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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Intel SRT vs Superfetch

I'm about to retire my old computer, and replace it with a new Sandy Bridge build. I pretty much settled for a Z68 motherboard, but I couldn't decide if I will get solid-state drive (for use with ...
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Why does my disk ignore erase and write commands to some sectors?

I did an ATA secure erase on an SSD (with SystemRescueCD and hdparm). Some parts of the disk are reset to zero, but some parts are not. In particular, the MBR and the boot sector of a Windows Vista ...
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Why doesn't GRUB see my SSD partition?

I have a HP nc4400 laptop with an SSD drive in it. Sometimes when I reboot I get a There is no such partition. grub rescue > prompt. If I power cycle the laptop all is good and GRUB is able to ...
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How do I duplicate my Windows 7 boot SSD drive to another drive?

I have a 2009 first-generation 64 GB SSD drive (manufacturer: G.Skill) that acts as my boot disk for Windows 7. I've installed new applications and media on another hard drive, but the OS is on the ...
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How to fix Intel 320 Series SSD bug?

Intel 320 series MLC SSD is known to have a 'Bad Context 13x Error' bug http://communities.intel.com/thread/23610?tstart=0 Apparently the firmware to fix the bug will not be released before the end ...
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What adapter is needed to run a 1.8-inch notebook SSD in a desktop machine?

I'm looking to upgrade a Lenovo ThinkPad X300 with a new SSD drive, to double its storage capacity. I would like to take the old drive, which is a 1.8 inch SSD SATA drive, and use it in a desktop ...
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Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD

If a drive doesn't know about partitions and files systems why moving a file from one partition to another takes relatively long time, unlike the instantaneous move on the same partition? Is that file ...
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Can I activate Smart Response Technology after installing my operating system?

I've already been using my Z68 Sandy Bridge machine for a few months now. Can I now install a SSD and activate Smart Response Technology to speed up my I/O rates, or is this something that must be ...
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What to install on SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I install on each disk? SSD vs HDD I am contemplating getting an SSD for my desktop system. I will install Win7 on it, and am wondering if I should install ...
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Shadow Copy nightmares with Windows 7 + SSD

My backups act horrible. It will sit for 20 minutes, locking up the machine attempting to do a shadow copy. When I look at the event logs, it is loaded with the error: Volume Shadow Copy Service ...
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Macbook Pro: CD Drive to SSD Drive [closed]

I'm looking to replace my DVD drive on my Unibody MacBook Pro with an SSD drive. What specs should I look for in buying an SSD drive (128 gig) for using it to host a Windows 7 VM (VMWare Fusion)
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Does an SSD help to speed up a Pentium D PC?

I have an office Pentium D PC that i have to use for work, and it is .. very slow. The only "enhancement" i can to it is perhaps to install an SSD for use as its primary drive. May i know if this can ...
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“Acceleration” not available in Intel SRT menu

I have an Asus Z68 Motherboard on an existing system running Windows 7 x64. I now want to install an OCZ Agility 3 SSD to make use of the Intel Smart Response Technology. Apparently, it's not an easy ...
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Can an SSD drive be reused / reformatted after a failure?

Being new to SSD (I don't own/use one, yet), how severe can storage loss be on those drives? I heard that the entire drive can pretty much get lost instantly due to the technology it uses to store ...
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Is it safe to use an SSD for a game server?

I am running a game server on an Ubuntu 11.04 box. The game is Minecraft. The biggest (smallest?) bottleneck for my server is the read/write/access time of data on the hard disk. I feel a SSD could ...
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Does formatting a SSD shorten its lifespan?

I would like to perform a format on my SSD. I've read several files on shortening the SSD's lifespan, but never read anything about formatting. I was wondering whether formats on a SSD shorten its ...
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Convert SSD drive into more RAM

I remember I saw a utility on the internet that claimed to convert an SSD drive into more RAM. It even did that with a fast USB flash drive and the total RAM amount changed in the task manager since ...
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Installing different OS'es into SSD partitions

Beginning of this week I took delivery of a new 27" iMac (fitted with a 250GB Solid State Drive in addition to the 1TB Optical drive), which came with Snow Leopard installed. Unfortunately, instead of ...
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Should I install my operating system on my SSD or HDD?

I'm currently deciding whether to install my Operating System on my SSD (solid state drive) or HD (hard drive). Will I be having programs on the HDD and the OS on the SSD or vice verca? Which will ...
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Does downloading torrents to an AirDisk affect my internal SSD?

I gather that it's not recommended to download torrents using an SSD (due to the high number of write operations, the SSD will be worn out pretty fast). I've changed to an AirDisk connected through ...
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New SSD (Corsair) takes 1-2 minutes before it's found after first boot

My new SSD Corsair CSSD-F60 actually works - using it for boot and system disk (Windows 7 64-bit). But when first (cold-) booting the PC it's not properly found by BIOS and Intel ICH9R Controller. The ...
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32 to 64-bit with more RAM, or SSD? [closed]

I'm considering either going 64-bit Windows (Dell i7 laptop) or getting an SSD. I can only get one. Things I run a lot: SSMS Visual Studio Office 2010 Lots of programs simultaneously. What will ...
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My new Lenovo T410 has slowed to a crawl. How do I fix it?

I've been using Windows for over 18 years now and consider myself a power user. This laptop is about 6 months old) specs: 4 GB RAM and running Windows 7 enterprise with a 120 GB solid state drive. ...
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Moving Program Files directories onto different hard drives (Windows 7)

I've recently purchased a new SSD, on which I've installed Windows 7 (64-bit). I have already moved my 'Users' directory off the SSD, and onto a 1 TB HDD (which will be where the majority of my ...
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Intel ICH10R vs Marvell 9123 for desktop RAID 1 with SSDs

I have a desktop with an ASUS motherboard with 6 SATA ports. 4x3Gbps ICH10R ports 2x6Gbps Marvell 9123 ports I bought two 3Gbps Intel SSD drives to be used in a RAID 1 configuration (reliability ...
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HDD + SSD = hybrid storage. Pro and contra? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making SSD & HDD work together like a hybrid? Solutions like RocketHybrid 1220 or SilverStone HDDBOOST. They allow to combine HDD and SSD, so SSD stores only ...
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Next bottleneck after SSD's? [closed]

Very simple question; what would be the next logical bottleneck after hard drives? (SSDs have really kind of completely eliminated this bottleneck for the time being)
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How do I clean format an SSD when it is the only hard drive from which I can boot?

I have an SSD I want to wipe and reset (I'm giving it to my little brother). Most SSDs come with software that can do a secure erase, but they are unable to operate when you are booted from the drive ...
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Does OS X 10.7 support TRIM (SSD)?

With OS X 10.6 I had massive problems with an SSD – it became slower and slower with each day. At the end I replaced it with a classical hard disk and it was quite fast again. Now I want to ...
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SSD caching + HDD VS SSD alone for OS?

I got a new "Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3" motherboard which supports SSD caching. I also have an old OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD and a WD Caviar Black(1T) HDD. I am thinking of installing the OS to the HDD and ...
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Advice on installing a new SSD/Windows 7 Raid setup

I was wondering if I needed to do anything before setting up my new PC: I will have 2xSSD in RAID 0 (hopefully). Do I need to configure anything in the BIOS before setting up Windows 7 64-bit? It ...
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Which SATA operation mode for SATA III SSD in laptop?

Which is the best setting in BIOS for SATA operation mode for a laptop to connect SATA III based fast SSD drive, and why? ATA AHCI RAID On (Intel Rapid Storage) There will be no RAID set in system ...
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can Windows 7 clone the OS HDD to new SSD?

can Windows 7 clone the OS HDD to new SSD? i.e have a new SSD to introduce for the main OS in my windows 7 PC, and it is of a different size to my existing HDD...
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Can't Boot With SSD As Cache

I have an issue where I can't boot into Windows 7 using a Crucial M4 SSD as cache. I have two Caviar Blue's in a RAID1, and the SSD is set as the cache. The motherboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 B3. ...
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Is it worth to get a SATA-3 controller to max my SSD out?

I have an OCZ Agility 3 on a Gygabyte GA-P55-UD5 (it only has native SATA-2 support, not SATA-3). I have to admit performance is already interesting but should be half of total possibilities. I've ...
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Do Solid State Disks (SSDs) have a buffer cache?

All HDDs that I know have at least 8MB or more of buffer cache (I know that it is for increasing read and write performance on Disk Drivers). However, I'm just curious: Do SSDs have any buffer/cache ...
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Adding a SATA 6 Gbit/s PCI Express controller card?

If I add a SATA 6 Gbit/s PCI Express card to my motherboard, will I get similar speed to native SATA ports built into the motherboard? I ask because I have a SATA 6 Gbit/s SSD and my motherboard ...
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Restore a Windows image on a HDD that was created from an installation on a SSD

I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit running on my SSD (C:) and besides that I have a big HDD (D:) for my data files. I regularly make an image of C: (with driveImageXml) and a copy of the files on D: ...
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What is TRIM exactly?

From the Wikipedia page of TRIM I get the impression that TRIM was introduced to lower the writes to a SSD, but letter the file system taking case of which blocks are unused. If that is correct, does ...
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Dropbox-style file synchronization for subsets of file systems?

Can anyone recommend a method to export a subset of a file system and to synchronize changes to those files with the original file system? Suppose you have: a laptop with a small-capacity SSD ...
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How to TRIM/DISCARD a whole SSD partition on Linux?

My partition /dev/sda3 on an SSD drive doesn't contain any filesystem, but it contains garbage. How do I do a TRIM/DISCARD operation on the whole partition?
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Macbook Pro won't boot from DVD with SSD

Here's the timeline of events. Had a running MBP 17 Early 2011 Thunderbolt with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 115GB drive. Installed Windows 7 via bootcamp. I have done this multiple times before and ...
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Crackling/Popping audio, high DPC Latency from Intel Rapid Storage Technology -drivers

I'm sorry if this landed on the wrong stack, I'm not entirely sure if this or serverfault would be more suitable. I have a very strange problem, when I install any iRST driver newest or older ones my ...
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Corsair Force SSD in Windows XP HDD-Erase quarterly necessary?

I upgraded to a a Corsair Force SSD. Sadly I have to use Windows XP on the work-partition (will be replaced with Windows 7 within 1 year sigh). Now I read that I should create an image of the whole ...
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WinXP: Is NTFS appropriate for SSDs?

I've just bought an SSD (SLC 32GB PATA) for my old laptop and now I have to decide which file system to use for each partition. I'm goint to need two partitions: one for the OS installation and the ...
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Copying Windows 7 to a new SSD drive?

I've upgraded my hard drive to a SSD (Solid State Drive) - whats the easiest way to copy my previous version of Windows 7 to the new SSD?
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Relocate the hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7? I'm getting an SSD soon and to spare some wear I thought it'd be a good idea to keep the hiberfil.sys on the ...
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Developing .NET on a 2011 MacBook Pro via Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine

I can't seem to find a duplicate question, so please excuse (and redirect) me if this question has already been asked. I just recently got a 2011 MBP. I am a .NET developer, and as such, am totally ...
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Windows 7 startup MUCH slower after reinstall (on an SSD)

I installed Windows 7 Prof 64 bits OEM (Spanish) on my new machine. As I wanted my Windows to be in English, the web shop where I bought the DVD recomended me to download an ISO file with the same ...
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Windows 7 SSD unexpected behavior / frequent write activity

My PC had an auxiliary issue which caused the hard drive light to stay on. While investigating this (seems to be related to a HDD which likes to drop off the bus at random times) I noticed my SSD ...