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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Should I enable TRIM support in Mac OSX 10.6.7 for SSD with SandForce SF-2281 controller (Vertex 3)?

Recent articles in Mac Rumors and Life Hacker (which actually reference this question on SU) say that using TRIM will prolong the life and increase the performance of an SSD. I just got an OCZ ...
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Why have SSD-based *new* Eee PCs diappeared? [closed]

I have been looking for an SSD-based new Eee PC netbook (silence is more important to me than capacity) and was surprised to discover that they are no longer being offered by major retailers. Any ...
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Clone hard drive to another, smaller hard drive [duplicate]

Is there a good tool/program that allows me to clone a system drive to another, smaller hard drive? I've bought a new 64GB SSD drive and would like to move my current Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
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Should I use a solid state drive for OS or data? [closed]

I have a HTPC that occasionally locks up for a couple of seconds while playing video. I currently have two normal hard drives in there, one for OS and the latest videos we're watching and a second ...
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So did Lenovo BIOS secure erase just brick my SSD?

I tried the "Erase the Solid State Drive in the HDD bay" BIOS feature following these instructions. The message "Now erasing... It may take about 6 minutes." came up. After waiting over three hours, I ...
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Which SCM is less disk intensive? (GIT vs SVN vs others)

I wonder which of the pouplar SCM's (especially I am interested in GIT, SVN) is less disk intensive. The thing is that, I was going to get an SSDisk (SSD) ) and they have limited write cycles. And I ...
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Restoring performance and estimating life of a used SSD drive?

My old 128 GB SSD drive is about a year and a half old now, and I've since upgraded to another drive. I'd like to clean up my the old SSD to ... restore its performance to near-new levels ...
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SSD and corrupted master boot record

I have a 120GB INTEL X25-M SSD as the main drive which boots windows 7 (about 2 months old). Recently my pc would hang randomly and boot only in repair mode. No automatic repair or recovery image ...
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Is it worth buying SSDs for a RAID?

Im seeing people using SSDs for RAID-0 and getting excellent improvements in read/write rates. But now there is a good opportunity to acquire another SSD Force Corsair F60 identical to mine. I'm ...
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Best practices - New Install of Windows 7 with SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optimizing Windows 7 for SSD I'm building my first Windows 7 machine. It will have a 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. I'd like to make Windows 7 re-installation easy ...
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Strange errors on an SSD drive Ubuntu 10.04

Getting really weird errors on this drve. Can't figure out where it comes from. ATA device, with non-removable media Model Number: KINGSTON SV100S264G Serial Number: ...
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SSD or hybrid discs

I am wondering if you can give an opinion on either recommending a SSD 280/270 (80Gb) hard drive or go for a hybrid drive e.g. a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid (250Gb)? I ultimatly would like to use ...
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Do partitions on SSDs map to physical addresses?

One of the reasons that some folk partition hard drives is that certain parts of the hard drive are supposed to be faster than others. Considering that HDDs are a serial access medium, partitioning, ...
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How can I optimize the speed and lifetime of SSDs used in a RAID-0?

I have two SSDs in RAID-0 on a Windows 7, 64-bit system. Since it appears that TRIM still isn't supported with any RAID configuration of SSDs, what are some tips/workarounds that I can use? Some ...
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Should I put windows7 on its own partition on my new 240GB Vertex 3 SSD?

I have taken the plunge into the world of SSD I just picked up a 240GB Vertex 3 and Windows 7 64 bit. This will be going into a my Dell Latitude e6500 which I am hoping will extend the life of my ...
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What are the dimensions of a SSD with x inch?

I've measured that my OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II SSD has a diagonal of 17 cm. The Google calculator says that 17 cm is 6.69 inch, not even near to 2.5 or 1.8 inch. The OCZ product page says that the drive ...
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Can I move Windows 7 C:\Users more easily using 2 installs of Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I am trying to move my Windows 7 C:\Users folder off of my 64GB SSD onto another drive (A partition on an ...
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SSD Becomes Unbootable after a few Days

As Mr. Atwood wrote this week, I need to come to accept that my SSD will be a little problematic, as seems to be norm for this generation of drives. My motherboard is an X58 Sabertooth, and I'm ...
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SSD seems to stop working 5 minutes after booting

I have a HTPC that I built 6 weeks ago. It had a faulty motherboard that was DOA which I swapped out but since then it has worked fine. That is until recently. Now when I boot up the computer (from a ...
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Do SSDs really have a much shorter life than HDDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HDD vs SSD durability After reading Jeff Atwood's recent blog post on solid state drives, I'm somewhat deterred in wanting to own one. I basically want to use solid ...
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Can I replace laptop's optical drive with SSD or other hard disk?

Can I replace my optical drive with a hard drive? I have an Asus N61J laptop, I have seen some sites on the web that advertise this procedure for Apple notebooks. I would prefer not to have an ...
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Core i3-2100 with 65W power supply?

Did i totally screw things up on this build? I have a an Antek ISK 300-65 mini-itx case which has a 65w PSU on it. I bought a Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge (Not the 'T' version), an OCZ Vertex 2 ...
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which ZFS-like filesystem can optimize volume selection based on file access patterns?

Is there a redundant RAID/ZFS-like filesystem that can optimize the placement of files based on their access patterns? My goal is to build a desktop system that will automatically move files among a ...
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SATA3 (P67 Chipset) VS GSATA3 (Marvell 88SE9128)?

I just bought a Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3 and it came with support for SATA2 SATA3 and GSATA3. I have 1 SSD, and 1 HDD. I don't know which SATA I should connect them to. I don't wish to make a RAID because ...
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What tools are available for understanding the workings of modern storage like SSD and Hard Drives?

My knowledge of storage Hard Drives and SSD is getting out of date and I would like to know what tools are available to read more extensive SMART and other data from modern drives than just "SMART ...
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Which of shutdown / hibernate / sleep causes the least wear to an SSD drive?

Having an SSD for the only drive in my laptop I'm wondering which of shutdown / hibernate / sleep causes the least wear to it? Is there any serious test that would measure that? Suppose that the ...
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Weird ReadyBoost behavior [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop ReadyBoost from rebuilding cache after every restart on SD cards and flash drives? I have a small SSD and setup it to work with ReadyBoost (just to try :) ...
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MacOSX SSD potential performance issues (TRIM) with VM guest OSes

So, back in September of last year, I was pretty sure I was going to buy an SSD for my MacBook Pro (2009); here's my previous post. I decided to hold off and wait for Intel and OCZ to release their ...
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Why is copying a large amount of data (40+GB) so slow between local solid state drives?

I am copying 2 virtual machines from one SSD to another SSD using Windows 7 64bit. The data is about 40+GB. My virtual disks are not split; one is 30GB and the other 8GB. Windows started copying at ...
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New SSD: OS and VMware Workstation crash (stability SSD / Asus M4A78 Pro)

A machine is running Windows 7 x64 with several other systems running on VMware Workstation. I built the machine myself, using only quality parts and ran memtest86+ several times without error. ...
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Will an SSD help my machine's “snappiness”?

I have an IBM X31 (1.4Ghz, 1GB RAM, 320GB 5,400RPM HDD) running Windows 7. Would putting an SSD in it affect the "snappiness" of the machine? I'm not looking for raw power; I just want programs to ...
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Installing Windows on one drive but Program Files on another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the default program installation directory in Windows 7? I'm toying with the idea of getting a SSD to replace my main drive. However, due to the ...
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Operating System on SSD but can't access files on HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't delete files on Windows 7 (permission) Just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and added a SSD. The Windows 7 & Office is in the SSD. I can see the HDD ...
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Lightweight Linux on Hewlett-Packard 2133 Mini-Note - Recommendations?

I've got an HP 2133 Mini-Note with a small (40 GB) IBM SSD installed. I'd like to use the machine as a fast, ultra-portable bare-bones word processor, and I'm tired of the relative "heaviness" of Win7 ...
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Does Linux support TRIM for SSDs on LVM?

I am getting a SSD and need to know, does Linux support TRIM if I set up LVM on top of the SSD? I'm finding conflicting information. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel 2.6.35-28.
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Can I Instruct Windows 7 to Not Write a Single Bit of Data on Windows Partition?

I want to install windows 7 on a SSD or thumb drive and after that the windows should not write a single bit of data to that partition. For all the configuration and log files windows should choose ...
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How to copy most of a Linux filesystem onto a new drive?

I am getting a SSD and I'd like it to become my new Linux boot drive. However, it is smaller than my current hard drive's root Linux partition, so I'd like to copy over the filesystem and exclude some ...
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Why do we need Intel SSD Toolbox for TRIM?

Why does Intel SSD Toolbox need to schedule a TRIM on a daily or weekly basis if the underlying SSD supports the TRIM command? Shouldn't the drive TRIM in real-time without this tool? Is this tool ...
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Recycle Bin on SSD drive

How often should I empty the recycle bin on a SSD drive? Should I let it completely fill up the hard drive first? I am on windows 7 with TRIM enabled drive.
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How to preserve the lifetime of RAID'd SSDs

I was recently given two SSDs - OCZ SOLID SATA-II, 128 GB each. At present, they are in raid 0, giving me 256 GB storage and 252 MB/s read rate. I've been told that SSDs have a limited lifespan and ...
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What's the best fit SSD for the Acer Aspire 1420p laptop? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire 1420P notebook. I'm considering buying an SSD for it, but having trouble figuring out what types of SSD are supported by it. Specifically, I'm looking for two answers: What ...
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Is it possible to change Sony Vaio S13 harddisk to SSD?

I'm going to buy Sony Vaio S13, but I don't like slow harddisks, is it possible to buy for example Intel X25-M and change it to harddisk?
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How to prevent programs (e.g. Process Monitor) from killing my SSD in 2 weeks?

I just got my first SSD - Intel 320 Series 120GB yesterday. And I have SSDLife monitoring in the background. I have TRIM enabled. After I have installed all software, and did some basic testings. ...
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Does a SSD just fit into a notebook?

Does anybody know if I can upgrade my notebook hard drive to a SSD drive? Can I put an Intel 510 Series Elm Crest SSD into an ASUS X7BSV-TY074V notebook?
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Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem

So I built a new machine, set it all up, tested BIOS, everything's detected, nothing wrong so far. Boot up Win7 setup, click install now, and it asks me to put drivers in. Doesn't say what for. So I ...
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27" Apple Cinema Display Slows my Macbook

I have a late 2008 13 inch uni-body Apple Macbook 2G core two duo, 4GB of ram, with an Nvidia Geforce 9400M graphics card. I recently bough a 27 inch Apple Cinema display and when I plug in my Mac it ...
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New Computer, Windows XP Installation Not Seeing SSD HD (error 0x0000007b 0xf78d2524 0xc000034)

TLDR: Got a new computer and after failing at installing XP have come to the conclusion that system is not seeing my solid state hard drive [link to model below] So I unpack the new computer and ...
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OCZ Vertex 2 (SSD) vs Caviar Black (HDD)

I just bought a new pc with ASUS P8P67-M PRO motherboard with OCZ Vertex 2 60GB and Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache, both on AHCI. I tested them using CrystalDiskMark. The strange thing is that the HDD ...
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Upgrade my Lenovo's x200s to an SSD

I'm currently using a Lenovo x200s laptop, which I am very happy with. I have Linux installed, and I would like to upgrade the existing HD to use a solid state drive. I was wondering how I could ...
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Advantages of SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I get a Solid State Drive? What are the advantages of a SSD drive in my laptop if they have not that a great lifespan and are quite expensive in first place?