as a development ...
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dm-cache doesn't seem to work - no performance difference

I'm creating dm-cache device using my script: http://pastebin.com/KTSzL6EA Effectively it's running those commands: dmsetup create suse-cache-metadata --table 0 15872 linear /dev/mapper/suse-cache 0 ...
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MacBook Pro - Internal SSD No Longer Bootable

I installed OS X Yosemite onto an external SSD by downloading it through the App Store, running the installer, and choosing the external drive as the target. After the install, which worked fine as ...
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Windows 10 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE SSD Drive After Reset

I was happily working away on my machine until I had to go out, I stupidly hit the Sleep button instead of shutdown. I couldn't get the machine to come out of sleep so ended up having to hit the ...
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Remove hibernation from Linux Mint 17.3?

I'm trying to remove hibernation from my system because I've an SSD. I followed the following guide: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/626 And my values now are: <defaults> ...
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HDD to SSD file transfer very slow

I'm using Fedora 22 Linux, and just got a brand new Samsung 850EVO 250GB SSD. I'm trying to move some of my files (mostly, my most-used games) from my old HDD to my new SSD but the transfer speed is ...
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SSD Slow Program Starts

I just installed a new SSD in my laptop, and it was working really well, but now when I start some programs (and even use git commands from the console) there is a 10 second delay before anything ...
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Utilization of disks for virtualization

Which disk components/configuration would work best for my scenario? I have a 1U server that supports 4 drives. It has 2 ports for SATAII and 2 ports for SATAIII. It's an 8 core Atom with 2.4GHz and ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Won't boot after OS X 10.11.4 Update

This computer is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina: 256GB SSD (not hdd, important). This computer is treated with insanely good care, and is not damaged physically whatsoever. So yesterday night, I ...
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HDD/SSD physical sector size if metadata is included

Older consumer-grade HDDs had 512 byte physical sector size and all the newer HDDs and all the SSDs have physical sector size of 4096 bytes. However, there is ECC, sector address, etc data associated ...
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Virtual disk on external drive — VDI or raw?

I plan to keep an Ubuntu work environment on an external SSD and take it back and forth with me between home and work. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox rather than boot directly into it on each ...
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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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How to solve AHCI and Sata interface

I have an Samsung 850 Evo 256 Gb as you can see the Samsung magician tells me that I don't have AHCI mode although I set the Windows registry for that mode by creating Msahci sub-key and modifying ...
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Does Windows trim unpartitioned (unformatted) space on an SSD?

Laptop with Windows 10 Pro v1511 x64, with 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO as system drive. In an attempt to overprovision space on the SSD, I just shrunk the system partition from about 475 GB to 400 GB. ...
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PC (even BIOS) doesn't load, when SATA SDD HDD is plugged

this morning I was working on PC and needed to restart. However, after restart, PC doesn't load. It gets stucked even before bios (on ASUS logo screen). I can't do anything - load BIOS, boot, nothing. ...
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Motherboard detects Intel 750 PCIe SSD only when I replug the card. Cold boot issue

I have a combination of the following hardware: Corsair RM-550 PSU, MSI X99S SLI motherboard, MSI 2GB D5 X GTX960 graphics and a Intel 400GB 750 Series (PCIe card). I'm booting from another Samsung ...